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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 2 7 16
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 8 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 34.78% 16.28% 3.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 66.67% 56.00% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 2
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£315 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% -3.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -5.00%
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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
12 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 52.17% 29.07% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 8
Average daily rate £400 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £331 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.15% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Colchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Colchester region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Colchester

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) OSPF
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (37.50%) Aerohive Networks
3 3 (37.50%) VLAN
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
4 2 (25.00%) BGP
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) IIS
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
4 2 (25.00%) Network Security
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) XenApp
5 1 (12.50%) Infoblox
5 1 (12.50%) Imperva
5 1 (12.50%) Lync
5 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (12.50%) F5
5 1 (12.50%) DMVPN
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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%) Lync
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) OSPF
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (37.50%) VLAN
3 2 (25.00%) BGP
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) DMVPN
4 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) NetScreen
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Packager
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Line Management
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) CCSE
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Terminal Server
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Aerohive Networks
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Infoblox
4 1 (12.50%) Imperva
4 1 (12.50%) F5
4 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint