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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 58 78 75
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1804 1295 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.14% 2.45% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.57% 18.00% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1050 738 671
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 63 96
Average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% -11.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £19.30 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+21.76% -24.31%

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
8364 7196 9118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.62% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4619 3903 4169
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 407 691
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 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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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 +25 1700 £375 +7.14% 489
London +34 745 £400 +5.26% 185
South East +12 341 £369 +5.35% 110
City of London +71 227 £400 +3.22% 58
South West +38 186 £375 +29.31% 43
Berkshire +31 122 £425 +17.24% 34
East of England -4 108 £338 +22.72% 35
West Midlands +5 107 £350 -0.92% 26
Hampshire +22 89 £348 -7.26% 18
North West -18 76 £375 +27.11% 31
Wiltshire +25 63 £425 +30.76% 8
Surrey -6 62 £360 +25.21% 23
Scotland +5 53 £325 +12.84% 16
Yorkshire -12 51 £294 -18.96% 39
Devon +13 50 £350 +105.88% 2
East Midlands +17 45 £425 +41.66% 14
Cambridgeshire +29 42 £300 -25.00% 10
Reading +32 39 £425 +23.18% 16
Cheshire -7 36 £400 +31.14% 8
Cambridge +19 35 £313 - 7
Birmingham +10 34 £310 -22.50% 10
Swindon +16 29 £425 +21.42% 5
Exeter +6 29 £190 +11.76% 1
North East -10 27 £349 -0.36% 9
West Yorkshire -15 26 £325 -10.34% 26
Bristol 0 25 £400 +45.45% 15
Manchester -3 24 £285 -1.72% 20
Edinburgh -6 23 £500 +25.00% 4
Hertfordshire -12 23 £400 +14.28% 18
Buckinghamshire +5 22 £350 +7.27% 5

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 1678 (51.54%) Cisco
2 1198 (36.79%) Windows
3 883 (27.12%) Cisco Certification
4 840 (25.80%) CheckPoint
5 776 (23.83%) WAN
6 737 (22.64%) LAN
7 717 (22.02%) VPN
8 710 (21.81%) Microsoft
9 651 (19.99%) VMware
10 648 (19.90%) Active Directory
11 643 (19.75%) Juniper
12 622 (19.10%) Linux
13 605 (18.58%) DNS
14 579 (17.78%) Network Security
15 577 (17.72%) ITIL
16 574 (17.63%) TCP/IP
17 568 (17.44%) CCNP
18 496 (15.23%) Finance
19 456 (14.00%) Cisco ASA
20 433 (13.30%) F5
21 411 (12.62%) Citrix
22 410 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
23 402 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
24 401 (12.32%) Security Cleared
25 380 (11.67%) CCNA
26 378 (11.61%) UNIX
27 374 (11.49%) BGP
28 373 (11.46%) SAN
29 370 (11.36%) SQL
30 366 (11.24%) HP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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
1 358 (11.00%) MS Exchange
2 180 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 164 (5.04%) IIS
4 155 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 128 (3.93%) Apache
6 82 (2.52%) WebSphere
7 78 (2.40%) Lync
8 76 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 76 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 57 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 54 (1.66%) WebLogic
11 50 (1.54%) Tomcat
12 41 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
13 37 (1.14%) nginx
14 35 (1.07%) Confluence
15 32 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
16 21 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
17 18 (0.55%) CMS
18 15 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
19 14 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 248 (7.62%) MS Excel
2 182 (5.59%) MS Office
3 60 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 25 (0.77%) MS Project
5 23 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.061%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.031%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.031%) CATIA
10 1 (0.031%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.43%) assyst
2 10 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (0.28%) RMDS
4 5 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.092%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.061%) Agresso
7 1 (0.031%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.031%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.031%) Summit
7 1 (0.031%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.031%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.031%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 64 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (1.32%) SaaS
3 33 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (0.95%) Office 365
5 26 (0.80%) PaaS
6 21 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (0.58%) IaaS
8 18 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
9 17 (0.52%) Amazon S3
10 16 (0.49%) Route 53
11 11 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.21%) IBM SmartCloud
13 4 (0.12%) Joyent
14 3 (0.092%) SuccessFactors
15 2 (0.061%) Rackspace Cloud
15 2 (0.061%) Google Apps
16 1 (0.031%) Amazon SQS
16 1 (0.031%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 776 (23.83%) WAN
2 737 (22.64%) LAN
3 717 (22.02%) VPN
4 605 (18.58%) DNS
5 579 (17.78%) Network Security
6 574 (17.63%) TCP/IP
7 456 (14.00%) Cisco ASA
8 374 (11.49%) BGP
9 373 (11.46%) SAN
10 365 (11.21%) OSPF
11 329 (10.10%) MPLS
12 321 (9.86%) DHCP
13 276 (8.48%) Cisco Nexus
13 276 (8.48%) Wireless
14 262 (8.05%) Internet
15 261 (8.02%) VLAN
16 234 (7.19%) VoIP
17 193 (5.93%) SSL
18 187 (5.74%) IPsec
19 161 (4.94%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 240 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 68 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 66 (2.03%) MySQL
4 56 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 29 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 28 (0.86%) DB2
7 27 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (0.83%) NoSQL
8 25 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
9 24 (0.74%) Relational Database
10 19 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (0.31%) Oracle Exadata
12 10 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (0.28%) Big Data
14 8 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
16 6 (0.18%) SQLPlus
16 6 (0.18%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.18%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 60 (1.84%) Jenkins
2 52 (1.60%) Git (software)
3 51 (1.57%) JIRA
4 41 (1.26%) Hudson
5 24 (0.74%) Subversion
6 21 (0.64%) TeamCity
7 16 (0.49%) Maven
7 16 (0.49%) Selenium
8 15 (0.46%) JUnit
8 15 (0.46%) MSI
9 13 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 10 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (0.21%) InstallShield
12 6 (0.18%) Introscope
12 6 (0.18%) Bugzilla
12 6 (0.18%) Redmine
12 6 (0.18%) Trac
13 5 (0.15%) Metasploit
13 5 (0.15%) Visual Studio
14 4 (0.12%) AdminStudio
General
1 496 (15.23%) Finance
2 270 (8.29%) Telecoms
3 203 (6.23%) Banking
4 66 (2.03%) Investment Banking
5 62 (1.90%) Financial Institution
6 53 (1.63%) Retail
7 39 (1.20%) Advertising
8 30 (0.92%) Marketing
9 29 (0.89%) Legal
10 27 (0.83%) Law
11 25 (0.77%) Front Office
12 24 (0.74%) Back Office
12 24 (0.74%) Manufacturing
13 21 (0.64%) Military
13 21 (0.64%) Spanish Language
14 20 (0.61%) French Language
14 20 (0.61%) Local Government
14 20 (0.61%) Publishing
15 14 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
15 14 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 690 (21.19%) Network Engineer
2 384 (11.79%) Analyst
3 268 (8.23%) Consultant
4 265 (8.14%) Architect
5 257 (7.89%) Security Engineer
6 236 (7.25%) Support Engineer
7 193 (5.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 150 (4.61%) Network Security Engineer
9 138 (4.24%) Security Analyst
10 128 (3.93%) Administrator
11 110 (3.38%) Security Consultant
12 107 (3.29%) Network Support
13 105 (3.22%) Cisco Engineer
14 104 (3.19%) Design Engineer
15 99 (3.04%) Project Manager
16 87 (2.67%) Network Consultant
17 85 (2.61%) Network Analyst
18 83 (2.55%) Support Analyst
19 81 (2.49%) Firewall Engineer
20 80 (2.46%) IP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (3.84%) Web Services
2 96 (2.95%) Middleware
3 81 (2.49%) .NET
4 70 (2.15%) XML
5 57 (1.75%) LAMP
6 50 (1.54%) CSS
7 38 (1.17%) Rendezvous
8 36 (1.11%) JSON
9 28 (0.86%) WebSphere MQ
10 27 (0.83%) HTML
11 25 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
12 21 (0.64%) WebSockets
13 19 (0.58%) Application Packaging
14 17 (0.52%) REST
15 15 (0.46%) JSP
16 14 (0.43%) WAP
16 14 (0.43%) Regular Expression
17 13 (0.40%) XMPP
18 12 (0.37%) SOAP
19 11 (0.34%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 189 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (3.87%) Management Information System
3 118 (3.62%) Blackberry
4 100 (3.07%) Clustering
5 72 (2.21%) Replication
5 72 (2.21%) Thin Client
5 72 (2.21%) Fat Client
6 70 (2.15%) Computer Science
6 70 (2.15%) PKI
7 60 (1.84%) Open Source
8 51 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 40 (1.23%) CESG
10 34 (1.04%) Fixed Income
11 29 (0.89%) Client/Server
12 24 (0.74%) Firmware
13 23 (0.71%) CESG CLAS
13 23 (0.71%) Cryptography
14 22 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
15 21 (0.64%) Wiki
15 21 (0.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1198 (36.79%) Windows
2 622 (19.10%) Linux
3 410 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 378 (11.61%) UNIX
5 310 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 199 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 170 (5.22%) Windows 7
8 132 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 114 (3.50%) Solaris
10 100 (3.07%) Windows XP
11 65 (2.00%) Windows 8
12 57 (1.75%) CentOS
13 56 (1.72%) AIX
14 50 (1.54%) Ubuntu
15 37 (1.14%) Debian
16 24 (0.74%) SUSE
16 24 (0.74%) Mac OS X
17 23 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
18 22 (0.68%) Apple iOS
19 21 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 577 (17.72%) ITIL
2 280 (8.60%) Load Balancing
3 210 (6.45%) Migration
4 207 (6.36%) Network Design
5 206 (6.33%) Information Security
6 192 (5.90%) Project Management
7 176 (5.41%) Network Management
8 173 (5.31%) Change Management
9 146 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
10 137 (4.21%) Service Management
11 119 (3.65%) Change Control
12 118 (3.62%) DevOps
13 110 (3.38%) Kalman Filter
14 109 (3.35%) Service Delivery
15 106 (3.26%) Incident Management
16 102 (3.13%) Risk Management
17 99 (3.04%) Configuration Management
17 99 (3.04%) PRINCE2
17 99 (3.04%) Penetration Testing
18 95 (2.92%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 370 (11.36%) SQL
2 171 (5.25%) Perl
3 156 (4.79%) Java
4 129 (3.96%) PowerShell
5 80 (2.46%) C
6 76 (2.33%) Python
7 75 (2.30%) Bash Shell
8 66 (2.03%) Ruby
9 64 (1.97%) Shell Script
10 61 (1.87%) PHP
11 43 (1.32%) JavaScript
12 38 (1.17%) VBScript
13 35 (1.07%) VB
14 24 (0.74%) Korn
15 19 (0.58%) C++
16 16 (0.49%) VB.NET
16 16 (0.49%) C#
17 14 (0.43%) PL/SQL
18 13 (0.40%) T-SQL
18 13 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 883 (27.12%) Cisco Certification
2 568 (17.44%) CCNP
3 401 (12.32%) Security Cleared
4 380 (11.67%) CCNA
5 307 (9.43%) SC Cleared
6 236 (7.25%) CISSP
7 211 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 210 (6.45%) CCIE
9 170 (5.22%) MCSE
10 160 (4.91%) Degree
11 105 (3.22%) CCSE
12 75 (2.30%) CCSP
13 73 (2.24%) DV Cleared
14 70 (2.15%) MCP
15 64 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
15 64 (1.97%) CCSA
16 54 (1.66%) CCDP
17 53 (1.63%) GIAC
18 52 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 48 (1.47%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (3.47%) PCI DSS
2 112 (3.44%) SLA
3 96 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 61 (1.87%) QA
5 37 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 26 (0.80%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.43%) GPG13
8 12 (0.37%) COBIT
9 8 (0.25%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.061%) GxP
10 2 (0.061%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.061%) GCP
10 2 (0.061%) GMP
11 1 (0.031%) TickIT
11 1 (0.031%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.031%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.031%) Data Quality
System Software
1 648 (19.90%) Active Directory
2 402 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 172 (5.28%) Hyper-V
4 156 (4.79%) vSphere
5 95 (2.92%) XenApp
6 90 (2.76%) ProxySG
7 87 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
8 76 (2.33%) VMware ESX
9 64 (1.97%) XenServer
10 45 (1.38%) ISA Server
11 42 (1.29%) Xen
12 39 (1.20%) NFS
13 38 (1.17%) Terminal Services
14 33 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
14 33 (1.01%) Forefront TMG
15 29 (0.89%) Samba
15 29 (0.89%) XenDesktop
16 25 (0.77%) Snort
17 23 (0.71%) vCloud
18 22 (0.68%) KVM
Systems Management
1 120 (3.69%) SCCM
2 110 (3.38%) Puppet
3 79 (2.43%) Backup Exec
4 62 (1.90%) Cisco CUCM
5 55 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
6 49 (1.50%) FortiGate
7 48 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
8 47 (1.44%) NetBackup
8 47 (1.44%) WSUS
9 43 (1.32%) SCOM
10 29 (0.89%) OpenView
10 29 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 27 (0.83%) OPNET
12 25 (0.77%) Nessus
12 25 (0.77%) Cisco UCCX
13 24 (0.74%) CA Spectrum
13 24 (0.74%) Salt
14 23 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
15 22 (0.68%) ZABBIX
16 21 (0.64%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1678 (51.54%) Cisco
2 840 (25.80%) CheckPoint
3 710 (21.81%) Microsoft
4 651 (19.99%) VMware
5 643 (19.75%) Juniper
6 433 (13.30%) F5
7 411 (12.62%) Citrix
8 366 (11.24%) HP
9 264 (8.11%) Blue Coat
10 219 (6.73%) Oracle
11 189 (5.80%) Red Hat
12 158 (4.85%) McAfee
13 144 (4.42%) Symantec
14 132 (4.05%) IBM
15 122 (3.75%) Nokia
16 116 (3.56%) SolarWinds
17 106 (3.26%) Fortinet
18 86 (2.64%) EMC
19 84 (2.58%) Avaya
20 80 (2.46%) Websense
Guildford, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + quote
Posted: 13 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £220 - £230 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £230.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + quote
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 18 hours ago
Staffordshire
Computer People
Rate: £14.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £525 Per Day DOE - Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago