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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 45 49 64
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 383 344 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.00% 3.75% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.52% 20.05% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 169 122
Average daily rate
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£385 £348 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -7.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £160 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.72% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+6.29% -11.95%
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
1780 1716 1532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.59% 18.68% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 745 661
Average daily rate £360 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 99 136
Average hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.28% -33.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +1 121 £338 -20.58% 45
Hampshire +11 96 £389 +12.68% 18
Buckinghamshire +26 53 £425 +30.76% 12
Surrey -10 44 £388 +21.09% 24
Oxfordshire -6 26 £340 +4.61% 11
Kent 0 15 £425 +21.42% 12
West Sussex -25 12 £363 +11.53% 12
East Sussex -4 7 £325 +30.13% 2
Middlesex +3 3 £231 -56.97%
Sussex - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 388 (51.12%) Cisco
2 273 (35.97%) Windows
3 233 (30.70%) LAN
4 223 (29.38%) WAN
4 223 (29.38%) CheckPoint
5 214 (28.19%) Cisco Certification
6 196 (25.82%) VPN
7 175 (23.06%) VMware
8 169 (22.27%) DNS
9 155 (20.42%) TCP/IP
9 155 (20.42%) Linux
10 154 (20.29%) Active Directory
11 144 (18.97%) Juniper
12 138 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
13 132 (17.39%) Security Cleared
13 132 (17.39%) CCNP
14 129 (17.00%) Data Centre
15 123 (16.21%) Network Security
16 117 (15.42%) F5
16 117 (15.42%) Microsoft
17 116 (15.28%) CCNA
18 104 (13.70%) VMware Infrastructure
19 103 (13.57%) ITIL
20 101 (13.31%) Windows Server 2008
21 94 (12.38%) SC Cleared
22 88 (11.59%) SAN
22 88 (11.59%) BGP
23 87 (11.46%) SSL
23 87 (11.46%) DHCP
23 87 (11.46%) Finance

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 58 (7.64%) MS Exchange
2 40 (5.27%) IIS
3 35 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2007
4 33 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 26 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (2.77%) Apache
7 17 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (1.98%) Lync
9 9 (1.19%) Tomcat
10 8 (1.05%) nginx
10 8 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.79%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.79%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.40%) Apache ServiceMix
15 1 (0.13%) CloudStack
15 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.13%) MediaWiki
15 1 (0.13%) Documentum
Applications
1 49 (6.46%) MS Excel
2 39 (5.14%) MS Visio
3 35 (4.61%) MS Office
4 17 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.92%) MS Project
6 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (1.98%) RMDS
2 5 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.40%) assyst
4 3 (0.40%) Endur
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.13%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.84%) PaaS
4 13 (1.71%) SaaS
4 13 (1.71%) IaaS
5 7 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (0.66%) Office 365
8 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.13%) HP Helion
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 233 (30.70%) LAN
2 223 (29.38%) WAN
3 196 (25.82%) VPN
4 169 (22.27%) DNS
5 155 (20.42%) TCP/IP
6 138 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
7 123 (16.21%) Network Security
8 88 (11.59%) SAN
8 88 (11.59%) BGP
9 87 (11.46%) SSL
9 87 (11.46%) DHCP
10 82 (10.80%) MPLS
11 81 (10.67%) OSPF
11 81 (10.67%) Wireless
12 64 (8.43%) VoIP
13 60 (7.91%) VLAN
14 54 (7.11%) Cisco Nexus
15 51 (6.72%) SMTP
16 50 (6.59%) IPsec
17 46 (6.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.64%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.32%) MySQL
4 8 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.05%) Hadoop
5 7 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (0.79%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (0.53%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.40%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (1.71%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.19%) Subversion
4 6 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (0.66%) JIRA
6 4 (0.53%) Gerrit
6 4 (0.53%) Ant
6 4 (0.53%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.53%) Maven
6 4 (0.53%) MSI
6 4 (0.53%) Introscope
7 3 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.40%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.26%) CaliberRM
8 2 (0.26%) RequisitePro
9 1 (0.13%) Hudson
General
1 87 (11.46%) Finance
2 66 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 12 (1.58%) Back Office
3 12 (1.58%) Legal
4 9 (1.19%) Banking
5 8 (1.05%) Military
6 6 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (0.79%) Billing
7 4 (0.53%) Front Office
7 4 (0.53%) Retail
8 3 (0.40%) Games
8 3 (0.40%) Advertising
9 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.26%) Automotive
9 2 (0.26%) Electronics
9 2 (0.26%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.13%) Local Government
10 1 (0.13%) German Language
10 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 178 (23.45%) Network Engineer
2 126 (16.60%) Architect
3 69 (9.09%) Analyst
4 66 (8.70%) Security Engineer
5 64 (8.43%) Consultant
6 41 (5.40%) Infrastructure Architect
7 36 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 34 (4.48%) Network Security Engineer
9 32 (4.22%) Network Architect
10 31 (4.08%) Support Engineer
11 30 (3.95%) Security Consultant
12 29 (3.82%) Security Architect
13 27 (3.56%) Network Consultant
14 25 (3.29%) Security Analyst
15 23 (3.03%) Administrator
15 23 (3.03%) Senior Network Engineer
16 22 (2.90%) Project Manager
17 19 (2.50%) Infrastructure Manager
18 18 (2.37%) Security Specialist
18 18 (2.37%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.90%) Web Services
2 15 (1.98%) Rendezvous
2 15 (1.98%) Application Packaging
3 12 (1.58%) Middleware
3 12 (1.58%) 802.1X
4 7 (0.92%) .NET
5 6 (0.79%) CSS
5 6 (0.79%) XML
6 5 (0.66%) Regular Expression
7 4 (0.53%) ServiceStack
7 4 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (0.53%) SOAP
7 4 (0.53%) LAMP
8 3 (0.40%) JNDI
8 3 (0.40%) JDBC
8 3 (0.40%) J2EE
8 3 (0.40%) REST
8 3 (0.40%) boto
9 2 (0.26%) JSP
9 2 (0.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 129 (17.00%) Data Centre
2 53 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 44 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (4.74%) PKI
5 30 (3.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 21 (2.77%) Replication
7 17 (2.24%) Clustering
8 15 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.84%) Enterprise Storage
9 14 (1.84%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.71%) SecurID
11 9 (1.19%) NHS
11 9 (1.19%) Mainframe
11 9 (1.19%) Computer Science
12 7 (0.92%) RMADS
13 6 (0.79%) IBM Mainframe
13 6 (0.79%) AS400
13 6 (0.79%) e-Health
13 6 (0.79%) EqualLogic
14 5 (0.66%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 273 (35.97%) Windows
2 155 (20.42%) Linux
3 101 (13.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (8.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 65 (8.56%) Windows 7
6 62 (8.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 60 (7.91%) UNIX
8 33 (4.35%) Solaris
9 21 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (2.11%) Windows XP
11 11 (1.45%) CentOS
12 9 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
12 9 (1.19%) Windows 8
13 8 (1.05%) Windows 2000
13 8 (1.05%) AIX
14 5 (0.66%) HPUX
15 4 (0.53%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.53%) Android
16 3 (0.40%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (13.57%) ITIL
2 76 (10.01%) Information Security
3 75 (9.88%) Load Balancing
4 66 (8.70%) Network Design
5 52 (6.85%) Kalman Filter
6 51 (6.72%) Migration
7 48 (6.32%) Change Management
7 48 (6.32%) Project Management
8 40 (5.27%) Vulnerability Management
9 35 (4.61%) Service Management
10 32 (4.22%) Incident Management
11 30 (3.95%) Penetration Testing
11 30 (3.95%) Security Management
12 28 (3.69%) SIEM
12 28 (3.69%) Patch Management
13 27 (3.56%) PRINCE2
14 26 (3.43%) Network Monitoring
15 24 (3.16%) Cyber Security
15 24 (3.16%) Capacity Planning
15 24 (3.16%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 65 (8.56%) SQL
2 47 (6.19%) PowerShell
3 36 (4.74%) Perl
4 35 (4.61%) Python
5 21 (2.77%) Shell Script
6 17 (2.24%) C
7 16 (2.11%) VBScript
8 15 (1.98%) PHP
9 11 (1.45%) Ruby
9 11 (1.45%) C++
10 10 (1.32%) Java
11 9 (1.19%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.79%) VB
13 4 (0.53%) Jython
14 3 (0.40%) Korn
14 3 (0.40%) VBA
14 3 (0.40%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.40%) C#
15 1 (0.13%) Groovy
15 1 (0.13%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 214 (28.19%) Cisco Certification
2 132 (17.39%) CCNP
2 132 (17.39%) Security Cleared
3 116 (15.28%) CCNA
4 94 (12.38%) SC Cleared
5 75 (9.88%) CISSP
6 42 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 39 (5.14%) Degree
8 37 (4.87%) CCIE
8 37 (4.87%) CCSE
9 31 (4.08%) DV Cleared
10 26 (3.43%) CCSA
10 26 (3.43%) MCSE
11 19 (2.50%) CCSP
12 18 (2.37%) GIAC
13 16 (2.11%) MCITP
14 12 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (1.45%) Check Point Certification
15 11 (1.45%) CISM
16 10 (1.32%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (3.56%) SLA
3 22 (2.90%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.32%) QA
5 7 (0.92%) JSP 440
5 7 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.53%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.26%) GPG13
7 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) TickIT
8 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 154 (20.29%) Active Directory
2 104 (13.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (6.98%) vSphere
4 47 (6.19%) XenApp
5 30 (3.95%) XenDesktop
6 28 (3.69%) Hyper-V
7 13 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.58%) VMware ESX
9 9 (1.19%) ProxySG
9 9 (1.19%) Forefront TMG
9 9 (1.19%) Sendmail
10 7 (0.92%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.79%) iptables
11 6 (0.79%) XenServer
12 5 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.66%) DFS Replication
12 5 (0.66%) HDFS
12 5 (0.66%) KVM
12 5 (0.66%) NFS
12 5 (0.66%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 43 (5.67%) SCCM
2 24 (3.16%) Nagios
2 24 (3.16%) Puppet
3 20 (2.64%) FortiGate
4 14 (1.84%) SCOM
5 13 (1.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 12 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.32%) Cacti
8 9 (1.19%) WSUS
8 9 (1.19%) MIMEsweeper
8 9 (1.19%) MAILsweeper
9 7 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 7 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (0.79%) CA Spectrum
10 6 (0.79%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (0.79%) Ansible
11 5 (0.66%) Icinga
11 5 (0.66%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 388 (51.12%) Cisco
2 223 (29.38%) CheckPoint
3 175 (23.06%) VMware
4 144 (18.97%) Juniper
5 117 (15.42%) Microsoft
5 117 (15.42%) F5
6 84 (11.07%) Citrix
7 82 (10.80%) HP
8 63 (8.30%) Blue Coat
9 61 (8.04%) McAfee
10 51 (6.72%) Oracle
11 49 (6.46%) SolarWinds
12 31 (4.08%) IBM
13 30 (3.95%) Red Hat
14 29 (3.82%) TippingPoint
15 28 (3.69%) NetScout
15 28 (3.69%) Fortinet
16 27 (3.56%) Nokia
16 27 (3.56%) Symantec
17 24 (3.16%) NetApp
Oxfordshire
Volt
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Morson International (IT)
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Montash
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 18 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £480 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
High Wycombe
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Posted: 27 days ago