The first table below looks at the demand for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 18 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 Sussex 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 31 17 35
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 7 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 2.32% 6.19% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.88% 40.63% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate £350 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +22.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.43% -30.83%
Communications & Networking Category
East Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
32 32 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 10.60% 15.24% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 13
Average daily rate £350 £500 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +81.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 6
Average hourly rate £21.31 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.45% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £19.33 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £23.33 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the East Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the East Sussex region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the East Sussex region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the East Sussex region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (72.73%) Network Design
3 6 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (54.55%) VPN
3 6 (54.55%) CheckPoint
3 6 (54.55%) Internet
4 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 5 (45.45%) iSCSI
4 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (36.36%) DMVPN
5 4 (36.36%) Network Management
5 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (36.36%) Veeam
5 4 (36.36%) SolarWinds
5 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (36.36%) WatchGuard
5 4 (36.36%) VMware Server
5 4 (36.36%) BT
5 4 (36.36%) IPsec
5 4 (36.36%) Migration
5 4 (36.36%) CCNP
5 4 (36.36%) CCNA
5 4 (36.36%) Citrix
5 4 (36.36%) CCA
5 4 (36.36%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (36.36%) SAS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
1 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (36.36%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) VPN
1 6 (54.55%) Internet
2 5 (45.45%) iSCSI
3 4 (36.36%) DMVPN
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (36.36%) IPsec
3 4 (36.36%) WAN
3 4 (36.36%) BGP
3 4 (36.36%) EIGRP
4 3 (27.27%) SAN
5 2 (18.18%) Wireshark
5 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) DHCP
5 2 (18.18%) DMZ
6 1 (9.09%) DNS
6 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) IT Support
2 2 (18.18%) Network Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Support
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Storage Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Server Support
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Network Design
2 4 (36.36%) Network Management
2 4 (36.36%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (36.36%) CCNP
2 4 (36.36%) CCNA
2 4 (36.36%) CCA
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (18.18%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Server
3 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (27.27%) vSphere
4 2 (18.18%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) CheckPoint
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Veeam
4 4 (36.36%) SolarWinds
4 4 (36.36%) WatchGuard
4 4 (36.36%) BT
4 4 (36.36%) Citrix
4 4 (36.36%) Juniper
5 2 (18.18%) IronPort
6 1 (9.09%) HP