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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 36 42 60
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 431 419 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.10% 4.45% 2.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.91% 21.36% 15.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 204 140
Average daily rate £375 £390 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £236 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £337
% change year-on-year
- +11.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 17
Average hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £22.50 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £91.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +15.62%
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
1730 1962 1526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.49% 20.85% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 944 648
Average daily rate £352 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 117 128
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% +58.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.25 £59.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hampshire +35 147 £388 -6.62% 26
Berkshire +4 140 £375 - 45
Surrey -17 59 £473 +51.20% 55
Buckinghamshire +4 31 £275 -37.14% 9
Kent -18 15 £263 -41.66% 12
Oxfordshire -6 11 £325 -21.21% 9
East Sussex +3 9 £320 -24.70% 4
West Sussex 0 8 £450 +55.17% 4
M4 Corridor -1 5 £288 -42.50%
Middlesex -5 2 £500 -
Home Counties -2 1 £475 +5.55%
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 445 (55.83%) Cisco
2 237 (29.74%) Cisco Certification
3 232 (29.11%) Windows
4 227 (28.48%) LAN
5 211 (26.47%) WAN
6 200 (25.09%) Security Cleared
7 196 (24.59%) CheckPoint
8 189 (23.71%) VPN
9 187 (23.46%) Cisco ASA
10 164 (20.58%) VMware
11 153 (19.20%) TCP/IP
11 153 (19.20%) SC Cleared
12 148 (18.57%) Juniper
13 141 (17.69%) Linux
14 134 (16.81%) DNS
15 130 (16.31%) Active Directory
16 129 (16.19%) Microsoft
17 128 (16.06%) Data Centre
18 125 (15.68%) ITIL
19 121 (15.18%) CCNP
20 119 (14.93%) Wireless
21 118 (14.81%) CCNA
22 117 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
23 115 (14.43%) Network Security
24 107 (13.43%) Windows Server
25 102 (12.80%) Migration
26 97 (12.17%) SSL
27 90 (11.29%) HP
27 90 (11.29%) MPLS
27 90 (11.29%) Finance

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 39 (4.89%) MS Exchange
2 35 (4.39%) IIS
3 22 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (2.63%) Apache
5 17 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (2.13%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.51%) Skype for Business
7 7 (0.88%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.63%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.50%) JBoss
10 4 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.38%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.38%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.25%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.25%) Liferay
Applications
1 35 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.14%) MS Office
3 14 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.50%) MS Project
6 2 (0.25%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.25%) Windchill
7 1 (0.13%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 6 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.25%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.13%) BusinessWare
5 1 (0.13%) Endur
5 1 (0.13%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 42 (5.27%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.88%) SaaS
4 14 (1.76%) IaaS
5 12 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (1.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 10 (1.25%) Office 365
6 10 (1.25%) PaaS
6 10 (1.25%) Route 53
7 7 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.38%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.25%) Heroku
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 227 (28.48%) LAN
2 211 (26.47%) WAN
3 189 (23.71%) VPN
4 187 (23.46%) Cisco ASA
5 153 (19.20%) TCP/IP
6 134 (16.81%) DNS
7 119 (14.93%) Wireless
8 115 (14.43%) Network Security
9 97 (12.17%) SSL
10 90 (11.29%) MPLS
11 85 (10.66%) Cisco Nexus
12 84 (10.54%) BGP
12 84 (10.54%) Internet
13 76 (9.54%) OSPF
14 73 (9.16%) DHCP
15 69 (8.66%) IPsec
16 68 (8.53%) SAN
17 63 (7.90%) VLAN
18 60 (7.53%) VoIP
19 45 (5.65%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.39%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (1.38%) NoSQL
3 11 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.75%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.50%) MySQL
7 4 (0.50%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.38%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.38%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.25%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.13%) DB2
10 1 (0.13%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (1.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.88%) JIRA
4 6 (0.75%) Introscope
5 5 (0.63%) MSI
6 4 (0.50%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.50%) Subversion
6 4 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.38%) JUnit
7 3 (0.38%) Maven
7 3 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.25%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.25%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.25%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.25%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.25%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.13%) Ant
General
1 90 (11.29%) Finance
2 84 (10.54%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.13%) Banking
4 11 (1.38%) Billing
4 11 (1.38%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.25%) Legal
6 6 (0.75%) Back Office
6 6 (0.75%) Publishing
7 5 (0.63%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.50%) Military
9 3 (0.38%) Electronics
9 3 (0.38%) Law
9 3 (0.38%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.38%) Marketing
9 3 (0.38%) Retail
10 2 (0.25%) Advertising
10 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 240 (30.11%) Network Engineer
2 99 (12.42%) Analyst
3 83 (10.41%) Architect
4 79 (9.91%) Cisco Engineer
5 74 (9.28%) Support Engineer
6 70 (8.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 60 (7.53%) Security Engineer
8 56 (7.03%) Consultant
9 45 (5.65%) Network Support
10 42 (5.27%) Firewall Engineer
11 40 (5.02%) Senior Network Engineer
12 39 (4.89%) Administrator
12 39 (4.89%) Security Analyst
13 38 (4.77%) Network Support Engineer
14 37 (4.64%) Network Security Engineer
15 32 (4.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 31 (3.89%) Network Architect
16 31 (3.89%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 27 (3.39%) Network Analyst
18 26 (3.26%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.77%) Web Services
2 25 (3.14%) 802.1X
3 16 (2.01%) SOAP
4 13 (1.63%) Middleware
5 10 (1.25%) CSS
6 9 (1.13%) .NET
7 8 (1.00%) RESTful
8 5 (0.63%) RSS
8 5 (0.63%) XML
9 4 (0.50%) J2EE
9 4 (0.50%) JDBC
9 4 (0.50%) JMS
9 4 (0.50%) JNDI
9 4 (0.50%) WAP
9 4 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (0.38%) CGI
10 3 (0.38%) COM+
10 3 (0.38%) EJB
10 3 (0.38%) REST
10 3 (0.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 128 (16.06%) Data Centre
2 62 (7.78%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.76%) PKI
4 28 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (2.89%) Driving Licence
6 22 (2.76%) Cryptography
7 21 (2.63%) Clustering
8 20 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.51%) DataPower
9 12 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (1.38%) SecurID
10 11 (1.38%) Smart Meter
11 10 (1.25%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.13%) Computer Science
12 9 (1.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 9 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.88%) CMDB
13 7 (0.88%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.63%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 232 (29.11%) Windows
2 141 (17.69%) Linux
3 107 (13.43%) Windows Server
4 71 (8.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (6.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 51 (6.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 44 (5.52%) Unix
9 36 (4.52%) Windows 7
10 22 (2.76%) Windows 8
11 18 (2.26%) Solaris
12 13 (1.63%) Windows 10
12 13 (1.63%) Windows XP
13 9 (1.13%) AIX
14 6 (0.75%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.38%) Debian
15 3 (0.38%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.25%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.25%) CentOS
17 1 (0.13%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (15.68%) ITIL
2 102 (12.80%) Migration
3 75 (9.41%) Information Security
4 71 (8.91%) Load Balancing
5 55 (6.90%) Network Design
6 54 (6.78%) Incident Management
7 53 (6.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 50 (6.27%) Project Management
9 45 (5.65%) High Availability
10 40 (5.02%) Change Management
11 32 (4.02%) Information Assurance
12 30 (3.76%) Network Management
12 30 (3.76%) Security Management
13 28 (3.51%) Change Control
13 28 (3.51%) Problem Management
13 28 (3.51%) Service Management
13 28 (3.51%) SIEM
14 26 (3.26%) Kalman Filter
14 26 (3.26%) Network Architecture
15 23 (2.89%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 72 (9.03%) SQL
2 39 (4.89%) PowerShell
3 27 (3.39%) Python
4 21 (2.63%) Java
5 17 (2.13%) Bash Shell
6 14 (1.76%) Ruby
7 10 (1.25%) Perl
8 9 (1.13%) C#
9 7 (0.88%) VB
10 6 (0.75%) C
11 5 (0.63%) PHP
11 5 (0.63%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.63%) VBScript
12 4 (0.50%) Jython
12 4 (0.50%) Korn
13 3 (0.38%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.25%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 237 (29.74%) Cisco Certification
2 200 (25.09%) Security Cleared
3 153 (19.20%) SC Cleared
4 121 (15.18%) CCNP
5 118 (14.81%) CCNA
6 46 (5.77%) CCIE
7 39 (4.89%) DV Cleared
8 38 (4.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 36 (4.52%) CCSE
9 36 (4.52%) Degree
10 30 (3.76%) CISSP
11 25 (3.14%) CCSA
12 22 (2.76%) MCSE
12 22 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (2.26%) MCP
14 16 (2.01%) MCSA
15 14 (1.76%) Check Point Certification
16 12 (1.51%) CCDP
17 11 (1.38%) CCSP
17 11 (1.38%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (6.78%) PCI DSS
2 43 (5.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (4.14%) SLA
4 20 (2.51%) RMADS
5 16 (2.01%) JSP 440
6 14 (1.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 12 (1.51%) QA
8 11 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
9 10 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.63%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.63%) ISO27002
11 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 130 (16.31%) Active Directory
2 117 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (6.02%) Hyper-V
4 33 (4.14%) vSphere
5 19 (2.38%) UAG
6 15 (1.88%) ISA Server
6 15 (1.88%) VMware ESX
7 13 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (1.00%) XenApp
9 7 (0.88%) XenServer
10 6 (0.75%) ProxySG
10 6 (0.75%) RHEV
11 5 (0.63%) KVM
11 5 (0.63%) vCloud
12 4 (0.50%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.50%) Docker
13 3 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.38%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 35 (4.39%) SCCM
2 27 (3.39%) SCOM
3 24 (3.01%) WSUS
4 23 (2.89%) Puppet
5 19 (2.38%) FortiGate
6 14 (1.76%) SCVMM
7 12 (1.51%) CiscoWorks
7 12 (1.51%) WhatsUp Gold
7 12 (1.51%) Windows Intune
8 11 (1.38%) EMC NetWorker
9 9 (1.13%) vRealize
10 8 (1.00%) OpenView
11 7 (0.88%) HP SiteScope
11 7 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (0.88%) Sysprep
12 6 (0.75%) CA Wily
12 6 (0.75%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 6 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 5 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 445 (55.83%) Cisco
2 196 (24.59%) CheckPoint
3 164 (20.58%) VMware
4 148 (18.57%) Juniper
5 129 (16.19%) Microsoft
6 90 (11.29%) HP
7 89 (11.17%) F5
8 88 (11.04%) Palo Alto
9 59 (7.40%) Oracle
10 47 (5.90%) IBM
11 42 (5.27%) Red Hat
12 40 (5.02%) Intel Security
13 38 (4.77%) Citrix
14 32 (4.02%) Fortinet
15 31 (3.89%) SolarWinds
16 29 (3.64%) Blue Coat
17 25 (3.14%) EMC
17 25 (3.14%) IronPort
18 22 (2.76%) CA
19 19 (2.38%) Aruba
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