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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 44 30 32
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 16 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.28% 4.45% 3.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.56% 25.00% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 9
Average daily rate
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£363 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £136 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £483 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.65 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.30 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+29.53% -24.31%
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
118 88 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 24.18% 17.81% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 27 40
Average daily rate £350 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £160 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.60 £27.50 £30.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 September 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 September 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
Southend-on-Sea - 3 - -
Chelmsford -1 1 £400 +240.42%
Harlow - 1 £350 -
Loughton - - - -
Colchester - - - - 4
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 30 (56.60%) Windows
2 24 (45.28%) Cisco
3 20 (37.74%) DHCP
4 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
5 17 (32.08%) Linux
6 16 (30.19%) Finance
7 15 (28.30%) VMware
7 15 (28.30%) Active Directory
8 13 (24.53%) Broadband
8 13 (24.53%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (22.64%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (20.75%) Citrix
10 11 (20.75%) DNS
10 11 (20.75%) .NET
10 11 (20.75%) Wireless
10 11 (20.75%) PowerShell
11 10 (18.87%) Bash Shell
11 10 (18.87%) CheckPoint
11 10 (18.87%) ITIL
12 9 (16.98%) HTTP
12 9 (16.98%) Windows XP
12 9 (16.98%) MS Exchange
12 9 (16.98%) Telnet
12 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (15.09%) NAS
13 8 (15.09%) Ruby
13 8 (15.09%) Selenium
13 8 (15.09%) Firmware
13 8 (15.09%) LAN
13 8 (15.09%) WAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 9 (16.98%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.32%) Apache
3 4 (7.55%) Tomcat
3 4 (7.55%) WebLogic
3 4 (7.55%) IIS
3 4 (7.55%) GlassFish
4 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.89%) SAS
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (15.09%) MS Office
2 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) SaaS
2 1 (1.89%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (37.74%) DHCP
2 13 (24.53%) Broadband
2 13 (24.53%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (20.75%) Wireless
3 11 (20.75%) DNS
4 9 (16.98%) HTTP
4 9 (16.98%) Telnet
5 8 (15.09%) NAS
5 8 (15.09%) LAN
5 8 (15.09%) WAN
5 8 (15.09%) FTP
5 8 (15.09%) VPN
6 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
7 6 (11.32%) SAN
7 6 (11.32%) Network Security
7 6 (11.32%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (9.43%) IP Telephony
8 5 (9.43%) BGP
9 4 (7.55%) SSL
9 4 (7.55%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Selenium
2 6 (11.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (11.32%) Redmine
2 6 (11.32%) Trac
2 6 (11.32%) JUnit
2 6 (11.32%) Bugzilla
2 6 (11.32%) JIRA
3 4 (7.55%) VisualVM
General
1 16 (30.19%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.77%) Billing
4 1 (1.89%) Local Government
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) Network Engineer
2 10 (18.87%) Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Test Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Consultant
5 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Support Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Security Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Security Consultant
6 4 (7.55%) Administrator
7 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Network Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) Security Specialist
7 3 (5.66%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Network Security Specialist
7 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Network Specialist
8 2 (3.77%) Senior IT Security Consultant
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 8 (15.09%) Firmware
2 4 (7.55%) EqualLogic
3 3 (5.66%) Thin Client
3 3 (5.66%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.66%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.66%) iPhone
4 2 (3.77%) Clustering
4 2 (3.77%) STB
4 2 (3.77%) PKI
4 2 (3.77%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) DataPower
5 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (56.60%) Windows
2 17 (32.08%) Linux
3 9 (16.98%) Windows XP
4 6 (11.32%) Windows 7
4 6 (11.32%) Windows 8
5 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.66%) AIX
7 2 (3.77%) UNIX
7 2 (3.77%) Solaris
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.89%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) ITIL
2 7 (13.21%) Migration
2 7 (13.21%) Information Security
3 6 (11.32%) Use Case
3 6 (11.32%) Functional Testing
4 4 (7.55%) Software Deployment
4 4 (7.55%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.66%) E-Commerce
5 3 (5.66%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (5.66%) Information Governance
5 3 (5.66%) Line Management
5 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.66%) Test Automation
5 3 (5.66%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (3.77%) Network Management
6 2 (3.77%) Security Testing
6 2 (3.77%) Test Scripting
6 2 (3.77%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (3.77%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) PowerShell
2 10 (18.87%) Bash Shell
3 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
3 8 (15.09%) Perl
3 8 (15.09%) PHP
3 8 (15.09%) VB.NET
3 8 (15.09%) Ruby
4 6 (11.32%) SQL
5 3 (5.66%) Java
5 3 (5.66%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (22.64%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (13.21%) CCNP
2 7 (13.21%) CCNA
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (9.43%) MCSE
4 3 (5.66%) CCSE
4 3 (5.66%) MCITP
4 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.77%) CCDP
5 2 (3.77%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.77%) CISSP
5 2 (3.77%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.89%) MCP
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.89%) CISM
6 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (28.30%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.66%) ISA Server
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.77%) Xen
4 2 (3.77%) MetaFrame
4 2 (3.77%) XenApp
4 2 (3.77%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Backup Exec
1 4 (7.55%) Opsview
2 3 (5.66%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (5.66%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (5.66%) WSUS
2 3 (5.66%) SCCM
3 1 (1.89%) SCOM
3 1 (1.89%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 24 (45.28%) Cisco
2 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
3 15 (28.30%) VMware
4 11 (20.75%) Citrix
5 10 (18.87%) CheckPoint
6 7 (13.21%) HP
7 5 (9.43%) Dell
7 5 (9.43%) EMC
7 5 (9.43%) Oracle
7 5 (9.43%) F5
8 4 (7.55%) Splunk
8 4 (7.55%) JBoss
8 4 (7.55%) IBM
8 4 (7.55%) webMethods
8 4 (7.55%) Symantec
9 3 (5.66%) McAfee
9 3 (5.66%) Avaya
9 3 (5.66%) Zeacom
9 3 (5.66%) ScanSafe
9 3 (5.66%) Blue Coat