The first table below looks at the demand for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 31 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 of England 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 52 56 52
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 113 76 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.71% 3.20% 3.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.59% 19.84% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 44 48
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £173 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 16
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.75 £14.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.87% +60.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £14.90 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.05 £36.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
425 383 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.96% 16.13% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 148 237
Average daily rate £315 £293 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 55 72
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -7.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.87 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
Firewall
England

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the East of England region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the East of England region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 31 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
Cambridgeshire +7 30 £300 - 14
Essex +6 28 £363 -9.37% 5
Hertfordshire +17 23 £315 +2.43% 17
Suffolk -18 15 £381 +69.44% 1
Bedfordshire -18 11 £300 +9.09% 6
Norfolk -19 6 £128 -50.00%
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England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 104 (54.45%) Windows
2 97 (50.79%) Cisco
3 58 (30.37%) Active Directory
4 53 (27.75%) Microsoft
4 53 (27.75%) WAN
5 49 (25.65%) LAN
6 46 (24.08%) VPN
7 45 (23.56%) ITIL
8 40 (20.94%) Cisco ASA
8 40 (20.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 39 (20.42%) Linux
10 38 (19.90%) Cisco Certification
11 37 (19.37%) DNS
11 37 (19.37%) VMware
12 36 (18.85%) SAN
13 35 (18.32%) Wireless
14 34 (17.80%) HP
15 33 (17.28%) Hyper-V
16 32 (16.75%) Network Security
17 31 (16.23%) CCNP
17 31 (16.23%) TCP/IP
18 30 (15.71%) Citrix
18 30 (15.71%) CheckPoint
18 30 (15.71%) MS Exchange
18 30 (15.71%) Migration
18 30 (15.71%) PowerShell
19 28 (14.66%) Exchange Server 2010
20 27 (14.14%) Windows Server 2003
21 25 (13.09%) VMware Infrastructure
22 24 (12.57%) Windows 7

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 30 (15.71%) MS Exchange
2 28 (14.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2003
4 18 (9.42%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.71%) Apache
6 7 (3.66%) IIS
6 7 (3.66%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (3.14%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.62%) JOnAS
9 4 (2.09%) GlassFish
9 4 (2.09%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.57%) SAS
10 3 (1.57%) Lync
10 3 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (1.05%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.52%) AquaLogic
12 1 (0.52%) lighttpd
12 1 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.66%) MS Office
3 5 (2.62%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.52%) SaaS
3 1 (0.52%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (27.75%) WAN
2 49 (25.65%) LAN
3 46 (24.08%) VPN
4 40 (20.94%) Cisco ASA
5 37 (19.37%) DNS
6 36 (18.85%) SAN
7 35 (18.32%) Wireless
8 32 (16.75%) Network Security
9 31 (16.23%) TCP/IP
10 23 (12.04%) DHCP
11 19 (9.95%) VLAN
12 17 (8.90%) VoIP
13 16 (8.38%) MPLS
13 16 (8.38%) Reverse Proxy
14 15 (7.85%) BGP
15 14 (7.33%) OSPF
16 11 (5.76%) Cisco IOS
17 10 (5.24%) NAS
17 10 (5.24%) SSL
18 9 (4.71%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.04%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (7.85%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.05%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.52%) MySQL
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 8 (4.19%) Selenium
1 8 (4.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (3.66%) JUnit
3 6 (3.14%) Bugzilla
3 6 (3.14%) Redmine
3 6 (3.14%) Trac
3 6 (3.14%) JIRA
4 4 (2.09%) VisualVM
5 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.52%) Subversion
5 1 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.52%) MSI
5 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.52%) SoapUI
General
1 22 (11.52%) Finance
2 4 (2.09%) Publishing
2 4 (2.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.05%) Billing
3 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.05%) Advertising
3 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.52%) Legal
4 1 (0.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 42 (21.99%) Network Engineer
2 36 (18.85%) Analyst
3 21 (10.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (8.38%) Security Engineer
5 15 (7.85%) Developer
6 14 (7.33%) Architect
6 14 (7.33%) Network Security Engineer
7 12 (6.28%) Security Analyst
8 11 (5.76%) Technical Analyst
8 11 (5.76%) Support Analyst
8 11 (5.76%) Network Analyst
8 11 (5.76%) Consultant
9 10 (5.24%) Support Engineer
9 10 (5.24%) Network Support
10 9 (4.71%) Cisco Engineer
10 9 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (4.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 8 (4.19%) Network Specialist
12 7 (3.66%) Cisco Support
12 7 (3.66%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.95%) Web Services
2 18 (9.42%) XML
3 15 (7.85%) JSON
4 11 (5.76%) .NET
5 4 (2.09%) HTML
5 4 (2.09%) SOAP
6 2 (1.05%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.05%) REST
6 2 (1.05%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.05%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.52%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.52%) HTML5
7 1 (0.52%) Middleware
7 1 (0.52%) J2EE
7 1 (0.52%) COM
7 1 (0.52%) COM+
7 1 (0.52%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.85%) Replication
2 8 (4.19%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.19%) Firmware
2 8 (4.19%) Kindle
3 7 (3.66%) Thin Client
3 7 (3.66%) Fat Client
4 6 (3.14%) PKI
5 4 (2.09%) EqualLogic
6 3 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.05%) Clustering
7 2 (1.05%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.05%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.05%) FMCG
7 2 (1.05%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.52%) Open Source
8 1 (0.52%) iPhone
8 1 (0.52%) DataPower
8 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.52%) NHS
8 1 (0.52%) STB
Operating Systems
1 104 (54.45%) Windows
2 40 (20.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (20.42%) Linux
4 27 (14.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (12.57%) Windows 7
6 20 (10.47%) UNIX
7 14 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (5.24%) Windows XP
9 8 (4.19%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.52%) Android
11 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.52%) AIX
11 1 (0.52%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (23.56%) ITIL
2 30 (15.71%) Migration
3 16 (8.38%) Change Control
4 13 (6.81%) DevOps
5 12 (6.28%) Network Management
6 11 (5.76%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (5.76%) Information Security
7 8 (4.19%) Project Management
7 8 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (3.66%) PRINCE2
8 7 (3.66%) Use Case
8 7 (3.66%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.14%) Network Design
9 6 (3.14%) E-Commerce
10 5 (2.62%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (2.62%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (2.09%) Software Deployment
11 4 (2.09%) Information Governance
11 4 (2.09%) Customer Engagement
11 4 (2.09%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.71%) PowerShell
2 24 (12.57%) SQL
3 17 (8.90%) Shell Script
4 11 (5.76%) Java
5 8 (4.19%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.19%) Perl
5 8 (4.19%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.14%) Ruby
6 6 (3.14%) VB.NET
6 6 (3.14%) PHP
6 6 (3.14%) VBScript
7 3 (1.57%) C
8 1 (0.52%) C#
8 1 (0.52%) VB
8 1 (0.52%) Python
8 1 (0.52%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 38 (19.90%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (16.23%) CCNP
3 16 (8.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (7.85%) CCNA
5 14 (7.33%) MCSE
5 14 (7.33%) CCSE
6 11 (5.76%) Security Cleared
7 9 (4.71%) SC Cleared
7 9 (4.71%) CCSA
8 7 (3.66%) MCITP
8 7 (3.66%) CCDP
8 7 (3.66%) Sun Certification
9 6 (3.14%) MCP
10 4 (2.09%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (2.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.57%) Degree
11 3 (1.57%) CISSP
12 2 (1.05%) CCIE
12 2 (1.05%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (1.05%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.81%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.09%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.05%) SLA
3 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.52%) COBIT
4 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 58 (30.37%) Active Directory
2 33 (17.28%) Hyper-V
3 25 (13.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.71%) XenServer
5 8 (4.19%) vSphere
5 8 (4.19%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.14%) KVM
7 5 (2.62%) UAG
8 4 (2.09%) ISA Server
8 4 (2.09%) Xen
8 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.05%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (1.05%) XenApp
11 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.52%) Nmap
11 1 (0.52%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (8.90%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (8.38%) Puppet
3 13 (6.81%) SCCM
4 11 (5.76%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (4.71%) SCOM
6 8 (4.19%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (3.14%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (2.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (2.09%) Opsview
9 4 (2.09%) ARCserve
10 2 (1.05%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.52%) Nessus
11 1 (0.52%) WebInspect
11 1 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.52%) ZENworks
11 1 (0.52%) OpenView
11 1 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.52%) Nagios
11 1 (0.52%) OPNET
11 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 97 (50.79%) Cisco
2 53 (27.75%) Microsoft
3 37 (19.37%) VMware
4 34 (17.80%) HP
5 30 (15.71%) Citrix
5 30 (15.71%) CheckPoint
6 14 (7.33%) Juniper
7 13 (6.81%) WatchGuard
8 12 (6.28%) F5
9 8 (4.19%) SolarWinds
10 7 (3.66%) Imperva
10 7 (3.66%) Symantec
10 7 (3.66%) Mitel
11 6 (3.14%) Dell
11 6 (3.14%) Oracle
11 6 (3.14%) Splunk
11 6 (3.14%) Infoblox
11 6 (3.14%) Becrypt
12 5 (2.62%) Qualys
12 5 (2.62%) EMC
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