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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 18 26 23
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 13 7 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 6.74% 3.83% 7.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 48.15% 33.33% 34.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 19
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£375 £240 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £225 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £260 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.30 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+29.53% -24.31%
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
27 21 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 13.99% 11.48% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 37
Average daily rate £375 £263 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 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 22 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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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 +6 12 £375 +66.66% 1
Newmarket - - - -
Woodbridge - - - -
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Felixstowe - - - -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (89.47%) VPN
3 16 (84.21%) TCP/IP
4 14 (73.68%) Linux
4 14 (73.68%) UNIX
5 13 (68.42%) SQL
5 13 (68.42%) Web Services
5 13 (68.42%) XML
5 13 (68.42%) DNS
5 13 (68.42%) Shell Script
5 13 (68.42%) Replication
5 13 (68.42%) JSON
5 13 (68.42%) Reverse Proxy
5 13 (68.42%) PowerShell
5 13 (68.42%) Puppet
5 13 (68.42%) NoSQL
5 13 (68.42%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (57.89%) SAN
7 10 (52.63%) DevOps
8 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
9 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (31.58%) Java
10 6 (31.58%) Sun Certification
10 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
11 4 (21.05%) LAN
12 3 (15.79%) WAN
12 3 (15.79%) SSL
12 3 (15.79%) Citrix
12 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
12 3 (15.79%) Network Security

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (89.47%) VPN
2 16 (84.21%) TCP/IP
3 13 (68.42%) Reverse Proxy
3 13 (68.42%) DNS
4 11 (57.89%) SAN
5 4 (21.05%) LAN
6 3 (15.79%) WAN
6 3 (15.79%) SSL
6 3 (15.79%) Wireless
6 3 (15.79%) IPsec
6 3 (15.79%) SSH
6 3 (15.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) NoSQL
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Web Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Programmer
4 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Security Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) Web Services
1 13 (68.42%) XML
1 13 (68.42%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (68.42%) Replication
2 3 (15.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Linux
2 14 (73.68%) UNIX
3 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) DevOps
2 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) ERP
4 1 (5.26%) Network Design
4 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) SQL
1 13 (68.42%) Shell Script
1 13 (68.42%) PowerShell
2 6 (31.58%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Sun Certification
2 3 (15.79%) CCSA
2 3 (15.79%) CCSE
3 2 (10.53%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (5.26%) ACCA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
1 3 (15.79%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (15.79%) KVM
2 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (68.42%) Puppet
1 13 (68.42%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Citrix
2 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
2 3 (15.79%) Sourcefire
3 2 (10.53%) ForgeRock
4 1 (5.26%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) EMC