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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 47 45 57
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 361 349 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.86% 3.90% 2.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.49% 20.40% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 166 114
Average daily rate
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£388 £345 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.31% -13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £160 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 23 24
Average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £23.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -25.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £12.60 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -16.48%
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
1762 1711 1537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.83% 19.10% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 741 648
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £461 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 93 162
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.57% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -2 110 £338 -8.78% 34
Hampshire 0 86 £388 +13.13% 22
Surrey -6 56 £400 +25.00% 42
Buckinghamshire +25 48 £450 +56.52% 18
Oxfordshire -8 23 £375 +7.14% 10
East Sussex -2 15 £338 +42.25% 4
Kent -1 13 £340 -2.85% 7
West Sussex -28 5 £450 +28.57% 6
Middlesex +2 3 £231 -45.58% 2
Sussex - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 367 (49.33%) Cisco
2 279 (37.50%) Windows
3 237 (31.85%) LAN
4 228 (30.65%) WAN
5 209 (28.09%) CheckPoint
6 199 (26.75%) VPN
7 198 (26.61%) Cisco Certification
8 186 (25.00%) VMware
9 167 (22.45%) DNS
10 162 (21.77%) Active Directory
11 152 (20.43%) Linux
12 140 (18.82%) TCP/IP
13 138 (18.55%) Cisco ASA
14 134 (18.01%) Juniper
15 129 (17.34%) Security Cleared
16 124 (16.67%) Microsoft
17 117 (15.73%) CCNP
18 116 (15.59%) Data Centre
19 110 (14.78%) Network Security
20 107 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
21 104 (13.98%) CCNA
22 97 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
23 96 (12.90%) F5
24 95 (12.77%) SC Cleared
24 95 (12.77%) ITIL
25 91 (12.23%) Finance
26 88 (11.83%) Citrix
27 82 (11.02%) SAN
28 81 (10.89%) OSPF
29 80 (10.75%) DHCP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 59 (7.93%) MS Exchange
2 38 (5.11%) IIS
3 36 (4.84%) SharePoint
4 29 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 24 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (3.09%) Apache
7 16 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (2.02%) Lync
9 13 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
10 9 (1.21%) Tomcat
11 8 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (1.08%) nginx
12 7 (0.94%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.94%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.40%) Apache ServiceMix
14 3 (0.40%) Confluence
15 2 (0.27%) MediaWiki
15 2 (0.27%) Documentum
15 2 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 46 (6.18%) MS Excel
2 38 (5.11%) MS Visio
3 31 (4.17%) MS Office
4 17 (2.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.94%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (2.02%) RMDS
2 4 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.13%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.13%) Endur
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.88%) IaaS
3 14 (1.88%) PaaS
4 13 (1.75%) SaaS
5 12 (1.61%) Office 365
6 6 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 237 (31.85%) LAN
2 228 (30.65%) WAN
3 199 (26.75%) VPN
4 167 (22.45%) DNS
5 140 (18.82%) TCP/IP
6 138 (18.55%) Cisco ASA
7 110 (14.78%) Network Security
8 82 (11.02%) SAN
9 81 (10.89%) OSPF
10 80 (10.75%) DHCP
11 79 (10.62%) BGP
11 79 (10.62%) SSL
12 78 (10.48%) Wireless
13 77 (10.35%) MPLS
14 68 (9.14%) VoIP
15 57 (7.66%) VLAN
16 50 (6.72%) SMTP
17 48 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
18 47 (6.32%) IPsec
19 40 (5.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.15%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.34%) MySQL
4 9 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.08%) Hadoop
6 7 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (0.94%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.67%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.40%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.40%) DB2
10 3 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.27%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 16 (2.15%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.75%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.34%) Subversion
4 7 (0.94%) JIRA
5 6 (0.81%) MSI
5 6 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (0.67%) Maven
6 5 (0.67%) Gerrit
7 4 (0.54%) Introscope
7 4 (0.54%) Ant
7 4 (0.54%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.40%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.40%) Wise Package Studio
8 3 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.27%) Hudson
9 2 (0.27%) CaliberRM
9 2 (0.27%) RequisitePro
General
1 91 (12.23%) Finance
2 62 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 11 (1.48%) Legal
3 11 (1.48%) Back Office
4 9 (1.21%) Banking
5 8 (1.08%) Military
6 6 (0.81%) Retail
6 6 (0.81%) Billing
6 6 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.54%) Front Office
8 3 (0.40%) Advertising
8 3 (0.40%) Games
9 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.27%) Electronics
9 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.27%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.13%) Automotive
10 1 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 154 (20.70%) Network Engineer
2 122 (16.40%) Architect
3 72 (9.68%) Analyst
4 65 (8.74%) Consultant
5 62 (8.33%) Security Engineer
6 47 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 38 (5.11%) Infrastructure Architect
8 29 (3.90%) Security Architect
8 29 (3.90%) Security Consultant
9 28 (3.76%) Design Engineer
9 28 (3.76%) Network Security Engineer
10 27 (3.63%) Network Consultant
10 27 (3.63%) Security Analyst
10 27 (3.63%) Support Engineer
10 27 (3.63%) IP Engineer
11 24 (3.23%) Administrator
12 23 (3.09%) Project Manager
13 22 (2.96%) Network Architect
14 20 (2.69%) Senior Network Engineer
15 19 (2.55%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.82%) Web Services
2 16 (2.15%) Middleware
3 15 (2.02%) Rendezvous
3 15 (2.02%) Application Packaging
4 8 (1.08%) .NET
5 6 (0.81%) XML
6 5 (0.67%) Regular Expression
7 4 (0.54%) ServiceStack
7 4 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (0.54%) LAMP
7 4 (0.54%) J2EE
7 4 (0.54%) CSS
8 3 (0.40%) JDBC
8 3 (0.40%) SOAP
8 3 (0.40%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.40%) JNDI
8 3 (0.40%) boto
9 2 (0.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.27%) REST
9 2 (0.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 116 (15.59%) Data Centre
2 51 (6.85%) Management Information System
3 42 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (3.90%) PKI
5 25 (3.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 22 (2.96%) Replication
7 16 (2.15%) Clustering
8 13 (1.75%) SecurID
8 13 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
9 12 (1.61%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.08%) NHS
10 8 (1.08%) Computer Science
11 6 (0.81%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (0.81%) EqualLogic
11 6 (0.81%) HP Storage
11 6 (0.81%) AS400
11 6 (0.81%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.81%) Cryptography
11 6 (0.81%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 279 (37.50%) Windows
2 152 (20.43%) Linux
3 97 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (8.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 63 (8.47%) UNIX
6 60 (8.06%) Windows 7
7 58 (7.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (5.11%) Solaris
9 19 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (1.88%) AIX
11 13 (1.75%) Windows XP
12 9 (1.21%) Windows 8
13 8 (1.08%) CentOS
14 7 (0.94%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.81%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.67%) HPUX
17 4 (0.54%) Android
18 2 (0.27%) SUSE
18 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (12.77%) ITIL
2 70 (9.41%) Information Security
3 66 (8.87%) Load Balancing
4 54 (7.26%) Network Design
5 52 (6.99%) Migration
6 48 (6.45%) Project Management
7 47 (6.32%) Kalman Filter
8 45 (6.05%) Change Management
9 37 (4.97%) Service Management
10 35 (4.70%) Vulnerability Management
11 33 (4.44%) Incident Management
12 28 (3.76%) Penetration Testing
13 26 (3.49%) Patch Management
14 25 (3.36%) PRINCE2
14 25 (3.36%) Security Management
15 24 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
15 24 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
15 24 (3.23%) Security Architecture
15 24 (3.23%) SIEM
16 23 (3.09%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 65 (8.74%) SQL
2 50 (6.72%) PowerShell
3 38 (5.11%) Perl
4 37 (4.97%) Python
5 23 (3.09%) Shell Script
6 22 (2.96%) C
7 17 (2.28%) VBScript
8 16 (2.15%) PHP
9 14 (1.88%) Java
10 13 (1.75%) C++
11 12 (1.61%) Ruby
12 11 (1.48%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.94%) VB
14 4 (0.54%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.54%) C#
14 4 (0.54%) Jython
15 3 (0.40%) Korn
15 3 (0.40%) VBA
16 2 (0.27%) ABAP
17 1 (0.13%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 198 (26.61%) Cisco Certification
2 129 (17.34%) Security Cleared
3 117 (15.73%) CCNP
4 104 (13.98%) CCNA
5 95 (12.77%) SC Cleared
6 70 (9.41%) CISSP
7 49 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 36 (4.84%) CCIE
9 35 (4.70%) Degree
10 31 (4.17%) MCSE
11 26 (3.49%) DV Cleared
12 23 (3.09%) CCSE
13 20 (2.69%) CCSA
14 18 (2.42%) MCITP
15 17 (2.28%) GIAC
16 15 (2.02%) CCSP
17 13 (1.75%) CCDP
17 13 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 12 (1.61%) Check Point Certification
19 11 (1.48%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (3.76%) SLA
3 23 (3.09%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.88%) QA
5 8 (1.08%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.27%) GPG13
6 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) TickIT
7 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 162 (21.77%) Active Directory
2 107 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (7.12%) vSphere
4 46 (6.18%) XenApp
5 30 (4.03%) XenDesktop
5 30 (4.03%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (1.61%) Sendmail
8 8 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
8 8 (1.08%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.94%) XenServer
9 7 (0.94%) BitLocker
10 6 (0.81%) Firmware
10 6 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.67%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.67%) NFS
11 5 (0.67%) Samba
11 5 (0.67%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.67%) KVM
11 5 (0.67%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 41 (5.51%) SCCM
2 24 (3.23%) Nagios
3 23 (3.09%) Puppet
4 22 (2.96%) FortiGate
5 13 (1.75%) SCOM
6 12 (1.61%) MIMEsweeper
6 12 (1.61%) MAILsweeper
6 12 (1.61%) WSUS
7 11 (1.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 11 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (1.21%) Cisco CUCM
8 9 (1.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 8 (1.08%) NetBackup
9 8 (1.08%) Cacti
10 7 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.94%) Ansible
11 6 (0.81%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (0.67%) Zenoss
12 5 (0.67%) Icinga
Vendors
1 367 (49.33%) Cisco
2 209 (28.09%) CheckPoint
3 186 (25.00%) VMware
4 134 (18.01%) Juniper
5 124 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 96 (12.90%) F5
7 88 (11.83%) Citrix
8 67 (9.01%) HP
9 62 (8.33%) McAfee
10 60 (8.06%) Blue Coat
11 51 (6.85%) Oracle
12 47 (6.32%) SolarWinds
13 37 (4.97%) IBM
14 30 (4.03%) NetApp
15 27 (3.63%) NetScout
16 26 (3.49%) Symantec
17 23 (3.09%) Red Hat
18 22 (2.96%) Fortinet
18 22 (2.96%) TippingPoint
19 21 (2.82%) Websense
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