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 22 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 53 80 76
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1719 1148 1110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.45% 2.44% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.73% 17.83% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1031 689 634
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £246 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.21% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 69 69
Average hourly rate £23.13 £21.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -18.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.75 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £27.65 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.63 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -18.39%
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
7243 6437 7140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.53% 13.66% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4206 3554 3574
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 402 620
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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
London +24 730 £393 -1.68% 178
South East +35 451 £375 -5.06% 116
South West +9 139 £304 +10.45% 47
Yorkshire +40 104 £388 +29.16% 47
North West -4 88 £375 +14.50% 28
East of England -4 74 £325 - 27
West Midlands -17 57 £350 - 29
East Midlands +11 40 £300 -27.71% 9
North East +4 39 £350 - 6
Midlands -2 1 - -
Firewall
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 1913 (56.30%) Cisco
2 1148 (33.78%) Windows
3 1032 (30.37%) Cisco Certification
4 945 (27.81%) CheckPoint
5 847 (24.93%) WAN
6 814 (23.96%) LAN
7 715 (21.04%) VPN
8 700 (20.60%) VMware
9 688 (20.25%) Microsoft
10 677 (19.92%) Juniper
11 662 (19.48%) CCNP
12 620 (18.25%) Active Directory
13 614 (18.07%) Cisco ASA
14 601 (17.69%) Linux
14 601 (17.69%) Network Security
15 590 (17.36%) DNS
16 586 (17.25%) F5
17 559 (16.45%) ITIL
18 548 (16.13%) TCP/IP
19 516 (15.19%) BGP
20 509 (14.98%) Security Cleared
21 497 (14.63%) Finance
22 488 (14.36%) OSPF
23 471 (13.86%) CCNA
24 438 (12.89%) Windows Server 2008
25 413 (12.15%) MPLS
26 405 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
27 387 (11.39%) HP
28 375 (11.04%) Citrix
29 365 (10.74%) Cisco Nexus

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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
1 333 (9.80%) MS Exchange
2 163 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 157 (4.62%) IIS
4 141 (4.15%) SharePoint
5 112 (3.30%) Apache
6 96 (2.83%) Lync
7 74 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 53 (1.56%) Tomcat
9 49 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
10 48 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
11 47 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 40 (1.18%) WebSphere
13 30 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
14 27 (0.79%) WebLogic
15 25 (0.74%) Confluence
16 24 (0.71%) nginx
17 20 (0.59%) JBoss
18 19 (0.56%) OpenStack
19 18 (0.53%) IBM Notes
20 12 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 239 (7.03%) MS Excel
2 172 (5.06%) MS Office
3 74 (2.18%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.68%) MS Project
5 20 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.088%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.059%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.029%) CATIA
9 1 (0.029%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.41%) assyst
2 11 (0.32%) RMDS
3 9 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.088%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.059%) Summit
7 2 (0.059%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.059%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.029%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.029%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.029%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 76 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (0.94%) SaaS
4 29 (0.85%) PaaS
5 27 (0.79%) Office 365
6 24 (0.71%) IaaS
7 23 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (0.53%) Amazon S3
9 17 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
10 12 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.29%) Heroku
11 10 (0.29%) Engine Yard
12 8 (0.24%) Route 53
13 4 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
14 2 (0.059%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.059%) Google Apps
14 2 (0.059%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.029%) SoftLayer
15 1 (0.029%) Amazon EMR
15 1 (0.029%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 847 (24.93%) WAN
2 814 (23.96%) LAN
3 715 (21.04%) VPN
4 614 (18.07%) Cisco ASA
5 601 (17.69%) Network Security
6 590 (17.36%) DNS
7 548 (16.13%) TCP/IP
8 516 (15.19%) BGP
9 488 (14.36%) OSPF
10 413 (12.15%) MPLS
11 365 (10.74%) Cisco Nexus
12 359 (10.57%) SAN
13 308 (9.06%) VLAN
14 305 (8.98%) DHCP
15 285 (8.39%) Internet
16 278 (8.18%) Wireless
17 244 (7.18%) VoIP
18 229 (6.74%) SSL
19 207 (6.09%) IPsec
20 193 (5.68%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 59 (1.74%) MySQL
3 56 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 48 (1.41%) NoSQL
5 35 (1.03%) Oracle Database
6 28 (0.82%) MongoDB
7 27 (0.79%) DB2
7 27 (0.79%) Relational Database
8 22 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 21 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
10 19 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (0.56%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
12 11 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
14 8 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.21%) Data Mining
15 7 (0.21%) Big Data
15 7 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
16 6 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 61 (1.80%) Jenkins
2 45 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 38 (1.12%) MSI
4 35 (1.03%) JIRA
5 34 (1.00%) Subversion
6 28 (0.82%) Hudson
7 26 (0.77%) TeamCity
8 16 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 13 (0.38%) Selenium
10 11 (0.32%) Maven
10 11 (0.32%) StarTeam
11 10 (0.29%) JUnit
12 6 (0.18%) JMeter
12 6 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.15%) Metasploit
13 5 (0.15%) RSpec
13 5 (0.15%) QUnit
14 4 (0.12%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 497 (14.63%) Finance
2 327 (9.62%) Telecoms
3 216 (6.36%) Banking
4 74 (2.18%) Investment Banking
5 59 (1.74%) Retail
6 43 (1.27%) Financial Institution
7 40 (1.18%) Law
8 38 (1.12%) Legal
9 29 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 25 (0.74%) Games
11 24 (0.71%) Local Government
11 24 (0.71%) Back Office
12 20 (0.59%) Advertising
13 19 (0.56%) Front Office
14 18 (0.53%) Military
15 16 (0.47%) Marketing
16 13 (0.38%) Spanish Language
17 11 (0.32%) Multimedia
18 8 (0.24%) Publishing
19 7 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 842 (24.78%) Network Engineer
2 367 (10.80%) Analyst
3 301 (8.86%) Architect
4 283 (8.33%) Consultant
5 239 (7.03%) Security Engineer
6 208 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 205 (6.03%) Support Engineer
8 154 (4.53%) Network Security Engineer
9 134 (3.94%) Security Analyst
10 123 (3.62%) Network Support
11 116 (3.41%) Cisco Engineer
12 106 (3.12%) Security Consultant
13 105 (3.09%) Design Engineer
13 105 (3.09%) Network Analyst
14 104 (3.06%) Project Manager
15 102 (3.00%) Network Consultant
16 96 (2.83%) Senior Network Engineer
17 88 (2.59%) 3rd Line Support
18 82 (2.41%) Firewall Engineer
19 80 (2.35%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (2.71%) Middleware
2 88 (2.59%) Web Services
3 60 (1.77%) .NET
4 48 (1.41%) XML
5 40 (1.18%) CSS
5 40 (1.18%) LAMP
6 26 (0.77%) JSON
7 22 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
7 22 (0.65%) Regular Expression
8 20 (0.59%) WebSockets
9 19 (0.56%) Rendezvous
9 19 (0.56%) HTML
10 18 (0.53%) WAP
11 17 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
12 16 (0.47%) J2EE
12 16 (0.47%) Application Packaging
13 15 (0.44%) REST
14 14 (0.41%) MSMQ
15 13 (0.38%) Ajax
16 10 (0.29%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 186 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (3.94%) Clustering
3 98 (2.88%) Blackberry
4 96 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 95 (2.80%) PKI
6 75 (2.21%) Computer Science
7 58 (1.71%) Fat Client
7 58 (1.71%) Thin Client
8 57 (1.68%) Replication
9 48 (1.41%) Open Source
10 34 (1.00%) CESG
11 28 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 26 (0.77%) User Experience
13 25 (0.74%) Client/Server
14 24 (0.71%) SecurID
14 24 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
15 23 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
16 22 (0.65%) FlexPod
16 22 (0.65%) Device Driver
17 21 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1148 (33.78%) Windows
2 601 (17.69%) Linux
3 438 (12.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 354 (10.42%) UNIX
5 288 (8.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 242 (7.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 148 (4.36%) Windows 7
8 128 (3.77%) Solaris
9 120 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 91 (2.68%) Windows XP
11 87 (2.56%) CentOS
12 65 (1.91%) Windows 8
13 47 (1.38%) Ubuntu
14 38 (1.12%) AIX
14 38 (1.12%) Windows Vista
15 30 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
16 29 (0.85%) Mac OS X
17 26 (0.77%) SUSE
18 24 (0.71%) Debian
19 21 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 559 (16.45%) ITIL
2 361 (10.62%) Load Balancing
3 236 (6.95%) Migration
4 235 (6.92%) Network Design
5 212 (6.24%) Information Security
6 199 (5.86%) Network Management
7 190 (5.59%) Change Management
8 175 (5.15%) Project Management
9 157 (4.62%) Service Management
10 156 (4.59%) Network Monitoring
11 146 (4.30%) Kalman Filter
12 127 (3.74%) Service Delivery
13 122 (3.59%) Network Architecture
14 118 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
15 117 (3.44%) DevOps
16 113 (3.33%) Change Control
16 113 (3.33%) Incident Management
17 104 (3.06%) PRINCE2
18 102 (3.00%) E-Commerce
18 102 (3.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 317 (9.33%) SQL
2 143 (4.21%) Perl
3 141 (4.15%) PowerShell
4 103 (3.03%) Java
5 90 (2.65%) Bash Shell
6 84 (2.47%) Shell Script
7 74 (2.18%) C
8 72 (2.12%) Python
9 61 (1.80%) Ruby
10 44 (1.29%) PHP
11 32 (0.94%) VBScript
12 30 (0.88%) C#
13 29 (0.85%) JavaScript
14 28 (0.82%) C++
15 25 (0.74%) Korn
16 23 (0.68%) VB
17 18 (0.53%) VB.NET
18 10 (0.29%) PL/SQL
19 9 (0.26%) Tcl
19 9 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 1032 (30.37%) Cisco Certification
2 662 (19.48%) CCNP
3 509 (14.98%) Security Cleared
4 471 (13.86%) CCNA
5 353 (10.39%) SC Cleared
6 235 (6.92%) CCIE
7 219 (6.44%) CISSP
8 167 (4.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 148 (4.36%) DV Cleared
10 147 (4.33%) Degree
11 136 (4.00%) MCSE
12 108 (3.18%) CCSE
13 81 (2.38%) CCSA
14 59 (1.74%) CCDP
15 57 (1.68%) CCSP
16 46 (1.35%) MCP
16 46 (1.35%) CISM
17 40 (1.18%) GIAC
18 37 (1.09%) CEH
19 36 (1.06%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (4.30%) SLA
2 103 (3.03%) PCI DSS
3 99 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 64 (1.88%) QA
5 34 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 23 (0.68%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.35%) JSP 440
8 11 (0.32%) COBIT
9 5 (0.15%) GPG13
10 4 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.059%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.029%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.029%) GCP
12 1 (0.029%) GMP
12 1 (0.029%) GxP
12 1 (0.029%) BS7799
System Software
1 620 (18.25%) Active Directory
2 405 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (5.21%) vSphere
4 164 (4.83%) Hyper-V
5 93 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
6 91 (2.68%) ProxySG
7 80 (2.35%) VMware ESX
8 78 (2.30%) XenApp
9 59 (1.74%) XenServer
10 41 (1.21%) Terminal Services
11 36 (1.06%) Firmware
12 35 (1.03%) Snort
12 35 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
13 32 (0.94%) Xen
14 25 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
15 23 (0.68%) vCloud
16 22 (0.65%) XenDesktop
17 21 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 21 (0.62%) Samba
18 20 (0.59%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 130 (3.83%) SCCM
2 110 (3.24%) Puppet
3 84 (2.47%) FortiGate
4 64 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
5 58 (1.71%) NetBackup
6 55 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
7 52 (1.53%) Backup Exec
8 45 (1.32%) CA Spectrum
9 42 (1.24%) Cisco CUCM
9 42 (1.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 41 (1.21%) SCOM
11 35 (1.03%) Nagios
12 34 (1.00%) Nessus
12 34 (1.00%) WSUS
12 34 (1.00%) Salt
13 33 (0.97%) OpenView
14 25 (0.74%) OPNET
15 24 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
16 22 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
16 22 (0.65%) RANCID
Vendors
1 1913 (56.30%) Cisco
2 945 (27.81%) CheckPoint
3 700 (20.60%) VMware
4 688 (20.25%) Microsoft
5 677 (19.92%) Juniper
6 586 (17.25%) F5
7 387 (11.39%) HP
8 375 (11.04%) Citrix
9 302 (8.89%) Blue Coat
10 201 (5.92%) Oracle
11 174 (5.12%) McAfee
12 164 (4.83%) Red Hat
13 159 (4.68%) Fortinet
14 144 (4.24%) SolarWinds
15 122 (3.59%) Nokia
16 118 (3.47%) Symantec
17 92 (2.71%) IBM
18 81 (2.38%) Riverbed
19 78 (2.30%) Avaya
20 73 (2.15%) Dell
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