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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 40 42 30
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 18 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.99% 3.92% 4.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.98% 20.65% 23.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 9
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£400 £344 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £165 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £413 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £48.75 - £27.65
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 - £27.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 - £27.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-4.33% +3.44%
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 92 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 17.61% 18.97% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 55 30
Average daily rate £388 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £165 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £459 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 11
Average hourly rate £29.75 £26.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.21% +67.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £112.25 £31.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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
Brentwood -5 4 - -
Harlow -3 1 - -
Chelmsford -13 1 £550 +37.50%
Colchester - 1 £400 - 2
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 21 (47.73%) Cisco
2 16 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 15 (34.09%) Windows
4 13 (29.55%) Citrix
5 12 (27.27%) ITIL
5 12 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (25.00%) VMware
7 9 (20.45%) Finance
7 9 (20.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (20.45%) SQL
8 8 (18.18%) WAN
8 8 (18.18%) CCNP
8 8 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (18.18%) Wireless
8 8 (18.18%) VLAN
9 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (15.91%) XenApp
9 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (15.91%) DNS
9 7 (15.91%) DHCP
9 7 (15.91%) LAN
9 7 (15.91%) Linux
10 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
10 6 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (13.64%) Network Security
11 5 (11.36%) PowerShell
11 5 (11.36%) SolarWinds
11 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.36%) IIS
3 3 (6.82%) Lync
4 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.27%) Apache
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (18.18%) WAN
2 8 (18.18%) Wireless
2 8 (18.18%) VLAN
3 7 (15.91%) DHCP
3 7 (15.91%) LAN
3 7 (15.91%) DNS
4 6 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (13.64%) Network Security
5 5 (11.36%) OSPF
5 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
6 4 (9.09%) Internet
7 3 (6.82%) SAN
7 3 (6.82%) BGP
7 3 (6.82%) Telnet
7 3 (6.82%) NetScreen
7 3 (6.82%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (6.82%) FTP
7 3 (6.82%) HTTP
7 3 (6.82%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) JIRA
2 3 (6.82%) MSI
2 3 (6.82%) Redmine
2 3 (6.82%) Trac
3 2 (4.55%) Bugzilla
3 2 (4.55%) JUnit
3 2 (4.55%) Selenium
3 2 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.27%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Applications Packager
2 6 (13.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Support Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Consultant
4 4 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Network Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Applications Support
6 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.55%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) .NET
1 2 (4.55%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.27%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.27%) CGI
2 1 (2.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Clustering
1 2 (4.55%) NHS
1 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) PKI
2 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.27%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.09%) Windows
2 7 (15.91%) Linux
2 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.82%) Windows 8
5 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.27%) Solaris
6 1 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (6.82%) Migration
2 3 (6.82%) Load Balancing
2 3 (6.82%) Software Delivery
3 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (4.55%) Project Planning
3 2 (4.55%) Use Case
3 2 (4.55%) Data Protection
3 2 (4.55%) Security Management
3 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
3 2 (4.55%) Service Management
4 1 (2.27%) Change Management
4 1 (2.27%) Risk Management
4 1 (2.27%) Information Security
4 1 (2.27%) Change Control
4 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (2.27%) Cyber Security
4 1 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (2.27%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.82%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.82%) Perl
4 2 (4.55%) PHP
4 2 (4.55%) Ruby
4 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.27%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.27%) AWK
5 1 (2.27%) Korn
5 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) CCNP
1 8 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.09%) CCNA
2 4 (9.09%) MCSE
3 3 (6.82%) CCSP
3 3 (6.82%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (6.82%) MCITP
3 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.45%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (15.91%) XenApp
4 3 (6.82%) Terminal Server
5 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.55%) Firmware
6 1 (2.27%) Docker
6 1 (2.27%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) SCCM
1 4 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (2.27%) Puppet
2 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.27%) Mesos
Vendors
1 21 (47.73%) Cisco
2 16 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 13 (29.55%) Citrix
4 11 (25.00%) VMware
5 5 (11.36%) SolarWinds
6 4 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 4 (9.09%) Juniper
6 4 (9.09%) Aerohive Networks
7 3 (6.82%) Barracuda Networks
7 3 (6.82%) NetApp
7 3 (6.82%) IBM
7 3 (6.82%) Websense
8 2 (4.55%) Clearswift
8 2 (4.55%) Aruba
8 2 (4.55%) F5
8 2 (4.55%) Mitel
8 2 (4.55%) Avaya
9 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.27%) HP
9 1 (2.27%) Dell
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