The first table below looks at the demand for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 29 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 Croydon 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 12 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 3.53% 3.33% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 13.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£513 £215 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+138.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
Communications & Networking Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
15 23 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 17.65% 25.56% 35.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 20
Average daily rate £400 £325 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -29.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £415 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
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Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Croydon region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) MPLS
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) IPsec
2 3 (42.86%) Aruba
3 2 (28.57%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (28.57%) UAG
3 2 (28.57%) Unified Communications
3 2 (28.57%) Stonesoft
3 2 (28.57%) F5
3 2 (28.57%) SCOM
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) VoIP
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Dell
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec
4 1 (14.29%) HND
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) WordPress
1 1 (14.29%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon S3
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
1 3 (42.86%) Wireless
1 3 (42.86%) IPsec
1 3 (42.86%) MPLS
2 2 (28.57%) Unified Communications
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) VoIP
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) FTP
3 1 (14.29%) HTTP
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) HTTPS
3 1 (14.29%) SSL
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (14.29%) NAS
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (14.29%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
2 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) J2EE
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) OO
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
2 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) OO PHP
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) PHP
1 1 (14.29%) Python
1 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) HND
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) Forefront TMG
1 2 (28.57%) UAG
2 1 (14.29%) Varnish
2 1 (14.29%) Samba
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (28.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Aruba
3 2 (28.57%) F5
3 2 (28.57%) Stonesoft
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Dell
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow