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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 25 23 29
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 3.64% 1.40% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.35% 16.67% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £337
% change year-on-year
- +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% +3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.97% +15.62%
Firewall
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
31 12 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 18.79% 8.39% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 2
Average daily rate £293 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 13
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £20.00 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VLAN
2 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
2 3 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) PBX
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) IPv4
3 2 (25.00%) CCNP
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (25.00%) Network Management
3 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Telecoms

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) PBX
1 3 (37.50%) VLAN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) IPv4
2 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) SSL
3 1 (12.50%) VoIP
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) IT Support
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Technician
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Field Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Field Support Technician
2 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Technician
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Support
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (25.00%) Logistics
1 2 (25.00%) Network Management
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (25.00%) Software Licensing
1 2 (25.00%) Web Filtering
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security Management
2 1 (12.50%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Avaya
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Mitel
3 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
3 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds