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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 54 65 81
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +16
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1671 1388 1043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.30% 2.90% 2.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.75% 21.18% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1016 785 586
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £526 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 73 66
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.78 £13.40 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -16.48%
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
7344 6553 6343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.49% 13.68% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4202 3597 3312
Average daily rate £360 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 362 498
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 +5 688 £425 +6.25% 197
South East -2 361 £388 +12.31% 149
North West +14 130 £325 +8.33% 42
East of England +10 123 £315 -3.07% 34
Yorkshire +26 113 £350 -9.67% 39
West Midlands +44 104 £340 +5.42% 35
South West -21 81 £350 -6.66% 35
East Midlands +10 53 £325 +3.17% 12
North East -27 15 £300 +7.14% 2
Midlands - 5 £320 -
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 1753 (53.41%) Cisco
2 1152 (35.10%) Windows
3 949 (28.92%) WAN
4 938 (28.58%) Cisco Certification
5 931 (28.37%) LAN
6 867 (26.42%) CheckPoint
7 767 (23.37%) VPN
8 753 (22.94%) VMware
9 670 (20.41%) DNS
10 667 (20.32%) Linux
11 639 (19.47%) Cisco ASA
12 616 (18.77%) Active Directory
13 611 (18.62%) Juniper
14 588 (17.92%) CCNP
15 574 (17.49%) Microsoft
16 571 (17.40%) Network Security
17 527 (16.06%) F5
18 521 (15.87%) TCP/IP
19 519 (15.81%) Data Centre
20 491 (14.96%) Finance
21 472 (14.38%) ITIL
22 460 (14.02%) CCNA
23 434 (13.22%) Wireless
24 430 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
25 413 (12.58%) BGP
26 411 (12.52%) Citrix
27 399 (12.16%) MPLS
28 398 (12.13%) OSPF
29 383 (11.67%) UNIX
30 380 (11.58%) Load Balancing

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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
1 286 (8.71%) MS Exchange
2 242 (7.37%) IIS
3 167 (5.09%) Apache
4 146 (4.45%) SharePoint
5 127 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 100 (3.05%) Tomcat
7 78 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 70 (2.13%) Lync
9 67 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 60 (1.83%) JBoss
11 53 (1.61%) WebSphere
12 46 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 44 (1.34%) nginx
14 39 (1.19%) WebLogic
15 38 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
16 29 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
17 23 (0.70%) Confluence
18 20 (0.61%) OpenStack
18 20 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
19 18 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 170 (5.18%) MS Excel
2 117 (3.56%) MS Office
3 75 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 34 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (0.91%) MS Project
6 1 (0.030%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.030%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.030%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 19 (0.58%) RMDS
2 14 (0.43%) ION MarketView
3 7 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.091%) Tridion
6 3 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.061%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.030%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.030%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.030%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.030%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.030%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.030%) CSG Singleview
8 1 (0.030%) Endur
8 1 (0.030%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.030%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 127 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (1.65%) Office 365
4 37 (1.13%) SaaS
4 37 (1.13%) PaaS
5 31 (0.94%) IaaS
6 25 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 21 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 19 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
9 15 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
10 13 (0.40%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 9 (0.27%) CloudFront
12 6 (0.18%) Route 53
13 5 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 4 (0.12%) Heroku
14 4 (0.12%) Engine Yard
14 4 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
15 3 (0.091%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 949 (28.92%) WAN
2 931 (28.37%) LAN
3 767 (23.37%) VPN
4 670 (20.41%) DNS
5 639 (19.47%) Cisco ASA
6 571 (17.40%) Network Security
7 521 (15.87%) TCP/IP
8 434 (13.22%) Wireless
9 413 (12.58%) BGP
10 399 (12.16%) MPLS
11 398 (12.13%) OSPF
12 363 (11.06%) SAN
13 359 (10.94%) DHCP
14 314 (9.57%) VLAN
15 304 (9.26%) SSL
16 292 (8.90%) Cisco Nexus
17 273 (8.32%) Internet
18 265 (8.07%) VoIP
19 199 (6.06%) IPsec
20 189 (5.76%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 317 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 118 (3.60%) MySQL
3 97 (2.96%) Oracle Database
4 47 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 47 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
5 40 (1.22%) MongoDB
6 39 (1.19%) NoSQL
7 35 (1.07%) Relational Database
8 31 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 31 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
9 25 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
10 23 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
11 21 (0.64%) RDBMS
12 17 (0.52%) DB2
13 14 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
13 14 (0.43%) Big Data
14 13 (0.40%) Redis
15 11 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
15 11 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
16 10 (0.30%) Informix
Development Applications
1 129 (3.93%) Jenkins
2 75 (2.29%) Git (software)
3 67 (2.04%) Subversion
4 64 (1.95%) JIRA
5 51 (1.55%) Maven
6 42 (1.28%) TeamCity
7 37 (1.13%) Hudson
8 34 (1.04%) Mercurial
9 28 (0.85%) Ant
10 27 (0.82%) Gradle
11 23 (0.70%) Gerrit
12 21 (0.64%) MSBuild
13 19 (0.58%) JUnit
14 17 (0.52%) Artifactory
14 17 (0.52%) SonarQube
15 15 (0.46%) Eclipse
16 13 (0.40%) Toad
16 13 (0.40%) Introscope
17 12 (0.37%) Visual Studio
18 10 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 491 (14.96%) Finance
2 178 (5.42%) Telecoms
3 164 (5.00%) Banking
4 73 (2.22%) Investment Banking
5 59 (1.80%) Retail
6 38 (1.16%) Games
7 29 (0.88%) Legal
7 29 (0.88%) Back Office
8 27 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 27 (0.82%) Multimedia
9 23 (0.70%) Marketing
10 18 (0.55%) Local Government
11 17 (0.52%) Advertising
11 17 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 14 (0.43%) Front Office
12 14 (0.43%) Military
13 13 (0.40%) Electronics
14 9 (0.27%) Law
15 8 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 820 (24.98%) Network Engineer
2 407 (12.40%) Analyst
3 381 (11.61%) Architect
4 259 (7.89%) Consultant
5 214 (6.52%) Security Engineer
6 196 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 151 (4.60%) Support Engineer
8 138 (4.20%) Security Analyst
9 130 (3.96%) Administrator
10 118 (3.60%) Network Security Engineer
10 118 (3.60%) Project Manager
10 118 (3.60%) Infrastructure Architect
11 109 (3.32%) Network Architect
12 100 (3.05%) Senior Network Engineer
13 99 (3.02%) Network Consultant
14 97 (2.96%) Network Support
15 96 (2.93%) Security Consultant
15 96 (2.93%) Network Analyst
16 94 (2.86%) Support Analyst
17 85 (2.59%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (3.63%) Web Services
2 115 (3.50%) .NET
3 72 (2.19%) Middleware
4 62 (1.89%) XML
5 52 (1.58%) J2EE
6 50 (1.52%) Rendezvous
7 43 (1.31%) CSS
8 36 (1.10%) LAMP
9 35 (1.07%) FIX Protocol
10 34 (1.04%) HTML
11 21 (0.64%) Django
12 17 (0.52%) Java EE
12 17 (0.52%) SAML
12 17 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
13 15 (0.46%) XMPP
13 15 (0.46%) Application Packaging
13 15 (0.46%) Regular Expression
13 15 (0.46%) MCollective
14 13 (0.40%) JSON
14 13 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 519 (15.81%) Data Centre
2 152 (4.63%) PKI
3 139 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
4 125 (3.81%) Clustering
5 116 (3.53%) Management Information System
6 76 (2.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 70 (2.13%) Blackberry
8 61 (1.86%) Replication
9 55 (1.68%) Fixed Income
10 41 (1.25%) Thin Client
10 41 (1.25%) Fat Client
11 38 (1.16%) NHS
12 34 (1.04%) Computer Science
13 33 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
14 32 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
15 31 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
16 29 (0.88%) Client/Server
17 23 (0.70%) iPhone
17 23 (0.70%) HP Storage
18 22 (0.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1152 (35.10%) Windows
2 667 (20.32%) Linux
3 383 (11.67%) UNIX
4 373 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 264 (8.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 231 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 189 (5.76%) Windows 7
8 151 (4.60%) Solaris
9 145 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 88 (2.68%) CentOS
11 71 (2.16%) Ubuntu
12 52 (1.58%) Windows 8
13 46 (1.40%) AIX
13 46 (1.40%) Windows XP
14 34 (1.04%) Android
15 31 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
16 25 (0.76%) Windows 2000
17 22 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
18 21 (0.64%) Debian
19 16 (0.49%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (14.38%) ITIL
2 380 (11.58%) Load Balancing
3 264 (8.04%) Migration
4 233 (7.10%) Information Security
5 226 (6.89%) Project Management
6 161 (4.91%) Kalman Filter
7 154 (4.69%) Service Management
8 151 (4.60%) Network Design
9 142 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 133 (4.05%) Network Management
11 131 (3.99%) Service Delivery
12 129 (3.93%) Change Management
13 126 (3.84%) SIEM
14 123 (3.75%) Configuration Management
15 121 (3.69%) Continuous Integration
16 115 (3.50%) DevOps
17 111 (3.38%) Network Monitoring
18 107 (3.26%) PRINCE2
19 106 (3.23%) Incident Management
20 100 (3.05%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 340 (10.36%) SQL
2 183 (5.58%) Java
3 163 (4.97%) Python
4 148 (4.51%) Perl
5 113 (3.44%) PowerShell
6 102 (3.11%) Bash Shell
7 80 (2.44%) Ruby
7 80 (2.44%) PHP
8 78 (2.38%) Shell Script
9 50 (1.52%) JavaScript
10 48 (1.46%) C
11 39 (1.19%) C++
12 33 (1.01%) VB
13 28 (0.85%) VBScript
14 20 (0.61%) C#
15 16 (0.49%) Korn
16 6 (0.18%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.15%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.15%) VBA
18 4 (0.12%) Jython
Qualifications
1 938 (28.58%) Cisco Certification
2 588 (17.92%) CCNP
3 460 (14.02%) CCNA
4 367 (11.18%) Security Cleared
5 268 (8.17%) SC Cleared
6 221 (6.73%) CISSP
7 151 (4.60%) CCIE
8 146 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 145 (4.42%) Degree
10 100 (3.05%) MCSE
11 90 (2.74%) CCSE
12 69 (2.10%) CISM
13 66 (2.01%) CCSA
13 66 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 59 (1.80%) DV Cleared
15 51 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
16 48 (1.46%) MCITP
17 45 (1.37%) CCDP
18 35 (1.07%) MCP
19 28 (0.85%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (4.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 108 (3.29%) SLA
3 85 (2.59%) PCI DSS
4 72 (2.19%) QA
5 19 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.37%) JSP 440
7 10 (0.30%) COBIT
8 9 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 7 (0.21%) HIPAA
10 4 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.091%) BS7799
11 3 (0.091%) GPG13
12 1 (0.030%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.030%) BS25999
12 1 (0.030%) TickIT
12 1 (0.030%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 616 (18.77%) Active Directory
2 430 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 198 (6.03%) vSphere
4 173 (5.27%) Hyper-V
5 122 (3.72%) XenApp
6 84 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
7 66 (2.01%) VMware ESX
8 59 (1.80%) XenServer
9 54 (1.65%) ProxySG
10 47 (1.43%) XenDesktop
11 37 (1.13%) vCloud
12 33 (1.01%) Terminal Services
13 28 (0.85%) Docker
14 27 (0.82%) Samba
15 26 (0.79%) Firmware
16 24 (0.73%) Xen
17 23 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
17 23 (0.70%) ISA Server
18 22 (0.67%) Postfix
19 21 (0.64%) Snort
Systems Management
1 142 (4.33%) Puppet
2 96 (2.93%) SCCM
3 80 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
4 64 (1.95%) FortiGate
5 55 (1.68%) Ansible
6 52 (1.58%) Nagios
7 49 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
8 43 (1.31%) WSUS
9 42 (1.28%) Salt
10 39 (1.19%) ZABBIX
11 35 (1.07%) CA Single Sign-On
12 34 (1.04%) NetBackup
12 34 (1.04%) BladeLogic
13 33 (1.01%) Backup Exec
14 32 (0.98%) ITRS Geneos
15 31 (0.94%) SCOM
16 25 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
16 25 (0.76%) CiscoWorks
16 25 (0.76%) Tivoli
17 24 (0.73%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 1753 (53.41%) Cisco
2 867 (26.42%) CheckPoint
3 753 (22.94%) VMware
4 611 (18.62%) Juniper
5 574 (17.49%) Microsoft
6 527 (16.06%) F5
7 411 (12.52%) Citrix
8 313 (9.54%) Oracle
9 291 (8.87%) HP
10 272 (8.29%) Blue Coat
11 230 (7.01%) SolarWinds
12 226 (6.89%) Red Hat
13 143 (4.36%) McAfee
14 135 (4.11%) IBM
15 118 (3.60%) NetApp
16 100 (3.05%) Symantec
17 93 (2.83%) CA
17 93 (2.83%) Fortinet
18 86 (2.62%) Infoblox
19 81 (2.47%) Nokia
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