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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 16 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 15 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 6.94% 2.30% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.75% 11.76% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
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£356 £335 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.34% -23.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £337 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.19% +12.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.31 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+16.56% -9.09%
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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
80 34 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 37.04% 19.54% 42.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 11 29
Average daily rate £260 £240 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £138 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £335 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015, 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 25 (64.10%) Cisco
2 20 (51.28%) Security Cleared
3 19 (48.72%) DV Cleared
4 17 (43.59%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (43.59%) Bash Shell
5 16 (41.03%) Linux
6 14 (35.90%) Juniper
6 14 (35.90%) MPLS
6 14 (35.90%) Network Architecture
7 13 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (33.33%) VMware
8 12 (30.77%) Telecoms
8 12 (30.77%) Software Engineering
8 12 (30.77%) BGP
8 12 (30.77%) CCNA
8 12 (30.77%) FortiGate
9 10 (25.64%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (25.64%) Windows
9 10 (25.64%) Wireshark
10 9 (23.08%) PKI
10 9 (23.08%) VPN
10 9 (23.08%) ITIL
10 9 (23.08%) OSPF
10 9 (23.08%) PowerShell
10 9 (23.08%) HSRP
11 8 (20.51%) Ethernet
11 8 (20.51%) Device Driver
12 7 (17.95%) Embedded Linux
12 7 (17.95%) CentOS
12 7 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 1 (2.56%) IIS
1 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Project
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.90%) MPLS
2 13 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (30.77%) BGP
4 10 (25.64%) Wireshark
5 9 (23.08%) VPN
5 9 (23.08%) OSPF
5 9 (23.08%) HSRP
6 8 (20.51%) Ethernet
7 6 (15.38%) IPsec
7 6 (15.38%) SNMP
7 6 (15.38%) VoIP
8 4 (10.26%) FWSM
8 4 (10.26%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (10.26%) LTE
8 4 (10.26%) UMTS
9 3 (7.69%) WAN
9 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
9 3 (7.69%) ISDN
9 3 (7.69%) LAN
9 3 (7.69%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 6 (15.38%) Back Office
3 2 (5.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) IP Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) Software Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Security Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Back Office Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Design Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Network Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Network Support
7 2 (5.13%) Network Support Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) Support Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.13%) Network Specialist
7 2 (5.13%) Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) PKI
2 8 (20.51%) Device Driver
3 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (41.03%) Linux
2 10 (25.64%) Windows
3 7 (17.95%) Embedded Linux
3 7 (17.95%) CentOS
3 7 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.56%) UNIX
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Network Architecture
2 12 (30.77%) Software Engineering
3 10 (25.64%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (23.08%) ITIL
5 6 (15.38%) Cyber Security
5 6 (15.38%) Network Management
5 6 (15.38%) Load Balancing
6 5 (12.82%) Validation
6 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
6 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (5.13%) Information Security
8 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.13%) ERP
8 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.56%) Project Management
9 1 (2.56%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) Bash Shell
2 9 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 6 (15.38%) C
4 5 (12.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (51.28%) Security Cleared
2 19 (48.72%) DV Cleared
3 17 (43.59%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (30.77%) CCNA
5 4 (10.26%) CCIE
6 3 (7.69%) HNC
6 3 (7.69%) HND
6 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
7 2 (5.13%) MCITP
7 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.56%) CISSP
8 1 (2.56%) CCDP
8 1 (2.56%) CCSP
8 1 (2.56%) CCNP
8 1 (2.56%) MCSE
8 1 (2.56%) MCSA
8 1 (2.56%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (2.56%) PMP
8 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 7 (17.95%) vSphere
2 6 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.82%) Xen
4 3 (7.69%) Firmware
5 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
6 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.56%) XenApp
6 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (30.77%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 25 (64.10%) Cisco
2 14 (35.90%) Juniper
3 13 (33.33%) VMware
4 6 (15.38%) F5
5 5 (12.82%) CheckPoint
6 4 (10.26%) Huawei
6 4 (10.26%) Redback
6 4 (10.26%) Nokia
6 4 (10.26%) Ericsson
6 4 (10.26%) Radware
7 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.56%) Citrix
8 1 (2.56%) NetApp
8 1 (2.56%) Tufin