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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 65 76 61
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 88 51 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.91% 2.10% 2.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.64% 13.75% 16.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 20 49
Average daily rate
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£338 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £263 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £550 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.48 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.35% +7.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.75 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £23.20 £52.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -17.30%
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
529 371 535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.46% 15.31% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 150 228
Average daily rate £345 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 56 57
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -34.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +19 27 £325 - 12
Hertfordshire -16 25 £400 +6.66% 12
Essex -14 16 £375 -6.25% 6
Norfolk 0 10 £189 -
Bedfordshire -18 6 £270 -10.00% 3
Suffolk +9 4 £375 +42.85% 4
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 118 (59.00%) Windows
2 98 (49.00%) Cisco
3 54 (27.00%) Microsoft
3 54 (27.00%) Active Directory
4 52 (26.00%) ITIL
5 50 (25.00%) WAN
6 49 (24.50%) VPN
7 47 (23.50%) LAN
7 47 (23.50%) Linux
8 44 (22.00%) DNS
9 43 (21.50%) Cisco Certification
9 43 (21.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 41 (20.50%) TCP/IP
11 39 (19.50%) Citrix
12 37 (18.50%) VMware
13 34 (17.00%) CheckPoint
14 33 (16.50%) DHCP
15 31 (15.50%) Wireless
15 31 (15.50%) CCNP
16 29 (14.50%) SAN
16 29 (14.50%) MS Exchange
17 28 (14.00%) HP
18 27 (13.50%) SQL
19 26 (13.00%) PowerShell
19 26 (13.00%) Cisco ASA
20 24 (12.00%) Network Security
20 24 (12.00%) VLAN
21 23 (11.50%) VoIP
22 21 (10.50%) SQL Server
22 21 (10.50%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 29 (14.50%) MS Exchange
2 17 (8.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (5.50%) SharePoint
4 10 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (5.00%) IIS
5 9 (4.50%) Apache
5 9 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.50%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.50%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.50%) JBoss
7 3 (1.50%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.00%) lighttpd
8 2 (1.00%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.00%) Node.js
8 2 (1.00%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.50%) SAS
9 1 (0.50%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.50%) MS Office
3 6 (3.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.00%) SaaS
3 3 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 50 (25.00%) WAN
2 49 (24.50%) VPN
3 47 (23.50%) LAN
4 44 (22.00%) DNS
5 41 (20.50%) TCP/IP
6 33 (16.50%) DHCP
7 31 (15.50%) Wireless
8 29 (14.50%) SAN
9 26 (13.00%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (12.00%) Network Security
10 24 (12.00%) VLAN
11 23 (11.50%) VoIP
12 18 (9.00%) MPLS
13 13 (6.50%) Broadband
13 13 (6.50%) Reverse Proxy
14 11 (5.50%) Ethernet
14 11 (5.50%) SSL
15 9 (4.50%) HTTP
15 9 (4.50%) Telnet
16 8 (4.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.50%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.50%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.00%) MySQL
6 2 (1.00%) DB2
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (5.00%) Selenium
2 7 (3.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (2.50%) JUnit
3 5 (2.50%) Bugzilla
3 5 (2.50%) Trac
3 5 (2.50%) Redmine
3 5 (2.50%) JIRA
4 3 (1.50%) VisualVM
5 2 (1.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.00%) Subversion
5 2 (1.00%) MSI
General
1 21 (10.50%) Finance
2 17 (8.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.00%) Publishing
3 4 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.50%) Advertising
5 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.50%) Legal
6 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 53 (26.50%) Network Engineer
2 32 (16.00%) Analyst
3 29 (14.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (6.50%) Support Engineer
5 12 (6.00%) Consultant
5 12 (6.00%) Support Analyst
5 12 (6.00%) Developer
5 12 (6.00%) Security Analyst
6 11 (5.50%) Network Analyst
7 10 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
7 10 (5.00%) Architect
7 10 (5.00%) Network Support
7 10 (5.00%) Security Engineer
8 9 (4.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 8 (4.00%) Lead Network Engineer
9 8 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.00%) Security Consultant
9 8 (4.00%) Administrator
9 8 (4.00%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.50%) Web Services
2 14 (7.00%) XML
3 13 (6.50%) JSON
4 12 (6.00%) .NET
5 3 (1.50%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.00%) HTML
6 2 (1.00%) MSMQ
6 2 (1.00%) Middleware
7 1 (0.50%) WAP
7 1 (0.50%) SOAP
7 1 (0.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.50%) Replication
1 15 (7.50%) Kindle
2 14 (7.00%) Blackberry
3 11 (5.50%) Clustering
4 10 (5.00%) PKI
4 10 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.50%) CLARiiON
6 3 (1.50%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.50%) STB
6 3 (1.50%) EqualLogic
6 3 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.50%) iPhone
7 2 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.00%) FMCG
7 2 (1.00%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.00%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.00%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.00%) AS400
7 2 (1.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 118 (59.00%) Windows
2 47 (23.50%) Linux
3 43 (21.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (10.50%) UNIX
5 15 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (6.50%) Windows 7
7 12 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (5.50%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.50%) Windows 2000
9 5 (2.50%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.50%) AIX
11 2 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.00%) Debian
11 2 (1.00%) Solaris
12 1 (0.50%) HPUX
12 1 (0.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (26.00%) ITIL
2 13 (6.50%) Migration
3 12 (6.00%) DevOps
3 12 (6.00%) Information Security
4 11 (5.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (5.00%) Change Control
6 8 (4.00%) Load Balancing
6 8 (4.00%) Network Management
6 8 (4.00%) Coaching
6 8 (4.00%) Project Management
6 8 (4.00%) PRINCE2
7 7 (3.50%) Configuration Management
7 7 (3.50%) E-Commerce
7 7 (3.50%) Security Architecture
8 6 (3.00%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (3.00%) Test Automation
9 5 (2.50%) Functional Testing
9 5 (2.50%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (2.50%) Use Case
9 5 (2.50%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.50%) SQL
2 26 (13.00%) PowerShell
3 13 (6.50%) Shell Script
4 11 (5.50%) Perl
4 11 (5.50%) Java
5 10 (5.00%) Bash Shell
5 10 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.00%) Ruby
6 8 (4.00%) PHP
6 8 (4.00%) VB.NET
7 5 (2.50%) Python
7 5 (2.50%) C
8 1 (0.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 43 (21.50%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (15.50%) CCNP
3 19 (9.50%) Security Cleared
4 18 (9.00%) SC Cleared
5 16 (8.00%) CCNA
6 14 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (6.50%) CCSE
8 11 (5.50%) MCSE
9 10 (5.00%) CCSA
10 8 (4.00%) CCDP
11 7 (3.50%) MCP
12 6 (3.00%) Sun Certification
13 5 (2.50%) Check Point Certification
13 5 (2.50%) CISSP
14 4 (2.00%) MCITP
15 3 (1.50%) PMI Certification
15 3 (1.50%) CCIE
15 3 (1.50%) Degree
16 2 (1.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 2 (1.00%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.00%) ISO 9001
2 5 (2.50%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.00%) SLA
4 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 54 (27.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (9.00%) Hyper-V
3 17 (8.50%) XenServer
4 11 (5.50%) vSphere
5 9 (4.50%) Firmware
6 7 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.50%) VMware ESX
7 5 (2.50%) vCloud
7 5 (2.50%) Xen
8 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (2.00%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.50%) KVM
10 2 (1.00%) XenApp
10 2 (1.00%) Snort
10 2 (1.00%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.00%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.50%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (7.50%) Puppet
1 15 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (5.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (4.00%) Backup Exec
4 6 (3.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (2.50%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (2.50%) SCCM
6 4 (2.00%) Nagios
7 3 (1.50%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.50%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (1.50%) Opsview
7 3 (1.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.50%) WSUS
7 3 (1.50%) SCOM
8 2 (1.00%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.00%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.00%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 98 (49.00%) Cisco
2 54 (27.00%) Microsoft
3 39 (19.50%) Citrix
4 37 (18.50%) VMware
5 34 (17.00%) CheckPoint
6 28 (14.00%) HP
7 21 (10.50%) WatchGuard
8 13 (6.50%) F5
8 13 (6.50%) SolarWinds
9 12 (6.00%) Symantec
10 10 (5.00%) Oracle
10 10 (5.00%) Juniper
10 10 (5.00%) EMC
11 8 (4.00%) Imperva
11 8 (4.00%) 3PAR
11 8 (4.00%) Mitel
11 8 (4.00%) Sophos
12 7 (3.50%) Dell
13 6 (3.00%) Splunk
13 6 (3.00%) McAfee
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