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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 59 57 79
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +22
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1692 1632 1193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.18% 3.24% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.65% 21.84% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 926 688
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 £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 85 66
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -4.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+0.11% -2.27%
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
7469 7473 6574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.05% 14.85% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4319 4117 3641
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 £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 409 381
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -2 684 £425 +6.25% 178
South East +4 405 £375 +7.14% 111
South West -5 132 £406 +8.33% 45
East of England +3 125 £338 +0.37% 42
Yorkshire +18 104 £350 +27.27% 35
North West -19 93 £350 -6.66% 40
West Midlands -11 68 £335 +4.68% 35
East Midlands -8 43 £325 -23.52% 21
North East -26 21 £305 -12.22% 5
Midlands +10 10 £500 +16.27%
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1814 (53.68%) Cisco
2 1105 (32.70%) Windows
3 1005 (29.74%) Cisco Certification
4 994 (29.42%) WAN
5 979 (28.97%) LAN
6 888 (26.28%) CheckPoint
7 759 (22.46%) VPN
8 688 (20.36%) VMware
9 685 (20.27%) DNS
10 671 (19.86%) Linux
11 668 (19.77%) CCNP
12 648 (19.18%) Juniper
13 629 (18.61%) Cisco ASA
14 606 (17.93%) Network Security
15 585 (17.31%) Active Directory
15 585 (17.31%) Microsoft
16 570 (16.87%) Data Centre
17 569 (16.84%) TCP/IP
18 550 (16.28%) F5
19 527 (15.60%) ITIL
20 508 (15.03%) CCNA
20 508 (15.03%) Finance
21 456 (13.50%) MPLS
22 455 (13.47%) Wireless
23 431 (12.76%) BGP
24 407 (12.04%) Security Cleared
25 403 (11.93%) OSPF
26 381 (11.28%) DHCP
27 378 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
28 374 (11.07%) Windows Server 2008

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 287 (8.49%) MS Exchange
2 208 (6.16%) IIS
3 144 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 137 (4.05%) Apache
5 133 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 95 (2.81%) Tomcat
7 86 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 80 (2.37%) Lync
9 66 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
10 65 (1.92%) JBoss
11 55 (1.63%) WebSphere
12 52 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 47 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
14 41 (1.21%) nginx
15 34 (1.01%) WebLogic
16 32 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
17 21 (0.62%) Node.js
18 19 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
19 18 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
20 17 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 191 (5.65%) MS Excel
2 124 (3.67%) MS Office
3 77 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 38 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (0.92%) MS Project
6 2 (0.059%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.030%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.030%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.030%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.030%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (0.27%) RMDS
2 7 (0.21%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 5 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.12%) Endur
4 4 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.089%) assyst
5 3 (0.089%) Tridion
5 3 (0.089%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.059%) BusinessWare
6 2 (0.059%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.059%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.059%) Magento
6 2 (0.059%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.030%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.030%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.030%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 121 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (1.42%) Office 365
4 36 (1.07%) SaaS
5 34 (1.01%) PaaS
6 31 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
7 24 (0.71%) IaaS
8 23 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
12 10 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.21%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
14 6 (0.18%) Google Apps
14 6 (0.18%) HP Helion
15 5 (0.15%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.15%) Route 53
16 4 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 3 (0.089%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 994 (29.42%) WAN
2 979 (28.97%) LAN
3 759 (22.46%) VPN
4 685 (20.27%) DNS
5 629 (18.61%) Cisco ASA
6 606 (17.93%) Network Security
7 569 (16.84%) TCP/IP
8 456 (13.50%) MPLS
9 455 (13.47%) Wireless
10 431 (12.76%) BGP
11 403 (11.93%) OSPF
12 381 (11.28%) DHCP
13 355 (10.51%) SAN
14 341 (10.09%) VLAN
15 340 (10.06%) SSL
16 326 (9.65%) Cisco Nexus
17 284 (8.40%) VoIP
17 284 (8.40%) Internet
18 235 (6.95%) IPsec
19 199 (5.89%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 102 (3.02%) MySQL
3 75 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 50 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
5 45 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 33 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
7 32 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (0.95%) MongoDB
8 31 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 23 (0.68%) NoSQL
10 22 (0.65%) Relational Database
11 18 (0.53%) Big Data
12 15 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (0.44%) DB2
12 15 (0.44%) Informix
13 14 (0.41%) Hadoop
14 13 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
14 13 (0.38%) Redis
14 13 (0.38%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 108 (3.20%) Jenkins
2 71 (2.10%) Git (software)
3 65 (1.92%) JIRA
4 56 (1.66%) Subversion
5 42 (1.24%) Maven
6 29 (0.86%) Mercurial
7 25 (0.74%) Ant
8 24 (0.71%) Gerrit
9 22 (0.65%) Hudson
9 22 (0.65%) TeamCity
10 21 (0.62%) Gradle
11 20 (0.59%) Artifactory
11 20 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 19 (0.56%) Toad
12 19 (0.56%) Selenium
13 16 (0.47%) SonarQube
14 14 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 13 (0.38%) JMeter
15 13 (0.38%) Visual Studio
16 12 (0.36%) MSBuild
General
1 508 (15.03%) Finance
2 190 (5.62%) Telecoms
3 160 (4.74%) Banking
4 71 (2.10%) Investment Banking
5 56 (1.66%) Retail
6 36 (1.07%) Legal
7 28 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 28 (0.83%) Back Office
8 25 (0.74%) Financial Institution
8 25 (0.74%) Multimedia
9 22 (0.65%) Advertising
10 20 (0.59%) Games
10 20 (0.59%) Marketing
11 16 (0.47%) Local Government
12 15 (0.44%) Front Office
13 13 (0.38%) Military
14 11 (0.33%) Law
14 11 (0.33%) Billing
15 10 (0.30%) Publishing
16 9 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 892 (26.40%) Network Engineer
2 414 (12.25%) Analyst
3 385 (11.39%) Architect
4 257 (7.61%) Consultant
5 224 (6.63%) Security Engineer
6 199 (5.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 156 (4.62%) Support Engineer
8 141 (4.17%) Security Analyst
9 136 (4.02%) Administrator
10 135 (4.00%) Project Manager
11 124 (3.67%) Network Security Engineer
12 122 (3.61%) Senior Network Engineer
13 119 (3.52%) Infrastructure Architect
14 117 (3.46%) Network Architect
15 100 (2.96%) Network Support
16 99 (2.93%) Cisco Engineer
17 98 (2.90%) Security Consultant
18 89 (2.63%) Support Analyst
19 83 (2.46%) Network Consultant
20 82 (2.43%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (3.34%) Web Services
2 105 (3.11%) .NET
3 89 (2.63%) 802.1X
4 80 (2.37%) Middleware
5 55 (1.63%) CSS
6 50 (1.48%) XML
7 43 (1.27%) LAMP
8 42 (1.24%) J2EE
9 32 (0.95%) FIX Protocol
10 28 (0.83%) Rendezvous
11 27 (0.80%) SAML
11 27 (0.80%) HTML
12 20 (0.59%) XMPP
13 19 (0.56%) JSP
14 18 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
14 18 (0.53%) Java EE
15 16 (0.47%) jQuery
15 16 (0.47%) SOAP
16 15 (0.44%) Application Packaging
17 13 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 570 (16.87%) Data Centre
2 177 (5.24%) PKI
3 129 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
4 127 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 101 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 98 (2.90%) Clustering
7 79 (2.34%) Blackberry
8 61 (1.81%) Video Conferencing
9 57 (1.69%) Replication
10 47 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
11 46 (1.36%) Computer Science
12 39 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
13 35 (1.04%) Fixed Income
13 35 (1.04%) Client/Server
14 29 (0.86%) NHS
15 28 (0.83%) iPhone
16 27 (0.80%) Mainframe
17 25 (0.74%) Thin Client
17 25 (0.74%) Fat Client
18 21 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1105 (32.70%) Windows
2 671 (19.86%) Linux
3 374 (11.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 365 (10.80%) UNIX
5 263 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 261 (7.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 169 (5.00%) Windows 7
8 167 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 137 (4.05%) Solaris
10 75 (2.22%) CentOS
11 63 (1.86%) Ubuntu
12 52 (1.54%) Windows XP
12 52 (1.54%) Windows 8
13 51 (1.51%) AIX
14 35 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
15 32 (0.95%) Android
16 26 (0.77%) Windows 2000
17 25 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
18 17 (0.50%) Debian
19 14 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 527 (15.60%) ITIL
2 365 (10.80%) Load Balancing
3 286 (8.46%) Migration
4 270 (7.99%) Information Security
5 238 (7.04%) Project Management
6 223 (6.60%) Kalman Filter
7 213 (6.30%) Network Design
8 158 (4.68%) SIEM
9 146 (4.32%) Change Management
10 143 (4.23%) Service Management
11 134 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
12 130 (3.85%) Service Delivery
12 130 (3.85%) Configuration Management
12 130 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
13 122 (3.61%) Network Monitoring
14 121 (3.58%) PRINCE2
15 120 (3.55%) Network Management
16 107 (3.17%) Vulnerability Management
17 105 (3.11%) Agile Software Development
18 103 (3.05%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 339 (10.03%) SQL
2 167 (4.94%) Java
3 143 (4.23%) PowerShell
4 126 (3.73%) Perl
5 120 (3.55%) Python
6 83 (2.46%) Bash Shell
7 74 (2.19%) PHP
8 72 (2.13%) JavaScript
9 69 (2.04%) Ruby
10 65 (1.92%) Shell Script
11 40 (1.18%) VB
12 37 (1.09%) C
13 32 (0.95%) C++
14 22 (0.65%) VBScript
15 17 (0.50%) C#
16 6 (0.18%) Tcl
16 6 (0.18%) Korn
17 4 (0.12%) VBA
17 4 (0.12%) Jython
18 3 (0.089%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1005 (29.74%) Cisco Certification
2 668 (19.77%) CCNP
3 508 (15.03%) CCNA
4 407 (12.04%) Security Cleared
5 296 (8.76%) SC Cleared
6 244 (7.22%) CISSP
7 169 (5.00%) CCIE
8 165 (4.88%) Degree
9 139 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 105 (3.11%) CCSA
11 100 (2.96%) MCSE
12 89 (2.63%) CISM
13 86 (2.55%) CCSE
14 64 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 59 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
16 58 (1.72%) DV Cleared
17 46 (1.36%) CCDP
18 38 (1.12%) CCSP
19 37 (1.09%) MCSA
19 37 (1.09%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 134 (3.97%) SLA
3 105 (3.11%) PCI DSS
4 58 (1.72%) QA
5 34 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 18 (0.53%) HIPAA
7 11 (0.33%) JSP 440
8 10 (0.30%) COBIT
9 7 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 6 (0.18%) BS7799
11 5 (0.15%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.030%) TickIT
12 1 (0.030%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.030%) BS25999
12 1 (0.030%) HMG Infosec
12 1 (0.030%) COSO
System Software
1 585 (17.31%) Active Directory
2 378 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 208 (6.16%) vSphere
4 149 (4.41%) Hyper-V
5 119 (3.52%) XenApp
6 88 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
7 81 (2.40%) VMware ESX
8 71 (2.10%) ProxySG
9 46 (1.36%) XenDesktop
10 39 (1.15%) vCloud
11 36 (1.07%) Docker
12 29 (0.86%) NLBS
13 28 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
14 25 (0.74%) Snort
15 23 (0.68%) Firmware
15 23 (0.68%) XenServer
16 21 (0.62%) VirtualBox
17 20 (0.59%) NFS
17 20 (0.59%) Xen
18 16 (0.47%) Samba
Systems Management
1 134 (3.97%) Puppet
2 85 (2.52%) SCCM
3 81 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
4 76 (2.25%) FortiGate
5 64 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
6 56 (1.66%) Nagios
7 52 (1.54%) Ansible
8 50 (1.48%) WSUS
9 44 (1.30%) SCOM
10 38 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
11 33 (0.98%) Cacti
11 33 (0.98%) CA Single Sign-On
12 32 (0.95%) NetBackup
12 32 (0.95%) Backup Exec
12 32 (0.95%) Salt
13 31 (0.92%) Tivoli
14 30 (0.89%) ZABBIX
15 29 (0.86%) Control-M
16 26 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
16 26 (0.77%) logstash
Vendors
1 1814 (53.68%) Cisco
2 888 (26.28%) CheckPoint
3 688 (20.36%) VMware
4 648 (19.18%) Juniper
5 585 (17.31%) Microsoft
6 550 (16.28%) F5
7 359 (10.62%) Citrix
8 296 (8.76%) Oracle
9 286 (8.46%) HP
10 248 (7.34%) Blue Coat
11 228 (6.75%) SolarWinds
12 220 (6.51%) Red Hat
13 154 (4.56%) McAfee
14 131 (3.88%) IBM
15 121 (3.58%) Fortinet
16 107 (3.17%) Symantec
17 105 (3.11%) NetApp
18 98 (2.90%) Nokia
19 87 (2.57%) CA
20 75 (2.22%) Dell
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 20 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £220 - £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Isleworth, Middlesex
ICP Search
Rate: From £500 to £580 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Witham, Essex
Eames Consulting
Rate: From £36,000 to £58,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £382.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Stealth IT Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £420.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago