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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 43 47 57
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 405 344 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.09% 3.76% 2.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.29% 18.95% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 174 141
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 18
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £21.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -17.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.65 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £50.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+0.11% -2.27%
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
1817 1815 1613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.34% 19.84% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 859 741
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 97 102
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.21 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.63% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -3 115 £325 -23.52% 24
Hampshire +3 103 £388 +12.31% 21
Buckinghamshire +16 50 £400 +17.64% 12
Surrey -15 44 £375 +15.38% 28
Oxfordshire +6 40 £350 +7.69% 11
West Sussex -3 28 £350 +20.68% 1
Kent +8 13 £375 -6.25% 10
East Sussex -5 7 £325 +30.00% 1
Middlesex +2 1 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 383 (50.00%) Cisco
2 261 (34.07%) Windows
3 223 (29.11%) Cisco Certification
4 214 (27.94%) LAN
5 212 (27.68%) WAN
6 209 (27.28%) VMware
7 202 (26.37%) CheckPoint
8 198 (25.85%) VPN
9 166 (21.67%) Linux
10 165 (21.54%) TCP/IP
11 162 (21.15%) DNS
12 144 (18.80%) Data Centre
13 140 (18.28%) Active Directory
14 138 (18.02%) CCNA
14 138 (18.02%) Microsoft
15 137 (17.89%) Security Cleared
16 135 (17.62%) Cisco ASA
17 134 (17.49%) CCNP
18 133 (17.36%) Juniper
19 129 (16.84%) VMware Infrastructure
20 127 (16.58%) Network Security
21 109 (14.23%) F5
22 107 (13.97%) ITIL
23 106 (13.84%) Windows Server 2008
24 98 (12.79%) SC Cleared
25 96 (12.53%) SSL
26 93 (12.14%) BGP
27 92 (12.01%) SAN
28 91 (11.88%) Wireless
29 90 (11.75%) HP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 64 (8.36%) MS Exchange
2 40 (5.22%) IIS
2 40 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2007
2 40 (5.22%) SharePoint
3 30 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (3.26%) Apache
5 22 (2.87%) Lync
6 17 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.44%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.78%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.65%) nginx
11 4 (0.52%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.39%) Apache ServiceMix
13 2 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.13%) JBoss
14 1 (0.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 56 (7.31%) MS Excel
2 35 (4.57%) MS Visio
2 35 (4.57%) MS Office
3 20 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.04%) MS Project
5 2 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (0.91%) RMDS
2 4 (0.52%) Endur
2 4 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.39%) assyst
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.13%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.57%) PaaS
4 10 (1.31%) IaaS
4 10 (1.31%) SaaS
5 8 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (0.52%) Office 365
8 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.13%) HP Helion
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 214 (27.94%) LAN
2 212 (27.68%) WAN
3 198 (25.85%) VPN
4 165 (21.54%) TCP/IP
5 162 (21.15%) DNS
6 135 (17.62%) Cisco ASA
7 127 (16.58%) Network Security
8 96 (12.53%) SSL
9 93 (12.14%) BGP
10 92 (12.01%) SAN
11 91 (11.88%) Wireless
12 87 (11.36%) DHCP
13 86 (11.23%) OSPF
14 79 (10.31%) MPLS
15 64 (8.36%) VoIP
15 64 (8.36%) VLAN
16 63 (8.22%) IPsec
17 62 (8.09%) Cisco Nexus
18 53 (6.92%) Intrusion Detection
19 48 (6.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.00%) Oracle Database
3 15 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (1.31%) MySQL
4 10 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.04%) Hadoop
6 7 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.65%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.39%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.39%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.39%) DB2
9 3 (0.39%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.26%) Big Data
10 2 (0.26%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (1.31%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.17%) Subversion
3 8 (1.04%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.78%) JIRA
4 6 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (0.65%) Maven
5 5 (0.65%) Ant
6 4 (0.52%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.39%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.26%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.26%) CaliberRM
8 2 (0.26%) RequisitePro
8 2 (0.26%) MSI
8 2 (0.26%) Introscope
General
1 80 (10.44%) Telecoms
1 80 (10.44%) Finance
2 12 (1.57%) Legal
3 11 (1.44%) Banking
4 9 (1.17%) Back Office
5 7 (0.91%) Billing
5 7 (0.91%) Military
6 6 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.52%) Retail
8 3 (0.39%) Games
8 3 (0.39%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.39%) Advertising
9 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.26%) Front Office
9 2 (0.26%) Automotive
9 2 (0.26%) Local Government
9 2 (0.26%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.13%) German Language
10 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 184 (24.02%) Network Engineer
2 125 (16.32%) Architect
3 73 (9.53%) Analyst
4 58 (7.57%) Security Engineer
5 56 (7.31%) Consultant
6 50 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 44 (5.74%) Support Engineer
8 39 (5.09%) Infrastructure Architect
9 34 (4.44%) Network Architect
10 30 (3.92%) Security Architect
10 30 (3.92%) Network Security Engineer
11 28 (3.66%) Administrator
12 26 (3.39%) Security Consultant
13 25 (3.26%) Senior Network Engineer
14 23 (3.00%) Security Specialist
14 23 (3.00%) Security Analyst
15 21 (2.74%) Systems Administrator
16 20 (2.61%) Network Support
17 19 (2.48%) Network Specialist
18 18 (2.35%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.61%) Web Services
2 15 (1.96%) Middleware
2 15 (1.96%) 802.1X
3 14 (1.83%) .NET
4 12 (1.57%) Application Packaging
5 10 (1.31%) CSS
6 7 (0.91%) Rendezvous
7 5 (0.65%) SOAP
7 5 (0.65%) REST
8 4 (0.52%) boto
8 4 (0.52%) XML
9 3 (0.39%) LAMP
10 2 (0.26%) JSF
10 2 (0.26%) JNDI
10 2 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.26%) HTML
10 2 (0.26%) JDBC
10 2 (0.26%) J2EE
10 2 (0.26%) COM+
10 2 (0.26%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 144 (18.80%) Data Centre
2 52 (6.79%) Management Information System
3 45 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (5.22%) PKI
5 24 (3.13%) Replication
5 24 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 24 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 19 (2.48%) Clustering
7 16 (2.09%) Client/Server
8 15 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
9 12 (1.57%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (1.31%) Mainframe
11 8 (1.04%) NHS
11 8 (1.04%) SecurID
12 7 (0.91%) IBM Mainframe
12 7 (0.91%) AS400
13 6 (0.78%) EqualLogic
14 5 (0.65%) RMADS
14 5 (0.65%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 261 (34.07%) Windows
2 166 (21.67%) Linux
3 106 (13.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (10.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 60 (7.83%) Windows 7
5 60 (7.83%) UNIX
6 53 (6.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 39 (5.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 34 (4.44%) Solaris
9 13 (1.70%) Windows XP
10 10 (1.31%) CentOS
11 9 (1.17%) AIX
12 8 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (0.91%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.65%) HPUX
14 5 (0.65%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.65%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.26%) VMS
15 2 (0.26%) Android
15 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (13.97%) ITIL
2 83 (10.84%) Information Security
3 80 (10.44%) Load Balancing
4 76 (9.92%) Network Design
5 53 (6.92%) Kalman Filter
6 46 (6.01%) Migration
7 45 (5.87%) Change Management
8 44 (5.74%) Vulnerability Management
9 41 (5.35%) Project Management
10 35 (4.57%) Security Management
11 32 (4.18%) Penetration Testing
11 32 (4.18%) SIEM
12 31 (4.05%) Capacity Management
13 30 (3.92%) Incident Management
14 29 (3.79%) Patch Management
15 28 (3.66%) Cyber Security
16 27 (3.52%) Network Monitoring
17 26 (3.39%) Network Architecture
17 26 (3.39%) PRINCE2
18 25 (3.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (9.40%) SQL
2 55 (7.18%) PowerShell
3 39 (5.09%) Perl
4 30 (3.92%) Python
5 18 (2.35%) Shell Script
6 15 (1.96%) C
7 14 (1.83%) PHP
7 14 (1.83%) Bash Shell
8 11 (1.44%) Ruby
8 11 (1.44%) Java
9 10 (1.31%) C++
10 8 (1.04%) VBScript
11 3 (0.39%) VB
11 3 (0.39%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.39%) C#
12 2 (0.26%) VBA
12 2 (0.26%) Korn
12 2 (0.26%) Jython
13 1 (0.13%) Groovy
13 1 (0.13%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 223 (29.11%) Cisco Certification
2 138 (18.02%) CCNA
3 137 (17.89%) Security Cleared
4 134 (17.49%) CCNP
5 98 (12.79%) SC Cleared
6 70 (9.14%) CISSP
7 49 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 44 (5.74%) Degree
9 41 (5.35%) CCSE
10 32 (4.18%) MCSE
11 31 (4.05%) CCSA
12 28 (3.66%) CCIE
13 27 (3.52%) DV Cleared
14 22 (2.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 21 (2.74%) CCSP
16 16 (2.09%) GIAC
17 15 (1.96%) MCITP
18 14 (1.83%) Check Point Certification
18 14 (1.83%) CCDP
19 11 (1.44%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (4.57%) SLA
3 30 (3.92%) PCI DSS
4 16 (2.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.44%) HIPAA
6 7 (0.91%) QA
7 2 (0.26%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.26%) COBIT
7 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 140 (18.28%) Active Directory
2 129 (16.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (8.62%) vSphere
4 54 (7.05%) XenApp
5 31 (4.05%) XenDesktop
6 28 (3.66%) Hyper-V
7 27 (3.52%) VMware ESX
8 16 (2.09%) ProxySG
9 12 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.78%) Sendmail
11 6 (0.78%) iptables
12 5 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.65%) HDFS
12 5 (0.65%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.65%) KVM
12 5 (0.65%) DFS Replication
12 5 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
12 5 (0.65%) NFS
13 4 (0.52%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 35 (4.57%) SCCM
2 26 (3.39%) Puppet
3 22 (2.87%) Nagios
4 20 (2.61%) FortiGate
5 18 (2.35%) SCOM
6 16 (2.09%) SolarWinds Orion
7 15 (1.96%) Cacti
7 15 (1.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 11 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (1.04%) WSUS
10 6 (0.78%) OpenView
10 6 (0.78%) Nessus
10 6 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.78%) MIMEsweeper
10 6 (0.78%) MAILsweeper
11 5 (0.65%) Foglight
11 5 (0.65%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.65%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (0.65%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 383 (50.00%) Cisco
2 209 (27.28%) VMware
3 202 (26.37%) CheckPoint
4 138 (18.02%) Microsoft
5 133 (17.36%) Juniper
6 109 (14.23%) F5
7 90 (11.75%) HP
8 86 (11.23%) Citrix
9 63 (8.22%) Oracle
10 52 (6.79%) McAfee
11 50 (6.53%) SolarWinds
12 48 (6.27%) Blue Coat
13 43 (5.61%) Red Hat
14 38 (4.96%) Fortinet
15 35 (4.57%) Nokia
16 32 (4.18%) IBM
17 31 (4.05%) Symantec
18 27 (3.52%) NetApp
18 27 (3.52%) TippingPoint
19 21 (2.74%) Tufin
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