The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 30 28 34
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 25 30 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 4.71% 4.84% 3.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.58% 30.00% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 11
Average daily rate
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£250 £385 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.06% +13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £165 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+39.47% -3.18%
Firewall
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
106 100 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 19.96% 16.13% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 60 32
Average daily rate £325 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 18
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.37% -36.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Essex region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Essex region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Essex region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Essex region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Colchester +4 7 £280 -29.11%
Chelmsford -8 4 £233 -
Brentwood -1 3 £170 +3.03% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £208 -
Witham - 2 £325 -
Epping - 1 £185 -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 20 (66.67%) Cisco
2 11 (36.67%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (30.00%) VMware
3 9 (30.00%) CCNP
3 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (26.67%) ITIL
4 8 (26.67%) Windows
4 8 (26.67%) Wireless
4 8 (26.67%) VLAN
5 7 (23.33%) WAN
5 7 (23.33%) DHCP
5 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
6 6 (20.00%) Citrix
6 6 (20.00%) OSPF
6 6 (20.00%) LAN
6 6 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (20.00%) Network Security
6 6 (20.00%) SolarWinds
7 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (16.67%) DNS
7 5 (16.67%) Linux
7 5 (16.67%) BGP
8 4 (13.33%) Internet
8 4 (13.33%) Juniper
8 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
8 4 (13.33%) CCNA
8 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
8 4 (13.33%) F5
8 4 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 3 (10.00%) IIS
2 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.33%) Lync
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (36.67%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (26.67%) Wireless
2 8 (26.67%) VLAN
3 7 (23.33%) WAN
3 7 (23.33%) DHCP
4 6 (20.00%) OSPF
4 6 (20.00%) LAN
4 6 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (20.00%) Network Security
5 5 (16.67%) DNS
5 5 (16.67%) BGP
6 4 (13.33%) Internet
6 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 4 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (10.00%) Telnet
7 3 (10.00%) NetScreen
7 3 (10.00%) MPLS
7 3 (10.00%) VPN
7 3 (10.00%) FTP
7 3 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Redmine
1 3 (10.00%) Trac
1 3 (10.00%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) JUnit
2 2 (6.67%) Bugzilla
2 2 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Network Support
6 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.67%) Applications Packager
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Cyber Security Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) NHS
1 2 (6.67%) Thin Client
1 2 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.33%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL
2 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (6.67%) Use Case
2 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (3.33%) Cyber Security
3 1 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (3.33%) Data Privacy
3 1 (3.33%) Line Management
3 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (3.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (3.33%) SIEM
3 1 (3.33%) Change Control
3 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.33%) Information Security
3 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) Ruby
1 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (6.67%) Perl
2 2 (6.67%) PHP
2 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.33%) Go
3 1 (3.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (3.33%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) CCNP
1 9 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.33%) CCNA
3 2 (6.67%) CCSP
4 1 (3.33%) CCSE
4 1 (3.33%) CCDP
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) Firmware
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.67%) XenApp
4 1 (3.33%) DFS Replication
4 1 (3.33%) vSphere
4 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) CORE IMPACT
1 1 (3.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) Cisco
2 9 (30.00%) VMware
3 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (20.00%) Citrix
4 6 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 4 (13.33%) Juniper
5 4 (13.33%) CheckPoint
5 4 (13.33%) F5
5 4 (13.33%) Aerohive Networks
6 3 (10.00%) Barracuda Networks
6 3 (10.00%) Websense
6 3 (10.00%) NetApp
7 2 (6.67%) HP
7 2 (6.67%) Avaya
7 2 (6.67%) Mitel
7 2 (6.67%) Aruba
8 1 (3.33%) Zeacom
8 1 (3.33%) Rapid7
8 1 (3.33%) Infoblox
8 1 (3.33%) Imperva