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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 35 71 63
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 130 77 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.72% 2.53% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.69% 19.30% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 40 20
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£341 £300 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.75% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £165 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 10
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £14.00 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.90 £19.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -6.17%
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
506 399 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.35% 13.11% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 174 125
Average daily rate £328 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £181 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 31 72
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015. 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 +31 57 £375 +25.00% 16
Essex +2 27 £263 -33.33% 2
Cambridgeshire +2 18 £275 +18.27% 12
Norfolk +10 17 £338 +68.75% 2
Bedfordshire +3 7 £500 +25.00% 1
Suffolk +1 6 £450 +38.46% 2
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

1 104 (56.83%) Cisco
2 70 (38.25%) Windows
3 45 (24.59%) WAN
4 44 (24.04%) LAN
4 44 (24.04%) VMware
5 43 (23.50%) Active Directory
6 41 (22.40%) Cisco ASA
7 40 (21.86%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (21.86%) Wireless
8 38 (20.77%) ITIL
9 36 (19.67%) Microsoft
10 33 (18.03%) VPN
10 33 (18.03%) DNS
10 33 (18.03%) Internet
11 31 (16.94%) F5
12 30 (16.39%) CheckPoint
13 29 (15.85%) Linux
14 27 (14.75%) DHCP
14 27 (14.75%) TCP/IP
15 26 (14.21%) Citrix
15 26 (14.21%) CCNP
15 26 (14.21%) Network Security
16 23 (12.57%) Information Security
17 22 (12.02%) HP
17 22 (12.02%) SQL Server
18 21 (11.48%) SharePoint
19 20 (10.93%) Finance
19 20 (10.93%) MS Exchange
19 20 (10.93%) Windows Server 2008
20 19 (10.38%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 21 (11.48%) SharePoint
2 20 (10.93%) MS Exchange
3 11 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.83%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (3.28%) IIS
6 6 (3.28%) Lync
7 4 (2.19%) Apache
7 4 (2.19%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.55%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (2.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.09%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (1.09%) Office 365
3 1 (0.55%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 45 (24.59%) WAN
2 44 (24.04%) LAN
3 41 (22.40%) Cisco ASA
4 40 (21.86%) Wireless
5 33 (18.03%) VPN
5 33 (18.03%) DNS
5 33 (18.03%) Internet
6 27 (14.75%) DHCP
6 27 (14.75%) TCP/IP
7 26 (14.21%) Network Security
8 19 (10.38%) VoIP
9 18 (9.84%) SAN
10 17 (9.29%) Cisco Nexus
11 16 (8.74%) VLAN
12 13 (7.10%) OSPF
13 11 (6.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 10 (5.46%) MPLS
14 10 (5.46%) BGP
14 10 (5.46%) Telnet
15 8 (4.37%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.02%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.19%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.19%) Big Data
4 3 (1.64%) EDMS
5 2 (1.09%) SQLBase
5 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.55%) DB2
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.55%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 5 (2.73%) Toad
2 4 (2.19%) JIRA
2 4 (2.19%) Trac
2 4 (2.19%) Redmine
3 3 (1.64%) Selenium
3 3 (1.64%) Bugzilla
4 2 (1.09%) JUnit
4 2 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
General
1 20 (10.93%) Finance
2 16 (8.74%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.09%) Banking
4 2 (1.09%) Local Government
5 1 (0.55%) Marketing
5 1 (0.55%) Retail
5 1 (0.55%) Electronics
5 1 (0.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 43 (23.50%) Network Engineer
2 34 (18.58%) Analyst
3 21 (11.48%) Architect
4 17 (9.29%) Consultant
5 15 (8.20%) Support Engineer
5 15 (8.20%) Security Analyst
6 13 (7.10%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (4.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 8 (4.37%) Network Architect
8 8 (4.37%) Security Engineer
9 7 (3.83%) Network Support
9 7 (3.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (3.83%) Information Analyst
9 7 (3.83%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (3.83%) Information Security Analyst
9 7 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.28%) Network Analyst
10 6 (3.28%) Security Consultant
10 6 (3.28%) Administrator
11 5 (2.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.92%) .NET
2 8 (4.37%) HTML
3 7 (3.83%) HTML5
4 6 (3.28%) Web Services
5 4 (2.19%) XML
5 4 (2.19%) JSON
6 3 (1.64%) Regular Expression
7 2 (1.09%) CGI
8 1 (0.55%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.55%) EJB
8 1 (0.55%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.10%) PKI
2 9 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.28%) Clustering
4 5 (2.73%) Replication
5 4 (2.19%) NHS
6 3 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.64%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.64%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.09%) Handset
7 2 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.09%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.55%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.55%) Open Source
8 1 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.55%) CCTV
8 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.55%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 70 (38.25%) Windows
2 29 (15.85%) Linux
3 20 (10.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (8.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (6.56%) Windows 7
6 10 (5.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.92%) UNIX
8 5 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.19%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.64%) Android
10 3 (1.64%) AIX
10 3 (1.64%) zOS
11 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.55%) CentOS
11 1 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.77%) ITIL
2 23 (12.57%) Information Security
3 16 (8.74%) Service Delivery
4 14 (7.65%) Load Balancing
5 12 (6.56%) Identity Management
5 12 (6.56%) Change Control
6 11 (6.01%) SIEM
7 9 (4.92%) E-Commerce
7 9 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (3.83%) Analytics
8 7 (3.83%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (3.28%) Network Design
9 6 (3.28%) Project Management
9 6 (3.28%) PRINCE2
9 6 (3.28%) High Availability
10 5 (2.73%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (2.73%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (2.73%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (2.73%) Configuration Management
10 5 (2.73%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.10%) SQL
2 11 (6.01%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.37%) Python
4 5 (2.73%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.19%) Ruby
5 4 (2.19%) Java
5 4 (2.19%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.19%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.64%) Perl
6 3 (1.64%) PHP
6 3 (1.64%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.55%) Go
7 1 (0.55%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.55%) C
7 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (21.86%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (14.21%) CCNP
3 19 (10.38%) CCNA
4 11 (6.01%) Degree
5 10 (5.46%) Security Cleared
6 9 (4.92%) CISSP
7 8 (4.37%) CISM
8 6 (3.28%) CCIE
9 5 (2.73%) SC Cleared
9 5 (2.73%) CCDP
10 4 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (1.64%) CISA
12 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.09%) OCA
12 2 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (1.09%) CCSP
12 2 (1.09%) SSCP
12 2 (1.09%) MCSE
13 1 (0.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.83%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.19%) SLA
4 2 (1.09%) COBIT
5 1 (0.55%) QA
5 1 (0.55%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.55%) TickIT
System Software
1 43 (23.50%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.38%) Hyper-V
2 19 (10.38%) vSphere
3 17 (9.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.83%) XenApp
4 7 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (3.28%) Firmware
6 5 (2.73%) UAG
6 5 (2.73%) ProxySG
6 5 (2.73%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.19%) XenServer
8 3 (1.64%) ACF2
8 3 (1.64%) RACF
9 2 (1.09%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.09%) Xen
9 2 (1.09%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.55%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.55%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (4.37%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (3.83%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (2.73%) SCCM
4 4 (2.19%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.19%) Tivoli
4 4 (2.19%) Puppet
4 4 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.64%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 3 (1.64%) CA Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.64%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.55%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.55%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.55%) RANCID
6 1 (0.55%) CORE IMPACT
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.55%) WSUS
6 1 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.55%) Novell Identity Manager
6 1 (0.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 104 (56.83%) Cisco
2 44 (24.04%) VMware
3 36 (19.67%) Microsoft
4 31 (16.94%) F5
5 30 (16.39%) CheckPoint
6 26 (14.21%) Citrix
7 22 (12.02%) HP
8 19 (10.38%) Juniper
9 13 (7.10%) SolarWinds
9 13 (7.10%) Oracle
10 12 (6.56%) McAfee
10 12 (6.56%) Blue Coat
11 11 (6.01%) Symantec
12 9 (4.92%) NetApp
13 8 (4.37%) Cyber-Ark
14 7 (3.83%) Sophos
15 6 (3.28%) Websense
15 6 (3.28%) MobileIron
16 5 (2.73%) Splunk
16 5 (2.73%) Infoblox
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Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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