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 29 September 2014 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
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 27 26 20
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 13 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.45% 3.11% 4.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.31% 28.13% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 5
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£405 £294 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.87% -30.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
+11.15% -2.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £125.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -89.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.30 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+42.48% -22.80%
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
64 32 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 21.92% 11.07% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 19 16
Average daily rate £400 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £513 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
Average hourly rate £11.93 £13.50 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -56.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.47 £10.75 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £22.25 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 29 September 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 29 September 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
Maidstone +4 2 £405 +29.60% 5
Rochester - - - -
Sandwich - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
West Malling - - - - 4
Westerham - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Dover - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 18 (72.00%) Cisco
2 15 (60.00%) Windows
3 14 (56.00%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (48.00%) CheckPoint
4 12 (48.00%) MS Exchange
4 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (48.00%) LAN
4 12 (48.00%) WAN
5 11 (44.00%) CCNP
5 11 (44.00%) CCNA
5 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (40.00%) XenApp
6 10 (40.00%) Advertising
6 10 (40.00%) VMware
6 10 (40.00%) Citrix
7 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (32.00%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (32.00%) DNS
9 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
9 7 (28.00%) OSPF
10 6 (24.00%) BGP
10 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (24.00%) MCSE
10 6 (24.00%) Change Management
10 6 (24.00%) vSphere
11 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (20.00%) Finance
11 5 (20.00%) MPLS
11 5 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 12 (48.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (4.00%) Apache
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) LAN
1 12 (48.00%) WAN
2 8 (32.00%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (32.00%) DNS
3 7 (28.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (28.00%) OSPF
4 6 (24.00%) BGP
5 5 (20.00%) MPLS
5 5 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (16.00%) DHCP
6 4 (16.00%) Network Security
7 3 (12.00%) Wireless
7 3 (12.00%) SAN
8 2 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (8.00%) VPN
8 2 (8.00%) VoIP
9 1 (4.00%) NAS
9 1 (4.00%) VLAN
9 1 (4.00%) HTTP
9 1 (4.00%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Ingres
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) WebLOAD
General
1 10 (40.00%) Advertising
2 5 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Support Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Network Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Network Support
5 3 (12.00%) Consultant
5 3 (12.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Network Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (8.00%) Security Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Network Security Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) IT Support
7 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 1 (4.00%) Junior Network Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.00%) Linux
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.00%) CentOS
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.00%) OS/400
6 1 (4.00%) Solaris
6 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Change Management
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) Project Management
3 2 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (8.00%) BCP
3 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.00%) Network Design
3 2 (8.00%) Network Architecture
3 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.00%) Change Control
4 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.00%) Security Management
4 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.00%) SOA
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE
4 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Ruby
1 1 (4.00%) Python
1 1 (4.00%) Java
1 1 (4.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (56.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (44.00%) CCNP
2 11 (44.00%) CCNA
3 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (24.00%) MCSE
4 4 (16.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (8.00%) MCITP
6 1 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (4.00%) CCIE
6 1 (4.00%) PMP
6 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (40.00%) XenApp
3 6 (24.00%) vSphere
4 4 (16.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (8.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.00%) ProxySG
6 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
6 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) Puppet
2 1 (4.00%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (4.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Cisco
2 12 (48.00%) CheckPoint
3 10 (40.00%) VMware
3 10 (40.00%) Citrix
4 4 (16.00%) F5
5 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (12.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (12.00%) Juniper
6 2 (8.00%) Veritas
6 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.00%) Riverbed
7 1 (4.00%) TippingPoint
7 1 (4.00%) HP
7 1 (4.00%) JBoss
7 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.00%) Apple
7 1 (4.00%) Avaya
7 1 (4.00%) Nokia
7 1 (4.00%) McAfee
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