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 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 41 68 80
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 421 215 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.59% 2.55% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.07% 14.89% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 120 89
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £249 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 15
Average hourly rate £31.15 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.44% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.10 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.88 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+10.77% -26.10%
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
1825 1444 1587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.90% 17.14% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 611 620
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £212 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 119 162
Average hourly rate £34.00 £22.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.11% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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
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 +22 137 £369 -7.81% 39
Surrey +32 84 £325 +8.33% 29
Hampshire -8 78 £410 +2.50% 34
Buckinghamshire +14 40 £438 +25.89% 12
Kent +15 28 £450 - 9
Oxfordshire -5 18 £401 -10.83% 5
East Sussex 0 14 £425 +30.76% 1
West Sussex -6 14 £290 -44.76% 5
Middlesex +4 4 £500 +37.93%
Home Counties 0 1 £450 -29.41%
Sussex - - - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 414 (52.74%) Cisco
2 250 (31.85%) Windows
3 237 (30.19%) Cisco Certification
4 228 (29.04%) CheckPoint
5 210 (26.75%) Security Cleared
6 196 (24.97%) VMware
7 190 (24.20%) Cisco ASA
8 184 (23.44%) WAN
9 178 (22.68%) LAN
10 173 (22.04%) Microsoft
11 167 (21.27%) VPN
12 155 (19.75%) Active Directory
13 147 (18.73%) Juniper
14 145 (18.47%) Linux
15 143 (18.22%) CCNP
16 134 (17.07%) F5
17 133 (16.94%) ITIL
18 130 (16.56%) Network Security
19 128 (16.31%) Telecoms
20 127 (16.18%) OSPF
21 119 (15.16%) TCP/IP
22 118 (15.03%) CCNA
23 117 (14.90%) VMware Infrastructure
24 116 (14.78%) SC Cleared
25 115 (14.65%) DNS
26 104 (13.25%) SQL
27 101 (12.87%) BGP
28 97 (12.36%) DV Cleared
29 95 (12.10%) Windows Server 2008
29 95 (12.10%) MPLS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 82 (10.45%) MS Exchange
2 41 (5.22%) IIS
3 36 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (4.33%) SharePoint
5 26 (3.31%) Lync
6 18 (2.29%) Apache
7 14 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
9 10 (1.27%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (1.15%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.64%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (0.64%) Documentum
12 4 (0.51%) SAS
12 4 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.51%) nginx
13 3 (0.38%) Confluence
13 3 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 55 (7.01%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.69%) MS Office
3 13 (1.66%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.76%) MS Project
5 3 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.13%) assyst
3 1 (0.13%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (1.66%) Office 365
2 7 (0.89%) SaaS
3 6 (0.76%) IaaS
4 5 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
4 5 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.64%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.51%) PaaS
6 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 190 (24.20%) Cisco ASA
2 184 (23.44%) WAN
3 178 (22.68%) LAN
4 167 (21.27%) VPN
5 130 (16.56%) Network Security
6 127 (16.18%) OSPF
7 119 (15.16%) TCP/IP
8 115 (14.65%) DNS
9 101 (12.87%) BGP
10 95 (12.10%) MPLS
11 83 (10.57%) VoIP
12 81 (10.32%) Internet
13 80 (10.19%) SAN
14 65 (8.28%) SSL
15 63 (8.03%) VLAN
16 59 (7.52%) IPsec
17 54 (6.88%) DHCP
18 51 (6.50%) Wireless
19 50 (6.37%) Cisco Nexus
20 39 (4.97%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.15%) DB2
4 8 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (0.89%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.64%) MySQL
8 4 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.38%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.38%) SQLPlus
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.25%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.25%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.25%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.25%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 27 (3.44%) MSI
2 11 (1.40%) StarTeam
3 8 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.02%) TeamCity
4 7 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (0.64%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.64%) RSpec
6 4 (0.51%) Subversion
7 3 (0.38%) JIRA
8 2 (0.25%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.13%) Hudson
9 1 (0.13%) Gradle
9 1 (0.13%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.13%) Selenium
9 1 (0.13%) Maven
9 1 (0.13%) JMeter
9 1 (0.13%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.13%) Ant
General
1 128 (16.31%) Telecoms
2 60 (7.64%) Finance
3 18 (2.29%) Military
4 13 (1.66%) Back Office
5 11 (1.40%) Multimedia
6 10 (1.27%) Retail
7 9 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.64%) Banking
8 5 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.51%) Advertising
9 4 (0.51%) Billing
10 3 (0.38%) Marketing
10 3 (0.38%) Electronics
11 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.25%) Legal
11 2 (0.25%) German Language
12 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 165 (21.02%) Network Engineer
2 94 (11.97%) Analyst
3 83 (10.57%) Security Engineer
4 73 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 72 (9.17%) Design Engineer
5 72 (9.17%) Consultant
6 70 (8.92%) Architect
7 65 (8.28%) IP Engineer
8 42 (5.35%) Network Security Engineer
9 34 (4.33%) Support Engineer
10 30 (3.82%) Security Analyst
11 24 (3.06%) Security Consultant
12 23 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
13 22 (2.80%) Network Analyst
14 21 (2.68%) Senior Network Engineer
14 21 (2.68%) Network Support
14 21 (2.68%) Network Consultant
15 20 (2.55%) Project Manager
15 20 (2.55%) Build Engineer
16 19 (2.42%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.55%) Middleware
2 16 (2.04%) Web Services
3 12 (1.53%) XML
4 6 (0.76%) EJB
4 6 (0.76%) CSS
4 6 (0.76%) .NET
4 6 (0.76%) WAP
4 6 (0.76%) Application Packaging
5 5 (0.64%) Regular Expression
5 5 (0.64%) JSON
5 5 (0.64%) Ajax
6 3 (0.38%) LAMP
6 3 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (0.38%) J2EE
7 2 (0.25%) MSMQ
7 2 (0.25%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.25%) XMPP
7 2 (0.25%) jQuery
8 1 (0.13%) WebCenter
8 1 (0.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.57%) PKI
3 24 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.42%) Clustering
5 17 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 16 (2.04%) SecurID
7 12 (1.53%) Device Driver
7 12 (1.53%) Smart Meter
8 11 (1.40%) NHS
9 9 (1.15%) CMDB
9 9 (1.15%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.02%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.89%) Open Source
11 7 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.76%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.76%) IVR
13 5 (0.64%) e-Health
13 5 (0.64%) EFT
14 4 (0.51%) Wiki
14 4 (0.51%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 250 (31.85%) Windows
2 145 (18.47%) Linux
3 95 (12.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 73 (9.30%) UNIX
5 58 (7.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 53 (6.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 36 (4.59%) Solaris
8 33 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (3.69%) CentOS
10 28 (3.57%) Windows Vista
11 17 (2.17%) AIX
12 14 (1.78%) Windows 7
13 12 (1.53%) SUSE
14 11 (1.40%) Embedded Linux
15 9 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
15 9 (1.15%) Windows 2000
15 9 (1.15%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.89%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.38%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (16.94%) ITIL
2 57 (7.26%) Migration
3 56 (7.13%) Load Balancing
4 55 (7.01%) Kalman Filter
5 52 (6.62%) Change Management
6 42 (5.35%) Network Management
6 42 (5.35%) Network Design
7 41 (5.22%) Incident Management
8 39 (4.97%) Project Management
8 39 (4.97%) PRINCE2
8 39 (4.97%) Network Architecture
9 33 (4.20%) Service Delivery
9 33 (4.20%) Validation
9 33 (4.20%) Information Security
9 33 (4.20%) Configuration Management
10 32 (4.08%) Service Management
11 27 (3.44%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (3.18%) Disaster Recovery
13 24 (3.06%) Network Monitoring
14 22 (2.80%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (13.25%) SQL
2 73 (9.30%) PowerShell
3 33 (4.20%) Bash Shell
4 31 (3.95%) C
5 19 (2.42%) Shell Script
6 18 (2.29%) C++
7 16 (2.04%) Java
7 16 (2.04%) Perl
7 16 (2.04%) VBScript
8 15 (1.91%) Python
9 8 (1.02%) Ruby
10 7 (0.89%) JavaScript
11 6 (0.76%) C#
11 6 (0.76%) VB
11 6 (0.76%) AWK
11 6 (0.76%) Korn
11 6 (0.76%) sed
12 5 (0.64%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.51%) PHP
13 4 (0.51%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 237 (30.19%) Cisco Certification
2 210 (26.75%) Security Cleared
3 143 (18.22%) CCNP
4 118 (15.03%) CCNA
5 116 (14.78%) SC Cleared
6 97 (12.36%) DV Cleared
7 61 (7.77%) CISSP
8 49 (6.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 48 (6.11%) CCIE
10 43 (5.48%) Degree
11 40 (5.10%) MCSE
12 24 (3.06%) CCSE
13 21 (2.68%) CCSA
14 18 (2.29%) CCSP
15 17 (2.17%) CCDP
16 13 (1.66%) CISM
17 11 (1.40%) MCITP
18 10 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 10 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 9 (1.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.84%) SLA
2 36 (4.59%) PCI DSS
3 21 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.27%) QA
5 4 (0.51%) COBIT
6 3 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.25%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.13%) GPG13
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 155 (19.75%) Active Directory
2 117 (14.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (4.84%) vSphere
4 25 (3.18%) Forefront TMG
5 23 (2.93%) Hyper-V
6 21 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (2.42%) Firmware
8 15 (1.91%) XenApp
8 15 (1.91%) VMware ESX
8 15 (1.91%) Terminal Services
9 14 (1.78%) ProxySG
10 12 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (1.40%) vCloud
12 9 (1.15%) Xen
12 9 (1.15%) Sendmail
13 7 (0.89%) XenServer
13 7 (0.89%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.64%) Veritas File System
14 5 (0.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (0.64%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 47 (5.99%) FortiGate
2 38 (4.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 32 (4.08%) SCCM
4 17 (2.17%) Puppet
5 16 (2.04%) NetBackup
6 11 (1.40%) WSUS
6 11 (1.40%) CA Spectrum
6 11 (1.40%) Backup Exec
6 11 (1.40%) Nagios
7 10 (1.27%) MIMEsweeper
8 9 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (1.15%) MAILsweeper
9 8 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.89%) Netcool
10 7 (0.89%) OpenView
11 6 (0.76%) CiscoWorks
11 6 (0.76%) Nessus
11 6 (0.76%) Cisco Prime
12 5 (0.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 414 (52.74%) Cisco
2 228 (29.04%) CheckPoint
3 196 (24.97%) VMware
4 173 (22.04%) Microsoft
5 147 (18.73%) Juniper
6 134 (17.07%) F5
7 79 (10.06%) HP
8 69 (8.79%) Citrix
9 68 (8.66%) McAfee
10 63 (8.03%) Blue Coat
11 53 (6.75%) Oracle
12 40 (5.10%) Red Hat
13 38 (4.84%) Fortinet
14 36 (4.59%) Nokia
15 29 (3.69%) IBM
16 25 (3.18%) Avaya
17 24 (3.06%) NetApp
17 24 (3.06%) Tufin
18 23 (2.93%) Websense
19 22 (2.80%) CA
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
LEXSTRA
Rate: £380 - £415 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 7 days ago
Maidstone
Pearson Whiffin
Rate: £280 - £330 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Banbury
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 15 days ago
Southampton
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago