The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 55 76 74
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1660 1213 1312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.24% 2.49% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.01% 18.30% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 697 630
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 68 89
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+1.13% -2.22%
Firewall
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7542 6630 8254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.74% 13.59% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4172 3684 3826
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 386 641
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in England

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in England

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in England

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in England

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 1 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London +36 726 £400 +6.66% 211
South East +13 353 £350 - 107
South West +18 157 £381 +23.98% 55
East of England -2 120 £338 +22.72% 45
West Midlands 0 95 £323 -7.19% 34
North West -16 78 £375 +28.75% 33
Yorkshire -14 48 £275 -21.42% 35
East Midlands +21 46 £425 +41.66% 10
North East -3 22 £349 -0.36% 2
Midlands +4 3 £430 +22.85%
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1501 (50.92%) Cisco
2 1077 (36.53%) Windows
3 776 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
4 769 (26.09%) CheckPoint
5 673 (22.83%) WAN
6 656 (22.25%) Microsoft
7 646 (21.91%) LAN
8 642 (21.78%) VPN
9 602 (20.42%) Active Directory
10 591 (20.05%) Linux
11 575 (19.50%) VMware
12 569 (19.30%) Juniper
13 541 (18.35%) DNS
14 535 (18.15%) Network Security
15 502 (17.03%) CCNP
16 487 (16.52%) ITIL
17 476 (16.15%) TCP/IP
18 442 (14.99%) Finance
19 430 (14.59%) Cisco ASA
20 398 (13.50%) F5
21 370 (12.55%) Citrix
22 365 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
22 365 (12.38%) Windows Server 2008
23 344 (11.67%) MS Exchange
24 337 (11.43%) SQL
25 336 (11.40%) UNIX
26 329 (11.16%) CCNA
26 329 (11.16%) SAN
27 326 (11.06%) HP
28 324 (10.99%) Security Cleared

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 344 (11.67%) MS Exchange
2 168 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 156 (5.29%) SharePoint
4 146 (4.95%) IIS
5 118 (4.00%) Apache
6 81 (2.75%) Lync
7 75 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 67 (2.27%) WebSphere
9 66 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
10 53 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 42 (1.42%) Tomcat
11 42 (1.42%) WebLogic
12 41 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
13 38 (1.29%) nginx
14 33 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
15 29 (0.98%) Confluence
16 23 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
17 20 (0.68%) CMS
18 13 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
18 13 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 226 (7.67%) MS Excel
2 149 (5.05%) MS Office
3 51 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.75%) MS Project
5 20 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.14%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.068%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.034%) CATIA
9 1 (0.034%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.44%) assyst
2 9 (0.31%) RMDS
3 6 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.068%) Agresso
7 1 (0.034%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.034%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.034%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.034%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 63 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (1.39%) SaaS
3 33 (1.12%) Office 365
4 28 (0.95%) PaaS
4 28 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 24 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
6 22 (0.75%) Amazon S3
7 21 (0.71%) Route 53
7 21 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
8 20 (0.68%) IaaS
9 11 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.20%) IBM SmartCloud
11 4 (0.14%) Joyent
12 3 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.068%) Rackspace Cloud
14 1 (0.034%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.034%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 673 (22.83%) WAN
2 646 (21.91%) LAN
3 642 (21.78%) VPN
4 541 (18.35%) DNS
5 535 (18.15%) Network Security
6 476 (16.15%) TCP/IP
7 430 (14.59%) Cisco ASA
8 329 (11.16%) SAN
9 323 (10.96%) BGP
10 305 (10.35%) OSPF
11 294 (9.97%) DHCP
12 263 (8.92%) MPLS
13 262 (8.89%) Wireless
14 228 (7.73%) Internet
15 227 (7.70%) Cisco Nexus
16 226 (7.67%) VLAN
17 211 (7.16%) VoIP
18 176 (5.97%) SSL
19 160 (5.43%) IPsec
20 154 (5.22%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 62 (2.10%) MySQL
3 61 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 49 (1.66%) Oracle Database
5 29 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
7 24 (0.81%) Relational Database
8 23 (0.78%) NoSQL
8 23 (0.78%) DB2
9 18 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 17 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
11 15 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (0.37%) Big Data
13 10 (0.34%) Oracle Exadata
14 6 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.20%) SQLPlus
14 6 (0.20%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 61 (2.07%) Jenkins
2 46 (1.56%) JIRA
3 45 (1.53%) Git (software)
4 43 (1.46%) Hudson
5 21 (0.71%) Maven
6 20 (0.68%) Subversion
7 18 (0.61%) JUnit
8 17 (0.58%) Selenium
9 16 (0.54%) TeamCity
10 11 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (0.37%) MSI
10 11 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (0.24%) Bugzilla
11 7 (0.24%) Trac
11 7 (0.24%) Redmine
12 6 (0.20%) Metasploit
12 6 (0.20%) Cucumber
13 4 (0.14%) VisualVM
13 4 (0.14%) FitNesse
13 4 (0.14%) Introscope
General
1 442 (14.99%) Finance
2 228 (7.73%) Telecoms
3 194 (6.58%) Banking
4 66 (2.24%) Investment Banking
5 61 (2.07%) Financial Institution
6 45 (1.53%) Retail
7 39 (1.32%) Advertising
8 24 (0.81%) Marketing
9 23 (0.78%) Front Office
10 22 (0.75%) Back Office
10 22 (0.75%) Law
10 22 (0.75%) Legal
11 21 (0.71%) Manufacturing
12 20 (0.68%) Publishing
12 20 (0.68%) Military
12 20 (0.68%) French Language
12 20 (0.68%) Spanish Language
13 19 (0.64%) Local Government
14 14 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
14 14 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 619 (21.00%) Network Engineer
2 337 (11.43%) Analyst
3 253 (8.58%) Architect
4 240 (8.14%) Security Engineer
5 219 (7.43%) Support Engineer
6 215 (7.29%) Consultant
7 179 (6.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 147 (4.99%) Network Security Engineer
9 124 (4.21%) Administrator
10 123 (4.17%) Security Analyst
11 100 (3.39%) Security Consultant
11 100 (3.39%) Cisco Engineer
12 97 (3.29%) Project Manager
13 96 (3.26%) Design Engineer
14 86 (2.92%) Network Support
15 82 (2.78%) Firewall Engineer
16 74 (2.51%) Network Analyst
16 74 (2.51%) Network Consultant
17 73 (2.48%) IP Engineer
18 70 (2.37%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (3.60%) Web Services
2 79 (2.68%) .NET
3 77 (2.61%) Middleware
4 69 (2.34%) XML
5 50 (1.70%) LAMP
6 42 (1.42%) CSS
7 38 (1.29%) Rendezvous
8 35 (1.19%) JSON
9 25 (0.85%) HTML
9 25 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
10 22 (0.75%) FIX Protocol
11 17 (0.58%) WebSockets
12 16 (0.54%) REST
13 15 (0.51%) XMPP
14 14 (0.47%) Application Packaging
15 13 (0.44%) Regular Expression
16 11 (0.37%) SOAP
17 10 (0.34%) WAP
17 10 (0.34%) J2EE
18 9 (0.31%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 107 (3.63%) Blackberry
2 93 (3.15%) Management Information System
3 91 (3.09%) Clustering
4 74 (2.51%) Thin Client
4 74 (2.51%) Fat Client
5 65 (2.20%) Open Source
6 61 (2.07%) PKI
6 61 (2.07%) Replication
7 49 (1.66%) Computer Science
8 47 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 34 (1.15%) Fixed Income
10 27 (0.92%) Client/Server
11 25 (0.85%) Firmware
12 23 (0.78%) CESG
13 21 (0.71%) iPad
14 20 (0.68%) Hedge funds
15 19 (0.64%) NHS
15 19 (0.64%) Wiki
16 17 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
16 17 (0.58%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1077 (36.53%) Windows
2 591 (20.05%) Linux
3 365 (12.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 336 (11.40%) UNIX
5 272 (9.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 179 (6.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 152 (5.16%) Windows 7
8 126 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 107 (3.63%) Solaris
10 93 (3.15%) Windows XP
11 57 (1.93%) CentOS
12 52 (1.76%) Windows 8
13 50 (1.70%) AIX
14 48 (1.63%) Ubuntu
15 35 (1.19%) Debian
16 25 (0.85%) Apple iOS
17 23 (0.78%) SUSE
17 23 (0.78%) Mac OS X
18 22 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
19 21 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (16.52%) ITIL
2 244 (8.28%) Load Balancing
3 204 (6.92%) Migration
4 189 (6.41%) Information Security
5 178 (6.04%) Project Management
6 164 (5.56%) Network Design
7 154 (5.22%) Change Management
8 133 (4.51%) Network Management
9 127 (4.31%) Service Management
10 116 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
11 114 (3.87%) Change Control
11 114 (3.87%) DevOps
12 102 (3.46%) Kalman Filter
12 102 (3.46%) PRINCE2
13 95 (3.22%) Configuration Management
13 95 (3.22%) Security Architecture
14 94 (3.19%) Service Delivery
15 93 (3.15%) Incident Management
16 92 (3.12%) Penetration Testing
17 87 (2.95%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 337 (11.43%) SQL
2 158 (5.36%) Perl
3 141 (4.78%) Java
4 121 (4.10%) PowerShell
5 76 (2.58%) C
6 72 (2.44%) Python
6 72 (2.44%) Bash Shell
7 65 (2.20%) Ruby
8 59 (2.00%) Shell Script
9 55 (1.87%) PHP
10 40 (1.36%) JavaScript
11 34 (1.15%) VBScript
12 33 (1.12%) VB
13 22 (0.75%) Korn
14 17 (0.58%) VB.NET
15 16 (0.54%) C++
16 15 (0.51%) PL/SQL
17 14 (0.47%) C#
17 14 (0.47%) VBA
18 12 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 776 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 502 (17.03%) CCNP
3 329 (11.16%) CCNA
4 324 (10.99%) Security Cleared
5 233 (7.90%) SC Cleared
6 193 (6.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 187 (6.34%) CISSP
8 179 (6.07%) CCIE
9 159 (5.39%) MCSE
10 134 (4.55%) Degree
11 103 (3.49%) CCSE
12 68 (2.31%) MCP
13 63 (2.14%) DV Cleared
14 60 (2.04%) CCSA
15 53 (1.80%) CCSP
16 51 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 49 (1.66%) CCDP
18 46 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
18 46 (1.56%) CISM
18 46 (1.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (3.39%) PCI DSS
2 97 (3.29%) SLA
3 85 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 58 (1.97%) QA
5 36 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 25 (0.85%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.41%) COBIT
8 5 (0.17%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.10%) GPG13
10 2 (0.068%) GxP
10 2 (0.068%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.068%) GCP
10 2 (0.068%) GMP
11 1 (0.034%) TickIT
11 1 (0.034%) Data Quality
System Software
1 602 (20.42%) Active Directory
2 365 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (5.63%) Hyper-V
4 143 (4.85%) vSphere
5 86 (2.92%) XenApp
6 78 (2.65%) ProxySG
7 69 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
8 67 (2.27%) VMware ESX
9 58 (1.97%) XenServer
10 42 (1.42%) Xen
11 39 (1.32%) ISA Server
12 38 (1.29%) Terminal Services
13 32 (1.09%) NFS
14 28 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
14 28 (0.95%) Forefront TMG
15 27 (0.92%) XenDesktop
16 26 (0.88%) Samba
17 23 (0.78%) Snort
18 22 (0.75%) UAG
19 21 (0.71%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 112 (3.80%) Puppet
2 109 (3.70%) SCCM
3 66 (2.24%) Backup Exec
4 62 (2.10%) Cisco CUCM
5 52 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
6 42 (1.42%) FortiGate
6 42 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 40 (1.36%) SCOM
8 39 (1.32%) NetBackup
9 38 (1.29%) WSUS
10 27 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
10 27 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 26 (0.88%) OpenView
12 23 (0.78%) Vagrant
13 22 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
14 21 (0.71%) ZABBIX
14 21 (0.71%) Tivoli
14 21 (0.71%) Nessus
15 20 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
15 20 (0.68%) Salt
Vendors
1 1501 (50.92%) Cisco
2 769 (26.09%) CheckPoint
3 656 (22.25%) Microsoft
4 575 (19.50%) VMware
5 569 (19.30%) Juniper
6 398 (13.50%) F5
7 370 (12.55%) Citrix
8 326 (11.06%) HP
9 252 (8.55%) Blue Coat
10 192 (6.51%) Oracle
11 189 (6.41%) Red Hat
12 134 (4.55%) McAfee
13 120 (4.07%) Symantec
14 112 (3.80%) IBM
15 93 (3.15%) Nokia
15 93 (3.15%) SolarWinds
16 85 (2.88%) Avaya
17 78 (2.65%) EMC
18 76 (2.58%) NetApp
19 74 (2.51%) Websense
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Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Circle Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
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London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
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Plymouth, Devon
Nationwide People Ltd
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Plymouth, Devon
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
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The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day
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