The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 East Midlands 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 49 61 51
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 41 30 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.84% 2.07% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.30% 13.57% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 18
Average daily rate
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£344 £293 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.52% +17.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £259 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £322 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -78.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
176 221 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.17% 15.24% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 121 64
Average daily rate £350 £290 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £425 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 10 27
Average hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £15.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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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 31 July 2014.

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
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 31 July 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
Nottinghamshire +8 14 £208 -28.44% 2
Derbyshire +4 7 £210 -34.37% 2
Northamptonshire -1 6 £450 +40.62% 2
Leicestershire -2 5 £563 - 7
Lincolnshire +6 3 - -
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England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 36 (66.67%) Cisco
2 28 (51.85%) Windows
3 24 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 22 (40.74%) WAN
5 16 (29.63%) LAN
6 14 (25.93%) CheckPoint
6 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (22.22%) Network Security
7 12 (22.22%) VMware
8 11 (20.37%) MS Exchange
9 10 (18.52%) Windows XP
9 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
9 10 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (16.67%) HP
10 9 (16.67%) ITIL
11 8 (14.81%) Linux
11 8 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (14.81%) Windows 7
12 7 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (12.96%) CCNA
12 7 (12.96%) Juniper
12 7 (12.96%) SAN
13 6 (11.11%) Dell
13 6 (11.11%) MS Office
13 6 (11.11%) Backup Exec
13 6 (11.11%) Blackberry
13 6 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (11.11%) Security Architecture
13 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 11 (20.37%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.56%) WebSphere
5 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.70%) NetWeaver
6 2 (3.70%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.85%) Apache
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.85%) Lync
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) PaaS
2 2 (3.70%) IaaS
2 2 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (40.74%) WAN
2 16 (29.63%) LAN
3 12 (22.22%) Network Security
4 7 (12.96%) SAN
5 5 (9.26%) Wireless
5 5 (9.26%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (9.26%) HTTP
5 5 (9.26%) VPN
6 4 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (7.41%) VLAN
7 3 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (5.56%) DNS
7 3 (5.56%) HTTPS
8 2 (3.70%) SSL
8 2 (3.70%) Internet
8 2 (3.70%) MPLS
8 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.70%) BIG-IP
8 2 (3.70%) IP Telephony
8 2 (3.70%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) DB2
3 1 (1.85%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Ant
1 1 (1.85%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.85%) JDeveloper
1 1 (1.85%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.85%) Gradle
1 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (11.11%) Retail
2 5 (9.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.56%) Finance
4 2 (3.70%) Local Government
5 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (18.52%) Architect
2 9 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (12.96%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Network Architect
5 5 (9.26%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Administrator
7 2 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Server Support
7 2 (3.70%) Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.70%) Server Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Network Support
7 2 (3.70%) Server Support Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) XML
1 4 (7.41%) Middleware
2 3 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (5.56%) XSD
2 3 (5.56%) HTML
2 3 (5.56%) Web Services
2 3 (5.56%) WSDL
3 2 (3.70%) LAMP
3 2 (3.70%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (3.70%) JMS
3 2 (3.70%) .NET
3 2 (3.70%) REST
3 2 (3.70%) JSON
3 2 (3.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.85%) JAX-WS
4 1 (1.85%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.85%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.85%) EDIFACT
4 1 (1.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.70%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.70%) Clustering
3 2 (3.70%) Open Source
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.85%) DataPower
4 1 (1.85%) TRADACOMS
4 1 (1.85%) Replication
4 1 (1.85%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 28 (51.85%) Windows
2 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (18.52%) Windows XP
4 8 (14.81%) Linux
4 8 (14.81%) Windows 7
5 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (9.26%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.85%) UNIX
7 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) ITIL
2 6 (11.11%) Security Architecture
3 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
4 4 (7.41%) Migration
4 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce
4 4 (7.41%) Project Management
4 4 (7.41%) Load Balancing
4 4 (7.41%) Software Engineering
4 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (5.56%) Network Design
5 3 (5.56%) SOA
6 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.70%) Information Security
6 2 (3.70%) Identity Management
6 2 (3.70%) Security Management
6 2 (3.70%) Project Planning
6 2 (3.70%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.70%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.56%) Java
2 2 (3.70%) SQL
3 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.85%) XPath
3 1 (1.85%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.96%) CCNA
3 5 (9.26%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.41%) CCNP
5 2 (3.70%) CCIE
6 1 (1.85%) MCSE
6 1 (1.85%) CCDP
6 1 (1.85%) CISSP
6 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.85%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (1.85%) CISM
6 1 (1.85%) GIAC
6 1 (1.85%) CCSA
6 1 (1.85%) CCSE
6 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.85%) ISSAP
6 1 (1.85%) ISSEP
6 1 (1.85%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 10 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.56%) vSphere
4 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.85%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.85%) KVM
4 1 (1.85%) XenApp
4 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 3 (5.56%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.70%) SCCM
4 1 (1.85%) SCOM
4 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.85%) Puppet
4 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (66.67%) Cisco
2 14 (25.93%) CheckPoint
3 12 (22.22%) VMware
4 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 9 (16.67%) HP
6 7 (12.96%) Juniper
7 6 (11.11%) Dell
8 5 (9.26%) Citrix
8 5 (9.26%) Blue Coat
9 4 (7.41%) SAP
10 3 (5.56%) Oracle
10 3 (5.56%) Software AG
10 3 (5.56%) F5
11 2 (3.70%) ServiceNow
11 2 (3.70%) Intel
11 2 (3.70%) LANDesk
11 2 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (3.70%) IBM
12 1 (1.85%) EMC
12 1 (1.85%) webMethods
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