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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 34 36 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.22% 2.10% 5.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.64% 17.86% 40.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 9
Median daily rate £205 £263 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.90% -34.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £383 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
- +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -15.09%
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
22 28 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 8.98% 11.76% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 17
Median daily rate £325 £285 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -32.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £240 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Median hourly rate £14.45 £37.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.46% +56.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 6 December 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 (88.89%) Cisco
2 12 (66.67%) Wireless
3 11 (61.11%) LAN
4 10 (55.56%) Change Management
5 9 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (44.44%) Network Security
7 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
9 5 (27.78%) Juniper
9 5 (27.78%) VoIP
10 3 (16.67%) WAN
10 3 (16.67%) ITIL
10 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 3 (16.67%) Nortel
10 3 (16.67%) Avaya
10 3 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
11 2 (11.11%) DNS
11 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
11 2 (11.11%) HP
11 2 (11.11%) DHCP
11 2 (11.11%) Windows
11 2 (11.11%) WLAN
11 2 (11.11%) High Availability
11 2 (11.11%) Palo Alto
11 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (11.11%) Cisco Wireless
12 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
12 1 (5.56%) Data Loss Prevention
12 1 (5.56%) Mimecast

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 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Mimecast
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) Wireless
2 11 (61.11%) LAN
3 9 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (44.44%) Network Security
5 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (27.78%) VoIP
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (16.67%) WAN
8 2 (11.11%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (11.11%) DHCP
8 2 (11.11%) DNS
8 2 (11.11%) WLAN
9 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
9 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
9 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Network Engineer
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (55.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (44.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 8 (44.44%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 8 (44.44%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
3 8 (44.44%) LAN Engineer
3 8 (44.44%) Wireless Engineer
3 8 (44.44%) Wireless Network Engineer
4 6 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (11.11%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Network Support
5 2 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Network Technician
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Network Technician
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Technician
5 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) WAN Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) NHS
1 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Change Management
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) API Integration
4 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.56%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.56%) ISO 14001
2 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) BitLocker
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 5 (27.78%) Juniper
4 3 (16.67%) Avaya
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) Nortel
5 2 (11.11%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) Palo Alto
6 1 (5.56%) Adobe
6 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.56%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) Forcepoint
6 1 (5.56%) Intel Security
6 1 (5.56%) Mitel
6 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow
6 1 (5.56%) VMware