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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 51 66 87
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +21
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1657 1298 946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.42% 2.70% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.05% 20.52% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1002 764 522
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £521 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 67 59
Average hourly rate £26.25 £19.00 £22.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.15% -16.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.80 £35.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -8.28%
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
7188 6327 6261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.84% 13.14% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3471 3201
Average daily rate £354 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.41% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 361 514
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.97 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £43.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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 +13 641 £420 +5.00% 170
South East +6 359 £390 +11.42% 145
North West +9 140 £325 +8.33% 35
West Midlands +46 127 £375 +0.06% 34
East of England +20 127 £295 -6.34% 43
Yorkshire +17 108 £300 -25.00% 34
South West +6 93 £350 -6.66% 51
East Midlands +33 60 £369 +77.71% 11
North East -9 16 £339 +24.56% 5
Midlands +3 2 £500 +81.81%
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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 1742 (54.61%) Cisco
2 1074 (33.67%) Windows
3 950 (29.78%) Cisco Certification
4 865 (27.12%) WAN
5 850 (26.65%) LAN
6 849 (26.61%) CheckPoint
7 740 (23.20%) VPN
8 709 (22.23%) VMware
9 665 (20.85%) Cisco ASA
10 621 (19.47%) Juniper
11 616 (19.31%) Linux
12 612 (19.18%) DNS
13 604 (18.93%) CCNP
14 583 (18.28%) F5
15 575 (18.03%) Active Directory
15 575 (18.03%) Network Security
16 539 (16.90%) Microsoft
17 492 (15.42%) Data Centre
18 490 (15.36%) Finance
19 472 (14.80%) TCP/IP
20 470 (14.73%) ITIL
21 453 (14.20%) CCNA
22 439 (13.76%) BGP
23 432 (13.54%) OSPF
24 407 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
25 398 (12.48%) MPLS
26 393 (12.32%) Wireless
27 392 (12.29%) Load Balancing
28 386 (12.10%) Citrix
29 377 (11.82%) Security Cleared

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 277 (8.68%) MS Exchange
2 212 (6.65%) IIS
3 151 (4.73%) Apache
4 134 (4.20%) SharePoint
5 122 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 86 (2.70%) Tomcat
7 74 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 70 (2.19%) Lync
9 60 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
10 51 (1.60%) WebSphere
11 47 (1.47%) JBoss
12 43 (1.35%) nginx
13 41 (1.29%) WebLogic
14 36 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 31 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
16 29 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
17 23 (0.72%) Confluence
18 19 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
19 18 (0.56%) OpenStack
19 18 (0.56%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 153 (4.80%) MS Excel
2 106 (3.32%) MS Office
3 77 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 28 (0.88%) MS Project
5 27 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.031%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.031%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.031%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 20 (0.63%) RMDS
2 10 (0.31%) ION MarketView
2 10 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.094%) Tridion
6 3 (0.094%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.031%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.031%) Endur
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.031%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.031%) Summit
7 1 (0.031%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 102 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (1.50%) Office 365
3 47 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (1.22%) PaaS
5 33 (1.03%) SaaS
6 31 (0.97%) IaaS
7 23 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
8 19 (0.60%) Amazon S3
9 18 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
10 16 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
11 12 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (0.31%) CloudFront
13 8 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.19%) Route 53
15 5 (0.16%) Heroku
15 5 (0.16%) Engine Yard
15 5 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 4 (0.13%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 865 (27.12%) WAN
2 850 (26.65%) LAN
3 740 (23.20%) VPN
4 665 (20.85%) Cisco ASA
5 612 (19.18%) DNS
6 575 (18.03%) Network Security
7 472 (14.80%) TCP/IP
8 439 (13.76%) BGP
9 432 (13.54%) OSPF
10 398 (12.48%) MPLS
11 393 (12.32%) Wireless
12 325 (10.19%) DHCP
13 317 (9.94%) SAN
14 289 (9.06%) VLAN
14 289 (9.06%) Cisco Nexus
15 284 (8.90%) SSL
16 256 (8.03%) Internet
17 233 (7.30%) VoIP
18 186 (5.83%) IPsec
18 186 (5.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (8.78%) SQL Server
2 112 (3.51%) MySQL
3 90 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 44 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 43 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
5 43 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 43 (1.35%) NoSQL
6 32 (1.00%) Relational Database
7 28 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 22 (0.69%) DB2
8 22 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 20 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
10 18 (0.56%) RDBMS
11 15 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (0.38%) Big Data
12 12 (0.38%) Hadoop
12 12 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
13 10 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 118 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 70 (2.19%) Git (software)
3 66 (2.07%) Subversion
4 58 (1.82%) JIRA
5 49 (1.54%) Maven
6 44 (1.38%) TeamCity
7 38 (1.19%) Hudson
8 29 (0.91%) Mercurial
9 27 (0.85%) Ant
10 25 (0.78%) Gradle
11 21 (0.66%) MSBuild
12 20 (0.63%) JUnit
13 16 (0.50%) Gerrit
14 14 (0.44%) MSI
14 14 (0.44%) Eclipse
15 13 (0.41%) Introscope
16 12 (0.38%) Artifactory
16 12 (0.38%) SonarQube
16 12 (0.38%) Toad
17 9 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 490 (15.36%) Finance
2 195 (6.11%) Telecoms
3 168 (5.27%) Banking
4 81 (2.54%) Investment Banking
5 46 (1.44%) Retail
6 44 (1.38%) Games
7 32 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 31 (0.97%) Back Office
9 27 (0.85%) Multimedia
10 24 (0.75%) Marketing
11 22 (0.69%) Legal
12 19 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 18 (0.56%) Local Government
14 16 (0.50%) Electronics
15 15 (0.47%) Military
16 14 (0.44%) Advertising
17 13 (0.41%) Law
18 10 (0.31%) Front Office
19 9 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
20 8 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 810 (25.39%) Network Engineer
2 387 (12.13%) Architect
3 386 (12.10%) Analyst
4 255 (7.99%) Consultant
5 217 (6.80%) Security Engineer
6 173 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 151 (4.73%) Support Engineer
8 135 (4.23%) Security Analyst
9 124 (3.89%) Network Security Engineer
10 109 (3.42%) Network Support
11 106 (3.32%) Project Manager
12 105 (3.29%) Network Architect
13 103 (3.23%) Administrator
14 100 (3.13%) Network Consultant
14 100 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
15 96 (3.01%) Network Analyst
16 92 (2.88%) Senior Network Engineer
17 91 (2.85%) Security Consultant
18 83 (2.60%) Support Analyst
19 82 (2.57%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (3.51%) Web Services
2 105 (3.29%) .NET
3 70 (2.19%) Middleware
4 62 (1.94%) XML
5 50 (1.57%) Rendezvous
6 43 (1.35%) J2EE
7 38 (1.19%) HTML
8 34 (1.07%) CSS
9 26 (0.82%) LAMP
10 24 (0.75%) FIX Protocol
11 22 (0.69%) JSON
12 21 (0.66%) Django
13 19 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
14 16 (0.50%) Application Packaging
14 16 (0.50%) Java EE
15 15 (0.47%) REST
16 13 (0.41%) Regular Expression
16 13 (0.41%) MCollective
17 12 (0.38%) JSP
17 12 (0.38%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 492 (15.42%) Data Centre
2 144 (4.51%) PKI
3 138 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
4 137 (4.29%) Clustering
5 110 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 75 (2.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 54 (1.69%) Fat Client
7 54 (1.69%) Thin Client
8 52 (1.63%) Blackberry
9 47 (1.47%) Computer Science
10 46 (1.44%) Replication
11 44 (1.38%) Fixed Income
12 38 (1.19%) NHS
13 26 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
13 26 (0.82%) Client/Server
14 21 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
15 20 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (0.63%) iPhone
16 19 (0.60%) Cryptography
17 18 (0.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1074 (33.67%) Windows
2 616 (19.31%) Linux
3 349 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 331 (10.38%) UNIX
5 242 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 213 (6.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 176 (5.52%) Windows 7
8 135 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 128 (4.01%) Solaris
10 88 (2.76%) CentOS
11 65 (2.04%) Ubuntu
12 45 (1.41%) Windows 8
13 40 (1.25%) AIX
14 39 (1.22%) Windows XP
15 30 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
16 28 (0.88%) Android
17 26 (0.82%) Windows 2000
18 22 (0.69%) Debian
19 18 (0.56%) SUSE
20 15 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (14.73%) ITIL
2 392 (12.29%) Load Balancing
3 243 (7.62%) Migration
4 213 (6.68%) Information Security
5 211 (6.61%) Project Management
6 158 (4.95%) Kalman Filter
7 153 (4.80%) Network Management
8 144 (4.51%) Network Design
9 141 (4.42%) Service Management
10 133 (4.17%) SIEM
11 129 (4.04%) Change Management
12 127 (3.98%) Service Delivery
13 125 (3.92%) Incident Management
14 115 (3.61%) DevOps
14 115 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
15 114 (3.57%) Configuration Management
15 114 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
16 112 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
17 108 (3.39%) E-Commerce
18 100 (3.13%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 324 (10.16%) SQL
2 178 (5.58%) Java
3 165 (5.17%) Python
4 142 (4.45%) Perl
5 105 (3.29%) Bash Shell
6 104 (3.26%) PowerShell
7 83 (2.60%) Ruby
8 80 (2.51%) Shell Script
9 70 (2.19%) PHP
10 61 (1.91%) C
11 45 (1.41%) JavaScript
12 39 (1.22%) C++
13 33 (1.03%) VB
14 29 (0.91%) VBScript
15 19 (0.60%) C#
16 18 (0.56%) Korn
17 10 (0.31%) VB.NET
18 9 (0.28%) PL/SQL
19 6 (0.19%) Lisp
20 5 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 950 (29.78%) Cisco Certification
2 604 (18.93%) CCNP
3 453 (14.20%) CCNA
4 377 (11.82%) Security Cleared
5 260 (8.15%) SC Cleared
6 231 (7.24%) CISSP
7 165 (5.17%) CCIE
8 150 (4.70%) Degree
9 135 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
10 104 (3.26%) CCSE
11 95 (2.98%) MCSE
12 82 (2.57%) DV Cleared
13 73 (2.29%) CISM
14 55 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 53 (1.66%) CCSA
16 48 (1.50%) MCITP
16 48 (1.50%) CCDP
17 43 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
18 34 (1.07%) MCP
19 28 (0.88%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 115 (3.61%) SLA
3 93 (2.92%) PCI DSS
4 68 (2.13%) QA
5 18 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.38%) JSP 440
7 11 (0.34%) COBIT
8 9 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 6 (0.19%) GPG13
9 6 (0.19%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.094%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.094%) BS7799
11 1 (0.031%) TickIT
11 1 (0.031%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.031%) BS25999
11 1 (0.031%) PMBOK
System Software
1 575 (18.03%) Active Directory
2 407 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 175 (5.49%) vSphere
4 171 (5.36%) Hyper-V
5 90 (2.82%) XenApp
6 64 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
7 62 (1.94%) XenServer
8 60 (1.88%) VMware ESX
9 49 (1.54%) ProxySG
10 45 (1.41%) XenDesktop
11 35 (1.10%) Terminal Services
12 29 (0.91%) vCloud
13 28 (0.88%) Samba
13 28 (0.88%) Xen
14 27 (0.85%) Firmware
14 27 (0.85%) Postfix
15 23 (0.72%) Docker
16 22 (0.69%) iptables
17 20 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
17 20 (0.63%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 137 (4.29%) Puppet
2 103 (3.23%) SCCM
3 79 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
4 74 (2.32%) FortiGate
5 48 (1.50%) Ansible
6 45 (1.41%) Nagios
6 45 (1.41%) Salt
7 35 (1.10%) SCOM
8 34 (1.07%) ZABBIX
9 32 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
9 32 (1.00%) ITRS Geneos
10 31 (0.97%) CA Single Sign-On
10 31 (0.97%) WSUS
11 30 (0.94%) NetBackup
12 27 (0.85%) BladeLogic
13 26 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
14 25 (0.78%) Backup Exec
15 24 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
16 23 (0.72%) CiscoWorks
17 22 (0.69%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 1742 (54.61%) Cisco
2 849 (26.61%) CheckPoint
3 709 (22.23%) VMware
4 621 (19.47%) Juniper
5 583 (18.28%) F5
6 539 (16.90%) Microsoft
7 386 (12.10%) Citrix
8 309 (9.69%) Oracle
9 296 (9.28%) Blue Coat
10 281 (8.81%) HP
11 219 (6.87%) SolarWinds
12 215 (6.74%) Red Hat
13 153 (4.80%) McAfee
14 129 (4.04%) IBM
15 112 (3.51%) NetApp
16 104 (3.26%) Fortinet
17 98 (3.07%) Infoblox
18 87 (2.73%) Splunk
19 84 (2.63%) CA
20 79 (2.48%) EMC
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Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + DOE
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + MARKET RATE
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £290 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £220 - £240 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £220 - £240 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Malvern, Worcestershire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £480.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Recital Consulting
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Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
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