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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 59 55 54
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 108 72 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.48% 3.05% 3.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.22% 20.34% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 28 56
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£338 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 7 13
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.75 £14.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.43% +46.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £14.70 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.08 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £19.30 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+21.76% -24.31%
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
509 354 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.40% 14.97% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 126 260
Average daily rate £345 £285 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £180 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £403 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 51 65
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £30.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -35.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +29 42 £300 -25.00% 10
Hertfordshire -12 23 £400 +14.28% 17
Essex -14 16 £350 -9.67% 5
Suffolk +4 12 £375 +56.25% 1
Bedfordshire -15 10 £300 +9.09% 5
Norfolk -18 5 £320 +25.49%
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 122 (57.82%) Windows
2 109 (51.66%) Cisco
3 68 (32.23%) Active Directory
4 59 (27.96%) Microsoft
5 58 (27.49%) WAN
6 57 (27.01%) ITIL
7 53 (25.12%) LAN
8 51 (24.17%) VPN
9 49 (23.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 47 (22.27%) DNS
11 46 (21.80%) Cisco Certification
12 42 (19.91%) TCP/IP
12 42 (19.91%) Linux
13 40 (18.96%) Wireless
14 39 (18.48%) MS Exchange
15 38 (18.01%) VMware
16 37 (17.54%) Citrix
17 36 (17.06%) SAN
17 36 (17.06%) CheckPoint
17 36 (17.06%) Cisco ASA
18 34 (16.11%) HP
18 34 (16.11%) CCNP
18 34 (16.11%) DHCP
19 30 (14.22%) Exchange Server 2010
20 29 (13.74%) PowerShell
20 29 (13.74%) Network Security
21 28 (13.27%) Hyper-V
22 27 (12.80%) Migration
23 26 (12.32%) SQL
23 26 (12.32%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 39 (18.48%) MS Exchange
2 30 (14.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (9.95%) Exchange Server 2003
4 17 (8.06%) SharePoint
5 10 (4.74%) IIS
6 9 (4.27%) Apache
7 8 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.84%) Tomcat
9 5 (2.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.90%) JOnAS
10 4 (1.90%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.90%) GlassFish
11 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.95%) lighttpd
12 2 (0.95%) Node.js
12 2 (0.95%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.95%) SAS
13 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.47%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (6.16%) MS Office
2 12 (5.69%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.27%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.90%) SaaS
3 3 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.47%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (27.49%) WAN
2 53 (25.12%) LAN
3 51 (24.17%) VPN
4 47 (22.27%) DNS
5 42 (19.91%) TCP/IP
6 40 (18.96%) Wireless
7 36 (17.06%) Cisco ASA
7 36 (17.06%) SAN
8 34 (16.11%) DHCP
9 29 (13.74%) Network Security
10 26 (12.32%) VLAN
11 24 (11.37%) VoIP
12 20 (9.48%) MPLS
13 15 (7.11%) Reverse Proxy
14 14 (6.64%) SSL
15 13 (6.16%) Broadband
15 13 (6.16%) Ethernet
16 12 (5.69%) BGP
17 11 (5.21%) OSPF
18 9 (4.27%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (6.64%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.37%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.95%) DB2
6 2 (0.95%) MySQL
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 10 (4.74%) Selenium
2 8 (3.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (2.84%) Redmine
3 6 (2.84%) JUnit
3 6 (2.84%) Bugzilla
3 6 (2.84%) Trac
3 6 (2.84%) JIRA
4 4 (1.90%) VisualVM
5 2 (0.95%) Subversion
5 2 (0.95%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.95%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.47%) MSI
General
1 21 (9.95%) Finance
2 15 (7.11%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.90%) Publishing
4 3 (1.42%) Advertising
5 2 (0.95%) Billing
5 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.95%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.47%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 52 (24.64%) Network Engineer
2 39 (18.48%) Analyst
3 31 (14.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (9.00%) Support Analyst
5 14 (6.64%) Network Security Engineer
5 14 (6.64%) Security Engineer
6 13 (6.16%) Developer
7 12 (5.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 12 (5.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (5.69%) Consultant
8 11 (5.21%) Support Engineer
8 11 (5.21%) Cisco Engineer
8 11 (5.21%) Network Analyst
8 11 (5.21%) Network Support
9 10 (4.74%) Security Analyst
9 10 (4.74%) Architect
9 10 (4.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 9 (4.27%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 8 (3.79%) Technical Support
11 8 (3.79%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.58%) XML
2 15 (7.11%) Web Services
3 14 (6.64%) JSON
4 11 (5.21%) .NET
5 3 (1.42%) HTML
6 2 (0.95%) SOAP
6 2 (0.95%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.47%) HTML5
7 1 (0.47%) WAP
7 1 (0.47%) Middleware
7 1 (0.47%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.11%) Blackberry
1 15 (7.11%) Kindle
2 14 (6.64%) Replication
3 11 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.27%) Firmware
5 8 (3.79%) Clustering
6 7 (3.32%) PKI
7 5 (2.37%) CLARiiON
8 4 (1.90%) iPhone
8 4 (1.90%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.42%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.42%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.95%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.95%) PMI
10 2 (0.95%) AS400
10 2 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.95%) FMCG
10 2 (0.95%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.95%) STB
10 2 (0.95%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 122 (57.82%) Windows
2 49 (23.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (19.91%) Linux
4 24 (11.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (10.90%) Windows 7
6 20 (9.48%) UNIX
7 15 (7.11%) Windows XP
7 15 (7.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (3.79%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.37%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.42%) AIX
12 2 (0.95%) Solaris
12 2 (0.95%) Debian
12 2 (0.95%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.47%) Android
13 1 (0.47%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (27.01%) ITIL
2 27 (12.80%) Migration
3 16 (7.58%) Change Control
4 13 (6.16%) Network Management
5 12 (5.69%) DevOps
5 12 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (5.21%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (4.27%) PRINCE2
8 7 (3.32%) Project Management
8 7 (3.32%) Information Security
8 7 (3.32%) Load Balancing
8 7 (3.32%) Coaching
9 6 (2.84%) Mentoring
9 6 (2.84%) Functional Testing
9 6 (2.84%) Use Case
9 6 (2.84%) Configuration Management
10 5 (2.37%) Network Design
10 5 (2.37%) Test Automation
10 5 (2.37%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (1.90%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.74%) PowerShell
2 26 (12.32%) SQL
3 15 (7.11%) Shell Script
4 12 (5.69%) Java
5 11 (5.21%) Perl
6 10 (4.74%) JavaScript
6 10 (4.74%) Bash Shell
7 8 (3.79%) Ruby
7 8 (3.79%) PHP
7 8 (3.79%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.90%) Python
8 4 (1.90%) C
9 3 (1.42%) VBScript
10 1 (0.47%) VB
10 1 (0.47%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 46 (21.80%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (16.11%) CCNP
3 20 (9.48%) CCNA
4 16 (7.58%) Security Cleared
5 15 (7.11%) CCSE
5 15 (7.11%) SC Cleared
5 15 (7.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (6.16%) MCSE
7 11 (5.21%) CCSA
8 8 (3.79%) CCDP
9 7 (3.32%) MCP
10 6 (2.84%) Sun Certification
10 6 (2.84%) MCITP
11 5 (2.37%) Check Point Certification
12 3 (1.42%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.42%) CCIE
12 3 (1.42%) Degree
12 3 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.95%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.90%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (32.23%) Active Directory
2 28 (13.27%) Hyper-V
3 20 (9.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (8.06%) XenServer
5 16 (7.58%) vSphere
6 5 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.37%) vCloud
6 5 (2.37%) KVM
6 5 (2.37%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.37%) Xen
7 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (1.90%) ISA Server
7 4 (1.90%) UAG
8 3 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.95%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.95%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.95%) XenApp
10 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (7.58%) Puppet
3 13 (6.16%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (4.74%) Cisco CUCM
5 9 (4.27%) Backup Exec
5 9 (4.27%) SCCM
6 6 (2.84%) SCOM
7 5 (2.37%) Cisco UCCX
7 5 (2.37%) NetBackup
7 5 (2.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (1.90%) Opsview
8 4 (1.90%) ARCserve
9 3 (1.42%) WSUS
9 3 (1.42%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.95%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.95%) Nagios
11 1 (0.47%) OPNET
11 1 (0.47%) ZENworks
11 1 (0.47%) OpenView
11 1 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 109 (51.66%) Cisco
2 59 (27.96%) Microsoft
3 38 (18.01%) VMware
4 37 (17.54%) Citrix
5 36 (17.06%) CheckPoint
6 34 (16.11%) HP
7 23 (10.90%) WatchGuard
8 14 (6.64%) F5
8 14 (6.64%) Symantec
9 13 (6.16%) SolarWinds
10 12 (5.69%) Juniper
11 11 (5.21%) EMC
12 9 (4.27%) Oracle
12 9 (4.27%) Mitel
12 9 (4.27%) Imperva
13 8 (3.79%) 3PAR
13 8 (3.79%) Sophos
14 7 (3.32%) Dell
15 6 (2.84%) Splunk
16 5 (2.37%) Acronis
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