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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 40 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.76% 1.69% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 18.75% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Average daily rate
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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 £22.01 £20.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+8.70% -10.98%
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
36 32 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 9.16% 9.04% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 25
Average daily rate £350 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £469 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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
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 31 July 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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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 2 £350 -22.22% 1
Kettering 0 1 £300 -
Firewall
East Midlands

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 9 (75.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (58.33%) LAN
4 7 (58.33%) WAN
5 6 (50.00%) CCNP
5 6 (50.00%) Migration
6 5 (41.67%) SSL
6 5 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 4 (33.33%) DV Cleared
7 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 4 (33.33%) HSRP
7 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 4 (33.33%) VPN
7 4 (33.33%) CCIE
7 4 (33.33%) CCNA
7 4 (33.33%) MPLS
8 3 (25.00%) OSPF
8 3 (25.00%) BGP
8 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
8 3 (25.00%) VRRP
8 3 (25.00%) Validation
8 3 (25.00%) Wireless
8 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
8 3 (25.00%) IVR
8 3 (25.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 3 (25.00%) PKI
8 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) LAN
1 7 (58.33%) WAN
2 5 (41.67%) SSL
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (33.33%) HSRP
3 4 (33.33%) MPLS
3 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (33.33%) VPN
4 3 (25.00%) VoIP
4 3 (25.00%) WLAN
4 3 (25.00%) OSPF
4 3 (25.00%) BGP
4 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 3 (25.00%) VRRP
4 3 (25.00%) Multicast
4 3 (25.00%) Unified Communications
4 3 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (25.00%) Wireless
4 3 (25.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Telephony Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 1 (8.33%) IT Operations Manager
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) ISPF
1 1 (8.33%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (25.00%) IVR
2 3 (25.00%) PKI
3 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (25.00%) Validation
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Management
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 1 (8.33%) Information Assurance
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Application Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (50.00%) CCNP
3 4 (33.33%) CCNA
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) CCIE
4 3 (25.00%) CCIP
5 2 (16.67%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
1 1 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) Juniper
3 2 (16.67%) Websense
3 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 1 (8.33%) F5
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
4 1 (8.33%) Riverbed
4 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Sun