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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 35 33 40
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.97% 2.07% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 13.04% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
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£263 £563 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +73.07%
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 £22.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-4.33% +3.44%
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
24 46 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 7.87% 15.86% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 14
Average daily rate £275 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £563 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 6
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 3 September 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 +6 3 £263 - 1
Hinckley - 3 - -
Firewall
East Midlands

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (38.46%) SAN
3 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
3 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 5 (38.46%) DNS
3 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (38.46%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (30.77%) VPN
4 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
4 4 (30.77%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) LAN
5 3 (23.08%) Citrix
5 3 (23.08%) Sophos
5 3 (23.08%) Network Security
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) XenApp
5 3 (23.08%) XenDesktop
5 3 (23.08%) Veeam
5 3 (23.08%) Meraki
6 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (15.38%) Software Licensing
6 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
1 2 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) DNS
1 5 (38.46%) SAN
2 4 (30.77%) VPN
3 3 (23.08%) Network Security
3 3 (23.08%) LAN
4 2 (15.38%) PBX
4 2 (15.38%) WAN
4 2 (15.38%) DHCP
4 2 (15.38%) VLAN
4 2 (15.38%) IPv4
5 1 (7.69%) IMAP
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (7.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Security Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Field Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
4 2 (15.38%) Field Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Support
4 2 (15.38%) Support Technician
5 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
1 2 (15.38%) Replication
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (30.77%) Linux
4 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (15.38%) UNIX
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (15.38%) Software Licensing
2 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (15.38%) Logistics
2 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) CCSE
3 1 (7.69%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) XenApp
2 3 (23.08%) XenDesktop
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.69%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) WSUS
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Veeam
3 3 (23.08%) Meraki
3 3 (23.08%) Sophos
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
5 1 (7.69%) BMC