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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 57 81 87
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1535 1043 896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 3.22% 2.28% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.81% 17.21% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 588 503
Average daily rate
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£390 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £327 £310
% change year-on-year
+18.50% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 50 71
Average hourly rate £23.13 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.90 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £50.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -12.08%
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
7037 6061 6348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.77% 13.25% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3842 3141 3133
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 359 566
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 +36 660 £400 - 203
South East +13 412 £398 +13.57% 129
South West +7 115 £355 +4.87% 63
Yorkshire +31 114 £388 +29.16% 50
North West -4 72 £319 +2.82% 46
East of England -6 61 £475 +46.15% 25
West Midlands -2 45 £319 -1.92% 36
East Midlands +31 41 £313 -12.58% 26
North East +1 10 £365 +4.28% 1
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 1845 (57.95%) Cisco
2 1112 (34.92%) Windows
3 1004 (31.53%) Cisco Certification
4 880 (27.64%) CheckPoint
5 838 (26.32%) WAN
6 805 (25.28%) LAN
7 774 (24.31%) VMware
8 699 (21.95%) VPN
9 644 (20.23%) Cisco ASA
10 629 (19.76%) CCNP
11 604 (18.97%) F5
12 601 (18.88%) Linux
13 600 (18.84%) Microsoft
14 592 (18.59%) Juniper
15 567 (17.81%) DNS
16 563 (17.68%) Active Directory
17 554 (17.40%) Network Security
18 499 (15.67%) BGP
19 487 (15.30%) TCP/IP
20 484 (15.20%) CCNA
21 481 (15.11%) OSPF
22 463 (14.54%) ITIL
23 460 (14.45%) VMware Infrastructure
24 453 (14.23%) Security Cleared
25 450 (14.13%) Finance
26 409 (12.85%) Windows Server 2008
27 402 (12.63%) MPLS
28 387 (12.15%) Citrix
29 378 (11.87%) Load Balancing
30 342 (10.74%) Cisco Nexus

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 293 (9.20%) MS Exchange
2 187 (5.87%) IIS
3 142 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 126 (3.96%) Apache
5 120 (3.77%) SharePoint
6 78 (2.45%) Lync
7 69 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 62 (1.95%) Tomcat
9 56 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
10 44 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 39 (1.22%) WebSphere
12 33 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
13 31 (0.97%) nginx
14 29 (0.91%) Confluence
14 29 (0.91%) WebLogic
15 25 (0.79%) OpenStack
16 24 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
17 20 (0.63%) IBM Notes
18 18 (0.57%) MediaWiki
19 14 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 173 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 140 (4.40%) MS Office
3 60 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.60%) MS Project
5 14 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.031%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 18 (0.57%) RMDS
2 12 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.25%) ION MarketView
3 8 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.094%) assyst
6 2 (0.063%) Summit
6 2 (0.063%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.063%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.063%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.031%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.031%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.031%) Tridion
7 1 (0.031%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.031%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 81 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (1.35%) Office 365
3 40 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (1.04%) PaaS
5 32 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
5 32 (1.01%) IaaS
6 30 (0.94%) SaaS
7 23 (0.72%) Amazon S3
8 20 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
9 14 (0.44%) Heroku
9 14 (0.44%) Engine Yard
10 12 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.31%) CloudFront
12 6 (0.19%) Route 53
13 5 (0.16%) ElastiCache
13 5 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.063%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.063%) Google Apps
15 1 (0.031%) Amazon EMR
15 1 (0.031%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 838 (26.32%) WAN
2 805 (25.28%) LAN
3 699 (21.95%) VPN
4 644 (20.23%) Cisco ASA
5 567 (17.81%) DNS
6 554 (17.40%) Network Security
7 499 (15.67%) BGP
8 487 (15.30%) TCP/IP
9 481 (15.11%) OSPF
10 402 (12.63%) MPLS
11 342 (10.74%) Cisco Nexus
12 324 (10.18%) SAN
13 300 (9.42%) DHCP
14 294 (9.23%) Wireless
15 278 (8.73%) VLAN
16 241 (7.57%) VoIP
17 240 (7.54%) Internet
18 225 (7.07%) SSL
19 203 (6.38%) EIGRP
20 199 (6.25%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 79 (2.48%) MySQL
3 59 (1.85%) NoSQL
4 51 (1.60%) Oracle Database
5 48 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 41 (1.29%) MongoDB
7 40 (1.26%) Relational Database
8 39 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
9 31 (0.97%) DB2
10 26 (0.82%) RDBMS
11 22 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
11 22 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
12 18 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
14 14 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
17 6 (0.19%) Data Mining
17 6 (0.19%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 98 (3.08%) Jenkins
2 63 (1.98%) Subversion
3 61 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 42 (1.32%) TeamCity
5 40 (1.26%) Hudson
6 38 (1.19%) MSI
7 37 (1.16%) JIRA
8 30 (0.94%) Maven
9 17 (0.53%) JUnit
10 13 (0.41%) Gradle
11 11 (0.35%) StarTeam
11 11 (0.35%) Mercurial
11 11 (0.35%) Ant
12 10 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 10 (0.31%) Selenium
12 10 (0.31%) JMeter
13 9 (0.28%) Eclipse
13 9 (0.28%) MSBuild
13 9 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
14 8 (0.25%) Gerrit
General
1 450 (14.13%) Finance
2 285 (8.95%) Telecoms
3 186 (5.84%) Banking
4 69 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 50 (1.57%) Retail
6 43 (1.35%) Games
7 30 (0.94%) Legal
8 25 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 25 (0.79%) Financial Institution
8 25 (0.79%) Back Office
9 24 (0.75%) Law
10 22 (0.69%) Local Government
11 16 (0.50%) Marketing
12 15 (0.47%) Military
13 13 (0.41%) Electronics
13 13 (0.41%) Front Office
14 12 (0.38%) Multimedia
15 10 (0.31%) Advertising
16 6 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 816 (25.63%) Network Engineer
2 341 (10.71%) Analyst
3 313 (9.83%) Architect
4 262 (8.23%) Consultant
5 217 (6.82%) Security Engineer
6 183 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 170 (5.34%) Support Engineer
8 135 (4.24%) Network Security Engineer
9 119 (3.74%) Network Support
10 106 (3.33%) Network Analyst
10 106 (3.33%) Security Analyst
11 105 (3.30%) Network Consultant
12 97 (3.05%) 3rd Line Support
13 94 (2.95%) Senior Network Engineer
14 91 (2.86%) Project Manager
15 87 (2.73%) DevOps Engineer
16 83 (2.61%) Security Consultant
16 83 (2.61%) Network Specialist
17 80 (2.51%) Cisco Engineer
18 79 (2.48%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (2.98%) Web Services
2 79 (2.48%) .NET
3 78 (2.45%) Middleware
4 42 (1.32%) XML
5 34 (1.07%) CSS
6 32 (1.01%) LAMP
6 32 (1.01%) Rendezvous
7 31 (0.97%) HTML
8 28 (0.88%) JSON
9 25 (0.79%) J2EE
10 23 (0.72%) Regular Expression
11 21 (0.66%) REST
12 19 (0.60%) MCollective
13 17 (0.53%) FIX Protocol
14 16 (0.50%) MSMQ
15 15 (0.47%) Application Packaging
15 15 (0.47%) HTML5
16 14 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
16 14 (0.44%) ActiveMQ
16 14 (0.44%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 169 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
2 131 (4.11%) Clustering
3 97 (3.05%) PKI
4 91 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 64 (2.01%) Thin Client
5 64 (2.01%) Fat Client
6 60 (1.88%) Blackberry
7 54 (1.70%) Replication
7 54 (1.70%) Computer Science
8 42 (1.32%) Open Source
9 33 (1.04%) NHS
10 31 (0.97%) Device Driver
11 24 (0.75%) SecurID
12 23 (0.72%) Fixed Income
13 22 (0.69%) User Experience
14 21 (0.66%) Visualisation
15 20 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
16 19 (0.60%) Wiki
17 18 (0.57%) Client/Server
17 18 (0.57%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 1112 (34.92%) Windows
2 601 (18.88%) Linux
3 409 (12.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 334 (10.49%) UNIX
5 268 (8.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 218 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 158 (4.96%) Windows 7
8 124 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 123 (3.86%) Solaris
10 112 (3.52%) CentOS
11 74 (2.32%) Windows XP
12 64 (2.01%) Ubuntu
13 59 (1.85%) Windows 8
14 37 (1.16%) Windows Vista
15 35 (1.10%) AIX
16 23 (0.72%) SUSE
17 20 (0.63%) Debian
17 20 (0.63%) Mac OS X
17 20 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
18 19 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 463 (14.54%) ITIL
2 378 (11.87%) Load Balancing
3 253 (7.95%) Migration
4 189 (5.94%) Network Design
5 177 (5.56%) Network Management
6 172 (5.40%) Project Management
7 162 (5.09%) Change Management
8 157 (4.93%) Information Security
9 150 (4.71%) Network Monitoring
10 147 (4.62%) Service Management
11 142 (4.46%) Kalman Filter
12 139 (4.37%) Service Delivery
13 129 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
14 127 (3.99%) DevOps
15 120 (3.77%) E-Commerce
16 116 (3.64%) Incident Management
17 111 (3.49%) Network Architecture
17 111 (3.49%) PRINCE2
18 98 (3.08%) Configuration Management
19 90 (2.83%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 316 (9.92%) SQL
2 142 (4.46%) Perl
3 129 (4.05%) Java
4 119 (3.74%) Python
5 112 (3.52%) PowerShell
6 107 (3.36%) Bash Shell
7 82 (2.58%) Shell Script
8 74 (2.32%) C
9 71 (2.23%) Ruby
10 49 (1.54%) PHP
11 41 (1.29%) C++
12 31 (0.97%) Korn
13 28 (0.88%) C#
13 28 (0.88%) VBScript
14 24 (0.75%) JavaScript
15 21 (0.66%) VB
16 17 (0.53%) VB.NET
17 12 (0.38%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.19%) AWK
18 6 (0.19%) R
Qualifications
1 1004 (31.53%) Cisco Certification
2 629 (19.76%) CCNP
3 484 (15.20%) CCNA
4 453 (14.23%) Security Cleared
5 310 (9.74%) SC Cleared
6 212 (6.66%) CCIE
7 191 (6.00%) CISSP
8 163 (5.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 138 (4.33%) DV Cleared
10 129 (4.05%) MCSE
11 127 (3.99%) Degree
12 121 (3.80%) CCSE
13 64 (2.01%) CCSA
14 51 (1.60%) CCDP
15 50 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 48 (1.51%) MCITP
17 45 (1.41%) VCP4
18 43 (1.35%) CCSP
19 39 (1.22%) CISM
20 37 (1.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (3.96%) SLA
2 82 (2.58%) PCI DSS
3 74 (2.32%) QA
4 66 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (0.50%) JSP 440
7 10 (0.31%) COBIT
8 8 (0.25%) GPG13
9 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 6 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.13%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.063%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.031%) BS7799
12 1 (0.031%) PMBOK
System Software
1 563 (17.68%) Active Directory
2 460 (14.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (5.28%) Hyper-V
4 157 (4.93%) vSphere
5 83 (2.61%) VMware ESX
6 80 (2.51%) XenApp
7 68 (2.14%) XenServer
7 68 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
8 63 (1.98%) ProxySG
9 43 (1.35%) Terminal Services
10 37 (1.16%) Firmware
11 36 (1.13%) Forefront TMG
12 34 (1.07%) Xen
13 30 (0.94%) XenDesktop
14 28 (0.88%) Samba
15 26 (0.82%) Snort
16 24 (0.75%) Postfix
17 21 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
17 21 (0.66%) ISA Server
18 19 (0.60%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 122 (3.83%) Puppet
2 115 (3.61%) SCCM
3 87 (2.73%) FortiGate
4 58 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
5 45 (1.41%) CA Spectrum
6 44 (1.38%) NetBackup
6 44 (1.38%) Backup Exec
6 44 (1.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 41 (1.29%) Salt
8 37 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
9 32 (1.01%) Nagios
10 30 (0.94%) SCOM
11 29 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
12 28 (0.88%) WSUS
13 25 (0.79%) Nessus
13 25 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
14 24 (0.75%) OPNET
15 23 (0.72%) Ansible
16 21 (0.66%) ZABBIX
17 20 (0.63%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 1845 (57.95%) Cisco
2 880 (27.64%) CheckPoint
3 774 (24.31%) VMware
4 604 (18.97%) F5
5 600 (18.84%) Microsoft
6 592 (18.59%) Juniper
7 387 (12.15%) Citrix
8 336 (10.55%) HP
9 311 (9.77%) Blue Coat
10 240 (7.54%) Oracle
11 190 (5.97%) Red Hat
12 171 (5.37%) McAfee
13 169 (5.31%) SolarWinds
14 140 (4.40%) Fortinet
15 99 (3.11%) Nokia
16 95 (2.98%) IBM
17 91 (2.86%) NetApp
18 81 (2.54%) Symantec
19 76 (2.39%) CA
20 74 (2.32%) Riverbed
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £467.50 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
2Source Talent
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sanderson
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 - £390 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £120 to £160 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £00.00 - £1 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago