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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 39 43
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 52 39 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 5.11% 4.05% 4.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.23% 23.64% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 19 22
Median daily rate £400 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £242 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £528 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £32.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.52% +45.55%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 191 165 198
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 18.78% 17.13% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 198 141
Median daily rate £400 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £214 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 53
Median hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.50% -53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £9.00 £19.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £19.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +1 40 £400 -11.11% 5
High Wycombe - 5 £488 - 3
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 55 (59.14%) Cisco
2 46 (49.46%) Security Cleared
3 38 (40.86%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (38.71%) CCNP
5 35 (37.63%) SC Cleared
6 31 (33.33%) Windows
6 31 (33.33%) WAN
7 30 (32.26%) LAN
8 29 (31.18%) Cisco ASA
9 27 (29.03%) ITIL
9 27 (29.03%) Juniper
10 25 (26.88%) F5
11 21 (22.58%) HP
12 20 (21.51%) VMware
12 20 (21.51%) DV Cleared
12 20 (21.51%) Data Centre
13 19 (20.43%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (20.43%) Blue Coat
13 19 (20.43%) TCP/IP
13 19 (20.43%) DNS
14 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
14 16 (17.20%) Citrix
14 16 (17.20%) Active Directory
14 16 (17.20%) CheckPoint
14 16 (17.20%) DevOps
15 15 (16.13%) Windows Server
15 15 (16.13%) SAN
15 15 (16.13%) DHCP
15 15 (16.13%) MS Exchange
16 14 (15.05%) Wireless

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 15 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 12 (12.90%) IIS
3 7 (7.53%) OpenStack
4 4 (4.30%) Apache
4 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.30%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.30%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.08%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (11.83%) Office 365
4 2 (2.15%) OneDrive
4 2 (2.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (33.33%) WAN
2 30 (32.26%) LAN
3 29 (31.18%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (20.43%) DNS
4 19 (20.43%) TCP/IP
5 15 (16.13%) DHCP
5 15 (16.13%) SAN
6 14 (15.05%) Wireless
7 12 (12.90%) BGP
7 12 (12.90%) VPN
8 11 (11.83%) Network Security
9 10 (10.75%) Internet
10 9 (9.68%) ICMP
11 7 (7.53%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (7.53%) TACACS
12 5 (5.38%) NAS
13 4 (4.30%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (4.30%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (4.30%) MPLS
13 4 (4.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (3.23%) Big Data
3 3 (3.23%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.08%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.08%) MSI
General
1 11 (11.83%) Finance
2 7 (7.53%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.38%) Spanish Language
4 3 (3.23%) Electronics
4 3 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.23%) Marketing
5 2 (2.15%) Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (24.73%) Analyst
2 21 (22.58%) Network Engineer
3 20 (21.51%) Architect
4 9 (9.68%) Network Architect
4 9 (9.68%) Security Analyst
4 9 (9.68%) Technical Architect
5 8 (8.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (8.60%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (8.60%) Network Analyst
6 7 (7.53%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 7 (7.53%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 6 (6.45%) Firewall Engineer
7 6 (6.45%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 6 (6.45%) SOC Analyst
7 6 (6.45%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (5.38%) Consultant
8 5 (5.38%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) Developer
8 5 (5.38%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.38%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.23%) .NET
1 3 (3.23%) Middleware
2 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.08%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.51%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.38%) Clustering
3 5 (5.38%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.23%) BYOD
4 3 (3.23%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.15%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.08%) CESG
6 1 (1.08%) e-Health
6 1 (1.08%) IVR
6 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 31 (33.33%) Windows
2 15 (16.13%) Windows Server
3 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (7.53%) Unix
7 6 (6.45%) Linux
8 4 (4.30%) Solaris
8 4 (4.30%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.03%) ITIL
2 16 (17.20%) DevOps
3 13 (13.98%) Network Design
4 11 (11.83%) Incident Management
5 10 (10.75%) Change Management
6 9 (9.68%) Configuration Management
6 9 (9.68%) Service Delivery
6 9 (9.68%) Virtual Environments
7 8 (8.60%) ITIL V3
7 8 (8.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (6.45%) ITSM
8 6 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (6.45%) Service Management
8 6 (6.45%) SIEM
9 5 (5.38%) Capacity Management
9 5 (5.38%) Migration
9 5 (5.38%) Project Management
9 5 (5.38%) Protective Monitoring
9 5 (5.38%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (4.30%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.60%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.23%) VBScript
3 2 (2.15%) C
3 2 (2.15%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.08%) SQL
4 1 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (49.46%) Security Cleared
2 38 (40.86%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (38.71%) CCNP
4 35 (37.63%) SC Cleared
5 20 (21.51%) DV Cleared
6 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (9.68%) CCNA
8 8 (8.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (7.53%) CCSA
9 7 (7.53%) CCSE
10 6 (6.45%) MCSA
11 4 (4.30%) CISSP
11 4 (4.30%) GCIA
11 4 (4.30%) GCIH
11 4 (4.30%) MCSE
12 3 (3.23%) CCIE
12 3 (3.23%) CEH
12 3 (3.23%) CREST Certified
12 3 (3.23%) MCITP
12 3 (3.23%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) SLA
2 2 (2.15%) QA
3 1 (1.08%) GPG13
3 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (20.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (17.20%) Active Directory
3 11 (11.83%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (5.38%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (5.38%) ISA Server
5 5 (5.38%) UAG
6 4 (4.30%) ProxySG
7 3 (3.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.08%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.08%) XenApp
8 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (8.60%) Ansible
1 8 (8.60%) SCCM
2 6 (6.45%) OVSD
2 6 (6.45%) SCOM
3 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (4.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (3.23%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.15%) FortiGate
6 2 (2.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.08%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (1.08%) EdgeSight
7 1 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.08%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 55 (59.14%) Cisco
2 27 (29.03%) Juniper
3 25 (26.88%) F5
4 21 (22.58%) HP
5 20 (21.51%) VMware
6 19 (20.43%) Blue Coat
7 16 (17.20%) CheckPoint
7 16 (17.20%) Citrix
7 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
8 8 (8.60%) Palo Alto
9 7 (7.53%) Nokia
10 6 (6.45%) Forcepoint
10 6 (6.45%) Fortinet
10 6 (6.45%) NetApp
11 5 (5.38%) ArcSight
11 5 (5.38%) Red Hat
12 4 (4.30%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 4 (4.30%) Remedy
12 4 (4.30%) StorageTek
12 4 (4.30%) Sun
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