The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 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 Essex 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 27 37 34
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 29 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 5.88% 4.07% 2.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.52% 19.59% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £413 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +33.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £104 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.65 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
84 97 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 17.04% 20.77% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 38 47
Average daily rate £300 £413 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +12.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £169 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £29.66 £29.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Firewall
East of England

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 July 2014.

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 July 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
Colchester -7 6 £389 -5.75%
Brentwood +2 5 £165 -49.23% 1
Chelmsford 0 1 £400 +321.05%
Epping - - - -
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 29 (50.88%) Cisco
2 27 (47.37%) Windows
3 20 (35.09%) VMware
4 18 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (29.82%) DHCP
5 17 (29.82%) Finance
6 16 (28.07%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (26.32%) Linux
8 14 (24.56%) CheckPoint
8 14 (24.56%) Information Security
9 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
9 13 (22.81%) Citrix
9 13 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (21.05%) ITIL
11 11 (19.30%) CCNP
12 10 (17.54%) .NET
12 10 (17.54%) VPN
12 10 (17.54%) DNS
12 10 (17.54%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (17.54%) Network Security
13 9 (15.79%) BGP
13 9 (15.79%) NAS
13 9 (15.79%) F5
14 8 (14.04%) LAN
14 8 (14.04%) WAN
14 8 (14.04%) HTTP
14 8 (14.04%) Active Directory
14 8 (14.04%) SAN
14 8 (14.04%) OSPF
14 8 (14.04%) Wireless

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 (10.53%) Apache
2 4 (7.02%) Tomcat
2 4 (7.02%) WebLogic
2 4 (7.02%) IIS
2 4 (7.02%) GlassFish
3 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.26%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.51%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.75%) SAS
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Project
1 2 (3.51%) MS Office
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.75%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
2 17 (29.82%) DHCP
3 10 (17.54%) VPN
3 10 (17.54%) DNS
3 10 (17.54%) Cisco IOS
3 10 (17.54%) Network Security
4 9 (15.79%) NAS
4 9 (15.79%) BGP
5 8 (14.04%) Wireless
5 8 (14.04%) HTTP
5 8 (14.04%) SAN
5 8 (14.04%) WAN
5 8 (14.04%) LAN
5 8 (14.04%) OSPF
6 7 (12.28%) Broadband
6 7 (12.28%) FTP
6 7 (12.28%) Telnet
7 5 (8.77%) NetScreen
7 5 (8.77%) IP Telephony
7 5 (8.77%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.51%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) JUnit
1 7 (12.28%) Selenium
1 7 (12.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (10.53%) Redmine
2 6 (10.53%) Trac
2 6 (10.53%) Bugzilla
2 6 (10.53%) JIRA
3 4 (7.02%) VisualVM
4 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.75%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 17 (29.82%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Billing
3 1 (1.75%) Local Government
3 1 (1.75%) Legal
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) Network Engineer
2 11 (19.30%) Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) Security Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Test Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Consultant
4 7 (12.28%) Network Specialist
5 5 (8.77%) Security Specialist
5 5 (8.77%) Network Security Specialist
5 5 (8.77%) Security Consultant
6 4 (7.02%) Administrator
6 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Network Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) IT Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.26%) IT Security Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) IT Security Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) SOAP
3 2 (3.51%) Web Services
3 2 (3.51%) XML
3 2 (3.51%) REST
3 2 (3.51%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.51%) HTML
4 1 (1.75%) COM+
4 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Firmware
1 7 (12.28%) Thin Client
1 7 (12.28%) Fat Client
2 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.02%) EqualLogic
4 2 (3.51%) Visualisation
4 2 (3.51%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.51%) PKI
5 1 (1.75%) DataPower
5 1 (1.75%) STB
5 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 27 (47.37%) Windows
2 15 (26.32%) Linux
3 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.26%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.51%) UNIX
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.75%) AIX
6 1 (1.75%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) Information Security
2 12 (21.05%) ITIL
3 8 (14.04%) Vulnerability Management
4 7 (12.28%) Use Case
5 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
6 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2
6 4 (7.02%) Project Management
6 4 (7.02%) Migration
6 4 (7.02%) Incident Management
6 4 (7.02%) Software Deployment
6 4 (7.02%) Information Governance
6 4 (7.02%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (5.26%) Risk Management
8 2 (3.51%) TOGAF
8 2 (3.51%) Scrum
8 2 (3.51%) Data Analysis
8 2 (3.51%) Performance Testing
8 2 (3.51%) Security Testing
8 2 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) PowerShell
1 8 (14.04%) Bash Shell
2 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
2 6 (10.53%) Perl
2 6 (10.53%) PHP
2 6 (10.53%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) VB.NET
2 6 (10.53%) Ruby
3 2 (3.51%) Java
4 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (28.07%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (19.30%) CCNP
3 7 (12.28%) CCNA
4 5 (8.77%) CCSE
5 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.26%) MCSE
6 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (5.26%) CISSP
7 2 (3.51%) CCIE
7 2 (3.51%) CCDP
7 2 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (3.51%) SSCP
7 2 (3.51%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (3.51%) GIAC
7 2 (3.51%) CCVP
7 2 (3.51%) GSEC
8 1 (1.75%) MCITP
8 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.02%) COBIT
3 2 (3.51%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.75%) QA
4 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (14.04%) Active Directory
3 4 (7.02%) ISA Server
4 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.51%) Xen
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Opsview
2 3 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (3.51%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.75%) ZENworks
4 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.75%) SCCM
4 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 29 (50.88%) Cisco
2 20 (35.09%) VMware
3 14 (24.56%) CheckPoint
4 13 (22.81%) Citrix
4 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
5 9 (15.79%) F5
6 6 (10.53%) HP
7 5 (8.77%) Dell
7 5 (8.77%) Infoblox
7 5 (8.77%) Imperva
7 5 (8.77%) Blue Coat
8 4 (7.02%) Qualys
8 4 (7.02%) Splunk
8 4 (7.02%) ScanSafe
8 4 (7.02%) JBoss
8 4 (7.02%) Juniper
8 4 (7.02%) webMethods
9 3 (5.26%) Oracle
9 3 (5.26%) EMC
9 3 (5.26%) Zeacom