Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 33 52
Rank change year-on-year -39 +19 +23
Contract jobs citing Firewall 69 93 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.92% 5.28% 3.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.40% 30.10% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 58 45
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £419 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.94% +12.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £308 £271 £293
90th Percentile £541 £538 £535
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £16.68
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year +15.38% +49.43% +14.47%

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 308 309 500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.02% 17.53% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 170 196
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +21.21%
10th Percentile £160 £255 £253
90th Percentile £536 £539 £538
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 18
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -6.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £17.50 £9.00 £10.35
90th Percentile £54.75 £38.75 £27.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.37% +13.33% +25.00%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -32 49 £425 -10.53% 7
High Wycombe -9 6 £488 +2.63% 4
Aylesbury +4 2 £438 +45.83% 1
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 24 (34.78%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (28.99%) DevOps
3 19 (27.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (27.54%) Cisco
4 17 (24.64%) Finance
4 17 (24.64%) OpenStack
5 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
6 14 (20.29%) HP
6 14 (20.29%) Linux
7 13 (18.84%) MS Exchange
7 13 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (17.39%) Blue Coat
8 12 (17.39%) CheckPoint
9 11 (15.94%) Red Hat
9 11 (15.94%) Configuration Management
9 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
9 11 (15.94%) SAN
9 11 (15.94%) DHCP
9 11 (15.94%) DNS
9 11 (15.94%) Office 365
9 11 (15.94%) Ansible
10 10 (14.49%) VMware
10 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
10 10 (14.49%) Selenium
11 9 (13.04%) JIRA
11 9 (13.04%) SCCM
11 9 (13.04%) Network Security
11 9 (13.04%) Windows
12 8 (11.59%) IBM
12 8 (11.59%) PostgreSQL

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 (24.64%) OpenStack
2 13 (18.84%) MS Exchange
3 7 (10.14%) Confluence
4 6 (8.70%) WebSphere
5 5 (7.25%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (5.80%) Apache
6 4 (5.80%) IIS
7 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
7 3 (4.35%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.45%) CMS
8 1 (1.45%) EPiServer
8 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Maximo
1 1 (1.45%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 24 (34.78%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (27.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (15.94%) Office 365
4 7 (10.14%) IaaS
4 7 (10.14%) OpenShift
4 7 (10.14%) PaaS
5 2 (2.90%) BrowserStack
5 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.90%) OneDrive
5 2 (2.90%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.94%) DHCP
1 11 (15.94%) DNS
1 11 (15.94%) SAN
2 9 (13.04%) Network Security
3 7 (10.14%) LAN
3 7 (10.14%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.25%) BGP
4 5 (7.25%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (5.80%) OSPF
5 4 (5.80%) VPN
5 4 (5.80%) WAN
6 3 (4.35%) HTTP
6 3 (4.35%) MPLS
6 3 (4.35%) NAS
6 3 (4.35%) Skype
6 3 (4.35%) VLAN
6 3 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.90%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (2.90%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (10.14%) MongoDB
2 7 (10.14%) NuoDB
2 7 (10.14%) Redis
3 6 (8.70%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.90%) Big Data
5 2 (2.90%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
1 10 (14.49%) Selenium
2 9 (13.04%) JIRA
3 7 (10.14%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.35%) LoadRunner
4 3 (4.35%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.90%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.45%) MSI
6 1 (1.45%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (24.64%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Spanish Language
3 6 (8.70%) Banking
3 6 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.35%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.35%) Legal
5 1 (1.45%) Electronics
5 1 (1.45%) International Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (20.29%) Architect
2 7 (10.14%) Infrastructure Architect
2 7 (10.14%) Technical Architect
3 6 (8.70%) Analyst
3 6 (8.70%) Developer
3 6 (8.70%) Network Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Consultant
4 5 (7.25%) Delivery Manager
4 5 (7.25%) Firewall Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 5 (7.25%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (5.80%) AWS Developer
5 4 (5.80%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Office 365 Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Security Architect
5 4 (5.80%) Security Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) WebSphere Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.14%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (5.80%) .NET
3 3 (4.35%) SOAP
4 1 (1.45%) CSS
4 1 (1.45%) HTML
4 1 (1.45%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.45%) Middleware
4 1 (1.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) AS400
2 4 (5.80%) Clustering
3 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.45%) CMDB
4 1 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.45%) Fintech
4 1 (1.45%) RIA
4 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.29%) Linux
2 9 (13.04%) Windows
3 6 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.35%) Solaris
4 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.35%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.45%) Android
6 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.99%) DevOps
2 13 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (15.94%) Configuration Management
4 8 (11.59%) Load Balancing
4 8 (11.59%) Network Design
5 6 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (7.25%) ITIL
6 5 (7.25%) PRINCE2
6 5 (7.25%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (7.25%) TOGAF
7 4 (5.80%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (5.80%) Information Security
7 4 (5.80%) ITIL V3
7 4 (5.80%) Patch Management
7 4 (5.80%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (5.80%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (5.80%) Security Patching
7 4 (5.80%) Security Testing
7 4 (5.80%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.70%) Bash Shell
2 5 (7.25%) Shell Script
2 5 (7.25%) SQL
3 4 (5.80%) Java
3 4 (5.80%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.35%) VB
5 1 (1.45%) C
5 1 (1.45%) C#
5 1 (1.45%) Python
5 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.25%) CISSP
2 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.80%) CCNA
4 3 (4.35%) CCNP
4 3 (4.35%) CCSA
4 3 (4.35%) CCSE
4 3 (4.35%) CLAS
4 3 (4.35%) GIAC
4 3 (4.35%) MCITP
4 3 (4.35%) MCSE
4 3 (4.35%) SANS
5 2 (2.90%) CCIE
5 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.90%) GCIA
5 2 (2.90%) GCIH
5 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 3 (4.35%) QA
1 3 (4.35%) SLA
2 2 (2.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.45%) AS 2805
3 1 (1.45%) ISO 8583
3 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (7.25%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.80%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.45%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.45%) XenApp
6 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) Ansible
2 9 (13.04%) SCCM
3 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (5.80%) SCOM
4 3 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.45%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.45%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.45%) MOM
5 1 (1.45%) OVSD
5 1 (1.45%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 19 (27.54%) Cisco
2 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
3 14 (20.29%) HP
4 12 (17.39%) Blue Coat
4 12 (17.39%) CheckPoint
5 11 (15.94%) Red Hat
6 10 (14.49%) VMware
7 8 (11.59%) IBM
8 7 (10.14%) SAP
9 6 (8.70%) NetApp
10 5 (7.25%) F5
10 5 (7.25%) Juniper
11 4 (5.80%) Citrix
12 3 (4.35%) McAfee
12 3 (4.35%) StorageTek
12 3 (4.35%) Sun
13 2 (2.90%) Brocade
13 2 (2.90%) Intel
13 2 (2.90%) Sourcefire
13 2 (2.90%) Symantec