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 23 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 48 55 44
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 351 273 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.64% 3.20% 3.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.22% 16.43% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 139 130
Average daily rate £350 £325 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 38 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 £14.85 £13.00 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £33.80 £43.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -27.58%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1736 1662 2185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.02% 19.50% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 690 695
Average daily rate £330 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £193 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 161 176
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.69 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.04% -30.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £12.09 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.60 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
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 23 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 23 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 23 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 +38 136 £325 +18.18% 28
Hampshire +2 78 £400 +6.66% 10
Surrey -1 59 £348 +5.30% 10
Buckinghamshire -5 35 £250 -36.30% 2
West Sussex -6 12 £410 +26.15% 3
Kent +5 8 £350 +3.70% 9
Middlesex 0 7 £308 - 3
Oxfordshire -21 4 £250 -16.66% 2
Sussex -4 1 - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 284 (51.54%) Cisco
2 215 (39.02%) Windows
3 147 (26.68%) Cisco Certification
3 147 (26.68%) CheckPoint
4 139 (25.23%) Microsoft
5 136 (24.68%) VMware
6 132 (23.96%) VPN
7 122 (22.14%) LAN
8 120 (21.78%) Active Directory
9 116 (21.05%) WAN
10 115 (20.87%) DNS
11 114 (20.69%) Security Cleared
12 101 (18.33%) Juniper
12 101 (18.33%) Telecoms
13 100 (18.15%) TCP/IP
14 91 (16.52%) Linux
15 89 (16.15%) CCNP
16 83 (15.06%) Windows Server 2008
17 82 (14.88%) Cisco ASA
17 82 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
18 81 (14.70%) MS Exchange
19 77 (13.97%) SC Cleared
20 67 (12.16%) OSPF
21 66 (11.98%) Windows Server 2003
21 66 (11.98%) ITIL
21 66 (11.98%) CCNA
21 66 (11.98%) Network Security
22 63 (11.43%) HP
23 61 (11.07%) SAN
23 61 (11.07%) MPLS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 81 (14.70%) MS Exchange
2 39 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (6.72%) IIS
4 30 (5.44%) Apache
5 19 (3.45%) Tomcat
6 17 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (2.00%) SharePoint
7 11 (2.00%) WebLogic
8 10 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (1.45%) Lync
10 7 (1.27%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.73%) IBM HTTP Server
11 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2000
11 4 (0.73%) SAS
12 3 (0.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 38 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 32 (5.81%) MS Office
3 9 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.54%) MS Project
5 2 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.63%) Office 365
2 7 (1.27%) IaaS
2 7 (1.27%) PaaS
3 5 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.36%) SaaS
4 2 (0.36%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.18%) Route 53
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 132 (23.96%) VPN
2 122 (22.14%) LAN
3 116 (21.05%) WAN
4 115 (20.87%) DNS
5 100 (18.15%) TCP/IP
6 82 (14.88%) Cisco ASA
7 67 (12.16%) OSPF
8 66 (11.98%) Network Security
9 61 (11.07%) SAN
9 61 (11.07%) MPLS
10 60 (10.89%) BGP
11 55 (9.98%) Internet
12 53 (9.62%) DHCP
13 45 (8.17%) VoIP
14 42 (7.62%) VLAN
15 39 (7.08%) Cisco PIX
16 38 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
17 36 (6.53%) SMTP
18 35 (6.35%) IPsec
19 31 (5.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.63%) MySQL
3 7 (1.27%) DB2
3 7 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.09%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.18%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.91%) JIRA
2 5 (0.91%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.73%) Maven
3 4 (0.73%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.36%) Introscope
4 2 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.18%) Ant
5 1 (0.18%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.18%) Subversion
5 1 (0.18%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (0.18%) Gradle
5 1 (0.18%) Hudson
5 1 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.18%) Selenium
General
1 101 (18.33%) Telecoms
2 48 (8.71%) Finance
3 9 (1.63%) Military
4 8 (1.45%) Legal
5 7 (1.27%) Dutch Language
5 7 (1.27%) French Language
5 7 (1.27%) German Language
5 7 (1.27%) Italian Language
6 5 (0.91%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.91%) Japanese Language
7 3 (0.54%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.54%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.54%) Marketing
7 3 (0.54%) Banking
7 3 (0.54%) Back Office
7 3 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.54%) Advertising
8 2 (0.36%) Games
8 2 (0.36%) Front Office
8 2 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 102 (18.51%) Network Engineer
2 54 (9.80%) Architect
3 52 (9.44%) Security Engineer
4 50 (9.07%) Support Engineer
5 46 (8.35%) Analyst
6 42 (7.62%) Consultant
7 33 (5.99%) Administrator
8 25 (4.54%) 3rd Line Support
8 25 (4.54%) Project Manager
9 23 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
9 23 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
9 23 (4.17%) Design Engineer
10 22 (3.99%) Network Consultant
11 20 (3.63%) IP Engineer
12 19 (3.45%) Firewall Engineer
12 19 (3.45%) Network Architect
13 18 (3.27%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 17 (3.09%) Network Support
15 16 (2.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 13 (2.36%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.26%) .NET
2 10 (1.81%) XML
3 8 (1.45%) Web Services
3 8 (1.45%) Middleware
4 5 (0.91%) HTML
4 5 (0.91%) J2EE
5 3 (0.54%) JTAPI
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.36%) WebCenter
6 2 (0.36%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.36%) WAP
6 2 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.18%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.18%) CPAN
7 1 (0.18%) SAML
7 1 (0.18%) ODBC
7 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.18%) JDBC
7 1 (0.18%) SOAP
7 1 (0.18%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (3.09%) Blackberry
2 16 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.18%) Clustering
4 10 (1.81%) Replication
4 10 (1.81%) PKI
5 9 (1.63%) Cryptography
5 9 (1.63%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.27%) CESG
8 6 (1.09%) CMDB
9 4 (0.73%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.73%) iPhone
9 4 (0.73%) Kindle
10 3 (0.54%) iPad
10 3 (0.54%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.36%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.36%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.36%) Open Source
11 2 (0.36%) IPTV
11 2 (0.36%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 215 (39.02%) Windows
2 91 (16.52%) Linux
3 83 (15.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (11.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 59 (10.71%) UNIX
6 40 (7.26%) Windows 7
7 28 (5.08%) Solaris
8 24 (4.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (4.17%) Windows XP
10 15 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (2.00%) AIX
11 11 (2.00%) Apple iOS
12 9 (1.63%) Android
13 8 (1.45%) Windows Phone
13 8 (1.45%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.27%) HPUX
14 7 (1.27%) VMS
15 5 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (0.91%) CentOS
16 4 (0.73%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (11.98%) ITIL
2 37 (6.72%) Project Management
2 37 (6.72%) Network Design
3 34 (6.17%) Load Balancing
4 31 (5.63%) Migration
5 30 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 29 (5.26%) Network Management
7 24 (4.36%) Change Management
7 24 (4.36%) PRINCE2
8 22 (3.99%) Service Management
9 19 (3.45%) Configuration Management
10 17 (3.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (2.90%) Information Security
11 16 (2.90%) TOGAF
12 15 (2.72%) SIEM
13 14 (2.54%) Incident Management
13 14 (2.54%) E-Commerce
13 14 (2.54%) Service Delivery
14 13 (2.36%) Change Control
15 12 (2.18%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 56 (10.16%) SQL
2 27 (4.90%) Java
3 16 (2.90%) Perl
4 13 (2.36%) PowerShell
5 11 (2.00%) Shell Script
6 9 (1.63%) C
7 7 (1.27%) VBScript
8 6 (1.09%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.09%) PHP
9 5 (0.91%) C++
10 3 (0.54%) VB
10 3 (0.54%) Python
10 3 (0.54%) Korn
11 2 (0.36%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.18%) Ruby
12 1 (0.18%) Jython
12 1 (0.18%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 147 (26.68%) Cisco Certification
2 114 (20.69%) Security Cleared
3 89 (16.15%) CCNP
4 77 (13.97%) SC Cleared
5 66 (11.98%) CCNA
6 35 (6.35%) CCIE
7 26 (4.72%) DV Cleared
8 25 (4.54%) CISSP
9 23 (4.17%) Degree
10 21 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (3.09%) MCSE
12 15 (2.72%) CCDP
13 14 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (2.54%) CCSP
14 11 (2.00%) CISM
14 11 (2.00%) Check Point Certification
14 11 (2.00%) CCSE
14 11 (2.00%) CCSA
15 8 (1.45%) MCSA
16 7 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.81%) SLA
2 11 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.63%) QA
4 4 (0.73%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.18%) COBIT
6 1 (0.18%) GPG13
6 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 120 (21.78%) Active Directory
2 82 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.54%) Hyper-V
3 25 (4.54%) vSphere
4 16 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (2.36%) Terminal Services
5 13 (2.36%) VMware ESX
6 12 (2.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (2.18%) ProxySG
7 11 (2.00%) Forefront TMG
7 11 (2.00%) XenApp
7 11 (2.00%) XenServer
8 9 (1.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 8 (1.45%) vCloud
10 5 (0.91%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.73%) UAG
11 4 (0.73%) KVM
12 3 (0.54%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.54%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.54%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 20 (3.63%) SCCM
2 16 (2.90%) Tivoli
3 15 (2.72%) NetBackup
4 13 (2.36%) FortiGate
5 11 (2.00%) WSUS
6 9 (1.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (1.63%) Cisco CUCM
6 9 (1.63%) HP SIM
7 7 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (1.27%) SCOM
8 6 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.73%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (0.73%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.73%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.73%) Nagios
11 3 (0.54%) Puppet
12 2 (0.36%) CA Wily
12 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 284 (51.54%) Cisco
2 147 (26.68%) CheckPoint
3 139 (25.23%) Microsoft
4 136 (24.68%) VMware
5 101 (18.33%) Juniper
6 63 (11.43%) HP
7 57 (10.34%) Citrix
8 46 (8.35%) Blue Coat
8 46 (8.35%) F5
9 33 (5.99%) McAfee
10 26 (4.72%) Oracle
11 22 (3.99%) Sun
12 21 (3.81%) SolarWinds
13 20 (3.63%) IBM
13 20 (3.63%) Nokia
14 19 (3.45%) WatchGuard
15 18 (3.27%) Symantec
16 16 (2.90%) Red Hat
17 13 (2.36%) NetApp
17 13 (2.36%) Veeam
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