The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 25 June 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 34 39
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 10 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.76% 1.85% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.28% 25.00% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 3
Median daily rate £475 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.03% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £315 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £435 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £35.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year -9.43% +50.00%  

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 47 28 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 12.98% 7.39% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 23 23
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £432
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.86 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Northamptonshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Northamptonshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Northamptonshire

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Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Northampton +9 8 £525 +23.52% 2
Firewall
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 11 (61.11%) Cisco
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (44.44%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (38.89%) Windows
5 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
6 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
6 5 (27.78%) ITIL
6 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
6 5 (27.78%) Juniper
6 5 (27.78%) CCNA
6 5 (27.78%) HP
6 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
6 5 (27.78%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (22.22%) Wireless
7 4 (22.22%) ITSM
7 4 (22.22%) Service Management
7 4 (22.22%) IP Telephony
7 4 (22.22%) OVSD
7 4 (22.22%) SAN
7 4 (22.22%) BGP
7 4 (22.22%) ICMP
7 4 (22.22%) LAN
7 4 (22.22%) CCNP
7 4 (22.22%) Network Design
7 4 (22.22%) JNCIA
7 4 (22.22%) Cisco IPT
7 4 (22.22%) ITIL V3
7 4 (22.22%) Meraki

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.11%) IaaS
1 2 (11.11%) PaaS
1 2 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
2 5 (27.78%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (22.22%) BGP
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco IPT
3 4 (22.22%) ICMP
3 4 (22.22%) IP Telephony
3 4 (22.22%) LAN
3 4 (22.22%) SAN
3 4 (22.22%) Wireless
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (11.11%) Internet
4 2 (11.11%) NX-OS
4 2 (11.11%) WAN
4 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
5 1 (5.56%) ADSL
5 1 (5.56%) MPLS
5 1 (5.56%) SMTP
5 1 (5.56%) VLAN
General
1 2 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco Voice Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Network Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Voice Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Voice Network Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco Network Architect
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) Cloud Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Network Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Security Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (11.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.56%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Unix
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) AIX
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
1 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL V3
2 4 (22.22%) ITSM
2 4 (22.22%) Network Design
2 4 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (22.22%) Service Management
2 4 (22.22%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (16.67%) Information Security
4 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (11.11%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (11.11%) Microservices
4 2 (11.11%) Security Operations
4 2 (11.11%) SIEM
4 2 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (5.56%) Server Hardening
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (27.78%) CCNA
2 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) CCNP
3 4 (22.22%) JNCIA
4 2 (11.11%) CISM
4 2 (11.11%) CISSP
5 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) OVSD
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (11.11%) Puppet
3 2 (11.11%) SCCM
3 2 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Cisco
2 5 (27.78%) HP
2 5 (27.78%) Juniper
3 4 (22.22%) Meraki
3 4 (22.22%) Palo Alto
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 2 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (5.56%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (5.56%) Veritas