The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 58 78 69
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1526 1126 1392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.09% 2.42% 2.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.20% 17.63% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 665 675
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £475 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 66 97
Average hourly rate £21.00 £25.75 £24.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.44% +5.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.98% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6875 6386 8296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.93% 13.71% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3727 3409 3763
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 427 646
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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UK

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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 +45 657 £400 +6.66% 200
South East +18 343 £349 -6.93% 122
South West +29 148 £398 +13.57% 56
East of England +4 111 £325 +22.64% 38
North West +5 88 £300 +9.09% 19
West Midlands -13 63 £300 -14.28% 34
Yorkshire -24 42 £325 - 50
East Midlands +8 39 £338 +15.38% 16
North East +7 26 £325 -7.14% 3
Midlands - - - -
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1435 (50.96%) Cisco
2 1079 (38.32%) Windows
3 728 (25.85%) CheckPoint
4 717 (25.46%) Cisco Certification
5 640 (22.73%) WAN
6 637 (22.62%) Microsoft
7 605 (21.48%) LAN
8 591 (20.99%) VPN
9 587 (20.85%) VMware
10 584 (20.74%) Linux
11 565 (20.06%) Active Directory
12 521 (18.50%) Juniper
13 512 (18.18%) DNS
14 506 (17.97%) Network Security
15 479 (17.01%) CCNP
16 441 (15.66%) TCP/IP
17 440 (15.63%) Finance
18 437 (15.52%) ITIL
19 398 (14.13%) Cisco ASA
20 381 (13.53%) Citrix
21 380 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
22 371 (13.17%) Windows Server 2008
23 361 (12.82%) F5
24 350 (12.43%) MS Exchange
25 326 (11.58%) SQL
26 324 (11.51%) UNIX
27 310 (11.01%) SAN
28 308 (10.94%) CCNA
29 303 (10.76%) HP
30 290 (10.30%) Security Cleared

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 350 (12.43%) MS Exchange
2 173 (6.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 157 (5.58%) SharePoint
4 136 (4.83%) IIS
5 96 (3.41%) Apache
6 85 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2003
7 75 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 72 (2.56%) Lync
9 64 (2.27%) WebSphere
10 55 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 44 (1.56%) WebLogic
12 43 (1.53%) Tomcat
13 37 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
14 34 (1.21%) nginx
15 33 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
16 27 (0.96%) Confluence
17 21 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
17 21 (0.75%) CMS
18 16 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
19 12 (0.43%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 203 (7.21%) MS Excel
2 137 (4.87%) MS Office
3 48 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.53%) MS Project
5 13 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.14%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.071%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.036%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (0.60%) RMDS
2 6 (0.21%) assyst
2 6 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.071%) Agresso
5 1 (0.036%) 3000 Xtra
5 1 (0.036%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.036%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.036%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.036%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 59 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (1.31%) Office 365
3 34 (1.21%) SaaS
4 29 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
5 26 (0.92%) PaaS
5 26 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
6 25 (0.89%) Amazon S3
6 25 (0.89%) Route 53
7 24 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
8 17 (0.60%) IaaS
9 10 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.14%) Joyent
10 4 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.071%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.071%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.071%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.036%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 640 (22.73%) WAN
2 605 (21.48%) LAN
3 591 (20.99%) VPN
4 512 (18.18%) DNS
5 506 (17.97%) Network Security
6 441 (15.66%) TCP/IP
7 398 (14.13%) Cisco ASA
8 310 (11.01%) SAN
9 285 (10.12%) BGP
10 279 (9.91%) OSPF
11 268 (9.52%) DHCP
12 258 (9.16%) MPLS
13 253 (8.98%) Wireless
14 209 (7.42%) VoIP
15 188 (6.68%) Internet
16 185 (6.57%) VLAN
17 180 (6.39%) Cisco Nexus
18 149 (5.29%) SSL
19 145 (5.15%) IPsec
20 142 (5.04%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (7.28%) SQL Server
2 70 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 59 (2.10%) MySQL
4 48 (1.70%) Oracle Database
5 39 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 33 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (0.85%) Relational Database
8 21 (0.75%) DB2
9 19 (0.67%) NoSQL
10 18 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (0.43%) Big Data
14 11 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
16 6 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.21%) Ingres
16 6 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
16 6 (0.21%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.21%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 57 (2.02%) Jenkins
2 40 (1.42%) JIRA
3 39 (1.38%) Hudson
4 37 (1.31%) Git (software)
5 23 (0.82%) JUnit
5 23 (0.82%) Maven
6 16 (0.57%) Selenium
7 15 (0.53%) TeamCity
8 14 (0.50%) Subversion
9 9 (0.32%) MSI
9 9 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 8 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.25%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.25%) Redmine
11 7 (0.25%) Trac
11 7 (0.25%) Bugzilla
11 7 (0.25%) FitNesse
12 6 (0.21%) InstallShield
13 4 (0.14%) Introscope
13 4 (0.14%) VisualVM
General
1 440 (15.63%) Finance
2 219 (7.78%) Telecoms
3 202 (7.17%) Banking
4 64 (2.27%) Financial Institution
5 59 (2.10%) Investment Banking
6 42 (1.49%) Retail
7 40 (1.42%) Advertising
8 28 (0.99%) Marketing
9 25 (0.89%) Front Office
10 22 (0.78%) French Language
10 22 (0.78%) Legal
11 19 (0.67%) Back Office
11 19 (0.67%) Publishing
12 17 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.60%) Military
12 17 (0.60%) Spanish Language
12 17 (0.60%) Mandarin Language
13 16 (0.57%) Local Government
13 16 (0.57%) Law
14 15 (0.53%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 565 (20.06%) Network Engineer
2 307 (10.90%) Analyst
3 271 (9.62%) Architect
4 246 (8.74%) Security Engineer
5 217 (7.71%) Support Engineer
6 197 (7.00%) Consultant
7 155 (5.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 143 (5.08%) Network Security Engineer
9 130 (4.62%) Administrator
10 100 (3.55%) Security Analyst
11 94 (3.34%) Security Consultant
12 92 (3.27%) Cisco Engineer
13 90 (3.20%) Project Manager
14 89 (3.16%) Firewall Engineer
15 88 (3.13%) Network Support
16 81 (2.88%) Design Engineer
17 75 (2.66%) Security Architect
18 72 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
19 69 (2.45%) Systems Engineer
19 69 (2.45%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (3.41%) Web Services
2 80 (2.84%) XML
2 80 (2.84%) .NET
3 58 (2.06%) Middleware
4 43 (1.53%) LAMP
5 36 (1.28%) JSON
6 34 (1.21%) CSS
7 29 (1.03%) HTML
8 27 (0.96%) Rendezvous
9 20 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
10 18 (0.64%) XMPP
11 17 (0.60%) REST
12 16 (0.57%) Application Packaging
13 14 (0.50%) SOAP
13 14 (0.50%) WebSockets
14 11 (0.39%) FIX Protocol
15 10 (0.36%) J2EE
16 8 (0.28%) .NET Framework
16 8 (0.28%) ASP.NET
17 7 (0.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 93 (3.30%) Blackberry
2 89 (3.16%) Clustering
3 86 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 75 (2.66%) Thin Client
4 75 (2.66%) Fat Client
5 70 (2.49%) PKI
6 66 (2.34%) Open Source
7 63 (2.24%) Replication
8 37 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 34 (1.21%) Cryptography
10 32 (1.14%) Client/Server
11 31 (1.10%) Computer Science
12 29 (1.03%) Fixed Income
13 23 (0.82%) iPad
14 20 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
14 20 (0.71%) Firmware
14 20 (0.71%) Mainframe
15 19 (0.67%) NHS
16 18 (0.64%) Wiki
16 18 (0.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1079 (38.32%) Windows
2 584 (20.74%) Linux
3 371 (13.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 324 (11.51%) UNIX
5 263 (9.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 172 (6.11%) Windows 7
7 168 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 131 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 98 (3.48%) Solaris
10 92 (3.27%) Windows XP
11 50 (1.78%) CentOS
12 48 (1.70%) Windows 8
13 47 (1.67%) AIX
14 42 (1.49%) Ubuntu
15 31 (1.10%) Debian
16 29 (1.03%) Apple iOS
17 20 (0.71%) Mac OS X
17 20 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
18 18 (0.64%) Android
19 16 (0.57%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 437 (15.52%) ITIL
2 210 (7.46%) Migration
3 206 (7.32%) Load Balancing
4 164 (5.82%) Project Management
5 159 (5.65%) Information Security
6 158 (5.61%) Network Design
7 142 (5.04%) Change Management
8 118 (4.19%) Network Management
9 113 (4.01%) Disaster Recovery
10 109 (3.87%) Service Management
11 101 (3.59%) DevOps
12 100 (3.55%) Change Control
13 98 (3.48%) SIEM
14 97 (3.44%) Configuration Management
15 96 (3.41%) PRINCE2
16 91 (3.23%) Security Architecture
16 91 (3.23%) Service Delivery
17 86 (3.05%) Incident Management
18 82 (2.91%) Penetration Testing
19 80 (2.84%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 326 (11.58%) SQL
2 146 (5.18%) Java
3 139 (4.94%) Perl
4 115 (4.08%) PowerShell
5 76 (2.70%) C
6 63 (2.24%) Python
7 61 (2.17%) Bash Shell
8 58 (2.06%) Ruby
9 50 (1.78%) Shell Script
10 47 (1.67%) PHP
11 35 (1.24%) JavaScript
12 30 (1.07%) VB
13 29 (1.03%) VBScript
14 19 (0.67%) Korn
15 16 (0.57%) PL/SQL
16 14 (0.50%) C++
17 13 (0.46%) VB.NET
18 11 (0.39%) T-SQL
18 11 (0.39%) VBA
18 11 (0.39%) C#
Qualifications
1 717 (25.46%) Cisco Certification
2 479 (17.01%) CCNP
3 308 (10.94%) CCNA
4 290 (10.30%) Security Cleared
5 201 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 178 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 164 (5.82%) CISSP
8 156 (5.54%) CCIE
9 151 (5.36%) MCSE
10 124 (4.40%) Degree
11 95 (3.37%) CCSE
12 68 (2.41%) MCP
13 61 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 59 (2.10%) DV Cleared
15 54 (1.92%) CCSA
16 52 (1.85%) CISM
17 51 (1.81%) CCDP
18 50 (1.78%) MCITP
19 44 (1.56%) CCSP
20 42 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (3.27%) PCI DSS
2 82 (2.91%) SLA
3 63 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 62 (2.20%) QA
5 30 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 20 (0.71%) ISO 9001
7 17 (0.60%) COBIT
8 5 (0.18%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.11%) GPG13
9 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.11%) BS7799
10 1 (0.036%) TickIT
10 1 (0.036%) GxP
10 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.036%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.036%) GCP
10 1 (0.036%) GMP
System Software
1 565 (20.06%) Active Directory
2 380 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 171 (6.07%) Hyper-V
4 122 (4.33%) vSphere
5 92 (3.27%) XenApp
6 68 (2.41%) VMware ESX
7 54 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
8 50 (1.78%) ProxySG
8 50 (1.78%) XenServer
9 45 (1.60%) Xen
10 43 (1.53%) ISA Server
11 35 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
12 34 (1.21%) NFS
13 31 (1.10%) Terminal Services
14 30 (1.07%) XenDesktop
15 27 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
16 25 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
17 23 (0.82%) UAG
18 21 (0.75%) Samba
19 19 (0.67%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 109 (3.87%) SCCM
2 97 (3.44%) Puppet
3 57 (2.02%) Backup Exec
4 54 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
5 44 (1.56%) FortiGate
6 42 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
7 39 (1.38%) SCOM
8 38 (1.35%) Tivoli
9 37 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
10 35 (1.24%) WSUS
11 34 (1.21%) NetBackup
12 30 (1.07%) Cisco UCCX
13 27 (0.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 25 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
15 23 (0.82%) Vagrant
16 20 (0.71%) ZABBIX
17 19 (0.67%) Nessus
18 18 (0.64%) OpenView
18 18 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 17 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 1435 (50.96%) Cisco
2 728 (25.85%) CheckPoint
3 637 (22.62%) Microsoft
4 587 (20.85%) VMware
5 521 (18.50%) Juniper
6 381 (13.53%) Citrix
7 361 (12.82%) F5
8 303 (10.76%) HP
9 224 (7.95%) Blue Coat
10 186 (6.61%) Red Hat
11 184 (6.53%) Oracle
12 159 (5.65%) McAfee
13 124 (4.40%) IBM
14 108 (3.84%) Symantec
15 83 (2.95%) SolarWinds
16 81 (2.88%) EMC
16 81 (2.88%) NetApp
17 78 (2.77%) Avaya
18 77 (2.73%) Nokia
19 60 (2.13%) Websense
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