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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 29 37 45
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 10 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 3.58% 1.43% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.28% 10.20% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £250 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £29.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-21.55% +52.63%
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
47 49 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 16.85% 14.00% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 6
Average daily rate £263 £300 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £140 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 11
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +11 10 £250 - 1
Firewall
East Midlands

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 9 (52.94%) LAN
1 9 (52.94%) WAN
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
3 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (35.29%) Windows XP
4 5 (29.41%) Blackberry
4 5 (29.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (29.41%) VLAN
4 5 (29.41%) Wireless
4 5 (29.41%) Network Management
5 4 (23.53%) SolarWinds
5 4 (23.53%) Windows 2000 Server
5 4 (23.53%) CCNP
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
6 3 (17.65%) Migration
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (11.76%) Security Patching
7 2 (11.76%) Server Building
7 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
7 2 (11.76%) Palo Alto
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 5 (29.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) LAN
1 9 (52.94%) WAN
2 5 (29.41%) VLAN
2 5 (29.41%) Wireless
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (11.76%) PBX
3 2 (11.76%) TACACS
3 2 (11.76%) VPN
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (5.88%) DHCP
4 1 (5.88%) DNS
4 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
4 1 (5.88%) IPv4
4 1 (5.88%) Network Security
4 1 (5.88%) NX-OS
4 1 (5.88%) SAN
4 1 (5.88%) SSL
4 1 (5.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Network Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) IT Support
3 4 (23.53%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 4 (23.53%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support
4 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Support Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Switch Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Technician
6 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Field Support Technician
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (35.29%) Windows XP
3 4 (23.53%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.88%) Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Network Management
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Security Patching
3 2 (11.76%) Server Building
4 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.88%) Logistics
4 1 (5.88%) Network Security Management
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Security Management
4 1 (5.88%) Software Licensing
4 1 (5.88%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (23.53%) CCNP
3 2 (11.76%) CCNA
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) SolarWinds
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Dell
4 2 (11.76%) IBM
4 2 (11.76%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.88%) Avaya
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper
5 1 (5.88%) Meraki
5 1 (5.88%) Mitel
5 1 (5.88%) VMware