The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Kent 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 26 24 28
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 15 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 5.32% 5.09% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.44% 29.79% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 2
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£350 £250 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -39.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £150 £402
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £405 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-8.79% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
64 47 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 22.70% 17.09% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 25 12
Average daily rate £350 £275 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -20.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -49.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Firewall
South East

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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
Tunbridge Wells -5 4 £350 -
Sittingbourne - 1 £350 -
Stansted - - - -
Westerham - - - -
Dartford - - - - 1
Dover - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 2
Rochester - - - -
Sandwich - - - - 1
Sevenoaks - - - -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 16 (69.57%) Cisco
2 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) LAN
2 14 (60.87%) WAN
3 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
3 13 (56.52%) CheckPoint
3 13 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (52.17%) CCNP
5 11 (47.83%) CCNA
5 11 (47.83%) MS Exchange
5 11 (47.83%) VMware
5 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (43.48%) Advertising
7 9 (39.13%) Citrix
7 9 (39.13%) XenApp
7 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (34.78%) DNS
9 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
10 6 (26.09%) Finance
10 6 (26.09%) vSphere
11 5 (21.74%) SolarWinds
11 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (21.74%) Change Management
11 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (21.74%) MCSE
12 4 (17.39%) MPLS
12 4 (17.39%) OSPF

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 11 (47.83%) MS Exchange
2 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.35%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) LAN
1 14 (60.87%) WAN
2 8 (34.78%) DNS
3 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (17.39%) MPLS
5 4 (17.39%) OSPF
5 4 (17.39%) BGP
6 3 (13.04%) Wireless
6 3 (13.04%) SAN
6 3 (13.04%) DHCP
7 2 (8.70%) VoIP
8 1 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (4.35%) NAS
8 1 (4.35%) Network Security
8 1 (4.35%) DMZ
8 1 (4.35%) Internet
8 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) WebLOAD
General
1 10 (43.48%) Advertising
2 6 (26.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Network Engineer
1 9 (39.13%) Support Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Network Support
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Network Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 1 (4.35%) IT Support
6 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Junior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Network Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Junior
6 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (4.35%) CentOS
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Solaris
5 1 (4.35%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) OS/400
5 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Change Management
2 2 (8.70%) Project Management
2 2 (8.70%) BCP
2 2 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.35%) Change Control
3 1 (4.35%) Network Management
3 1 (4.35%) Network Design
3 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL
3 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Ruby
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) Perl
1 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (52.17%) CCNP
3 11 (47.83%) CCNA
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (21.74%) MCSE
5 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 9 (39.13%) XenApp
3 6 (26.09%) vSphere
4 4 (17.39%) XenDesktop
5 2 (8.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) Nagios
2 1 (4.35%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Cisco
2 13 (56.52%) CheckPoint
3 11 (47.83%) VMware
4 9 (39.13%) Citrix
5 5 (21.74%) SolarWinds
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.70%) Veritas
6 2 (8.70%) Avaya
7 1 (4.35%) Riverbed
7 1 (4.35%) JBoss
7 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.35%) Apple
7 1 (4.35%) HP
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