The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Derbyshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 28 25 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs citing Firewall 5 8 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 2.14% 3.02% 10.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 27.59% 46.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 16
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£394 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £293 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.15 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+36.47% -22.50%
Firewall
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Derbyshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Derbyshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
30 29 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 12.82% 10.94% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 33
Average daily rate £325 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Derbyshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Derbyshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Derbyshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derby -5 2 £305 -23.75%
Chesterfield - 2 £446 -
Firewall
East Midlands

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Derbyshire 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 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (30.00%) vSphere
4 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (20.00%) LAN
5 2 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Juniper
5 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Network Security
6 1 (10.00%) XenApp
6 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (10.00%) Network Design
6 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (10.00%) LANDesk
6 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Derbyshire 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 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
1 2 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (10.00%) Junos
2 1 (10.00%) MPLS
2 1 (10.00%) OSPF
2 1 (10.00%) BGP
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Server Support
1 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
1 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Server Support Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Security Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Support
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Juniper
3 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (10.00%) LANDesk
4 1 (10.00%) McAfee