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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 39 46 58
Rank change year-on-year +7 +12  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 45 31 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.37% 2.97% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.33% 17.13% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 14
Median daily rate £356 £320 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.32% -22.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £229 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £430 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £24.56
% change year-on-year -4.76% -14.50%  

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 211 181 216
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 20.51% 17.35% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 76 81
Median daily rate £425 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £451 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £13.75 £14.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.16% -5.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +17 42 £363 -9.37% 5
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 53 (65.43%) Cisco
2 39 (48.15%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (39.51%) CCNP
4 31 (38.27%) Security Cleared
5 29 (35.80%) SC Cleared
5 29 (35.80%) WAN
6 27 (33.33%) LAN
6 27 (33.33%) F5
7 21 (25.93%) Data Centre
7 21 (25.93%) ITIL
7 21 (25.93%) Windows
7 21 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (24.69%) VPN
9 19 (23.46%) Juniper
10 18 (22.22%) DNS
11 17 (20.99%) CCNA
11 17 (20.99%) CheckPoint
12 16 (19.75%) Wireless
13 15 (18.52%) MPLS
13 15 (18.52%) VoIP
14 14 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (16.05%) TCP/IP
15 13 (16.05%) Finance
15 13 (16.05%) Network Security
15 13 (16.05%) Blue Coat
16 12 (14.81%) Information Security
17 11 (13.58%) Incident Management
17 11 (13.58%) Internet
17 11 (13.58%) Active Directory
17 11 (13.58%) Unix

Firewall
Top Related 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 6 (7.41%) IIS
2 3 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.47%) Apache
3 2 (2.47%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Office 365
1 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (35.80%) WAN
2 27 (33.33%) LAN
3 21 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
4 20 (24.69%) VPN
5 18 (22.22%) DNS
6 16 (19.75%) Wireless
7 15 (18.52%) MPLS
7 15 (18.52%) VoIP
8 13 (16.05%) Network Security
8 13 (16.05%) TCP/IP
9 11 (13.58%) Internet
10 10 (12.35%) DHCP
11 9 (11.11%) ADSL
12 8 (9.88%) BGP
12 8 (9.88%) Ethernet
13 7 (8.64%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (7.41%) SAN
14 6 (7.41%) TACACS
14 6 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (6.17%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.23%) MSI
General
1 13 (16.05%) Finance
2 7 (8.64%) Retail
3 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (35.80%) Analyst
2 16 (19.75%) Network Engineer
3 15 (18.52%) Architect
4 13 (16.05%) Network Analyst
5 8 (9.88%) Operations Analyst
6 7 (8.64%) Consultant
6 7 (8.64%) Network Architect
6 7 (8.64%) Network Operations Analyst
6 7 (8.64%) Security Analyst
7 6 (7.41%) SOC Analyst
8 5 (6.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Security Consultant
9 4 (4.94%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Security Architect
9 4 (4.94%) Security Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Security Specialist
9 4 (4.94%) Wintel Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) Senior Network Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.70%) 802.1X
1 3 (3.70%) Middleware
2 2 (2.47%) J2EE
3 1 (1.23%) CSS
3 1 (1.23%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.23%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.93%) Data Centre
2 14 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.64%) IVR
4 6 (7.41%) e-Health
5 5 (6.17%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (4.94%) Clustering
7 3 (3.70%) BYOD
8 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.47%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.23%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (1.23%) FlexPod
9 1 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (1.23%) PKI
9 1 (1.23%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.93%) Windows
2 11 (13.58%) Unix
3 8 (9.88%) Windows Server
3 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (8.64%) Linux
4 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.70%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.93%) ITIL
2 12 (14.81%) Information Security
3 11 (13.58%) Incident Management
4 10 (12.35%) Change Management
5 9 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (11.11%) Network Design
5 9 (11.11%) Security Testing
6 7 (8.64%) ITIL V3
6 7 (8.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 6 (7.41%) Migration
7 6 (7.41%) Service Delivery
7 6 (7.41%) SIEM
8 5 (6.17%) Patch Management
8 5 (6.17%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (6.17%) Risk Management
8 5 (6.17%) Security Operations
8 5 (6.17%) Security Patching
8 5 (6.17%) Virtual Environments
8 5 (6.17%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (6.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.70%) Bash Shell
2 3 (3.70%) Python
2 3 (3.70%) Ruby
3 1 (1.23%) C
3 1 (1.23%) SQL
3 1 (1.23%) VB
3 1 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (48.15%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (39.51%) CCNP
3 31 (38.27%) Security Cleared
4 29 (35.80%) SC Cleared
5 17 (20.99%) CCNA
6 8 (9.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (7.41%) CCSA
8 6 (7.41%) CCSE
8 6 (7.41%) CISSP
8 6 (7.41%) DV Cleared
8 6 (7.41%) MCSA
9 5 (6.17%) CLAS
9 5 (6.17%) GIAC
9 5 (6.17%) SANS
10 4 (4.94%) CCIE
11 3 (3.70%) CEH
11 3 (3.70%) CREST Certified
11 3 (3.70%) OSCP
12 1 (1.23%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) SLA
2 5 (6.17%) PCI DSS
3 4 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (13.58%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 6 (7.41%) ISA Server
4 5 (6.17%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (6.17%) UAG
5 3 (3.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (2.47%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.47%) XenApp
6 2 (2.47%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.23%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (9.88%) FortiGate
2 6 (7.41%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (3.70%) Nagios
3 3 (3.70%) Nexpose
3 3 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.70%) Opsview
3 3 (3.70%) OVSD
3 3 (3.70%) Puppet
3 3 (3.70%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.47%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.47%) SCOM
4 2 (2.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.23%) AppDNA
5 1 (1.23%) Control-M
5 1 (1.23%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.23%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.23%) SCCM
5 1 (1.23%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 53 (65.43%) Cisco
2 27 (33.33%) F5
3 19 (23.46%) Juniper
4 17 (20.99%) CheckPoint
5 13 (16.05%) Blue Coat
6 10 (12.35%) HP
6 10 (12.35%) VMware
7 9 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 9 (11.11%) Remedy
8 8 (9.88%) Avaya
8 8 (9.88%) Citrix
9 7 (8.64%) Forcepoint
9 7 (8.64%) Intel Security
9 7 (8.64%) Nokia
10 6 (7.41%) CA
11 5 (6.17%) Genesys
11 5 (6.17%) Palo Alto
12 4 (4.94%) ArcSight
12 4 (4.94%) Aruba
13 3 (3.70%) TippingPoint