Period
to 22 October 2020

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 22 October 2020 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 26 41 40
Rank change year-on-year +15 -1 +24
Contract jobs citing Firewall 19 58 90
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.92% 4.13% 4.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 39.58% 34.52% 38.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 37 49
Median daily rate £488 £473 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +10.39% +0.82%
10th Percentile £210 £308 £315
90th Percentile £550 £550 £473
South East median daily rate £435 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +5.45% -2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £53.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.00% -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £77.50 £22.88
% change year-on-year -54.84% +238.80% -39.00%

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 48 168 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.44% 11.95% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 86 121
Median daily rate £432 £450 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.98% +18.42% -5.00%
10th Percentile £250 £163 £300
90th Percentile £550 £550 £475
South East median daily rate £428 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 7
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.94% -10.53%
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -12.50% +68.42% +31.94%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Buckinghamshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Buckinghamshire.

Daily rate trend for Firewall in Buckinghamshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Firewall in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Firewall in Buckinghamshire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Buckinghamshire.

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 22 October 2020. 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 +2 16 £498 +4.74% 2
High Wycombe - 2 £188 -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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 10 (52.63%) Windows
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco
2 8 (42.11%) VPN
2 8 (42.11%) DNS
2 8 (42.11%) Migration
3 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) Azure
4 6 (31.58%) VMware
4 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
4 6 (31.58%) Windows 10
5 5 (26.32%) DHCP
5 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
5 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
5 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
6 4 (21.05%) PaaS
6 4 (21.05%) Fortinet
6 4 (21.05%) Splunk
6 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (21.05%) IaaS
6 4 (21.05%) Public Cloud
6 4 (21.05%) WAN
6 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
6 4 (21.05%) Linux
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle
6 4 (21.05%) Citrix
6 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
6 4 (21.05%) Palo Alto
6 4 (21.05%) Patch Management
6 4 (21.05%) Virtual Machines

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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Azure
2 4 (21.05%) IaaS
2 4 (21.05%) PaaS
3 3 (15.79%) AWS
3 3 (15.79%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (15.79%) Office 365
4 2 (10.53%) OneDrive
5 1 (5.26%) Power Platform
5 1 (5.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) DNS
1 8 (42.11%) VPN
2 5 (26.32%) DHCP
3 4 (21.05%) WAN
4 3 (15.79%) SAN
5 2 (10.53%) IP Telephony
5 2 (10.53%) VLAN
5 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (5.26%) BGP
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (5.26%) Internet
6 1 (5.26%) Intranet
6 1 (5.26%) LAN
6 1 (5.26%) NetScreen
6 1 (5.26%) Network Security
6 1 (5.26%) OSPF
6 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.26%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (21.05%) Public Sector
2 2 (10.53%) Local Government
3 1 (5.26%) Automotive
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Publishing
3 1 (5.26%) Spanish Language
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) AWS Architect
3 2 (10.53%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Network Communications Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Security Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Security Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Security Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (5.26%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Public Cloud
2 3 (15.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (10.53%) Driving Licence
3 2 (10.53%) iPhone
3 2 (10.53%) NHS
4 1 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Tandem
4 1 (5.26%) User Experience
4 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows 10
3 4 (21.05%) Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) Patch Management
2 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (15.79%) Service Management
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) High Availability
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Automation
4 2 (10.53%) Network Design
4 2 (10.53%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Storage Virtualisation
5 1 (5.26%) Business Transformation
5 1 (5.26%) IT Strategy
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (5.26%) Release Management
5 1 (5.26%) Security Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) CISSP
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (21.05%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (10.53%) VMware NSX
4 2 (10.53%) vSphere
5 1 (5.26%) ProxySG
5 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Ansible
1 3 (15.79%) Nessus
1 3 (15.79%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (10.53%) vRealize
2 2 (10.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) VMware
4 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
4 4 (21.05%) Citrix
4 4 (21.05%) Fortinet
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle
4 4 (21.05%) Palo Alto
4 4 (21.05%) Splunk
5 3 (15.79%) Blue Coat
6 2 (10.53%) Meraki
6 2 (10.53%) NetApp
6 2 (10.53%) Rackspace
6 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
6 2 (10.53%) Varonis
7 1 (5.26%) Capita
7 1 (5.26%) HP
7 1 (5.26%) Infoblox
7 1 (5.26%) Juniper
7 1 (5.26%) Remedy