Period
to 24 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 24 January 2020 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
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 19 29 59
Rank change year-on-year +10 +30 -30
Contract jobs citing Firewall 53 72 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 6.86% 6.26% 3.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 53.54% 38.30% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 27
Milton Keynes median daily rate £463 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £300 £363 £302
90th Percentile £565 £500 £554
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £460 £443 £431
% change year-on-year +3.95% +2.61% +7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £40.00 £50.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.79% - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £40.00 £50.50 -
% change year-on-year -20.79% - -

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 99 188 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 12.81% 16.33% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 99 133
Milton Keynes median daily rate £425 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -6.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £206 £313 £218
90th Percentile £550 £534 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £410 £388 £425
% change year-on-year +5.81% -8.82% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 9
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £28.25 £27.24 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.71% +43.37% +26.67%
10th Percentile £18.63 £12.59 £15.90
90th Percentile £37.68 £51.00 £60.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.25 £22.68 £19.00
% change year-on-year -23.93% +19.36% +26.67%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Milton Keynes

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Milton Keynes

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Milton Keynes

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 28 (52.83%) Cisco
2 24 (45.28%) Windows
3 22 (41.51%) Information Security
4 20 (37.74%) VMware
5 19 (35.85%) Management Information System
5 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
6 18 (33.96%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (33.96%) Security Management
7 17 (32.08%) MS Exchange
8 15 (28.30%) WAN
8 15 (28.30%) CISSP
8 15 (28.30%) Legal
8 15 (28.30%) SCCM
8 15 (28.30%) Windows Server
9 14 (26.42%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (26.42%) CheckPoint
10 13 (24.53%) McAfee
10 13 (24.53%) F5
11 12 (22.64%) Vulnerability Management
11 12 (22.64%) Cybersecurity
11 12 (22.64%) Change Management
11 12 (22.64%) Penetration Testing
12 11 (20.75%) GIAC
12 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (20.75%) VPN
12 11 (20.75%) LAN
12 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (20.75%) Patch Management
12 11 (20.75%) Security Patching
12 11 (20.75%) CLAS

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (32.08%) MS Exchange
2 10 (18.87%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (18.87%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.89%) IIS
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) Office 365
2 4 (7.55%) AWS
3 3 (5.66%) Azure
4 2 (3.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.89%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.89%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.89%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (28.30%) WAN
2 14 (26.42%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (20.75%) LAN
3 11 (20.75%) VPN
4 10 (18.87%) BGP
5 9 (16.98%) NaaS
5 9 (16.98%) TCP/IP
6 8 (15.09%) SAN
7 7 (13.21%) OSPF
7 7 (13.21%) Wireless
8 5 (9.43%) HSRP
8 5 (9.43%) IPsec
8 5 (9.43%) Network Security
9 4 (7.55%) MPLS
9 4 (7.55%) NetScreen
9 4 (7.55%) Sourcefire
9 4 (7.55%) Spanning Tree
10 3 (5.66%) DNS
10 3 (5.66%) ICMP
10 3 (5.66%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (1.89%) MySQL
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Burp Suite
General
1 15 (28.30%) Legal
2 9 (16.98%) Law
3 8 (15.09%) Retail
4 5 (9.43%) Publishing
5 3 (5.66%) Banking
6 2 (3.77%) Finance
6 2 (3.77%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.89%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (41.51%) Architect
2 11 (20.75%) Analyst
2 11 (20.75%) Network Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) Security Architect
4 9 (16.98%) Support Analyst
5 8 (15.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 8 (15.09%) Infrastructure Support
5 8 (15.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (9.43%) DevSecOps Architect
7 5 (9.43%) Network Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Technical Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (3.77%) Citrix Architect
9 2 (3.77%) Network Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (3.77%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.89%) LAMP
1 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (35.85%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.43%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (45.28%) Windows
2 15 (28.30%) Windows Server
3 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (16.98%) Windows 8
5 9 (16.98%) Windows XP
6 6 (11.32%) Windows 10
7 4 (7.55%) Check Point GAiA
8 2 (3.77%) Linux
8 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.89%) CentOS
9 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.89%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.89%) Unix
9 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Information Security
2 18 (33.96%) Security Management
3 12 (22.64%) Change Management
3 12 (22.64%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (22.64%) Penetration Testing
3 12 (22.64%) Vulnerability Management
4 11 (20.75%) Patch Management
4 11 (20.75%) Security Patching
4 11 (20.75%) Security Testing
5 10 (18.87%) OWASP
5 10 (18.87%) Risk Management
5 10 (18.87%) TOGAF
6 9 (16.98%) Customer-Centricity
6 9 (16.98%) E-Commerce
6 9 (16.98%) Information Security Management
6 9 (16.98%) ISMS
6 9 (16.98%) Problem Management
7 8 (15.09%) Computer Science
7 8 (15.09%) Security Architecture
8 6 (11.32%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) Java
2 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.89%) Perl
3 1 (1.89%) Python
3 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (33.96%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (28.30%) CISSP
3 11 (20.75%) CLAS
3 11 (20.75%) GIAC
3 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (20.75%) SANS
4 10 (18.87%) CCNA
4 10 (18.87%) MCSA
4 10 (18.87%) TOGAF Certification
5 9 (16.98%) Degree
5 9 (16.98%) MCITP
6 8 (15.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (13.21%) CCNP
7 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
7 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
8 3 (5.66%) CCSE
8 3 (5.66%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.89%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (18.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 9 (16.98%) GDPR
3 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
1 10 (18.87%) Hyper-V
2 6 (11.32%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.89%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.89%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.89%) UAG
4 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.89%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (28.30%) SCCM
2 9 (16.98%) SCOM
2 9 (16.98%) WSUS
3 8 (15.09%) Nessus
4 2 (3.77%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.89%) Ansible
5 1 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.89%) Nagios
5 1 (1.89%) Puppet
5 1 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.89%) Terraform
5 1 (1.89%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (52.83%) Cisco
2 20 (37.74%) VMware
3 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
4 14 (26.42%) CheckPoint
5 13 (24.53%) F5
5 13 (24.53%) McAfee
6 11 (20.75%) Splunk
7 10 (18.87%) Blue Coat
8 9 (16.98%) Adobe
8 9 (16.98%) Juniper
8 9 (16.98%) Meraki
8 9 (16.98%) Sony
9 8 (15.09%) NetApp
9 8 (15.09%) Qualys
9 8 (15.09%) Rapid7
10 7 (13.21%) Red Hat
11 6 (11.32%) Citrix
12 4 (7.55%) Mitel
12 4 (7.55%) Palo Alto
12 4 (7.55%) Salesforce.com