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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 55 78 77
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1687 1206 1313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.22% 2.50% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.79% 18.41% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 976 707 638
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 £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 58 87
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £13.00 £13.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.30 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+29.53% -24.31%
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
7743 6552 8354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.76% 13.58% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4340 3663 3876
Average daily rate £375 £363 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 372 636
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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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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 +30 743 £400 +3.22% 225
South East +11 329 £375 +13.20% 125
South West +25 185 £375 +21.95% 58
East of England +7 111 £338 +22.72% 43
West Midlands +9 110 £350 - 23
North West -16 75 £375 +27.11% 32
Yorkshire -8 50 £288 -17.85% 31
East Midlands +8 41 £425 +41.66% 16
North East -10 29 £348 -0.64% 9
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1595 (52.68%) Cisco
2 1090 (36.00%) Windows
3 826 (27.28%) Cisco Certification
4 799 (26.39%) CheckPoint
5 727 (24.01%) WAN
6 685 (22.62%) LAN
7 672 (22.19%) Microsoft
8 652 (21.53%) VPN
9 608 (20.08%) Juniper
10 607 (20.05%) Active Directory
11 593 (19.58%) VMware
12 578 (19.09%) Linux
13 568 (18.76%) DNS
14 546 (18.03%) Network Security
15 538 (17.77%) ITIL
16 536 (17.70%) CCNP
17 523 (17.27%) TCP/IP
18 472 (15.59%) Finance
19 443 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
20 416 (13.74%) F5
21 393 (12.98%) Windows Server 2008
22 379 (12.52%) Security Cleared
23 371 (12.25%) Citrix
24 367 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
25 360 (11.89%) CCNA
25 360 (11.89%) BGP
26 359 (11.86%) HP
27 350 (11.56%) OSPF
28 346 (11.43%) SAN
28 346 (11.43%) MS Exchange

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 346 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 169 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 162 (5.35%) IIS
4 152 (5.02%) SharePoint
5 121 (4.00%) Apache
6 76 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2003
7 71 (2.34%) Lync
8 68 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 64 (2.11%) WebSphere
10 57 (1.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 42 (1.39%) Tomcat
12 41 (1.35%) WebLogic
13 40 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
14 32 (1.06%) nginx
15 31 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
15 31 (1.02%) Confluence
16 21 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
17 17 (0.56%) CMS
18 15 (0.50%) IBM Notes
18 15 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 241 (7.96%) MS Excel
2 169 (5.58%) MS Office
3 58 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.86%) MS Project
5 24 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.066%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.033%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 14 (0.46%) assyst
2 9 (0.30%) RMDS
3 8 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.066%) Agresso
9 1 (0.033%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.033%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.033%) Summit
9 1 (0.033%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.033%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 61 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (1.45%) SaaS
3 30 (0.99%) Office 365
4 29 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
5 27 (0.89%) PaaS
6 22 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (0.63%) IaaS
7 19 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
8 18 (0.59%) Amazon S3
9 17 (0.56%) Route 53
10 10 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.17%) IBM SmartCloud
12 4 (0.13%) Joyent
13 3 (0.099%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.066%) Rackspace Cloud
14 2 (0.066%) Google Apps
15 1 (0.033%) Amazon SQS
15 1 (0.033%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 727 (24.01%) WAN
2 685 (22.62%) LAN
3 652 (21.53%) VPN
4 568 (18.76%) DNS
5 546 (18.03%) Network Security
6 523 (17.27%) TCP/IP
7 443 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
8 360 (11.89%) BGP
9 350 (11.56%) OSPF
10 346 (11.43%) SAN
11 306 (10.11%) MPLS
12 303 (10.01%) DHCP
13 265 (8.75%) Cisco Nexus
14 253 (8.36%) Wireless
15 237 (7.83%) Internet
16 235 (7.76%) VLAN
17 212 (7.00%) VoIP
18 192 (6.34%) SSL
19 178 (5.88%) IPsec
20 156 (5.15%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 227 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 68 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 58 (1.92%) MySQL
4 44 (1.45%) Oracle Database
5 30 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 27 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (0.79%) DB2
8 23 (0.76%) NoSQL
9 19 (0.63%) Relational Database
10 18 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
12 15 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (0.33%) Oracle Exadata
15 9 (0.30%) Big Data
16 6 (0.20%) MongoDB
16 6 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
16 6 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
16 6 (0.20%) SQLPlus
17 5 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 57 (1.88%) Jenkins
2 48 (1.59%) JIRA
3 45 (1.49%) Git (software)
4 40 (1.32%) Hudson
5 20 (0.66%) Subversion
6 19 (0.63%) TeamCity
7 18 (0.59%) Maven
8 17 (0.56%) Selenium
9 15 (0.50%) JUnit
10 14 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 13 (0.43%) MSI
12 10 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.20%) Bugzilla
13 6 (0.20%) Trac
13 6 (0.20%) Redmine
14 5 (0.17%) Metasploit
14 5 (0.17%) Cucumber
15 4 (0.13%) VisualVM
15 4 (0.13%) FitNesse
15 4 (0.13%) InstallShield
General
1 472 (15.59%) Finance
2 261 (8.62%) Telecoms
3 193 (6.37%) Banking
4 64 (2.11%) Investment Banking
5 60 (1.98%) Financial Institution
6 55 (1.82%) Retail
7 38 (1.25%) Advertising
8 30 (0.99%) Law
8 30 (0.99%) Legal
9 25 (0.83%) Marketing
10 24 (0.79%) Back Office
11 23 (0.76%) Front Office
11 23 (0.76%) Manufacturing
12 22 (0.73%) Spanish Language
13 21 (0.69%) Military
14 20 (0.66%) Publishing
14 20 (0.66%) French Language
15 19 (0.63%) Local Government
16 14 (0.46%) Mandarin Language
16 14 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 653 (21.57%) Network Engineer
2 355 (11.72%) Analyst
3 245 (8.09%) Security Engineer
4 243 (8.03%) Architect
5 228 (7.53%) Consultant
6 212 (7.00%) Support Engineer
7 180 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 144 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
9 132 (4.36%) Security Analyst
10 121 (4.00%) Administrator
11 101 (3.34%) Cisco Engineer
12 99 (3.27%) Design Engineer
13 97 (3.20%) Security Consultant
13 97 (3.20%) Project Manager
14 95 (3.14%) Network Support
15 84 (2.77%) Network Consultant
16 82 (2.71%) Network Analyst
17 79 (2.61%) IP Engineer
18 78 (2.58%) Firewall Engineer
19 76 (2.51%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (3.47%) Web Services
2 88 (2.91%) Middleware
3 77 (2.54%) .NET
4 68 (2.25%) XML
5 51 (1.68%) LAMP
6 49 (1.62%) CSS
7 37 (1.22%) Rendezvous
8 34 (1.12%) JSON
9 24 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
10 23 (0.76%) HTML
11 22 (0.73%) FIX Protocol
12 19 (0.63%) WebSockets
13 17 (0.56%) REST
14 16 (0.53%) Application Packaging
15 14 (0.46%) Regular Expression
15 14 (0.46%) WAP
16 12 (0.40%) SOAP
17 11 (0.36%) XMPP
18 10 (0.33%) JSP
18 10 (0.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 182 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 107 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 100 (3.30%) Clustering
5 70 (2.31%) Thin Client
5 70 (2.31%) Fat Client
6 65 (2.15%) PKI
7 60 (1.98%) Replication
8 56 (1.85%) Open Source
9 50 (1.65%) Computer Science
10 48 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 33 (1.09%) Fixed Income
12 30 (0.99%) Client/Server
13 27 (0.89%) CESG
14 23 (0.76%) User Experience
15 22 (0.73%) Firmware
16 20 (0.66%) Hedge funds
17 19 (0.63%) iPad
17 19 (0.63%) NHS
17 19 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1090 (36.00%) Windows
2 578 (19.09%) Linux
3 393 (12.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 332 (10.96%) UNIX
5 292 (9.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 188 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 161 (5.32%) Windows 7
8 127 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 110 (3.63%) Solaris
10 100 (3.30%) Windows XP
11 61 (2.01%) Windows 8
12 60 (1.98%) CentOS
13 48 (1.59%) AIX
13 48 (1.59%) Ubuntu
14 34 (1.12%) Debian
15 23 (0.76%) SUSE
15 23 (0.76%) Mac OS X
15 23 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
16 19 (0.63%) Apple iOS
17 18 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 538 (17.77%) ITIL
2 267 (8.82%) Load Balancing
3 200 (6.61%) Migration
3 200 (6.61%) Network Design
4 196 (6.47%) Information Security
5 179 (5.91%) Project Management
6 171 (5.65%) Network Management
7 162 (5.35%) Change Management
8 131 (4.33%) Service Management
9 118 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 118 (3.90%) Change Control
10 113 (3.73%) DevOps
11 110 (3.63%) Service Delivery
12 97 (3.20%) Incident Management
13 95 (3.14%) Kalman Filter
14 94 (3.10%) Penetration Testing
15 92 (3.04%) Security Architecture
16 91 (3.01%) Network Architecture
16 91 (3.01%) PRINCE2
17 89 (2.94%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 339 (11.20%) SQL
2 162 (5.35%) Perl
3 141 (4.66%) Java
4 118 (3.90%) PowerShell
5 74 (2.44%) C
6 73 (2.41%) Bash Shell
7 72 (2.38%) Python
8 62 (2.05%) Ruby
9 60 (1.98%) Shell Script
10 57 (1.88%) PHP
11 38 (1.25%) JavaScript
12 37 (1.22%) VBScript
13 32 (1.06%) VB
14 22 (0.73%) Korn
15 20 (0.66%) C++
16 16 (0.53%) VB.NET
17 15 (0.50%) C#
18 14 (0.46%) PL/SQL
18 14 (0.46%) T-SQL
19 13 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 826 (27.28%) Cisco Certification
2 536 (17.70%) CCNP
3 379 (12.52%) Security Cleared
4 360 (11.89%) CCNA
5 289 (9.54%) SC Cleared
6 213 (7.03%) CISSP
7 198 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 195 (6.44%) CCIE
9 161 (5.32%) MCSE
10 141 (4.66%) Degree
11 100 (3.30%) CCSE
12 76 (2.51%) DV Cleared
13 65 (2.15%) MCP
14 59 (1.95%) CCSP
14 59 (1.95%) CCSA
15 52 (1.72%) CCDP
16 49 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 44 (1.45%) Check Point Certification
17 44 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
18 43 (1.42%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (3.47%) PCI DSS
2 101 (3.34%) SLA
3 89 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 61 (2.01%) QA
5 37 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 26 (0.86%) ISO 9001
7 12 (0.40%) COBIT
8 10 (0.33%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.13%) GPG13
10 2 (0.066%) GxP
10 2 (0.066%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.066%) GCP
10 2 (0.066%) GMP
11 1 (0.033%) TickIT
11 1 (0.033%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.033%) Data Quality
System Software
1 607 (20.05%) Active Directory
2 367 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (5.61%) Hyper-V
4 160 (5.28%) vSphere
5 89 (2.94%) ProxySG
6 86 (2.84%) XenApp
7 77 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
8 65 (2.15%) VMware ESX
9 63 (2.08%) XenServer
10 43 (1.42%) Xen
11 40 (1.32%) ISA Server
12 36 (1.19%) Terminal Services
13 34 (1.12%) NFS
14 29 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
15 27 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
16 25 (0.83%) Samba
16 25 (0.83%) Snort
16 25 (0.83%) XenDesktop
17 24 (0.79%) vCloud
18 21 (0.69%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 117 (3.86%) SCCM
2 103 (3.40%) Puppet
3 69 (2.28%) Backup Exec
4 54 (1.78%) Cisco CUCM
5 51 (1.68%) FortiGate
5 51 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
6 50 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
7 48 (1.59%) NetBackup
8 44 (1.45%) SCOM
8 44 (1.45%) WSUS
9 30 (0.99%) OpenView
9 30 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 27 (0.89%) OPNET
11 25 (0.83%) Nessus
11 25 (0.83%) CA Spectrum
12 24 (0.79%) Salt
13 23 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
14 19 (0.63%) Vagrant
14 19 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
14 19 (0.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1595 (52.68%) Cisco
2 799 (26.39%) CheckPoint
3 672 (22.19%) Microsoft
4 608 (20.08%) Juniper
5 593 (19.58%) VMware
6 416 (13.74%) F5
7 371 (12.25%) Citrix
8 359 (11.86%) HP
9 252 (8.32%) Blue Coat
10 187 (6.18%) Oracle
11 182 (6.01%) Red Hat
12 142 (4.69%) McAfee
13 133 (4.39%) Symantec
14 114 (3.76%) SolarWinds
15 113 (3.73%) IBM
16 110 (3.63%) Nokia
17 97 (3.20%) Fortinet
18 85 (2.81%) EMC
19 80 (2.64%) Avaya
20 79 (2.61%) Websense
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 39 minutes ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: Up to £600 per annum
Posted: 53 minutes ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Canterbury, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £20 - £22 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Dorset
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £585 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £180 - £190 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £100.00 - £200.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £235 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
North London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 to £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Pertemps Plymouth
Rate: From £175 to £175 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Pertemps Plymouth
Rate: From £175 to £175 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ITF Solutions
Rate: £160 - £170 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £440 - £470 per day
Posted: 3 days ago