Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 35 59
Rank change year-on-year -32 +24 -2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 67 89 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.91% 5.29% 2.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.55% 28.43% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 61 22
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £300 £308 £285
90th Percentile £551 £538 £537
South East median daily rate £408 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +1.88% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £16.68
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -27.27% +14.29%

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 326 313 443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 14.16% 18.61% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 200 160
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £420 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +1.88% +21.21%
10th Percentile £162 £256 £250
90th Percentile £550 £550 £549
South East median daily rate £396 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +0.25% +5.40% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 18
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +5.43% +34.38%
10th Percentile £13.08 £12.85 £12.87
90th Percentile £56.63 £40.60 £25.63
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £23.09 £32.50
% change year-on-year -24.75% -28.95% +62.50%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -37 53 £456 +14.06% 17
Aylesbury -7 2 £438 +45.83%
High Wycombe -10 2 £350 -26.32% 2
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 30 (44.78%) Linux
2 29 (43.28%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (34.33%) DevOps
5 21 (31.34%) Git (software)
5 21 (31.34%) Selenium
5 21 (31.34%) IBM
5 21 (31.34%) Red Hat
6 20 (29.85%) JIRA
6 20 (29.85%) Load Balancing
7 19 (28.36%) PostgreSQL
7 19 (28.36%) OpenStack
8 18 (26.87%) IaaS
8 18 (26.87%) Jenkins
8 18 (26.87%) NuoDB
8 18 (26.87%) MongoDB
8 18 (26.87%) RabbitMQ
8 18 (26.87%) Redis
8 18 (26.87%) OpenShift
8 18 (26.87%) PaaS
8 18 (26.87%) Confluence
8 18 (26.87%) Cisco
9 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
10 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (16.42%) Banking
11 11 (16.42%) Finance
11 11 (16.42%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (14.93%) Windows
12 10 (14.93%) Blue Coat
13 9 (13.43%) VMware

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 19 (28.36%) OpenStack
2 18 (26.87%) Confluence
3 8 (11.94%) MS Exchange
4 7 (10.45%) WebSphere
5 5 (7.46%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (5.97%) Apache
6 4 (5.97%) IIS
7 1 (1.49%) CMS
7 1 (1.49%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 29 (43.28%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (26.87%) IaaS
2 18 (26.87%) OpenShift
2 18 (26.87%) PaaS
3 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (11.94%) Office 365
5 2 (2.99%) BrowserStack
5 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.43%) Network Security
2 8 (11.94%) SAN
3 7 (10.45%) LAN
4 6 (8.96%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (8.96%) WAN
5 5 (7.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (7.46%) MPLS
6 4 (5.97%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (5.97%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.97%) VPN
7 3 (4.48%) BGP
7 3 (4.48%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (4.48%) DNS
7 3 (4.48%) HTTP
7 3 (4.48%) Internet
7 3 (4.48%) IP Telephony
7 3 (4.48%) OSPF
7 3 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (4.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (28.36%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (26.87%) MongoDB
2 18 (26.87%) NuoDB
2 18 (26.87%) Redis
3 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (4.48%) Big Data
5 3 (4.48%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 21 (31.34%) Git (software)
1 21 (31.34%) Selenium
2 20 (29.85%) JIRA
3 18 (26.87%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.48%) LoadRunner
4 3 (4.48%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.99%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.49%) MSI
6 1 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (16.42%) Banking
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) International Banking
3 3 (4.48%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.48%) Legal
3 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.99%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.49%) Back Office
5 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (19.40%) Architect
1 13 (19.40%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (10.45%) Delivery Manager
2 7 (10.45%) Network Engineer
2 7 (10.45%) Technical Architect
3 6 (8.96%) Security Architect
4 5 (7.46%) Analyst
4 5 (7.46%) DevOps Manager
4 5 (7.46%) WebSphere Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 3 (4.48%) Consultant
5 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 3 (4.48%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Security Consultant
5 3 (4.48%) Security Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.87%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (5.97%) .NET
3 3 (4.48%) SOAP
3 3 (4.48%) WAP
4 1 (1.49%) CSS
4 1 (1.49%) HTML
4 1 (1.49%) Java EE
4 1 (1.49%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.49%) Middleware
4 1 (1.49%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.46%) AS400
2 5 (7.46%) Clustering
3 4 (5.97%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.49%) CMDB
5 1 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.49%) Fintech
5 1 (1.49%) RIA
5 1 (1.49%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 30 (44.78%) Linux
2 10 (14.93%) Windows
3 6 (8.96%) Windows Server
4 5 (7.46%) Solaris
5 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.97%) Windows Vista
6 3 (4.48%) Unix
7 2 (2.99%) AIX
7 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.49%) Android
8 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (34.33%) DevOps
3 20 (29.85%) Load Balancing
4 11 (16.42%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (13.43%) ITIL
6 7 (10.45%) Information Security
6 7 (10.45%) PRINCE2
6 7 (10.45%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (8.96%) Process Improvement
7 6 (8.96%) Release Management
8 5 (7.46%) ITIL V3
8 5 (7.46%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (7.46%) TOGAF
9 4 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (5.97%) High Availability
9 4 (5.97%) Network Design
9 4 (5.97%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (5.97%) Security Testing
9 4 (5.97%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.97%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.96%) Bash Shell
1 6 (8.96%) Shell Script
1 6 (8.96%) SQL
2 5 (7.46%) Java
3 4 (5.97%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.48%) VB
5 1 (1.49%) C#
5 1 (1.49%) Python
5 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (11.94%) SC Cleared
1 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (8.96%) CCNA
4 5 (7.46%) MCSE
5 4 (5.97%) CCSP
5 4 (5.97%) MCITP
5 4 (5.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (4.48%) CISSP
6 3 (4.48%) CLAS
6 3 (4.48%) GIAC
6 3 (4.48%) SANS
7 2 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.99%) CCIE
7 2 (2.99%) CCNP
7 2 (2.99%) CCSA
7 2 (2.99%) CCSE
7 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) SLA
2 3 (4.48%) ISO 9001
2 3 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (2.99%) QA
3 2 (2.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.49%) AS 2805
4 1 (1.49%) ISO 8583
4 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (11.94%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.46%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (5.97%) XenApp
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.49%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) SCCM
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (5.97%) SCOM
4 2 (2.99%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 2 (2.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.49%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.49%) Ansible
5 1 (1.49%) Control-M
5 1 (1.49%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.49%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.49%) MOM
5 1 (1.49%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 21 (31.34%) IBM
1 21 (31.34%) Red Hat
2 18 (26.87%) Cisco
3 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
4 10 (14.93%) Blue Coat
5 9 (13.43%) Citrix
5 9 (13.43%) HP
5 9 (13.43%) VMware
6 8 (11.94%) CheckPoint
6 8 (11.94%) F5
7 6 (8.96%) Brocade
7 6 (8.96%) SAP
8 5 (7.46%) Fortinet
8 5 (7.46%) NetApp
8 5 (7.46%) Sourcefire
9 4 (5.97%) Qualys
10 3 (4.48%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (4.48%) Juniper
10 3 (4.48%) Splunk
10 3 (4.48%) Tufin