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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 21 28 20
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 11 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 4.62% 2.84% 4.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 39.29% 33.33% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
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£450 - £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Average hourly rate £23.13 £21.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.32% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £21.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -20.90%
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
28 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 11.76% 8.52% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 17
Average daily rate £350 £265 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £331 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 1
Average hourly rate £24.06 £24.35 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.18% +1.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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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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
Ipswich -7 8 £450 -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) VPN
3 10 (55.56%) TCP/IP
4 9 (50.00%) Linux
5 8 (44.44%) UNIX
5 8 (44.44%) DNS
6 7 (38.89%) SQL
6 7 (38.89%) Web Services
6 7 (38.89%) XML
6 7 (38.89%) Shell Script
6 7 (38.89%) Replication
6 7 (38.89%) JSON
6 7 (38.89%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
6 7 (38.89%) Puppet
6 7 (38.89%) NoSQL
6 7 (38.89%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 6 (33.33%) SAN
8 5 (27.78%) Cisco
8 5 (27.78%) WAN
8 5 (27.78%) Network Security
9 4 (22.22%) VMware
9 4 (22.22%) Wireless
9 4 (22.22%) LAN
9 4 (22.22%) DevOps
9 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (16.67%) SSL
10 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
10 3 (16.67%) Citrix

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (5.56%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) VPN
2 10 (55.56%) TCP/IP
3 8 (44.44%) DNS
4 7 (38.89%) Reverse Proxy
5 6 (33.33%) SAN
6 5 (27.78%) WAN
6 5 (27.78%) Network Security
7 4 (22.22%) LAN
7 4 (22.22%) Wireless
8 3 (16.67%) IPsec
8 3 (16.67%) SSH
8 3 (16.67%) SSL
9 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (5.56%) VoIP
10 1 (5.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Designer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Security Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Security Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Network Security Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) Web Services
1 7 (38.89%) XML
1 7 (38.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Replication
2 3 (16.67%) PKI
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Linux
3 8 (44.44%) UNIX
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) DevOps
2 2 (11.11%) SIEM
2 2 (11.11%) Cyber Security
3 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.56%) Network Design
3 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
1 7 (38.89%) Shell Script
1 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) CCSA
1 3 (16.67%) CCSE
2 2 (11.11%) CCNA
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (5.56%) HND
3 1 (5.56%) Sun Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.56%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) Puppet
1 7 (38.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco
3 4 (22.22%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) Sourcefire
4 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (11.11%) McAfee
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) EMC