The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 37 33 38
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 5 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.23% 1.65% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 16.22% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
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£350 £450 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +40.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-4.33% +3.44%
Firewall
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
25 37 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 6.13% 10.19% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 28
Average daily rate £350 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £318 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.60 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -2 4 £350 -22.22%
Kettering -1 1 £300 -
Firewall
East Midlands

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) CCNP
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (37.50%) CTI
3 3 (37.50%) CRM
3 3 (37.50%) PBX
3 3 (37.50%) VoIP
3 3 (37.50%) Websense
3 3 (37.50%) IVR
3 3 (37.50%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) CCNA
5 1 (12.50%) ColdFusion
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) SNA
5 1 (12.50%) SSL
5 1 (12.50%) SLA
5 1 (12.50%) WLAN
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) ETL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 (12.50%) JBoss
1 1 (12.50%) ColdFusion
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (12.50%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) CTI
1 3 (37.50%) Network Security
1 3 (37.50%) PBX
1 3 (37.50%) VoIP
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) SNA
3 1 (12.50%) SSL
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (12.50%) HSRP
3 1 (12.50%) Multicast
3 1 (12.50%) MPLS
3 1 (12.50%) OSPF
3 1 (12.50%) BGP
3 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Telephony Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Operations Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) IVR
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Information Assurance
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Application Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (62.50%) CCNP
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
1 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Websense
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
3 1 (12.50%) Riverbed
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) Informatica
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle