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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 75 61 56
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 53 69 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.07% 3.02% 2.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.56% 21.36% 16.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 40 40
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£350 £325 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +27.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £235 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 5
Average hourly rate £23.13 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £14.65 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.74 £24.35 £19.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -31.03%
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
364 323 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.23% 14.16% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 157 170
Average daily rate £350 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £235 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 50 57
Average hourly rate £23.13 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.65 £42.95
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 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 30 January 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
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 30 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Suffolk +8 13 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire +1 12 £375 +15.38% 16
Cambridgeshire -33 11 £350 +7.69% 10
Norfolk +9 10 £394 - 2
Essex +4 5 £205 -47.09% 8
Bedfordshire -14 2 £125 -67.74% 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 84 (57.53%) Windows
2 76 (52.05%) Cisco
3 43 (29.45%) Active Directory
4 41 (28.08%) Microsoft
5 40 (27.40%) VMware
6 33 (22.60%) VPN
6 33 (22.60%) DNS
6 33 (22.60%) ITIL
7 31 (21.23%) Linux
7 31 (21.23%) WAN
8 30 (20.55%) DHCP
9 29 (19.86%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (19.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (18.49%) Citrix
10 27 (18.49%) LAN
10 27 (18.49%) Wireless
11 25 (17.12%) Cisco ASA
12 24 (16.44%) MS Exchange
12 24 (16.44%) CheckPoint
13 22 (15.07%) TCP/IP
14 20 (13.70%) Telecoms
15 18 (12.33%) HP
15 18 (12.33%) VoIP
15 18 (12.33%) VLAN
16 17 (11.64%) F5
16 17 (11.64%) CCNA
17 16 (10.96%) SQL Server
17 16 (10.96%) vSphere
18 15 (10.27%) SAN
19 14 (9.59%) CCNP

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 24 (16.44%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (6.16%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (4.11%) IIS
6 4 (2.74%) Lync
7 3 (2.05%) Apache
7 3 (2.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.37%) lighttpd
8 2 (1.37%) Node.js
8 2 (1.37%) WorkSite
8 2 (1.37%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.37%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 8 (5.48%) MS Excel
1 8 (5.48%) MS Office
2 2 (1.37%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.05%) SaaS
1 3 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (22.60%) VPN
1 33 (22.60%) DNS
2 31 (21.23%) WAN
3 30 (20.55%) DHCP
4 27 (18.49%) LAN
4 27 (18.49%) Wireless
5 25 (17.12%) Cisco ASA
6 22 (15.07%) TCP/IP
7 18 (12.33%) VoIP
7 18 (12.33%) VLAN
8 15 (10.27%) SAN
9 12 (8.22%) Internet
9 12 (8.22%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (7.53%) MPLS
10 11 (7.53%) Broadband
11 7 (4.79%) Network Security
12 6 (4.11%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (4.11%) ISDN
12 6 (4.11%) SSL
13 5 (3.42%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.74%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.37%) Big Data
4 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.37%) MySQL
4 2 (1.37%) DB2
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Selenium
2 2 (1.37%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.37%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.37%) Subversion
3 1 (0.68%) MSI
3 1 (0.68%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.68%) Trac
3 1 (0.68%) JIRA
3 1 (0.68%) Redmine
General
1 20 (13.70%) Telecoms
2 10 (6.85%) Finance
3 4 (2.74%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.68%) Electronics
4 1 (0.68%) Advertising
4 1 (0.68%) Retail
4 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (23.97%) Network Engineer
2 27 (18.49%) Analyst
3 19 (13.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (8.22%) Architect
5 10 (6.85%) Support Analyst
5 10 (6.85%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.16%) Security Analyst
7 8 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (4.11%) Consultant
8 6 (4.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (4.11%) Administrator
8 6 (4.11%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.42%) Developer
9 5 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.42%) Network Analyst
9 5 (3.42%) Information Analyst
9 5 (3.42%) Security Architect
9 5 (3.42%) Network Support
9 5 (3.42%) Information Security Analyst
9 5 (3.42%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.79%) .NET
2 6 (4.11%) Web Services
3 4 (2.74%) JSON
3 4 (2.74%) XML
4 3 (2.05%) HTML
4 3 (2.05%) MSMQ
4 3 (2.05%) HTML5
5 1 (0.68%) EJB
5 1 (0.68%) CGI
5 1 (0.68%) WAP
5 1 (0.68%) Middleware
5 1 (0.68%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.53%) Blackberry
2 10 (6.85%) Clustering
3 8 (5.48%) Kindle
3 8 (5.48%) PKI
4 7 (4.79%) Replication
5 5 (3.42%) CLARiiON
6 4 (2.74%) STB
6 4 (2.74%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.05%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.05%) NHS
7 3 (2.05%) Handset
7 3 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.05%) iPhone
7 3 (2.05%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.37%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.37%) AS400
8 2 (1.37%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.37%) PMI
9 1 (0.68%) DTV
9 1 (0.68%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 84 (57.53%) Windows
2 31 (21.23%) Linux
3 29 (19.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (8.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (6.85%) UNIX
6 9 (6.16%) Windows 7
7 8 (5.48%) Windows XP
8 6 (4.11%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.74%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.05%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.37%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.37%) CentOS
11 2 (1.37%) Debian
11 2 (1.37%) AIX
11 2 (1.37%) Solaris
12 1 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.60%) ITIL
2 11 (7.53%) Load Balancing
2 11 (7.53%) Information Security
2 11 (7.53%) Migration
3 7 (4.79%) SIEM
3 7 (4.79%) Test Automation
4 6 (4.11%) Cyber Security
4 6 (4.11%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (4.11%) Service Delivery
5 5 (3.42%) E-Commerce
5 5 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (3.42%) Coaching
6 4 (2.74%) Change Control
6 4 (2.74%) Test Scripting
6 4 (2.74%) DevOps
6 4 (2.74%) Risk Management
6 4 (2.74%) Change Management
6 4 (2.74%) Project Management
6 4 (2.74%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.22%) PowerShell
2 11 (7.53%) SQL
3 6 (4.11%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.11%) Perl
3 6 (4.11%) Python
4 5 (3.42%) Shell Script
4 5 (3.42%) Ruby
4 5 (3.42%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.74%) Java
5 4 (2.74%) PHP
5 4 (2.74%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.05%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (19.86%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (11.64%) CCNA
3 14 (9.59%) CCNP
3 14 (9.59%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.59%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.11%) MCSE
6 5 (3.42%) CISSP
6 5 (3.42%) Degree
7 3 (2.05%) CCIE
7 3 (2.05%) CISA
7 3 (2.05%) CCSE
7 3 (2.05%) MCITP
8 2 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.37%) CCSA
8 2 (1.37%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.37%) MCP
9 1 (0.68%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.16%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.74%) SLA
3 2 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.68%) COBIT
4 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 43 (29.45%) Active Directory
2 16 (10.96%) vSphere
3 11 (7.53%) XenServer
3 11 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (5.48%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.42%) ISA Server
5 5 (3.42%) Firmware
5 5 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.74%) vCloud
6 4 (2.74%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.05%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.37%) XenApp
8 2 (1.37%) Xen
8 2 (1.37%) Snort
8 2 (1.37%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.37%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.68%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (6.16%) Backup Exec
2 7 (4.79%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (4.79%) SCCM
3 6 (4.11%) Puppet
3 6 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.42%) Nagios
4 5 (3.42%) NetBackup
4 5 (3.42%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (2.05%) FortiGate
5 3 (2.05%) WSUS
5 3 (2.05%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (2.05%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.37%) CORE IMPACT
6 2 (1.37%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.37%) Nessus
7 1 (0.68%) OpenView
7 1 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.68%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.68%) SCOM
7 1 (0.68%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 76 (52.05%) Cisco
2 41 (28.08%) Microsoft
3 40 (27.40%) VMware
4 27 (18.49%) Citrix
5 24 (16.44%) CheckPoint
6 18 (12.33%) HP
7 17 (11.64%) F5
8 12 (8.22%) WatchGuard
9 11 (7.53%) SolarWinds
9 11 (7.53%) McAfee
10 10 (6.85%) EMC
11 9 (6.16%) Symantec
12 7 (4.79%) Avaya
12 7 (4.79%) 3PAR
13 6 (4.11%) Juniper
13 6 (4.11%) Sophos
13 6 (4.11%) Oracle
14 5 (3.42%) IBM
14 5 (3.42%) Veritas
14 5 (3.42%) Dell
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