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 29 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 39 59 65
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 127 85 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.67% 2.93% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.92% 20.43% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 45 28
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£295 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.34% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £165 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 12
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -8.28%
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
531 416 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.54% 14.33% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 202 146
Average daily rate £313 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 34 77
Average hourly rate £32.75 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.39% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £11.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +14 51 £348 +15.83% 16
Cambridgeshire +9 26 £275 +18.27% 13
Essex -9 26 £263 -31.81% 5
Norfolk +11 14 £250 -12.28% 5
Suffolk +8 7 £450 +12.50% 3
Bedfordshire +10 5 £500 +25.00% 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 109 (57.37%) Cisco
2 78 (41.05%) Windows
3 52 (27.37%) Active Directory
4 47 (24.74%) VMware
5 44 (23.16%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (23.16%) WAN
5 44 (23.16%) Cisco ASA
6 41 (21.58%) LAN
7 37 (19.47%) Wireless
7 37 (19.47%) Microsoft
7 37 (19.47%) ITIL
7 37 (19.47%) Internet
8 33 (17.37%) Linux
8 33 (17.37%) VPN
9 31 (16.32%) DNS
9 31 (16.32%) F5
10 30 (15.79%) Network Security
10 30 (15.79%) CheckPoint
11 28 (14.74%) SQL Server
12 27 (14.21%) MS Exchange
13 26 (13.68%) DHCP
13 26 (13.68%) Information Security
13 26 (13.68%) Data Centre
14 25 (13.16%) CCNP
15 24 (12.63%) HP
15 24 (12.63%) Citrix
15 24 (12.63%) TCP/IP
15 24 (12.63%) vSphere
16 23 (12.11%) Oracle
16 23 (12.11%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 27 (14.21%) MS Exchange
2 21 (11.05%) SharePoint
3 14 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (3.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (3.16%) Apache
7 6 (3.16%) IIS
8 4 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.58%) WorkSite
10 2 (1.05%) Lync
11 1 (0.53%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.05%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.05%) Office 365
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.53%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 44 (23.16%) WAN
1 44 (23.16%) Cisco ASA
2 41 (21.58%) LAN
3 37 (19.47%) Wireless
3 37 (19.47%) Internet
4 33 (17.37%) VPN
5 31 (16.32%) DNS
6 30 (15.79%) Network Security
7 26 (13.68%) DHCP
8 24 (12.63%) TCP/IP
9 22 (11.58%) SAN
10 19 (10.00%) VoIP
11 18 (9.47%) VLAN
12 15 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (7.89%) OSPF
13 14 (7.37%) Telnet
13 14 (7.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 13 (6.84%) BGP
15 10 (5.26%) SSH
15 10 (5.26%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.58%) EDMS
4 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.58%) Big Data
5 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.05%) SQLBase
5 2 (1.05%) EDRMS
5 2 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.53%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (5.26%) Toad
2 3 (1.58%) Redmine
2 3 (1.58%) JIRA
2 3 (1.58%) Trac
3 2 (1.05%) Selenium
3 2 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.05%) Bugzilla
3 2 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.05%) JUnit
4 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (11.05%) Finance
2 15 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.58%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.05%) Local Government
4 2 (1.05%) Banking
4 2 (1.05%) Retail
5 1 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 41 (21.58%) Network Engineer
2 37 (19.47%) Analyst
3 19 (10.00%) Consultant
3 19 (10.00%) Architect
4 16 (8.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 13 (6.84%) Support Engineer
6 12 (6.32%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (6.32%) Security Analyst
7 10 (5.26%) Security Engineer
8 9 (4.74%) Network Architect
8 9 (4.74%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (4.74%) Support Analyst
9 7 (3.68%) Security Consultant
9 7 (3.68%) Administrator
9 7 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (3.68%) Network Support
9 7 (3.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (3.16%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
10 6 (3.16%) Security Architect
10 6 (3.16%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.79%) .NET
2 8 (4.21%) HTML
3 7 (3.68%) HTML5
4 3 (1.58%) Regular Expression
5 2 (1.05%) Web Services
6 1 (0.53%) EJB
6 1 (0.53%) CGI
6 1 (0.53%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.68%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.42%) PKI
3 9 (4.74%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.68%) Clustering
5 5 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.11%) CLARiiON
7 3 (1.58%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.58%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.58%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.05%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.05%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.05%) NHS
8 2 (1.05%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.53%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.53%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.53%) CCTV
9 1 (0.53%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.53%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 78 (41.05%) Windows
2 33 (17.37%) Linux
3 21 (11.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (11.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (7.37%) Windows 7
5 13 (6.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.68%) UNIX
7 4 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.11%) Debian
7 4 (2.11%) AIX
8 3 (1.58%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.58%) zOS
8 3 (1.58%) Android
9 2 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.53%) Solaris
10 1 (0.53%) VMS
10 1 (0.53%) CentOS
10 1 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.47%) ITIL
2 26 (13.68%) Information Security
3 17 (8.95%) Load Balancing
3 17 (8.95%) Identity Management
4 13 (6.84%) Change Control
4 13 (6.84%) SIEM
4 13 (6.84%) Service Delivery
5 10 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (4.21%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (4.21%) E-Commerce
7 7 (3.68%) Change Management
7 7 (3.68%) Network Design
7 7 (3.68%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (3.68%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (3.68%) High Availability
8 6 (3.16%) Analytics
9 5 (2.63%) PRINCE2
9 5 (2.63%) Project Management
9 5 (2.63%) Migration
9 5 (2.63%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.42%) SQL
2 7 (3.68%) Java
2 7 (3.68%) Python
3 5 (2.63%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.58%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.58%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.58%) Ruby
5 2 (1.05%) Perl
5 2 (1.05%) PHP
5 2 (1.05%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.53%) C
6 1 (0.53%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.53%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.53%) Go
Qualifications
1 44 (23.16%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (13.16%) CCNP
3 23 (12.11%) CCNA
4 14 (7.37%) CISSP
5 13 (6.84%) CISM
6 9 (4.74%) Security Cleared
7 8 (4.21%) Degree
7 8 (4.21%) CCIE
8 6 (3.16%) CISA
9 5 (2.63%) CCDP
10 4 (2.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (2.11%) SC Cleared
10 4 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.58%) MCSE
11 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.58%) OCA
11 3 (1.58%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (1.05%) SSCP
12 2 (1.05%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.74%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.58%) SLA
4 2 (1.05%) COBIT
5 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.53%) TickIT
System Software
1 52 (27.37%) Active Directory
2 24 (12.63%) vSphere
3 21 (11.05%) Hyper-V
4 17 (8.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (5.79%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (3.68%) XenApp
7 6 (3.16%) ProxySG
7 6 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (3.16%) Firmware
8 5 (2.63%) UAG
8 5 (2.63%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 3 (1.58%) RACF
9 3 (1.58%) XenServer
9 3 (1.58%) ACF2
10 2 (1.05%) Xen
10 2 (1.05%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.53%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.53%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.53%) Snort
11 1 (0.53%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 9 (4.74%) Tivoli
2 8 (4.21%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 8 (4.21%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (3.68%) CA Single Sign-On
3 7 (3.68%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (2.63%) ARCserve
4 5 (2.63%) SCCM
4 5 (2.63%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 4 (2.11%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.11%) Novell Identity Manager
6 3 (1.58%) Nessus
6 3 (1.58%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.53%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.53%) CORE IMPACT
7 1 (0.53%) SCOM
7 1 (0.53%) WSUS
7 1 (0.53%) RANCID
7 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 109 (57.37%) Cisco
2 47 (24.74%) VMware
3 37 (19.47%) Microsoft
4 31 (16.32%) F5
5 30 (15.79%) CheckPoint
6 24 (12.63%) HP
6 24 (12.63%) Citrix
7 23 (12.11%) Oracle
8 20 (10.53%) Juniper
9 14 (7.37%) Cyber-Ark
10 13 (6.84%) SolarWinds
11 12 (6.32%) Symantec
12 11 (5.79%) Blue Coat
13 10 (5.26%) McAfee
13 10 (5.26%) CA
14 9 (4.74%) NetApp
15 8 (4.21%) IBM
16 7 (3.68%) Red Hat
16 7 (3.68%) Sophos
16 7 (3.68%) Splunk
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