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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 51 57 48
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 37 27 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.62% 1.88% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.26% 12.68% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 19
Average daily rate
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£344 £290 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.53% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £255 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £323 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 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 £20.25 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
174 213 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.31% 14.80% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 112 63
Average daily rate £350 £293 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.65% +17.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 12 21
Average hourly rate £13.81 £12.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.73% -35.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £25.75 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Firewall
England

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 22 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 22 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 +11 13 £208 -28.44% 1
Northamptonshire -2 6 £450 +40.62% 3
Derbyshire -2 5 £208 -35.15%
Leicestershire - 5 £563 - 5
Lincolnshire +7 3 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 34 (66.67%) Cisco
2 25 (49.02%) Windows
3 24 (47.06%) WAN
4 21 (41.18%) Active Directory
5 18 (35.29%) LAN
6 15 (29.41%) CheckPoint
7 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (23.53%) VMware
8 12 (23.53%) MS Exchange
9 11 (21.57%) Network Security
10 10 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (19.61%) Windows XP
10 10 (19.61%) ITIL
11 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
11 9 (17.65%) HP
12 8 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (15.69%) Linux
12 8 (15.69%) SAN
13 7 (13.73%) CCNA
13 7 (13.73%) Windows 7
13 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (11.76%) Retail
14 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
14 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
14 6 (11.76%) Dell
14 6 (11.76%) VPN
14 6 (11.76%) MS Office
14 6 (11.76%) Wireless
14 6 (11.76%) Blackberry

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 12 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.88%) WebLogic
5 3 (5.88%) WebSphere
5 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.92%) NetWeaver
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
7 1 (1.96%) Apache
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.96%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.96%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.96%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) PaaS
2 2 (3.92%) SaaS
2 2 (3.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (47.06%) WAN
2 18 (35.29%) LAN
3 11 (21.57%) Network Security
4 8 (15.69%) SAN
5 6 (11.76%) VPN
5 6 (11.76%) Wireless
6 5 (9.80%) HTTP
6 5 (9.80%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (7.84%) VLAN
7 4 (7.84%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (5.88%) Internet
8 3 (5.88%) DNS
8 3 (5.88%) HTTPS
8 3 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (3.92%) BIG-IP
9 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
9 2 (3.92%) SSL
9 2 (3.92%) MPLS
9 2 (3.92%) DMZ
10 1 (1.96%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.92%) DB2
3 1 (1.96%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.96%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.96%) Ant
1 1 (1.96%) JDeveloper
1 1 (1.96%) Gradle
1 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.96%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (11.76%) Retail
2 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.88%) Finance
4 2 (3.92%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) Architect
2 9 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (13.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Network Architect
3 7 (13.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (9.80%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.88%) Administrator
6 3 (5.88%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Lead Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Cisco Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Cisco Network Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Server Support Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) XML
1 4 (7.84%) Middleware
2 3 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (5.88%) HTML
2 3 (5.88%) XSD
2 3 (5.88%) Web Services
2 3 (5.88%) WSDL
3 2 (3.92%) REST
3 2 (3.92%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (3.92%) JSON
3 2 (3.92%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (3.92%) .NET
3 2 (3.92%) JMS
3 2 (3.92%) LAMP
4 1 (1.96%) EDIFACT
4 1 (1.96%) EDI
4 1 (1.96%) XSLT
4 1 (1.96%) SOAP
4 1 (1.96%) XML Schema
4 1 (1.96%) JAXP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) Open Source
3 2 (3.92%) Clustering
3 2 (3.92%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.96%) Firmware
4 1 (1.96%) Replication
4 1 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.96%) DataPower
4 1 (1.96%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 25 (49.02%) Windows
2 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (19.61%) Windows XP
4 8 (15.69%) Linux
5 7 (13.73%) Windows 7
6 5 (9.80%) Windows 2000 Server
6 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.96%) Solaris
7 1 (1.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) ITIL
2 5 (9.80%) Project Management
2 5 (9.80%) Service Delivery
2 5 (9.80%) Load Balancing
2 5 (9.80%) Security Architecture
2 5 (9.80%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
3 4 (7.84%) Migration
3 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (5.88%) SOA
4 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
4 3 (5.88%) Network Design
5 2 (3.92%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (3.92%) Capacity Management
5 2 (3.92%) Release Management
5 2 (3.92%) Supplier Management
5 2 (3.92%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (3.92%) Project Planning
5 2 (3.92%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) Java
2 2 (3.92%) SQL
3 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.96%) XPath
3 1 (1.96%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (13.73%) CCNA
3 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) CCNP
5 2 (3.92%) CCIE
6 1 (1.96%) CCSA
6 1 (1.96%) MCSE
6 1 (1.96%) CCDP
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.96%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (1.96%) Degree
6 1 (1.96%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.96%) CCSE
6 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) PCI DSS
1 2 (3.92%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 10 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.88%) vSphere
4 1 (1.96%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.96%) XenApp
4 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.96%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.96%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) Backup Exec
2 3 (5.88%) SCCM
2 3 (5.88%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.96%) WSUS
3 1 (1.96%) SCOM
3 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.96%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (66.67%) Cisco
2 15 (29.41%) CheckPoint
3 12 (23.53%) VMware
4 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 9 (17.65%) HP
5 6 (11.76%) Dell
5 6 (11.76%) Juniper
6 5 (9.80%) Blue Coat
7 4 (7.84%) F5
7 4 (7.84%) Citrix
7 4 (7.84%) Oracle
8 3 (5.88%) SAP
9 2 (3.92%) ServiceNow
9 2 (3.92%) Software AG
9 2 (3.92%) Intel
9 2 (3.92%) IBM
9 2 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.96%) CommVault
10 1 (1.96%) EMC
10 1 (1.96%) Veeam
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