The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 29 35 29
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 1.34% 1.09% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.00% 9.09% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £19.30 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+21.76% -24.31%
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Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
25 22 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 16.78% 12.02% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 7
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £100 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £330 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -72.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Leicester region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Leicester region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

Firewall
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Network Management

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) Network Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Security Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) HP