The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the High Wycombe region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 15 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 2.35% 6.25% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 22.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.63 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-2.80% -1.11%
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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 High Wycombe region.

Communications & Networking Category
High Wycombe
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
14 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in High Wycombe 16.47% 28.13% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 1
Average daily rate £350 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in High Wycombe

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in High Wycombe

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in High Wycombe

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in High Wycombe

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in High Wycombe

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the High Wycombe 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 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 10 (83.33%) VMware
3 9 (75.00%) SAN
4 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (66.67%) MPLS
5 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
5 7 (58.33%) Cisco
6 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (50.00%) DHCP
6 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (50.00%) MS Office
6 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (41.67%) VLAN
7 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2000
7 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (41.67%) Veeam
7 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (41.67%) ITIL
7 5 (41.67%) LAN
7 5 (41.67%) WAN
7 5 (41.67%) DNS
7 5 (41.67%) Citrix
7 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
7 5 (41.67%) Migration
8 4 (33.33%) BIG-IP
8 4 (33.33%) Xen
8 4 (33.33%) WSUS
8 4 (33.33%) NLBS

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Top Related IT Skills in High Wycombe by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the High Wycombe 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 10 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2000
2 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) nginx
5 1 (8.33%) Apache
5 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) SAN
2 8 (66.67%) MPLS
3 6 (50.00%) DHCP
3 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (41.67%) LAN
4 5 (41.67%) WAN
4 5 (41.67%) DNS
4 5 (41.67%) VLAN
5 4 (33.33%) iSCSI
5 4 (33.33%) BIG-IP
5 4 (33.33%) DSL
6 3 (25.00%) NAS
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (8.33%) Network Security
8 1 (8.33%) SSL
8 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (33.33%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Support
2 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 4 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 4 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 3 (25.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (8.33%) CentOS
6 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Debian
6 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Migration
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITSM
2 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) MCSE
1 3 (25.00%) MCSA
1 3 (25.00%) CCNA
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (33.33%) DFS Replication
3 4 (33.33%) Xen
3 4 (33.33%) NLBS
4 2 (16.67%) XenApp
5 1 (8.33%) Varnish
5 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) WSUS
2 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (25.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (8.33%) Puppet
3 1 (8.33%) Nagios
3 1 (8.33%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Citrix
4 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
4 5 (41.67%) Veeam
5 4 (33.33%) NetApp
6 3 (25.00%) Symantec
7 2 (16.67%) Veritas
8 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
8 1 (8.33%) Juniper
8 1 (8.33%) HP
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