Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firewall
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 78 32
Rank change year-on-year +32 -46 +18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 74 62 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.40% 2.63% 5.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.94% 21.53% 30.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 29 56
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £436 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.06% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £334 £302 £269
90th Percentile £494 £552 £538
South East median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.38% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £24.91 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.71% +12.50% -6.43%

Firewall is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 218 288 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.95% 12.20% 16.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 140 164
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £278 £158 £263
90th Percentile £500 £523 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 11
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +30.00% -7.69%
10th Percentile £14.61 £17.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £27.24 £56.63 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £22.63 £16.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +35.07% -33.00% +5.26%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Buckinghamshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Buckinghamshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Buckinghamshire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Buckinghamshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +35 70 £446 +5.00% 7
High Wycombe 0 3 £213 -39.29% 5
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 40 (54.05%) Windows
2 38 (51.35%) Microsoft
2 38 (51.35%) Active Directory
3 32 (43.24%) VMware
3 32 (43.24%) Office 365
4 31 (41.89%) Windows Server
5 28 (37.84%) WAN
6 27 (36.49%) TCP/IP
7 26 (35.14%) LAN
8 25 (33.78%) Security Cleared
9 24 (32.43%) Cisco
10 21 (28.38%) SC Cleared
11 20 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (27.03%) MS Exchange
11 20 (27.03%) ITIL
12 19 (25.68%) SAN
12 19 (25.68%) NetApp
13 18 (24.32%) PowerShell
13 18 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 16 (21.62%) McAfee
15 15 (20.27%) Linux
15 15 (20.27%) McAfee ePO
16 14 (18.92%) vSphere
16 14 (18.92%) NAS
16 14 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
16 14 (18.92%) F5
16 14 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (18.92%) CCNP
16 14 (18.92%) Sony
16 14 (18.92%) Law

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (27.03%) MS Exchange
2 12 (16.22%) Skype for Business
3 10 (13.51%) Confluence
4 9 (12.16%) OpenStack
5 7 (9.46%) IIS
6 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.35%) Apache
8 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 32 (43.24%) Office 365
2 14 (18.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (16.22%) IaaS
4 11 (14.86%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (14.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (14.86%) OneDrive
5 9 (12.16%) OpenShift
5 9 (12.16%) PaaS
6 3 (4.05%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 28 (37.84%) WAN
2 27 (36.49%) TCP/IP
3 26 (35.14%) LAN
4 19 (25.68%) SAN
5 14 (18.92%) NAS
6 12 (16.22%) Skype
7 11 (14.86%) BGP
7 11 (14.86%) BIG-IP
7 11 (14.86%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (14.86%) Cisco ISE
7 11 (14.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 11 (14.86%) IPsec
8 8 (10.81%) Internet
9 7 (9.46%) SSL
9 7 (9.46%) Telepresence
10 5 (6.76%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (6.76%) Network Security
10 5 (6.76%) Wireless
11 4 (5.41%) ICMP
11 4 (5.41%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.86%) PostgreSQL
1 11 (14.86%) Power BI
2 10 (13.51%) MongoDB
2 10 (13.51%) NuoDB
2 10 (13.51%) Redis
3 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (13.51%) Git (software)
1 10 (13.51%) Jenkins
1 10 (13.51%) JIRA
1 10 (13.51%) Selenium
2 1 (1.35%) MSI
2 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (18.92%) Law
2 5 (6.76%) Finance
3 3 (4.05%) Publishing
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (21.62%) Project Engineer
3 9 (12.16%) Network Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Analyst
5 6 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Network Support
5 6 (8.11%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Office 365 Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.76%) Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.41%) Network Specialist
7 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 3 (4.05%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (4.05%) Office 365 Specialist
8 3 (4.05%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.51%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (9.46%) CSS
3 2 (2.70%) .NET
3 2 (2.70%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.70%) Node.js
3 2 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.35%) COM
4 1 (1.35%) EJB
4 1 (1.35%) Middleware
4 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Mobile App
2 10 (13.51%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.05%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.35%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 40 (54.05%) Windows
2 31 (41.89%) Windows Server
3 15 (20.27%) Linux
4 6 (8.11%) Windows 10
4 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.05%) Unix
7 2 (2.70%) Solaris
8 1 (1.35%) AIX
8 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.03%) ITIL
2 18 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 12 (16.22%) ITIL V3
4 11 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (14.86%) DevOps
4 11 (14.86%) Migration
4 11 (14.86%) Virtual Environments
5 10 (13.51%) Change Management
5 10 (13.51%) Load Balancing
6 9 (12.16%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (9.46%) Network Management
7 7 (9.46%) Service Management
8 6 (8.11%) ITSM
8 6 (8.11%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (6.76%) E-Commerce
9 5 (6.76%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (6.76%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (5.41%) Network Virtualisation
11 3 (4.05%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.32%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.41%) SQL
3 3 (4.05%) C
3 3 (4.05%) VBScript
4 2 (2.70%) Java
4 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.35%) Perl
5 1 (1.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (33.78%) Security Cleared
2 21 (28.38%) SC Cleared
3 14 (18.92%) CCNP
3 14 (18.92%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (17.57%) DV Cleared
5 11 (14.86%) CCNA
6 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (5.41%) CCIP
8 3 (4.05%) MCSA
9 2 (2.70%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.35%) CEH
10 1 (1.35%) GCIH
10 1 (1.35%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) Government Security Classifications
2 4 (5.41%) SLA
3 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.70%) QA
4 1 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 38 (51.35%) Active Directory
2 20 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (18.92%) vSphere
4 5 (6.76%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.41%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.70%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (2.70%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.70%) UAG
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.35%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.35%) XenApp
7 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (20.27%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (9.46%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (6.76%) SCCM
4 2 (2.70%) SCOM
5 1 (1.35%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 38 (51.35%) Microsoft
2 32 (43.24%) VMware
3 24 (32.43%) Cisco
4 19 (25.68%) NetApp
5 16 (21.62%) McAfee
6 14 (18.92%) F5
6 14 (18.92%) Sony
7 13 (17.57%) Red Hat
8 12 (16.22%) Juniper
8 12 (16.22%) Palo Alto
9 11 (14.86%) Citrix
10 10 (13.51%) Blue Coat
10 10 (13.51%) IBM
11 7 (9.46%) Aruba
12 5 (6.76%) CheckPoint
13 2 (2.70%) 3PAR
13 2 (2.70%) EMC
13 2 (2.70%) HP
13 2 (2.70%) Oracle
13 2 (2.70%) Remedy