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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 30 25 22
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 15 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 5.03% 5.63% 5.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.71% 24.62% 29.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 7
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£425 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £303 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £408 £405
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 £21.53 £20.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.89%
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
42 65 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.09% 22.89% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 35 25
Average daily rate £425 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £125 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £9.00 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -
West Malling - 2 - - 2
Tunbridge Wells -6 1 - -
Sevenoaks - 1 - -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 22 (73.33%) Cisco
2 19 (63.33%) LAN
2 19 (63.33%) WAN
3 17 (56.67%) CheckPoint
4 16 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (43.33%) Windows
6 11 (36.67%) CCNP
6 11 (36.67%) CCNA
6 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
6 11 (36.67%) F5
7 10 (33.33%) SolarWinds
7 10 (33.33%) VMware
8 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (30.00%) vSphere
9 8 (26.67%) XenApp
9 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (26.67%) ITIL
9 8 (26.67%) OSPF
9 8 (26.67%) BGP
9 8 (26.67%) Citrix
9 8 (26.67%) Finance
10 7 (23.33%) MPLS
10 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
10 7 (23.33%) Juniper
10 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (23.33%) XenDesktop
10 7 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (23.33%) BIG-IP
10 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2007

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
1 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (63.33%) LAN
1 19 (63.33%) WAN
2 8 (26.67%) OSPF
2 8 (26.67%) BGP
3 7 (23.33%) MPLS
3 7 (23.33%) BIG-IP
3 7 (23.33%) Network Security
3 7 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (13.33%) DNS
6 4 (13.33%) DHCP
7 3 (10.00%) Wireshark
7 3 (10.00%) Wireless
8 2 (6.67%) IP Telephony
8 2 (6.67%) Internet
8 2 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (3.33%) EIGRP
9 1 (3.33%) SAN
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Network Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Security Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) IT Security Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) IT Support
5 1 (3.33%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
2 1 (3.33%) EqualLogic
2 1 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (10.00%) SIEM
3 2 (6.67%) Change Control
3 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
3 2 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.33%) Information Security
4 1 (3.33%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.33%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.33%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) Service Management
4 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.33%) Change Management
4 1 (3.33%) Data Security
4 1 (3.33%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (36.67%) CCNP
2 11 (36.67%) CCNA
3 5 (16.67%) MCSE
3 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (10.00%) CCSA
5 3 (10.00%) CCSE
6 2 (6.67%) CISSP
6 2 (6.67%) JNCIA
6 2 (6.67%) JNCIS
6 2 (6.67%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (6.67%) CCIE
6 2 (6.67%) CCSP
7 1 (3.33%) CCDP
7 1 (3.33%) PMP
7 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.33%) CISM
7 1 (3.33%) MCITP
7 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.67%) SLA
2 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (30.00%) vSphere
3 8 (26.67%) XenApp
4 7 (23.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.33%) DFS Replication
5 1 (3.33%) Firmware
5 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (13.33%) Foglight
3 1 (3.33%) Nessus
3 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) Cisco
2 17 (56.67%) CheckPoint
3 11 (36.67%) F5
4 10 (33.33%) VMware
4 10 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 8 (26.67%) Citrix
6 7 (23.33%) Juniper
7 3 (10.00%) NetScout
7 3 (10.00%) HP
7 3 (10.00%) Lancope
8 2 (6.67%) Splunk
8 2 (6.67%) Blue Coat
9 1 (3.33%) CommVault
9 1 (3.33%) TippingPoint
9 1 (3.33%) Tufin
9 1 (3.33%) Aruba
9 1 (3.33%) Dell
9 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
9 1 (3.33%) TIBCO
9 1 (3.33%) Mercator
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