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 29 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.

Firewall
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 27 40
Rank change year-on-year -6 +13  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 8 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.12% 3.48% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.00% 31.71% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 7
Median daily rate £300 £313 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -26.47%  
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 £19.88 £20.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year -1.85% -26.36%  

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 50 41 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 13.23% 10.96% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 32 30
Median daily rate £313 £303 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -28.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £205 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +154.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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
Kettering 0 5 £300 - 1
Northampton -7 2 £419 +4.68% 1
Firewall
East Midlands

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

1 13 (65.00%) Cisco
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (45.00%) CCNA
2 9 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (35.00%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (35.00%) Juniper
4 7 (35.00%) CCNP
5 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (20.00%) F5
7 4 (20.00%) Meraki
7 4 (20.00%) SAN
7 4 (20.00%) IP Telephony
7 4 (20.00%) JNCIA
7 4 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
8 3 (15.00%) Wireless
8 3 (15.00%) VMware
8 3 (15.00%) LAN
8 3 (15.00%) Windows
9 2 (10.00%) Linux
9 2 (10.00%) JBoss
9 2 (10.00%) C
9 2 (10.00%) Java
9 2 (10.00%) Oracle
9 2 (10.00%) ITIL
9 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
9 2 (10.00%) Veritas

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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 (10.00%) JBoss
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (35.00%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
4 4 (20.00%) IP Telephony
4 4 (20.00%) SAN
5 3 (15.00%) LAN
5 3 (15.00%) Wireless
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (10.00%) NX-OS
6 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (10.00%) Wireshark
7 1 (5.00%) ADSL
7 1 (5.00%) BGP
7 1 (5.00%) ICMP
7 1 (5.00%) MPLS
7 1 (5.00%) VLAN
7 1 (5.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Voice Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Voice Network Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Environment Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Security Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Network Support
6 1 (5.00%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (10.00%) ITIL
1 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (5.00%) DevOps
2 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (5.00%) ETL
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (5.00%) ITSM
2 1 (5.00%) Network Design
2 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (5.00%) Project Management
2 1 (5.00%) Service Management
2 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C
1 2 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (45.00%) CCNA
3 7 (35.00%) CCNP
4 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) JNCIA
6 2 (10.00%) CCSE
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.00%) OVSD
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) Juniper
3 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (20.00%) F5
4 4 (20.00%) Meraki
5 3 (15.00%) VMware
6 2 (10.00%) Aruba
6 2 (10.00%) Extreme Networks
6 2 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle
6 2 (10.00%) Samsung
6 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (10.00%) Veritas
7 1 (5.00%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (5.00%) Citrix
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.00%) NetApp
7 1 (5.00%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (5.00%) Novell
7 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard