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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 47 68 48
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -20
Contract jobs citing Firewall 46 25 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.04% 1.55% 2.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.89% 11.31% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 27
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£425 £288 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £254 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £324 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.63 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.70% -2.22%
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
201 221 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 13.27% 13.66% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 118 79
Average daily rate £388 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 21
Average hourly rate £19.00 £13.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -28.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £20.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +24 19 £433 +60.18% 2
Northamptonshire +2 6 £450 +40.62% 1
Leicestershire +13 5 £564 - 5
Derbyshire 0 4 £388 +21.09% 1
Lincolnshire +8 2 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 44 (65.67%) Cisco
2 30 (44.78%) Windows
3 26 (38.81%) Active Directory
4 24 (35.82%) CheckPoint
5 22 (32.84%) WAN
6 19 (28.36%) VMware
7 17 (25.37%) HP
8 16 (23.88%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (23.88%) LAN
8 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (22.39%) ITIL
9 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (20.90%) Network Security
10 14 (20.90%) CCNA
10 14 (20.90%) SAN
11 13 (19.40%) Wireless
11 13 (19.40%) Blue Coat
12 12 (17.91%) CCNP
12 12 (17.91%) MS Exchange
13 11 (16.42%) Load Balancing
13 11 (16.42%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (14.93%) Windows XP
14 10 (14.93%) CCIE
15 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
15 9 (13.43%) Change Control
15 9 (13.43%) NAS
15 9 (13.43%) Windows 7
15 9 (13.43%) VMware ESXi
15 9 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (11.94%) Degree

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (17.91%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (10.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.48%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.99%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.99%) NetWeaver
7 1 (1.49%) Apache
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.49%) Lync
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Office
2 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.49%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) PaaS
2 2 (2.99%) SaaS
2 2 (2.99%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (32.84%) WAN
2 16 (23.88%) LAN
3 14 (20.90%) Network Security
3 14 (20.90%) SAN
4 13 (19.40%) Wireless
5 11 (16.42%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (13.43%) NAS
7 8 (11.94%) Nortel Contivity
8 5 (7.46%) HTTP
8 5 (7.46%) VPN
8 5 (7.46%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (5.97%) VLAN
9 4 (5.97%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (4.48%) DNS
10 3 (4.48%) HTTPS
11 2 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (2.99%) BIG-IP
11 2 (2.99%) IP Telephony
11 2 (2.99%) SSL
11 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) DB2
3 1 (1.49%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.49%) Ant
1 1 (1.49%) JDeveloper
1 1 (1.49%) Gradle
1 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (11.94%) Retail
2 5 (7.46%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.99%) Local Government
3 2 (2.99%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (14.93%) Network Engineer
2 9 (13.43%) Architect
2 9 (13.43%) Support Engineer
3 8 (11.94%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (10.45%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (10.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Desktop Support
5 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Consultant
6 5 (7.46%) Network Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Network Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Administrator
8 2 (2.99%) Server Support Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Security Architect
8 2 (2.99%) Security Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Server Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Network Support
8 2 (2.99%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) XML
1 4 (5.97%) Middleware
2 3 (4.48%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (4.48%) XSD
2 3 (4.48%) Web Services
2 3 (4.48%) HTML
2 3 (4.48%) WSDL
3 2 (2.99%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (2.99%) JSON
3 2 (2.99%) REST
3 2 (2.99%) .NET
3 2 (2.99%) JMS
3 2 (2.99%) LAMP
4 1 (1.49%) EDIFACT
4 1 (1.49%) EDI
4 1 (1.49%) XSLT
4 1 (1.49%) SOAP
4 1 (1.49%) XML Schema
4 1 (1.49%) JAXP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.99%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.99%) Open Source
3 2 (2.99%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.99%) Clustering
4 1 (1.49%) Replication
4 1 (1.49%) Firmware
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.49%) TRADACOMS
4 1 (1.49%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 30 (44.78%) Windows
2 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (14.93%) Windows XP
5 9 (13.43%) Windows 7
6 8 (11.94%) Linux
7 6 (8.96%) Windows 2000 Server
7 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.49%) UNIX
8 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.39%) ITIL
2 11 (16.42%) Load Balancing
3 9 (13.43%) Change Control
4 6 (8.96%) Security Architecture
5 5 (7.46%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.97%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.97%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (5.97%) E-Commerce
6 4 (5.97%) Migration
6 4 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.97%) Information Security
7 3 (4.48%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (4.48%) Risk Management
7 3 (4.48%) Project Management
7 3 (4.48%) SOA
7 3 (4.48%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.48%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.48%) Network Design
8 2 (2.99%) Business Analysis
8 2 (2.99%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.48%) Java
2 2 (2.99%) SQL
3 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.49%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 1 (1.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (23.88%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (20.90%) CCNA
3 12 (17.91%) CCNP
4 10 (14.93%) CCIE
5 8 (11.94%) Degree
6 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
6 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.48%) CISSP
8 1 (1.49%) CCSA
8 1 (1.49%) GIAC
8 1 (1.49%) CISM
8 1 (1.49%) MCSE
8 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.49%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.49%) CCDP
8 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.49%) CCSE
8 1 (1.49%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.49%) ISSEP
8 1 (1.49%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.99%) QA
System Software
1 26 (38.81%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.43%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.94%) ProxySG
4 3 (4.48%) vSphere
4 3 (4.48%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.49%) KVM
5 1 (1.49%) XenApp
5 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.49%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) Backup Exec
2 4 (5.97%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.99%) SCCM
4 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.49%) Puppet
4 1 (1.49%) WSUS
4 1 (1.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (65.67%) Cisco
2 24 (35.82%) CheckPoint
3 19 (28.36%) VMware
4 17 (25.37%) HP
5 13 (19.40%) Blue Coat
6 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
7 8 (11.94%) Nortel
8 7 (10.45%) Juniper
9 5 (7.46%) Citrix
9 5 (7.46%) Dell
10 4 (5.97%) SAP
11 3 (4.48%) Oracle
11 3 (4.48%) Software AG
12 2 (2.99%) LANDesk
12 2 (2.99%) F5
12 2 (2.99%) ServiceNow
12 2 (2.99%) Intel
12 2 (2.99%) IBM
12 2 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
13 1 (1.49%) webMethods
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