The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 57 59 79
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +20
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1818 1726 1282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.10% 3.10% 2.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.44% 21.14% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1101 977 727
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 90 71
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £14.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.75 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+0.11% -2.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8102 8165 7151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.83% 14.68% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4419 3855
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Firewall
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
England -2 1692 £388 +3.33% 510
London -2 684 £425 +6.25% 180
South East +4 405 £375 +7.14% 110
City of London -5 187 £438 +4.47% 42
South West -5 132 £406 +8.33% 45
East of England +3 125 £338 +0.37% 40
Berkshire -3 115 £325 -23.52% 24
Yorkshire +18 104 £350 +27.27% 35
Hampshire +3 103 £388 +12.31% 21
North West -19 93 £350 -6.66% 40
Wiltshire +1 83 £419 -6.94% 12
West Midlands -11 68 £335 +4.68% 33
Manchester +12 64 £344 +14.58% 26
Scotland +12 63 £330 -19.51% 20
West Yorkshire +11 60 £350 +27.27% 20
Hertfordshire +26 53 £400 - 19
Buckinghamshire +16 50 £400 +17.64% 11
Leeds +5 50 £350 +55.55% 16
Swindon +4 45 £460 +2.22% 9
Surrey -15 44 £375 +15.38% 28
Reading -5 43 £338 -20.58% 18
East Midlands -8 43 £325 -23.52% 21
Oxfordshire +6 40 £350 +7.69% 11
Milton Keynes +16 39 £400 +5.61% 6
Edinburgh +4 37 £377 -26.08% 7
Winchester +4 30 £400 +15.94% 3
West Sussex -3 28 £350 +20.68% 1
South Yorkshire -5 28 £275 -8.33% 8
Norfolk +25 22 £330 +3.12% 1
Sheffield -8 22 £275 -6.38% 8

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1965 (54.10%) Cisco
2 1163 (32.02%) Windows
3 1091 (30.04%) Cisco Certification
4 1063 (29.27%) WAN
5 1042 (28.69%) LAN
6 967 (26.62%) CheckPoint
7 795 (21.89%) VPN
8 727 (20.02%) CCNP
9 725 (19.96%) VMware
10 716 (19.71%) Linux
11 711 (19.58%) Juniper
12 708 (19.49%) DNS
13 676 (18.61%) Cisco ASA
14 652 (17.95%) Network Security
15 617 (16.99%) Microsoft
16 615 (16.93%) Active Directory
17 599 (16.49%) Data Centre
18 596 (16.41%) TCP/IP
19 594 (16.35%) F5
20 570 (15.69%) ITIL
21 556 (15.31%) Finance
22 550 (15.14%) CCNA
23 487 (13.41%) MPLS
24 474 (13.05%) BGP
25 473 (13.02%) Wireless
26 454 (12.50%) Security Cleared
27 434 (11.95%) OSPF
28 402 (11.07%) VMware Infrastructure
29 401 (11.04%) Load Balancing
30 392 (10.79%) UNIX

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 295 (8.12%) MS Exchange
2 218 (6.00%) IIS
3 148 (4.07%) SharePoint
4 141 (3.88%) Apache
5 135 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 97 (2.67%) Tomcat
7 86 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 82 (2.26%) Lync
9 70 (1.93%) JBoss
10 67 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
11 59 (1.62%) WebSphere
12 52 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 50 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
14 44 (1.21%) nginx
15 37 (1.02%) WebLogic
16 32 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
17 21 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
17 21 (0.58%) Node.js
18 19 (0.52%) OpenStack
19 18 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 207 (5.70%) MS Excel
2 140 (3.85%) MS Office
3 80 (2.20%) MS Visio
4 39 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 33 (0.91%) MS Project
6 2 (0.055%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.028%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.028%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.028%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 9 (0.25%) RMDS
2 7 (0.19%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 5 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.11%) Endur
5 3 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.083%) assyst
5 3 (0.083%) Tridion
6 2 (0.055%) BusinessWare
6 2 (0.055%) SAP R/3
6 2 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.055%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.055%) Magento
6 2 (0.055%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.028%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.028%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 124 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (1.40%) Office 365
4 40 (1.10%) SaaS
5 34 (0.94%) PaaS
6 33 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
7 24 (0.66%) IaaS
8 23 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (0.33%) HP Helion
12 11 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (0.19%) Amazon S3
15 6 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
15 6 (0.17%) Google Apps
16 5 (0.14%) Google Compute Engine
16 5 (0.14%) Route 53
16 5 (0.14%) Mimecast
17 4 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1063 (29.27%) WAN
2 1042 (28.69%) LAN
3 795 (21.89%) VPN
4 708 (19.49%) DNS
5 676 (18.61%) Cisco ASA
6 652 (17.95%) Network Security
7 596 (16.41%) TCP/IP
8 487 (13.41%) MPLS
9 474 (13.05%) BGP
10 473 (13.02%) Wireless
11 434 (11.95%) OSPF
12 392 (10.79%) DHCP
13 378 (10.41%) SAN
14 371 (10.21%) VLAN
15 352 (9.69%) SSL
16 339 (9.33%) Cisco Nexus
17 301 (8.29%) Internet
18 293 (8.07%) VoIP
19 246 (6.77%) IPsec
20 221 (6.08%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (8.01%) SQL Server
2 104 (2.86%) MySQL
3 78 (2.15%) Oracle Database
4 54 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
5 46 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 35 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 34 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 32 (0.88%) MongoDB
8 32 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (0.63%) NoSQL
10 22 (0.61%) Relational Database
11 20 (0.55%) Big Data
12 16 (0.44%) Hadoop
12 16 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
12 16 (0.44%) DB2
13 15 (0.41%) Informix
14 13 (0.36%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.36%) Oracle Exadata
14 13 (0.36%) Redis
15 12 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 110 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 71 (1.95%) Git (software)
3 67 (1.84%) JIRA
4 59 (1.62%) Subversion
5 42 (1.16%) Maven
6 29 (0.80%) Mercurial
7 25 (0.69%) Ant
8 24 (0.66%) Gerrit
9 23 (0.63%) TeamCity
10 22 (0.61%) Hudson
10 22 (0.61%) Gradle
10 22 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 21 (0.58%) Selenium
11 21 (0.58%) Artifactory
12 19 (0.52%) Toad
13 17 (0.47%) Visual Studio
14 16 (0.44%) SonarQube
15 14 (0.39%) JMeter
15 14 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 13 (0.36%) Eclipse
General
1 556 (15.31%) Finance
2 207 (5.70%) Telecoms
3 180 (4.96%) Banking
4 71 (1.95%) Investment Banking
5 58 (1.60%) Retail
6 38 (1.05%) Legal
7 29 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 29 (0.80%) Back Office
8 25 (0.69%) Financial Institution
8 25 (0.69%) Multimedia
9 22 (0.61%) Advertising
10 20 (0.55%) Games
10 20 (0.55%) Marketing
11 16 (0.44%) Local Government
12 15 (0.41%) Front Office
13 13 (0.36%) Military
13 13 (0.36%) Billing
14 12 (0.33%) Law
15 10 (0.28%) Publishing
16 9 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 993 (27.34%) Network Engineer
2 427 (11.76%) Analyst
3 408 (11.23%) Architect
4 283 (7.79%) Consultant
5 244 (6.72%) Security Engineer
6 208 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 166 (4.57%) Support Engineer
8 147 (4.05%) Project Manager
9 144 (3.96%) Administrator
9 144 (3.96%) Security Analyst
10 138 (3.80%) Network Security Engineer
11 134 (3.69%) Senior Network Engineer
12 132 (3.63%) Network Architect
13 120 (3.30%) Infrastructure Architect
14 113 (3.11%) Cisco Engineer
15 108 (2.97%) Security Consultant
16 106 (2.92%) Network Support
17 94 (2.59%) Network Consultant
18 90 (2.48%) Support Analyst
19 87 (2.40%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (3.22%) Web Services
2 111 (3.06%) .NET
3 94 (2.59%) 802.1X
4 85 (2.34%) Middleware
5 57 (1.57%) CSS
6 50 (1.38%) XML
7 43 (1.18%) LAMP
8 42 (1.16%) J2EE
9 32 (0.88%) FIX Protocol
10 30 (0.83%) HTML
11 28 (0.77%) Rendezvous
12 27 (0.74%) SAML
13 21 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
14 20 (0.55%) XMPP
15 19 (0.52%) Java EE
15 19 (0.52%) JSP
16 18 (0.50%) jQuery
17 17 (0.47%) Application Packaging
17 17 (0.47%) SOAP
18 15 (0.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 599 (16.49%) Data Centre
2 178 (4.90%) PKI
3 141 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 133 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 104 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 101 (2.78%) Clustering
7 81 (2.23%) Blackberry
8 63 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
9 59 (1.62%) Replication
10 53 (1.46%) Computer Science
11 51 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
12 39 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
13 35 (0.96%) Fixed Income
13 35 (0.96%) Client/Server
14 32 (0.88%) iPhone
15 30 (0.83%) NHS
15 30 (0.83%) Mainframe
16 25 (0.69%) Thin Client
16 25 (0.69%) Fat Client
17 23 (0.63%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1163 (32.02%) Windows
2 716 (19.71%) Linux
3 392 (10.79%) UNIX
4 389 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 275 (7.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 271 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 179 (4.93%) Windows 7
8 171 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 139 (3.83%) Solaris
10 76 (2.09%) CentOS
11 63 (1.73%) Ubuntu
12 60 (1.65%) AIX
12 60 (1.65%) Windows 8
13 55 (1.51%) Windows XP
14 35 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
15 34 (0.94%) Android
16 26 (0.72%) Windows 2000
17 25 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
18 17 (0.47%) Debian
19 16 (0.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 570 (15.69%) ITIL
2 401 (11.04%) Load Balancing
3 302 (8.31%) Migration
4 283 (7.79%) Information Security
5 249 (6.86%) Project Management
6 230 (6.33%) Network Design
7 228 (6.28%) Kalman Filter
8 164 (4.52%) SIEM
9 158 (4.35%) Change Management
10 151 (4.16%) Service Management
11 140 (3.85%) Service Delivery
12 139 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
13 136 (3.74%) Penetration Testing
13 136 (3.74%) Network Management
14 134 (3.69%) Network Monitoring
15 132 (3.63%) Configuration Management
16 128 (3.52%) PRINCE2
17 111 (3.06%) Stakeholder Management
17 111 (3.06%) Vulnerability Management
18 108 (2.97%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 354 (9.75%) SQL
2 171 (4.71%) Java
3 148 (4.07%) PowerShell
4 130 (3.58%) Perl
4 130 (3.58%) Python
5 85 (2.34%) Bash Shell
6 75 (2.06%) PHP
7 74 (2.04%) JavaScript
8 71 (1.95%) Ruby
9 70 (1.93%) Shell Script
10 44 (1.21%) VB
11 39 (1.07%) C
12 33 (0.91%) C++
13 24 (0.66%) VBScript
14 18 (0.50%) C#
15 8 (0.22%) Tcl
16 6 (0.17%) Korn
17 4 (0.11%) Jython
17 4 (0.11%) VBA
18 3 (0.083%) REXX
Qualifications
1 1091 (30.04%) Cisco Certification
2 727 (20.02%) CCNP
3 550 (15.14%) CCNA
4 454 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 332 (9.14%) SC Cleared
6 251 (6.91%) CISSP
7 193 (5.31%) CCIE
8 186 (5.12%) Degree
9 144 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
10 120 (3.30%) CCSA
11 102 (2.81%) MCSE
12 99 (2.73%) CCSE
13 92 (2.53%) CISM
14 66 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 66 (1.82%) DV Cleared
15 59 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
16 48 (1.32%) CCDP
17 42 (1.16%) CCSP
18 37 (1.02%) MCSA
18 37 (1.02%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (4.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 139 (3.83%) SLA
3 112 (3.08%) PCI DSS
4 64 (1.76%) QA
5 34 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 18 (0.50%) HIPAA
7 14 (0.39%) JSP 440
8 12 (0.33%) COBIT
9 7 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 6 (0.17%) BS7799
11 5 (0.14%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.028%) TickIT
12 1 (0.028%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.028%) BS25999
12 1 (0.028%) HMG Infosec
12 1 (0.028%) COSO
System Software
1 615 (16.93%) Active Directory
2 402 (11.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 214 (5.89%) vSphere
4 163 (4.49%) Hyper-V
5 119 (3.28%) XenApp
6 93 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
7 84 (2.31%) VMware ESX
8 71 (1.95%) ProxySG
9 46 (1.27%) XenDesktop
10 40 (1.10%) vCloud
11 38 (1.05%) Docker
12 30 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
13 29 (0.80%) NLBS
14 27 (0.74%) Snort
15 26 (0.72%) XenServer
16 24 (0.66%) Xen
17 23 (0.63%) Firmware
18 21 (0.58%) VirtualBox
19 20 (0.55%) NFS
20 18 (0.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 136 (3.74%) Puppet
2 89 (2.45%) SCCM
3 86 (2.37%) FortiGate
4 82 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
5 67 (1.84%) Cisco CUCM
6 57 (1.57%) Nagios
7 56 (1.54%) WSUS
8 54 (1.49%) Ansible
9 45 (1.24%) SCOM
10 38 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
11 37 (1.02%) Tivoli
12 33 (0.91%) CA Single Sign-On
12 33 (0.91%) Cacti
13 32 (0.88%) NetBackup
13 32 (0.88%) Backup Exec
13 32 (0.88%) Salt
14 30 (0.83%) ZABBIX
15 29 (0.80%) Control-M
16 26 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
16 26 (0.72%) logstash
Vendors
1 1965 (54.10%) Cisco
2 967 (26.62%) CheckPoint
3 725 (19.96%) VMware
4 711 (19.58%) Juniper
5 617 (16.99%) Microsoft
6 594 (16.35%) F5
7 382 (10.52%) Citrix
8 341 (9.39%) HP
9 311 (8.56%) Oracle
10 268 (7.38%) Blue Coat
11 235 (6.47%) SolarWinds
12 227 (6.25%) Red Hat
13 175 (4.82%) McAfee
14 145 (3.99%) Fortinet
15 132 (3.63%) IBM
16 119 (3.28%) Nokia
17 113 (3.11%) Symantec
18 105 (2.89%) NetApp
19 90 (2.48%) CA
20 84 (2.31%) Aruba
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
ICP Search
Rate: From £500 to £580 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Witham, Essex
Eames Consulting
Rate: From £36,000 to £58,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £382.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Stealth IT Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £420.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: £14 per hour - This is an initial 2 -3-month contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago