The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 8 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 24 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 11.65% 1.57% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.29% 7.41% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 2
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£450 £290 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.17% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £290 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £290 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £54.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.63 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -16.82%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
70 27 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 33.98% 21.26% 42.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 14 25
Average daily rate £320 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Guildford region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Guildford region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Guildford region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 (61.11%) Cisco
2 20 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 18 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 17 (47.22%) Bash Shell
5 16 (44.44%) Network Architecture
6 15 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (41.67%) Juniper
6 15 (41.67%) Linux
7 14 (38.89%) MPLS
8 12 (33.33%) Telecoms
8 12 (33.33%) CCNA
8 12 (33.33%) VPN
8 12 (33.33%) Software Engineering
8 12 (33.33%) FortiGate
9 11 (30.56%) Ethernet
9 11 (30.56%) VMware
9 11 (30.56%) BGP
10 10 (27.78%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (27.78%) Wireshark
11 9 (25.00%) PKI
11 9 (25.00%) PowerShell
11 9 (25.00%) IPsec
11 9 (25.00%) Windows
12 8 (22.22%) SNMP
12 8 (22.22%) VoIP
12 8 (22.22%) OSPF
12 8 (22.22%) Network Management
12 8 (22.22%) HSRP
12 8 (22.22%) Device Driver

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.78%) MS Project
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 15 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
2 14 (38.89%) MPLS
3 12 (33.33%) VPN
4 11 (30.56%) Ethernet
4 11 (30.56%) BGP
5 10 (27.78%) Wireshark
6 9 (25.00%) IPsec
7 8 (22.22%) SNMP
7 8 (22.22%) VoIP
7 8 (22.22%) OSPF
7 8 (22.22%) HSRP
8 6 (16.67%) UMTS
8 6 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
8 6 (16.67%) FWSM
8 6 (16.67%) LTE
9 5 (13.89%) RSVP
9 5 (13.89%) VRRP
10 3 (8.33%) VLAN
10 3 (8.33%) IP Telephony
10 3 (8.33%) WAN
General
1 12 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.33%) Back Office
3 2 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) IP Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Design Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Security Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Network Support
5 3 (8.33%) Back Office Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Support Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Network Support Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Network Specialist
7 1 (2.78%) Network Architect
7 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.78%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) PKI
2 8 (22.22%) Device Driver
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) Linux
2 9 (25.00%) Windows
3 7 (19.44%) CentOS
3 7 (19.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (19.44%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Network Architecture
2 12 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 10 (27.78%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (22.22%) Network Management
4 8 (22.22%) Load Balancing
5 7 (19.44%) Validation
6 6 (16.67%) Cyber Security
7 5 (13.89%) ITIL
8 3 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.56%) ERP
9 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (5.56%) Information Security
9 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
9 2 (5.56%) Document Management
10 1 (2.78%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) Bash Shell
2 9 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (13.89%) C
3 5 (13.89%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
1 20 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 18 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 12 (33.33%) CCNA
4 7 (19.44%) CCIE
5 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.56%) HNC
6 2 (5.56%) HND
6 2 (5.56%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (5.56%) CCSP
7 1 (2.78%) CCNP
7 1 (2.78%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
1 6 (16.67%) vSphere
2 5 (13.89%) Xen
2 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (33.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) Cisco
2 15 (41.67%) Juniper
3 11 (30.56%) VMware
4 6 (16.67%) Radware
4 6 (16.67%) Nokia
4 6 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 6 (16.67%) Redback
4 6 (16.67%) Huawei
5 4 (11.11%) Ericsson
6 3 (8.33%) F5
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft