The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 46 59 49
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 341 237 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.71% 2.79% 3.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.72% 15.02% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 131 106
Average daily rate
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£347 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £498 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 37
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.03% -11.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £19.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £27.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1729 1578 2026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.80% 18.55% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 695 577
Average daily rate £335 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 132 181
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
Firewall
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +26 107 £425 +6.25% 23
Hampshire +2 91 £343 -8.66% 30
Surrey +7 58 £300 -28.57% 32
West Sussex +10 27 £325 -17.19% 6
Buckinghamshire +6 21 £313 -8.08% 13
Kent +1 15 £350 +40.00% 8
Oxfordshire +7 11 £325 +30.00% 6
East Sussex +3 7 £250 -0.29% 1
Middlesex -3 4 £538 -
Home Counties - - - -
Sussex - - - -
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England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 361 (53.01%) Cisco
2 251 (36.86%) Windows
3 218 (32.01%) Cisco Certification
4 215 (31.57%) CheckPoint
5 185 (27.17%) Microsoft
6 147 (21.59%) VPN
6 147 (21.59%) Active Directory
7 143 (21.00%) Juniper
8 140 (20.56%) Security Cleared
9 138 (20.26%) VMware
10 130 (19.09%) Cisco ASA
11 122 (17.91%) Telecoms
12 120 (17.62%) WAN
13 118 (17.33%) LAN
14 116 (17.03%) CCNP
15 112 (16.45%) DNS
15 112 (16.45%) MS Exchange
15 112 (16.45%) Network Security
16 110 (16.15%) TCP/IP
17 109 (16.01%) OSPF
18 108 (15.86%) Linux
19 105 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
20 101 (14.83%) CCNA
21 98 (14.39%) ITIL
22 93 (13.66%) SC Cleared
23 90 (13.22%) Citrix
24 88 (12.92%) MPLS
25 80 (11.75%) VoIP
26 76 (11.16%) BGP
27 73 (10.72%) CCIE

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 112 (16.45%) MS Exchange
2 46 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 35 (5.14%) IIS
4 23 (3.38%) Apache
5 21 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 20 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 18 (2.64%) SharePoint
9 16 (2.35%) Lync
10 15 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
11 14 (2.06%) WebSphere
12 9 (1.32%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.88%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2000
14 5 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
15 4 (0.59%) SAS
15 4 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 4 (0.59%) IBM HTTP Server
15 4 (0.59%) Liferay
16 3 (0.44%) CMS
Applications
1 52 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 48 (7.05%) MS Office
3 16 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.20%) Office 365
2 7 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.88%) SaaS
4 5 (0.73%) IaaS
4 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.44%) PaaS
7 2 (0.29%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.15%) Route 53
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 147 (21.59%) VPN
2 130 (19.09%) Cisco ASA
3 120 (17.62%) WAN
4 118 (17.33%) LAN
5 112 (16.45%) DNS
5 112 (16.45%) Network Security
6 110 (16.15%) TCP/IP
7 109 (16.01%) OSPF
8 88 (12.92%) MPLS
9 80 (11.75%) VoIP
10 76 (11.16%) BGP
11 72 (10.57%) SAN
11 72 (10.57%) Internet
12 53 (7.78%) IPsec
12 53 (7.78%) Cisco PIX
13 43 (6.31%) Cisco Nexus
13 43 (6.31%) Wireless
14 42 (6.17%) DHCP
15 39 (5.73%) VLAN
16 36 (5.29%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.47%) MySQL
3 9 (1.32%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.73%) SQLPlus
5 5 (0.73%) DB2
5 5 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.15%) Ingres
9 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.15%) Big Data
9 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.59%) Introscope
2 3 (0.44%) MSI
2 3 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.15%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.15%) Ant
4 1 (0.15%) Subversion
4 1 (0.15%) JIRA
4 1 (0.15%) Selenium
4 1 (0.15%) WebLOAD
4 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
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
General
1 122 (17.91%) Telecoms
2 57 (8.37%) Finance
3 17 (2.50%) Military
4 11 (1.62%) Dutch Language
5 10 (1.47%) Advertising
6 7 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.88%) Banking
7 6 (0.88%) Billing
7 6 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.59%) Legal
8 4 (0.59%) Marketing
9 3 (0.44%) Korean Language
9 3 (0.44%) Retail
9 3 (0.44%) Electronics
10 2 (0.29%) Games
10 2 (0.29%) Front Office
10 2 (0.29%) Back Office
11 1 (0.15%) Law
11 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 138 (20.26%) Network Engineer
2 71 (10.43%) Security Engineer
3 70 (10.28%) Support Engineer
4 63 (9.25%) Design Engineer
5 62 (9.10%) Architect
6 59 (8.66%) Analyst
6 59 (8.66%) IP Engineer
7 46 (6.75%) Consultant
8 42 (6.17%) Network Security Engineer
8 42 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 25 (3.67%) Network Consultant
9 25 (3.67%) Network Support
10 24 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
11 22 (3.23%) Administrator
12 21 (3.08%) Security Consultant
12 21 (3.08%) Security Analyst
12 21 (3.08%) Project Manager
12 21 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
12 21 (3.08%) Firewall Engineer
13 18 (2.64%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.23%) .NET
2 17 (2.50%) Web Services
3 15 (2.20%) XML
4 8 (1.17%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (1.03%) Middleware
5 7 (1.03%) REST
6 4 (0.59%) WAP
6 4 (0.59%) WebCenter
7 2 (0.29%) CSS
7 2 (0.29%) JSP
8 1 (0.15%) J2EE
8 1 (0.15%) ODBC
8 1 (0.15%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.15%) CPAN
8 1 (0.15%) OLE
8 1 (0.15%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.15%) LAMP
8 1 (0.15%) JFC
8 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 33 (4.85%) Blackberry
2 32 (4.70%) Management Information System
3 19 (2.79%) PKI
4 11 (1.62%) iPad
5 9 (1.32%) Cryptography
6 8 (1.17%) Clustering
6 8 (1.17%) iPhone
6 8 (1.17%) CMDB
7 7 (1.03%) CESG
7 7 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (0.88%) Fat Client
8 6 (0.88%) Mathematics
8 6 (0.88%) Thin Client
9 5 (0.73%) HACMP
9 5 (0.73%) SecurID
9 5 (0.73%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.59%) Kindle
10 4 (0.59%) CLARiiON
11 3 (0.44%) Replication
11 3 (0.44%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 251 (36.86%) Windows
2 108 (15.86%) Linux
3 105 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (10.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 56 (8.22%) UNIX
6 50 (7.34%) Windows 7
7 43 (6.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (2.79%) Windows XP
9 18 (2.64%) Windows 8
10 14 (2.06%) AIX
11 12 (1.76%) Solaris
12 9 (1.32%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.88%) VMS
13 6 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.73%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.59%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.59%) SUSE
15 4 (0.59%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (14.39%) ITIL
2 57 (8.37%) Network Design
3 55 (8.08%) Network Management
4 47 (6.90%) Load Balancing
5 38 (5.58%) Change Management
6 37 (5.43%) Migration
6 37 (5.43%) Information Security
7 34 (4.99%) Incident Management
8 31 (4.55%) Project Management
9 27 (3.96%) Network Architecture
10 26 (3.82%) Penetration Testing
11 24 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
12 23 (3.38%) Risk Assessment
12 23 (3.38%) Vulnerability Management
13 22 (3.23%) Service Management
14 19 (2.79%) PRINCE2
15 18 (2.64%) Change Control
16 17 (2.50%) Security Management
17 16 (2.35%) Service Delivery
17 16 (2.35%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 73 (10.72%) SQL
2 26 (3.82%) Java
2 26 (3.82%) PowerShell
3 22 (3.23%) C
4 14 (2.06%) VBScript
5 9 (1.32%) Perl
6 7 (1.03%) Shell Script
7 6 (0.88%) VB
8 5 (0.73%) C++
8 5 (0.73%) PL/SQL
8 5 (0.73%) Korn
8 5 (0.73%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.59%) PHP
10 3 (0.44%) AWK
10 3 (0.44%) sed
11 2 (0.29%) Ruby
11 2 (0.29%) Python
12 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.15%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 218 (32.01%) Cisco Certification
2 140 (20.56%) Security Cleared
3 116 (17.03%) CCNP
4 101 (14.83%) CCNA
5 93 (13.66%) SC Cleared
6 73 (10.72%) CCIE
7 63 (9.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 60 (8.81%) CISSP
9 56 (8.22%) MCSE
10 37 (5.43%) DV Cleared
11 35 (5.14%) Degree
12 32 (4.70%) CCSP
13 30 (4.41%) MCP
14 24 (3.52%) Check Point Certification
15 18 (2.64%) CCDP
16 17 (2.50%) CCSE
17 16 (2.35%) CCSA
18 13 (1.91%) CISM
18 13 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 12 (1.76%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.73%) PCI DSS
2 22 (3.23%) SLA
3 16 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.62%) QA
5 8 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.59%) COBIT
6 4 (0.59%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.15%) GPG13
System Software
1 147 (21.59%) Active Directory
2 68 (9.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (5.14%) vSphere
4 28 (4.11%) Hyper-V
5 22 (3.23%) XenApp
5 22 (3.23%) Terminal Services
6 17 (2.50%) ProxySG
7 16 (2.35%) Forefront TMG
7 16 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (1.76%) XenServer
10 10 (1.47%) XenDesktop
11 9 (1.32%) VMware ESX
12 7 (1.03%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.88%) VMware Server
14 5 (0.73%) OCFS2
14 5 (0.73%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 5 (0.73%) Xen
15 4 (0.59%) NLBS
15 4 (0.59%) UAG
Systems Management
1 29 (4.26%) SCCM
2 21 (3.08%) FortiGate
3 17 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 13 (1.91%) WSUS
5 12 (1.76%) Tivoli
6 10 (1.47%) Nessus
7 9 (1.32%) Backup Exec
8 8 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (1.17%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.17%) Cisco CUCM
9 7 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.88%) SCOM
10 6 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.59%) Nagios
11 4 (0.59%) CA Wily
12 3 (0.44%) Sysprep
12 3 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.44%) WhatsUp Gold
12 3 (0.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 361 (53.01%) Cisco
2 215 (31.57%) CheckPoint
3 185 (27.17%) Microsoft
4 143 (21.00%) Juniper
5 138 (20.26%) VMware
6 90 (13.22%) Citrix
7 70 (10.28%) F5
8 53 (7.78%) HP
9 45 (6.61%) McAfee
10 40 (5.87%) Blue Coat
11 39 (5.73%) Nokia
12 36 (5.29%) Oracle
13 25 (3.67%) Symantec
14 24 (3.52%) IBM
15 20 (2.94%) Avaya
15 20 (2.94%) Redback
15 20 (2.94%) Radware
16 19 (2.79%) WatchGuard
17 18 (2.64%) SolarWinds
18 17 (2.50%) Huawei
Buckinghamshire
Hudson - London
Rate: £200 - £201 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
West Sussex
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 17 days ago