The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 42 45 53
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 123 118 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.06% 3.86% 3.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.90% 25.05% 22.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 57 29
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£350 £335 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +21.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £206 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £408 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 8
Average hourly rate £23.63 £27.50 £24.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.09% +11.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.27 £20.00 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £28.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-4.33% +3.44%
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 of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
494 471 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.33% 15.39% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 249 126
Average daily rate £335 £338 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £425 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 71 44
Average hourly rate £21.53 £25.25 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +16.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.55 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +31 54 £400 - 23
Norfolk +18 19 £335 +4.68%
Essex +2 18 £400 +16.36% 5
Cambridgeshire -29 18 £333 +10.83% 13
Suffolk -3 8 £300 -20.00% 1
Bedfordshire +6 7 £350 +16.66% 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 136 (53.13%) Cisco
2 98 (38.28%) Windows
3 78 (30.47%) Active Directory
4 65 (25.39%) LAN
5 64 (25.00%) DNS
6 62 (24.22%) Cisco ASA
7 61 (23.83%) Cisco Certification
8 58 (22.66%) VMware
9 53 (20.70%) WAN
10 49 (19.14%) ITIL
10 49 (19.14%) Linux
11 46 (17.97%) Microsoft
12 45 (17.58%) DHCP
13 41 (16.02%) Wireless
13 41 (16.02%) CCNA
14 40 (15.63%) MS Exchange
15 39 (15.23%) Citrix
15 39 (15.23%) Finance
16 36 (14.06%) CCNP
16 36 (14.06%) SQL Server
17 35 (13.67%) TCP/IP
17 35 (13.67%) VPN
17 35 (13.67%) CheckPoint
17 35 (13.67%) Windows Server 2003
17 35 (13.67%) Internet
18 33 (12.89%) SAN
18 33 (12.89%) Windows Server 2008
19 31 (12.11%) Juniper
20 30 (11.72%) Data Centre
21 28 (10.94%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 40 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 22 (8.59%) SharePoint
2 22 (8.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (7.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (4.30%) IIS
6 8 (3.13%) WebSphere
7 7 (2.73%) WebSphere Portal
7 7 (2.73%) WebSphere Process Server
7 7 (2.73%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.34%) Apache
8 6 (2.34%) Lync
9 4 (1.56%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.56%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.78%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.39%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.95%) MS Office
3 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.39%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.91%) Office 365
2 7 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.78%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (25.39%) LAN
2 64 (25.00%) DNS
3 62 (24.22%) Cisco ASA
4 53 (20.70%) WAN
5 45 (17.58%) DHCP
6 41 (16.02%) Wireless
7 35 (13.67%) TCP/IP
7 35 (13.67%) VPN
7 35 (13.67%) Internet
8 33 (12.89%) SAN
9 24 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
10 23 (8.98%) Network Security
11 21 (8.20%) Telnet
12 20 (7.81%) VLAN
12 20 (7.81%) VoIP
13 18 (7.03%) LDAP
13 18 (7.03%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (6.64%) Cisco IOS
14 17 (6.64%) SSH
14 17 (6.64%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.06%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.56%) Big Data
5 4 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.56%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.39%) EDMS
6 1 (0.39%) SQLBase
6 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.39%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (6.64%) Toad
2 5 (1.95%) JIRA
3 4 (1.56%) Selenium
3 4 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (1.17%) MSI
4 3 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.17%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.17%) Redmine
4 3 (1.17%) Trac
5 2 (0.78%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.78%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.78%) Bugzilla
5 2 (0.78%) Subversion
5 2 (0.78%) JUnit
5 2 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.39%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 39 (15.23%) Finance
2 20 (7.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.17%) Law
4 2 (0.78%) Legal
4 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.78%) Banking
4 2 (0.78%) Retail
4 2 (0.78%) Local Government
5 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 56 (21.88%) Network Engineer
2 43 (16.80%) Analyst
3 25 (9.77%) Consultant
4 21 (8.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 15 (5.86%) Administrator
6 14 (5.47%) Architect
7 13 (5.08%) Security Engineer
8 12 (4.69%) Cisco Engineer
8 12 (4.69%) Developer
8 12 (4.69%) Support Engineer
9 11 (4.30%) Support Analyst
9 11 (4.30%) Java Developer
9 11 (4.30%) Senior Network Engineer
10 10 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (3.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 10 (3.91%) Portal Developer
11 9 (3.52%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 9 (3.52%) Network Support
11 9 (3.52%) Security Consultant
12 8 (3.13%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.03%) .NET
2 11 (4.30%) CSS
2 11 (4.30%) JSP
2 11 (4.30%) SAML
2 11 (4.30%) JSTL
3 4 (1.56%) Web Services
4 3 (1.17%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.78%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.39%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.39%) Middleware
6 1 (0.39%) CGI
6 1 (0.39%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.72%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.47%) Video Conferencing
3 12 (4.69%) PKI
4 9 (3.52%) Clustering
4 9 (3.52%) HP Storage
5 8 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.34%) Replication
7 5 (1.95%) CLARiiON
7 5 (1.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.56%) NHS
9 3 (1.17%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.17%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.78%) User Experience
10 2 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.78%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.78%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.78%) e-Health
10 2 (0.78%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 98 (38.28%) Windows
2 49 (19.14%) Linux
3 35 (13.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (12.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (10.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (7.42%) Windows 7
7 8 (3.13%) Windows XP
8 6 (2.34%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.95%) Debian
9 5 (1.95%) UNIX
9 5 (1.95%) Android
10 4 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.78%) AIX
12 1 (0.39%) Solaris
12 1 (0.39%) VMS
12 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (19.14%) ITIL
2 22 (8.59%) Information Security
3 21 (8.20%) Load Balancing
4 18 (7.03%) Identity Management
4 18 (7.03%) Kalman Filter
5 14 (5.47%) Configuration Management
5 14 (5.47%) Change Control
6 13 (5.08%) High Availability
7 12 (4.69%) Change Management
8 11 (4.30%) Service Delivery
8 11 (4.30%) Migration
9 10 (3.91%) Network Management
10 9 (3.52%) PRINCE2
11 8 (3.13%) Project Management
11 8 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (2.73%) SIEM
12 7 (2.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (2.73%) Network Design
12 7 (2.73%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.16%) Java
1 26 (10.16%) SQL
2 14 (5.47%) JavaScript
3 10 (3.91%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.17%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.17%) Perl
5 2 (0.78%) PHP
5 2 (0.78%) VBScript
5 2 (0.78%) VB
5 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
5 2 (0.78%) Ruby
6 1 (0.39%) Korn
6 1 (0.39%) Python
6 1 (0.39%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.39%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.39%) AWK
6 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.39%) C
6 1 (0.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 61 (23.83%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (16.02%) CCNA
3 36 (14.06%) CCNP
4 15 (5.86%) Security Cleared
5 12 (4.69%) SC Cleared
5 12 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (4.69%) Degree
6 11 (4.30%) MCSE
6 11 (4.30%) CCIE
7 9 (3.52%) CISSP
7 9 (3.52%) CISM
8 7 (2.73%) OCA
8 7 (2.73%) Oracle Certification
8 7 (2.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (2.34%) MCITP
10 4 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.17%) CCSP
11 3 (1.17%) MCSA
11 3 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.47%) SLA
2 10 (3.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.73%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.78%) COBIT
5 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.39%) TickIT
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 78 (30.47%) Active Directory
2 28 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (10.55%) vSphere
4 20 (7.81%) Hyper-V
5 16 (6.25%) XenApp
6 15 (5.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (4.30%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (3.52%) Firmware
9 8 (3.13%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 5 (1.95%) UAG
11 4 (1.56%) XenServer
11 4 (1.56%) ProxySG
12 3 (1.17%) VMware ESX
12 3 (1.17%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.78%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.78%) Xen
13 2 (0.78%) Docker
14 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.39%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.39%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (6.25%) Tivoli
2 15 (5.86%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 14 (5.47%) CA Single Sign-On
4 10 (3.91%) ARCserve
5 9 (3.52%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (3.13%) SCCM
6 8 (3.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 7 (2.73%) Novell Identity Manager
7 7 (2.73%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (2.34%) Puppet
9 5 (1.95%) SCOM
10 4 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.56%) Nessus
11 3 (1.17%) FortiGate
11 3 (1.17%) Vagrant
11 3 (1.17%) logstash
11 3 (1.17%) Graphite
11 3 (1.17%) Kubernetes
11 3 (1.17%) Nagios
11 3 (1.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 136 (53.13%) Cisco
2 58 (22.66%) VMware
3 46 (17.97%) Microsoft
4 39 (15.23%) Citrix
5 35 (13.67%) CheckPoint
6 31 (12.11%) Juniper
7 28 (10.94%) Oracle
8 27 (10.55%) HP
9 23 (8.98%) F5
10 19 (7.42%) Cyber-Ark
11 18 (7.03%) CA
11 18 (7.03%) Blue Coat
12 15 (5.86%) Websense
13 13 (5.08%) Symantec
13 13 (5.08%) Barracuda Networks
14 11 (4.30%) SolarWinds
14 11 (4.30%) McAfee
14 11 (4.30%) IBM
15 10 (3.91%) Remedy
15 10 (3.91%) Red Hat
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