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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 47 29 35
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 14 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.84% 4.35% 3.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.97% 24.72% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £394 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £271 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £483 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.65 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.30 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.48% -25.76%
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
117 89 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 23.73% 17.59% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 30 43
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 £179 £180 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 8
Average hourly rate £24.56 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.45% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.70 £27.50 £36.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 30 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 30 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
Brentwood - 6 £338 - 2
Southend-on-Sea - 3 - -
Harlow - 1 £350 -
Loughton - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - - 1
Basildon - - - -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 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 (65.22%) Windows
2 17 (36.96%) DHCP
2 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
2 17 (36.96%) Cisco
3 16 (34.78%) Linux
4 15 (32.61%) Finance
5 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
5 13 (28.26%) Broadband
6 11 (23.91%) .NET
6 11 (23.91%) Wireless
6 11 (23.91%) VMware
6 11 (23.91%) PowerShell
7 10 (21.74%) Bash Shell
7 10 (21.74%) Citrix
8 9 (19.57%) Windows XP
8 9 (19.57%) HTTP
8 9 (19.57%) ITIL
8 9 (19.57%) Telnet
8 9 (19.57%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (17.39%) Selenium
9 8 (17.39%) Ruby
9 8 (17.39%) NAS
9 8 (17.39%) Firmware
9 8 (17.39%) VB.NET
9 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
9 8 (17.39%) Perl
9 8 (17.39%) PHP
9 8 (17.39%) MS Office
9 8 (17.39%) DNS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.04%) Apache
3 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
3 4 (8.70%) WebLogic
3 4 (8.70%) IIS
3 4 (8.70%) GlassFish
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.17%) SAS
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Office
2 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) SaaS
2 1 (2.17%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.96%) DHCP
2 13 (28.26%) Broadband
3 11 (23.91%) Wireless
4 9 (19.57%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (19.57%) HTTP
4 9 (19.57%) Telnet
5 8 (17.39%) DNS
5 8 (17.39%) FTP
5 8 (17.39%) NAS
6 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
7 6 (13.04%) LAN
7 6 (13.04%) WAN
8 5 (10.87%) VPN
8 5 (10.87%) Network Security
9 3 (6.52%) IP Telephony
10 2 (4.35%) BIG-IP
10 2 (4.35%) Cisco IPT
10 2 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (4.35%) DMVPN
10 2 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Selenium
2 6 (13.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (13.04%) Redmine
2 6 (13.04%) Trac
2 6 (13.04%) JUnit
2 6 (13.04%) Bugzilla
2 6 (13.04%) JIRA
3 4 (8.70%) VisualVM
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Legal
3 1 (2.17%) Advertising
3 1 (2.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Test Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Consultant
3 6 (13.04%) Network Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Support Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Security Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Security Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Administrator
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Network Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Network Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.35%) Network Security Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Security Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.91%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) SOAP
2 2 (4.35%) XML
2 2 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (2.17%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Blackberry
1 3 (6.52%) iPhone
1 3 (6.52%) EqualLogic
2 2 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (4.35%) Clustering
2 2 (4.35%) STB
2 2 (4.35%) PKI
2 2 (4.35%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.35%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.17%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 30 (65.22%) Windows
2 16 (34.78%) Linux
3 9 (19.57%) Windows XP
4 6 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 6 (13.04%) Windows 8
5 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.52%) AIX
7 2 (4.35%) UNIX
7 2 (4.35%) Solaris
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) Information Security
3 6 (13.04%) Use Case
3 6 (13.04%) Functional Testing
4 4 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (8.70%) Migration
5 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.52%) Software Deployment
5 3 (6.52%) Information Governance
5 3 (6.52%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (6.52%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (6.52%) Test Automation
6 2 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (4.35%) Line Management
6 2 (4.35%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.35%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.35%) Project Management
6 2 (4.35%) Identity Management
6 2 (4.35%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) PowerShell
2 10 (21.74%) Bash Shell
3 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 8 (17.39%) Perl
3 8 (17.39%) PHP
3 8 (17.39%) VB.NET
3 8 (17.39%) Ruby
4 6 (13.04%) SQL
5 3 (6.52%) Java
5 3 (6.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.70%) MCSE
2 4 (8.70%) CCNP
3 3 (6.52%) MCITP
3 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) CCSE
4 2 (4.35%) CCNA
4 2 (4.35%) CCDP
4 2 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (4.35%) CISSP
4 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.17%) CISM
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.17%) Degree
5 1 (2.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.39%) Firmware
2 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.52%) ISA Server
3 3 (6.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.35%) Xen
4 2 (4.35%) XenApp
4 2 (4.35%) MetaFrame
5 1 (2.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Backup Exec
1 4 (8.70%) Opsview
2 3 (6.52%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (6.52%) WSUS
2 3 (6.52%) SCCM
3 1 (2.17%) SCOM
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.17%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 17 (36.96%) Cisco
1 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.91%) VMware
3 10 (21.74%) Citrix
4 7 (15.22%) CheckPoint
5 5 (10.87%) HP
5 5 (10.87%) Oracle
6 4 (8.70%) JBoss
6 4 (8.70%) IBM
6 4 (8.70%) webMethods
6 4 (8.70%) Symantec
6 4 (8.70%) Splunk
7 3 (6.52%) F5
7 3 (6.52%) Qualys
7 3 (6.52%) ScanSafe
7 3 (6.52%) McAfee
7 3 (6.52%) Avaya
7 3 (6.52%) Dell
7 3 (6.52%) EMC
8 2 (4.35%) NetApp