The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Guildford region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 20 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 3.15% 1.24% 2.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 6.67% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£383 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
24 30 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 18.90% 18.63% 34.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 4
Average daily rate £383 £288 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.04% +22.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 11
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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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
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 31 July 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 8 (88.89%) Cisco
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 7 (77.78%) BGP
2 7 (77.78%) MPLS
2 7 (77.78%) SNMP
3 6 (66.67%) VPN
3 6 (66.67%) Juniper
3 6 (66.67%) CCIE
3 6 (66.67%) OSPF
3 6 (66.67%) Nokia
3 6 (66.67%) Radware
3 6 (66.67%) Ethernet
3 6 (66.67%) IPsec
3 6 (66.67%) Redback
3 6 (66.67%) Validation
3 6 (66.67%) Huawei
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco PIX
3 6 (66.67%) Load Balancing
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (66.67%) Network Management
3 6 (66.67%) FWSM
3 6 (66.67%) HSRP
4 5 (55.56%) Network Architecture
4 5 (55.56%) LTE
4 5 (55.56%) RSVP
4 5 (55.56%) VRRP
4 5 (55.56%) Ericsson
4 5 (55.56%) UMTS
4 5 (55.56%) VoIP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) SNMP
1 7 (77.78%) MPLS
1 7 (77.78%) BGP
2 6 (66.67%) OSPF
2 6 (66.67%) IPsec
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco PIX
2 6 (66.67%) VPN
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (66.67%) FWSM
2 6 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 6 (66.67%) HSRP
3 5 (55.56%) LTE
3 5 (55.56%) UMTS
3 5 (55.56%) VoIP
3 5 (55.56%) RSVP
3 5 (55.56%) VRRP
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security
4 1 (11.11%) BIG-IP
4 1 (11.11%) SMTP
4 1 (11.11%) DHCP
General
1 8 (88.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Architect
1 5 (55.56%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (33.33%) IP Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Design Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Validation
1 6 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 6 (66.67%) Network Management
2 5 (55.56%) Network Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Document Management
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) CCIE
3 2 (22.22%) CCNP
4 1 (11.11%) HNC
4 1 (11.11%) HND
4 1 (11.11%) CCSA
4 1 (11.11%) CCSE
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) Juniper
2 6 (66.67%) Nokia
2 6 (66.67%) Radware
2 6 (66.67%) Redback
2 6 (66.67%) Huawei
3 5 (55.56%) Ericsson
4 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 1 (11.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (11.11%) F5
5 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat