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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 21 10 18
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 4 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 3.77% 6.15% 5.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 23.53% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 8
Average daily rate £288 £425 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.35% -26.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £425 £523
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £425 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.43% -30.83%
Communications & Networking Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
36 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 33.96% 26.15% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 13
Average daily rate £430 £380 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -30.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Firewall
London

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 18 April 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 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) VPN
1 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 4 (66.67%) IPsec
2 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) NAS
3 2 (33.33%) Aruba
3 2 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) SCOM
3 2 (33.33%) UAG
3 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 2 (33.33%) F5
3 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (33.33%) Stonesoft
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) Samba
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Symantec
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Perl

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) VPN
1 4 (66.67%) IPsec
2 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) NAS
3 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) HTTPS
3 2 (33.33%) SSL
3 2 (33.33%) LDAP
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) FTP
3 2 (33.33%) HTTP
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Web Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Perl
1 2 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
1 2 (33.33%) UAG
1 2 (33.33%) Samba
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
1 2 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) Aruba
2 2 (33.33%) F5
2 2 (33.33%) Stonesoft
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Symantec
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Dell
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow