The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 39 44 50
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 444 393 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.61% 3.89% 3.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.70% 18.99% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 188 172
Average daily rate £385 £398 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.14% +13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 27
Average hourly rate £23.00 £34.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.35% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £18.50 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £46.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £30.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-24.16% +55.84%
Firewall
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2046 2069 1714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.23% 20.49% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1150 1002 750
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 103 112
Average hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hampshire +20 139 £375 -6.25% 16
Berkshire +6 135 £363 -8.80% 38
Surrey -1 81 £450 +13.92% 18
Buckinghamshire -1 27 £400 - 16
West Sussex +1 18 £450 +111.76% 2
Oxfordshire 0 18 £355 -5.46% 6
Kent -25 18 £315 +40.00% 6
Middlesex +1 5 £513 +7.89%
East Sussex -13 2 £425 +25.92% 4
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 462 (55.00%) Cisco
2 248 (29.52%) Windows
3 237 (28.21%) LAN
4 230 (27.38%) Cisco Certification
5 228 (27.14%) WAN
6 204 (24.29%) CheckPoint
7 201 (23.93%) Security Cleared
8 184 (21.90%) Cisco ASA
9 183 (21.79%) VMware
10 158 (18.81%) SC Cleared
11 153 (18.21%) VPN
12 148 (17.62%) Linux
13 147 (17.50%) DNS
13 147 (17.50%) Microsoft
13 147 (17.50%) Data Centre
14 141 (16.79%) Active Directory
15 139 (16.55%) Wireless
16 134 (15.95%) ITIL
17 131 (15.60%) TCP/IP
17 131 (15.60%) Juniper
18 128 (15.24%) Network Security
19 119 (14.17%) Windows Server
20 116 (13.81%) VMware Infrastructure
21 113 (13.45%) Internet
22 112 (13.33%) F5
23 111 (13.21%) CCNP
24 110 (13.10%) CCNA
25 108 (12.86%) HP
26 97 (11.55%) Migration
27 95 (11.31%) SSL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 37 (4.40%) MS Exchange
2 34 (4.05%) IIS
3 21 (2.50%) Skype for Business
4 19 (2.26%) Apache
5 17 (2.02%) SharePoint
6 14 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.19%) JBoss
9 7 (0.83%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.60%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.48%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 36 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 31 (3.69%) MS Office
3 8 (0.95%) ProjectWise
4 7 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.24%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.24%) MS Project
6 2 (0.24%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.24%) Primavera
4 2 (0.24%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.12%) BusinessWare
5 1 (0.12%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.12%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.12%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 47 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (2.14%) IaaS
3 18 (2.14%) Office 365
3 18 (2.14%) PaaS
4 9 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (1.07%) Route 53
4 9 (1.07%) SaaS
4 9 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 8 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.48%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.36%) Heroku
8 3 (0.36%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 237 (28.21%) LAN
2 228 (27.14%) WAN
3 184 (21.90%) Cisco ASA
4 153 (18.21%) VPN
5 147 (17.50%) DNS
6 139 (16.55%) Wireless
7 131 (15.60%) TCP/IP
8 128 (15.24%) Network Security
9 113 (13.45%) Internet
10 95 (11.31%) SSL
11 92 (10.95%) MPLS
12 89 (10.60%) Cisco Nexus
13 78 (9.29%) DHCP
14 77 (9.17%) SAN
15 76 (9.05%) BGP
16 62 (7.38%) VoIP
17 59 (7.02%) Intrusion Detection
18 53 (6.31%) OSPF
19 49 (5.83%) IPsec
20 44 (5.24%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (3.93%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.43%) NoSQL
2 12 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (1.31%) MySQL
4 9 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (1.07%) Oracle Database
5 8 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (0.95%) Relational Database
5 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.60%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.36%) DB2
8 3 (0.36%) Neo4j
8 3 (0.36%) QlikView
9 2 (0.24%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.24%) Big Data
9 2 (0.24%) GIS
9 2 (0.24%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (1.31%) MSI
1 11 (1.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (1.07%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.07%) Maven
3 8 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (0.71%) Subversion
5 5 (0.60%) Artifactory
5 5 (0.60%) Gradle
5 5 (0.60%) JUnit
5 5 (0.60%) TortoiseSVN
6 4 (0.48%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.48%) IntelliJ
6 4 (0.48%) Introscope
6 4 (0.48%) JIRA
7 3 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.24%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.24%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.24%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.12%) AppScan
9 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 86 (10.24%) Telecoms
2 84 (10.00%) Finance
3 20 (2.38%) Banking
4 16 (1.90%) Billing
5 9 (1.07%) Back Office
5 9 (1.07%) Retail
6 8 (0.95%) Investment Banking
6 8 (0.95%) Publishing
7 5 (0.60%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.48%) Electronics
8 4 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.48%) Marketing
8 4 (0.48%) Military
9 2 (0.24%) Legal
10 1 (0.12%) Advertising
10 1 (0.12%) Automotive
10 1 (0.12%) Games
10 1 (0.12%) Law
10 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 252 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 97 (11.55%) Analyst
3 95 (11.31%) Architect
4 79 (9.40%) Security Engineer
5 74 (8.81%) Cisco Engineer
6 68 (8.10%) Consultant
7 66 (7.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 65 (7.74%) Support Engineer
9 47 (5.60%) Network Security Engineer
10 41 (4.88%) Firewall Engineer
10 41 (4.88%) Network Support
11 36 (4.29%) Network Support Engineer
12 35 (4.17%) Administrator
13 33 (3.93%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 32 (3.81%) Project Manager
14 32 (3.81%) Security Architect
15 31 (3.69%) Security Analyst
16 30 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 30 (3.57%) IP Engineer
17 28 (3.33%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.29%) Web Services
2 20 (2.38%) 802.1X
3 18 (2.14%) .NET
4 17 (2.02%) SOAP
5 14 (1.67%) Middleware
6 12 (1.43%) XML
7 11 (1.31%) Regular Expression
8 8 (0.95%) RESTful
9 5 (0.60%) CSS
9 5 (0.60%) SAML
10 4 (0.48%) CGI
10 4 (0.48%) Java EE
10 4 (0.48%) JMS
10 4 (0.48%) LAMP
10 4 (0.48%) REST
10 4 (0.48%) RSS
10 4 (0.48%) XMPP
11 3 (0.36%) JNDI
11 3 (0.36%) JSON
11 3 (0.36%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 147 (17.50%) Data Centre
2 57 (6.79%) Management Information System
3 42 (5.00%) PKI
4 29 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (2.86%) Driving Licence
6 23 (2.74%) Clustering
7 22 (2.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 20 (2.38%) Cryptography
9 14 (1.67%) Client/Server
10 12 (1.43%) Computer Science
11 11 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
12 10 (1.19%) DataPower
12 10 (1.19%) FlexPod
13 9 (1.07%) Private Cloud
13 9 (1.07%) Replication
13 9 (1.07%) Smart Meter
14 8 (0.95%) RSA SecurID
15 7 (0.83%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 248 (29.52%) Windows
2 148 (17.62%) Linux
3 119 (14.17%) Windows Server
4 69 (8.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (6.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 44 (5.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 41 (4.88%) Unix
9 28 (3.33%) Windows 7
10 20 (2.38%) Windows 8
11 15 (1.79%) AIX
12 14 (1.67%) Windows XP
13 12 (1.43%) Solaris
13 12 (1.43%) Windows Vista
14 8 (0.95%) CentOS
15 6 (0.71%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.71%) Windows 10
16 5 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
17 4 (0.48%) SUSE
17 4 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (15.95%) ITIL
2 97 (11.55%) Migration
3 79 (9.40%) Information Security
4 72 (8.57%) Load Balancing
5 54 (6.43%) Change Management
6 53 (6.31%) Project Management
7 47 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
8 42 (5.00%) Configuration Management
9 39 (4.64%) Network Design
10 34 (4.05%) Kalman Filter
10 34 (4.05%) Service Delivery
11 33 (3.93%) High Availability
11 33 (3.93%) Incident Management
12 31 (3.69%) Problem Management
13 30 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
13 30 (3.57%) Network Architecture
14 29 (3.45%) ITSM
15 28 (3.33%) Security Management
16 27 (3.21%) Web Filtering
17 26 (3.10%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 81 (9.64%) SQL
2 39 (4.64%) PowerShell
3 34 (4.05%) Python
4 24 (2.86%) Java
5 22 (2.62%) Perl
6 15 (1.79%) Ruby
7 14 (1.67%) Bash Shell
8 8 (0.95%) C
8 8 (0.95%) C#
8 8 (0.95%) PHP
8 8 (0.95%) VBScript
9 6 (0.71%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.48%) Korn
10 4 (0.48%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.48%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.36%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.36%) Jython
12 2 (0.24%) C++
12 2 (0.24%) Tcl
13 1 (0.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 230 (27.38%) Cisco Certification
2 201 (23.93%) Security Cleared
3 158 (18.81%) SC Cleared
4 111 (13.21%) CCNP
5 110 (13.10%) CCNA
6 42 (5.00%) CISSP
7 41 (4.88%) DV Cleared
8 40 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 38 (4.52%) CCIE
10 34 (4.05%) Degree
11 30 (3.57%) CCSE
12 24 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 20 (2.38%) CCSA
13 20 (2.38%) MCSE
14 19 (2.26%) MCP
15 14 (1.67%) MCSA
16 13 (1.55%) CISM
17 12 (1.43%) CLAS
18 11 (1.31%) CESG Certified Professional
18 11 (1.31%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.88%) PCI DSS
2 33 (3.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (2.86%) SLA
4 10 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.95%) RMADS
6 5 (0.60%) COBIT
6 5 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.60%) ISO27002
6 5 (0.60%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.60%) QA
7 4 (0.48%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.24%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.12%) GxP
System Software
1 141 (16.79%) Active Directory
2 116 (13.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (5.00%) vSphere
4 40 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 34 (4.05%) UAG
6 24 (2.86%) ISA Server
6 24 (2.86%) VMware ESX
7 22 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (1.55%) ProxySG
8 13 (1.55%) XenServer
9 11 (1.31%) XenApp
10 7 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
10 7 (0.83%) KVM
10 7 (0.83%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (0.48%) vCloud
13 3 (0.36%) Docker
13 3 (0.36%) RHEV
13 3 (0.36%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 37 (4.40%) FortiGate
2 33 (3.93%) Puppet
3 28 (3.33%) WSUS
4 27 (3.21%) SCCM
5 19 (2.26%) SCOM
6 14 (1.67%) CiscoWorks
6 14 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.67%) SCVMM
7 13 (1.55%) Windows Intune
8 11 (1.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 11 (1.31%) WhatsUp Gold
9 9 (1.07%) HP SiteScope
9 9 (1.07%) Nagios
9 9 (1.07%) vRealize
10 8 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
10 8 (0.95%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 7 (0.83%) OpenView
12 6 (0.71%) ArcSight ESM
12 6 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
13 5 (0.60%) Ansible
Vendors
1 462 (55.00%) Cisco
2 204 (24.29%) CheckPoint
3 183 (21.79%) VMware
4 147 (17.50%) Microsoft
5 131 (15.60%) Juniper
6 112 (13.33%) F5
7 108 (12.86%) HP
8 79 (9.40%) Palo Alto
9 70 (8.33%) Oracle
10 63 (7.50%) Citrix
11 54 (6.43%) Blue Coat
12 52 (6.19%) IBM
13 45 (5.36%) Red Hat
14 36 (4.29%) SolarWinds
15 31 (3.69%) Intel Security
16 27 (3.21%) Fortinet
17 26 (3.10%) NetApp
18 24 (2.86%) Dell
19 23 (2.74%) CA
19 23 (2.74%) EMC
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