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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 44 56 73
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +17
Contract jobs citing Firewall 392 266 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.14% 3.05% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.01% 17.16% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 141 98
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £308
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +10.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 24
Average hourly rate £39.25 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.25% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.56 £16.63 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -4.76%
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
1959 1550 1532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.70% 17.80% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 927 653 608
Average daily rate £350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 126 145
Average hourly rate £36.00 £21.81 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.09% +3.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 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
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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
Berkshire +12 130 £398 +17.34% 33
Surrey +24 79 £313 -6.71% 34
Hampshire -1 76 £400 -5.88% 21
Buckinghamshire +9 35 £425 +71.71% 15
Kent +10 24 £450 +28.57% 6
Oxfordshire +1 23 £375 +18.57% 11
West Sussex -12 15 £270 -32.43% 5
East Sussex +7 9 £425 +25.92% 4
Middlesex 0 2 £500 -9.09% 2
Sussex - 2 £250 -
Home Counties +2 1 £450 -26.53%
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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.

1 424 (52.80%) Cisco
2 280 (34.87%) Windows
3 231 (28.77%) Cisco Certification
4 228 (28.39%) CheckPoint
5 205 (25.53%) VMware
6 202 (25.16%) WAN
6 202 (25.16%) Security Cleared
7 201 (25.03%) LAN
8 181 (22.54%) Cisco ASA
9 175 (21.79%) VPN
10 168 (20.92%) Active Directory
11 167 (20.80%) Linux
12 165 (20.55%) Microsoft
13 152 (18.93%) Juniper
14 139 (17.31%) F5
15 138 (17.19%) CCNP
15 138 (17.19%) ITIL
16 133 (16.56%) TCP/IP
17 130 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
18 128 (15.94%) Network Security
18 128 (15.94%) DNS
19 116 (14.45%) CCNA
20 114 (14.20%) OSPF
21 112 (13.95%) SC Cleared
22 109 (13.57%) Telecoms
23 98 (12.20%) MPLS
24 97 (12.08%) BGP
25 95 (11.83%) SQL
25 95 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
26 94 (11.71%) DV Cleared

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 68 (8.47%) MS Exchange
2 36 (4.48%) IIS
3 32 (3.99%) SharePoint
4 27 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (2.12%) Lync
6 15 (1.87%) Apache
7 13 (1.62%) WebSphere
8 12 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.75%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
11 6 (0.75%) Documentum
12 5 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.62%) IBM HTTP Server
12 5 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.50%) nginx
13 4 (0.50%) Confluence
14 3 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
14 3 (0.37%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 45 (5.60%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.24%) MS Office
3 20 (2.49%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.62%) MS Project
5 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.25%) RMDS
2 5 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) assyst
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.49%) Office 365
2 10 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.25%) SaaS
3 9 (1.12%) IaaS
4 7 (0.87%) PaaS
5 5 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.62%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 202 (25.16%) WAN
2 201 (25.03%) LAN
3 181 (22.54%) Cisco ASA
4 175 (21.79%) VPN
5 133 (16.56%) TCP/IP
6 128 (15.94%) DNS
6 128 (15.94%) Network Security
7 114 (14.20%) OSPF
8 98 (12.20%) MPLS
9 97 (12.08%) BGP
10 83 (10.34%) VoIP
11 71 (8.84%) SSL
12 69 (8.59%) SAN
13 68 (8.47%) Internet
14 62 (7.72%) VLAN
15 59 (7.35%) Wireless
16 58 (7.22%) Cisco Nexus
17 54 (6.72%) IPsec
17 54 (6.72%) DHCP
18 41 (5.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.00%) DB2
3 7 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (0.87%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (0.75%) MySQL
5 5 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (0.62%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.37%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.37%) SQLPlus
7 2 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.25%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.25%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.25%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (0.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (3.61%) MSI
2 11 (1.37%) StarTeam
3 9 (1.12%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.00%) Jenkins
4 8 (1.00%) TeamCity
5 7 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (0.62%) RSpec
7 4 (0.50%) JIRA
7 4 (0.50%) Introscope
8 3 (0.37%) Subversion
8 3 (0.37%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.25%) Hudson
9 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.12%) Ant
10 1 (0.12%) JMeter
10 1 (0.12%) Maven
10 1 (0.12%) Selenium
10 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.12%) Gradle
General
1 109 (13.57%) Telecoms
2 69 (8.59%) Finance
3 17 (2.12%) Back Office
4 15 (1.87%) Military
5 11 (1.37%) Multimedia
6 9 (1.12%) Retail
7 6 (0.75%) Banking
7 6 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.50%) Electronics
9 3 (0.37%) Front Office
9 3 (0.37%) Advertising
9 3 (0.37%) Billing
10 2 (0.25%) Marketing
10 2 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.12%) Games
11 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 168 (20.92%) Network Engineer
2 85 (10.59%) Architect
2 85 (10.59%) Security Engineer
3 82 (10.21%) Analyst
4 76 (9.46%) Consultant
5 62 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 54 (6.72%) Design Engineer
6 54 (6.72%) IP Engineer
7 41 (5.11%) Network Security Engineer
8 36 (4.48%) Security Analyst
9 32 (3.99%) Support Engineer
10 28 (3.49%) Network Consultant
11 26 (3.24%) Project Manager
11 26 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
12 25 (3.11%) Security Consultant
13 24 (2.99%) Network Analyst
14 22 (2.74%) Build Engineer
15 21 (2.62%) 3rd Line Support
16 20 (2.49%) Senior Network Engineer
16 20 (2.49%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.49%) Middleware
2 17 (2.12%) Web Services
3 10 (1.25%) Rendezvous
4 9 (1.12%) XML
5 7 (0.87%) EJB
5 7 (0.87%) .NET
5 7 (0.87%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (0.87%) Regular Expression
6 6 (0.75%) Application Packaging
7 5 (0.62%) JSON
7 5 (0.62%) Ajax
7 5 (0.62%) J2EE
8 3 (0.37%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.37%) SOAP
8 3 (0.37%) CSS
8 3 (0.37%) JDBC
8 3 (0.37%) WAP
8 3 (0.37%) LAMP
8 3 (0.37%) JNDI
9 2 (0.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 34 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (3.99%) PKI
3 31 (3.86%) Management Information System
4 22 (2.74%) SecurID
5 19 (2.37%) Clustering
6 12 (1.49%) Device Driver
6 12 (1.49%) NHS
7 11 (1.37%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.25%) Smart Meter
9 9 (1.12%) CMDB
10 8 (1.00%) Open Source
11 7 (0.87%) e-Health
12 6 (0.75%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.75%) IVR
13 5 (0.62%) Replication
13 5 (0.62%) EFT
13 5 (0.62%) Cryptography
13 5 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.62%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 280 (34.87%) Windows
2 167 (20.80%) Linux
3 95 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (10.09%) UNIX
5 63 (7.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 51 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 41 (5.11%) Solaris
8 33 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (3.74%) CentOS
9 30 (3.74%) Windows Vista
10 28 (3.49%) Windows 7
11 16 (1.99%) AIX
12 11 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
13 9 (1.12%) Windows XP
13 9 (1.12%) SUSE
14 8 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
15 7 (0.87%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.75%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (17.19%) ITIL
2 71 (8.84%) Migration
3 59 (7.35%) Kalman Filter
4 54 (6.72%) Change Management
5 53 (6.60%) Load Balancing
6 51 (6.35%) Project Management
7 41 (5.11%) Service Management
7 41 (5.11%) Incident Management
7 41 (5.11%) Network Architecture
8 40 (4.98%) PRINCE2
9 38 (4.73%) Network Management
10 37 (4.61%) Information Security
11 35 (4.36%) Network Design
11 35 (4.36%) Service Delivery
12 32 (3.99%) Validation
13 30 (3.74%) Configuration Management
14 25 (3.11%) Risk Assessment
15 24 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
15 24 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
15 24 (2.99%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (11.83%) SQL
2 66 (8.22%) PowerShell
3 36 (4.48%) Bash Shell
4 34 (4.23%) C
5 23 (2.86%) Python
6 22 (2.74%) Shell Script
7 21 (2.62%) C++
8 20 (2.49%) Perl
9 17 (2.12%) Java
10 14 (1.74%) VBScript
11 11 (1.37%) Ruby
12 9 (1.12%) Korn
13 8 (1.00%) VB
14 7 (0.87%) JavaScript
15 6 (0.75%) C#
15 6 (0.75%) AWK
15 6 (0.75%) sed
16 5 (0.62%) PHP
17 4 (0.50%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.50%) Jython
Qualifications
1 231 (28.77%) Cisco Certification
2 202 (25.16%) Security Cleared
3 138 (17.19%) CCNP
4 116 (14.45%) CCNA
5 112 (13.95%) SC Cleared
6 94 (11.71%) DV Cleared
7 72 (8.97%) CISSP
8 49 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
9 45 (5.60%) CCIE
10 38 (4.73%) MCSE
11 36 (4.48%) Degree
12 28 (3.49%) VCP4
13 21 (2.62%) CCSE
14 19 (2.37%) CCSA
15 18 (2.24%) CCDP
16 14 (1.74%) CCSP
16 14 (1.74%) CISM
17 12 (1.49%) MCITP
18 11 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 9 (1.12%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.73%) PCI DSS
2 32 (3.99%) SLA
3 20 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.74%) QA
5 7 (0.87%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.50%) COBIT
6 4 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.25%) GPG13
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 168 (20.92%) Active Directory
2 130 (16.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (3.99%) vSphere
4 28 (3.49%) Hyper-V
5 22 (2.74%) Forefront TMG
6 20 (2.49%) Firmware
7 16 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (1.62%) VMware ESX
8 13 (1.62%) Terminal Services
9 12 (1.49%) Sendmail
9 12 (1.49%) XenApp
9 12 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (1.37%) XenServer
11 10 (1.25%) XenDesktop
12 9 (1.12%) Xen
13 6 (0.75%) ProxySG
13 6 (0.75%) vCloud
14 5 (0.62%) Veritas File System
14 5 (0.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 4 (0.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 50 (6.23%) FortiGate
2 40 (4.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 36 (4.48%) SCCM
4 17 (2.12%) Puppet
5 12 (1.49%) CA Spectrum
5 12 (1.49%) MIMEsweeper
5 12 (1.49%) MAILsweeper
6 11 (1.37%) NetBackup
6 11 (1.37%) WSUS
6 11 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (1.00%) Nagios
9 6 (0.75%) CiscoWorks
9 6 (0.75%) Nessus
10 5 (0.62%) SCOM
10 5 (0.62%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.50%) CA Wily
11 4 (0.50%) OpenView
11 4 (0.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 424 (52.80%) Cisco
2 228 (28.39%) CheckPoint
3 205 (25.53%) VMware
4 165 (20.55%) Microsoft
5 152 (18.93%) Juniper
6 139 (17.31%) F5
7 86 (10.71%) McAfee
8 71 (8.84%) Blue Coat
9 70 (8.72%) HP
10 67 (8.34%) Citrix
11 58 (7.22%) Oracle
12 40 (4.98%) Fortinet
13 35 (4.36%) Red Hat
14 34 (4.23%) IBM
15 33 (4.11%) Tufin
16 30 (3.74%) NetApp
17 29 (3.61%) SolarWinds
18 25 (3.11%) Nokia
19 23 (2.86%) CA
20 20 (2.49%) Websense
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