The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 25 14 29
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 2.63% 4.55% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 26.67% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £295 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £18.90 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+45.50% -27.30%
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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 Croydon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18 15 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 11.84% 17.05% 27.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 16
Average daily rate £400 £298 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.45% -35.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £353 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 2 October 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 6 (75.00%) Cisco
1 6 (75.00%) MPLS
2 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
2 5 (62.50%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (37.50%) ProxySG
4 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (37.50%) F5
4 3 (37.50%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (25.00%) HSRP
5 2 (25.00%) Aruba
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) CCNA
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Apache
5 2 (25.00%) IIS
5 2 (25.00%) Websense
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Publishing
6 1 (12.50%) LAMP
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (12.50%) VMware

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) nginx
2 1 (12.50%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) CloudFront
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon S3
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) MPLS
2 5 (62.50%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (37.50%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (25.00%) HSRP
5 2 (25.00%) DHCP
6 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
6 1 (12.50%) NetScreen
6 1 (12.50%) OSPF
6 1 (12.50%) BGP
6 1 (12.50%) DSL
6 1 (12.50%) IPsec
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Account Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Account Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) LAMP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) CentOS
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) OO
1 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
1 1 (12.50%) OO PHP
1 1 (12.50%) DevOps
1 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) CCNP
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) ProxySG
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (12.50%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (12.50%) UAG
3 1 (12.50%) Varnish
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) XenServer
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
1 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 4 (50.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (37.50%) F5
5 2 (25.00%) Aruba
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Websense
6 1 (12.50%) VMware
6 1 (12.50%) Symantec
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) Dell
6 1 (12.50%) IBM
6 1 (12.50%) Juniper
6 1 (12.50%) NetApp
6 1 (12.50%) 3PAR
6 1 (12.50%) Meraki
6 1 (12.50%) Stonesoft