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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 47 54 45
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 343 261 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.47% 3.07% 3.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.82% 15.77% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 128 137
Average daily rate £350 £325 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -11.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £174 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 37 23
Average hourly rate £21.25 £21.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £12.23 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.00 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.95% -30.00%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1731 1655 2196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.50% 19.48% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 670 707
Average daily rate £338 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.57% -6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 156 176
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +32 134 £325 +18.18% 37
Hampshire +9 75 £400 +6.66% 21
Surrey -6 57 £335 +1.51% 25
Buckinghamshire -11 35 £250 -36.30% 11
West Sussex +5 13 £410 +27.13% 3
Kent -1 6 £350 +3.70% 12
Middlesex -4 6 £429 -
Oxfordshire -14 5 £235 -21.66% 2
Sussex -6 1 - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 270 (50.47%) Cisco
2 215 (40.19%) Windows
3 146 (27.29%) CheckPoint
4 142 (26.54%) Microsoft
5 138 (25.79%) Cisco Certification
5 138 (25.79%) VMware
6 128 (23.93%) VPN
7 125 (23.36%) LAN
8 122 (22.80%) Active Directory
9 116 (21.68%) WAN
10 115 (21.50%) DNS
11 108 (20.19%) Security Cleared
12 97 (18.13%) Juniper
13 96 (17.94%) Telecoms
14 94 (17.57%) TCP/IP
15 93 (17.38%) Linux
16 84 (15.70%) VMware Infrastructure
17 83 (15.51%) Windows Server 2008
17 83 (15.51%) MS Exchange
18 82 (15.33%) CCNP
19 73 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
20 71 (13.27%) SC Cleared
21 66 (12.34%) ITIL
22 64 (11.96%) Windows Server 2003
23 63 (11.78%) OSPF
23 63 (11.78%) CCNA
23 63 (11.78%) SAN
24 62 (11.59%) HP
25 61 (11.40%) UNIX
26 60 (11.21%) MPLS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 83 (15.51%) MS Exchange
2 41 (7.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (6.92%) IIS
4 30 (5.61%) Apache
5 19 (3.55%) Tomcat
5 19 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (2.24%) WebLogic
7 11 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (1.68%) SharePoint
10 8 (1.50%) WebSphere
10 8 (1.50%) Lync
10 8 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
11 4 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2000
11 4 (0.75%) SAS
12 3 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 2 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.19%) nginx
Applications
1 40 (7.48%) MS Excel
2 32 (5.98%) MS Office
3 10 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.56%) MS Project
4 3 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.31%) PaaS
1 7 (1.31%) Office 365
1 7 (1.31%) IaaS
2 3 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.56%) SaaS
3 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.19%) Route 53
3 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 128 (23.93%) VPN
2 125 (23.36%) LAN
3 116 (21.68%) WAN
4 115 (21.50%) DNS
5 94 (17.57%) TCP/IP
6 73 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
7 63 (11.78%) OSPF
7 63 (11.78%) SAN
8 60 (11.21%) MPLS
8 60 (11.21%) Network Security
9 58 (10.84%) BGP
10 56 (10.47%) Internet
11 53 (9.91%) DHCP
12 43 (8.04%) VoIP
13 39 (7.29%) VLAN
14 38 (7.10%) Cisco Nexus
15 37 (6.92%) SMTP
16 36 (6.73%) Cisco PIX
17 33 (6.17%) HTTP
18 32 (5.98%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.68%) MySQL
2 9 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (1.31%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.31%) DB2
4 3 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.37%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.37%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.93%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.93%) JIRA
3 4 (0.75%) Maven
3 4 (0.75%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.37%) Introscope
5 1 (0.19%) Subversion
5 1 (0.19%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.19%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.19%) Ant
5 1 (0.19%) Selenium
5 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.19%) Hudson
5 1 (0.19%) Gradle
General
1 96 (17.94%) Telecoms
2 44 (8.22%) Finance
3 9 (1.68%) Military
4 8 (1.50%) Legal
5 7 (1.31%) Dutch Language
5 7 (1.31%) French Language
5 7 (1.31%) German Language
5 7 (1.31%) Italian Language
5 7 (1.31%) Japanese Language
6 5 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.56%) Advertising
8 3 (0.56%) Back Office
8 3 (0.56%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.56%) Banking
8 3 (0.56%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.56%) Marketing
9 2 (0.37%) Retail
9 2 (0.37%) Front Office
9 2 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 91 (17.01%) Network Engineer
2 52 (9.72%) Architect
3 50 (9.35%) Support Engineer
3 50 (9.35%) Security Engineer
4 43 (8.04%) Analyst
5 42 (7.85%) Consultant
6 33 (6.17%) Administrator
7 27 (5.05%) Project Manager
8 25 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support
9 24 (4.49%) Systems Administrator
10 23 (4.30%) Network Security Engineer
11 22 (4.11%) Network Consultant
12 21 (3.93%) Design Engineer
13 19 (3.55%) Firewall Engineer
13 19 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 18 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 18 (3.36%) Network Architect
15 16 (2.99%) IP Engineer
16 15 (2.80%) Network Support
17 12 (2.24%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (5.61%) .NET
2 10 (1.87%) XML
3 9 (1.68%) Middleware
4 8 (1.50%) Web Services
5 5 (0.93%) HTML
5 5 (0.93%) J2EE
6 3 (0.56%) JTAPI
6 3 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.37%) WebCenter
7 2 (0.37%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.37%) WAP
8 1 (0.19%) SAML
8 1 (0.19%) JNDI
8 1 (0.19%) CPAN
8 1 (0.19%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.19%) LAMP
8 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.19%) JDBC
8 1 (0.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (3.18%) Blackberry
2 15 (2.80%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.06%) Clustering
4 10 (1.87%) Replication
4 10 (1.87%) PKI
5 9 (1.68%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.50%) Cryptography
7 7 (1.31%) CESG
8 6 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.75%) iPhone
9 4 (0.75%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.75%) CMDB
9 4 (0.75%) Kindle
10 3 (0.56%) iPad
11 2 (0.37%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.37%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.37%) Open Source
11 2 (0.37%) IPTV
11 2 (0.37%) HACMP
11 2 (0.37%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 215 (40.19%) Windows
2 93 (17.38%) Linux
3 83 (15.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (11.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 61 (11.40%) UNIX
6 41 (7.66%) Windows 7
7 28 (5.23%) Solaris
8 23 (4.30%) Windows XP
9 21 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (2.24%) AIX
12 11 (2.06%) Apple iOS
13 9 (1.68%) Android
14 8 (1.50%) Windows Phone
15 7 (1.31%) HPUX
15 7 (1.31%) VMS
16 5 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.93%) CentOS
16 5 (0.93%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (12.34%) ITIL
2 36 (6.73%) Project Management
2 36 (6.73%) Network Design
3 32 (5.98%) Migration
3 32 (5.98%) Load Balancing
4 29 (5.42%) Disaster Recovery
4 29 (5.42%) Network Management
5 24 (4.49%) Change Management
6 23 (4.30%) PRINCE2
7 19 (3.55%) Configuration Management
7 19 (3.55%) Service Management
8 18 (3.36%) Information Security
9 16 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (2.99%) TOGAF
10 15 (2.80%) SIEM
11 14 (2.62%) E-Commerce
11 14 (2.62%) Incident Management
12 13 (2.43%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (2.43%) Change Control
13 12 (2.24%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (11.03%) SQL
2 28 (5.23%) Java
3 16 (2.99%) Perl
4 13 (2.43%) PowerShell
5 11 (2.06%) Shell Script
6 9 (1.68%) C
7 7 (1.31%) VBScript
8 6 (1.12%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.12%) C++
8 6 (1.12%) PHP
9 4 (0.75%) VB
10 3 (0.56%) Python
10 3 (0.56%) Korn
10 3 (0.56%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.19%) C-shell
11 1 (0.19%) Jython
11 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 138 (25.79%) Cisco Certification
2 108 (20.19%) Security Cleared
3 82 (15.33%) CCNP
4 71 (13.27%) SC Cleared
5 63 (11.78%) CCNA
6 34 (6.36%) CCIE
7 25 (4.67%) CISSP
8 24 (4.49%) DV Cleared
9 23 (4.30%) Degree
10 21 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (3.18%) MCSE
12 15 (2.80%) CCDP
13 14 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (2.43%) CCSA
14 13 (2.43%) CCSP
15 12 (2.24%) Check Point Certification
16 11 (2.06%) CCSE
17 9 (1.68%) CISM
18 8 (1.50%) MCSA
19 7 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.74%) SLA
2 10 (1.87%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.50%) QA
3 8 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.75%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.19%) COBIT
6 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.19%) GPG13
System Software
1 122 (22.80%) Active Directory
2 84 (15.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.49%) vSphere
4 23 (4.30%) Hyper-V
5 15 (2.80%) VMware ESX
6 14 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (2.24%) Terminal Services
8 11 (2.06%) ProxySG
8 11 (2.06%) XenServer
8 11 (2.06%) Forefront TMG
9 10 (1.87%) XenApp
9 10 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (1.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 8 (1.50%) vCloud
12 5 (0.93%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.75%) KVM
13 4 (0.75%) UAG
14 3 (0.56%) Sendmail
14 3 (0.56%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.56%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 22 (4.11%) SCCM
2 17 (3.18%) NetBackup
3 16 (2.99%) Tivoli
4 13 (2.43%) WSUS
5 12 (2.24%) FortiGate
6 9 (1.68%) HP SIM
6 9 (1.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (1.68%) Cisco CUCM
7 7 (1.31%) SCOM
7 7 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.75%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (0.75%) Nagios
9 4 (0.75%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.56%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.56%) Puppet
11 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.37%) Foglight
Vendors
1 270 (50.47%) Cisco
2 146 (27.29%) CheckPoint
3 142 (26.54%) Microsoft
4 138 (25.79%) VMware
5 97 (18.13%) Juniper
6 62 (11.59%) HP
7 55 (10.28%) Citrix
8 47 (8.79%) Blue Coat
9 43 (8.04%) F5
10 36 (6.73%) McAfee
11 27 (5.05%) Oracle
12 23 (4.30%) Sun
13 21 (3.93%) IBM
13 21 (3.93%) Symantec
13 21 (3.93%) Nokia
13 21 (3.93%) SolarWinds
14 16 (2.99%) WatchGuard
14 16 (2.99%) Red Hat
15 14 (2.62%) NetApp
16 12 (2.24%) Huawei
Surrey
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Venn Group
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Venn Group
Rate: £200 - £275 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £120 to £140 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 20 days ago