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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 57 59 79
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +20
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1622 1526 1121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.15% 3.09% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.43% 22.03% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1003 878 662
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £519 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 79 66
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -18.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £40.00 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.01 £20.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+8.70% -10.98%
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
7232 6928 6398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.04% 14.04% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4204 3756 3407
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 388 432
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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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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 +6 700 £425 +6.25% 169
South East +4 372 £385 +10.31% 128
East of England +3 115 £315 -3.07% 35
North West -9 103 £325 +8.33% 49
South West -26 96 £360 -9.43% 42
Yorkshire +20 90 £350 +7.69% 54
West Midlands +5 72 £330 +10.00% 33
East Midlands +6 45 £305 -9.62% 25
North East -39 13 £297 -8.61% 4
Midlands - 8 £398 -
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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 1769 (53.64%) Cisco
2 1135 (34.41%) Windows
3 985 (29.87%) WAN
4 968 (29.35%) Cisco Certification
5 950 (28.81%) LAN
6 897 (27.20%) CheckPoint
7 733 (22.23%) VPN
8 694 (21.04%) VMware
9 680 (20.62%) Linux
10 676 (20.50%) DNS
11 640 (19.41%) Juniper
12 635 (19.25%) CCNP
13 623 (18.89%) Cisco ASA
14 603 (18.28%) Network Security
15 597 (18.10%) Active Directory
16 558 (16.92%) F5
17 552 (16.74%) Microsoft
18 548 (16.62%) TCP/IP
19 533 (16.16%) Data Centre
20 501 (15.19%) ITIL
21 489 (14.83%) Finance
22 478 (14.49%) CCNA
23 441 (13.37%) Wireless
24 424 (12.86%) BGP
25 418 (12.67%) MPLS
26 401 (12.16%) OSPF
27 393 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
28 384 (11.64%) Citrix
29 382 (11.58%) UNIX
29 382 (11.58%) Security Cleared

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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
1 284 (8.61%) MS Exchange
2 222 (6.73%) IIS
3 150 (4.55%) Apache
4 139 (4.21%) SharePoint
5 131 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 104 (3.15%) Tomcat
7 84 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 70 (2.12%) Lync
9 69 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
10 60 (1.82%) JBoss
11 58 (1.76%) WebSphere
12 48 (1.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 40 (1.21%) nginx
14 39 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
15 28 (0.85%) WebLogic
15 28 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
16 26 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
17 19 (0.58%) OpenStack
18 17 (0.52%) Confluence
19 16 (0.49%) Node.js
Applications
1 178 (5.40%) MS Excel
2 119 (3.61%) MS Office
3 78 (2.37%) MS Visio
4 31 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (0.88%) MS Project
6 2 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.030%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.030%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.030%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 15 (0.45%) RMDS
2 14 (0.42%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.091%) assyst
6 3 (0.091%) Tridion
6 3 (0.091%) Endur
7 2 (0.061%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.030%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.030%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.030%) Summit
8 1 (0.030%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.030%) Magento
8 1 (0.030%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 122 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (1.30%) Office 365
4 40 (1.21%) SaaS
5 33 (1.00%) PaaS
6 26 (0.79%) IaaS
7 23 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
8 22 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
11 14 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
12 11 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 10 (0.30%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.18%) Route 53
14 6 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.12%) Google Apps
15 4 (0.12%) HP Helion
16 3 (0.091%) Yammer
16 3 (0.091%) Mimecast
16 3 (0.091%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 985 (29.87%) WAN
2 950 (28.81%) LAN
3 733 (22.23%) VPN
4 676 (20.50%) DNS
5 623 (18.89%) Cisco ASA
6 603 (18.28%) Network Security
7 548 (16.62%) TCP/IP
8 441 (13.37%) Wireless
9 424 (12.86%) BGP
10 418 (12.67%) MPLS
11 401 (12.16%) OSPF
12 368 (11.16%) SAN
12 368 (11.16%) DHCP
13 323 (9.79%) VLAN
14 304 (9.22%) SSL
15 298 (9.04%) Cisco Nexus
16 283 (8.58%) Internet
17 269 (8.16%) VoIP
18 218 (6.61%) IPsec
19 190 (5.76%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 107 (3.24%) MySQL
3 96 (2.91%) Oracle Database
4 43 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
6 34 (1.03%) MongoDB
7 32 (0.97%) Relational Database
8 31 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
9 30 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 30 (0.91%) NoSQL
10 28 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 19 (0.58%) RDBMS
12 17 (0.52%) Big Data
13 15 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (0.42%) Informix
15 13 (0.39%) Oracle Exadata
16 12 (0.36%) Redis
16 12 (0.36%) DB2
17 11 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
17 11 (0.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 120 (3.64%) Jenkins
2 71 (2.15%) Git (software)
3 66 (2.00%) JIRA
4 64 (1.94%) Subversion
5 46 (1.39%) Maven
6 35 (1.06%) Mercurial
7 31 (0.94%) TeamCity
7 31 (0.94%) Ant
8 28 (0.85%) Hudson
9 27 (0.82%) Gradle
10 21 (0.64%) MSBuild
10 21 (0.64%) Gerrit
11 16 (0.49%) Artifactory
12 15 (0.45%) Toad
13 14 (0.42%) SonarQube
14 13 (0.39%) Introscope
14 13 (0.39%) Visual Studio
15 12 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
16 11 (0.33%) Selenium
17 10 (0.30%) MSI
General
1 489 (14.83%) Finance
2 176 (5.34%) Telecoms
3 162 (4.91%) Banking
4 70 (2.12%) Investment Banking
5 59 (1.79%) Retail
6 32 (0.97%) Legal
7 29 (0.88%) Back Office
8 28 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 28 (0.85%) Games
9 25 (0.76%) Multimedia
10 22 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 21 (0.64%) Advertising
11 21 (0.64%) Marketing
12 17 (0.52%) Local Government
13 14 (0.42%) Military
13 14 (0.42%) Front Office
14 12 (0.36%) Electronics
15 9 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.27%) Billing
15 9 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 859 (26.05%) Network Engineer
2 399 (12.10%) Analyst
3 374 (11.34%) Architect
4 246 (7.46%) Consultant
5 228 (6.91%) Security Engineer
6 181 (5.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 146 (4.43%) Support Engineer
8 135 (4.09%) Security Analyst
9 130 (3.94%) Administrator
10 129 (3.91%) Network Security Engineer
11 124 (3.76%) Project Manager
12 118 (3.58%) Senior Network Engineer
13 116 (3.52%) Infrastructure Architect
13 116 (3.52%) Network Architect
14 98 (2.97%) Security Consultant
15 96 (2.91%) Support Analyst
16 94 (2.85%) Cisco Engineer
17 92 (2.79%) Network Support
17 92 (2.79%) Network Consultant
18 88 (2.67%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (3.49%) Web Services
2 109 (3.31%) .NET
3 86 (2.61%) 802.1X
4 76 (2.30%) Middleware
5 59 (1.79%) XML
6 54 (1.64%) CSS
7 46 (1.39%) J2EE
7 46 (1.39%) Rendezvous
8 42 (1.27%) LAMP
9 32 (0.97%) FIX Protocol
10 31 (0.94%) HTML
11 23 (0.70%) SAML
12 21 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
12 21 (0.64%) Java EE
13 20 (0.61%) Django
14 19 (0.58%) XMPP
15 17 (0.52%) JSP
16 16 (0.49%) Regular Expression
17 15 (0.45%) Application Packaging
18 14 (0.42%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 533 (16.16%) Data Centre
2 166 (5.03%) PKI
3 138 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
4 125 (3.79%) Management Information System
5 120 (3.64%) Clustering
6 98 (2.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 75 (2.27%) Blackberry
8 56 (1.70%) Replication
9 48 (1.46%) Fixed Income
10 45 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
11 39 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
12 37 (1.12%) Computer Science
13 36 (1.09%) NHS
14 35 (1.06%) Thin Client
14 35 (1.06%) Fat Client
15 34 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
16 32 (0.97%) Client/Server
17 23 (0.70%) iPhone
18 22 (0.67%) Mainframe
19 21 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1135 (34.41%) Windows
2 680 (20.62%) Linux
3 382 (11.58%) UNIX
4 365 (11.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 262 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 239 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 182 (5.52%) Windows 7
8 152 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 140 (4.24%) Solaris
10 89 (2.70%) CentOS
11 77 (2.33%) Ubuntu
12 58 (1.76%) Windows 8
13 53 (1.61%) Windows XP
14 44 (1.33%) AIX
15 33 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
16 32 (0.97%) Android
17 27 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
18 24 (0.73%) Windows 2000
19 18 (0.55%) Debian
20 17 (0.52%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 501 (15.19%) ITIL
2 379 (11.49%) Load Balancing
3 259 (7.85%) Migration
4 243 (7.37%) Information Security
5 232 (7.03%) Project Management
6 181 (5.49%) Network Design
7 177 (5.37%) Kalman Filter
8 159 (4.82%) Service Management
9 141 (4.28%) Change Management
10 138 (4.18%) SIEM
11 134 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
12 133 (4.03%) Configuration Management
13 132 (4.00%) Service Delivery
14 123 (3.73%) Network Monitoring
15 121 (3.67%) Network Management
16 113 (3.43%) PRINCE2
17 112 (3.40%) Continuous Integration
18 108 (3.27%) DevOps
19 103 (3.12%) Penetration Testing
20 100 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 344 (10.43%) SQL
2 174 (5.28%) Java
3 149 (4.52%) Python
4 131 (3.97%) Perl
5 124 (3.76%) PowerShell
6 89 (2.70%) Bash Shell
7 81 (2.46%) PHP
8 74 (2.24%) Shell Script
9 73 (2.21%) Ruby
10 61 (1.85%) JavaScript
11 39 (1.18%) C++
12 36 (1.09%) VB
12 36 (1.09%) C
13 30 (0.91%) VBScript
14 18 (0.55%) C#
15 12 (0.36%) Korn
16 5 (0.15%) Jython
16 5 (0.15%) VBA
16 5 (0.15%) Tcl
17 4 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 968 (29.35%) Cisco Certification
2 635 (19.25%) CCNP
3 478 (14.49%) CCNA
4 382 (11.58%) Security Cleared
5 276 (8.37%) SC Cleared
6 223 (6.76%) CISSP
7 161 (4.88%) CCIE
8 144 (4.37%) Degree
9 139 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 102 (3.09%) MCSE
11 93 (2.82%) CCSE
12 91 (2.76%) CCSA
13 77 (2.33%) CISM
14 62 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 58 (1.76%) DV Cleared
16 51 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
17 42 (1.27%) CCDP
18 40 (1.21%) MCITP
19 32 (0.97%) Check Point Certification
20 31 (0.94%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (4.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 116 (3.52%) SLA
3 90 (2.73%) PCI DSS
4 64 (1.94%) QA
5 25 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.36%) JSP 440
6 12 (0.36%) HIPAA
7 11 (0.33%) COBIT
8 7 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 5 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.15%) BS7799
10 1 (0.030%) TickIT
10 1 (0.030%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.030%) COSO
10 1 (0.030%) GPG13
10 1 (0.030%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.030%) BS25999
System Software
1 597 (18.10%) Active Directory
2 393 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 198 (6.00%) vSphere
4 168 (5.09%) Hyper-V
5 122 (3.70%) XenApp
6 94 (2.85%) VMware ESXi
7 70 (2.12%) VMware ESX
8 68 (2.06%) ProxySG
9 46 (1.39%) XenDesktop
10 40 (1.21%) XenServer
11 34 (1.03%) vCloud
12 31 (0.94%) Docker
13 29 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
13 29 (0.88%) Terminal Services
14 27 (0.82%) NLBS
15 23 (0.70%) Firmware
15 23 (0.70%) VirtualBox
16 22 (0.67%) Snort
17 21 (0.64%) Xen
18 18 (0.55%) Samba
Systems Management
1 136 (4.12%) Puppet
2 91 (2.76%) SCCM
3 81 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
4 66 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 64 (1.94%) FortiGate
6 54 (1.64%) Nagios
7 53 (1.61%) Ansible
8 45 (1.36%) WSUS
9 36 (1.09%) SCOM
9 36 (1.09%) Salt
10 34 (1.03%) BladeLogic
11 33 (1.00%) ITRS Geneos
12 32 (0.97%) ZABBIX
12 32 (0.97%) NetBackup
13 30 (0.91%) Backup Exec
14 29 (0.88%) Tivoli
15 27 (0.82%) CA Single Sign-On
15 27 (0.82%) Control-M
15 27 (0.82%) CA Spectrum
16 26 (0.79%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1769 (53.64%) Cisco
2 897 (27.20%) CheckPoint
3 694 (21.04%) VMware
4 640 (19.41%) Juniper
5 558 (16.92%) F5
6 552 (16.74%) Microsoft
7 384 (11.64%) Citrix
8 306 (9.28%) Oracle
9 281 (8.52%) HP
10 255 (7.73%) Blue Coat
11 231 (7.00%) SolarWinds
12 216 (6.55%) Red Hat
13 146 (4.43%) McAfee
14 130 (3.94%) IBM
15 114 (3.46%) Fortinet
16 103 (3.12%) Symantec
17 100 (3.03%) NetApp
18 91 (2.76%) Nokia
19 86 (2.61%) CA
20 73 (2.21%) Dell
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