The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Middlesex region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 24 25 21
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 5 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 2.24% 0.43% 3.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.74% 2.27% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
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£425 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 - £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.10% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -5.64%
Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
23 44 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 10.31% 19.05% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 11
Average daily rate £363 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £285 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.07% -
Firewall
South East

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 10 July 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 10 July 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 6 (54.55%) Cisco
1 6 (54.55%) Network Security
2 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Juniper
3 3 (27.27%) CISSP
3 3 (27.27%) CISM
3 3 (27.27%) Information Security
4 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 2 (18.18%) Time Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
4 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
4 2 (18.18%) F5
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) CISA
4 2 (18.18%) Internet
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (18.18%) VPN
4 2 (18.18%) Nortel
4 2 (18.18%) CCNP
4 2 (18.18%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) IIS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 (18.18%) IIS
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) nginx
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Route 53
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Network Security
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) Internet
3 1 (9.09%) Extranet
3 1 (9.09%) BGP
3 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
3 1 (9.09%) VRRP
3 1 (9.09%) BIG-IP
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (9.09%) Intranet
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (9.09%) FWSM
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (9.09%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Security Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Web Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) CLARiiON
2 1 (9.09%) CMDB
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) Solaris
2 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
2 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
2 1 (9.09%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Information Security
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Change Management
2 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
2 2 (18.18%) Time Management
2 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
2 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (9.09%) Database Security
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Perl
1 1 (9.09%) PHP
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CISSP
1 3 (27.27%) CISM
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CISA
2 2 (18.18%) CCNP
2 2 (18.18%) CCNA
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) CRISC
3 1 (9.09%) CCSP
3 1 (9.09%) CCSA
3 1 (9.09%) CCSE
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) ProxySG
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Nagios
1 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
1 1 (9.09%) ZABBIX
1 1 (9.09%) Cacti
1 1 (9.09%) Munin
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (9.09%) HAProxy
1 1 (9.09%) Ansible
1 1 (9.09%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) Juniper
2 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
3 2 (18.18%) Nortel
3 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) F5
4 1 (9.09%) Aveksa
4 1 (9.09%) Varonis
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) EMC
4 1 (9.09%) NetApp
4 1 (9.09%) Nokia
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 1 (9.09%) 3PAR
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
4 1 (9.09%) Crossbeam