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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 10 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 20 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 10.36% 0.70% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.17% 3.85% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 1
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£430 £335 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.35% +131.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £21.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.32% -20.90%
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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
71 26 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 36.79% 18.18% 50.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 10 32
Average daily rate £293 £250 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.00% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £332 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 26 (61.90%) Cisco
2 21 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 20 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (45.24%) DV Cleared
5 17 (40.48%) MPLS
5 17 (40.48%) Bash Shell
6 16 (38.10%) Network Architecture
6 16 (38.10%) Juniper
6 16 (38.10%) Linux
7 15 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (35.71%) Telecoms
8 14 (33.33%) BGP
9 12 (28.57%) VMware
9 12 (28.57%) Software Engineering
9 12 (28.57%) CCNA
9 12 (28.57%) VPN
9 12 (28.57%) FortiGate
10 11 (26.19%) HSRP
10 11 (26.19%) Ethernet
10 11 (26.19%) OSPF
11 10 (23.81%) Wireshark
11 10 (23.81%) Network Monitoring
12 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
12 9 (21.43%) PKI
12 9 (21.43%) IPsec
12 9 (21.43%) ITIL
12 9 (21.43%) Windows
13 8 (19.05%) SNMP
13 8 (19.05%) VoIP
13 8 (19.05%) Device Driver

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 17 (40.48%) MPLS
2 15 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (33.33%) BGP
4 12 (28.57%) VPN
5 11 (26.19%) HSRP
5 11 (26.19%) Ethernet
5 11 (26.19%) OSPF
6 10 (23.81%) Wireshark
7 9 (21.43%) IPsec
8 8 (19.05%) SNMP
8 8 (19.05%) VoIP
9 6 (14.29%) UMTS
9 6 (14.29%) LTE
9 6 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
9 6 (14.29%) FWSM
10 5 (11.90%) RSVP
10 5 (11.90%) VRRP
11 3 (7.14%) IP Telephony
11 3 (7.14%) VLAN
11 3 (7.14%) Wireless
General
1 15 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 6 (14.29%) Back Office
3 3 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) IP Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Software Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Back Office Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Network Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Network Support
7 3 (7.14%) Business Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Support Specialist
8 2 (4.76%) Network Support Specialist
8 2 (4.76%) Network Specialist
9 1 (2.38%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) IT Business Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Applications Manager
9 1 (2.38%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) PKI
2 8 (19.05%) Device Driver
3 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Linux
2 9 (21.43%) Windows
3 7 (16.67%) CentOS
3 7 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Network Architecture
2 12 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 10 (23.81%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (21.43%) ITIL
5 8 (19.05%) Load Balancing
5 8 (19.05%) Network Management
6 7 (16.67%) Validation
7 6 (14.29%) Cyber Security
8 5 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
9 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
9 3 (7.14%) ERP
9 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
9 3 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
10 2 (4.76%) Change Management
10 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (4.76%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) Bash Shell
2 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
3 6 (14.29%) C
4 5 (11.90%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (45.24%) DV Cleared
4 12 (28.57%) CCNA
5 7 (16.67%) CCIE
6 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
7 3 (7.14%) HNC
7 3 (7.14%) HND
8 2 (4.76%) CCSP
8 2 (4.76%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.38%) MCITP
9 1 (2.38%) PMP
9 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
9 1 (2.38%) CCNP
9 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.38%) CCDP
9 1 (2.38%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
1 6 (14.29%) vSphere
1 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.90%) Xen
3 3 (7.14%) Firmware
4 1 (2.38%) XenApp
4 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (28.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 26 (61.90%) Cisco
2 16 (38.10%) Juniper
3 12 (28.57%) VMware
4 7 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 6 (14.29%) Nokia
5 6 (14.29%) Ericsson
5 6 (14.29%) Radware
5 6 (14.29%) Redback
5 6 (14.29%) F5
5 6 (14.29%) Huawei
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.38%) Tufin
7 1 (2.38%) NetApp
7 1 (2.38%) Citrix