The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 29 28 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 13 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.58% 4.98% 3.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.89% 20.00% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 5
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£340 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £266 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £364 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -16.48%
Firewall
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
45 60 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.85% 24.90% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 22
Average daily rate £450 £350 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £121 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Average hourly rate £9.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Kent region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Kent region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chatham - 2 £475 -
Sevenoaks - 1 - -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (68.42%) LAN
1 26 (68.42%) WAN
2 21 (55.26%) Cisco
3 15 (39.47%) Windows
4 14 (36.84%) ITIL
5 13 (34.21%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (31.58%) Finance
6 12 (31.58%) VMware
7 11 (28.95%) CheckPoint
8 10 (26.32%) CCNP
9 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (23.68%) MCSE
10 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
11 7 (18.42%) VPN
11 7 (18.42%) SolarWinds
12 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (15.79%) vSphere
12 6 (15.79%) System Testing
12 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
12 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
12 6 (15.79%) Citrix
12 6 (15.79%) SLA
12 6 (15.79%) F5
13 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (13.16%) Firmware
13 5 (13.16%) CCNA
13 5 (13.16%) CCDP
13 5 (13.16%) DHCP
13 5 (13.16%) DNS
13 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (68.42%) LAN
1 26 (68.42%) WAN
2 7 (18.42%) VPN
3 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
4 5 (13.16%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (13.16%) DHCP
4 5 (13.16%) DNS
5 4 (10.53%) MPLS
5 4 (10.53%) OSPF
5 4 (10.53%) BGP
5 4 (10.53%) Network Security
6 3 (7.89%) Wireshark
7 2 (5.26%) IP Telephony
7 2 (5.26%) BIG-IP
7 2 (5.26%) SAN
7 2 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (2.63%) Multicast
8 1 (2.63%) DMZ
8 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) TeamCity
1 3 (7.89%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Network Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 4 (10.53%) Security Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) IT Security Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Security Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) NHS
1 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
1 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
1 1 (2.63%) EqualLogic
1 1 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) Linux
4 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) ITIL
2 6 (15.79%) System Testing
3 5 (13.16%) Network Management
4 3 (7.89%) SIEM
4 3 (7.89%) Build Automation
4 3 (7.89%) DevOps
4 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.26%) Change Control
5 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.26%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.63%) Information Security
6 1 (2.63%) Project Management
6 1 (2.63%) Service Management
6 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.63%) Change Management
6 1 (2.63%) Data Security
6 1 (2.63%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (26.32%) CCNP
3 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (23.68%) MCSE
4 5 (13.16%) CCVP
4 5 (13.16%) CCNA
4 5 (13.16%) CCDP
5 3 (7.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (5.26%) CCIE
6 2 (5.26%) CISSP
7 1 (2.63%) PMP
7 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.63%) CISM
7 1 (2.63%) CCSA
7 1 (2.63%) CCSE
7 1 (2.63%) MCITP
7 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) SLA
2 4 (10.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.79%) vSphere
3 5 (13.16%) XenApp
3 5 (13.16%) Firmware
3 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.53%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.63%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.63%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) SolarWinds Orion
1 3 (7.89%) Puppet
2 2 (5.26%) Foglight
2 2 (5.26%) WSUS
2 2 (5.26%) SCCM
3 1 (2.63%) SCOM
3 1 (2.63%) Nessus
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) Cisco
2 12 (31.58%) VMware
3 11 (28.95%) CheckPoint
4 7 (18.42%) SolarWinds
5 6 (15.79%) Citrix
5 6 (15.79%) F5
6 4 (10.53%) Juniper
7 3 (7.89%) HP
7 3 (7.89%) NetScout
7 3 (7.89%) Lancope
8 2 (5.26%) Blue Coat
8 2 (5.26%) Splunk
8 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.63%) Dell
9 1 (2.63%) CommVault
9 1 (2.63%) TIBCO
9 1 (2.63%) Bloomberg
9 1 (2.63%) LogLogic
9 1 (2.63%) LogRhythm
9 1 (2.63%) TippingPoint