The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham 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 23 37 30
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 19 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 4.51% 2.12% 3.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.14% 12.96% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 1
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£306 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.51% +11.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -61.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+14.94% -16.34%
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Nottinghamshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
70 54 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 16.63% 16.36% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 22
Average daily rate £313 £299 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% -8.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £163 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £14.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.97 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.00 £42.50
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 Nottingham

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Nottingham region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 26 (72.22%) Cisco
2 20 (55.56%) CCNP
2 20 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (55.56%) CheckPoint
3 19 (52.78%) CCNA
4 16 (44.44%) VMware
4 16 (44.44%) Blue Coat
5 14 (38.89%) Load Balancing
5 14 (38.89%) Wireless
5 14 (38.89%) ITIL
5 14 (38.89%) HP
6 13 (36.11%) SAN
6 13 (36.11%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (33.33%) NAS
7 12 (33.33%) Change Control
7 12 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (33.33%) Nortel
7 12 (33.33%) CCIE
7 12 (33.33%) WAN
7 12 (33.33%) ProxySG
7 12 (33.33%) Nortel Contivity
8 11 (30.56%) LAN
9 10 (27.78%) Degree
10 7 (19.44%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (16.67%) VPN
11 6 (16.67%) Windows
12 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
12 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
12 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
12 4 (11.11%) Banking

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.78%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (38.89%) Wireless
2 13 (36.11%) SAN
3 12 (33.33%) NAS
3 12 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (33.33%) WAN
3 12 (33.33%) Nortel Contivity
4 11 (30.56%) LAN
5 7 (19.44%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (16.67%) VPN
7 3 (8.33%) Network Security
7 3 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (8.33%) VLAN
8 2 (5.56%) HTTP
8 2 (5.56%) PBX
8 2 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (5.56%) MD110
8 2 (5.56%) IP Telephony
9 1 (2.78%) FCoE
9 1 (2.78%) TACACS
9 1 (2.78%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Gradle
1 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (11.11%) Banking
1 4 (11.11%) Retail
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (11.11%) Consultant
2 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Network Support
3 3 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support
4 2 (5.56%) Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Network Specialist
4 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Security Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Security Architect
5 1 (2.78%) Technical Project Leader
5 1 (2.78%) Team Leader
5 1 (2.78%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) WAP
2 2 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (2.78%) REST
3 1 (2.78%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (2.78%) JSON
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.78%) WSDL
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) XSD
3 1 (2.78%) JMS
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.56%) Statistics
2 2 (5.56%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) Open Source
3 1 (2.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (8.33%) Linux
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.78%) UNIX
4 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) Load Balancing
1 14 (38.89%) ITIL
2 12 (33.33%) Change Control
3 3 (8.33%) Network Management
3 3 (8.33%) Information Security
3 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 2 (5.56%) IT Governance
4 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.56%) Data Protection
4 2 (5.56%) Change Management
4 2 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.78%) SIEM
5 1 (2.78%) Security Architecture
5 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (2.78%) Data Management
5 1 (2.78%) Service Management
5 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.78%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.78%) Java
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (55.56%) CCNP
1 20 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (52.78%) CCNA
3 12 (33.33%) CCIE
4 10 (27.78%) Degree
5 3 (8.33%) CISSP
6 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) CISM
7 1 (2.78%) GIAC
7 1 (2.78%) CCSA
7 1 (2.78%) ISSAP
7 1 (2.78%) ISSEP
7 1 (2.78%) ISSMP
7 1 (2.78%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.78%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (36.11%) VMware ESXi
2 12 (33.33%) ProxySG
3 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.78%) KVM
4 1 (2.78%) XenApp
4 1 (2.78%) VirtualBox
4 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (2.78%) HP SIM
1 1 (2.78%) Puppet
1 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.78%) WSUS
1 1 (2.78%) WMI
Vendors
1 26 (72.22%) Cisco
2 20 (55.56%) CheckPoint
3 16 (44.44%) VMware
3 16 (44.44%) Blue Coat
4 14 (38.89%) HP
5 12 (33.33%) Nortel
6 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 4 (11.11%) F5
7 3 (8.33%) Juniper
7 3 (8.33%) Citrix
8 2 (5.56%) SAP
8 2 (5.56%) Software AG
8 2 (5.56%) Aastra
9 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.78%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.78%) Mitel
9 1 (2.78%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.78%) webMethods
9 1 (2.78%) Nokia
9 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
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