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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 31 26 20
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 11 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.78% 4.38% 4.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 31.71% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 4
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£405 £250 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.00% -40.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £150 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
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 £25.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -32.69%
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
66 41 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 22.68% 13.80% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 23 15
Average daily rate £400 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -57.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 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 - 2 £405 - 6
Rochester - - - -
Sandwich - - - -
Sevenoaks - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
West Malling - - - - 3
Westerham - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Dover - - - - 1
Folkestone - - - -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 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 17 (70.83%) Cisco
2 15 (62.50%) Windows
3 14 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
4 13 (54.17%) LAN
4 13 (54.17%) WAN
5 12 (50.00%) CCNP
5 12 (50.00%) CheckPoint
6 11 (45.83%) CCNA
6 11 (45.83%) MS Exchange
6 11 (45.83%) Advertising
6 11 (45.83%) VMware
6 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (41.67%) XenApp
7 10 (41.67%) Citrix
8 9 (37.50%) DNS
8 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (29.17%) Change Management
11 6 (25.00%) vSphere
11 6 (25.00%) OSPF
12 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (20.83%) BGP
12 5 (20.83%) MCSE
12 5 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (20.83%) Finance
13 4 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 11 (45.83%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.17%) Apache
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (54.17%) LAN
1 13 (54.17%) WAN
2 9 (37.50%) DNS
3 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (25.00%) OSPF
5 5 (20.83%) BGP
5 5 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (16.67%) DHCP
6 4 (16.67%) MPLS
7 3 (12.50%) SAN
7 3 (12.50%) Network Security
7 3 (12.50%) Wireless
8 2 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (8.33%) VPN
8 2 (8.33%) VoIP
9 1 (4.17%) DMZ
9 1 (4.17%) Internet
9 1 (4.17%) HTTP
9 1 (4.17%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Ingres
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) WebLOAD
General
1 11 (45.83%) Advertising
2 5 (20.83%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Network Engineer
1 9 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 8 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Network Support
4 4 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Junior
6 1 (4.17%) Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Network Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 2 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) OS/400
5 1 (4.17%) Solaris
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (4.17%) CentOS
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Change Management
2 3 (12.50%) Project Management
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) BCP
3 2 (8.33%) Network Design
3 2 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.17%) Information Governance
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE
4 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.17%) SOA
4 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Change Control
4 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.17%) Security Management
4 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Python
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) Perl
1 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (50.00%) CCNP
3 11 (45.83%) CCNA
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (20.83%) MCSE
5 4 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.17%) PMP
6 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
6 1 (4.17%) CCIE
6 1 (4.17%) MCITP
6 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 10 (41.67%) XenApp
3 6 (25.00%) vSphere
4 4 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 2 (8.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
6 1 (4.17%) ProxySG
6 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Nagios
2 1 (4.17%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Cisco
2 12 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 11 (45.83%) VMware
4 10 (41.67%) Citrix
5 4 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 3 (12.50%) Juniper
6 3 (12.50%) F5
7 2 (8.33%) Blue Coat
7 2 (8.33%) Veritas
8 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.17%) Apple
8 1 (4.17%) Avaya
8 1 (4.17%) McAfee
8 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.17%) HP
8 1 (4.17%) JBoss
8 1 (4.17%) Riverbed
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