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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 17 10 17
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 3.57% 14.63% 9.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 40.00% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £388 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.63 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-2.80% -1.11%
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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 15 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 21.43% 36.59% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 25
Average daily rate £300 £388 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £388 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 2014, 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 15 (88.24%) Cisco
2 12 (70.59%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (52.94%) CheckPoint
4 9 (52.94%) VMware
5 8 (47.06%) DHCP
5 8 (47.06%) DNS
6 7 (41.18%) ITIL
6 7 (41.18%) Citrix
6 7 (41.18%) CCNP
6 7 (41.18%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (41.18%) F5
7 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (35.29%) CCNA
7 6 (35.29%) BGP
8 5 (29.41%) Thin Client
8 5 (29.41%) OSPF
8 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
8 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
8 5 (29.41%) Linux
8 5 (29.41%) NetScreen
8 5 (29.41%) Blue Coat
8 5 (29.41%) CCSE
8 5 (29.41%) BIG-IP
8 5 (29.41%) DMVPN
8 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (29.41%) Fat Client
8 5 (29.41%) Network Security
8 5 (29.41%) Infoblox

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (47.06%) DHCP
2 8 (47.06%) DNS
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (35.29%) BGP
5 5 (29.41%) NetScreen
5 5 (29.41%) OSPF
5 5 (29.41%) Network Security
5 5 (29.41%) DMVPN
5 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (29.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (29.41%) BIG-IP
6 4 (23.53%) VPN
6 4 (23.53%) SSL
6 4 (23.53%) SAN
7 3 (17.65%) IP Telephony
7 3 (17.65%) iSCSI
8 2 (11.76%) FirePass
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (11.76%) WAN
General
1 2 (11.76%) Billing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
1 5 (29.41%) Security Specialist
1 5 (29.41%) Network Security Specialist
1 5 (29.41%) Network Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Network Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Network Support
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Thin Client
1 5 (29.41%) Fat Client
2 2 (11.76%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Windows
3 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Network Management
4 2 (11.76%) Software Deployment
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (41.18%) CCNP
3 6 (35.29%) CCNA
4 5 (29.41%) CCSE
5 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (11.76%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (11.76%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Cisco
2 9 (52.94%) CheckPoint
2 9 (52.94%) VMware
3 7 (41.18%) F5
3 7 (41.18%) Citrix
4 5 (29.41%) Blue Coat
4 5 (29.41%) Infoblox
4 5 (29.41%) Imperva
5 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) HP
6 3 (17.65%) Dell
6 3 (17.65%) EMC
6 3 (17.65%) Zeacom
7 2 (11.76%) Altiris