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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 55 78 73
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1631 1204 1334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.24% 2.47% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.04% 18.15% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 695 640
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 67 94
Average hourly rate £21.75 £23.00 £24.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.43% -6.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £13.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.37% -1.11%
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
7401 6633 8371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.71% 13.60% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4075 3667 3862
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 384 658
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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 +42 720 £400 +6.66% 199
South East +10 344 £350 - 107
South West +21 152 £375 +21.95% 45
East of England 0 119 £336 +22.27% 36
West Midlands +3 90 £320 -7.24% 30
North West -17 76 £375 +30.43% 25
Yorkshire -11 47 £275 -21.42% 24
East Midlands +21 46 £425 +47.82% 5
North East -5 22 £347 -0.72% 1
Midlands +5 3 £430 +22.85% 1
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1509 (51.03%) Cisco
2 1082 (36.59%) Windows
3 780 (26.38%) Cisco Certification
4 774 (26.18%) CheckPoint
5 678 (22.93%) WAN
6 659 (22.29%) Microsoft
7 651 (22.02%) VPN
8 649 (21.95%) LAN
9 600 (20.29%) Active Directory
10 593 (20.05%) Linux
11 578 (19.55%) VMware
12 574 (19.41%) Juniper
13 543 (18.36%) Network Security
14 541 (18.30%) DNS
15 508 (17.18%) CCNP
16 484 (16.37%) ITIL
17 475 (16.06%) TCP/IP
18 447 (15.12%) Finance
19 433 (14.64%) Cisco ASA
20 397 (13.43%) F5
21 370 (12.51%) VMware Infrastructure
22 369 (12.48%) Windows Server 2008
23 368 (12.45%) Citrix
24 351 (11.87%) MS Exchange
25 339 (11.46%) UNIX
26 336 (11.36%) SQL
27 329 (11.13%) CCNA
27 329 (11.13%) SAN
28 327 (11.06%) HP
29 325 (10.99%) BGP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 351 (11.87%) MS Exchange
2 172 (5.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 156 (5.28%) SharePoint
4 140 (4.73%) IIS
5 114 (3.86%) Apache
6 85 (2.87%) Lync
7 78 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2003
8 68 (2.30%) WebSphere
8 68 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
9 54 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 44 (1.49%) WebLogic
11 43 (1.45%) Tomcat
12 41 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
13 39 (1.32%) nginx
14 33 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
15 29 (0.98%) Confluence
16 22 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
17 21 (0.71%) CMS
18 14 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
19 13 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 226 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 145 (4.90%) MS Office
3 51 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.71%) MS Project
5 19 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.14%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.068%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.034%) CATIA
9 1 (0.034%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.41%) assyst
2 10 (0.34%) RMDS
3 6 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.068%) Agresso
8 1 (0.034%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.034%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.034%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.034%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 65 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (1.35%) SaaS
3 35 (1.18%) Office 365
4 29 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 28 (0.95%) PaaS
6 27 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
7 23 (0.78%) Amazon S3
7 23 (0.78%) Route 53
7 23 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
8 17 (0.57%) IaaS
9 12 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.20%) IBM SmartCloud
11 4 (0.14%) Joyent
12 3 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.068%) Rackspace Cloud
14 1 (0.034%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.034%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 678 (22.93%) WAN
2 651 (22.02%) VPN
3 649 (21.95%) LAN
4 543 (18.36%) Network Security
5 541 (18.30%) DNS
6 475 (16.06%) TCP/IP
7 433 (14.64%) Cisco ASA
8 329 (11.13%) SAN
9 325 (10.99%) BGP
10 310 (10.48%) OSPF
11 294 (9.94%) DHCP
12 274 (9.27%) Wireless
13 269 (9.10%) MPLS
14 226 (7.64%) Internet
15 224 (7.58%) VLAN
16 223 (7.54%) Cisco Nexus
17 212 (7.17%) VoIP
18 173 (5.85%) SSL
19 161 (5.44%) IPsec
20 159 (5.38%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (7.07%) SQL Server
2 64 (2.16%) MySQL
3 62 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 51 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 30 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
7 24 (0.81%) NoSQL
7 24 (0.81%) Relational Database
8 23 (0.78%) DB2
9 18 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (0.44%) Big Data
12 11 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.34%) Oracle Exadata
14 6 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.20%) SQLPlus
14 6 (0.20%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 61 (2.06%) Jenkins
2 47 (1.59%) JIRA
3 45 (1.52%) Git (software)
4 43 (1.45%) Hudson
5 22 (0.74%) Maven
6 20 (0.68%) JUnit
7 19 (0.64%) Subversion
8 17 (0.57%) Selenium
9 16 (0.54%) TeamCity
10 11 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (0.37%) MSI
10 11 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (0.24%) Bugzilla
11 7 (0.24%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.24%) Redmine
11 7 (0.24%) Trac
12 6 (0.20%) Metasploit
13 4 (0.14%) FitNesse
13 4 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.14%) Introscope
General
1 447 (15.12%) Finance
2 227 (7.68%) Telecoms
3 202 (6.83%) Banking
4 67 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 62 (2.10%) Financial Institution
6 45 (1.52%) Retail
7 38 (1.29%) Advertising
8 24 (0.81%) Front Office
9 23 (0.78%) Back Office
9 23 (0.78%) Marketing
10 22 (0.74%) Legal
11 21 (0.71%) Law
12 20 (0.68%) Manufacturing
12 20 (0.68%) Publishing
12 20 (0.68%) French Language
12 20 (0.68%) Spanish Language
13 19 (0.64%) Military
14 17 (0.57%) Local Government
15 14 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
15 14 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 618 (20.90%) Network Engineer
2 333 (11.26%) Analyst
3 254 (8.59%) Architect
4 241 (8.15%) Security Engineer
5 223 (7.54%) Consultant
6 220 (7.44%) Support Engineer
7 175 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 149 (5.04%) Network Security Engineer
9 123 (4.16%) Administrator
10 120 (4.06%) Security Analyst
11 103 (3.48%) Security Consultant
12 101 (3.42%) Cisco Engineer
13 97 (3.28%) Project Manager
14 95 (3.21%) Design Engineer
15 89 (3.01%) Network Support
16 86 (2.91%) Firewall Engineer
17 76 (2.57%) Network Consultant
18 74 (2.50%) Network Analyst
19 72 (2.43%) IP Engineer
20 67 (2.27%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (3.62%) Web Services
2 80 (2.71%) .NET
3 75 (2.54%) Middleware
4 70 (2.37%) XML
5 48 (1.62%) LAMP
6 43 (1.45%) CSS
7 37 (1.25%) Rendezvous
7 37 (1.25%) JSON
8 26 (0.88%) HTML
9 25 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
10 21 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
11 18 (0.61%) XMPP
12 17 (0.57%) WebSockets
13 16 (0.54%) REST
14 14 (0.47%) Application Packaging
15 13 (0.44%) SOAP
16 11 (0.37%) Regular Expression
17 10 (0.34%) WAP
17 10 (0.34%) J2EE
17 10 (0.34%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 107 (3.62%) Blackberry
2 92 (3.11%) Management Information System
3 89 (3.01%) Clustering
4 77 (2.60%) Thin Client
4 77 (2.60%) Fat Client
5 67 (2.27%) Open Source
6 63 (2.13%) PKI
7 62 (2.10%) Replication
8 48 (1.62%) Computer Science
9 46 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 33 (1.12%) Fixed Income
11 30 (1.01%) Client/Server
12 25 (0.85%) Firmware
13 23 (0.78%) iPad
14 21 (0.71%) Hedge funds
14 21 (0.71%) CESG
15 19 (0.64%) NHS
15 19 (0.64%) Wiki
16 18 (0.61%) Mainframe
17 17 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1082 (36.59%) Windows
2 593 (20.05%) Linux
3 369 (12.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 339 (11.46%) UNIX
5 274 (9.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 181 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 153 (5.17%) Windows 7
8 125 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 110 (3.72%) Solaris
10 92 (3.11%) Windows XP
11 57 (1.93%) CentOS
12 51 (1.72%) Windows 8
13 49 (1.66%) AIX
13 49 (1.66%) Ubuntu
14 35 (1.18%) Debian
15 25 (0.85%) Apple iOS
16 22 (0.74%) SUSE
16 22 (0.74%) Mac OS X
17 21 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
18 20 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (16.37%) ITIL
2 240 (8.12%) Load Balancing
3 205 (6.93%) Migration
4 187 (6.32%) Information Security
5 178 (6.02%) Project Management
6 163 (5.51%) Network Design
7 152 (5.14%) Change Management
8 134 (4.53%) Network Management
9 125 (4.23%) Service Management
10 118 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
11 113 (3.82%) Change Control
11 113 (3.82%) DevOps
12 101 (3.42%) Kalman Filter
13 100 (3.38%) PRINCE2
14 98 (3.31%) Configuration Management
15 94 (3.18%) Security Architecture
16 93 (3.15%) Service Delivery
17 91 (3.08%) Incident Management
18 90 (3.04%) Penetration Testing
19 87 (2.94%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 336 (11.36%) SQL
2 158 (5.34%) Perl
3 142 (4.80%) Java
4 123 (4.16%) PowerShell
5 76 (2.57%) C
6 72 (2.43%) Python
6 72 (2.43%) Bash Shell
7 66 (2.23%) Ruby
8 57 (1.93%) Shell Script
9 55 (1.86%) PHP
10 41 (1.39%) JavaScript
11 34 (1.15%) VBScript
12 33 (1.12%) VB
13 22 (0.74%) Korn
14 17 (0.57%) VB.NET
15 16 (0.54%) C++
15 16 (0.54%) PL/SQL
16 15 (0.51%) C#
17 14 (0.47%) VBA
18 12 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 780 (26.38%) Cisco Certification
2 508 (17.18%) CCNP
3 329 (11.13%) CCNA
4 319 (10.79%) Security Cleared
5 229 (7.74%) SC Cleared
6 191 (6.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 187 (6.32%) CISSP
8 183 (6.19%) CCIE
9 159 (5.38%) MCSE
10 134 (4.53%) Degree
11 106 (3.58%) CCSE
12 69 (2.33%) MCP
13 62 (2.10%) DV Cleared
14 60 (2.03%) CCSA
15 53 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 53 (1.79%) CCSP
16 49 (1.66%) CCDP
17 48 (1.62%) CISM
17 48 (1.62%) MCITP
18 47 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (3.45%) PCI DSS
2 95 (3.21%) SLA
3 82 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 59 (2.00%) QA
5 37 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 25 (0.85%) ISO 9001
7 13 (0.44%) COBIT
8 5 (0.17%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.10%) GPG13
10 2 (0.068%) GxP
10 2 (0.068%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.068%) GCP
10 2 (0.068%) GMP
11 1 (0.034%) TickIT
11 1 (0.034%) Data Quality
System Software
1 600 (20.29%) Active Directory
2 370 (12.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (5.75%) Hyper-V
4 142 (4.80%) vSphere
5 87 (2.94%) XenApp
6 76 (2.57%) ProxySG
7 71 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
8 68 (2.30%) VMware ESX
9 56 (1.89%) XenServer
10 45 (1.52%) Xen
11 39 (1.32%) ISA Server
12 37 (1.25%) Terminal Services
13 32 (1.08%) NFS
14 29 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
15 28 (0.95%) XenDesktop
16 27 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
17 25 (0.85%) Samba
18 23 (0.78%) Snort
19 22 (0.74%) UAG
20 21 (0.71%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 112 (3.79%) Puppet
2 108 (3.65%) SCCM
3 65 (2.20%) Backup Exec
4 64 (2.16%) Cisco CUCM
5 53 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
6 42 (1.42%) FortiGate
7 41 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
8 40 (1.35%) SCOM
9 39 (1.32%) NetBackup
10 38 (1.29%) WSUS
11 30 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
12 27 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 24 (0.81%) Vagrant
13 24 (0.81%) OpenView
14 23 (0.78%) Tivoli
15 22 (0.74%) ZABBIX
16 21 (0.71%) Nessus
17 20 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
17 20 (0.68%) Salt
18 18 (0.61%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 1509 (51.03%) Cisco
2 774 (26.18%) CheckPoint
3 659 (22.29%) Microsoft
4 578 (19.55%) VMware
5 574 (19.41%) Juniper
6 397 (13.43%) F5
7 368 (12.45%) Citrix
8 327 (11.06%) HP
9 256 (8.66%) Blue Coat
10 195 (6.59%) Oracle
11 188 (6.36%) Red Hat
12 135 (4.57%) McAfee
13 120 (4.06%) Symantec
14 115 (3.89%) IBM
15 92 (3.11%) Nokia
16 88 (2.98%) SolarWinds
17 85 (2.87%) Avaya
18 80 (2.71%) EMC
19 79 (2.67%) NetApp
20 73 (2.47%) Fortinet
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