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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 30 31 33
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 22 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 4.48% 4.55% 3.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.40% 21.88% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 13
Average daily rate
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£344 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £100 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.65 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.99% -7.22%
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
94 96 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 19.14% 20.78% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 36 53
Average daily rate £338 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £145 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 6
Average hourly rate £26.75 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.78% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £112.25 £32.14 £29.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 August 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 August 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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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 - 7 £165 -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 - - 1
Chelmsford -2 1 £400 +321.05%
Harlow - 1 £350 -
Loughton - - - -
Epping - - - -
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Basildon - - - - 1
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 27 (50.94%) Windows
2 26 (49.06%) Cisco
3 20 (37.74%) DHCP
4 18 (33.96%) Linux
5 16 (30.19%) VMware
5 16 (30.19%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (26.42%) Finance
6 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
6 14 (26.42%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (22.64%) Broadband
7 12 (22.64%) CheckPoint
8 11 (20.75%) Wireless
8 11 (20.75%) DNS
8 11 (20.75%) Citrix
8 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
8 11 (20.75%) .NET
9 10 (18.87%) HTTP
9 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (18.87%) PowerShell
9 10 (18.87%) Bash Shell
10 9 (16.98%) F5
10 9 (16.98%) NAS
10 9 (16.98%) Selenium
10 9 (16.98%) Network Security
10 9 (16.98%) FTP
10 9 (16.98%) VPN
10 9 (16.98%) CCNP
10 9 (16.98%) Information Security
10 9 (16.98%) Telnet
10 9 (16.98%) Firmware

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (11.32%) MS Exchange
1 6 (11.32%) Apache
2 4 (7.55%) WebLogic
2 4 (7.55%) IIS
2 4 (7.55%) Tomcat
2 4 (7.55%) GlassFish
3 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.89%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) MS Office
2 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) SaaS
2 1 (1.89%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (37.74%) DHCP
2 16 (30.19%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (22.64%) Broadband
4 11 (20.75%) Wireless
4 11 (20.75%) DNS
5 10 (18.87%) HTTP
6 9 (16.98%) NAS
6 9 (16.98%) Network Security
6 9 (16.98%) FTP
6 9 (16.98%) VPN
6 9 (16.98%) Telnet
7 8 (15.09%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (13.21%) LAN
8 7 (13.21%) WAN
8 7 (13.21%) BGP
9 6 (11.32%) OSPF
9 6 (11.32%) SAN
10 5 (9.43%) DMVPN
10 5 (9.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (9.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (16.98%) Selenium
2 7 (13.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (13.21%) JUnit
3 6 (11.32%) Bugzilla
3 6 (11.32%) JIRA
3 6 (11.32%) Redmine
3 6 (11.32%) Trac
4 4 (7.55%) VisualVM
General
1 14 (26.42%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Billing
3 1 (1.89%) Local Government
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (22.64%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Test Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Consultant
5 5 (9.43%) Security Specialist
5 5 (9.43%) Network Specialist
5 5 (9.43%) Network Security Specialist
5 5 (9.43%) Security Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Security Consultant
6 4 (7.55%) Administrator
7 3 (5.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Network Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) IT Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) .NET
2 2 (3.77%) SOAP
2 2 (3.77%) XML
2 2 (3.77%) HTML
3 1 (1.89%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Firmware
2 5 (9.43%) Fat Client
2 5 (9.43%) Thin Client
3 4 (7.55%) EqualLogic
4 3 (5.66%) STB
5 2 (3.77%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.77%) PKI
5 2 (3.77%) iPhone
5 2 (3.77%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.89%) DataPower
6 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.89%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 27 (50.94%) Windows
2 18 (33.96%) Linux
3 6 (11.32%) Windows XP
4 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.55%) Windows 8
5 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.77%) UNIX
6 2 (3.77%) AIX
6 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.89%) HPUX
7 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.98%) Information Security
2 8 (15.09%) ITIL
3 7 (13.21%) Use Case
4 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce
4 5 (9.43%) Migration
5 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
5 4 (7.55%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (7.55%) Software Deployment
6 3 (5.66%) Information Governance
6 3 (5.66%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (5.66%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (5.66%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.77%) Project Management
7 2 (3.77%) Identity Management
7 2 (3.77%) Security Testing
7 2 (3.77%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.77%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (3.77%) SIEM
7 2 (3.77%) Network Management
7 2 (3.77%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.87%) PowerShell
1 10 (18.87%) Bash Shell
2 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
2 8 (15.09%) Perl
2 8 (15.09%) PHP
2 8 (15.09%) VB.NET
2 8 (15.09%) Ruby
3 6 (11.32%) SQL
4 2 (3.77%) Python
4 2 (3.77%) Java
5 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (26.42%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (16.98%) CCNP
3 7 (13.21%) CCNA
4 5 (9.43%) CCSE
5 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.66%) MCSE
6 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.77%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (3.77%) CCDP
7 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.89%) Degree
8 1 (1.89%) MCITP
8 1 (1.89%) MCP
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.89%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
2 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.66%) ISA Server
4 2 (3.77%) Xen
4 2 (3.77%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (1.89%) XenApp
5 1 (1.89%) MetaFrame
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Opsview
2 3 (5.66%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (5.66%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.77%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.77%) WSUS
4 1 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.89%) SCCM
4 1 (1.89%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 26 (49.06%) Cisco
2 16 (30.19%) VMware
3 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
4 12 (22.64%) CheckPoint
5 11 (20.75%) Citrix
6 9 (16.98%) F5
7 7 (13.21%) HP
8 5 (9.43%) Infoblox
8 5 (9.43%) Imperva
8 5 (9.43%) Blue Coat
8 5 (9.43%) Dell
9 4 (7.55%) webMethods
9 4 (7.55%) EMC
9 4 (7.55%) Oracle
9 4 (7.55%) JBoss
9 4 (7.55%) Splunk
10 3 (5.66%) Zeacom
10 3 (5.66%) ScanSafe
10 3 (5.66%) Qualys
10 3 (5.66%) Symantec