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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 56 42 33
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 16 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.05% 2.57% 3.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.59% 15.38% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 9
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£375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £388 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £498 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -17.30%
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
138 91 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 26.29% 16.73% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 37 46
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 3
Average hourly rate £18.81 £14.00 £22.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.35% -37.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £18.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.50 £37.00 £34.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 October 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 October 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 £338 - 2
Southend-on-Sea - 3 - -
Basildon +2 2 - -
Stanford-le-Hope - - - - 2
Colchester - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (64.44%) Windows
2 21 (46.67%) Linux
3 16 (35.56%) DHCP
3 16 (35.56%) Cisco
4 15 (33.33%) Finance
5 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
6 13 (28.89%) Broadband
7 11 (24.44%) Wireless
7 11 (24.44%) Information Security
7 11 (24.44%) PowerShell
8 10 (22.22%) Bash Shell
8 10 (22.22%) VMware
8 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
8 10 (22.22%) .NET
9 9 (20.00%) HTTP
9 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 9 (20.00%) Telnet
9 9 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (17.78%) Ruby
10 8 (17.78%) Selenium
10 8 (17.78%) NAS
10 8 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (17.78%) FTP
10 8 (17.78%) Firmware
10 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
10 8 (17.78%) Perl
10 8 (17.78%) PHP
10 8 (17.78%) VB.NET
11 7 (15.56%) ITIL
11 7 (15.56%) Citrix

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 7 (15.56%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.11%) Apache
3 3 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.67%) IIS
3 3 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.67%) JBoss
3 3 (6.67%) GlassFish
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.22%) SAS
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Office
2 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (35.56%) DHCP
2 13 (28.89%) Broadband
3 11 (24.44%) Wireless
4 9 (20.00%) HTTP
4 9 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (20.00%) Telnet
4 9 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (17.78%) NAS
5 8 (17.78%) FTP
6 7 (15.56%) DNS
7 6 (13.33%) VPN
8 5 (11.11%) LAN
8 5 (11.11%) WAN
9 4 (8.89%) Network Security
10 3 (6.67%) Extranet
10 3 (6.67%) IP Telephony
11 2 (4.44%) Cisco IPT
11 2 (4.44%) BIG-IP
11 2 (4.44%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (4.44%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Selenium
2 5 (11.11%) JUnit
2 5 (11.11%) Bugzilla
2 5 (11.11%) Redmine
2 5 (11.11%) Trac
2 5 (11.11%) JIRA
2 5 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (6.67%) VisualVM
General
1 15 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Analyst
2 7 (15.56%) Consultant
2 7 (15.56%) Test Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Security Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) Security Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Network Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Network Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Network Security Specialist
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Security Specialist
6 2 (4.44%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Security Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Web Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) HTML
2 1 (2.22%) SOAP
2 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) EqualLogic
1 3 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (6.67%) iPhone
1 3 (6.67%) STB
2 2 (4.44%) PKI
2 2 (4.44%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.44%) Clustering
2 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.44%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (64.44%) Windows
2 21 (46.67%) Linux
3 6 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 5 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 3 (6.67%) AIX
5 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
6 2 (4.44%) UNIX
6 2 (4.44%) Solaris
7 1 (2.22%) HPUX
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Information Security
2 7 (15.56%) ITIL
3 5 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 5 (11.11%) Use Case
4 4 (8.89%) SIEM
4 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
4 4 (8.89%) Migration
4 4 (8.89%) Risk Management
5 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.67%) Test Scripting
5 3 (6.67%) Software Deployment
5 3 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (6.67%) Cyber Security
5 3 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Security Testing
6 2 (4.44%) OWASP
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (4.44%) Information Governance
6 2 (4.44%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) PowerShell
2 10 (22.22%) Bash Shell
3 8 (17.78%) Ruby
3 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
3 8 (17.78%) Perl
3 8 (17.78%) PHP
3 8 (17.78%) VB.NET
4 5 (11.11%) SQL
5 4 (8.89%) Python
6 2 (4.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.89%) CCNP
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.89%) CISSP
2 4 (8.89%) MCSE
3 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) MCITP
4 2 (4.44%) CCSE
4 2 (4.44%) CISA
4 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.44%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (4.44%) CCNA
4 2 (4.44%) CCDP
5 1 (2.22%) MCP
5 1 (2.22%) CISM
5 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (17.78%) Firmware
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.44%) Xen
4 2 (4.44%) XenApp
4 2 (4.44%) ISA Server
4 2 (4.44%) MetaFrame
5 1 (2.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (2.22%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (6.67%) Backup Exec
1 3 (6.67%) Opsview
1 3 (6.67%) SCCM
1 3 (6.67%) WSUS
2 1 (2.22%) ZENworks
2 1 (2.22%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.22%) SCOM
2 1 (2.22%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (35.56%) Cisco
2 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
3 10 (22.22%) VMware
4 7 (15.56%) Citrix
5 6 (13.33%) CheckPoint
5 6 (13.33%) HP
6 4 (8.89%) Splunk
6 4 (8.89%) Symantec
6 4 (8.89%) McAfee
6 4 (8.89%) IBM
6 4 (8.89%) Oracle
7 3 (6.67%) Dell
7 3 (6.67%) EMC
7 3 (6.67%) Avaya
7 3 (6.67%) webMethods
7 3 (6.67%) F5
7 3 (6.67%) Qualys
8 2 (4.44%) Altiris
8 2 (4.44%) Blue Coat
8 2 (4.44%) ScanSafe