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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 52 44 77
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +33
Contract jobs citing Firewall 42 43 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.74% 3.05% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.59% 25.60% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 4
Average daily rate £250 £313 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £419 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £337
% change year-on-year
- +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +15.62%
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
204 168 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 13.30% 11.92% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 82 67
Average daily rate £307 £325 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.69% +35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £222 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £22.50 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -20 18 £300 -6.25% 6
Derbyshire -5 10 £350 -6.35% 3
Leicestershire -5 7 £250 -20.00% 2
Lincolnshire - 4 £188 - 1
Northamptonshire +10 3 £205 +17.14% 4
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 59 (65.56%) Cisco
2 37 (41.11%) Windows
3 36 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (35.56%) LAN
4 32 (35.56%) WAN
5 31 (34.44%) CheckPoint
6 30 (33.33%) Juniper
7 28 (31.11%) CCNP
8 27 (30.00%) Active Directory
8 27 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (23.33%) ITIL
9 21 (23.33%) Data Centre
10 20 (22.22%) F5
10 20 (22.22%) Network Security
11 19 (21.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (21.11%) Citrix
12 18 (20.00%) VMware
13 17 (18.89%) Windows Server
14 16 (17.78%) Blue Coat
15 15 (16.67%) CCNA
15 15 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (14.44%) Windows XP
16 13 (14.44%) Wireless
17 12 (13.33%) CCSA
17 12 (13.33%) SAN
18 11 (12.22%) Blackberry
18 11 (12.22%) Security Cleared
18 11 (12.22%) Cisco Nexus
19 10 (11.11%) CCSE
19 10 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.44%) IIS
4 4 (4.44%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.11%) ColdFusion
6 1 (1.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.22%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.22%) Office 365
2 1 (1.11%) iPaaS
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (35.56%) LAN
1 32 (35.56%) WAN
2 27 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
3 20 (22.22%) Network Security
4 13 (14.44%) Wireless
5 12 (13.33%) SAN
6 11 (12.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (11.11%) TACACS
7 10 (11.11%) VPN
8 8 (8.89%) DNS
8 8 (8.89%) TCP/IP
9 7 (7.78%) DHCP
10 6 (6.67%) VLAN
11 5 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (5.56%) VoIP
12 4 (4.44%) Cisco PIX
12 4 (4.44%) PBX
13 3 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (3.33%) IP Telephony
13 3 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) JIRA
1 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (1.11%) Finance
3 1 (1.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 15 (16.67%) Analyst
3 13 (14.44%) Support Engineer
4 11 (12.22%) IT Support
4 11 (12.22%) Network Analyst
5 10 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (11.11%) Network Security Analyst
5 10 (11.11%) Security Analyst
6 9 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 5 (5.56%) Architect
9 5 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Desktop Support
9 5 (5.56%) IT Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Security Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Consultant
10 4 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.33%) Web Services
2 2 (2.22%) .NET
2 2 (2.22%) HTML
3 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.11%) Ajax
3 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.11%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.11%) LINQ
3 1 (1.11%) RESTful
3 1 (1.11%) SOAP
3 1 (1.11%) WCF
3 1 (1.11%) XML
3 1 (1.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.33%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.22%) Blackberry
3 8 (8.89%) Management Information System
4 7 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.56%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.22%) IVR
6 2 (2.22%) Replication
7 1 (1.11%) CESG
7 1 (1.11%) Clustering
7 1 (1.11%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.11%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.11%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (1.11%) iPad
7 1 (1.11%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.11%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.11%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.11%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (41.11%) Windows
2 19 (21.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (18.89%) Windows Server
4 15 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (14.44%) Windows XP
6 10 (11.11%) Linux
7 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (4.44%) Unix
10 3 (3.33%) Windows 7
10 3 (3.33%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.11%) HPUX
12 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.11%) Solaris
12 1 (1.11%) SUSE
12 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.33%) ITIL
2 10 (11.11%) Project Management
3 8 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (7.78%) Information Security
4 7 (7.78%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 6 (6.67%) Migration
6 5 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (5.56%) Data Protection
6 5 (5.56%) Information Assurance
6 5 (5.56%) Network Design
6 5 (5.56%) Patch Management
6 5 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 5 (5.56%) Security Patching
6 5 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.44%) Network Optimisation
8 3 (3.33%) Network Management
8 3 (3.33%) Software Licensing
9 2 (2.22%) Capacity Management
9 2 (2.22%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.89%) SQL
2 2 (2.22%) C#
3 1 (1.11%) Java
3 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.11%) Python
3 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (31.11%) CCNP
3 15 (16.67%) CCNA
4 12 (13.33%) CCSA
5 11 (12.22%) Security Cleared
6 10 (11.11%) CCSE
7 9 (10.00%) SC Cleared
8 8 (8.89%) CISSP
9 5 (5.56%) Degree
10 3 (3.33%) CCIE
10 3 (3.33%) JNCIA
11 2 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (2.22%) CCSP
11 2 (2.22%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (2.22%) MCSE
11 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (1.11%) CCDP
12 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.11%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.56%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.56%) vSphere
4 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.22%) XenApp
4 2 (2.22%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.11%) Firmware
5 1 (1.11%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.11%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (8.89%) SCCM
2 2 (2.22%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.11%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.11%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.11%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.11%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.11%) RSA enVision
3 1 (1.11%) SCOM
3 1 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 59 (65.56%) Cisco
2 31 (34.44%) CheckPoint
3 30 (33.33%) Juniper
4 20 (22.22%) F5
5 19 (21.11%) Citrix
6 18 (20.00%) VMware
7 16 (17.78%) Blue Coat
8 10 (11.11%) Nokia
9 9 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 7 (7.78%) HP
11 4 (4.44%) Dell
11 4 (4.44%) Meraki
11 4 (4.44%) Palo Alto
12 3 (3.33%) Exinda
12 3 (3.33%) NetApp
12 3 (3.33%) Riverbed
12 3 (3.33%) SolarWinds
12 3 (3.33%) Sophos
13 2 (2.22%) SonicWALL
13 2 (2.22%) Veeam