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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 59 71 67
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 93 57 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.09% 2.32% 2.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.71% 14.65% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 22 50
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£330 £381 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.44% +15.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £263 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £528 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.75 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.43% -8.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.75 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.96 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+26.43% -16.34%
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
525 389 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.46% 15.86% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 158 220
Average daily rate £345 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 64 50
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.43% -33.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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 October 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
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 October 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
Hertfordshire -10 31 £400 +10.34% 13
Cambridgeshire +16 25 £325 +23.80% 10
Essex -9 17 £375 -6.25% 5
Norfolk 0 10 £189 -
Bedfordshire -15 7 £270 -29.87% 4
Suffolk +7 3 £375 +42.85%
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 121 (58.74%) Windows
2 102 (49.51%) Cisco
3 58 (28.16%) Microsoft
4 56 (27.18%) Active Directory
5 54 (26.21%) WAN
6 53 (25.73%) ITIL
7 51 (24.76%) VPN
8 47 (22.82%) Linux
8 47 (22.82%) LAN
9 45 (21.84%) Cisco Certification
10 44 (21.36%) DNS
11 43 (20.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 41 (19.90%) TCP/IP
13 39 (18.93%) Citrix
14 38 (18.45%) VMware
15 34 (16.50%) CheckPoint
16 33 (16.02%) DHCP
17 32 (15.53%) Wireless
18 31 (15.05%) HP
19 30 (14.56%) CCNP
20 29 (14.08%) SAN
20 29 (14.08%) MS Exchange
21 27 (13.11%) Cisco ASA
22 26 (12.62%) PowerShell
22 26 (12.62%) VLAN
22 26 (12.62%) SQL
23 24 (11.65%) VoIP
24 23 (11.17%) SQL Server
24 23 (11.17%) MPLS
24 23 (11.17%) Network Security

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 29 (14.08%) MS Exchange
2 17 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (5.83%) SharePoint
4 11 (5.34%) IIS
5 10 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (4.37%) Apache
7 5 (2.43%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.46%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.46%) JBoss
8 3 (1.46%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.97%) lighttpd
9 2 (0.97%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.97%) Node.js
9 2 (0.97%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.49%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.34%) MS Office
3 7 (3.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.97%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.94%) SaaS
3 3 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 54 (26.21%) WAN
2 51 (24.76%) VPN
3 47 (22.82%) LAN
4 44 (21.36%) DNS
5 41 (19.90%) TCP/IP
6 33 (16.02%) DHCP
7 32 (15.53%) Wireless
8 29 (14.08%) SAN
9 27 (13.11%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (12.62%) VLAN
11 24 (11.65%) VoIP
12 23 (11.17%) MPLS
12 23 (11.17%) Network Security
13 13 (6.31%) Reverse Proxy
13 13 (6.31%) Broadband
14 12 (5.83%) Ethernet
15 11 (5.34%) SSL
16 10 (4.85%) BGP
17 9 (4.37%) Telnet
17 9 (4.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.17%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.31%) NoSQL
3 8 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.43%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.97%) DB2
6 2 (0.97%) MySQL
6 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (4.85%) Selenium
2 7 (3.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (2.43%) Redmine
3 5 (2.43%) JUnit
3 5 (2.43%) Bugzilla
3 5 (2.43%) Trac
3 5 (2.43%) JIRA
4 3 (1.46%) VisualVM
5 2 (0.97%) Subversion
5 2 (0.97%) MSI
5 2 (0.97%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.97%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (10.19%) Finance
2 17 (8.25%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.43%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.94%) Publishing
5 3 (1.46%) Advertising
6 2 (0.97%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Retail
7 1 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 57 (27.67%) Network Engineer
2 33 (16.02%) Analyst
3 29 (14.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (6.31%) Security Analyst
5 12 (5.83%) Consultant
5 12 (5.83%) Developer
5 12 (5.83%) Support Analyst
5 12 (5.83%) Support Engineer
6 10 (4.85%) Network Security Engineer
6 10 (4.85%) Architect
6 10 (4.85%) Network Analyst
6 10 (4.85%) Network Support
6 10 (4.85%) Security Engineer
7 9 (4.37%) Project Manager
7 9 (4.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 8 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (3.88%) Security Consultant
8 8 (3.88%) Administrator
8 8 (3.88%) Lead Network Engineer
9 7 (3.40%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.28%) Web Services
2 14 (6.80%) XML
3 13 (6.31%) JSON
4 12 (5.83%) .NET
5 3 (1.46%) Application Packaging
6 2 (0.97%) HTML
6 2 (0.97%) Middleware
6 2 (0.97%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.49%) WAP
7 1 (0.49%) SOAP
7 1 (0.49%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.28%) Replication
1 15 (7.28%) Kindle
2 14 (6.80%) Blackberry
3 11 (5.34%) Clustering
4 10 (4.85%) PKI
4 10 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.43%) CLARiiON
6 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.46%) EqualLogic
6 3 (1.46%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.46%) iPhone
6 3 (1.46%) STB
7 2 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.97%) FMCG
7 2 (0.97%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.97%) AS400
7 2 (0.97%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.97%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.97%) PMI
7 2 (0.97%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 121 (58.74%) Windows
2 47 (22.82%) Linux
3 43 (20.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (10.19%) UNIX
5 17 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (5.83%) Windows XP
6 12 (5.83%) Windows 7
6 12 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.43%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.43%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.46%) AIX
9 2 (0.97%) Solaris
9 2 (0.97%) Debian
9 2 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.49%) CentOS
10 1 (0.49%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (25.73%) ITIL
2 14 (6.80%) Migration
3 13 (6.31%) Information Security
4 12 (5.83%) Load Balancing
4 12 (5.83%) DevOps
5 11 (5.34%) Change Control
5 11 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (4.37%) PRINCE2
6 9 (4.37%) Project Management
7 8 (3.88%) Configuration Management
7 8 (3.88%) Network Management
7 8 (3.88%) Coaching
8 7 (3.40%) Security Architecture
9 6 (2.91%) Test Automation
9 6 (2.91%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (2.91%) E-Commerce
10 5 (2.43%) Network Design
10 5 (2.43%) SIEM
10 5 (2.43%) Functional Testing
10 5 (2.43%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.62%) SQL
1 26 (12.62%) PowerShell
2 13 (6.31%) Shell Script
3 11 (5.34%) Java
3 11 (5.34%) Perl
4 10 (4.85%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.85%) Bash Shell
5 8 (3.88%) Ruby
5 8 (3.88%) PHP
5 8 (3.88%) VB.NET
6 5 (2.43%) Python
6 5 (2.43%) C
7 1 (0.49%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 45 (21.84%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (14.56%) CCNP
3 20 (9.71%) Security Cleared
4 19 (9.22%) SC Cleared
5 18 (8.74%) CCNA
6 13 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (5.83%) CCSE
8 10 (4.85%) CCSA
8 10 (4.85%) MCSE
9 8 (3.88%) CCDP
10 7 (3.40%) MCP
11 6 (2.91%) Sun Certification
12 5 (2.43%) Check Point Certification
12 5 (2.43%) CISSP
13 4 (1.94%) MCITP
13 4 (1.94%) Degree
14 3 (1.46%) PMI Certification
14 3 (1.46%) CCIE
15 2 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (0.97%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.71%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.43%) SLA
2 5 (2.43%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.49%) COBIT
System Software
1 56 (27.18%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (8.74%) Hyper-V
3 18 (8.74%) XenServer
4 12 (5.83%) vSphere
5 9 (4.37%) Firmware
6 7 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.91%) ISA Server
8 5 (2.43%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (2.43%) Xen
8 5 (2.43%) vCloud
9 4 (1.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.46%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.46%) KVM
11 2 (0.97%) Snort
11 2 (0.97%) MetaFrame
11 2 (0.97%) XenApp
11 2 (0.97%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 15 (7.28%) Puppet
1 15 (7.28%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (5.34%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (3.88%) Backup Exec
4 6 (2.91%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (2.91%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.43%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (2.43%) SCCM
6 4 (1.94%) Nagios
7 3 (1.46%) SCOM
7 3 (1.46%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (1.46%) WSUS
7 3 (1.46%) Opsview
7 3 (1.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.46%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.97%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.97%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.97%) CORE IMPACT
8 2 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.97%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 102 (49.51%) Cisco
2 58 (28.16%) Microsoft
3 39 (18.93%) Citrix
4 38 (18.45%) VMware
5 34 (16.50%) CheckPoint
6 31 (15.05%) HP
7 21 (10.19%) WatchGuard
8 16 (7.77%) F5
9 14 (6.80%) SolarWinds
10 13 (6.31%) Symantec
11 11 (5.34%) Juniper
12 10 (4.85%) EMC
12 10 (4.85%) Oracle
13 8 (3.88%) Dell
13 8 (3.88%) Mitel
13 8 (3.88%) Sophos
13 8 (3.88%) 3PAR
14 7 (3.40%) Imperva
14 7 (3.40%) Splunk
15 6 (2.91%) SonicWALL
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