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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 22 28 32
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 16 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 6.37% 4.66% 2.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.00% 23.91% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 3
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£255 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £265 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -8.28%
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 46 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 19.92% 19.49% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 20
Average daily rate £466 £350 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.00% +45.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £9.00 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -
Dartford - 1 - -
Maidstone - 1 £225 -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 27 (62.79%) LAN
1 27 (62.79%) WAN
2 22 (51.16%) Cisco
3 16 (37.21%) Windows
4 15 (34.88%) ITIL
5 14 (32.56%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (30.23%) VMware
7 12 (27.91%) Finance
8 10 (23.26%) CheckPoint
8 10 (23.26%) CCNP
9 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (18.60%) MCSE
9 8 (18.60%) VPN
9 8 (18.60%) SLA
10 7 (16.28%) Firmware
10 7 (16.28%) CCDP
10 7 (16.28%) System Testing
10 7 (16.28%) Network Management
11 6 (13.95%) Puppet
11 6 (13.95%) TeamCity
11 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
11 6 (13.95%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
11 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
11 6 (13.95%) Build Automation
11 6 (13.95%) DevOps
11 6 (13.95%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (11.63%) F5

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (62.79%) LAN
1 27 (62.79%) WAN
2 8 (18.60%) VPN
3 6 (13.95%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
4 5 (11.63%) DHCP
4 5 (11.63%) DNS
4 5 (11.63%) Network Security
5 3 (6.98%) Wireshark
5 3 (6.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (4.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (4.65%) IP Telephony
6 2 (4.65%) BGP
6 2 (4.65%) MPLS
6 2 (4.65%) OSPF
6 2 (4.65%) SAN
7 1 (2.33%) Wireless
7 1 (2.33%) DMZ
7 1 (2.33%) Junos
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) TeamCity
1 6 (13.95%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 12 (27.91%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Advertising
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Network Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Security Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 4 (9.30%) Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Network Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Security Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Network Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) IT Security Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) IT Security Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.33%) NHS
1 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
1 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (2.33%) EqualLogic
1 1 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 16 (37.21%) Windows
2 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) ITIL
2 7 (16.28%) System Testing
2 7 (16.28%) Network Management
3 6 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (13.95%) Build Automation
3 6 (13.95%) DevOps
4 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
4 5 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.98%) SIEM
6 2 (4.65%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (4.65%) Change Control
6 2 (4.65%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (4.65%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.65%) BCP
6 2 (4.65%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.33%) Service Management
7 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.33%) Change Management
7 1 (2.33%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.65%) SQL
3 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (23.26%) CCNP
3 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (18.60%) MCSE
4 7 (16.28%) CCDP
5 5 (11.63%) CCVP
6 3 (6.98%) CCNA
7 2 (4.65%) CISSP
7 2 (4.65%) CCIE
8 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.33%) PMP
8 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.33%) CCDA
8 1 (2.33%) CISM
8 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.33%) CCSA
8 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.33%) MCITP
8 1 (2.33%) CCSE
8 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) SLA
2 4 (9.30%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (16.28%) Firmware
3 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
4 5 (11.63%) Hyper-V
5 4 (9.30%) vSphere
6 3 (6.98%) XenApp
7 2 (4.65%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.33%) Terminal Server
8 1 (2.33%) DFS Replication
8 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Puppet
2 2 (4.65%) WSUS
2 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (4.65%) SCCM
3 1 (2.33%) SCOM
3 1 (2.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 22 (51.16%) Cisco
2 13 (30.23%) VMware
3 10 (23.26%) CheckPoint
4 5 (11.63%) F5
4 5 (11.63%) Juniper
4 5 (11.63%) SolarWinds
5 4 (9.30%) Citrix
6 3 (6.98%) HP
6 3 (6.98%) Blue Coat
6 3 (6.98%) NetScout
6 3 (6.98%) Lancope
7 2 (4.65%) Splunk
7 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.33%) CommVault
8 1 (2.33%) Dell
8 1 (2.33%) McAfee
8 1 (2.33%) TIBCO
8 1 (2.33%) Bloomberg
8 1 (2.33%) TippingPoint
8 1 (2.33%) Tufin
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