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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 55 70 88
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1663 1283 926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.29% 2.59% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.84% 19.47% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 991 721 490
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 £218 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 67 74
Average hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.60 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -5.00%
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
7615 6590 6627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.05% 13.30% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4211 3555 3401
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £331 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.15% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 366 542
Average hourly rate £26.85 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.22% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +18 632 £400 - 165
South East +3 395 £398 +13.57% 127
West Midlands +37 128 £360 +2.85% 33
East of England +25 128 £338 +12.50% 39
North West +10 125 £325 +4.83% 40
Yorkshire +41 116 £300 -23.80% 37
South West -2 83 £340 -9.33% 46
East Midlands +38 56 £400 +60.00% 20
North East -7 13 £313 +15.03% 1
Midlands +4 2 £500 +81.81%
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 1841 (56.20%) Cisco
2 1108 (33.82%) Windows
3 1001 (30.56%) Cisco Certification
4 880 (26.86%) CheckPoint
5 879 (26.83%) WAN
6 865 (26.40%) LAN
7 770 (23.50%) VPN
8 767 (23.41%) VMware
9 698 (21.31%) Cisco ASA
10 641 (19.57%) CCNP
11 635 (19.38%) Juniper
12 632 (19.29%) Linux
13 619 (18.89%) DNS
14 606 (18.50%) F5
15 594 (18.13%) Active Directory
16 577 (17.61%) Microsoft
17 575 (17.55%) Network Security
18 507 (15.48%) ITIL
19 491 (14.99%) TCP/IP
20 481 (14.68%) CCNA
21 464 (14.16%) OSPF
22 461 (14.07%) BGP
23 459 (14.01%) Finance
24 436 (13.31%) VMware Infrastructure
25 412 (12.58%) MPLS
26 406 (12.39%) Load Balancing
27 402 (12.27%) Security Cleared
28 392 (11.97%) Citrix
29 389 (11.87%) Windows Server 2008
30 386 (11.78%) Wireless

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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
1 293 (8.94%) MS Exchange
2 219 (6.68%) IIS
3 149 (4.55%) Apache
4 136 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 133 (4.06%) SharePoint
6 90 (2.75%) Tomcat
7 83 (2.53%) Lync
8 67 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
9 62 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
10 53 (1.62%) WebSphere
11 45 (1.37%) nginx
12 44 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 36 (1.10%) WebLogic
13 36 (1.10%) JBoss
14 28 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
15 27 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
15 27 (0.82%) OpenStack
16 26 (0.79%) Confluence
17 21 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
18 19 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 161 (4.91%) MS Excel
2 118 (3.60%) MS Office
3 72 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (0.58%) MS Project
6 1 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.031%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.031%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.031%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 20 (0.61%) RMDS
2 10 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.21%) ION MarketView
4 5 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.092%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.092%) Tridion
7 2 (0.061%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.031%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.031%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.031%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.031%) Endur
8 1 (0.031%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 108 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (1.56%) Office 365
3 48 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 43 (1.31%) PaaS
5 29 (0.89%) IaaS
5 29 (0.89%) SaaS
6 24 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
8 20 (0.61%) Amazon S3
9 15 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (0.43%) Heroku
10 14 (0.43%) Engine Yard
11 13 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 13 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
12 12 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
13 11 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (0.31%) CloudFront
15 5 (0.15%) Google Drive
15 5 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 5 (0.15%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 879 (26.83%) WAN
2 865 (26.40%) LAN
3 770 (23.50%) VPN
4 698 (21.31%) Cisco ASA
5 619 (18.89%) DNS
6 575 (17.55%) Network Security
7 491 (14.99%) TCP/IP
8 464 (14.16%) OSPF
9 461 (14.07%) BGP
10 412 (12.58%) MPLS
11 386 (11.78%) Wireless
12 335 (10.23%) SAN
13 322 (9.83%) DHCP
14 312 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
15 304 (9.28%) VLAN
16 289 (8.82%) SSL
17 261 (7.97%) VoIP
18 259 (7.91%) Internet
19 190 (5.80%) Cisco IOS
20 189 (5.77%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (9.10%) SQL Server
2 111 (3.39%) MySQL
3 78 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 61 (1.86%) NoSQL
5 53 (1.62%) MongoDB
6 46 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 46 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
7 39 (1.19%) Relational Database
8 27 (0.82%) DB2
8 27 (0.82%) RDBMS
8 27 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 25 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
11 20 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
11 20 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
12 16 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (0.40%) Big Data
13 13 (0.40%) Hadoop
14 12 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
15 10 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 130 (3.97%) Jenkins
2 80 (2.44%) Subversion
3 78 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 59 (1.80%) JIRA
5 49 (1.50%) TeamCity
6 46 (1.40%) Maven
7 39 (1.19%) Hudson
8 28 (0.85%) MSI
9 27 (0.82%) Mercurial
10 26 (0.79%) Ant
11 24 (0.73%) JUnit
12 23 (0.70%) Gradle
13 20 (0.61%) MSBuild
14 14 (0.43%) Eclipse
15 13 (0.40%) Introscope
15 13 (0.40%) Gerrit
16 11 (0.34%) SonarQube
16 11 (0.34%) Artifactory
17 10 (0.31%) JMeter
18 9 (0.27%) Selenium
General
1 459 (14.01%) Finance
2 236 (7.20%) Telecoms
3 174 (5.31%) Banking
4 81 (2.47%) Investment Banking
5 50 (1.53%) Games
6 45 (1.37%) Retail
7 30 (0.92%) Manufacturing
7 30 (0.92%) Back Office
8 27 (0.82%) Marketing
9 25 (0.76%) Multimedia
10 21 (0.64%) Legal
11 19 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 18 (0.55%) Local Government
13 16 (0.49%) Law
14 15 (0.46%) Electronics
15 14 (0.43%) Front Office
16 13 (0.40%) Military
17 12 (0.37%) Advertising
18 9 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
19 7 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 853 (26.04%) Network Engineer
2 389 (11.87%) Analyst
3 367 (11.20%) Architect
4 244 (7.45%) Consultant
5 229 (6.99%) Security Engineer
6 183 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 167 (5.10%) Support Engineer
8 141 (4.30%) Network Security Engineer
9 135 (4.12%) Security Analyst
10 112 (3.42%) Network Support
11 108 (3.30%) Project Manager
11 108 (3.30%) Network Analyst
12 100 (3.05%) Network Architect
13 97 (2.96%) Network Consultant
14 89 (2.72%) 3rd Line Support
14 89 (2.72%) Administrator
14 89 (2.72%) Senior Network Engineer
15 88 (2.69%) Infrastructure Architect
16 85 (2.59%) Support Analyst
17 83 (2.53%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (3.66%) Web Services
2 100 (3.05%) .NET
3 70 (2.14%) XML
4 66 (2.01%) Middleware
5 47 (1.43%) Rendezvous
6 45 (1.37%) J2EE
7 41 (1.25%) HTML
8 33 (1.01%) CSS
9 32 (0.98%) JSON
10 26 (0.79%) LAMP
10 26 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
11 21 (0.64%) Django
12 19 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
12 19 (0.58%) MCollective
12 19 (0.58%) REST
13 17 (0.52%) Regular Expression
14 16 (0.49%) Ajax
15 15 (0.46%) ActiveMQ
15 15 (0.46%) Java EE
15 15 (0.46%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 151 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
2 149 (4.55%) Clustering
3 137 (4.18%) PKI
4 107 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 59 (1.80%) Blackberry
6 57 (1.74%) Fat Client
6 57 (1.74%) Thin Client
7 54 (1.65%) Open Source
8 53 (1.62%) Computer Science
9 50 (1.53%) Replication
10 45 (1.37%) NHS
11 37 (1.13%) Fixed Income
12 24 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
12 24 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
13 23 (0.70%) Device Driver
14 21 (0.64%) Client/Server
14 21 (0.64%) Public Cloud
15 20 (0.61%) SecurID
16 19 (0.58%) Cryptography
16 19 (0.58%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1108 (33.82%) Windows
2 632 (19.29%) Linux
3 389 (11.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 342 (10.44%) UNIX
5 255 (7.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 239 (7.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 171 (5.22%) Windows 7
8 133 (4.06%) Solaris
9 131 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 104 (3.17%) CentOS
11 72 (2.20%) Ubuntu
12 50 (1.53%) Windows 8
13 49 (1.50%) Windows XP
14 43 (1.31%) AIX
15 27 (0.82%) SUSE
15 27 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
16 26 (0.79%) Android
16 26 (0.79%) Windows Vista
17 22 (0.67%) Debian
18 20 (0.61%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (15.48%) ITIL
2 406 (12.39%) Load Balancing
3 257 (7.84%) Migration
4 203 (6.20%) Project Management
5 200 (6.11%) Information Security
6 172 (5.25%) Kalman Filter
7 161 (4.91%) Network Design
8 159 (4.85%) Network Management
9 158 (4.82%) Service Management
10 149 (4.55%) Service Delivery
11 134 (4.09%) Change Management
12 130 (3.97%) DevOps
13 123 (3.75%) Incident Management
14 120 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
15 117 (3.57%) Configuration Management
16 115 (3.51%) SIEM
17 114 (3.48%) E-Commerce
18 113 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
19 112 (3.42%) PRINCE2
20 110 (3.36%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 341 (10.41%) SQL
2 180 (5.49%) Java
3 162 (4.95%) Python
4 146 (4.46%) Perl
5 112 (3.42%) PowerShell
6 108 (3.30%) Bash Shell
7 92 (2.81%) Shell Script
8 89 (2.72%) Ruby
9 66 (2.01%) PHP
9 66 (2.01%) C
10 49 (1.50%) JavaScript
11 40 (1.22%) C++
12 30 (0.92%) VBScript
13 28 (0.85%) VB
14 26 (0.79%) Korn
15 22 (0.67%) C#
16 14 (0.43%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.34%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.18%) Lisp
18 6 (0.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1001 (30.56%) Cisco Certification
2 641 (19.57%) CCNP
3 481 (14.68%) CCNA
4 402 (12.27%) Security Cleared
5 273 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 225 (6.87%) CISSP
7 171 (5.22%) CCIE
8 155 (4.73%) Degree
9 142 (4.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 106 (3.24%) CCSE
11 105 (3.21%) MCSE
12 101 (3.08%) DV Cleared
13 68 (2.08%) CISM
14 59 (1.80%) CCSA
15 50 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 50 (1.53%) CCDP
16 46 (1.40%) MCITP
17 45 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
18 34 (1.04%) MCP
19 31 (0.95%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 112 (3.42%) SLA
3 87 (2.66%) PCI DSS
4 77 (2.35%) QA
5 14 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.40%) JSP 440
7 10 (0.31%) COBIT
8 9 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 6 (0.18%) GPG13
10 4 (0.12%) BS7799
11 3 (0.092%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.031%) BS25999
12 1 (0.031%) TickIT
12 1 (0.031%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.031%) HIPAA
System Software
1 594 (18.13%) Active Directory
2 436 (13.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 183 (5.59%) Hyper-V
4 177 (5.40%) vSphere
5 86 (2.63%) XenApp
6 67 (2.05%) VMware ESX
7 62 (1.89%) XenServer
8 56 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
9 48 (1.47%) ProxySG
10 42 (1.28%) XenDesktop
11 38 (1.16%) Terminal Services
12 35 (1.07%) Firmware
13 30 (0.92%) Xen
14 29 (0.89%) Samba
15 27 (0.82%) Postfix
16 26 (0.79%) vCloud
17 24 (0.73%) iptables
18 21 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
19 20 (0.61%) Snort
20 19 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 154 (4.70%) Puppet
2 100 (3.05%) SCCM
3 83 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
4 79 (2.41%) FortiGate
5 45 (1.37%) Nagios
6 44 (1.34%) Salt
6 44 (1.34%) Ansible
7 35 (1.07%) SCOM
8 34 (1.04%) Cisco CUCM
9 33 (1.01%) Backup Exec
10 32 (0.98%) ZABBIX
10 32 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
11 31 (0.95%) NetBackup
11 31 (0.95%) ITRS Geneos
11 31 (0.95%) CA Spectrum
12 30 (0.92%) WSUS
13 27 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 26 (0.79%) CiscoWorks
15 24 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
16 23 (0.70%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 1841 (56.20%) Cisco
2 880 (26.86%) CheckPoint
3 767 (23.41%) VMware
4 635 (19.38%) Juniper
5 606 (18.50%) F5
6 577 (17.61%) Microsoft
7 392 (11.97%) Citrix
8 311 (9.49%) HP
9 310 (9.46%) Blue Coat
10 298 (9.10%) Oracle
11 219 (6.68%) Red Hat
12 214 (6.53%) SolarWinds
13 177 (5.40%) McAfee
14 133 (4.06%) IBM
15 117 (3.57%) Fortinet
16 109 (3.33%) NetApp
17 93 (2.84%) Infoblox
18 82 (2.50%) CA
18 82 (2.50%) Splunk
19 74 (2.26%) Symantec
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