The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Suffolk region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 32 8 14
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 15 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 5.54% 11.41% 10.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 48.39% 62.96% 35.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 21
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£381 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.44% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £133 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £255 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +44.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +2.22%
Communications & Networking Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
31 27 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 11.44% 18.12% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 38
Average daily rate £375 £255 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £133 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Firewall
East of England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -8 13 £375 +66.66% 2
Newmarket - - - - 1
Woodbridge - - - - 1
Bury St Edmunds - - - -
Felixstowe - - - - 1
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 19 (86.36%) VPN
3 18 (81.82%) TCP/IP
4 17 (77.27%) Shell Script
5 16 (72.73%) DNS
5 16 (72.73%) UNIX
5 16 (72.73%) Linux
5 16 (72.73%) Web Services
5 16 (72.73%) Reverse Proxy
5 16 (72.73%) PowerShell
5 16 (72.73%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (68.18%) Puppet
6 15 (68.18%) NoSQL
6 15 (68.18%) XML
6 15 (68.18%) SQL
6 15 (68.18%) Replication
6 15 (68.18%) JSON
7 14 (63.64%) SAN
8 10 (45.45%) DevOps
9 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
10 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (31.82%) Sun Certification
11 7 (31.82%) Configuration Management
11 7 (31.82%) Java
12 6 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
12 6 (27.27%) KVM
13 3 (13.64%) Wireless
13 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
14 2 (9.09%) Citrix

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (86.36%) VPN
2 18 (81.82%) TCP/IP
3 16 (72.73%) DNS
3 16 (72.73%) Reverse Proxy
4 14 (63.64%) SAN
5 3 (13.64%) Wireless
6 2 (9.09%) IPsec
6 2 (9.09%) SSH
6 2 (9.09%) LAN
6 2 (9.09%) WAN
6 2 (9.09%) Network Security
6 2 (9.09%) SSL
7 1 (4.55%) DHCP
7 1 (4.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (68.18%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (9.09%) Financial Institution
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Web Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Programmer
3 2 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Security Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Network Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Web Architect
4 1 (4.55%) IT Support
4 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (72.73%) Web Services
2 15 (68.18%) XML
2 15 (68.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (68.18%) Replication
2 2 (9.09%) PKI
3 1 (4.55%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 16 (72.73%) Linux
2 16 (72.73%) UNIX
3 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) DevOps
2 7 (31.82%) Configuration Management
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.55%) ERP
4 1 (4.55%) Information Management
4 1 (4.55%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) Shell Script
2 16 (72.73%) PowerShell
3 15 (68.18%) SQL
4 7 (31.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Sun Certification
2 2 (9.09%) CCSA
2 2 (9.09%) CCSE
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) GPEN
3 1 (4.55%) OSCP
3 1 (4.55%) CISSP
3 1 (4.55%) CEH
3 1 (4.55%) CISMP
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (4.55%) ACCA
3 1 (4.55%) GIAC
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
1 6 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
1 6 (27.27%) KVM
2 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.55%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 16 (72.73%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (68.18%) Puppet
3 1 (4.55%) Nessus
3 1 (4.55%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Citrix
2 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
2 2 (9.09%) Sourcefire
2 2 (9.09%) ForgeRock
3 1 (4.55%) Vyatta
3 1 (4.55%) Qualys
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