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 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 33 49 51
Rank change year-on-year +16 +2  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 38 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 5.16% 2.79% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.60% 15.56% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 9
Median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £232 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 161 135 156
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 21.85% 17.95% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 60 57
Median daily rate £450 £425 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +15.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £473 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £14.20 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -64.50%  
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 Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Milton Keynes

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 48 (64.86%) Cisco
2 35 (47.30%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (37.84%) CCNP
4 27 (36.49%) Security Cleared
5 26 (35.14%) SC Cleared
6 25 (33.78%) WAN
6 25 (33.78%) F5
7 23 (31.08%) LAN
8 20 (27.03%) ITIL
8 20 (27.03%) Windows
8 20 (27.03%) VPN
9 19 (25.68%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (24.32%) Data Centre
11 17 (22.97%) Juniper
12 16 (21.62%) CCNA
12 16 (21.62%) Wireless
13 15 (20.27%) CheckPoint
13 15 (20.27%) DNS
13 15 (20.27%) VoIP
14 14 (18.92%) MPLS
14 14 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (16.22%) Finance
15 12 (16.22%) TCP/IP
15 12 (16.22%) Network Security
16 11 (14.86%) Information Security
16 11 (14.86%) Blue Coat
16 11 (14.86%) Unix
17 10 (13.51%) Active Directory
17 10 (13.51%) VMware
17 10 (13.51%) Change Management

Firewall
Top Related 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 6 (8.11%) IIS
2 3 (4.05%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.70%) Apache
3 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (33.78%) WAN
2 23 (31.08%) LAN
3 20 (27.03%) VPN
4 19 (25.68%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (21.62%) Wireless
6 15 (20.27%) DNS
6 15 (20.27%) VoIP
7 14 (18.92%) MPLS
8 12 (16.22%) Network Security
8 12 (16.22%) TCP/IP
9 10 (13.51%) Internet
10 9 (12.16%) ADSL
11 8 (10.81%) BGP
11 8 (10.81%) DHCP
11 8 (10.81%) Ethernet
12 6 (8.11%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (8.11%) SAN
12 6 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (6.76%) ICMP
13 5 (6.76%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.35%) MSI
General
1 12 (16.22%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Retail
3 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (35.14%) Analyst
2 14 (18.92%) Architect
3 13 (17.57%) Network Engineer
4 12 (16.22%) Network Analyst
5 8 (10.81%) Operations Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Network Architect
6 7 (9.46%) Network Operations Analyst
7 6 (8.11%) Consultant
7 6 (8.11%) Security Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Security Consultant
8 5 (6.76%) SOC Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) Security Architect
9 4 (5.41%) Security Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) Security Specialist
9 4 (5.41%) Wintel Analyst
10 3 (4.05%) Cisco Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) Information Security Specialist
10 3 (4.05%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) 802.1X
1 3 (4.05%) Middleware
2 2 (2.70%) J2EE
3 1 (1.35%) CSS
3 1 (1.35%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.35%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.32%) Data Centre
2 14 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.46%) IVR
4 6 (8.11%) e-Health
5 5 (6.76%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (5.41%) Clustering
7 3 (4.05%) BYOD
8 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.70%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.35%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (1.35%) FlexPod
9 1 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (1.35%) PKI
9 1 (1.35%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.03%) Windows
2 11 (14.86%) Unix
3 7 (9.46%) Linux
3 7 (9.46%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.05%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.03%) ITIL
2 11 (14.86%) Information Security
3 10 (13.51%) Change Management
3 10 (13.51%) Incident Management
4 9 (12.16%) Network Design
5 8 (10.81%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (10.81%) Security Testing
6 7 (9.46%) ITIL V3
7 6 (8.11%) Migration
7 6 (8.11%) Service Delivery
7 6 (8.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (6.76%) Security Operations
8 5 (6.76%) SIEM
8 5 (6.76%) Virtual Environments
8 5 (6.76%) Workflow
9 4 (5.41%) Patch Management
9 4 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (5.41%) Security Patching
9 4 (5.41%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (5.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.11%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.05%) Bash Shell
2 3 (4.05%) Python
2 3 (4.05%) Ruby
3 1 (1.35%) SQL
3 1 (1.35%) VB
3 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (47.30%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (37.84%) CCNP
3 27 (36.49%) Security Cleared
4 26 (35.14%) SC Cleared
5 16 (21.62%) CCNA
6 8 (10.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (8.11%) MCSA
9 5 (6.76%) DV Cleared
10 4 (5.41%) CCSA
10 4 (5.41%) CCSE
10 4 (5.41%) CISSP
10 4 (5.41%) CLAS
10 4 (5.41%) GIAC
10 4 (5.41%) SANS
11 3 (4.05%) CCIE
11 3 (4.05%) CEH
11 3 (4.05%) CREST Certified
11 3 (4.05%) OSCP
12 1 (1.35%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) SLA
2 4 (5.41%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.11%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.11%) ISA Server
4 5 (6.76%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (6.76%) UAG
5 3 (4.05%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (2.70%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.70%) XenApp
6 2 (2.70%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.35%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (10.81%) FortiGate
2 6 (8.11%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (4.05%) Nagios
3 3 (4.05%) Nexpose
3 3 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.05%) Opsview
3 3 (4.05%) OVSD
3 3 (4.05%) Puppet
3 3 (4.05%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.70%) SCOM
4 2 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.35%) AppDNA
5 1 (1.35%) Control-M
5 1 (1.35%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.35%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.35%) SCCM
5 1 (1.35%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 48 (64.86%) Cisco
2 25 (33.78%) F5
3 17 (22.97%) Juniper
4 15 (20.27%) CheckPoint
5 11 (14.86%) Blue Coat
6 10 (13.51%) VMware
7 9 (12.16%) HP
7 9 (12.16%) Microsoft
7 9 (12.16%) Remedy
8 8 (10.81%) Avaya
9 7 (9.46%) Forcepoint
9 7 (9.46%) Intel Security
10 6 (8.11%) CA
10 6 (8.11%) Citrix
11 5 (6.76%) Genesys
11 5 (6.76%) Nokia
11 5 (6.76%) Palo Alto
12 4 (5.41%) Aruba
13 3 (4.05%) ArcSight
13 3 (4.05%) TippingPoint