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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 48 60 50
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 341 263 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.68% 3.01% 3.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.63% 16.33% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 141 107
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.40 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £19.30 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+21.76% -24.31%
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
1830 1611 2072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.74% 18.42% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 745 617
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £473 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 166
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.38 £39.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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
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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 +31 122 £425 +17.24% 34
Hampshire +22 89 £348 -7.26% 19
Surrey -6 62 £360 +25.21% 23
Buckinghamshire +5 22 £350 +7.27% 5
West Sussex +10 13 £255 -44.86% 5
Oxfordshire +6 13 £325 +62.50% 2
Kent -8 12 £400 +60.00% 12
East Sussex -12 7 £263 -8.77% 7
Middlesex -7 2 - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Home Counties - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
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England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 374 (54.20%) Cisco
2 242 (35.07%) Windows
3 233 (33.77%) Cisco Certification
4 228 (33.04%) CheckPoint
5 174 (25.22%) Microsoft
6 156 (22.61%) Juniper
7 155 (22.46%) VPN
8 151 (21.88%) Active Directory
9 149 (21.59%) Cisco ASA
10 144 (20.87%) Security Cleared
11 132 (19.13%) VMware
12 125 (18.12%) Telecoms
13 122 (17.68%) CCNP
13 122 (17.68%) DNS
13 122 (17.68%) TCP/IP
13 122 (17.68%) WAN
13 122 (17.68%) OSPF
14 120 (17.39%) LAN
14 120 (17.39%) Network Security
15 108 (15.65%) MS Exchange
16 107 (15.51%) ITIL
17 104 (15.07%) CCNA
18 102 (14.78%) Windows Server 2008
19 100 (14.49%) Linux
20 96 (13.91%) SC Cleared
21 91 (13.19%) MPLS
22 86 (12.46%) BGP
23 85 (12.32%) CCIE
23 85 (12.32%) VoIP
24 84 (12.17%) SAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 108 (15.65%) MS Exchange
2 47 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (6.09%) IIS
4 25 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 25 (3.62%) Lync
5 24 (3.48%) Apache
6 23 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 22 (3.19%) SharePoint
8 18 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (2.17%) WebSphere
10 11 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (1.30%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.87%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.87%) SAS
12 6 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2000
13 5 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 4 (0.58%) IBM HTTP Server
14 4 (0.58%) Liferay
15 3 (0.43%) nginx
Applications
1 57 (8.26%) MS Excel
2 46 (6.67%) MS Office
3 16 (2.32%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.29%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.88%) Office 365
2 9 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.01%) SaaS
4 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.58%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.14%) PaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 155 (22.46%) VPN
2 149 (21.59%) Cisco ASA
3 122 (17.68%) DNS
3 122 (17.68%) TCP/IP
3 122 (17.68%) WAN
3 122 (17.68%) OSPF
4 120 (17.39%) LAN
4 120 (17.39%) Network Security
5 91 (13.19%) MPLS
6 86 (12.46%) BGP
7 85 (12.32%) VoIP
8 84 (12.17%) SAN
9 78 (11.30%) Internet
10 66 (9.57%) IPsec
11 59 (8.55%) Cisco PIX
12 55 (7.97%) DHCP
13 49 (7.10%) VLAN
14 43 (6.23%) SNMP
15 42 (6.09%) Wireless
15 42 (6.09%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (1.45%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.16%) MySQL
4 6 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (0.72%) SQLPlus
5 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.29%) DB2
9 1 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.14%) Ingres
9 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.58%) Introscope
1 4 (0.58%) Subversion
2 3 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (0.43%) MSI
2 3 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.14%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.14%) Selenium
4 1 (0.14%) WebLOAD
4 1 (0.14%) JIRA
4 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.14%) Hudson
4 1 (0.14%) Gradle
4 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.14%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (0.14%) Ant
General
1 125 (18.12%) Telecoms
2 58 (8.41%) Finance
3 21 (3.04%) Military
4 11 (1.59%) Advertising
5 10 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.01%) Banking
7 6 (0.87%) Billing
7 6 (0.87%) Dutch Language
8 4 (0.58%) Marketing
8 4 (0.58%) Retail
8 4 (0.58%) Electronics
9 3 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.43%) Korean Language
10 2 (0.29%) Back Office
10 2 (0.29%) Legal
10 2 (0.29%) Games
10 2 (0.29%) German Language
11 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 155 (22.46%) Network Engineer
2 75 (10.87%) Design Engineer
3 70 (10.14%) Analyst
4 68 (9.86%) IP Engineer
5 64 (9.28%) Support Engineer
6 60 (8.70%) Architect
6 60 (8.70%) Security Engineer
7 56 (8.12%) Consultant
7 56 (8.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 38 (5.51%) Network Security Engineer
9 27 (3.91%) Security Consultant
10 25 (3.62%) Network Support
11 23 (3.33%) Administrator
12 22 (3.19%) Security Analyst
12 22 (3.19%) Network Consultant
13 21 (3.04%) 3rd Line Support
14 19 (2.75%) Project Manager
14 19 (2.75%) Systems Engineer
15 17 (2.46%) 2nd Line Support
16 16 (2.32%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.90%) Web Services
2 18 (2.61%) .NET
3 15 (2.17%) XML
4 9 (1.30%) Middleware
5 8 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (1.01%) REST
6 7 (1.01%) WAP
7 5 (0.72%) WebCenter
7 5 (0.72%) CSS
8 2 (0.29%) JSP
8 2 (0.29%) J2EE
8 2 (0.29%) LAMP
9 1 (0.14%) JFC
9 1 (0.14%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.14%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.14%) CPAN
9 1 (0.14%) OLE
9 1 (0.14%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.14%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 39 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.93%) Management Information System
3 29 (4.20%) Blackberry
4 16 (2.32%) Clustering
5 15 (2.17%) PKI
6 9 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.16%) CMDB
7 8 (1.16%) Fat Client
7 8 (1.16%) iPad
7 8 (1.16%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.16%) Thin Client
8 6 (0.87%) SecurID
8 6 (0.87%) Smart Meter
8 6 (0.87%) Mathematics
8 6 (0.87%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.72%) Wiki
9 5 (0.72%) iPhone
9 5 (0.72%) HACMP
10 4 (0.58%) DTV
10 4 (0.58%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 242 (35.07%) Windows
2 102 (14.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 100 (14.49%) Linux
4 68 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (6.81%) UNIX
6 44 (6.38%) Windows 7
6 44 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 21 (3.04%) Windows 8
9 18 (2.61%) Windows XP
10 12 (1.74%) AIX
11 10 (1.45%) Solaris
12 7 (1.01%) Windows 2000
12 7 (1.01%) SUSE
13 6 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (0.87%) CentOS
13 6 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.72%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.58%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.58%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (15.51%) ITIL
2 65 (9.42%) Load Balancing
3 64 (9.28%) Network Management
4 61 (8.84%) Network Design
5 40 (5.80%) Information Security
6 35 (5.07%) Migration
6 35 (5.07%) Kalman Filter
7 34 (4.93%) Incident Management
8 32 (4.64%) Network Architecture
9 31 (4.49%) Change Management
10 28 (4.06%) Project Management
11 25 (3.62%) Service Management
12 23 (3.33%) PRINCE2
12 23 (3.33%) Vulnerability Management
13 21 (3.04%) Disaster Recovery
13 21 (3.04%) Service Delivery
14 20 (2.90%) Risk Assessment
14 20 (2.90%) Penetration Testing
15 19 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
16 18 (2.61%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (11.88%) SQL
2 38 (5.51%) PowerShell
3 25 (3.62%) Java
4 22 (3.19%) C
5 20 (2.90%) VBScript
6 8 (1.16%) Shell Script
6 8 (1.16%) Perl
7 6 (0.87%) PL/SQL
7 6 (0.87%) VB
8 5 (0.72%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.72%) Korn
9 4 (0.58%) C++
10 3 (0.43%) PHP
10 3 (0.43%) Python
10 3 (0.43%) AWK
10 3 (0.43%) sed
11 2 (0.29%) Ruby
12 1 (0.14%) C-shell
12 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 233 (33.77%) Cisco Certification
2 144 (20.87%) Security Cleared
3 122 (17.68%) CCNP
4 104 (15.07%) CCNA
5 96 (13.91%) SC Cleared
6 85 (12.32%) CCIE
7 66 (9.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 62 (8.99%) CISSP
9 60 (8.70%) MCSE
10 42 (6.09%) Degree
11 39 (5.65%) DV Cleared
11 39 (5.65%) CCSP
12 29 (4.20%) MCP
13 26 (3.77%) Check Point Certification
14 21 (3.04%) CCSE
15 20 (2.90%) CCDP
16 18 (2.61%) CCSA
17 14 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 11 (1.59%) MCITP
19 10 (1.45%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.94%) PCI DSS
2 28 (4.06%) SLA
3 20 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.30%) QA
5 7 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.58%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.14%) GPG13
System Software
1 151 (21.88%) Active Directory
2 61 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (6.09%) vSphere
4 26 (3.77%) Hyper-V
5 24 (3.48%) XenApp
6 23 (3.33%) ProxySG
7 22 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (2.75%) Terminal Services
9 18 (2.61%) Forefront TMG
10 13 (1.88%) VMware ESX
11 12 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (1.45%) XenDesktop
12 10 (1.45%) vCloud
13 9 (1.30%) ISA Server
14 7 (1.01%) XenServer
15 6 (0.87%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.72%) Xen
16 5 (0.72%) OCFS2
17 4 (0.58%) DFS Replication
17 4 (0.58%) UAG
Systems Management
1 31 (4.49%) SCCM
2 18 (2.61%) FortiGate
3 16 (2.32%) Backup Exec
4 15 (2.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 14 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
5 14 (2.03%) NetBackup
5 14 (2.03%) WSUS
6 10 (1.45%) Nessus
7 8 (1.16%) SCOM
7 8 (1.16%) Nagios
7 8 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.72%) Puppet
10 5 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
11 4 (0.58%) CA Wily
11 4 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.58%) OpenView
11 4 (0.58%) Netcool
Vendors
1 374 (54.20%) Cisco
2 228 (33.04%) CheckPoint
3 174 (25.22%) Microsoft
4 156 (22.61%) Juniper
5 132 (19.13%) VMware
6 84 (12.17%) F5
7 80 (11.59%) Citrix
8 59 (8.55%) HP
9 52 (7.54%) Nokia
10 47 (6.81%) Blue Coat
11 35 (5.07%) Oracle
12 34 (4.93%) Symantec
13 33 (4.78%) McAfee
14 29 (4.20%) Radware
15 28 (4.06%) Avaya
16 26 (3.77%) Redback
17 22 (3.19%) Red Hat
18 19 (2.75%) Huawei
19 18 (2.61%) IBM
20 17 (2.46%) Fortinet
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