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 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 42 33 25
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 7 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.69% 0.74% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.42% 5.71% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate
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£354 £256 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.04% -35.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £251 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £261 £400
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%
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
38 35 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 9.18% 13.01% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 10 14
Average daily rate £400 £250 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -11.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £201 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £263 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 4
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.44%
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 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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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 - 5 £481 - 1
Wellingborough - - - - 1
Kettering - - - -
Firewall
East Midlands

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) WAN
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (38.46%) SAN
4 5 (38.46%) CCIE
4 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (30.77%) SolarWinds
5 4 (30.77%) Wireshark
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
5 4 (30.77%) Migration
5 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
5 4 (30.77%) LAN
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 3 (23.08%) Retail
6 3 (23.08%) SCCM
6 3 (23.08%) SCOM
6 3 (23.08%) Network Security
6 3 (23.08%) FortiGate
7 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
7 2 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Lync
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) WAN
2 5 (38.46%) SAN
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (30.77%) Wireshark
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (30.77%) LAN
4 3 (23.08%) Network Security
5 2 (15.38%) DNS
6 1 (7.69%) DHCP
6 1 (7.69%) SNA
6 1 (7.69%) BIG-IP
6 1 (7.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 3 (23.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Architect
1 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Network Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Support
3 1 (7.69%) Network Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Migration
1 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
2 2 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design
3 1 (7.69%) CAD
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) Coaching
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (38.46%) CCIE
3 1 (7.69%) MCSE
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) CCDP
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) MCITP
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 3 (23.08%) SCOM
2 3 (23.08%) FortiGate
3 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) SolarWinds
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) NetApp
5 1 (7.69%) Nokia
5 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
5 1 (7.69%) Websense
5 1 (7.69%) Riverbed
5 1 (7.69%) F5