The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 33 46 33
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Contract jobs citing Firewall 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.74% 0.33% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.63% 2.27% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£564 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.63 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.70% -2.22%
Firewall
East Midlands

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

Communications & Networking Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
43 44 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 14.98% 14.47% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 7
Average daily rate £350 £275 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £378 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -52.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £11.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Leicester +7 2 - - 2
Lutterworth - - - -
Firewall
East Midlands

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Network Security
2 5 (50.00%) LAN
2 5 (50.00%) WAN
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) Local Government
5 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (10.00%) VLAN
6 1 (10.00%) Data Protection

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Network Security
2 5 (50.00%) LAN
2 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) VLAN
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) MPLS
General
1 2 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Network Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Network Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (20.00%) Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Project Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Security Architecture
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (10.00%) Network Management
4 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
1 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (20.00%) HP
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