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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 20 23 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.83% 3.13% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.75% 24.14% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+39.47% -3.18%
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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
16 29 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.76% 12.95% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 24
Average daily rate £185 £356 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.07% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £288 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 May 2015, 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 2 (28.57%) BPR
1 2 (28.57%) Information Security
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
1 2 (28.57%) VPN
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (28.57%) PMP
1 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
1 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Business Process Mapping
1 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) ActionScript 2.0
2 1 (14.29%) Aruba
2 1 (14.29%) Lync
2 1 (14.29%) F5
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper
2 1 (14.29%) EFT
2 1 (14.29%) IBM

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (14.29%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) HTTPS
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) FTP
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
2 1 (14.29%) SSH
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (14.29%) NetScreen
General
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Compliance Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (14.29%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) BPR
1 2 (28.57%) Information Security
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
1 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Business Process Mapping
1 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Document Management
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 1 (14.29%) ActionScript 2.0
1 1 (14.29%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (28.57%) PMP
1 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
2 1 (14.29%) Aruba
2 1 (14.29%) F5
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft