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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 52 69 50
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -19
Contract jobs citing Firewall 45 29 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.91% 1.74% 2.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.53% 13.74% 24.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 30
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£425 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £400 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £19.30 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+21.76% -24.31%
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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
209 211 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 13.52% 12.70% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 111 93
Average daily rate £388 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 19
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.09 £11.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £20.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +16 19 £433 +57.27% 6
Northamptonshire +6 6 £450 +40.62% 3
Leicestershire +7 5 £383 +17.69% 5
Derbyshire +4 5 £394 -1.56%
Lincolnshire +8 2 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 49 (68.06%) Cisco
2 30 (41.67%) Windows
3 28 (38.89%) CheckPoint
4 27 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 24 (33.33%) VMware
6 22 (30.56%) WAN
7 21 (29.17%) HP
8 20 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (26.39%) ITIL
10 18 (25.00%) Blue Coat
11 17 (23.61%) CCNA
11 17 (23.61%) Wireless
11 17 (23.61%) SAN
12 16 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (22.22%) CCNP
12 16 (22.22%) LAN
13 15 (20.83%) Load Balancing
13 15 (20.83%) Network Security
13 15 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (19.44%) CCIE
15 13 (18.06%) VMware ESXi
15 13 (18.06%) Change Control
16 12 (16.67%) NAS
16 12 (16.67%) Nortel Contivity
16 12 (16.67%) ProxySG
16 12 (16.67%) Nortel
16 12 (16.67%) MS Exchange
17 11 (15.28%) Degree
18 10 (13.89%) Windows XP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 12 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (9.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.17%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.78%) NetWeaver
6 2 (2.78%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.39%) Apache
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.39%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) MS Office
2 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) PaaS
2 2 (2.78%) IaaS
2 2 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (30.56%) WAN
2 17 (23.61%) SAN
2 17 (23.61%) Wireless
3 16 (22.22%) LAN
4 15 (20.83%) Network Security
4 15 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (16.67%) NAS
5 12 (16.67%) Nortel Contivity
6 5 (6.94%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (6.94%) HTTP
6 5 (6.94%) VPN
7 4 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (5.56%) VLAN
8 3 (4.17%) DNS
8 3 (4.17%) HTTPS
8 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.78%) VoIP
9 2 (2.78%) SSL
9 2 (2.78%) Internet
9 2 (2.78%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) DB2
3 1 (1.39%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Ant
1 1 (1.39%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.39%) JDeveloper
1 1 (1.39%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.39%) Gradle
1 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (12.50%) Retail
2 6 (8.33%) Finance
3 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.78%) Banking
4 2 (2.78%) Local Government
5 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (19.44%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.50%) Architect
3 8 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 8 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (9.72%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (9.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.94%) Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Consultant
6 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Network Architect
7 4 (5.56%) Administrator
8 3 (4.17%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.78%) Security Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Network Administrator
9 2 (2.78%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.78%) Network Designer
9 2 (2.78%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) XML
1 4 (5.56%) Middleware
2 3 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (4.17%) XSD
2 3 (4.17%) HTML
2 3 (4.17%) Web Services
2 3 (4.17%) WSDL
3 2 (2.78%) LAMP
3 2 (2.78%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (2.78%) JMS
3 2 (2.78%) .NET
3 2 (2.78%) REST
3 2 (2.78%) JSON
3 2 (2.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.39%) JAX-WS
4 1 (1.39%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.39%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.39%) EDIFACT
4 1 (1.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) Open Source
4 2 (2.78%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.78%) Clustering
4 2 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.39%) DataPower
5 1 (1.39%) TRADACOMS
5 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.39%) EPoS
5 1 (1.39%) Firmware
5 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (41.67%) Windows
2 16 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (13.89%) Windows XP
5 9 (12.50%) Linux
5 9 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.39%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.39%) ITIL
2 15 (20.83%) Load Balancing
3 13 (18.06%) Change Control
4 6 (8.33%) Security Architecture
5 5 (6.94%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.56%) E-Commerce
6 4 (5.56%) Migration
6 4 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.56%) Information Security
6 4 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (4.17%) Network Design
7 3 (4.17%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (4.17%) Project Management
7 3 (4.17%) Risk Management
7 3 (4.17%) SOA
7 3 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.78%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.17%) Java
2 2 (2.78%) SQL
3 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.39%) XPath
3 1 (1.39%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 20 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (23.61%) CCNA
3 16 (22.22%) CCNP
4 14 (19.44%) CCIE
5 11 (15.28%) Degree
6 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
6 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.17%) CISSP
8 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.39%) MCSE
8 1 (1.39%) CCDP
8 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.39%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.39%) CISM
8 1 (1.39%) GIAC
8 1 (1.39%) CCSA
8 1 (1.39%) CCSE
8 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.39%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.39%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 27 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.06%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (16.67%) ProxySG
4 9 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (5.56%) vSphere
6 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.39%) XenApp
7 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.39%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.39%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) Backup Exec
1 4 (5.56%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.78%) SCCM
3 1 (1.39%) SCOM
3 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.39%) Puppet
3 1 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (68.06%) Cisco
2 28 (38.89%) CheckPoint
3 24 (33.33%) VMware
4 21 (29.17%) HP
5 18 (25.00%) Blue Coat
6 12 (16.67%) Nortel
7 8 (11.11%) Juniper
7 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 5 (6.94%) Citrix
9 4 (5.56%) Dell
9 4 (5.56%) SAP
10 3 (4.17%) Oracle
10 3 (4.17%) Software AG
11 2 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (2.78%) IBM
11 2 (2.78%) Intel
11 2 (2.78%) LANDesk
11 2 (2.78%) F5
11 2 (2.78%) ServiceNow
12 1 (1.39%) AirMagnet
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