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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 49 25 31
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 14 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.22% 5.80% 4.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.29% 31.82% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 14
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£400 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £165 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £413
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 £20.50 £21.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-2.38% -7.69%
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
124 88 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 19.68% 18.22% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 57 36
Average daily rate £388 £300 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 19
Average hourly rate £33.25 £16.00 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.81% -29.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £13.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £29.55 £27.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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
Colchester +1 1 £400 +2.56% 2
Harlow -3 1 - -
Brentwood -3 1 - -
Chelmsford -15 1 £550 +37.50%
Witham - 1 £325 -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 22 (53.66%) Cisco
2 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
2 14 (34.15%) Windows
3 13 (31.71%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (29.27%) Citrix
4 12 (29.27%) VMware
5 10 (24.39%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (24.39%) CCNP
5 10 (24.39%) ITIL
6 9 (21.95%) SQL
6 9 (21.95%) WAN
6 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
7 8 (19.51%) LAN
7 8 (19.51%) Linux
7 8 (19.51%) Wireless
7 8 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (19.51%) VLAN
8 7 (17.07%) Network Security
8 7 (17.07%) XenApp
8 7 (17.07%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (14.63%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (14.63%) DHCP
9 6 (14.63%) DNS
9 6 (14.63%) OSPF
9 6 (14.63%) SolarWinds
10 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (12.20%) CheckPoint
10 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 5 (12.20%) IIS
2 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.32%) Lync
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.44%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.44%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (31.71%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (21.95%) WAN
3 8 (19.51%) LAN
3 8 (19.51%) Wireless
3 8 (19.51%) VLAN
4 7 (17.07%) Network Security
5 6 (14.63%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (14.63%) OSPF
5 6 (14.63%) DHCP
5 6 (14.63%) DNS
6 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
6 5 (12.20%) BGP
7 4 (9.76%) Internet
7 4 (9.76%) NetScreen
7 4 (9.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (7.32%) Cisco PIX
8 3 (7.32%) MPLS
8 3 (7.32%) Telnet
8 3 (7.32%) SAN
8 3 (7.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) JIRA
2 3 (7.32%) Redmine
2 3 (7.32%) Trac
3 2 (4.88%) Bugzilla
3 2 (4.88%) JUnit
3 2 (4.88%) Selenium
3 2 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.44%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.44%) MSI
4 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Law
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Network Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Analyst
2 6 (14.63%) Applications Packager
2 6 (14.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Support Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Security Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Network Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Applications Support
6 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.88%) Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) .NET
1 2 (4.88%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.44%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.44%) CGI
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) NHS
1 2 (4.88%) Thin Client
1 2 (4.88%) Clustering
1 2 (4.88%) Fat Client
1 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.44%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.44%) PKI
2 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Windows
2 8 (19.51%) Linux
3 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) ITIL
2 3 (7.32%) Migration
2 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
2 3 (7.32%) Software Delivery
3 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (4.88%) Project Planning
3 2 (4.88%) Use Case
3 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
3 2 (4.88%) Service Management
4 1 (2.44%) Security Management
4 1 (2.44%) Risk Management
4 1 (2.44%) Information Security
4 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.44%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.44%) Data Protection
4 1 (2.44%) SIEM
4 1 (2.44%) Change Control
4 1 (2.44%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (2.44%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.88%) Ruby
3 2 (4.88%) Perl
3 2 (4.88%) PHP
3 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.44%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) CCNP
1 10 (24.39%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.76%) CCNA
3 3 (7.32%) CCSP
3 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) MCSE
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.44%) CCSE
5 1 (2.44%) MCITP
5 1 (2.44%) CCDP
5 1 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 8 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (17.07%) XenApp
3 7 (17.07%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (7.32%) Terminal Server
5 2 (4.88%) Firmware
5 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.44%) Docker
6 1 (2.44%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) SCCM
1 2 (4.88%) SCOM
2 1 (2.44%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (2.44%) Puppet
2 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.44%) Mesos
2 1 (2.44%) Nessus
Vendors
1 22 (53.66%) Cisco
2 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
3 12 (29.27%) Citrix
3 12 (29.27%) VMware
4 6 (14.63%) SolarWinds
5 5 (12.20%) CheckPoint
6 4 (9.76%) Juniper
6 4 (9.76%) F5
6 4 (9.76%) Aerohive Networks
7 3 (7.32%) Barracuda Networks
7 3 (7.32%) NetApp
7 3 (7.32%) Websense
8 2 (4.88%) Clearswift
8 2 (4.88%) Mitel
8 2 (4.88%) Avaya
8 2 (4.88%) HP
8 2 (4.88%) IBM
8 2 (4.88%) Aruba
9 1 (2.44%) Infoblox
9 1 (2.44%) Imperva