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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 59 76 69
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1500 1118 1411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.04% 2.41% 2.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.12% 17.59% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 651 691
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 £220 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 67 94
Average hourly rate £21.00 £26.50 £24.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.75% +7.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.50 £13.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £40.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-11.95% +2.22%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6782 6355 8246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.74% 13.68% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3677 3365 3737
Average daily rate £361 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 446 633
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Firewall
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 24 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 24 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 24 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 +39 642 £400 +6.66% 215
South East +14 344 £348 -7.26% 126
South West +23 135 £400 +14.28% 51
East of England +1 114 £325 +27.45% 41
North West -4 89 £300 +9.09% 29
West Midlands -13 60 £294 -15.03% 39
Yorkshire -26 41 £338 +3.84% 44
East Midlands +16 40 £338 +15.38% 14
North East +1 27 £303 -13.57% 2
Midlands - - - -
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 1402 (50.87%) Cisco
2 1059 (38.43%) Windows
3 710 (25.76%) CheckPoint
4 704 (25.54%) Cisco Certification
5 628 (22.79%) WAN
6 627 (22.75%) Microsoft
7 594 (21.55%) LAN
8 585 (21.23%) VPN
9 579 (21.01%) VMware
10 574 (20.83%) Linux
11 553 (20.07%) Active Directory
12 507 (18.40%) Juniper
13 500 (18.14%) DNS
14 496 (18.00%) Network Security
15 473 (17.16%) CCNP
16 439 (15.93%) TCP/IP
17 432 (15.67%) Finance
18 425 (15.42%) ITIL
19 391 (14.19%) Cisco ASA
20 380 (13.79%) Citrix
21 375 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
22 368 (13.35%) Windows Server 2008
23 358 (12.99%) F5
24 348 (12.63%) MS Exchange
25 324 (11.76%) SQL
26 323 (11.72%) UNIX
27 309 (11.21%) SAN
28 304 (11.03%) CCNA
29 294 (10.67%) HP
30 283 (10.27%) BGP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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
1 348 (12.63%) MS Exchange
2 172 (6.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 156 (5.66%) SharePoint
4 134 (4.86%) IIS
5 97 (3.52%) Apache
6 84 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 72 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 71 (2.58%) Lync
9 64 (2.32%) WebSphere
10 55 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 44 (1.60%) Tomcat
11 44 (1.60%) WebLogic
12 38 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
13 33 (1.20%) nginx
14 32 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
15 26 (0.94%) Confluence
16 21 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
16 21 (0.76%) CMS
17 16 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
18 11 (0.40%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 195 (7.08%) MS Excel
2 135 (4.90%) MS Office
3 45 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.54%) MS Project
5 12 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.15%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.073%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.036%) SPSS
9 1 (0.036%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 17 (0.62%) RMDS
2 6 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.18%) assyst
4 4 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.073%) Agresso
6 1 (0.036%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.036%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.036%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.036%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.036%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.036%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.036%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 59 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (1.34%) Office 365
3 33 (1.20%) SaaS
4 29 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
5 26 (0.94%) PaaS
6 25 (0.91%) Route 53
6 25 (0.91%) Amazon S3
6 25 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
7 24 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
8 17 (0.62%) IaaS
9 10 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.15%) Joyent
11 3 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
12 2 (0.073%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.073%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.073%) Rackspace Cloud
13 1 (0.036%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 628 (22.79%) WAN
2 594 (21.55%) LAN
3 585 (21.23%) VPN
4 500 (18.14%) DNS
5 496 (18.00%) Network Security
6 439 (15.93%) TCP/IP
7 391 (14.19%) Cisco ASA
8 309 (11.21%) SAN
9 283 (10.27%) BGP
10 278 (10.09%) OSPF
11 258 (9.36%) DHCP
12 254 (9.22%) Wireless
13 250 (9.07%) MPLS
14 210 (7.62%) VoIP
15 181 (6.57%) Internet
15 181 (6.57%) VLAN
16 177 (6.42%) Cisco Nexus
17 145 (5.26%) SSL
18 140 (5.08%) IPsec
19 137 (4.97%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (7.47%) SQL Server
2 71 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 58 (2.10%) MySQL
4 49 (1.78%) Oracle Database
5 39 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 34 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (0.83%) Relational Database
8 22 (0.80%) DB2
9 19 (0.69%) NoSQL
10 18 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 12 (0.44%) Big Data
14 8 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
15 7 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (0.22%) Ingres
16 6 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 56 (2.03%) Jenkins
2 39 (1.42%) JIRA
3 38 (1.38%) Hudson
4 36 (1.31%) Git (software)
5 23 (0.83%) JUnit
5 23 (0.83%) Maven
6 16 (0.58%) Selenium
7 15 (0.54%) TeamCity
8 13 (0.47%) Subversion
9 9 (0.33%) MSI
9 9 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 8 (0.29%) 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 (0.22%) InstallShield
13 4 (0.15%) Introscope
13 4 (0.15%) VisualVM
General
1 432 (15.67%) Finance
2 213 (7.73%) Telecoms
3 199 (7.22%) Banking
4 65 (2.36%) Financial Institution
5 59 (2.14%) Investment Banking
6 42 (1.52%) Retail
7 39 (1.42%) Advertising
8 28 (1.02%) Marketing
9 23 (0.83%) Front Office
10 22 (0.80%) French Language
10 22 (0.80%) Legal
11 19 (0.69%) Publishing
11 19 (0.69%) Back Office
12 17 (0.62%) Military
12 17 (0.62%) Mandarin Language
12 17 (0.62%) Spanish Language
13 16 (0.58%) Manufacturing
14 15 (0.54%) Dutch Language
15 14 (0.51%) Local Government
15 14 (0.51%) Law
Job Titles
1 548 (19.88%) Network Engineer
2 299 (10.85%) Analyst
3 268 (9.72%) Architect
4 241 (8.74%) Security Engineer
5 208 (7.55%) Support Engineer
6 191 (6.93%) Consultant
7 151 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 140 (5.08%) Network Security Engineer
9 129 (4.68%) Administrator
10 97 (3.52%) Security Analyst
11 91 (3.30%) Security Consultant
12 88 (3.19%) Cisco Engineer
13 87 (3.16%) Firewall Engineer
14 86 (3.12%) Network Support
15 83 (3.01%) Project Manager
16 80 (2.90%) Design Engineer
17 74 (2.69%) Security Architect
18 71 (2.58%) 3rd Line Support
19 69 (2.50%) Systems Engineer
20 66 (2.39%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (3.45%) Web Services
2 80 (2.90%) .NET
3 79 (2.87%) XML
4 58 (2.10%) Middleware
5 42 (1.52%) LAMP
6 36 (1.31%) JSON
7 30 (1.09%) CSS
8 29 (1.05%) HTML
9 26 (0.94%) Rendezvous
10 20 (0.73%) WebSphere MQ
11 18 (0.65%) XMPP
12 17 (0.62%) REST
13 16 (0.58%) Application Packaging
14 14 (0.51%) SOAP
15 12 (0.44%) WebSockets
16 11 (0.40%) J2EE
16 11 (0.40%) FIX Protocol
17 8 (0.29%) .NET Framework
17 8 (0.29%) ASP.NET
18 7 (0.25%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 91 (3.30%) Blackberry
2 88 (3.19%) Clustering
3 87 (3.16%) Management Information System
4 75 (2.72%) Thin Client
4 75 (2.72%) Fat Client
5 69 (2.50%) PKI
6 65 (2.36%) Replication
6 65 (2.36%) Open Source
7 35 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 33 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 33 (1.20%) Cryptography
9 30 (1.09%) Computer Science
10 27 (0.98%) Fixed Income
11 23 (0.83%) iPad
12 20 (0.73%) Mainframe
13 19 (0.69%) Firmware
14 18 (0.65%) NHS
14 18 (0.65%) Mobile App
15 17 (0.62%) Hedge funds
15 17 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1059 (38.43%) Windows
2 574 (20.83%) Linux
3 368 (13.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 323 (11.72%) UNIX
5 263 (9.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 171 (6.20%) Windows 7
7 166 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 127 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 99 (3.59%) Solaris
10 90 (3.27%) Windows XP
11 50 (1.81%) Windows 8
12 49 (1.78%) CentOS
13 47 (1.71%) AIX
14 41 (1.49%) Ubuntu
15 30 (1.09%) Debian
16 29 (1.05%) Apple iOS
17 20 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
18 19 (0.69%) Mac OS X
19 17 (0.62%) Android
20 16 (0.58%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (15.42%) ITIL
2 203 (7.37%) Migration
3 202 (7.33%) Load Balancing
4 164 (5.95%) Project Management
5 159 (5.77%) Network Design
6 154 (5.59%) Information Security
7 138 (5.01%) Change Management
8 113 (4.10%) Disaster Recovery
9 112 (4.06%) Network Management
10 108 (3.92%) Service Management
11 99 (3.59%) DevOps
12 98 (3.56%) Configuration Management
13 96 (3.48%) SIEM
13 96 (3.48%) Change Control
14 92 (3.34%) PRINCE2
15 90 (3.27%) Service Delivery
15 90 (3.27%) Security Architecture
16 85 (3.08%) Incident Management
17 81 (2.94%) E-Commerce
17 81 (2.94%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 324 (11.76%) SQL
2 146 (5.30%) Java
3 137 (4.97%) Perl
4 115 (4.17%) PowerShell
5 78 (2.83%) C
6 64 (2.32%) Python
7 59 (2.14%) Bash Shell
8 57 (2.07%) Ruby
9 52 (1.89%) Shell Script
10 49 (1.78%) PHP
11 35 (1.27%) JavaScript
12 33 (1.20%) VB
13 29 (1.05%) VBScript
14 19 (0.69%) Korn
15 17 (0.62%) C++
15 17 (0.62%) PL/SQL
16 13 (0.47%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.40%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.40%) VBA
18 10 (0.36%) C#
Qualifications
1 704 (25.54%) Cisco Certification
2 473 (17.16%) CCNP
3 304 (11.03%) CCNA
4 282 (10.23%) Security Cleared
5 194 (7.04%) SC Cleared
6 177 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 163 (5.91%) CISSP
8 159 (5.77%) CCIE
9 150 (5.44%) MCSE
10 123 (4.46%) Degree
11 95 (3.45%) CCSE
12 68 (2.47%) MCP
13 61 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 57 (2.07%) DV Cleared
15 55 (2.00%) CCSA
16 54 (1.96%) CCDP
17 51 (1.85%) CISM
18 50 (1.81%) MCITP
19 45 (1.63%) CCSP
20 42 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (3.30%) PCI DSS
2 79 (2.87%) SLA
3 60 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (2.18%) QA
4 30 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 20 (0.73%) ISO 9001
6 15 (0.54%) COBIT
7 4 (0.15%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.11%) GPG13
8 3 (0.11%) BS7799
9 1 (0.036%) TickIT
9 1 (0.036%) GxP
9 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.036%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.036%) GCP
9 1 (0.036%) GMP
System Software
1 553 (20.07%) Active Directory
2 375 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (6.17%) Hyper-V
4 117 (4.25%) vSphere
5 92 (3.34%) XenApp
6 68 (2.47%) VMware ESX
7 54 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
8 48 (1.74%) ProxySG
8 48 (1.74%) XenServer
9 45 (1.63%) Xen
10 42 (1.52%) ISA Server
11 35 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
12 34 (1.23%) NFS
13 32 (1.16%) XenDesktop
14 31 (1.12%) Terminal Services
15 27 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
15 27 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
16 23 (0.83%) UAG
17 20 (0.73%) Samba
17 20 (0.73%) KVM
Systems Management
1 104 (3.77%) SCCM
2 97 (3.52%) Puppet
3 56 (2.03%) Backup Exec
4 55 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 45 (1.63%) FortiGate
6 42 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
7 41 (1.49%) Tivoli
8 36 (1.31%) SCOM
8 36 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
9 35 (1.27%) WSUS
10 32 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
10 32 (1.16%) NetBackup
11 26 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 24 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
13 23 (0.83%) Vagrant
14 19 (0.69%) ZABBIX
15 18 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 18 (0.65%) Cisco UCCE
16 17 (0.62%) Nessus
17 16 (0.58%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1402 (50.87%) Cisco
2 710 (25.76%) CheckPoint
3 627 (22.75%) Microsoft
4 579 (21.01%) VMware
5 507 (18.40%) Juniper
6 380 (13.79%) Citrix
7 358 (12.99%) F5
8 294 (10.67%) HP
9 217 (7.87%) Blue Coat
10 185 (6.71%) Oracle
11 181 (6.57%) Red Hat
12 159 (5.77%) McAfee
13 124 (4.50%) IBM
14 104 (3.77%) Symantec
15 83 (3.01%) NetApp
15 83 (3.01%) SolarWinds
16 78 (2.83%) EMC
17 77 (2.79%) Avaya
18 75 (2.72%) Nokia
19 59 (2.14%) Websense
London
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Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - £350
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Capita IT Professional Services
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wiltshire
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Posted: 17 hours ago
Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 to £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
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Telford, Shropshire
Jumar
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday