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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 63 67 76
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 79 63 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.80% 2.59% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.52% 15.95% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 31 41
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £448 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 4
Average hourly rate £23.13 £23.20 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.32% +22.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+14.94% -17.14%
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
451 395 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.97% 16.21% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 193 186
Average daily rate £338 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £190 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 60 63
Average hourly rate £29.75 £23.20 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.23% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.80% -2.38%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +14 23 £330 -5.71% 10
Essex +2 13 £413 +3.12% 3
Cambridgeshire -22 13 £350 +17.64% 7
Norfolk +14 11 £165 - 1
Suffolk +7 11 £450 -21.73% 1
Bedfordshire -20 8 £248 -37.14% 5
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 107 (57.22%) Windows
2 92 (49.20%) Cisco
3 55 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 53 (28.34%) Active Directory
5 51 (27.27%) WAN
6 49 (26.20%) ITIL
7 48 (25.67%) VPN
8 45 (24.06%) DNS
8 45 (24.06%) LAN
9 41 (21.93%) Linux
10 39 (20.86%) Cisco Certification
11 38 (20.32%) TCP/IP
11 38 (20.32%) VMware
11 38 (20.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 37 (19.79%) Citrix
13 33 (17.65%) CheckPoint
13 33 (17.65%) DHCP
14 28 (14.97%) HP
15 27 (14.44%) VLAN
16 26 (13.90%) SAN
16 26 (13.90%) VoIP
16 26 (13.90%) MS Exchange
16 26 (13.90%) Wireless
17 23 (12.30%) PowerShell
18 22 (11.76%) SQL
18 22 (11.76%) CCNP
19 21 (11.23%) Telecoms
19 21 (11.23%) WatchGuard
20 20 (10.70%) Cisco ASA
20 20 (10.70%) ISO 9001

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 26 (13.90%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (6.42%) SharePoint
4 10 (5.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (4.81%) IIS
6 8 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.67%) Apache
8 4 (2.14%) Lync
9 3 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.60%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.07%) lighttpd
10 2 (1.07%) WorkSite
10 2 (1.07%) Node.js
10 2 (1.07%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.07%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.53%) JBoss
11 1 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.81%) MS Office
3 7 (3.74%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.07%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.14%) SaaS
3 2 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (27.27%) WAN
2 48 (25.67%) VPN
3 45 (24.06%) DNS
3 45 (24.06%) LAN
4 38 (20.32%) TCP/IP
5 33 (17.65%) DHCP
6 27 (14.44%) VLAN
7 26 (13.90%) SAN
7 26 (13.90%) VoIP
7 26 (13.90%) Wireless
8 20 (10.70%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (10.16%) MPLS
10 15 (8.02%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (8.02%) Network Security
11 13 (6.95%) Reverse Proxy
12 11 (5.88%) Broadband
13 10 (5.35%) Internet
13 10 (5.35%) SSL
14 8 (4.28%) ISDN
14 8 (4.28%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.16%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.95%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.07%) Big Data
6 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.07%) MySQL
6 2 (1.07%) DB2
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 7 (3.74%) Selenium
2 3 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.07%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.07%) JIRA
3 2 (1.07%) Redmine
3 2 (1.07%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.07%) Trac
3 2 (1.07%) Bugzilla
3 2 (1.07%) Subversion
3 2 (1.07%) MSI
4 1 (0.53%) JUnit
4 1 (0.53%) VisualVM
General
1 21 (11.23%) Telecoms
2 13 (6.95%) Finance
3 6 (3.21%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.60%) Advertising
5 1 (0.53%) Retail
5 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.53%) Publishing
5 1 (0.53%) Legal
5 1 (0.53%) Electronics
5 1 (0.53%) Local Government
5 1 (0.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (27.81%) Network Engineer
2 29 (15.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (13.90%) Analyst
4 13 (6.95%) Developer
5 11 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 11 (5.88%) Consultant
6 10 (5.35%) Architect
6 10 (5.35%) Support Analyst
7 9 (4.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 9 (4.81%) Security Analyst
8 8 (4.28%) Lead Network Engineer
8 8 (4.28%) Security Engineer
8 8 (4.28%) Network Support
8 8 (4.28%) Network Security Engineer
9 7 (3.74%) Administrator
9 7 (3.74%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (3.74%) Security Consultant
10 6 (3.21%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.21%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 5 (2.67%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.02%) Web Services
2 13 (6.95%) XML
2 13 (6.95%) JSON
3 8 (4.28%) .NET
4 3 (1.60%) MSMQ
5 2 (1.07%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.07%) Middleware
6 1 (0.53%) HTML
6 1 (0.53%) EJB
6 1 (0.53%) WAP
6 1 (0.53%) CGI
6 1 (0.53%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.56%) Blackberry
1 16 (8.56%) Replication
2 15 (8.02%) Kindle
3 12 (6.42%) Clustering
4 10 (5.35%) PKI
5 7 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.67%) CLARiiON
7 4 (2.14%) STB
8 3 (1.60%) NHS
8 3 (1.60%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.60%) Handset
8 3 (1.60%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.60%) iPhone
9 2 (1.07%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.07%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.07%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.07%) AS400
9 2 (1.07%) PMI
10 1 (0.53%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 107 (57.22%) Windows
2 41 (21.93%) Linux
3 38 (20.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (10.16%) UNIX
5 12 (6.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (4.81%) Windows XP
6 9 (4.81%) Windows 7
7 6 (3.21%) Windows 8
7 6 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.67%) Windows 2000
8 5 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.07%) CentOS
10 2 (1.07%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.07%) Debian
10 2 (1.07%) AIX
10 2 (1.07%) Solaris
11 1 (0.53%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (26.20%) ITIL
2 13 (6.95%) Information Security
2 13 (6.95%) Load Balancing
3 12 (6.42%) DevOps
4 10 (5.35%) Change Control
4 10 (5.35%) Migration
5 9 (4.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (4.28%) Network Management
6 8 (4.28%) Coaching
7 7 (3.74%) Test Automation
8 6 (3.21%) Cyber Security
8 6 (3.21%) SIEM
8 6 (3.21%) Project Management
8 6 (3.21%) Risk Management
8 6 (3.21%) PRINCE2
8 6 (3.21%) E-Commerce
8 6 (3.21%) Configuration Management
9 5 (2.67%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.67%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (2.14%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.30%) PowerShell
2 22 (11.76%) SQL
3 14 (7.49%) Shell Script
4 8 (4.28%) Perl
4 8 (4.28%) Java
5 7 (3.74%) Python
5 7 (3.74%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.74%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.21%) Ruby
7 5 (2.67%) PHP
7 5 (2.67%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.60%) C
9 1 (0.53%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 39 (20.86%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (11.76%) CCNP
3 19 (10.16%) CCNA
3 19 (10.16%) Security Cleared
4 18 (9.63%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.81%) CCSA
6 8 (4.28%) Degree
6 8 (4.28%) CCSE
6 8 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.21%) MCP
7 6 (3.21%) MCSE
7 6 (3.21%) CCDP
8 5 (2.67%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (2.14%) CISSP
10 3 (1.60%) Sun Certification
10 3 (1.60%) CCIE
10 3 (1.60%) MCITP
11 2 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.07%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.70%) ISO 9001
2 6 (3.21%) SLA
3 3 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.53%) COBIT
5 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 53 (28.34%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.16%) XenServer
3 14 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (6.95%) vSphere
5 11 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 7 (3.74%) Firmware
7 6 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.67%) ISA Server
8 5 (2.67%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.67%) vCloud
9 4 (2.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.60%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.60%) Xen
10 3 (1.60%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.07%) XenApp
11 2 (1.07%) Snort
11 2 (1.07%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.53%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.53%) KVM
Systems Management
1 15 (8.02%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (8.02%) Puppet
2 8 (4.28%) Backup Exec
2 8 (4.28%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (3.21%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.67%) Nagios
4 5 (2.67%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (2.67%) SCCM
5 4 (2.14%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.60%) WSUS
6 3 (1.60%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (1.60%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.07%) CORE IMPACT
7 2 (1.07%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.07%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.07%) Nessus
7 2 (1.07%) OpenView
7 2 (1.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.53%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.53%) Opsview
Vendors
1 92 (49.20%) Cisco
2 55 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 38 (20.32%) VMware
4 37 (19.79%) Citrix
5 33 (17.65%) CheckPoint
6 28 (14.97%) HP
7 21 (11.23%) WatchGuard
8 17 (9.09%) F5
9 13 (6.95%) SolarWinds
10 11 (5.88%) McAfee
11 10 (5.35%) Symantec
12 9 (4.81%) Juniper
12 9 (4.81%) EMC
12 9 (4.81%) Oracle
12 9 (4.81%) Mitel
13 8 (4.28%) 3PAR
14 7 (3.74%) Avaya
15 6 (3.21%) Imperva
15 6 (3.21%) IBM
15 6 (3.21%) Veritas
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