The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 60 44 68
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +24
Contract jobs citing Firewall 43 48 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.68% 3.15% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.67% 22.97% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 16
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£350 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £282 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £532 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 6
Average hourly rate £17.75 £9.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.22% -30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-4.33% +3.44%
Firewall
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
150 209 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 9.33% 13.72% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 94 117
Average daily rate £350 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 14
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.94 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £24.00 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
Nottinghamshire -17 15 £400 -7.51% 13
Derbyshire +5 10 £275 -29.03% 1
Leicestershire -2 6 £263 -53.33% 4
Lincolnshire +7 5 £319 -
Northamptonshire -4 5 £350 -22.22% 2
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 63 (61.17%) Cisco
2 43 (41.75%) Windows
3 36 (34.95%) WAN
4 35 (33.98%) LAN
5 32 (31.07%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (31.07%) CheckPoint
6 30 (29.13%) Active Directory
7 27 (26.21%) CCNP
8 23 (22.33%) Security Cleared
9 22 (21.36%) Cisco ASA
10 20 (19.42%) SC Cleared
10 20 (19.42%) VMware
11 19 (18.45%) Network Security
11 19 (18.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (16.50%) CCNA
13 16 (15.53%) VPN
13 16 (15.53%) ITIL
13 16 (15.53%) Juniper
13 16 (15.53%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (15.53%) Data Centre
14 15 (14.56%) SAN
14 15 (14.56%) MS Exchange
15 14 (13.59%) DNS
15 14 (13.59%) Linux
15 14 (13.59%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (13.59%) Wireless
16 12 (11.65%) Blue Coat
16 12 (11.65%) Citrix
16 12 (11.65%) SQL Server
16 12 (11.65%) TCP/IP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 15 (14.56%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (7.77%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.83%) JBoss
5 5 (4.85%) Apache
5 5 (4.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (4.85%) Lync
6 3 (2.91%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (2.91%) iPlanet
6 3 (2.91%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.91%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.94%) IIS
7 2 (1.94%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.94%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.94%) Commerce Server
7 2 (1.94%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.94%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (2.91%) MS Office
2 2 (1.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.94%) MS Project
3 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.97%) Office 365
1 1 (0.97%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (34.95%) WAN
2 35 (33.98%) LAN
3 22 (21.36%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (18.45%) Network Security
5 16 (15.53%) VPN
6 15 (14.56%) SAN
7 14 (13.59%) DNS
7 14 (13.59%) Wireless
8 12 (11.65%) TCP/IP
9 11 (10.68%) Internet
10 8 (7.77%) MPLS
10 8 (7.77%) VLAN
11 7 (6.80%) VoIP
12 6 (5.83%) DHCP
12 6 (5.83%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (4.85%) Intranet
13 5 (4.85%) PBX
13 5 (4.85%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (3.88%) NetScaler
14 4 (3.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.91%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
General
1 10 (9.71%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.74%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.94%) Finance
4 1 (0.97%) Advertising
4 1 (0.97%) Banking
4 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (25.24%) Analyst
2 23 (22.33%) Network Engineer
3 14 (13.59%) Security Engineer
4 10 (9.71%) Support Analyst
5 9 (8.74%) Network Security Engineer
5 9 (8.74%) Architect
6 7 (6.80%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (5.83%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.83%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (4.85%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (4.85%) Network Support
8 5 (4.85%) Enterprise Architect
9 4 (3.88%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (3.88%) Security Specialist
9 4 (3.88%) Consultant
10 3 (2.91%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.85%) J2EE
2 2 (1.94%) WAP
3 1 (0.97%) XMPP
3 1 (0.97%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.53%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.80%) CESG
3 6 (5.83%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.83%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.83%) HP Storage
4 4 (3.88%) Clustering
4 4 (3.88%) HP StoreVirtual
5 3 (2.91%) IVR
5 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.94%) FMCG
6 2 (1.94%) Replication
6 2 (1.94%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.97%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.97%) PKI
7 1 (0.97%) CCTV
7 1 (0.97%) Statistics
7 1 (0.97%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 43 (41.75%) Windows
2 19 (18.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (15.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (13.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (13.59%) Linux
5 11 (10.68%) UNIX
6 9 (8.74%) Windows 7
7 7 (6.80%) Windows XP
8 6 (5.83%) Solaris
9 5 (4.85%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (3.88%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.91%) SUSE
11 3 (2.91%) AIX
11 3 (2.91%) HPUX
12 1 (0.97%) MVS
12 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.97%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.53%) ITIL
2 9 (8.74%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (8.74%) Migration
3 7 (6.80%) SIEM
3 7 (6.80%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (5.83%) Network Management
4 6 (5.83%) Change Management
4 6 (5.83%) Load Balancing
4 6 (5.83%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (4.85%) Information Security
5 5 (4.85%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (4.85%) Software Delivery
6 4 (3.88%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (3.88%) Logistics
7 3 (2.91%) Network Design
7 3 (2.91%) Unit Testing
7 3 (2.91%) Information Security Management
7 3 (2.91%) Security Management
7 3 (2.91%) Project Management
7 3 (2.91%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.83%) SQL
2 3 (2.91%) Perl
2 3 (2.91%) Shell Script
2 3 (2.91%) Korn
2 3 (2.91%) C-shell
2 3 (2.91%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.97%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (0.97%) JCL
3 1 (0.97%) Java
3 1 (0.97%) ActionScript
3 1 (0.97%) REXX
Qualifications
1 32 (31.07%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (26.21%) CCNP
3 23 (22.33%) Security Cleared
4 20 (19.42%) SC Cleared
5 17 (16.50%) CCNA
6 7 (6.80%) CCSA
7 6 (5.83%) CCSE
8 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (4.85%) MCSE
9 4 (3.88%) CCIE
9 4 (3.88%) Degree
10 3 (2.91%) CCSP
10 3 (2.91%) CISSP
10 3 (2.91%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.94%) CCDA
11 2 (1.94%) CCDP
11 2 (1.94%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.97%) MCP
12 1 (0.97%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.91%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.94%) SLA
4 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 30 (29.13%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.71%) Hyper-V
3 8 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.88%) XenApp
4 4 (3.88%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (2.91%) Samba
5 3 (2.91%) KVM
6 2 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.94%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.97%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.97%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.97%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.94%) SCCM
2 2 (1.94%) OpenView
2 2 (1.94%) ARCserve
3 1 (0.97%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.97%) WSUS
3 1 (0.97%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 63 (61.17%) Cisco
2 32 (31.07%) CheckPoint
3 20 (19.42%) VMware
4 16 (15.53%) Juniper
5 12 (11.65%) Blue Coat
5 12 (11.65%) Citrix
6 11 (10.68%) F5
6 11 (10.68%) HP
7 10 (9.71%) Microsoft
8 6 (5.83%) Oracle
9 5 (4.85%) Sun
9 5 (4.85%) Red Hat
9 5 (4.85%) Nokia
9 5 (4.85%) Riverbed
10 4 (3.88%) Exinda
10 4 (3.88%) Meraki
10 4 (3.88%) Altiris
11 3 (2.91%) Sophos
11 3 (2.91%) Websense
11 3 (2.91%) PlateSpin
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