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 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 22 28 34
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 1.88% 1.32% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 10.53% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£263 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
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%
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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
18 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 11.25% 12.58% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 5
Average daily rate £275 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £300 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £425 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +60.00%
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 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 28 August 2015, 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 XP
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (40.00%) Software Licensing
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (40.00%) IPv4
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) PBX
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (40.00%) SAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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%) SharePoint
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) IPv4
2 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) VLAN
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) PBX
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Support
1 2 (40.00%) Support Technician
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) Field Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Field Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (40.00%) Replication
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (40.00%) Software Licensing
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Logistics
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint