The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the East of England region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 66 62 83
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +21
Contract jobs citing Firewall 90 60 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.79% 2.60% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.14% 14.39% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 25 25
Average daily rate £313 £255 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.54% -7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £184 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 10
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -22.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.00 £16.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £19.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.95% -30.00%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
389 417 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.08% 18.08% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 144 170
Average daily rate £350 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 68 73
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -44.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
Firewall
England

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 April 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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Essex -4 27 £394 +25.00% 4
Cambridgeshire +5 26 £235 -47.77% 8
Hertfordshire -7 17 £300 -25.00% 6
Norfolk +3 10 £300 +27.65% 1
Suffolk -1 7 £325 +31.31% 1
Bedfordshire -17 5 £400 +107.79% 13
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 92 (57.50%) Cisco
2 83 (51.88%) Windows
3 62 (38.75%) VMware
4 61 (38.13%) Active Directory
5 50 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
6 47 (29.38%) MS Exchange
7 42 (26.25%) Microsoft
8 41 (25.63%) HP
8 41 (25.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 41 (25.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (23.75%) WAN
10 36 (22.50%) ITIL
11 35 (21.88%) SAN
11 35 (21.88%) VPN
11 35 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2010
12 34 (21.25%) SQL Server
13 32 (20.00%) LAN
14 31 (19.38%) Cisco Certification
14 31 (19.38%) CheckPoint
14 31 (19.38%) Migration
14 31 (19.38%) Windows 7
15 30 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
15 30 (18.75%) Wireless
16 26 (16.25%) Microsoft Certification
16 26 (16.25%) DNS
16 26 (16.25%) Linux
17 25 (15.63%) Citrix
18 24 (15.00%) vSphere
18 24 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
19 23 (14.38%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 47 (29.38%) MS Exchange
2 35 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 17 (10.63%) SharePoint
5 16 (10.00%) IIS
6 9 (5.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (5.63%) JOnAS
7 6 (3.75%) Tomcat
7 6 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (3.13%) Lync
8 5 (3.13%) Apache
9 2 (1.25%) Documentum
9 2 (1.25%) SAS
9 2 (1.25%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (1.25%) MS Project Server
9 2 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.25%) AquaLogic
9 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.63%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (5.63%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.00%) MS Office
3 2 (1.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) IBM SmartCloud
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
2 38 (23.75%) WAN
3 35 (21.88%) SAN
3 35 (21.88%) VPN
4 32 (20.00%) LAN
5 30 (18.75%) Wireless
6 26 (16.25%) DNS
7 22 (13.75%) Network Security
8 17 (10.63%) DHCP
8 17 (10.63%) VoIP
9 15 (9.38%) VLAN
10 14 (8.75%) BGP
11 13 (8.13%) OSPF
12 12 (7.50%) Cisco IOS
13 11 (6.88%) SSL
14 10 (6.25%) TCP/IP
15 9 (5.63%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (5.63%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (5.00%) Internet
17 7 (4.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (21.25%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.25%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.25%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.50%) Apache Continuum
2 3 (1.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.63%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.63%) Selenium
3 1 (0.63%) WebLOAD
3 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.63%) Ant
3 1 (0.63%) JUnit
General
1 20 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.25%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (18.75%) Analyst
2 22 (13.75%) Network Engineer
3 19 (11.88%) Consultant
4 17 (10.63%) Systems Engineer
5 13 (8.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (8.13%) Technical Analyst
5 13 (8.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 11 (6.88%) Support Engineer
6 11 (6.88%) Support Analyst
6 11 (6.88%) Security Engineer
7 10 (6.25%) Network Support
7 10 (6.25%) Administrator
7 10 (6.25%) Network Specialist
8 9 (5.63%) Architect
9 8 (5.00%) Network Consultant
10 7 (4.38%) Network Security Engineer
10 7 (4.38%) Technical Support
11 6 (3.75%) Systems Administrator
12 5 (3.13%) Wintel Systems Engineer
12 5 (3.13%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.38%) Web Services
2 5 (3.13%) .NET
2 5 (3.13%) XML
3 3 (1.88%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.88%) SOAP
3 3 (1.88%) HTML
4 2 (1.25%) J2EE
4 2 (1.25%) COM
4 2 (1.25%) CSS
4 2 (1.25%) JTAPI
4 2 (1.25%) WebCenter
4 2 (1.25%) JSON
4 2 (1.25%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.25%) REST
5 1 (0.63%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.75%) Thin Client
1 6 (3.75%) Fat Client
2 5 (3.13%) Cryptography
2 5 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.50%) NHS
3 4 (2.50%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.88%) Replication
5 2 (1.25%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.25%) Clustering
5 2 (1.25%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.25%) PKI
6 1 (0.63%) SecurID
6 1 (0.63%) iPhone
6 1 (0.63%) DataPower
6 1 (0.63%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.63%) Open Source
6 1 (0.63%) STB
6 1 (0.63%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.63%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 83 (51.88%) Windows
2 41 (25.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 41 (25.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (19.38%) Windows 7
4 26 (16.25%) Linux
5 10 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 6 (3.75%) Windows XP
8 5 (3.13%) UNIX
9 3 (1.88%) VMS
10 2 (1.25%) Solaris
10 2 (1.25%) Debian
10 2 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.25%) Android
11 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.63%) NetWare
11 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.50%) ITIL
2 31 (19.38%) Migration
3 11 (6.88%) Network Design
4 8 (5.00%) Information Security
4 8 (5.00%) Change Control
5 7 (4.38%) Network Management
5 7 (4.38%) Project Management
5 7 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (3.75%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (3.13%) Incident Management
7 5 (3.13%) Security Architecture
7 5 (3.13%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (3.13%) E-Commerce
8 4 (2.50%) Change Management
8 4 (2.50%) Scrum
8 4 (2.50%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (1.88%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (1.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.38%) PowerShell
2 21 (13.13%) SQL
3 7 (4.38%) VBScript
4 4 (2.50%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.25%) Python
5 2 (1.25%) Java
5 2 (1.25%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.25%) Perl
5 2 (1.25%) C
5 2 (1.25%) C#
5 2 (1.25%) VB
5 2 (1.25%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (19.38%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (16.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (14.38%) MCSE
4 21 (13.13%) CCNP
5 19 (11.88%) CCNA
6 11 (6.88%) MCITP
7 5 (3.13%) Security Cleared
7 5 (3.13%) CCSE
8 4 (2.50%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.50%) Degree
9 3 (1.88%) GIAC
9 3 (1.88%) CCIE
9 3 (1.88%) CISSP
10 2 (1.25%) MCP
10 2 (1.25%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (1.25%) SSCP
10 2 (1.25%) CCVP
10 2 (1.25%) GSEC
11 1 (0.63%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.50%) COBIT
3 3 (1.88%) GxP
4 2 (1.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.63%) QA
5 1 (0.63%) SLA
5 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 61 (38.13%) Active Directory
2 30 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (15.00%) vSphere
4 23 (14.38%) Hyper-V
5 10 (6.25%) XenApp
5 10 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.13%) KVM
6 5 (3.13%) UAG
6 5 (3.13%) XenServer
7 3 (1.88%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.63%) Snort
8 1 (0.63%) Nmap
8 1 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.63%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (14.38%) SCCM
2 16 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 9 (5.63%) Puppet
3 9 (5.63%) SCOM
4 7 (4.38%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (4.38%) NetBackup
5 6 (3.75%) WSUS
6 5 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (3.13%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.25%) ARCserve
7 2 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.63%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.63%) Nessus
Vendors
1 92 (57.50%) Cisco
2 62 (38.75%) VMware
3 42 (26.25%) Microsoft
4 41 (25.63%) HP
5 31 (19.38%) CheckPoint
6 25 (15.63%) Citrix
7 14 (8.75%) F5
8 13 (8.13%) Juniper
9 11 (6.88%) NetApp
10 10 (6.25%) Dell
11 7 (4.38%) EMC
12 6 (3.75%) Red Hat
12 6 (3.75%) Blue Coat
12 6 (3.75%) Becrypt
13 5 (3.13%) Infoblox
13 5 (3.13%) Oracle
14 4 (2.50%) Avaya
14 4 (2.50%) Symantec
14 4 (2.50%) SolarWinds
14 4 (2.50%) Imperva
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