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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 47 47 48
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 119 89 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.80% 3.68% 3.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.48% 24.79% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 43 61
Average daily rate
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£336 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.27% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £207 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £404 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 7 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £14.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +85.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.37% -1.11%
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
467 359 628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.91% 14.85% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 140 257
Average daily rate £338 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 42 74
Average hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -6.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 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
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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 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
Cambridgeshire +25 42 £300 -14.28% 16
Hertfordshire -7 23 £400 +17.64% 13
Essex -8 20 £344 -11.29% 1
Suffolk -9 16 £375 +66.66% 1
Bedfordshire -17 11 £300 +9.09% 8
Norfolk -18 7 £320 +25.49%
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 115 (55.83%) Windows
2 105 (50.97%) Cisco
3 64 (31.07%) Active Directory
4 58 (28.16%) WAN
5 56 (27.18%) Microsoft
6 53 (25.73%) LAN
6 53 (25.73%) ITIL
7 52 (25.24%) VPN
8 45 (21.84%) DNS
8 45 (21.84%) Cisco Certification
8 45 (21.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 43 (20.87%) Linux
10 42 (20.39%) Wireless
11 40 (19.42%) TCP/IP
12 39 (18.93%) Cisco ASA
13 36 (17.48%) MS Exchange
13 36 (17.48%) VMware
14 35 (16.99%) CCNP
14 35 (16.99%) SAN
14 35 (16.99%) CheckPoint
15 34 (16.50%) HP
16 33 (16.02%) Citrix
17 32 (15.53%) DHCP
17 32 (15.53%) Network Security
18 31 (15.05%) Hyper-V
19 30 (14.56%) Exchange Server 2010
20 29 (14.08%) PowerShell
21 28 (13.59%) Migration
22 26 (12.62%) SQL
23 25 (12.14%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 36 (17.48%) MS Exchange
2 30 (14.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (10.68%) Exchange Server 2003
4 18 (8.74%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.37%) Apache
6 8 (3.88%) IIS
7 6 (2.91%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (2.43%) JOnAS
8 5 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.94%) GlassFish
9 4 (1.94%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.97%) SAS
10 2 (0.97%) lighttpd
10 2 (0.97%) Node.js
10 2 (0.97%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.97%) Lync
11 1 (0.49%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (5.34%) MS Office
1 11 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.46%) SaaS
2 3 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.49%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (28.16%) WAN
2 53 (25.73%) LAN
3 52 (25.24%) VPN
4 45 (21.84%) DNS
5 42 (20.39%) Wireless
6 40 (19.42%) TCP/IP
7 39 (18.93%) Cisco ASA
8 35 (16.99%) SAN
9 32 (15.53%) DHCP
9 32 (15.53%) Network Security
10 23 (11.17%) VLAN
11 22 (10.68%) VoIP
12 19 (9.22%) MPLS
13 16 (7.77%) Reverse Proxy
14 14 (6.80%) BGP
15 13 (6.31%) OSPF
15 13 (6.31%) SSL
16 12 (5.83%) Broadband
16 12 (5.83%) Ethernet
17 10 (4.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (7.28%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.97%) MySQL
7 1 (0.49%) DB2
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 11 (5.34%) Selenium
2 9 (4.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (3.40%) JUnit
4 6 (2.91%) Bugzilla
4 6 (2.91%) Redmine
4 6 (2.91%) Trac
4 6 (2.91%) JIRA
5 4 (1.94%) VisualVM
6 2 (0.97%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.97%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.97%) Subversion
7 1 (0.49%) MSI
General
1 20 (9.71%) Finance
2 10 (4.85%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.94%) Publishing
4 2 (0.97%) Billing
4 2 (0.97%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.97%) Advertising
4 2 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (0.97%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.49%) Legal
5 1 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 51 (24.76%) Network Engineer
2 36 (17.48%) Analyst
3 27 (13.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (7.77%) Support Analyst
5 15 (7.28%) Network Security Engineer
5 15 (7.28%) Security Engineer
6 14 (6.80%) Developer
7 11 (5.34%) Support Engineer
7 11 (5.34%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (5.34%) Consultant
7 11 (5.34%) Cisco Engineer
7 11 (5.34%) Network Support
8 10 (4.85%) Network Analyst
8 10 (4.85%) Architect
8 10 (4.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 10 (4.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 9 (4.37%) Technical Analyst
9 9 (4.37%) Security Analyst
10 8 (3.88%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 7 (3.40%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.25%) XML
2 15 (7.28%) JSON
2 15 (7.28%) Web Services
3 11 (5.34%) .NET
4 3 (1.46%) HTML
5 2 (0.97%) SOAP
5 2 (0.97%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.49%) HTML5
6 1 (0.49%) Middleware
6 1 (0.49%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.28%) Replication
2 12 (5.83%) Blackberry
2 12 (5.83%) Kindle
3 10 (4.85%) Firmware
4 7 (3.40%) PKI
5 5 (2.43%) Clustering
5 5 (2.43%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.43%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.94%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.46%) CLARiiON
7 3 (1.46%) iPhone
7 3 (1.46%) STB
8 2 (0.97%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.97%) FMCG
8 2 (0.97%) PMI
8 2 (0.97%) AS400
8 2 (0.97%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.97%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 115 (55.83%) Windows
2 45 (21.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (20.87%) Linux
4 25 (12.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (11.17%) Windows 7
6 21 (10.19%) UNIX
7 15 (7.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (6.31%) Windows XP
9 7 (3.40%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.46%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.97%) AIX
13 1 (0.49%) HPUX
13 1 (0.49%) Solaris
13 1 (0.49%) Debian
13 1 (0.49%) Android
13 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (25.73%) ITIL
2 28 (13.59%) Migration
3 16 (7.77%) Change Control
4 13 (6.31%) Network Management
5 12 (5.83%) DevOps
6 11 (5.34%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (4.37%) PRINCE2
8 8 (3.88%) Information Security
9 7 (3.40%) Configuration Management
9 7 (3.40%) Project Management
9 7 (3.40%) Use Case
10 6 (2.91%) E-Commerce
11 5 (2.43%) Network Design
11 5 (2.43%) Load Balancing
11 5 (2.43%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (1.94%) Software Deployment
12 4 (1.94%) Kalman Filter
12 4 (1.94%) Test Automation
12 4 (1.94%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 29 (14.08%) PowerShell
2 26 (12.62%) SQL
3 16 (7.77%) Shell Script
4 12 (5.83%) Java
5 11 (5.34%) Perl
6 10 (4.85%) JavaScript
6 10 (4.85%) Bash Shell
7 8 (3.88%) Ruby
7 8 (3.88%) PHP
7 8 (3.88%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.94%) C
9 3 (1.46%) Python
9 3 (1.46%) VBScript
10 1 (0.49%) VB
10 1 (0.49%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 45 (21.84%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (16.99%) CCNP
3 18 (8.74%) CCNA
4 17 (8.25%) CCSE
5 15 (7.28%) Security Cleared
6 14 (6.80%) SC Cleared
6 14 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (5.83%) MCSE
8 11 (5.34%) CCSA
9 8 (3.88%) CCDP
10 7 (3.40%) MCP
10 7 (3.40%) Sun Certification
11 6 (2.91%) MCITP
12 5 (2.43%) Check Point Certification
13 3 (1.46%) PMI Certification
13 3 (1.46%) Degree
13 3 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.97%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.74%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.94%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (31.07%) Active Directory
2 31 (15.05%) Hyper-V
3 22 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (6.80%) XenServer
5 13 (6.31%) vSphere
6 6 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.91%) KVM
7 5 (2.43%) UAG
7 5 (2.43%) Xen
8 4 (1.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (1.94%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.46%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.46%) vCloud
10 2 (0.97%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.49%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.49%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (8.74%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (8.25%) Puppet
3 11 (5.34%) Cisco CUCM
4 10 (4.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 9 (4.37%) SCCM
6 7 (3.40%) SCOM
7 6 (2.91%) Backup Exec
7 6 (2.91%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (2.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (1.94%) Opsview
9 4 (1.94%) ARCserve
10 3 (1.46%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.97%) Nagios
11 2 (0.97%) WSUS
11 2 (0.97%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
12 1 (0.49%) CA Spectrum
12 1 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.49%) HP SIM
12 1 (0.49%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 105 (50.97%) Cisco
2 56 (27.18%) Microsoft
3 36 (17.48%) VMware
4 35 (16.99%) CheckPoint
5 34 (16.50%) HP
6 33 (16.02%) Citrix
7 19 (9.22%) WatchGuard
8 14 (6.80%) F5
9 12 (5.83%) Juniper
10 11 (5.34%) Symantec
10 11 (5.34%) SolarWinds
11 10 (4.85%) Imperva
12 9 (4.37%) Mitel
13 8 (3.88%) EMC
14 7 (3.40%) Oracle
15 6 (2.91%) Dell
15 6 (2.91%) Splunk
15 6 (2.91%) Infoblox
16 5 (2.43%) 3PAR
16 5 (2.43%) Nortel
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