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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 21 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 7 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.59% 2.26% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 41.18% 16.13% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Average daily rate
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£550 £339 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.36% -17.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+14.94% -16.34%
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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
17 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.72% 14.03% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 9
Average daily rate £400 £363 £478
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -24.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £315 £424
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £18.59
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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 (55.56%) Cisco
1 5 (55.56%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (33.33%) Lync
2 3 (33.33%) VPN
2 3 (33.33%) DMZ
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) F5
2 3 (33.33%) Multicast
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (22.22%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
3 2 (22.22%) CCNP
3 2 (22.22%) CCDP
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Avaya
3 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) VoIP
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) ActionScript
3 2 (22.22%) MS Office
3 2 (22.22%) FTP
3 2 (22.22%) HTTP
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) HTTPS
3 2 (22.22%) IBM

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 3 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
1 3 (33.33%) Lync
2 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (33.33%) VPN
1 3 (33.33%) DMZ
1 3 (33.33%) Multicast
2 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) VoIP
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
2 2 (22.22%) FTP
2 2 (22.22%) HTTP
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) HTTPS
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (22.22%) Wireshark
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (22.22%) SSH
3 1 (11.11%) IPsec
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) OSPF
3 1 (11.11%) BGP
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Support
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Network Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Network Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall Support
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Network Support
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) EFT
1 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) BPR
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) ActionScript
1 2 (22.22%) ActionScript 2.0
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCNP
1 2 (22.22%) CCDP
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (22.22%) CCVP
2 1 (11.11%) PMP
2 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) F5
3 2 (22.22%) Avaya
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) Riverbed
3 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
3 2 (22.22%) Websense
4 1 (11.11%) Infoblox
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) Remedy