Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 64 38
Rank change year-on-year +26 -26 +12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 85 70 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.75% 3.12% 4.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.95% 25.55% 29.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 43 52
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £429 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.82% -2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £278
90th Percentile £474 £538 £533
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £53.33 - -
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £37.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year -39.33% +14.50% +53.22%

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 224 274 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.52% 12.22% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 131 151
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +3.91%
10th Percentile £300 £144 £248
90th Percentile £475 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 16
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +26.67% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.41 £15.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £38.34 £40.20 £19.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year +38.89% -25.70% +10.11%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 79 £438 +2.94% 13
High Wycombe -6 4 £213 -56.41% 2
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 38 (44.71%) Windows
2 36 (42.35%) Cisco
3 34 (40.00%) LAN
4 32 (37.65%) WAN
4 32 (37.65%) Microsoft
4 32 (37.65%) Active Directory
5 31 (36.47%) VMware
6 29 (34.12%) Security Cleared
6 29 (34.12%) Office 365
6 29 (34.12%) Windows Server
7 28 (32.94%) TCP/IP
8 23 (27.06%) F5
9 22 (25.88%) ITIL
10 20 (23.53%) Juniper
10 20 (23.53%) SAN
11 19 (22.35%) NetApp
11 19 (22.35%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (21.18%) DV Cleared
12 18 (21.18%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (21.18%) SC Cleared
12 18 (21.18%) Linux
13 17 (20.00%) MS Exchange
13 17 (20.00%) McAfee
13 17 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
13 17 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 16 (18.82%) Cisco Certification
14 16 (18.82%) CCNP
15 15 (17.65%) BGP
16 14 (16.47%) ITIL V3
16 14 (16.47%) Load Balancing

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 17 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.59%) Confluence
3 8 (9.41%) OpenStack
3 8 (9.41%) Skype for Business
4 7 (8.24%) IIS
5 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.18%) Apache
7 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.18%) nginx
7 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 29 (34.12%) Office 365
2 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (11.76%) IaaS
4 8 (9.41%) OpenShift
4 8 (9.41%) PaaS
5 7 (8.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (8.24%) OneDrive
6 3 (3.53%) Akamai
7 1 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.18%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 34 (40.00%) LAN
2 32 (37.65%) WAN
3 28 (32.94%) TCP/IP
4 20 (23.53%) SAN
5 18 (21.18%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
7 15 (17.65%) BGP
8 13 (15.29%) NAS
9 12 (14.12%) BIG-IP
9 12 (14.12%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (14.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 11 (12.94%) IPsec
11 9 (10.59%) SSL
12 8 (9.41%) DNS
12 8 (9.41%) Internet
12 8 (9.41%) Network Security
12 8 (9.41%) Skype
12 8 (9.41%) VPN
12 8 (9.41%) Wireless
13 7 (8.24%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.76%) MongoDB
1 10 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (10.59%) NuoDB
2 9 (10.59%) Redis
3 7 (8.24%) Power BI
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 10 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 9 (10.59%) JIRA
2 9 (10.59%) Selenium
3 1 (1.18%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.18%) MSI
3 1 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (15.29%) Law
2 7 (8.24%) Finance
3 4 (4.71%) Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Advertising
4 1 (1.18%) Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 17 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (17.65%) Project Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) Support Engineer
5 8 (9.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Architect
7 6 (7.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Network Support
7 6 (7.06%) Network Support Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.88%) Technical Architect
9 4 (4.71%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 4 (4.71%) Network Security Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Network Specialist
9 4 (4.71%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.71%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.59%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (8.24%) CSS
3 2 (2.35%) .NET
3 2 (2.35%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.35%) Node.js
3 2 (2.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.18%) EJB
4 1 (1.18%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.18%) Middleware
4 1 (1.18%) SAML
4 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.29%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.24%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.53%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.53%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.35%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.18%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.18%) FMCG
6 1 (1.18%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.18%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.18%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 38 (44.71%) Windows
2 29 (34.12%) Windows Server
3 18 (21.18%) Linux
4 7 (8.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.06%) Unix
6 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.53%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.35%) Solaris
9 2 (2.35%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.18%) AIX
10 1 (1.18%) CentOS
10 1 (1.18%) Check Point GAiA
10 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.88%) ITIL
2 17 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (16.47%) ITIL V3
3 14 (16.47%) Load Balancing
4 11 (12.94%) DevOps
4 11 (12.94%) Virtual Environments
5 10 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (11.76%) Change Management
6 9 (10.59%) Migration
7 8 (9.41%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (9.41%) Service Management
8 7 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (8.24%) ITSM
8 7 (8.24%) Network Management
9 6 (7.06%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (7.06%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (5.88%) E-Commerce
11 4 (4.71%) Network Virtualisation
11 4 (4.71%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.47%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.53%) C
2 3 (3.53%) VBScript
3 2 (2.35%) Java
3 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.35%) SQL
4 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.18%) Perl
4 1 (1.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (34.12%) Security Cleared
2 18 (21.18%) DV Cleared
2 18 (21.18%) SC Cleared
3 16 (18.82%) CCNP
3 16 (18.82%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (12.94%) CCNA
5 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.71%) CCIP
6 4 (4.71%) MCSA
7 2 (2.35%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.18%) CCIE
8 1 (1.18%) CCSE
8 1 (1.18%) CEH
8 1 (1.18%) CISSP
8 1 (1.18%) GCIH
8 1 (1.18%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) Government Security Classifications
2 4 (4.71%) SLA
3 3 (3.53%) QA
4 1 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (37.65%) Active Directory
2 19 (22.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (15.29%) vSphere
4 7 (8.24%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.71%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.35%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (2.35%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.35%) ProxySG
6 2 (2.35%) UAG
7 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.18%) XenApp
7 1 (1.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (15.29%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (8.24%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.35%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.35%) SCCM
3 2 (2.35%) SCOM
4 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.18%) EdgeSight
4 1 (1.18%) Kibana
4 1 (1.18%) logstash
4 1 (1.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (42.35%) Cisco
2 32 (37.65%) Microsoft
3 31 (36.47%) VMware
4 23 (27.06%) F5
5 20 (23.53%) Juniper
6 19 (22.35%) NetApp
7 17 (20.00%) McAfee
8 13 (15.29%) Red Hat
8 13 (15.29%) Sony
9 12 (14.12%) Blue Coat
10 11 (12.94%) Citrix
10 11 (12.94%) Palo Alto
11 9 (10.59%) IBM
12 8 (9.41%) CheckPoint
13 7 (8.24%) Aruba
13 7 (8.24%) HP
14 3 (3.53%) EMC
15 2 (2.35%) Forcepoint
15 2 (2.35%) Oracle
15 2 (2.35%) Remedy