The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Leicester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 34 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 0.96% 0.85% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.41% 5.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.43% -30.83%
Communications & Networking Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
27 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 12.92% 14.53% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
Average daily rate £250 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £467 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Firewall
Leicestershire

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 12 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Deployment Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft