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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 41 50 57
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 392 340 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.94% 3.65% 3.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.33% 19.98% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 171 131
Average daily rate
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£398 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 34
Average hourly rate £33.50 £21.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.64% +1.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.55 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £38.50 £27.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -5.00%
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
2028 1702 1636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.39% 18.30% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 980 741 680
Average daily rate £350 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 111 168
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -4 119 £384 +18.07% 46
Hampshire +9 92 £400 - 20
Surrey +11 81 £395 +7.48% 32
Buckinghamshire -6 38 £400 +60.00% 12
Oxfordshire +3 25 £375 +50.00% 8
Kent +4 15 £225 -35.71% 4
East Sussex -2 14 £338 -3.57% 3
West Sussex -22 5 £213 -48.17% 6
M4 Corridor - 3 £500 -
Middlesex +3 2 £475 +54.47% 1
Sussex -2 2 £250 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 408 (50.00%) Cisco
2 298 (36.52%) Windows
3 236 (28.92%) LAN
4 232 (28.43%) Cisco Certification
5 227 (27.82%) CheckPoint
6 226 (27.70%) WAN
7 221 (27.08%) VPN
8 201 (24.63%) VMware
9 177 (21.69%) Active Directory
10 174 (21.32%) Security Cleared
11 171 (20.96%) Cisco ASA
12 170 (20.83%) Linux
13 154 (18.87%) Microsoft
13 154 (18.87%) Juniper
14 149 (18.26%) CCNP
15 148 (18.14%) DNS
16 142 (17.40%) TCP/IP
17 139 (17.03%) ITIL
18 133 (16.30%) F5
19 128 (15.69%) Network Security
20 116 (14.22%) VMware Infrastructure
21 114 (13.97%) SC Cleared
21 114 (13.97%) OSPF
22 110 (13.48%) CCNA
23 103 (12.62%) Telecoms
24 102 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
25 101 (12.38%) SQL
26 94 (11.52%) BGP
26 94 (11.52%) SAN
27 91 (11.15%) VoIP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 69 (8.46%) MS Exchange
2 44 (5.39%) IIS
3 40 (4.90%) SharePoint
4 29 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (2.82%) Apache
6 18 (2.21%) Lync
7 16 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
7 16 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (1.59%) WebSphere
10 12 (1.47%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.74%) Documentum
12 6 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.74%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.61%) nginx
13 5 (0.61%) IBM HTTP Server
14 4 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.49%) Confluence
14 4 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 47 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.31%) MS Visio
3 25 (3.06%) MS Office
4 9 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.74%) MS Project
6 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (1.72%) RMDS
2 5 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (1.59%) PaaS
2 13 (1.59%) IaaS
3 12 (1.47%) Office 365
4 10 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 7 (0.86%) SaaS
7 3 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.37%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 236 (28.92%) LAN
2 226 (27.70%) WAN
3 221 (27.08%) VPN
4 171 (20.96%) Cisco ASA
5 148 (18.14%) DNS
6 142 (17.40%) TCP/IP
7 128 (15.69%) Network Security
8 114 (13.97%) OSPF
9 94 (11.52%) BGP
9 94 (11.52%) SAN
10 91 (11.15%) VoIP
11 90 (11.03%) MPLS
12 82 (10.05%) SSL
13 73 (8.95%) Wireless
14 72 (8.82%) DHCP
14 72 (8.82%) VLAN
15 66 (8.09%) Cisco Nexus
16 64 (7.84%) Internet
17 48 (5.88%) IPsec
18 44 (5.39%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.47%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.10%) MySQL
5 8 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (0.86%) Hadoop
6 7 (0.86%) DB2
7 5 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.49%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.37%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.37%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.37%) SQLPlus
10 2 (0.25%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 21 (2.57%) MSI
2 14 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.47%) Jenkins
4 8 (0.98%) Subversion
4 8 (0.98%) TeamCity
4 8 (0.98%) JIRA
5 7 (0.86%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (0.61%) StarTeam
6 5 (0.61%) Maven
6 5 (0.61%) Ant
7 4 (0.49%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.49%) Introscope
8 3 (0.37%) RSpec
8 3 (0.37%) Wise Package Studio
8 3 (0.37%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.25%) RequisitePro
9 2 (0.25%) Hudson
9 2 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.25%) CaliberRM
General
1 103 (12.62%) Telecoms
2 71 (8.70%) Finance
3 17 (2.08%) Back Office
4 11 (1.35%) Military
5 10 (1.23%) Multimedia
6 7 (0.86%) Manufacturing
6 7 (0.86%) Retail
6 7 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (0.74%) Legal
8 5 (0.61%) Billing
9 4 (0.49%) Front Office
9 4 (0.49%) Electronics
10 2 (0.25%) Banking
10 2 (0.25%) Games
10 2 (0.25%) Advertising
10 2 (0.25%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.25%) Marketing
11 1 (0.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 181 (22.18%) Network Engineer
2 111 (13.60%) Architect
3 89 (10.91%) Security Engineer
4 81 (9.93%) Analyst
5 71 (8.70%) Consultant
6 57 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 48 (5.88%) IP Engineer
8 46 (5.64%) Design Engineer
9 44 (5.39%) Network Security Engineer
10 35 (4.29%) Support Engineer
10 35 (4.29%) Security Analyst
11 28 (3.43%) Network Consultant
12 27 (3.31%) Security Consultant
13 24 (2.94%) Project Manager
13 24 (2.94%) Security Architect
13 24 (2.94%) Senior Network Engineer
14 23 (2.82%) Infrastructure Architect
15 22 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
15 22 (2.70%) Network Architect
16 20 (2.45%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.94%) Web Services
1 24 (2.94%) Middleware
2 14 (1.72%) Rendezvous
3 12 (1.47%) Application Packaging
4 10 (1.23%) .NET
5 7 (0.86%) Regular Expression
5 7 (0.86%) EJB
5 7 (0.86%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (0.61%) XML
6 5 (0.61%) CSS
6 5 (0.61%) J2EE
7 4 (0.49%) Ajax
7 4 (0.49%) JSON
8 3 (0.37%) jQuery
8 3 (0.37%) LAMP
8 3 (0.37%) JNDI
8 3 (0.37%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.37%) SOAP
8 3 (0.37%) JDBC
8 3 (0.37%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.00%) Management Information System
2 43 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.43%) PKI
4 22 (2.70%) Clustering
5 20 (2.45%) SecurID
6 19 (2.33%) Replication
7 15 (1.84%) NHS
8 11 (1.35%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
10 9 (1.10%) Open Source
10 9 (1.10%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (0.98%) CMDB
12 5 (0.61%) Smart Meter
12 5 (0.61%) EqualLogic
12 5 (0.61%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.61%) Cryptography
12 5 (0.61%) N-Tier
13 4 (0.49%) EFT
13 4 (0.49%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 298 (36.52%) Windows
2 170 (20.83%) Linux
3 102 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (8.58%) UNIX
5 64 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 52 (6.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (4.90%) Windows 7
8 38 (4.66%) Solaris
9 31 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (2.57%) Windows Vista
11 20 (2.45%) CentOS
12 16 (1.96%) AIX
13 9 (1.10%) SUSE
14 8 (0.98%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (0.86%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.61%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.49%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
18 2 (0.25%) VMS
18 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (17.03%) ITIL
2 64 (7.84%) Change Management
3 62 (7.60%) Load Balancing
4 61 (7.48%) Migration
5 60 (7.35%) Information Security
6 56 (6.86%) Kalman Filter
7 51 (6.25%) Project Management
8 49 (6.00%) Network Design
9 45 (5.51%) Incident Management
10 44 (5.39%) Service Management
11 35 (4.29%) PRINCE2
12 34 (4.17%) Network Management
13 32 (3.92%) Configuration Management
13 32 (3.92%) Service Delivery
14 30 (3.68%) Vulnerability Management
15 28 (3.43%) Network Architecture
15 28 (3.43%) Stakeholder Management
15 28 (3.43%) Validation
16 25 (3.06%) Penetration Testing
17 24 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 101 (12.38%) SQL
2 66 (8.09%) PowerShell
3 33 (4.04%) Python
4 30 (3.68%) C
5 29 (3.55%) Perl
6 21 (2.57%) Shell Script
7 20 (2.45%) Bash Shell
8 17 (2.08%) Java
9 16 (1.96%) VBScript
10 15 (1.84%) C++
11 14 (1.72%) Ruby
12 9 (1.10%) VB
13 8 (0.98%) JavaScript
13 8 (0.98%) PHP
14 4 (0.49%) ActionScript
14 4 (0.49%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.49%) C#
14 4 (0.49%) Jython
14 4 (0.49%) ActionScript 2.0
15 3 (0.37%) Korn
Qualifications
1 232 (28.43%) Cisco Certification
2 174 (21.32%) Security Cleared
3 149 (18.26%) CCNP
4 114 (13.97%) SC Cleared
5 110 (13.48%) CCNA
6 86 (10.54%) CISSP
7 56 (6.86%) DV Cleared
8 49 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 42 (5.15%) Degree
9 42 (5.15%) CCIE
10 39 (4.78%) MCSE
11 21 (2.57%) CCSE
12 20 (2.45%) CCSA
13 18 (2.21%) CCDP
14 14 (1.72%) CCSP
14 14 (1.72%) MCITP
15 12 (1.47%) CISM
16 11 (1.35%) Sun Certification
17 10 (1.23%) Check Point Certification
17 10 (1.23%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.41%) PCI DSS
2 31 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (3.43%) SLA
4 14 (1.72%) QA
5 8 (0.98%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.25%) GPG13
7 2 (0.25%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 177 (21.69%) Active Directory
2 116 (14.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (5.88%) vSphere
4 31 (3.80%) Hyper-V
5 26 (3.19%) XenApp
6 22 (2.70%) XenDesktop
7 20 (2.45%) Firmware
8 16 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (1.47%) Forefront TMG
9 12 (1.47%) Sendmail
10 8 (0.98%) Terminal Services
10 8 (0.98%) XenServer
11 7 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.86%) VMware ESX
11 7 (0.86%) Snort
12 5 (0.61%) Veritas File System
12 5 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 5 (0.61%) Samba
13 4 (0.49%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.49%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 44 (5.39%) SCCM
2 36 (4.41%) FortiGate
3 27 (3.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 26 (3.19%) Puppet
5 17 (2.08%) Nagios
6 12 (1.47%) MIMEsweeper
6 12 (1.47%) MAILsweeper
7 11 (1.35%) SCOM
7 11 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (1.10%) NetBackup
9 8 (0.98%) Nessus
9 8 (0.98%) CA Spectrum
9 8 (0.98%) WSUS
10 5 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.49%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.49%) CiscoWorks
11 4 (0.49%) Ansible
Vendors
1 408 (50.00%) Cisco
2 227 (27.82%) CheckPoint
3 201 (24.63%) VMware
4 154 (18.87%) Microsoft
4 154 (18.87%) Juniper
5 133 (16.30%) F5
6 83 (10.17%) HP
7 82 (10.05%) McAfee
8 73 (8.95%) Citrix
9 67 (8.21%) Oracle
9 67 (8.21%) Blue Coat
10 41 (5.02%) SolarWinds
11 40 (4.90%) IBM
12 34 (4.17%) Fortinet
12 34 (4.17%) Tufin
13 32 (3.92%) Red Hat
14 30 (3.68%) NetApp
15 20 (2.45%) CA
16 18 (2.21%) NetScout
16 18 (2.21%) TippingPoint
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £38.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £250 to £290 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Maidenhead
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £370 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Atech Support
Rate: From £100 to £150 per day 6-12 Month Contract
Posted: 16 days ago
Abingdon
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Abingdon
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago