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 5 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 60 55 88
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +33
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1485 1573 993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.15% 3.41% 2.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.66% 22.77% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 926 587
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £337
% change year-on-year
- +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 59 43
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.13 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.18% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.80 £53.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +15.62%
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
6857 6908 5997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.53% 14.99% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4089 3910 3218
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 396 362
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.69 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.19% +19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -25 554 £425 +6.25% 183
South East +6 424 £375 - 150
South West +2 123 £363 +2.11% 58
North West +11 104 £400 +23.07% 43
East of England +28 92 £400 +10.34% 62
Yorkshire -17 87 £388 - 42
East Midlands -8 42 £250 -20.00% 15
West Midlands -18 41 £363 -7.93% 50
North East -34 11 £288 -21.23% 4
Midlands +4 6 £650 +225.00%
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1605 (52.88%) Cisco
2 906 (29.85%) Windows
3 877 (28.90%) Cisco Certification
4 869 (28.63%) LAN
5 823 (27.12%) WAN
6 672 (22.14%) VPN
7 649 (21.38%) CheckPoint
8 589 (19.41%) DNS
9 571 (18.81%) CCNP
10 564 (18.58%) Active Directory
11 558 (18.39%) Juniper
12 552 (18.19%) VMware
13 551 (18.15%) Cisco ASA
14 541 (17.83%) Linux
15 539 (17.76%) Data Centre
16 537 (17.69%) Microsoft
17 527 (17.36%) Network Security
18 518 (17.07%) Finance
19 481 (15.85%) TCP/IP
20 449 (14.79%) Security Cleared
21 441 (14.53%) ITIL
22 440 (14.50%) F5
23 400 (13.18%) Wireless
24 396 (13.05%) Windows Server
25 393 (12.95%) CCNA
26 358 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
27 355 (11.70%) DHCP
28 340 (11.20%) SC Cleared
29 337 (11.10%) BGP
30 329 (10.84%) OSPF

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 220 (7.25%) MS Exchange
2 124 (4.09%) IIS
3 104 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 85 (2.80%) SharePoint
5 71 (2.34%) Apache
6 59 (1.94%) Lync
7 53 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 43 (1.42%) Tomcat
9 39 (1.29%) WebSphere
10 34 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
11 31 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 29 (0.96%) Confluence
13 27 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
14 26 (0.86%) WebLogic
15 24 (0.79%) JBoss
16 23 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
17 22 (0.72%) nginx
18 18 (0.59%) OpenStack
19 16 (0.53%) Node.js
20 12 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 154 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 114 (3.76%) MS Office
3 47 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.36%) MS Project
6 5 (0.16%) HipChat
7 3 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.099%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.099%) SmartSuite
8 2 (0.066%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.066%) ProjectWise
8 2 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.066%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 24 (0.79%) ION MarketView
2 14 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.23%) BusinessWare
3 7 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.23%) SAP R/3
4 6 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.13%) Relativity
6 4 (0.13%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.066%) Infor CRM
7 2 (0.066%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.066%) Tridion
8 1 (0.033%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.033%) Endur
8 1 (0.033%) Maximo
8 1 (0.033%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.033%) RMDS
8 1 (0.033%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 151 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 92 (3.03%) Office 365
4 37 (1.22%) IaaS
5 34 (1.12%) SaaS
6 26 (0.86%) PaaS
7 23 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 18 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
10 14 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (0.40%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (0.36%) SoftLayer
13 9 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
13 9 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
13 9 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (0.30%) Route 53
14 8 (0.26%) Google Apps
15 6 (0.20%) GitHub
16 5 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 869 (28.63%) LAN
2 823 (27.12%) WAN
3 672 (22.14%) VPN
4 589 (19.41%) DNS
5 551 (18.15%) Cisco ASA
6 527 (17.36%) Network Security
7 481 (15.85%) TCP/IP
8 400 (13.18%) Wireless
9 355 (11.70%) DHCP
10 337 (11.10%) BGP
11 329 (10.84%) OSPF
12 318 (10.48%) MPLS
13 313 (10.31%) Cisco Nexus
14 311 (10.25%) Internet
15 275 (9.06%) SSL
16 261 (8.60%) SAN
17 231 (7.61%) VLAN
18 221 (7.28%) VoIP
19 192 (6.33%) IPsec
20 170 (5.60%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (5.57%) SQL Server
2 51 (1.68%) MySQL
3 49 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 33 (1.09%) MongoDB
6 27 (0.89%) NoSQL
7 26 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 24 (0.79%) Big Data
9 21 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
10 20 (0.66%) Hadoop
11 18 (0.59%) Oracle Database
11 18 (0.59%) Relational Database
12 16 (0.53%) DB2
13 15 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 8 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 7 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
17 7 (0.23%) DB2 UDB
18 6 (0.20%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 77 (2.54%) Git (software)
2 64 (2.11%) Jenkins
3 49 (1.61%) JIRA
4 47 (1.55%) Subversion
5 24 (0.79%) Selenium
6 22 (0.72%) Maven
7 20 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 19 (0.63%) Hudson
9 16 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 15 (0.49%) Gerrit
11 14 (0.46%) Artifactory
11 14 (0.46%) Gradle
11 14 (0.46%) MSI
12 13 (0.43%) JMeter
12 13 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (0.30%) SonarQube
13 9 (0.30%) Vagrant
14 8 (0.26%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 518 (17.07%) Finance
2 187 (6.16%) Telecoms
3 143 (4.71%) Banking
4 59 (1.94%) Retail
5 55 (1.81%) Investment Banking
6 30 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 28 (0.92%) Financial Institution
8 24 (0.79%) Legal
9 18 (0.59%) Back Office
10 16 (0.53%) Advertising
10 16 (0.53%) Front Office
11 13 (0.43%) Billing
11 13 (0.43%) Games
11 13 (0.43%) Law
11 13 (0.43%) Publishing
12 12 (0.40%) Spanish Language
13 11 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.33%) Local Government
15 8 (0.26%) Electronics
15 8 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 864 (28.47%) Network Engineer
2 387 (12.75%) Architect
3 319 (10.51%) Analyst
4 259 (8.53%) Cisco Engineer
5 241 (7.94%) Consultant
6 230 (7.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 218 (7.18%) Security Engineer
8 177 (5.83%) Support Engineer
9 155 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 151 (4.98%) Network Architect
11 146 (4.81%) Network Security Engineer
12 142 (4.68%) Senior Network Engineer
13 126 (4.15%) Administrator
13 126 (4.15%) Security Analyst
14 122 (4.02%) Firewall Engineer
15 110 (3.62%) Network Analyst
15 110 (3.62%) Security Consultant
16 104 (3.43%) Infrastructure Architect
17 103 (3.39%) Project Manager
18 102 (3.36%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (4.05%) Web Services
2 66 (2.17%) Middleware
3 56 (1.85%) .NET
4 53 (1.75%) 802.1X
5 31 (1.02%) CSS
6 28 (0.92%) XML
7 25 (0.82%) SOAP
8 22 (0.72%) HTML
8 22 (0.72%) J2EE
8 22 (0.72%) LAMP
8 22 (0.72%) Rendezvous
9 17 (0.56%) LAPP Stack
10 16 (0.53%) RESTful
11 15 (0.49%) JMS
11 15 (0.49%) jQuery
12 14 (0.46%) LEMP Stack
13 13 (0.43%) ASP.NET
14 12 (0.40%) AngularJS
15 11 (0.36%) Java EE
16 10 (0.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 539 (17.76%) Data Centre
2 154 (5.07%) Management Information System
3 142 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
4 94 (3.10%) PKI
5 61 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
6 60 (1.98%) Computer Science
7 55 (1.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 54 (1.78%) Clustering
9 37 (1.22%) Blackberry
10 34 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
11 33 (1.09%) Cryptography
12 30 (0.99%) Driving Licence
13 28 (0.92%) Statistics
14 27 (0.89%) Public Cloud
15 26 (0.86%) Algorithms
16 25 (0.82%) Client/Server
16 25 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
16 25 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
17 22 (0.72%) Fat Client
17 22 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 906 (29.85%) Windows
2 541 (17.83%) Linux
3 396 (13.05%) Windows Server
4 253 (8.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 248 (8.17%) Unix
6 193 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 172 (5.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 139 (4.58%) Windows 7
9 103 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 58 (1.91%) Solaris
11 56 (1.85%) CentOS
12 54 (1.78%) Windows 8
13 49 (1.61%) Windows XP
14 40 (1.32%) AIX
15 29 (0.96%) Ubuntu
16 24 (0.79%) Android
17 22 (0.72%) Windows 10
18 19 (0.63%) Apple iOS
19 17 (0.56%) Mac OS X
20 16 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (14.53%) ITIL
2 329 (10.84%) Migration
3 299 (9.85%) Information Security
4 285 (9.39%) Load Balancing
5 236 (7.78%) Network Design
6 200 (6.59%) Project Management
7 150 (4.94%) SIEM
8 146 (4.81%) Kalman Filter
9 143 (4.71%) Agile Software Development
10 133 (4.38%) Change Management
11 129 (4.25%) Disaster Recovery
12 122 (4.02%) High Availability
13 106 (3.49%) Incident Management
14 94 (3.10%) Network Architecture
15 91 (3.00%) Configuration Management
16 87 (2.87%) Problem Management
17 85 (2.80%) Network Management
17 85 (2.80%) Security Architecture
18 84 (2.77%) Service Delivery
19 82 (2.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 257 (8.47%) SQL
2 126 (4.15%) PowerShell
3 112 (3.69%) Python
4 96 (3.16%) Java
5 85 (2.80%) Bash Shell
6 75 (2.47%) Perl
7 52 (1.71%) JavaScript
8 45 (1.48%) C
9 35 (1.15%) Ruby
10 29 (0.96%) Shell Script
11 25 (0.82%) PHP
12 24 (0.79%) C#
13 18 (0.59%) VB
14 17 (0.56%) VBScript
15 13 (0.43%) C++
16 11 (0.36%) Korn
17 10 (0.33%) Lisp
18 6 (0.20%) PL/SQL
19 5 (0.16%) VBA
20 4 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 877 (28.90%) Cisco Certification
2 571 (18.81%) CCNP
3 449 (14.79%) Security Cleared
4 393 (12.95%) CCNA
5 340 (11.20%) SC Cleared
6 209 (6.89%) CISSP
7 196 (6.46%) CCIE
8 157 (5.17%) Degree
9 106 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 93 (3.06%) CCSE
11 89 (2.93%) CCSA
12 80 (2.64%) CISM
13 75 (2.47%) DV Cleared
14 63 (2.08%) MCSE
15 54 (1.78%) MCSA
16 52 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 44 (1.45%) CCDP
18 38 (1.25%) JNCIP
19 36 (1.19%) CISA
20 35 (1.15%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 127 (4.18%) PCI DSS
3 115 (3.79%) SLA
4 30 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
5 28 (0.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 27 (0.89%) RMADS
7 24 (0.79%) JSP 440
8 23 (0.76%) QA
9 21 (0.69%) COBIT
10 18 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 16 (0.53%) ISO27002
12 8 (0.26%) HIPAA
12 8 (0.26%) ISO 9000
13 6 (0.20%) BS7799
14 5 (0.16%) HMG Infosec
15 4 (0.13%) ISO 9001
16 3 (0.099%) ISO15022
16 3 (0.099%) ISO20022
16 3 (0.099%) SSAE 16
17 2 (0.066%) BS25999
System Software
1 564 (18.58%) Active Directory
2 358 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (4.28%) Hyper-V
4 112 (3.69%) vSphere
5 67 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
6 63 (2.08%) VMware ESX
7 59 (1.94%) XenApp
8 29 (0.96%) Firmware
9 26 (0.86%) Snort
10 25 (0.82%) ISA Server
10 25 (0.82%) XenServer
11 24 (0.79%) vCloud
12 23 (0.76%) ProxySG
13 22 (0.72%) Docker
14 21 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
15 18 (0.59%) UAG
16 17 (0.56%) iptables
17 16 (0.53%) NFS
18 15 (0.49%) Terminal Server
19 14 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 95 (3.13%) SCCM
2 92 (3.03%) Puppet
3 91 (3.00%) FortiGate
4 50 (1.65%) SCOM
5 45 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (1.35%) WSUS
7 36 (1.19%) Nagios
8 31 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
9 30 (0.99%) Ansible
10 27 (0.89%) ZABBIX
11 25 (0.82%) Salt
11 25 (0.82%) SolarWinds Orion
12 24 (0.79%) CiscoWorks
12 24 (0.79%) Nessus
13 23 (0.76%) ITRS Geneos
14 22 (0.72%) Backup Exec
14 22 (0.72%) Proventia
15 21 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
16 18 (0.59%) Windows Intune
17 16 (0.53%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 1605 (52.88%) Cisco
2 649 (21.38%) CheckPoint
3 558 (18.39%) Juniper
4 552 (18.19%) VMware
5 537 (17.69%) Microsoft
6 440 (14.50%) F5
7 243 (8.01%) Palo Alto
8 231 (7.61%) Citrix
9 218 (7.18%) HP
10 193 (6.36%) Oracle
11 159 (5.24%) Blue Coat
12 131 (4.32%) IBM
13 122 (4.02%) Red Hat
14 120 (3.95%) SolarWinds
15 119 (3.92%) Fortinet
16 100 (3.29%) McAfee
17 78 (2.57%) Splunk
18 69 (2.27%) Dell
19 64 (2.11%) Aruba
20 62 (2.04%) Riverbed
City, London
Dome Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £296 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £175 - £200 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £220 - £260 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £130 - £140 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Qualserv
Rate: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum To £110k + Package (To £80k Base)
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Reed Technology
Rate: £186 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £320 to £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Acumin
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Daily Rates Available
Posted: 5 days ago