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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 53 84 85
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1567 1002 929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.44% 2.25% 2.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.36% 16.81% 14.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 591 533
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 49 68
Average hourly rate £23.06 £20.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.31% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.08 £50.45 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.88 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+10.77% -26.10%
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
6708 5959 6485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.36% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3807 3218 3168
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 360 604
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.38 £22.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.48% -17.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +40 680 £390 -2.50% 256
South East +27 421 £375 -6.25% 144
South West +10 127 £355 +29.09% 68
Yorkshire +29 111 £388 +29.16% 55
North West +14 74 £323 +1.17% 34
East of England -19 52 £350 +7.69% 42
West Midlands -6 43 £394 +12.50% 31
East Midlands +34 37 £306 +19.51% 13
North East +8 23 £358 - 3
Midlands +2 2 £200 -
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1843 (57.06%) Cisco
2 1071 (33.16%) Windows
3 1017 (31.49%) Cisco Certification
4 899 (27.83%) CheckPoint
5 821 (25.42%) WAN
6 791 (24.49%) LAN
7 735 (22.76%) VMware
8 708 (21.92%) VPN
9 648 (20.06%) Microsoft
10 644 (19.94%) CCNP
11 627 (19.41%) Cisco ASA
12 612 (18.95%) Juniper
13 582 (18.02%) F5
14 563 (17.43%) Linux
14 563 (17.43%) Network Security
15 558 (17.28%) Active Directory
16 541 (16.75%) DNS
17 507 (15.70%) BGP
18 506 (15.67%) ITIL
19 502 (15.54%) TCP/IP
20 487 (15.08%) Security Cleared
21 481 (14.89%) CCNA
22 479 (14.83%) OSPF
23 455 (14.09%) Finance
24 418 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
25 414 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
26 407 (12.60%) MPLS
27 372 (11.52%) Citrix
28 361 (11.18%) HP
29 360 (11.15%) Cisco Nexus

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 309 (9.57%) MS Exchange
2 171 (5.29%) IIS
3 149 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 125 (3.87%) SharePoint
5 124 (3.84%) Apache
6 88 (2.72%) Lync
7 69 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 51 (1.58%) Tomcat
9 48 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 48 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
10 43 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
11 33 (1.02%) WebSphere
12 31 (0.96%) nginx
13 28 (0.87%) WebLogic
14 27 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
15 26 (0.80%) Confluence
16 21 (0.65%) OpenStack
16 21 (0.65%) IBM Notes
17 17 (0.53%) JBoss
18 14 (0.43%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 199 (6.16%) MS Excel
2 154 (4.77%) MS Office
3 54 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.80%) MS Project
5 21 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.031%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.031%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.031%) CATIA
7 1 (0.031%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 11 (0.34%) RMDS
2 10 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.28%) assyst
4 6 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.062%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.062%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.062%) Summit
6 2 (0.062%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.031%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.031%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.031%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 80 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (1.18%) Office 365
3 37 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
5 30 (0.93%) SaaS
5 30 (0.93%) PaaS
6 27 (0.84%) IaaS
7 23 (0.71%) Amazon S3
8 20 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
9 12 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.34%) Heroku
10 11 (0.34%) Engine Yard
11 8 (0.25%) Route 53
12 7 (0.22%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.093%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.093%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (0.093%) ElastiCache
13 3 (0.093%) IBM SmartCloud
14 2 (0.062%) Google Apps
14 2 (0.062%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 821 (25.42%) WAN
2 791 (24.49%) LAN
3 708 (21.92%) VPN
4 627 (19.41%) Cisco ASA
5 563 (17.43%) Network Security
6 541 (16.75%) DNS
7 507 (15.70%) BGP
8 502 (15.54%) TCP/IP
9 479 (14.83%) OSPF
10 407 (12.60%) MPLS
11 360 (11.15%) Cisco Nexus
12 332 (10.28%) SAN
13 298 (9.23%) DHCP
14 290 (8.98%) Wireless
14 290 (8.98%) VLAN
15 262 (8.11%) Internet
16 236 (7.31%) VoIP
17 226 (7.00%) SSL
18 202 (6.25%) EIGRP
19 193 (5.98%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 256 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 69 (2.14%) MySQL
3 55 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 53 (1.64%) NoSQL
5 36 (1.11%) MongoDB
6 34 (1.05%) Oracle Database
7 33 (1.02%) DB2
8 32 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
9 29 (0.90%) Relational Database
10 23 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
11 20 (0.62%) RDBMS
12 19 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
15 12 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
16 11 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
17 9 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
18 7 (0.22%) Hadoop
19 6 (0.19%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 76 (2.35%) Jenkins
2 50 (1.55%) Git (software)
3 45 (1.39%) Subversion
4 39 (1.21%) MSI
5 36 (1.11%) Hudson
6 33 (1.02%) JIRA
7 32 (0.99%) TeamCity
8 22 (0.68%) Maven
9 17 (0.53%) JUnit
10 13 (0.40%) Selenium
10 13 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 11 (0.34%) StarTeam
12 9 (0.28%) Eclipse
13 8 (0.25%) JMeter
13 8 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
14 7 (0.22%) Gerrit
15 6 (0.19%) Artifactory
16 5 (0.15%) Metasploit
16 5 (0.15%) RSpec
16 5 (0.15%) QUnit
General
1 455 (14.09%) Finance
2 308 (9.54%) Telecoms
3 203 (6.28%) Banking
4 77 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 51 (1.58%) Retail
6 35 (1.08%) Games
6 35 (1.08%) Legal
7 32 (0.99%) Law
8 31 (0.96%) Financial Institution
9 30 (0.93%) Back Office
10 23 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 22 (0.68%) Local Government
12 18 (0.56%) Military
13 15 (0.46%) Front Office
14 14 (0.43%) Marketing
15 13 (0.40%) Multimedia
16 11 (0.34%) Advertising
17 10 (0.31%) Spanish Language
18 6 (0.19%) Electronics
18 6 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 829 (25.67%) Network Engineer
2 364 (11.27%) Analyst
3 295 (9.13%) Architect
4 282 (8.73%) Consultant
5 226 (7.00%) Security Engineer
6 201 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 179 (5.54%) Support Engineer
8 145 (4.49%) Network Security Engineer
9 124 (3.84%) Security Analyst
10 114 (3.53%) Network Support
11 107 (3.31%) Network Analyst
12 103 (3.19%) Network Consultant
13 100 (3.10%) Cisco Engineer
14 99 (3.07%) Project Manager
15 98 (3.03%) Senior Network Engineer
16 97 (3.00%) Design Engineer
17 93 (2.88%) 3rd Line Support
18 92 (2.85%) Security Consultant
19 79 (2.45%) Network Specialist
19 79 (2.45%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (2.79%) Middleware
1 90 (2.79%) Web Services
2 68 (2.11%) .NET
3 41 (1.27%) XML
4 40 (1.24%) CSS
5 34 (1.05%) LAMP
6 26 (0.80%) HTML
6 26 (0.80%) JSON
7 24 (0.74%) FIX Protocol
8 22 (0.68%) Rendezvous
9 20 (0.62%) J2EE
9 20 (0.62%) Regular Expression
10 19 (0.59%) REST
11 18 (0.56%) WAP
12 16 (0.50%) MSMQ
13 15 (0.46%) Ajax
13 15 (0.46%) Application Packaging
13 15 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
14 13 (0.40%) MCollective
15 12 (0.37%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 177 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (3.56%) Clustering
3 91 (2.82%) PKI
4 87 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 83 (2.57%) Blackberry
6 73 (2.26%) Computer Science
7 62 (1.92%) Thin Client
7 62 (1.92%) Fat Client
8 49 (1.52%) Replication
9 42 (1.30%) Open Source
10 28 (0.87%) CESG
11 26 (0.80%) NHS
12 25 (0.77%) Device Driver
13 24 (0.74%) SecurID
13 24 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
14 22 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 22 (0.68%) User Experience
14 22 (0.68%) FlexPod
15 21 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
16 19 (0.59%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1071 (33.16%) Windows
2 563 (17.43%) Linux
3 414 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 331 (10.25%) UNIX
5 280 (8.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 224 (6.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 138 (4.27%) Windows 7
8 127 (3.93%) Solaris
9 115 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 98 (3.03%) CentOS
11 80 (2.48%) Windows XP
12 56 (1.73%) Windows 8
13 50 (1.55%) Ubuntu
14 39 (1.21%) AIX
15 34 (1.05%) Windows Vista
16 27 (0.84%) SUSE
17 24 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
18 20 (0.62%) Mac OS X
19 19 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
19 19 (0.59%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 506 (15.67%) ITIL
2 355 (10.99%) Load Balancing
3 243 (7.52%) Migration
4 203 (6.28%) Network Design
5 186 (5.76%) Network Management
6 184 (5.70%) Information Security
7 169 (5.23%) Project Management
8 165 (5.11%) Change Management
9 150 (4.64%) Kalman Filter
10 149 (4.61%) Network Monitoring
11 144 (4.46%) Service Management
12 130 (4.02%) Service Delivery
13 128 (3.96%) Disaster Recovery
14 116 (3.59%) DevOps
15 113 (3.50%) Incident Management
15 113 (3.50%) Network Architecture
16 110 (3.41%) E-Commerce
17 106 (3.28%) PRINCE2
18 88 (2.72%) Stakeholder Management
18 88 (2.72%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 313 (9.69%) SQL
2 144 (4.46%) Perl
3 125 (3.87%) PowerShell
4 112 (3.47%) Java
5 91 (2.82%) Bash Shell
6 87 (2.69%) Python
7 78 (2.41%) Shell Script
8 77 (2.38%) C
9 65 (2.01%) Ruby
10 44 (1.36%) PHP
11 33 (1.02%) C#
12 32 (0.99%) C++
13 31 (0.96%) VBScript
14 27 (0.84%) Korn
14 27 (0.84%) JavaScript
15 23 (0.71%) VB
16 20 (0.62%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.34%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.22%) R
19 6 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1017 (31.49%) Cisco Certification
2 644 (19.94%) CCNP
3 487 (15.08%) Security Cleared
4 481 (14.89%) CCNA
5 340 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 230 (7.12%) CCIE
7 209 (6.47%) CISSP
8 159 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 147 (4.55%) DV Cleared
10 141 (4.37%) Degree
11 123 (3.81%) MCSE
12 114 (3.53%) CCSE
13 68 (2.11%) CCSA
14 50 (1.55%) CCSP
15 49 (1.52%) CCDP
16 45 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 43 (1.33%) CISM
18 41 (1.27%) MCITP
19 36 (1.11%) GIAC
20 34 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (4.24%) SLA
2 93 (2.88%) PCI DSS
3 81 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 66 (2.04%) QA
5 32 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.34%) JSP 440
8 8 (0.25%) COBIT
9 7 (0.22%) GPG13
10 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 4 (0.12%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.062%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.031%) BS7799
13 1 (0.031%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 1 (0.031%) GCP
13 1 (0.031%) GMP
13 1 (0.031%) GxP
System Software
1 558 (17.28%) Active Directory
2 418 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (5.14%) vSphere
4 140 (4.33%) Hyper-V
5 86 (2.66%) ProxySG
6 85 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
7 77 (2.38%) VMware ESX
8 73 (2.26%) XenApp
9 59 (1.83%) XenServer
10 42 (1.30%) Terminal Services
11 40 (1.24%) Firmware
12 36 (1.11%) Forefront TMG
13 33 (1.02%) Xen
14 30 (0.93%) Snort
15 28 (0.87%) Samba
16 24 (0.74%) XenDesktop
17 23 (0.71%) vCloud
18 22 (0.68%) ISA Server
19 20 (0.62%) Postfix
20 17 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 117 (3.62%) Puppet
2 114 (3.53%) SCCM
3 81 (2.51%) FortiGate
4 56 (1.73%) NetBackup
5 55 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
6 52 (1.61%) Backup Exec
7 48 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
8 42 (1.30%) CA Spectrum
8 42 (1.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 38 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
10 37 (1.15%) Nagios
11 36 (1.11%) Salt
12 33 (1.02%) SCOM
13 32 (0.99%) WSUS
14 29 (0.90%) Nessus
15 26 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
16 24 (0.74%) OPNET
17 23 (0.71%) RANCID
17 23 (0.71%) OpenView
18 21 (0.65%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 1843 (57.06%) Cisco
2 899 (27.83%) CheckPoint
3 735 (22.76%) VMware
4 648 (20.06%) Microsoft
5 612 (18.95%) Juniper
6 582 (18.02%) F5
7 372 (11.52%) Citrix
8 361 (11.18%) HP
9 307 (9.50%) Blue Coat
10 214 (6.63%) Oracle
11 183 (5.67%) Red Hat
12 154 (4.77%) McAfee
12 154 (4.77%) Fortinet
13 149 (4.61%) SolarWinds
14 112 (3.47%) Nokia
15 102 (3.16%) Symantec
16 92 (2.85%) IBM
17 80 (2.48%) NetApp
18 75 (2.32%) Riverbed
19 74 (2.29%) CA
Watford, Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + negiotiable
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £144 - £145 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Quadratek People Limited
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
X4 Group
Rate: £13 per hour + £25K Perm
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £370 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £325 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £350 per day £350.00 Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Riding
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday