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 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 34 38 29
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 7 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.43% 1.48% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.58% 12.82% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -8.28%
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
48 39 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 16.67% 11.57% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 3
Average daily rate £325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £160 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 8
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.20% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.80 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram 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 May 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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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 +5 2 - - 1
Firewall
East Midlands

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (50.00%) LAN
3 4 (40.00%) Network Security
3 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) VPN
3 4 (40.00%) DNS
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (20.00%) UNIX
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) CCSE
5 2 (20.00%) Clustering
5 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (20.00%) Wireless
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
6 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (10.00%) C
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
6 1 (10.00%) Citrix

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) LAN
2 4 (40.00%) Network Security
2 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 4 (40.00%) VPN
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (10.00%) IMAP
4 1 (10.00%) Skype
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Firewall Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Network Support
5 1 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (20.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) ITSM
3 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Resilience Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) WSUS
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) BMC
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) F5