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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 57 77 95
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1589 1171 880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.14% 2.37% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.39% 18.27% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 971 677 484
Average daily rate
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£389 £374 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.82% +6.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 61 80
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £14.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+43.75% -3.61%
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
7430 6408 6442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.71% 12.99% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4118 3376 3225
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 395 550
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +29 672 £400 - 192
South East +9 378 £398 +14.38% 143
South West +11 110 £360 -4.00% 61
Yorkshire +35 107 £320 -14.53% 51
North West -6 94 £320 -1.53% 45
East of England +12 92 £388 +24.00% 37
West Midlands +28 81 £415 +18.57% 46
East Midlands +31 50 £400 - 20
North East +5 9 £243 -14.15% 5
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 1811 (56.10%) Cisco
2 1114 (34.51%) Windows
3 994 (30.79%) Cisco Certification
4 873 (27.04%) CheckPoint
5 851 (26.36%) WAN
6 827 (25.62%) LAN
7 764 (23.67%) VMware
8 729 (22.58%) VPN
9 689 (21.34%) Cisco ASA
10 631 (19.55%) Linux
11 626 (19.39%) CCNP
12 623 (19.30%) F5
13 599 (18.56%) Juniper
14 594 (18.40%) Microsoft
15 590 (18.28%) DNS
16 567 (17.57%) Active Directory
17 564 (17.47%) Network Security
18 491 (15.21%) CCNA
19 482 (14.93%) TCP/IP
20 465 (14.41%) BGP
21 455 (14.10%) OSPF
22 454 (14.06%) ITIL
23 452 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
24 451 (13.97%) Finance
25 423 (13.10%) Security Cleared
26 396 (12.27%) MPLS
27 391 (12.11%) Windows Server 2008
28 381 (11.80%) Load Balancing
29 378 (11.71%) Citrix
30 357 (11.06%) Wireless

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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
1 280 (8.67%) MS Exchange
2 192 (5.95%) IIS
3 137 (4.24%) SharePoint
4 136 (4.21%) Apache
5 126 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 80 (2.48%) Lync
7 75 (2.32%) Tomcat
7 75 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 67 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 43 (1.33%) nginx
9 43 (1.33%) WebSphere
10 38 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 34 (1.05%) WebLogic
12 30 (0.93%) Confluence
13 25 (0.77%) OpenStack
14 24 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
15 22 (0.68%) JBoss
15 22 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
16 21 (0.65%) MediaWiki
16 21 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 167 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 125 (3.87%) MS Office
3 64 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.62%) MS Project
5 14 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.031%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.031%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (0.68%) RMDS
2 10 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.25%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.093%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.093%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.093%) Tridion
7 2 (0.062%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.031%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.031%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.031%) Summit
8 1 (0.031%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.031%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.031%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 75 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (1.43%) Office 365
3 42 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 35 (1.08%) PaaS
5 32 (0.99%) IaaS
6 30 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (0.84%) SaaS
8 24 (0.74%) Amazon S3
9 20 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
12 15 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 14 (0.43%) Heroku
13 14 (0.43%) Engine Yard
14 12 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 10 (0.31%) CloudFront
16 6 (0.19%) Route 53
17 5 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
17 5 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 5 (0.15%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 851 (26.36%) WAN
2 827 (25.62%) LAN
3 729 (22.58%) VPN
4 689 (21.34%) Cisco ASA
5 590 (18.28%) DNS
6 564 (17.47%) Network Security
7 482 (14.93%) TCP/IP
8 465 (14.41%) BGP
9 455 (14.10%) OSPF
10 396 (12.27%) MPLS
11 357 (11.06%) Wireless
12 310 (9.60%) SAN
12 310 (9.60%) DHCP
12 310 (9.60%) Cisco Nexus
13 291 (9.01%) VLAN
14 257 (7.96%) VoIP
15 256 (7.93%) Internet
16 251 (7.78%) SSL
17 197 (6.10%) EIGRP
18 194 (6.01%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 276 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 98 (3.04%) MySQL
3 67 (2.08%) Oracle Database
4 58 (1.80%) NoSQL
5 51 (1.58%) MongoDB
6 46 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
7 41 (1.27%) Relational Database
8 37 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
9 29 (0.90%) DB2
10 27 (0.84%) RDBMS
11 22 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
12 17 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 16 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
14 15 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
16 13 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
16 13 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
17 8 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
17 8 (0.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 122 (3.78%) Jenkins
2 76 (2.35%) Subversion
3 72 (2.23%) Git (software)
4 47 (1.46%) JIRA
5 45 (1.39%) Hudson
6 42 (1.30%) TeamCity
7 37 (1.15%) Maven
7 37 (1.15%) MSI
8 20 (0.62%) JUnit
9 19 (0.59%) Gradle
9 19 (0.59%) Ant
10 18 (0.56%) Mercurial
11 14 (0.43%) MSBuild
12 11 (0.34%) Selenium
12 11 (0.34%) JMeter
13 10 (0.31%) Introscope
13 10 (0.31%) Eclipse
13 10 (0.31%) StarTeam
13 10 (0.31%) Gerrit
14 9 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 451 (13.97%) Finance
2 263 (8.15%) Telecoms
3 188 (5.82%) Banking
4 77 (2.39%) Investment Banking
5 48 (1.49%) Games
6 46 (1.43%) Retail
7 26 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 25 (0.77%) Back Office
9 23 (0.71%) Local Government
10 22 (0.68%) Multimedia
11 21 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 21 (0.65%) Legal
12 17 (0.53%) Marketing
12 17 (0.53%) Law
13 14 (0.43%) Electronics
14 12 (0.37%) Military
15 10 (0.31%) Advertising
16 9 (0.28%) Front Office
16 9 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 840 (26.02%) Network Engineer
2 365 (11.31%) Analyst
3 334 (10.35%) Architect
4 255 (7.90%) Consultant
5 215 (6.66%) Security Engineer
6 177 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 168 (5.20%) Support Engineer
8 134 (4.15%) Network Security Engineer
9 130 (4.03%) Security Analyst
10 122 (3.78%) Network Support
11 116 (3.59%) Network Analyst
12 101 (3.13%) Network Consultant
13 92 (2.85%) Project Manager
14 91 (2.82%) Senior Network Engineer
15 89 (2.76%) Cisco Engineer
16 87 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
17 86 (2.66%) Network Architect
18 83 (2.57%) 3rd Line Support
19 82 (2.54%) Security Consultant
19 82 (2.54%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (3.13%) Web Services
2 94 (2.91%) .NET
3 71 (2.20%) Middleware
4 56 (1.73%) XML
5 41 (1.27%) J2EE
6 40 (1.24%) Rendezvous
7 36 (1.12%) HTML
8 33 (1.02%) CSS
9 30 (0.93%) LAMP
10 28 (0.87%) JSON
11 23 (0.71%) Regular Expression
12 22 (0.68%) FIX Protocol
13 20 (0.62%) REST
14 19 (0.59%) MCollective
15 17 (0.53%) Ajax
15 17 (0.53%) Django
16 16 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
17 15 (0.46%) HTML5
17 15 (0.46%) jQuery
17 15 (0.46%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 165 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
2 131 (4.06%) Clustering
3 124 (3.84%) PKI
4 100 (3.10%) Management Information System
5 61 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 61 (1.89%) Thin Client
6 56 (1.73%) Computer Science
7 53 (1.64%) Open Source
8 51 (1.58%) Replication
8 51 (1.58%) Blackberry
9 41 (1.27%) NHS
10 27 (0.84%) Device Driver
11 25 (0.77%) Fixed Income
12 22 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
12 22 (0.68%) SecurID
13 20 (0.62%) Wiki
13 20 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
14 19 (0.59%) Client/Server
15 18 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (0.50%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1114 (34.51%) Windows
2 631 (19.55%) Linux
3 391 (12.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 337 (10.44%) UNIX
5 252 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 222 (6.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 153 (4.74%) Windows 7
8 127 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 126 (3.90%) Solaris
10 113 (3.50%) CentOS
11 72 (2.23%) Ubuntu
12 66 (2.04%) Windows XP
13 60 (1.86%) Windows 8
14 37 (1.15%) AIX
15 36 (1.12%) Windows Vista
16 29 (0.90%) SUSE
17 25 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
18 24 (0.74%) Debian
19 19 (0.59%) Android
19 19 (0.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (14.06%) ITIL
2 381 (11.80%) Load Balancing
3 273 (8.46%) Migration
4 178 (5.51%) Project Management
5 176 (5.45%) Information Security
6 167 (5.17%) Kalman Filter
7 159 (4.93%) Network Design
8 153 (4.74%) Service Management
9 149 (4.62%) Network Management
10 138 (4.28%) Service Delivery
11 136 (4.21%) Network Monitoring
12 135 (4.18%) Change Management
13 133 (4.12%) DevOps
14 114 (3.53%) PRINCE2
14 114 (3.53%) E-Commerce
14 114 (3.53%) Incident Management
15 112 (3.47%) Configuration Management
16 110 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
17 106 (3.28%) Continuous Integration
18 104 (3.22%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 319 (9.88%) SQL
2 157 (4.86%) Java
3 145 (4.49%) Perl
4 144 (4.46%) Python
5 116 (3.59%) PowerShell
5 116 (3.59%) Bash Shell
6 91 (2.82%) Ruby
7 85 (2.63%) Shell Script
8 72 (2.23%) C
9 58 (1.80%) PHP
10 43 (1.33%) C++
11 36 (1.12%) JavaScript
12 33 (1.02%) Korn
13 30 (0.93%) VBScript
14 25 (0.77%) C#
15 22 (0.68%) VB
16 19 (0.59%) VB.NET
17 12 (0.37%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.19%) AWK
18 6 (0.19%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 994 (30.79%) Cisco Certification
2 626 (19.39%) CCNP
3 491 (15.21%) CCNA
4 423 (13.10%) Security Cleared
5 283 (8.77%) SC Cleared
6 204 (6.32%) CISSP
7 170 (5.27%) CCIE
8 144 (4.46%) Degree
9 143 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 126 (3.90%) DV Cleared
11 119 (3.69%) CCSE
12 114 (3.53%) MCSE
13 63 (1.95%) CCSA
14 55 (1.70%) CCDP
14 55 (1.70%) CISM
15 51 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 42 (1.30%) MCITP
17 37 (1.15%) MCP
17 37 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
18 36 (1.12%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (3.75%) SLA
2 88 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 86 (2.66%) PCI DSS
4 75 (2.32%) QA
5 19 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.37%) COBIT
7 11 (0.34%) JSP 440
8 7 (0.22%) GPG13
9 4 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 4 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.093%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.031%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.031%) BS25999
11 1 (0.031%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.031%) BS7799
11 1 (0.031%) TickIT
System Software
1 567 (17.57%) Active Directory
2 452 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 164 (5.08%) Hyper-V
4 140 (4.34%) vSphere
5 80 (2.48%) XenApp
6 76 (2.35%) VMware ESX
7 61 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
8 59 (1.83%) XenServer
9 50 (1.55%) ProxySG
10 41 (1.27%) Terminal Services
11 37 (1.15%) XenDesktop
12 35 (1.08%) Firmware
12 35 (1.08%) Samba
13 32 (0.99%) Forefront TMG
13 32 (0.99%) iptables
14 30 (0.93%) Postfix
15 29 (0.90%) Xen
16 24 (0.74%) Snort
17 23 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
18 22 (0.68%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 146 (4.52%) Puppet
2 116 (3.59%) SCCM
3 88 (2.73%) FortiGate
4 75 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (1.30%) Salt
6 39 (1.21%) CA Spectrum
7 37 (1.15%) Ansible
7 37 (1.15%) Nagios
8 35 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
8 35 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 34 (1.05%) Backup Exec
10 30 (0.93%) NetBackup
10 30 (0.93%) SCOM
10 30 (0.93%) ZABBIX
11 28 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
12 26 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
13 25 (0.77%) ITRS Geneos
14 24 (0.74%) CiscoWorks
15 23 (0.71%) WSUS
16 22 (0.68%) RANCID
Vendors
1 1811 (56.10%) Cisco
2 873 (27.04%) CheckPoint
3 764 (23.67%) VMware
4 623 (19.30%) F5
5 599 (18.56%) Juniper
6 594 (18.40%) Microsoft
7 378 (11.71%) Citrix
8 316 (9.79%) HP
9 312 (9.67%) Blue Coat
10 289 (8.95%) Oracle
11 208 (6.44%) SolarWinds
12 207 (6.41%) Red Hat
13 175 (5.42%) McAfee
14 126 (3.90%) Fortinet
15 109 (3.38%) IBM
16 95 (2.94%) NetApp
17 85 (2.63%) Infoblox
18 84 (2.60%) Nokia
19 77 (2.39%) CA
20 68 (2.11%) Splunk
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