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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 43 47 55
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 362 332 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.88% 3.71% 3.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.77% 20.57% 16.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 172 122
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £161 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £496 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 24
Average hourly rate £31.50 £21.75 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.82% -2.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £13.15 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £37.25 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+39.47% -3.18%
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
1831 1614 1511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.62% 18.03% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 881 701 604
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 102 167
Average hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.52% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.00 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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
Berkshire -8 104 £305 -6.87% 33
Hampshire +8 94 £400 +10.34% 29
Surrey +4 66 £400 +14.28% 38
Buckinghamshire +7 37 £400 +45.45% 20
Oxfordshire -5 21 £375 +7.14% 5
Kent +9 16 £255 -27.14% 6
East Sussex -3 14 £338 +50.00% 4
Middlesex +3 3 £250 -41.17%
West Sussex -31 3 £265 -28.13% 8
Sussex 0 2 £250 - 1
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 381 (48.78%) Cisco
2 298 (38.16%) Windows
3 238 (30.47%) LAN
4 229 (29.32%) WAN
5 218 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
6 211 (27.02%) VPN
6 211 (27.02%) CheckPoint
7 188 (24.07%) VMware
8 170 (21.77%) Active Directory
9 159 (20.36%) DNS
10 157 (20.10%) Cisco ASA
11 155 (19.85%) Linux
12 150 (19.21%) Microsoft
13 148 (18.95%) Security Cleared
14 145 (18.57%) TCP/IP
15 139 (17.80%) Juniper
16 134 (17.16%) CCNP
17 127 (16.26%) ITIL
18 122 (15.62%) F5
19 116 (14.85%) VMware Infrastructure
20 111 (14.21%) Network Security
21 109 (13.96%) CCNA
22 104 (13.32%) OSPF
23 102 (13.06%) SC Cleared
23 102 (13.06%) Windows Server 2008
24 93 (11.91%) MPLS
25 90 (11.52%) SAN
26 87 (11.14%) BGP
26 87 (11.14%) Telecoms
27 81 (10.37%) DHCP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 71 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 39 (4.99%) IIS
3 36 (4.61%) SharePoint
4 28 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 22 (2.82%) Apache
7 16 (2.05%) SharePoint Server
8 15 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (1.92%) Lync
9 13 (1.66%) WebSphere
10 12 (1.54%) Tomcat
11 8 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.77%) Documentum
12 6 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.77%) nginx
12 6 (0.77%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
14 4 (0.51%) JBoss
14 4 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 50 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 38 (4.87%) MS Visio
3 30 (3.84%) MS Office
4 11 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.90%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (1.92%) RMDS
2 5 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) Endur
5 1 (0.13%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (1.79%) PaaS
2 14 (1.79%) IaaS
3 11 (1.41%) Office 365
3 11 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.15%) SaaS
5 8 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.26%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 238 (30.47%) LAN
2 229 (29.32%) WAN
3 211 (27.02%) VPN
4 159 (20.36%) DNS
5 157 (20.10%) Cisco ASA
6 145 (18.57%) TCP/IP
7 111 (14.21%) Network Security
8 104 (13.32%) OSPF
9 93 (11.91%) MPLS
10 90 (11.52%) SAN
11 87 (11.14%) BGP
12 81 (10.37%) DHCP
12 81 (10.37%) VoIP
13 80 (10.24%) SSL
14 73 (9.35%) Wireless
15 63 (8.07%) VLAN
16 56 (7.17%) Cisco Nexus
17 53 (6.79%) Internet
18 51 (6.53%) SMTP
19 43 (5.51%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (6.79%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.30%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.28%) MySQL
3 10 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.02%) Hadoop
4 8 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.64%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.51%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.38%) SQLPlus
8 3 (0.38%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.38%) DB2
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 14 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 12 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.28%) MSI
4 9 (1.15%) Subversion
5 7 (0.90%) JIRA
6 6 (0.77%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (0.64%) Maven
8 4 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (0.51%) Ant
8 4 (0.51%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.51%) Introscope
8 4 (0.51%) Gerrit
9 3 (0.38%) Wise Package Studio
10 2 (0.26%) RequisitePro
10 2 (0.26%) CaliberRM
10 2 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.26%) Hudson
10 2 (0.26%) RSpec
11 1 (0.13%) SonarQube
General
1 87 (11.14%) Telecoms
2 81 (10.37%) Finance
3 18 (2.30%) Back Office
4 11 (1.41%) Military
5 8 (1.02%) Legal
5 8 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 7 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (0.77%) Multimedia
7 6 (0.77%) Billing
7 6 (0.77%) Retail
8 4 (0.51%) Advertising
8 4 (0.51%) Electronics
8 4 (0.51%) Front Office
9 3 (0.38%) Banking
10 2 (0.26%) Games
10 2 (0.26%) Marketing
10 2 (0.26%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.13%) German Language
11 1 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 164 (21.00%) Network Engineer
2 122 (15.62%) Architect
3 83 (10.63%) Analyst
4 73 (9.35%) Security Engineer
5 69 (8.83%) Consultant
6 52 (6.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 40 (5.12%) IP Engineer
8 36 (4.61%) Design Engineer
9 35 (4.48%) Infrastructure Architect
10 31 (3.97%) Network Security Engineer
10 31 (3.97%) Support Engineer
10 31 (3.97%) Security Analyst
11 28 (3.59%) Network Consultant
12 26 (3.33%) Security Consultant
12 26 (3.33%) Project Manager
13 24 (3.07%) Security Architect
14 23 (2.94%) Senior Network Engineer
14 23 (2.94%) Network Architect
15 22 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
16 21 (2.69%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.33%) Web Services
2 24 (3.07%) Middleware
3 15 (1.92%) Application Packaging
3 15 (1.92%) Rendezvous
4 8 (1.02%) .NET
5 7 (0.90%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (0.90%) EJB
6 5 (0.64%) Regular Expression
6 5 (0.64%) XML
7 4 (0.51%) CSS
7 4 (0.51%) J2EE
7 4 (0.51%) Ajax
7 4 (0.51%) JSON
8 3 (0.38%) ServiceStack
8 3 (0.38%) boto
8 3 (0.38%) LAMP
8 3 (0.38%) JNDI
8 3 (0.38%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.38%) JDBC
8 3 (0.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.27%) Management Information System
2 40 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (3.84%) PKI
4 23 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 22 (2.82%) Clustering
6 19 (2.43%) Replication
7 16 (2.05%) SecurID
8 12 (1.54%) NHS
9 11 (1.41%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.28%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
11 8 (1.02%) Open Source
12 6 (0.77%) Cryptography
12 6 (0.77%) EqualLogic
12 6 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.64%) CMDB
14 4 (0.51%) N-Tier
14 4 (0.51%) Mainframe
14 4 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 298 (38.16%) Windows
2 155 (19.85%) Linux
3 102 (13.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 60 (7.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 59 (7.55%) UNIX
7 56 (7.17%) Windows 7
8 32 (4.10%) Solaris
9 29 (3.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (2.18%) CentOS
11 13 (1.66%) AIX
12 10 (1.28%) Windows Vista
13 9 (1.15%) Windows XP
14 7 (0.90%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.77%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.64%) SUSE
17 4 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.38%) Android
19 2 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (16.26%) ITIL
2 62 (7.94%) Information Security
3 58 (7.43%) Change Management
4 57 (7.30%) Load Balancing
5 55 (7.04%) Project Management
6 53 (6.79%) Kalman Filter
7 52 (6.66%) Migration
8 51 (6.53%) Network Design
9 46 (5.89%) Incident Management
10 36 (4.61%) Service Management
11 32 (4.10%) Network Management
12 30 (3.84%) PRINCE2
13 29 (3.71%) Configuration Management
14 28 (3.59%) Vulnerability Management
15 26 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
15 26 (3.33%) Validation
15 26 (3.33%) SIEM
15 26 (3.33%) Network Architecture
16 24 (3.07%) Disaster Recovery
17 23 (2.94%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 81 (10.37%) SQL
2 58 (7.43%) PowerShell
3 35 (4.48%) Python
4 31 (3.97%) Perl
5 25 (3.20%) C
6 21 (2.69%) Shell Script
7 18 (2.30%) Bash Shell
8 17 (2.18%) VBScript
9 16 (2.05%) Java
10 14 (1.79%) Ruby
11 13 (1.66%) C++
12 9 (1.15%) PHP
13 8 (1.02%) VB
14 7 (0.90%) JavaScript
15 4 (0.51%) Jython
16 3 (0.38%) Korn
16 3 (0.38%) VBA
16 3 (0.38%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.38%) C#
17 2 (0.26%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 218 (27.91%) Cisco Certification
2 148 (18.95%) Security Cleared
3 134 (17.16%) CCNP
4 109 (13.96%) CCNA
5 102 (13.06%) SC Cleared
6 77 (9.86%) CISSP
7 53 (6.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 40 (5.12%) DV Cleared
9 38 (4.87%) MCSE
10 37 (4.74%) CCIE
10 37 (4.74%) Degree
11 24 (3.07%) CCSE
12 22 (2.82%) CCSA
13 21 (2.69%) MCITP
14 19 (2.43%) CCDP
15 12 (1.54%) CCSP
15 12 (1.54%) Check Point Certification
16 11 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 11 (1.41%) Sun Certification
17 10 (1.28%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.97%) PCI DSS
1 31 (3.97%) SLA
2 25 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.79%) QA
4 8 (1.02%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.26%) GPG13
7 1 (0.13%) COBIT
7 1 (0.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 170 (21.77%) Active Directory
2 116 (14.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (6.15%) vSphere
4 35 (4.48%) Hyper-V
5 33 (4.23%) XenApp
6 28 (3.59%) XenDesktop
7 15 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (1.92%) Firmware
8 12 (1.54%) Forefront TMG
9 11 (1.41%) Sendmail
10 8 (1.02%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.90%) XenServer
11 7 (0.90%) VMware ESX
12 6 (0.77%) Snort
12 6 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.64%) KVM
13 5 (0.64%) HDFS
13 5 (0.64%) DFS Replication
13 5 (0.64%) Veritas File System
13 5 (0.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 47 (6.02%) SCCM
2 30 (3.84%) FortiGate
3 26 (3.33%) Puppet
4 19 (2.43%) Nagios
5 16 (2.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 12 (1.54%) SCOM
7 11 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (1.41%) MIMEsweeper
7 11 (1.41%) MAILsweeper
8 10 (1.28%) NetBackup
8 10 (1.28%) WSUS
8 10 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 10 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (1.15%) TrustSec
10 8 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (0.90%) Nessus
12 6 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.77%) Ansible
13 5 (0.64%) Zenoss
14 4 (0.51%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 381 (48.78%) Cisco
2 211 (27.02%) CheckPoint
3 188 (24.07%) VMware
4 150 (19.21%) Microsoft
5 139 (17.80%) Juniper
6 122 (15.62%) F5
7 78 (9.99%) Citrix
8 74 (9.48%) HP
9 69 (8.83%) McAfee
10 61 (7.81%) Blue Coat
11 60 (7.68%) Oracle
12 42 (5.38%) SolarWinds
13 39 (4.99%) IBM
14 32 (4.10%) NetApp
15 31 (3.97%) Red Hat
16 30 (3.84%) Fortinet
17 29 (3.71%) Tufin
18 21 (2.69%) NetScout
19 20 (2.56%) TippingPoint
20 19 (2.43%) Lancope
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Ascot, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Eastleigh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Berkshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Havant
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.15 - £490 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Please quote
Posted: 13 days ago
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Kent
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £1 per day + Neg
Posted: 16 days ago