The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Colchester region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 18 11 20
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 7.69% 15.22% 8.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.27% 36.84% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.75% +33.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £413 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £413 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Communications & Networking Category
Colchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
22 19 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 28.21% 41.30% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 29
Average daily rate £388 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £413 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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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 22 July 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 17 (89.47%) Cisco
2 14 (73.68%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (68.42%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (57.89%) CheckPoint
4 11 (57.89%) VMware
5 9 (47.37%) Citrix
5 9 (47.37%) CCNP
5 9 (47.37%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (42.11%) BGP
6 8 (42.11%) DHCP
6 8 (42.11%) DNS
7 7 (36.84%) ITIL
7 7 (36.84%) Thin Client
7 7 (36.84%) OSPF
7 7 (36.84%) F5
7 7 (36.84%) Fat Client
8 6 (31.58%) CCNA
9 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
9 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
9 5 (26.32%) Linux
9 5 (26.32%) NetScreen
9 5 (26.32%) BIG-IP
9 5 (26.32%) Blue Coat
9 5 (26.32%) CCSE
9 5 (26.32%) Infoblox
9 5 (26.32%) Imperva
9 5 (26.32%) Network Security
9 5 (26.32%) DMVPN
9 5 (26.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco IOS
3 8 (42.11%) BGP
3 8 (42.11%) DHCP
3 8 (42.11%) DNS
4 7 (36.84%) OSPF
5 5 (26.32%) NetScreen
5 5 (26.32%) BIG-IP
5 5 (26.32%) Network Security
5 5 (26.32%) DMVPN
5 5 (26.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (26.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (21.05%) SSL
6 4 (21.05%) VPN
6 4 (21.05%) SAN
7 3 (15.79%) VoIP
7 3 (15.79%) IP Telephony
7 3 (15.79%) iSCSI
8 2 (10.53%) FirePass
8 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications
General
1 2 (10.53%) Billing
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Network Specialist
2 5 (26.32%) Network Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Security Specialist
2 5 (26.32%) Network Security Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Network Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.26%) Network Support
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Support
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Thin Client
1 7 (36.84%) Fat Client
2 2 (10.53%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
3 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) E-Commerce
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Network Management
4 2 (10.53%) Software Deployment
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (47.37%) CCNP
3 6 (31.58%) CCNA
4 5 (26.32%) CCSE
5 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (10.53%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (10.53%) CCVP
6 2 (10.53%) MCSE
6 2 (10.53%) CCIE
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.53%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Cisco
2 11 (57.89%) CheckPoint
2 11 (57.89%) VMware
3 9 (47.37%) Citrix
4 7 (36.84%) F5
5 5 (26.32%) Blue Coat
5 5 (26.32%) Infoblox
5 5 (26.32%) Imperva
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.79%) HP
7 3 (15.79%) Dell
7 3 (15.79%) EMC
7 3 (15.79%) Zeacom
8 2 (10.53%) Altiris
8 2 (10.53%) Juniper