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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 27 21 22
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 4 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.69% 4.53% 3.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.81% 26.09% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 5
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£600 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.15 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+36.47% -22.50%
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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 46 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 11.39% 17.36% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 20
Average daily rate £500 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +125.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) F5
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 3 (33.33%) Information Security
3 3 (33.33%) CCNP
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) CISSP
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (33.33%) CISM
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 2 (22.22%) DMZ
4 2 (22.22%) Websense
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) VoIP
4 2 (22.22%) WAN
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) IIS
4 2 (22.22%) MS Office
4 2 (22.22%) CISA
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) CCVP
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (22.22%) Wireshark
4 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
4 2 (22.22%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) IIS
2 2 (22.22%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (22.22%) Lync
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (22.22%) DMZ
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) VoIP
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (22.22%) Wireshark
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
2 2 (22.22%) Multicast
3 1 (11.11%) HSRP
3 1 (11.11%) FWSM
3 1 (11.11%) BIG-IP
3 1 (11.11%) BGP
3 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
3 1 (11.11%) VRRP
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Network Administrator
1 2 (22.22%) Network Manager
1 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Risk Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Support
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (11.11%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 3 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
2 2 (22.22%) Time Management
2 2 (22.22%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (11.11%) Database Security
3 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CCNP
1 3 (33.33%) CISSP
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (33.33%) CISM
2 2 (22.22%) CISA
2 2 (22.22%) CCVP
2 2 (22.22%) CCDP
3 1 (11.11%) CRISC
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) F5
3 2 (22.22%) Websense
3 2 (22.22%) Riverbed
3 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
4 1 (11.11%) Varonis
4 1 (11.11%) Aveksa
4 1 (11.11%) Avaya
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint