The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 30 30 29
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 2.65% 2.59% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.27% 21.88% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
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£450 £325 £191
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +69.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £23.50 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -5.00%
Firewall
East of 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 Suffolk region.

Communications & Networking Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
22 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 9.73% 11.85% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 5
Average daily rate £250 £350 £133
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +164.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £331 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.15% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Average hourly rate £27.75 £14.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.37% +23.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £14.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.30 £18.10 £12.15
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 Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Suffolk region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Suffolk region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 4 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
Ipswich -1 5 £450 +38.46% 1
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 14 (73.68%) Cisco
2 12 (63.16%) Windows
3 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
4 6 (31.58%) VPN
4 6 (31.58%) SAN
4 6 (31.58%) SQL
5 5 (26.32%) Linux
5 5 (26.32%) DNS
5 5 (26.32%) VMware
6 4 (21.05%) Replication
6 4 (21.05%) JSON
6 4 (21.05%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
6 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (21.05%) Puppet
6 4 (21.05%) NoSQL
6 4 (21.05%) CCNA
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (21.05%) Wireless
6 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
6 4 (21.05%) Web Services
6 4 (21.05%) XML
6 4 (21.05%) UNIX
6 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
6 4 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (21.05%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (15.79%) Citrix
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 2 (10.53%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (21.05%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) VPN
1 6 (31.58%) SAN
2 5 (26.32%) DNS
3 4 (21.05%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (21.05%) Wireless
3 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (15.79%) Network Security
5 2 (10.53%) VLAN
5 2 (10.53%) NAS
5 2 (10.53%) VoIP
5 2 (10.53%) WAN
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (5.26%) NX-OS
6 1 (5.26%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) NoSQL
2 2 (10.53%) SQLBase
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (21.05%) AWS Developer
2 4 (21.05%) AWS Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Designer
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) JSON
1 4 (21.05%) Web Services
1 4 (21.05%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Replication
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (21.05%) UNIX
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) SOA
1 2 (10.53%) Cyber Security
1 2 (10.53%) DevOps
1 2 (10.53%) SIEM
2 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 4 (21.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) CCNA
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) HND
2 1 (5.26%) CCNP
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
3 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Puppet
1 4 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
3 1 (5.26%) WSUS
3 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Cisco
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) Citrix
5 2 (10.53%) McAfee
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle
6 1 (5.26%) Sophos
6 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat