The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 31 23 28
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 17 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.63% 6.37% 4.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.00% 32.00% 23.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 11
Median daily rate £326 £255 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.94% -27.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £180 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £500 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.75 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.96% +44.44%
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
50 50 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 13.62% 19.92% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 30 28
Median daily rate £328 £466 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.64% +33.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £182 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £13.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+201.88% -22.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - 6 £321 -
Tonbridge - 3 £775 -
Maidstone -1 1 £203 -10.00%
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 16 (47.06%) HP
2 13 (38.24%) Active Directory
3 12 (35.29%) Windows
4 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
4 11 (32.35%) VMware
4 11 (32.35%) Finance
5 10 (29.41%) Cisco
5 10 (29.41%) Citrix
6 9 (26.47%) SQL
7 8 (23.53%) IIS
7 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
7 8 (23.53%) WAN
7 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (23.53%) VMware ESX
7 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
7 8 (23.53%) Windows Server
8 7 (20.59%) Wireless
8 7 (20.59%) Juniper
8 7 (20.59%) SAN
8 7 (20.59%) CCNA
8 7 (20.59%) LAN
9 6 (17.65%) VoIP
9 6 (17.65%) DNS
9 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
9 6 (17.65%) Siebel
9 6 (17.65%) .NET
9 6 (17.65%) CheckPoint
9 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
9 6 (17.65%) Cisco PIX
9 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (23.53%) IIS
1 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.71%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.82%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (8.82%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (8.82%) OpenStack
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.94%) Apache
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Office
2 2 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (11.76%) Office 365
3 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (8.82%) Heroku
4 2 (5.88%) PaaS
5 1 (2.94%) Google Apps
5 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) WAN
2 7 (20.59%) LAN
2 7 (20.59%) SAN
2 7 (20.59%) Wireless
3 6 (17.65%) Cisco PIX
3 6 (17.65%) DNS
3 6 (17.65%) VoIP
4 5 (14.71%) WLAN
5 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 4 (11.76%) VPN
6 3 (8.82%) Broadband
6 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (8.82%) DHCP
6 3 (8.82%) LDAP
6 3 (8.82%) MPLS
6 3 (8.82%) VLAN
7 2 (5.88%) PSTN
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (11.76%) QlikView
3 3 (8.82%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (8.82%) Hadoop
3 3 (8.82%) Neo4j
4 1 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 5 (14.71%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Network Support
2 5 (14.71%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Information Security Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Security Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Support
5 2 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) IT Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Security Management Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) Kafka
3 1 (2.94%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Clustering
2 4 (11.76%) Wiki
3 3 (8.82%) Grid Computing
4 2 (5.88%) Cryptography
4 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Windows
2 8 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (11.76%) Unix
4 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.94%) Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Solaris
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) Information Security
2 4 (11.76%) Security Operations
3 3 (8.82%) Analytics
3 3 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (8.82%) DevOps
3 3 (8.82%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.88%) Contingency Planning
4 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.88%) High Availability
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL
4 2 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.88%) Line Management
4 2 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (5.88%) Project Planning
4 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
4 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.88%) SIEM
5 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) SQL
2 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.82%) Bash Shell
3 3 (8.82%) Perl
3 3 (8.82%) Python
4 1 (2.94%) Java
4 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (20.59%) CCNA
3 1 (2.94%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (38.24%) Active Directory
2 8 (23.53%) VMware ESX
3 5 (14.71%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (8.82%) Docker
4 3 (8.82%) vCloud
4 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.82%) XenServer
5 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (8.82%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (8.82%) Kubernetes
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (8.82%) OpenView
2 3 (8.82%) SCCM
2 3 (8.82%) SCOM
2 3 (8.82%) SCOrch
2 3 (8.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) HP
2 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 11 (32.35%) VMware
3 10 (29.41%) Cisco
3 10 (29.41%) Citrix
4 7 (20.59%) Juniper
5 6 (17.65%) CheckPoint
5 6 (17.65%) Siebel
6 5 (14.71%) Oracle
7 4 (11.76%) Aruba
7 4 (11.76%) Avaya
7 4 (11.76%) Informatica
7 4 (11.76%) IronPort
7 4 (11.76%) Nortel
8 3 (8.82%) Dell
8 3 (8.82%) New Relic
8 3 (8.82%) Splunk
9 2 (5.88%) 3Com
9 2 (5.88%) BT
9 2 (5.88%) Palo Alto