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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 72 81 65
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -16
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1283 926 1449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.50% 2.15% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.28% 14.15% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 500 754
Average daily rate £375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 79 98
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.17 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -20.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £16.00 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.43% -30.83%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6654 6543 8532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.96% 15.18% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3569 3350 4094
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 529 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +41 528 £400 - 200
South East +6 345 £350 +7.69% 123
South West +12 104 £375 +15.38% 36
East of England 0 90 £300 +17.64% 33
North West +26 86 £319 +6.25% 38
West Midlands -20 48 £350 +12.00% 23
Yorkshire -38 45 £388 +19.23% 36
North East -23 14 £273 -0.90% 5
East Midlands -28 14 £250 -23.07% 17
Midlands -1 1 £275 -
Firewall
UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1194 (51.76%) Cisco
2 899 (38.97%) Windows
3 606 (26.27%) Cisco Certification
4 597 (25.88%) CheckPoint
5 561 (24.32%) WAN
6 554 (24.01%) Microsoft
7 538 (23.32%) VMware
8 516 (22.37%) LAN
9 489 (21.20%) VPN
10 469 (20.33%) Active Directory
11 460 (19.94%) Linux
12 421 (18.25%) DNS
13 408 (17.69%) Juniper
14 396 (17.17%) CCNP
15 391 (16.95%) TCP/IP
16 390 (16.91%) Network Security
17 355 (15.39%) Windows Server 2008
18 347 (15.04%) Cisco ASA
19 343 (14.87%) VMware Infrastructure
19 343 (14.87%) ITIL
20 331 (14.35%) Finance
21 326 (14.13%) MS Exchange
22 308 (13.35%) HP
23 298 (12.92%) Citrix
24 295 (12.79%) F5
25 287 (12.44%) UNIX
26 281 (12.18%) SQL
27 270 (11.70%) Security Cleared
28 264 (11.44%) CCNA
29 259 (11.23%) Windows Server 2003

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 326 (14.13%) MS Exchange
2 175 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 142 (6.16%) IIS
4 136 (5.90%) SharePoint
5 100 (4.33%) Apache
6 93 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 84 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 63 (2.73%) Tomcat
9 48 (2.08%) WebSphere
10 45 (1.95%) Lync
10 45 (1.95%) WebLogic
11 44 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
12 36 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 27 (1.17%) nginx
14 18 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
14 18 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
15 14 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
16 12 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
17 11 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
18 10 (0.43%) Confluence
Applications
1 149 (6.46%) MS Excel
2 86 (3.73%) MS Office
3 18 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.30%) MS Project
5 5 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.087%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.043%) SPSS
8 1 (0.043%) CATIA
8 1 (0.043%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 12 (0.52%) RMDS
2 9 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.087%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.087%) assyst
4 2 (0.087%) Tridion
4 2 (0.087%) 3000 Xtra
4 2 (0.087%) Eikon
5 1 (0.043%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.043%) Agresso
5 1 (0.043%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.043%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.043%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.043%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.043%) Summit
5 1 (0.043%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.043%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 38 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
3 23 (1.00%) Amazon S3
4 22 (0.95%) Route 53
5 21 (0.91%) Amazon ELB
6 20 (0.87%) Office 365
7 18 (0.78%) PaaS
8 16 (0.69%) SaaS
9 12 (0.52%) IaaS
10 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.22%) Joyent
13 3 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
14 1 (0.043%) GitHub
14 1 (0.043%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 561 (24.32%) WAN
2 516 (22.37%) LAN
3 489 (21.20%) VPN
4 421 (18.25%) DNS
5 391 (16.95%) TCP/IP
6 390 (16.91%) Network Security
7 347 (15.04%) Cisco ASA
8 255 (11.05%) MPLS
9 247 (10.71%) SAN
10 240 (10.40%) DHCP
10 240 (10.40%) BGP
11 230 (9.97%) OSPF
12 212 (9.19%) VoIP
12 212 (9.19%) Wireless
13 170 (7.37%) Cisco Nexus
14 168 (7.28%) Internet
15 158 (6.85%) VLAN
16 130 (5.64%) SSL
17 115 (4.98%) Cisco PIX
18 114 (4.94%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 73 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (2.12%) Oracle Database
4 48 (2.08%) MySQL
5 46 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 23 (1.00%) DB2
7 21 (0.91%) Relational Database
8 18 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (0.48%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.39%) Big Data
12 9 (0.39%) Oracle Exadata
12 9 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.30%) Hadoop
15 6 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 5 (0.22%) NoSQL
16 5 (0.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 54 (2.34%) Jenkins
2 30 (1.30%) Maven
2 30 (1.30%) Hudson
3 23 (1.00%) JIRA
4 18 (0.78%) Git (software)
5 17 (0.74%) JUnit
6 15 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 10 (0.43%) Selenium
8 10 (0.43%) InstallShield
8 10 (0.43%) ClearCase
9 7 (0.30%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.30%) Subversion
9 7 (0.30%) FitNesse
10 4 (0.17%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.17%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.17%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.17%) Mercurial
10 4 (0.17%) Apache Continuum
11 3 (0.13%) Trac
General
1 331 (14.35%) Finance
2 171 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 164 (7.11%) Banking
4 42 (1.82%) Financial Institution
5 40 (1.73%) Investment Banking
6 31 (1.34%) Legal
7 25 (1.08%) Retail
7 25 (1.08%) Back Office
8 22 (0.95%) French Language
9 19 (0.82%) Advertising
10 17 (0.74%) Law
11 16 (0.69%) German Language
11 16 (0.69%) Marketing
12 14 (0.61%) Front Office
13 11 (0.48%) Dutch Language
14 10 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.39%) Military
15 9 (0.39%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.35%) Italian Language
16 8 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 463 (20.07%) Network Engineer
2 273 (11.83%) Architect
3 248 (10.75%) Analyst
4 197 (8.54%) Security Engineer
5 179 (7.76%) Support Engineer
6 173 (7.50%) Consultant
7 126 (5.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 121 (5.24%) Network Security Engineer
9 116 (5.03%) Administrator
10 93 (4.03%) Cisco Engineer
11 76 (3.29%) Network Architect
12 74 (3.21%) Network Support
13 72 (3.12%) Security Analyst
14 71 (3.08%) Infrastructure Architect
15 67 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support
16 61 (2.64%) Project Manager
16 61 (2.64%) Firewall Engineer
17 57 (2.47%) Network Consultant
17 57 (2.47%) Support Analyst
18 56 (2.43%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (3.68%) .NET
2 53 (2.30%) Web Services
3 52 (2.25%) XML
4 47 (2.04%) Middleware
5 41 (1.78%) HTML
6 39 (1.69%) CSS
7 31 (1.34%) Rendezvous
8 29 (1.26%) J2EE
9 19 (0.82%) Application Packaging
10 18 (0.78%) JSON
10 18 (0.78%) LAMP
11 16 (0.69%) XMPP
11 16 (0.69%) REST
12 13 (0.56%) SOAP
13 12 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
13 12 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
14 11 (0.48%) WCF
15 9 (0.39%) SAML
15 9 (0.39%) .NET Framework
16 8 (0.35%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 68 (2.95%) Clustering
2 63 (2.73%) Management Information System
3 58 (2.51%) PKI
4 56 (2.43%) Blackberry
5 52 (2.25%) Replication
6 47 (2.04%) Thin Client
6 47 (2.04%) Fat Client
7 42 (1.82%) Open Source
8 36 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 33 (1.43%) Fixed Income
10 30 (1.30%) Cryptography
11 29 (1.26%) Computer Science
12 23 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
13 20 (0.87%) CESG
13 20 (0.87%) NHS
13 20 (0.87%) Mainframe
14 18 (0.78%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.78%) Mobile App
15 14 (0.61%) Statistics
16 13 (0.56%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 899 (38.97%) Windows
2 460 (19.94%) Linux
3 355 (15.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 287 (12.44%) UNIX
5 259 (11.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 171 (7.41%) Windows 7
7 123 (5.33%) Solaris
8 116 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 97 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 78 (3.38%) Windows XP
11 52 (2.25%) AIX
12 39 (1.69%) CentOS
13 27 (1.17%) VMS
14 25 (1.08%) Ubuntu
15 24 (1.04%) Android
15 24 (1.04%) Windows 8
16 22 (0.95%) Apple iOS
17 16 (0.69%) Mac OS X
18 14 (0.61%) Windows 2000
19 13 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (14.87%) ITIL
2 179 (7.76%) Load Balancing
3 162 (7.02%) Project Management
4 154 (6.68%) Migration
5 140 (6.07%) Network Design
6 113 (4.90%) Change Management
7 109 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
8 102 (4.42%) Information Security
9 99 (4.29%) Network Management
10 88 (3.81%) PRINCE2
11 81 (3.51%) SIEM
12 80 (3.47%) Configuration Management
13 72 (3.12%) Service Management
14 69 (2.99%) E-Commerce
15 66 (2.86%) Service Delivery
16 64 (2.77%) TOGAF
17 62 (2.69%) Change Control
18 61 (2.64%) Incident Management
19 60 (2.60%) Problem Management
20 56 (2.43%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 281 (12.18%) SQL
2 121 (5.24%) Java
3 116 (5.03%) Perl
4 95 (4.12%) PowerShell
5 65 (2.82%) Python
5 65 (2.82%) C
6 39 (1.69%) Shell Script
7 35 (1.52%) Ruby
8 30 (1.30%) PHP
8 30 (1.30%) Bash Shell
9 28 (1.21%) VB
10 26 (1.13%) JavaScript
11 19 (0.82%) VBScript
12 17 (0.74%) C++
13 11 (0.48%) Objective-C
14 10 (0.43%) C#
15 9 (0.39%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.39%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.35%) Korn
17 4 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 606 (26.27%) Cisco Certification
2 396 (17.17%) CCNP
3 270 (11.70%) Security Cleared
4 264 (11.44%) CCNA
5 204 (8.84%) SC Cleared
6 133 (5.77%) CCIE
7 120 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 99 (4.29%) Degree
9 94 (4.07%) CISSP
10 87 (3.77%) MCSE
11 53 (2.30%) CCSE
12 51 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
12 51 (2.21%) MCITP
13 46 (1.99%) DV Cleared
14 45 (1.95%) CCDP
15 44 (1.91%) CISM
16 39 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 38 (1.65%) CCSP
18 35 (1.52%) MCSA
19 33 (1.43%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (2.82%) SLA
2 49 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (2.08%) QA
4 42 (1.82%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.35%) COBIT
7 6 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.22%) BS7799
8 5 (0.22%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.17%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.13%) GxP
11 2 (0.087%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.043%) GPG13
12 1 (0.043%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.043%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.043%) TickIT
System Software
1 469 (20.33%) Active Directory
2 343 (14.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (5.11%) Hyper-V
4 95 (4.12%) XenApp
5 91 (3.94%) vSphere
6 70 (3.03%) VMware ESX
7 49 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (1.65%) ISA Server
9 33 (1.43%) Forefront TMG
10 32 (1.39%) ProxySG
11 31 (1.34%) XenServer
11 31 (1.34%) XenDesktop
12 27 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 26 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
14 24 (1.04%) Terminal Services
14 24 (1.04%) Xen
15 22 (0.95%) UAG
16 19 (0.82%) Squid
17 18 (0.78%) NFS
18 15 (0.65%) KVM
Systems Management
1 111 (4.81%) SCCM
2 70 (3.03%) Puppet
3 57 (2.47%) Backup Exec
4 50 (2.17%) NetBackup
5 43 (1.86%) Cisco CUCM
6 38 (1.65%) SCOM
7 34 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
8 33 (1.43%) Tivoli
9 28 (1.21%) FortiGate
10 27 (1.17%) WSUS
11 26 (1.13%) Cisco UCCX
12 24 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 23 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
13 23 (1.00%) CiscoWorks
14 21 (0.91%) Vagrant
15 20 (0.87%) HP SIM
16 15 (0.65%) Cisco UCCE
17 13 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
18 12 (0.52%) BladeLogic
18 12 (0.52%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1194 (51.76%) Cisco
2 597 (25.88%) CheckPoint
3 554 (24.01%) Microsoft
4 538 (23.32%) VMware
5 408 (17.69%) Juniper
6 308 (13.35%) HP
7 298 (12.92%) Citrix
8 295 (12.79%) F5
9 185 (8.02%) Oracle
10 181 (7.85%) Blue Coat
11 152 (6.59%) Red Hat
12 119 (5.16%) McAfee
13 106 (4.59%) IBM
14 97 (4.20%) NetApp
15 89 (3.86%) Symantec
16 80 (3.47%) EMC
17 79 (3.42%) SolarWinds
18 60 (2.60%) Avaya
19 58 (2.51%) Sun
20 56 (2.43%) Dell
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £750 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Acumin
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Enfield, Middlesex
Spencer Rose
Rate: £500 per day dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Pension and Other Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £120 to £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Jumar
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
s-com
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Digitek Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago