The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
South East / Middlesex
Rank 16 18 21
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 3.20% 3.16% 1.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.05% 33.33% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Median daily rate £450 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.19% +7.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £500 £455
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £600 £495
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 £19.44 £20.63 £27.50
% change year-on-year -5.75% -25.00%  

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 Middlesex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 19 15 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 15.20% 9.49% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 12
Median daily rate £375 £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +20.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £160 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesex 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 Middlesex

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Middlesex

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Middlesex over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Middlesex

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Middlesex

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 27 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 9 (81.82%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) CheckPoint
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (54.55%) LAN
3 6 (54.55%) WAN
4 4 (36.36%) SLA
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (36.36%) F5
5 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (27.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
5 3 (27.27%) VPN
5 3 (27.27%) VoIP
5 3 (27.27%) CCNP
5 3 (27.27%) OSPF
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (27.27%) Software Licensing
5 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (27.27%) Network Security
5 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
5 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
6 2 (18.18%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (18.18%) Juniper
6 2 (18.18%) SSL
6 2 (18.18%) Internet

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (54.55%) LAN
2 6 (54.55%) WAN
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (27.27%) Network Security
4 3 (27.27%) OSPF
4 3 (27.27%) VoIP
4 3 (27.27%) VPN
5 2 (18.18%) Internet
5 2 (18.18%) SSL
6 1 (9.09%) BGP
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (9.09%) DNS
6 1 (9.09%) IPsec
6 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
6 1 (9.09%) SAN
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Security Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) LAN Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) WAN Engineer
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
5 2 (18.18%) Design Engineer
5 2 (18.18%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (18.18%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco Administrator
6 1 (9.09%) Firewall Consultant
6 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Security Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
1 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
1 3 (27.27%) Software Licensing
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCNP
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) SLA
2 3 (27.27%) PCI DSS
2 3 (27.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (9.09%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) CheckPoint
3 4 (36.36%) F5
4 2 (18.18%) Barracuda Networks
4 2 (18.18%) Juniper
5 1 (9.09%) Dell
5 1 (9.09%) EMC
5 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) VMware