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 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 35 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Firewall 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.57% 0.65% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.82% 5.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -4.76%
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
39 38 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 12.26% 12.38% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 9
Average daily rate £300 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £180 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 16
Average hourly rate £13.25 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.81% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 March 2015. 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 - 1 - - 3
Loughborough - - - -
Melton Mowbray - - - -
Firewall
East Midlands

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) LAN
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (50.00%) WAN
4 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
5 3 (30.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (20.00%) MS Office
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
6 2 (20.00%) VoIP
6 2 (20.00%) VPN
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) Wireless
6 2 (20.00%) EPoS
6 2 (20.00%) Retail
6 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat
6 2 (20.00%) CCSE
6 2 (20.00%) Network Security
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (30.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) LAN
2 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 2 (20.00%) Network Security
4 2 (20.00%) VoIP
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Desktop Support
1 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (30.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Technician
2 2 (20.00%) Support Technician
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (20.00%) EPoS
3 1 (10.00%) Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (10.00%) Network Management
1 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (10.00%) Resilience Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (10.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix