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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 45 55 50
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 344 260 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.77% 2.97% 3.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.01% 16.19% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 141 109
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £230 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £498 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.13 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.15% -29.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.55 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £27.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-2.27% -2.22%
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
1810 1606 2016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.82% 18.37% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 739 603
Average daily rate £347 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 102 174
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 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
Berkshire +20 118 £425 +6.25% 29
Hampshire +16 96 £345 -13.75% 21
Surrey -5 60 £325 +1.56% 23
Buckinghamshire +10 20 £340 +41.66% 8
West Sussex +12 16 £290 -45.53% 5
Oxfordshire +9 11 £325 +4.00% 8
Kent -9 11 £400 +60.00% 9
East Sussex -3 9 £250 -13.11% 7
Middlesex -8 3 - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 363 (54.18%) Cisco
2 237 (35.37%) Windows
3 227 (33.88%) Cisco Certification
4 214 (31.94%) CheckPoint
5 179 (26.72%) Microsoft
6 158 (23.58%) Active Directory
7 156 (23.28%) VPN
8 149 (22.24%) Juniper
9 140 (20.90%) Cisco ASA
10 138 (20.60%) Security Cleared
11 131 (19.55%) VMware
12 127 (18.96%) WAN
13 126 (18.81%) LAN
14 124 (18.51%) CCNP
15 117 (17.46%) OSPF
16 116 (17.31%) Telecoms
16 116 (17.31%) Network Security
17 114 (17.01%) DNS
17 114 (17.01%) MS Exchange
18 113 (16.87%) TCP/IP
19 104 (15.52%) ITIL
20 100 (14.93%) CCNA
21 98 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
22 96 (14.33%) Linux
23 90 (13.43%) SC Cleared
24 86 (12.84%) VoIP
25 85 (12.69%) MPLS
26 84 (12.54%) CCIE
27 81 (12.09%) SAN
28 79 (11.79%) BGP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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
1 114 (17.01%) MS Exchange
2 47 (7.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (5.52%) IIS
4 26 (3.88%) Lync
4 26 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (3.43%) Apache
6 22 (3.28%) SharePoint
6 22 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (2.24%) WebSphere
9 13 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (1.34%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.90%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.90%) SAS
11 6 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
12 5 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 4 (0.60%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (0.60%) Liferay
14 3 (0.45%) nginx
Applications
1 56 (8.36%) MS Excel
2 46 (6.87%) MS Office
3 16 (2.39%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.30%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.39%) Office 365
2 9 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.75%) SaaS
5 4 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.60%) IaaS
6 2 (0.30%) PaaS
7 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.15%) Route 53
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 156 (23.28%) VPN
2 140 (20.90%) Cisco ASA
3 127 (18.96%) WAN
4 126 (18.81%) LAN
5 117 (17.46%) OSPF
6 116 (17.31%) Network Security
7 114 (17.01%) DNS
8 113 (16.87%) TCP/IP
9 86 (12.84%) VoIP
10 85 (12.69%) MPLS
11 81 (12.09%) SAN
12 79 (11.79%) BGP
13 74 (11.04%) Internet
14 58 (8.66%) IPsec
15 52 (7.76%) Cisco PIX
16 50 (7.46%) DHCP
17 44 (6.57%) VLAN
18 43 (6.42%) Wireless
19 42 (6.27%) Cisco Nexus
20 38 (5.67%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.34%) MySQL
2 9 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (1.34%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (0.75%) SQLPlus
4 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.30%) DB2
7 1 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.15%) Ingres
7 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.15%) Big Data
7 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Introscope
2 3 (0.45%) Subversion
2 3 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (0.45%) MSI
2 3 (0.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.15%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.15%) Selenium
4 1 (0.15%) WebLOAD
4 1 (0.15%) JIRA
4 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.15%) Hudson
4 1 (0.15%) Gradle
4 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.15%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (0.15%) Ant
General
1 116 (17.31%) Telecoms
2 53 (7.91%) Finance
3 19 (2.84%) Military
4 11 (1.64%) Advertising
5 9 (1.34%) Dutch Language
6 8 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.90%) Billing
7 6 (0.90%) Banking
8 3 (0.45%) Retail
8 3 (0.45%) Electronics
8 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.45%) Marketing
8 3 (0.45%) Korean Language
9 2 (0.30%) Games
9 2 (0.30%) German Language
10 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Front Office
10 1 (0.15%) Back Office
10 1 (0.15%) Automotive
10 1 (0.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 146 (21.79%) Network Engineer
2 73 (10.90%) Design Engineer
3 65 (9.70%) Support Engineer
4 64 (9.55%) IP Engineer
5 63 (9.40%) Analyst
6 59 (8.81%) Security Engineer
7 56 (8.36%) Architect
8 52 (7.76%) Consultant
9 51 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 39 (5.82%) Network Security Engineer
11 26 (3.88%) Security Consultant
12 24 (3.58%) Network Support
13 23 (3.43%) Network Consultant
14 22 (3.28%) Administrator
15 20 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support
15 20 (2.99%) Security Analyst
16 18 (2.69%) 2nd Line Support
16 18 (2.69%) Project Manager
16 18 (2.69%) Systems Engineer
16 18 (2.69%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.13%) .NET
2 20 (2.99%) Web Services
3 14 (2.09%) XML
4 8 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (1.19%) Middleware
5 7 (1.04%) REST
6 5 (0.75%) WAP
6 5 (0.75%) CSS
7 4 (0.60%) WebCenter
8 2 (0.30%) JSP
8 2 (0.30%) J2EE
9 1 (0.15%) COM+
9 1 (0.15%) ODBC
9 1 (0.15%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.15%) CPAN
9 1 (0.15%) OLE
9 1 (0.15%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.15%) JFC
9 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (4.63%) Management Information System
2 30 (4.48%) Blackberry
3 15 (2.24%) PKI
4 14 (2.09%) Clustering
5 10 (1.49%) iPad
6 9 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.19%) CMDB
7 8 (1.19%) Fat Client
7 8 (1.19%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.04%) iPhone
8 7 (1.04%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.90%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.75%) Wiki
10 5 (0.75%) HACMP
10 5 (0.75%) SecurID
11 4 (0.60%) CLARiiON
11 4 (0.60%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.45%) EqualLogic
12 3 (0.45%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.45%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 237 (35.37%) Windows
2 98 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 96 (14.33%) Linux
4 64 (9.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (7.01%) Windows 7
6 45 (6.72%) UNIX
7 43 (6.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (3.13%) Windows 8
10 18 (2.69%) Windows XP
11 10 (1.49%) Solaris
11 10 (1.49%) AIX
12 8 (1.19%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (0.90%) CentOS
14 5 (0.75%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.75%) SUSE
14 5 (0.75%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.60%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (15.52%) ITIL
2 62 (9.25%) Network Design
3 57 (8.51%) Network Management
4 55 (8.21%) Load Balancing
5 38 (5.67%) Information Security
6 37 (5.52%) Kalman Filter
7 36 (5.37%) Migration
8 32 (4.78%) Change Management
8 32 (4.78%) Incident Management
9 29 (4.33%) Project Management
10 28 (4.18%) Network Architecture
11 23 (3.43%) Service Management
12 22 (3.28%) Vulnerability Management
13 21 (3.13%) PRINCE2
13 21 (3.13%) Risk Assessment
14 20 (2.99%) Penetration Testing
15 19 (2.84%) Service Delivery
15 19 (2.84%) Disaster Recovery
15 19 (2.84%) Capacity Planning
16 17 (2.54%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 77 (11.49%) SQL
2 36 (5.37%) PowerShell
3 27 (4.03%) Java
4 22 (3.28%) C
5 19 (2.84%) VBScript
6 8 (1.19%) Perl
7 7 (1.04%) VB
7 7 (1.04%) Shell Script
8 6 (0.90%) PL/SQL
8 6 (0.90%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.75%) Korn
9 5 (0.75%) C++
10 3 (0.45%) PHP
10 3 (0.45%) AWK
10 3 (0.45%) sed
11 2 (0.30%) Ruby
11 2 (0.30%) Python
12 1 (0.15%) C-shell
12 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 227 (33.88%) Cisco Certification
2 138 (20.60%) Security Cleared
3 124 (18.51%) CCNP
4 100 (14.93%) CCNA
5 90 (13.43%) SC Cleared
6 84 (12.54%) CCIE
7 67 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 60 (8.96%) MCSE
9 56 (8.36%) CISSP
10 38 (5.67%) Degree
11 37 (5.52%) DV Cleared
11 37 (5.52%) CCSP
12 30 (4.48%) MCP
13 25 (3.73%) Check Point Certification
14 21 (3.13%) CCSE
15 19 (2.84%) CCDP
16 18 (2.69%) CCSA
17 14 (2.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 12 (1.79%) MCITP
19 11 (1.64%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.12%) PCI DSS
2 26 (3.88%) SLA
3 19 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (1.19%) QA
5 4 (0.60%) COBIT
6 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.15%) GPG13
System Software
1 158 (23.58%) Active Directory
2 60 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (5.97%) vSphere
4 27 (4.03%) Hyper-V
5 24 (3.58%) XenApp
6 22 (3.28%) ProxySG
7 21 (3.13%) Terminal Services
8 20 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (2.54%) Forefront TMG
10 12 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (1.64%) VMware ESX
12 10 (1.49%) XenDesktop
13 9 (1.34%) ISA Server
14 7 (1.04%) vCloud
14 7 (1.04%) XenServer
15 6 (0.90%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.75%) Xen
16 5 (0.75%) OCFS2
17 4 (0.60%) DFS Replication
17 4 (0.60%) UAG
Systems Management
1 32 (4.78%) SCCM
2 17 (2.54%) FortiGate
3 14 (2.09%) Backup Exec
3 14 (2.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 13 (1.94%) WSUS
5 12 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (1.79%) NetBackup
6 10 (1.49%) Nessus
7 8 (1.19%) SCOM
7 8 (1.19%) Nagios
7 8 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.75%) Puppet
11 4 (0.60%) CA Wily
11 4 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
12 3 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 363 (54.18%) Cisco
2 214 (31.94%) CheckPoint
3 179 (26.72%) Microsoft
4 149 (22.24%) Juniper
5 131 (19.55%) VMware
6 79 (11.79%) Citrix
6 79 (11.79%) F5
7 56 (8.36%) HP
8 47 (7.01%) Nokia
9 44 (6.57%) Blue Coat
10 36 (5.37%) McAfee
11 35 (5.22%) Oracle
12 33 (4.93%) Symantec
13 28 (4.18%) Avaya
14 23 (3.43%) Radware
15 22 (3.28%) Redback
16 20 (2.99%) Red Hat
17 17 (2.54%) IBM
17 17 (2.54%) WatchGuard
18 16 (2.39%) Huawei
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