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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 53 67 89
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +22
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1807 1376 978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.32% 2.61% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.61% 19.83% 14.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1081 786 515
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 72 64
Average hourly rate £27.25 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.42% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £13.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.75 £37.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -8.28%

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
7992 6938 6777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.70% 13.17% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4456 3791 3339
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 380 537
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +17 1680 £375 - 528
London +15 648 £418 +4.37% 172
South East +7 365 £388 +10.71% 142
City of London +4 154 £425 +6.91% 51
North West +12 142 £325 +8.33% 42
West Midlands +43 130 £368 -2.00% 39
East of England +18 127 £295 -1.66% 36
Yorkshire +19 111 £300 -22.58% 31
Berkshire -4 102 £325 -1.51% 37
Hampshire +14 98 £400 +12.28% 26
South West +1 93 £350 -6.66% 47
Manchester +28 89 £300 - 21
Scotland +2 74 £375 - 12
Surrey +4 65 £400 +14.28% 32
Birmingham +28 62 £325 -7.14% 20
East Midlands +31 61 £363 +74.69% 13
West Yorkshire +17 58 £375 +17.64% 17
Hertfordshire +19 53 £348 +15.83% 15
Leeds +10 49 £375 +17.64% 11
Buckinghamshire -2 39 £425 +54.54% 20
Edinburgh +19 33 £375 -9.63% 3
South Yorkshire +5 33 £275 +4.36% 5
Wiltshire +15 30 £328 -10.27% 23
Cheshire -28 29 £423 +30.00% 13
Bristol -2 28 £360 -12.72% 10
Milton Keynes +11 27 £413 +57.14% 10
Reading -14 27 £425 +30.76% 19
Shropshire +11 26 £425 +1.19% 4
Cambridgeshire +5 25 £275 +18.27% 9
Essex -8 25 £250 -35.48% 5

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 1904 (54.49%) Cisco
2 1200 (34.34%) Windows
3 1017 (29.11%) Cisco Certification
4 948 (27.13%) WAN
5 947 (27.10%) CheckPoint
6 919 (26.30%) LAN
7 807 (23.10%) VPN
8 751 (21.49%) VMware
9 716 (20.49%) Cisco ASA
10 691 (19.78%) Juniper
11 684 (19.58%) Linux
12 661 (18.92%) DNS
13 641 (18.35%) Network Security
14 636 (18.20%) F5
15 635 (18.17%) CCNP
16 629 (18.00%) Active Directory
17 593 (16.97%) Microsoft
18 529 (15.14%) ITIL
19 524 (15.00%) Data Centre
20 515 (14.74%) Finance
21 509 (14.57%) TCP/IP
22 487 (13.94%) CCNA
23 463 (13.25%) BGP
24 453 (12.97%) OSPF
25 442 (12.65%) Security Cleared
26 439 (12.56%) Load Balancing
27 431 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
28 421 (12.05%) Citrix
29 418 (11.96%) MPLS
30 417 (11.93%) Wireless

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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
1 301 (8.61%) MS Exchange
2 233 (6.67%) IIS
3 154 (4.41%) Apache
4 138 (3.95%) SharePoint
5 132 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 89 (2.55%) Tomcat
7 79 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 74 (2.12%) Lync
9 63 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
10 60 (1.72%) WebSphere
11 53 (1.52%) JBoss
12 44 (1.26%) WebLogic
13 43 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 43 (1.23%) nginx
14 34 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
15 29 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
16 24 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
17 23 (0.66%) Confluence
18 19 (0.54%) MediaWiki
18 19 (0.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 179 (5.12%) MS Excel
2 137 (3.92%) MS Office
3 84 (2.40%) MS Visio
4 29 (0.83%) MS Project
5 28 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.029%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.029%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.029%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 27 (0.77%) RMDS
2 10 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.29%) ION MarketView
3 8 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.11%) Tridion
6 1 (0.029%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.029%) Endur
6 1 (0.029%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.029%) Summit
6 1 (0.029%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.029%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.029%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.029%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.029%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 103 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (1.66%) Office 365
3 50 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (1.17%) PaaS
5 32 (0.92%) SaaS
5 32 (0.92%) IaaS
6 23 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (0.54%) Amazon S3
8 18 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
10 15 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
11 12 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 10 (0.29%) CloudFront
13 8 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.17%) Route 53
14 6 (0.17%) Heroku
14 6 (0.17%) Engine Yard
15 5 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 4 (0.11%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 948 (27.13%) WAN
2 919 (26.30%) LAN
3 807 (23.10%) VPN
4 716 (20.49%) Cisco ASA
5 661 (18.92%) DNS
6 641 (18.35%) Network Security
7 509 (14.57%) TCP/IP
8 463 (13.25%) BGP
9 453 (12.97%) OSPF
10 418 (11.96%) MPLS
11 417 (11.93%) Wireless
12 355 (10.16%) DHCP
13 354 (10.13%) SAN
14 313 (8.96%) VLAN
15 301 (8.61%) Cisco Nexus
16 299 (8.56%) SSL
17 280 (8.01%) Internet
18 254 (7.27%) VoIP
19 204 (5.84%) Cisco IOS
20 198 (5.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 304 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 116 (3.32%) MySQL
3 93 (2.66%) Oracle Database
4 48 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
5 43 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 43 (1.23%) MongoDB
5 43 (1.23%) NoSQL
6 33 (0.94%) Relational Database
7 27 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 24 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 23 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
9 23 (0.66%) DB2
10 20 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
11 19 (0.54%) RDBMS
12 15 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (0.40%) Hadoop
13 14 (0.40%) Big Data
14 13 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
16 10 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 120 (3.43%) Jenkins
2 71 (2.03%) Subversion
3 69 (1.97%) Git (software)
4 59 (1.69%) JIRA
5 51 (1.46%) Maven
6 49 (1.40%) TeamCity
7 38 (1.09%) Hudson
8 28 (0.80%) Mercurial
9 27 (0.77%) Ant
10 26 (0.74%) Gradle
11 22 (0.63%) MSBuild
12 21 (0.60%) JUnit
13 20 (0.57%) MSI
14 16 (0.46%) Eclipse
15 15 (0.43%) Gerrit
16 13 (0.37%) Introscope
17 12 (0.34%) Toad
17 12 (0.34%) Artifactory
17 12 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
18 11 (0.31%) SonarQube
General
1 515 (14.74%) Finance
2 215 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 189 (5.41%) Banking
4 81 (2.32%) Investment Banking
5 49 (1.40%) Games
6 47 (1.35%) Retail
7 33 (0.94%) Back Office
8 31 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 26 (0.74%) Multimedia
10 24 (0.69%) Legal
10 24 (0.69%) Marketing
11 21 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 17 (0.49%) Local Government
13 16 (0.46%) Electronics
14 15 (0.43%) Military
15 14 (0.40%) Law
16 13 (0.37%) Advertising
17 10 (0.29%) Front Office
18 9 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
19 8 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 903 (25.84%) Network Engineer
2 424 (12.14%) Analyst
3 419 (11.99%) Architect
4 283 (8.10%) Consultant
5 246 (7.04%) Security Engineer
6 185 (5.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 168 (4.81%) Support Engineer
8 143 (4.09%) Network Security Engineer
8 143 (4.09%) Security Analyst
9 123 (3.52%) Network Support
10 120 (3.43%) Network Architect
11 119 (3.41%) Administrator
12 116 (3.32%) Network Consultant
13 113 (3.23%) Project Manager
14 104 (2.98%) Infrastructure Architect
15 103 (2.95%) Network Analyst
16 102 (2.92%) Senior Network Engineer
17 99 (2.83%) Security Consultant
18 92 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support
19 88 (2.52%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (3.35%) .NET
1 117 (3.35%) Web Services
2 83 (2.38%) Middleware
3 63 (1.80%) XML
4 57 (1.63%) Rendezvous
5 42 (1.20%) J2EE
6 41 (1.17%) HTML
7 35 (1.00%) CSS
8 25 (0.72%) LAMP
9 24 (0.69%) JSON
9 24 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
10 21 (0.60%) Django
10 21 (0.60%) WebSphere MQ
11 18 (0.52%) Application Packaging
12 17 (0.49%) Java EE
13 16 (0.46%) REST
14 14 (0.40%) Regular Expression
14 14 (0.40%) MCollective
15 12 (0.34%) HTML5
15 12 (0.34%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 524 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 162 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
3 147 (4.21%) PKI
4 144 (4.12%) Clustering
5 123 (3.52%) Management Information System
6 87 (2.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 64 (1.83%) Blackberry
8 55 (1.57%) Thin Client
8 55 (1.57%) Fat Client
9 53 (1.52%) Replication
10 51 (1.46%) Computer Science
11 43 (1.23%) Fixed Income
12 40 (1.14%) NHS
13 31 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
14 30 (0.86%) Cryptography
15 29 (0.83%) Client/Server
16 27 (0.77%) iPhone
17 26 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
18 22 (0.63%) iPad
19 21 (0.60%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1200 (34.34%) Windows
2 684 (19.58%) Linux
3 397 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 376 (10.76%) UNIX
5 280 (8.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 241 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 192 (5.50%) Windows 7
8 152 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 143 (4.09%) Solaris
10 88 (2.52%) CentOS
11 64 (1.83%) Ubuntu
12 52 (1.49%) Windows 8
13 48 (1.37%) Windows XP
14 44 (1.26%) AIX
15 37 (1.06%) Android
16 33 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
17 31 (0.89%) Windows 2000
18 22 (0.63%) Debian
19 21 (0.60%) Apple iOS
20 18 (0.52%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 529 (15.14%) ITIL
2 439 (12.56%) Load Balancing
3 263 (7.53%) Migration
4 238 (6.81%) Information Security
5 226 (6.47%) Project Management
6 177 (5.07%) Network Management
7 172 (4.92%) Kalman Filter
8 163 (4.67%) Service Management
9 160 (4.58%) Network Design
10 155 (4.44%) Incident Management
11 153 (4.38%) Service Delivery
12 151 (4.32%) SIEM
13 143 (4.09%) Change Management
14 129 (3.69%) Network Monitoring
15 123 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
16 120 (3.43%) DevOps
17 119 (3.41%) Continuous Integration
18 118 (3.38%) Configuration Management
19 108 (3.09%) E-Commerce
20 104 (2.98%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 346 (9.90%) SQL
2 192 (5.50%) Java
3 175 (5.01%) Python
4 156 (4.46%) Perl
5 125 (3.58%) PowerShell
6 106 (3.03%) Bash Shell
7 92 (2.63%) Shell Script
8 85 (2.43%) Ruby
9 70 (2.00%) PHP
10 64 (1.83%) C
11 48 (1.37%) JavaScript
12 39 (1.12%) C++
13 38 (1.09%) VB
14 33 (0.94%) VBScript
15 21 (0.60%) C#
16 19 (0.54%) Korn
17 12 (0.34%) VB.NET
18 11 (0.31%) PL/SQL
19 6 (0.17%) VBA
19 6 (0.17%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 1017 (29.11%) Cisco Certification
2 635 (18.17%) CCNP
3 487 (13.94%) CCNA
4 442 (12.65%) Security Cleared
5 313 (8.96%) SC Cleared
6 246 (7.04%) CISSP
7 178 (5.09%) CCIE
8 166 (4.75%) Degree
9 143 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 117 (3.35%) CCSE
11 99 (2.83%) MCSE
12 90 (2.58%) DV Cleared
13 73 (2.09%) CISM
14 68 (1.95%) CCSA
15 55 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 50 (1.43%) MCITP
16 50 (1.43%) CCDP
17 42 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
18 35 (1.00%) MCP
19 32 (0.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (4.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 121 (3.46%) SLA
3 98 (2.80%) PCI DSS
4 80 (2.29%) QA
5 20 (0.57%) JSP 440
6 16 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.31%) COBIT
7 11 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 6 (0.17%) GPG13
9 5 (0.14%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.086%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.086%) BS7799
11 1 (0.029%) TickIT
11 1 (0.029%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.029%) BS25999
11 1 (0.029%) PMBOK
System Software
1 629 (18.00%) Active Directory
2 431 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 196 (5.61%) Hyper-V
4 192 (5.50%) vSphere
5 94 (2.69%) XenApp
6 71 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
7 62 (1.77%) VMware ESX
8 61 (1.75%) XenServer
9 52 (1.49%) ProxySG
10 45 (1.29%) XenDesktop
11 41 (1.17%) Terminal Services
12 33 (0.94%) Xen
13 30 (0.86%) vCloud
14 28 (0.80%) Samba
15 27 (0.77%) Firmware
15 27 (0.77%) Postfix
16 24 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
17 22 (0.63%) ISA Server
17 22 (0.63%) Docker
17 22 (0.63%) iptables
Systems Management
1 141 (4.04%) Puppet
2 111 (3.18%) SCCM
3 84 (2.40%) FortiGate
4 79 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
5 49 (1.40%) Ansible
6 46 (1.32%) Nagios
7 44 (1.26%) Salt
8 36 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
8 36 (1.03%) SCOM
9 35 (1.00%) WSUS
10 32 (0.92%) ITRS Geneos
10 32 (0.92%) ZABBIX
11 31 (0.89%) CA Single Sign-On
12 30 (0.86%) NetBackup
12 30 (0.86%) Backup Exec
13 29 (0.83%) Tivoli
14 27 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
14 27 (0.77%) BladeLogic
14 27 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
15 23 (0.66%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 1904 (54.49%) Cisco
2 947 (27.10%) CheckPoint
3 751 (21.49%) VMware
4 691 (19.78%) Juniper
5 636 (18.20%) F5
6 593 (16.97%) Microsoft
7 421 (12.05%) Citrix
8 330 (9.44%) HP
9 326 (9.33%) Oracle
10 325 (9.30%) Blue Coat
11 230 (6.58%) SolarWinds
12 229 (6.55%) Red Hat
13 191 (5.47%) McAfee
14 138 (3.95%) IBM
15 116 (3.32%) Fortinet
16 111 (3.18%) NetApp
17 96 (2.75%) Infoblox
18 92 (2.63%) Symantec
19 90 (2.58%) EMC
20 87 (2.49%) CA
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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