The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 16 21 10
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 2.38% 1.96% 12.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 14.29% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
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£400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+0.11% -2.27%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Colchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Colchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 16.67% 13.73% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 7
Average daily rate £413 £238 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.68% -38.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Colchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Colchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Colchester region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Colchester

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Colchester region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) VLAN
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (37.50%) OSPF
3 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) XenApp
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (37.50%) Aerohive Networks
4 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) Software Packaging
4 2 (25.00%) IIS
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (12.50%) Law
5 1 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (12.50%) Clustering
5 1 (12.50%) BGP
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Thin Client

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Colchester region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Lync
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) OSPF
1 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (37.50%) VLAN
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) MPLS
3 1 (12.50%) BGP
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
General
1 1 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Applications Packager
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Applications Support
4 1 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Support
4 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (37.50%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Aerohive Networks
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) VMware