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 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 28 36 26
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 13 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.36% 3.68% 4.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 14.86% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £350 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £469 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+0.11% -2.27%
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
39 74 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 13.09% 24.75% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 37 25
Average daily rate £363 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
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 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
Tunbridge Wells -2 2 £425 +21.42% 1
West Malling - 2 - - 4
Sevenoaks - 1 - - 1
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 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 23 (79.31%) Cisco
2 20 (68.97%) LAN
3 19 (65.52%) WAN
4 18 (62.07%) CheckPoint
5 15 (51.72%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (48.28%) Windows
7 12 (41.38%) CCNP
7 12 (41.38%) CCNA
7 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
8 11 (37.93%) VMware
8 11 (37.93%) F5
9 10 (34.48%) vSphere
9 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (31.03%) XenApp
10 9 (31.03%) SolarWinds
10 9 (31.03%) Citrix
10 9 (31.03%) OSPF
10 9 (31.03%) BGP
10 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (27.59%) MPLS
11 8 (27.59%) ITIL
11 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
11 8 (27.59%) XenDesktop
11 8 (27.59%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (27.59%) BIG-IP
11 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (24.14%) SolarWinds Orion
13 6 (20.69%) MCSE

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
1 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2007
1 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (68.97%) LAN
2 19 (65.52%) WAN
3 9 (31.03%) OSPF
3 9 (31.03%) BGP
4 8 (27.59%) BIG-IP
4 8 (27.59%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (27.59%) MPLS
5 5 (17.24%) Network Security
6 4 (13.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (13.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
6 4 (13.79%) Wireless
7 3 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (6.90%) IP Telephony
8 2 (6.90%) DNS
8 2 (6.90%) Internet
8 2 (6.90%) DHCP
9 1 (3.45%) WLAN
9 1 (3.45%) SAN
9 1 (3.45%) EIGRP
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Network Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Security Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Network Support
5 2 (6.90%) IT Security Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Network Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Architect
6 1 (3.45%) IT Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) NHS
2 1 (3.45%) EqualLogic
2 1 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 3 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (10.34%) SIEM
3 2 (6.90%) Change Control
3 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
3 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.45%) Information Security
4 1 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.45%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.45%) Project Management
4 1 (3.45%) Service Management
4 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.45%) Change Management
4 1 (3.45%) Data Security
4 1 (3.45%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (41.38%) CCNP
2 12 (41.38%) CCNA
3 6 (20.69%) MCSE
3 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (17.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (10.34%) CCSA
5 3 (10.34%) CCSE
6 2 (6.90%) JNCIA
6 2 (6.90%) JNCIS
6 2 (6.90%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (6.90%) CCSP
6 2 (6.90%) CISSP
7 1 (3.45%) PMP
7 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.45%) CISM
7 1 (3.45%) MCITP
7 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
2 10 (34.48%) vSphere
3 9 (31.03%) XenApp
4 8 (27.59%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (3.45%) DFS Replication
6 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) SolarWinds Orion
2 5 (17.24%) Foglight
3 1 (3.45%) Nessus
3 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (79.31%) Cisco
2 18 (62.07%) CheckPoint
3 11 (37.93%) VMware
3 11 (37.93%) F5
4 9 (31.03%) Citrix
4 9 (31.03%) SolarWinds
5 6 (20.69%) Juniper
6 3 (10.34%) HP
7 2 (6.90%) Splunk
8 1 (3.45%) LogLogic
8 1 (3.45%) LogRhythm
8 1 (3.45%) Lancope
8 1 (3.45%) Dell
8 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.45%) TIBCO
8 1 (3.45%) Mercator
8 1 (3.45%) Bloomberg
8 1 (3.45%) CommVault
8 1 (3.45%) Tufin
8 1 (3.45%) Aruba