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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 47 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 115 111 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.77% 3.67% 3.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.58% 26.24% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 58 44
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£315 £325 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +27.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £179 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £431 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 8
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +20.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.82 £21.00 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £35.10 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.01 £20.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+8.70% -10.98%
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
533 423 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.45% 13.97% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 227 149
Average daily rate £313 £315 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 55 60
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% +5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £11.50 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £35.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +13 43 £330 +4.76% 14
Cambridgeshire -5 23 £300 - 11
Norfolk +13 20 £325 +154.90% 2
Essex -19 14 £400 +10.34% 2
Suffolk -2 8 £300 -21.31% 2
Bedfordshire +5 5 £338 +12.50% 5
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 131 (54.13%) Cisco
2 96 (39.67%) Windows
3 70 (28.93%) Active Directory
4 62 (25.62%) LAN
5 60 (24.79%) Cisco Certification
6 57 (23.55%) WAN
7 56 (23.14%) VMware
8 51 (21.07%) Cisco ASA
9 48 (19.83%) DNS
10 47 (19.42%) Linux
11 44 (18.18%) ITIL
12 42 (17.36%) Wireless
13 41 (16.94%) SQL Server
14 40 (16.53%) Microsoft
15 39 (16.12%) VPN
16 37 (15.29%) TCP/IP
16 37 (15.29%) MS Exchange
16 37 (15.29%) CCNP
16 37 (15.29%) Citrix
17 36 (14.88%) Internet
17 36 (14.88%) DHCP
17 36 (14.88%) F5
18 34 (14.05%) SAN
18 34 (14.05%) Finance
19 33 (13.64%) CheckPoint
19 33 (13.64%) CCNA
19 33 (13.64%) Network Security
20 32 (13.22%) Windows Server 2003
20 32 (13.22%) Data Centre
21 30 (12.40%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 37 (15.29%) MS Exchange
2 29 (11.98%) SharePoint
3 21 (8.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (3.72%) IIS
7 8 (3.31%) WebSphere
8 7 (2.89%) WebSphere Portal
8 7 (2.89%) WebSphere Process Server
8 7 (2.89%) Apache
8 7 (2.89%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (2.07%) Lync
9 5 (2.07%) WorkSite
9 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.41%) CMS
11 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (2.89%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.41%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.07%) Office 365
2 4 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.83%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 62 (25.62%) LAN
2 57 (23.55%) WAN
3 51 (21.07%) Cisco ASA
4 48 (19.83%) DNS
5 42 (17.36%) Wireless
6 39 (16.12%) VPN
7 37 (15.29%) TCP/IP
8 36 (14.88%) DHCP
8 36 (14.88%) Internet
9 34 (14.05%) SAN
10 33 (13.64%) Network Security
11 21 (8.68%) Cisco Nexus
11 21 (8.68%) VoIP
12 20 (8.26%) VLAN
13 17 (7.02%) OSPF
14 16 (6.61%) BGP
14 16 (6.61%) Telnet
15 15 (6.20%) SSL
15 15 (6.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 13 (5.37%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (16.94%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (5.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (3.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.07%) Big Data
6 4 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.65%) EDRMS
7 3 (1.24%) EDMS
8 2 (0.83%) SQLBase
8 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.41%) DB2
9 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (4.96%) Toad
2 5 (2.07%) JIRA
3 4 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (1.24%) Redmine
4 3 (1.24%) Trac
5 2 (0.83%) Selenium
5 2 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.83%) JUnit
5 2 (0.83%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.41%) Subversion
6 1 (0.41%) MSI
6 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.41%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
General
1 34 (14.05%) Finance
2 18 (7.44%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.24%) Law
3 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.83%) Banking
4 2 (0.83%) Retail
4 2 (0.83%) Local Government
5 1 (0.41%) Legal
5 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 52 (21.49%) Network Engineer
2 40 (16.53%) Analyst
3 26 (10.74%) Consultant
4 21 (8.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 17 (7.02%) Architect
6 14 (5.79%) Administrator
7 13 (5.37%) Cisco Engineer
7 13 (5.37%) Security Engineer
8 12 (4.96%) Security Analyst
8 12 (4.96%) Support Engineer
9 11 (4.55%) Support Analyst
9 11 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 10 (4.13%) Senior Network Engineer
10 10 (4.13%) Security Consultant
11 9 (3.72%) Developer
11 9 (3.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (3.72%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
12 8 (3.31%) Network Architect
12 8 (3.31%) Java Developer
12 8 (3.31%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.37%) .NET
2 8 (3.31%) CSS
2 8 (3.31%) JSP
2 8 (3.31%) SAML
2 8 (3.31%) JSTL
3 5 (2.07%) HTML
4 4 (1.65%) HTML5
4 4 (1.65%) Web Services
5 3 (1.24%) Regular Expression
5 3 (1.24%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.83%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.41%) Middleware
7 1 (0.41%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.22%) Data Centre
2 16 (6.61%) PKI
3 10 (4.13%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (4.13%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.72%) Clustering
4 9 (3.72%) HP Storage
5 6 (2.48%) Replication
6 5 (2.07%) CLARiiON
6 5 (2.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.65%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.24%) NHS
8 3 (1.24%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.24%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.24%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.83%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.83%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.83%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.41%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.41%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 96 (39.67%) Windows
2 47 (19.42%) Linux
3 32 (13.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (12.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (11.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (7.02%) Windows 7
7 8 (3.31%) UNIX
8 7 (2.89%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.07%) AIX
9 5 (2.07%) Debian
9 5 (2.07%) Android
10 4 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.65%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.24%) zOS
12 1 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.41%) Solaris
12 1 (0.41%) VMS
12 1 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (18.18%) ITIL
2 27 (11.16%) Information Security
3 23 (9.50%) Load Balancing
4 17 (7.02%) Identity Management
5 16 (6.61%) Change Control
6 14 (5.79%) Service Delivery
7 13 (5.37%) High Availability
8 12 (4.96%) SIEM
8 12 (4.96%) Configuration Management
9 11 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
10 10 (4.13%) PRINCE2
10 10 (4.13%) Change Management
10 10 (4.13%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (3.72%) Network Design
11 9 (3.72%) Project Management
11 9 (3.72%) Network Management
12 8 (3.31%) Capacity Planning
12 8 (3.31%) Analytics
12 8 (3.31%) E-Commerce
13 7 (2.89%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.33%) SQL
2 18 (7.44%) Java
3 11 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.31%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.48%) Python
6 2 (0.83%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.83%) Ruby
6 2 (0.83%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.83%) Perl
6 2 (0.83%) PHP
7 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.41%) VBScript
7 1 (0.41%) C
7 1 (0.41%) C++
7 1 (0.41%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.41%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 60 (24.79%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (15.29%) CCNP
3 33 (13.64%) CCNA
4 13 (5.37%) CISSP
4 13 (5.37%) CISM
4 13 (5.37%) Security Cleared
5 12 (4.96%) Degree
5 12 (4.96%) CCIE
6 9 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (3.31%) MCSE
7 8 (3.31%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (2.07%) CISA
9 5 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.07%) CCDP
10 4 (1.65%) MCITP
11 3 (1.24%) SSCP
11 3 (1.24%) OCA
11 3 (1.24%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (3.31%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.89%) SLA
4 2 (0.83%) COBIT
5 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.41%) TickIT
5 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (28.93%) Active Directory
2 30 (12.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (11.98%) vSphere
4 23 (9.50%) Hyper-V
5 20 (8.26%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (7.02%) XenApp
7 13 (5.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (3.72%) Firmware
9 7 (2.89%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 6 (2.48%) ProxySG
11 5 (2.07%) UAG
11 5 (2.07%) XenServer
12 3 (1.24%) ACF2
12 3 (1.24%) RACF
12 3 (1.24%) VMware ESX
12 3 (1.24%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.83%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.83%) Docker
13 2 (0.83%) Xen
14 1 (0.41%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 11 (4.55%) Tivoli
2 10 (4.13%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 10 (4.13%) ARCserve
3 9 (3.72%) CA Single Sign-On
3 9 (3.72%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (2.89%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (2.89%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 6 (2.48%) SCCM
5 6 (2.48%) Novell Identity Manager
6 5 (2.07%) Nessus
7 4 (1.65%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.24%) Puppet
8 3 (1.24%) SCOM
8 3 (1.24%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.24%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.41%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.41%) RANCID
10 1 (0.41%) Mesos
Vendors
1 131 (54.13%) Cisco
2 56 (23.14%) VMware
3 40 (16.53%) Microsoft
4 37 (15.29%) Citrix
5 36 (14.88%) F5
6 33 (13.64%) CheckPoint
7 30 (12.40%) HP
8 28 (11.57%) Oracle
9 26 (10.74%) Juniper
10 16 (6.61%) Cyber-Ark
11 15 (6.20%) CA
12 14 (5.79%) Symantec
12 14 (5.79%) Blue Coat
13 13 (5.37%) SolarWinds
14 12 (4.96%) NetApp
14 12 (4.96%) IBM
15 11 (4.55%) McAfee
16 9 (3.72%) Red Hat
16 9 (3.72%) Websense
16 9 (3.72%) SAP
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