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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 23 32 27
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 13 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 5.37% 3.97% 4.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.08% 28.95% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 12
Median daily rate £200 £375 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £310 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £425 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £361
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £21.01 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% -23.61%
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
48 38 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 19.83% 13.72% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 15 49
Median daily rate £200 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.82% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £305 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £14.45 £37.50 £11.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.46% +214.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Maidstone - 2 £300 -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 18 (66.67%) Cisco
2 17 (62.96%) LAN
3 15 (55.56%) Wireless
4 10 (37.04%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (37.04%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (37.04%) Change Management
4 10 (37.04%) WAN
5 9 (33.33%) Windows
5 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 8 (29.63%) HP
6 8 (29.63%) Network Security
7 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
8 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
9 5 (18.52%) Citrix
9 5 (18.52%) Juniper
9 5 (18.52%) SQL
9 5 (18.52%) Siebel
9 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
9 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
9 5 (18.52%) VMware
9 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
9 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
10 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (14.81%) VMware ESX
10 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
10 4 (14.81%) Clustering
10 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (14.81%) VoIP
10 4 (14.81%) WLAN
10 4 (14.81%) Oracle

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 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
3 4 (14.81%) IIS
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (14.81%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (62.96%) LAN
2 15 (55.56%) Wireless
3 10 (37.04%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (37.04%) Cisco Nexus
3 10 (37.04%) WAN
4 8 (29.63%) Network Security
5 4 (14.81%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (14.81%) SAN
5 4 (14.81%) VoIP
5 4 (14.81%) WLAN
6 3 (11.11%) DNS
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (7.41%) DHCP
8 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
8 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (14.81%) QlikView
2 1 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
General
1 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Network Engineer
2 11 (40.74%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (40.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) LAN Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) Wireless Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) Wireless Network Engineer
4 7 (25.93%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Network Technician
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Technician
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Server Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Senior Technician
7 2 (7.41%) Server Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Clustering
1 4 (14.81%) Wiki
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
3 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Change Management
2 4 (14.81%) High Availability
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.70%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (3.70%) Information Security
5 1 (3.70%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Network Design
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.41%) CCNA
3 1 (3.70%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.70%) ISO 14001
3 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (14.81%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.70%) BitLocker
3 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) Cisco
2 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (29.63%) HP
4 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
4 5 (18.52%) Citrix
4 5 (18.52%) Juniper
4 5 (18.52%) Siebel
4 5 (18.52%) VMware
5 4 (14.81%) Informatica
5 4 (14.81%) IronPort
5 4 (14.81%) Oracle
6 2 (7.41%) 3Com
6 2 (7.41%) Avaya
6 2 (7.41%) BT
6 2 (7.41%) NETGEAR
6 2 (7.41%) Nortel
6 2 (7.41%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.70%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (3.70%) Aruba
7 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow