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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 42 76 40
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -36
Contract jobs citing Firewall 37 19 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.67% 1.26% 3.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.98% 11.52% 19.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 20
Average daily rate
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£306 £256 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.51% -21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £243 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £411 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -62.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.00 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.88 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+10.77% -26.10%
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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
161 165 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.62% 10.94% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 64 84
Average daily rate £325 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £110 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £410 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 49
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.94 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £160.00 £36.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +10 24 £313 -13.79% 4
Leicestershire +9 4 £313 - 7
Northamptonshire -3 4 £148 -43.80%
Derbyshire +25 2 £374 - 1
Lincolnshire - - - -
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England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (65.33%) Cisco
2 33 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (42.67%) CheckPoint
4 26 (34.67%) LAN
4 26 (34.67%) WAN
5 25 (33.33%) Blue Coat
6 24 (32.00%) VMware
6 24 (32.00%) CCNP
6 24 (32.00%) CCNA
7 22 (29.33%) SAN
7 22 (29.33%) Load Balancing
8 21 (28.00%) Windows
9 20 (26.67%) CCIE
9 20 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (25.33%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (25.33%) HP
10 19 (25.33%) ITIL
10 19 (25.33%) Wireless
11 17 (22.67%) Active Directory
12 16 (21.33%) ProxySG
12 16 (21.33%) VMware ESXi
13 15 (20.00%) Change Control
13 15 (20.00%) NAS
13 15 (20.00%) Nortel Contivity
13 15 (20.00%) Nortel
14 12 (16.00%) VPN
15 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (13.33%) SQL Server
16 10 (13.33%) Retail
16 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 9 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (6.67%) NetWeaver
3 5 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.33%) Apache
6 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.33%) Lync
6 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) MS Office
2 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 26 (34.67%) LAN
1 26 (34.67%) WAN
2 22 (29.33%) SAN
3 20 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 19 (25.33%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (25.33%) Wireless
5 15 (20.00%) NAS
5 15 (20.00%) Nortel Contivity
6 12 (16.00%) VPN
7 7 (9.33%) Network Security
8 6 (8.00%) Reverse Proxy
8 6 (8.00%) DMZ
9 5 (6.67%) HTTP
9 5 (6.67%) TCP/IP
9 5 (6.67%) HTTPS
9 5 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (6.67%) Wireshark
10 4 (5.33%) VoIP
11 3 (4.00%) DNS
11 3 (4.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.67%) DB2
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (13.33%) Retail
2 5 (6.67%) Finance
3 4 (5.33%) Banking
4 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (38.67%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.00%) Analyst
3 7 (9.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (8.00%) Desktop Support
4 6 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Network Support
5 5 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Architect
5 5 (6.67%) Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Integration Architect
6 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Voice Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Implementation Engineer
8 2 (2.67%) 3rd Line Support Technician
8 2 (2.67%) Support Technician
8 2 (2.67%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.67%) Web Services
1 5 (6.67%) XML
1 5 (6.67%) XSD
1 5 (6.67%) HTML
1 5 (6.67%) .NET
1 5 (6.67%) WAP
1 5 (6.67%) WSDL
1 5 (6.67%) JMS
1 5 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
1 5 (6.67%) Middleware
1 5 (6.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 5 (6.67%) JSON
1 5 (6.67%) ActiveMQ
1 5 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Blackberry
1 6 (8.00%) Clustering
2 5 (6.67%) Open Source
3 3 (4.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.00%) EPoS
4 2 (2.67%) Statistics
4 2 (2.67%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) NHS
5 1 (1.33%) AS400
5 1 (1.33%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 21 (28.00%) Windows
2 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (9.33%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.67%) Linux
6 5 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 5 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.33%) UNIX
7 1 (1.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.33%) Load Balancing
2 19 (25.33%) ITIL
3 15 (20.00%) Change Control
4 6 (8.00%) Network Management
5 5 (6.67%) SOA
5 5 (6.67%) Migration
6 3 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.67%) Data Protection
7 2 (2.67%) IT Governance
7 2 (2.67%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (2.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.67%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.67%) Change Management
7 2 (2.67%) Network Design
7 2 (2.67%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (2.67%) Information Security
8 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.33%) Supplier Management
8 1 (1.33%) CAD
8 1 (1.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.67%) Java
2 3 (4.00%) SQL
3 1 (1.33%) C
3 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (44.00%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (32.00%) CCNP
2 24 (32.00%) CCNA
3 20 (26.67%) CCIE
4 10 (13.33%) Degree
5 6 (8.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.67%) MCITP
7 2 (2.67%) CISSP
7 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.67%) MCSE
8 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.33%) CCSE
8 1 (1.33%) CCSA
8 1 (1.33%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (22.67%) Active Directory
2 16 (21.33%) ProxySG
2 16 (21.33%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.67%) vSphere
4 1 (1.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.67%) SCCM
2 2 (2.67%) SCOM
2 2 (2.67%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.33%) WMI
3 1 (1.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.33%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (65.33%) Cisco
2 32 (42.67%) CheckPoint
3 25 (33.33%) Blue Coat
4 24 (32.00%) VMware
5 19 (25.33%) HP
6 15 (20.00%) Nortel
7 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
8 8 (10.67%) Juniper
9 7 (9.33%) F5
10 6 (8.00%) SolarWinds
10 6 (8.00%) Oracle
11 5 (6.67%) SAP
11 5 (6.67%) Software AG
12 4 (5.33%) Citrix
12 4 (5.33%) Intel
13 3 (4.00%) Fortinet
14 2 (2.67%) Aastra
14 2 (2.67%) Nokia
15 1 (1.33%) Avaya
15 1 (1.33%) IBM
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