The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 29 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.23% 2.76% 5.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 13.46% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Average daily rate
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- £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.37% -1.11%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
27 52 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 11.11% 20.47% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 16
Average daily rate £375 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) CCNP
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) Network Security
2 4 (40.00%) F5
3 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) CISSP
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) CISM
3 3 (30.00%) Information Security
4 2 (20.00%) CCVP
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
4 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (20.00%) Websense
4 2 (20.00%) CISA
4 2 (20.00%) VoIP
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) IIS
4 2 (20.00%) MS Office
4 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) Internet

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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%) IIS
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) nginx
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Route 53
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Network Security
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (30.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) VoIP
3 2 (20.00%) Internet
3 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (10.00%) FWSM
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (10.00%) HSRP
4 1 (10.00%) Extranet
4 1 (10.00%) BGP
4 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (10.00%) VRRP
4 1 (10.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (10.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Network Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Network Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Web Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Security Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) CLARiiON
2 1 (10.00%) CMDB
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (10.00%) CentOS
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Information Security
1 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) Time Management
2 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (20.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Database Security
3 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CCNP
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CISM
2 3 (30.00%) CISSP
3 2 (20.00%) CCNA
3 2 (20.00%) CCDP
3 2 (20.00%) CISA
3 2 (20.00%) CCVP
4 1 (10.00%) CCSE
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) CRISC
4 1 (10.00%) CCSA
4 1 (10.00%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) HAProxy
2 1 (10.00%) Ansible
2 1 (10.00%) Salt
2 1 (10.00%) Nagios
2 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (10.00%) ZABBIX
2 1 (10.00%) Cacti
2 1 (10.00%) Munin
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) Riverbed
3 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (20.00%) Websense
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) Nokia
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) EMC
4 1 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (10.00%) Crossbeam
4 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (10.00%) Aveksa
4 1 (10.00%) Varonis
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle