The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Guildford 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 29 April 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
Surrey / Guildford
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 16 22
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 5.31% 7.04% 3.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.00% 16.39% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 7
Median daily rate £503 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.66% +16.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £398 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £468 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £22.75 £30.75
% change year-on-year -12.36% -26.01%  

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 Guildford with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Guildford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 20 61 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford 17.70% 42.96% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 32 31
Median daily rate £503 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.00% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £235 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +6.16% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.50% +6.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Guildford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Guildford 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 Guildford

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Guildford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Guildford

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Guildford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Guildford

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Guildford region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
2 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (41.67%) Citrix
2 5 (41.67%) Network Security
3 4 (33.33%) VPN
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) HTTP
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) Law
4 3 (25.00%) Ubuntu
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) FortiGate
5 2 (16.67%) NetScaler
5 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 2 (16.67%) nginx
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (16.67%) Wireshark
5 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 2 (16.67%) CCIE
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (16.67%) Juniper
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (8.33%) VBScript
6 1 (8.33%) DNS
6 1 (8.33%) SSL
6 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Guildford 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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Network Security
1 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (33.33%) VPN
3 3 (25.00%) HTTP
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (16.67%) NetScaler
4 2 (16.67%) Wireshark
5 1 (8.33%) DNS
5 1 (8.33%) SSL
5 1 (8.33%) VLAN
5 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MSI
General
1 3 (25.00%) Law
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Principal Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Principal Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Principal Security Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) CISSP Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) CISSP Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Ubuntu
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Data Security
1 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCIE
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CISA
2 1 (8.33%) CISM
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Juniper
2 2 (16.67%) Palo Alto
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint