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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 54 83 82
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1690 1096 1025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.37% 2.24% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.09% 17.00% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 980 626 568
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £227 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 49 74
Average hourly rate £23.13 £20.00 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -26.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £50.45 £39.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.88 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+10.77% -26.10%

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
7319 6447 7117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.20% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3421 3411
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 378 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.60 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.68% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 +31 1567 £375 - 644
London +40 680 £390 -2.50% 257
South East +27 421 £375 -6.25% 143
City of London +23 162 £400 - 78
Berkshire +22 137 £369 -7.81% 41
South West +10 127 £355 +29.09% 67
Yorkshire +29 111 £388 +29.16% 55
Surrey +32 84 £325 +8.33% 28
Hampshire -8 78 £410 +2.50% 36
North West +14 74 £323 +1.17% 33
Scotland -4 61 £431 +15.00% 17
East of England -19 52 £350 +7.69% 42
Manchester +9 45 £298 +8.18% 24
West Midlands -6 43 £394 +12.50% 31
West Yorkshire +5 42 £350 +16.66% 39
Buckinghamshire +14 40 £438 +25.89% 14
North Yorkshire +24 38 £401 +78.00% 9
East Midlands +34 37 £306 +19.51% 12
Wiltshire 0 37 £425 +45.29% 7
Milton Keynes +18 36 £463 +86.86% 10
Bristol +20 33 £385 +40.00% 38
Reading +11 32 £363 -5.84% 13
Leeds -4 31 £375 +25.00% 26
Edinburgh +6 30 £329 -8.92% 5
Kent +15 28 £450 - 10
South Yorkshire +17 24 £263 -12.50%
Nottinghamshire +10 24 £313 -13.79% 4
Gloucestershire -6 24 £325 +2.36% 8
York +27 23 £401 +3.35% 5
North East +8 23 £358 - 3

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1944 (55.96%) Cisco
2 1166 (33.56%) Windows
3 1059 (30.48%) Cisco Certification
4 958 (27.58%) CheckPoint
5 884 (25.45%) WAN
6 855 (24.61%) LAN
7 787 (22.65%) VMware
8 749 (21.56%) VPN
9 687 (19.78%) Microsoft
10 676 (19.46%) CCNP
11 657 (18.91%) Juniper
12 654 (18.83%) Cisco ASA
13 619 (17.82%) Linux
14 608 (17.50%) F5
15 603 (17.36%) Network Security
16 590 (16.98%) Active Directory
17 575 (16.55%) DNS
18 568 (16.35%) ITIL
19 550 (15.83%) TCP/IP
20 542 (15.60%) Security Cleared
21 516 (14.85%) BGP
22 502 (14.45%) CCNA
23 486 (13.99%) OSPF
24 478 (13.76%) Finance
25 458 (13.18%) VMware Infrastructure
26 437 (12.58%) Windows Server 2008
27 426 (12.26%) MPLS
28 407 (11.72%) Load Balancing
29 404 (11.63%) HP
30 399 (11.49%) Citrix

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 321 (9.24%) MS Exchange
2 183 (5.27%) IIS
3 159 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 130 (3.74%) Apache
5 125 (3.60%) SharePoint
6 90 (2.59%) Lync
7 72 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 55 (1.58%) Tomcat
9 48 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 48 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 45 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
11 38 (1.09%) WebSphere
12 32 (0.92%) WebLogic
13 31 (0.89%) nginx
14 28 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
15 26 (0.75%) Confluence
16 22 (0.63%) JBoss
17 21 (0.60%) IBM Notes
17 21 (0.60%) OpenStack
18 14 (0.40%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 207 (5.96%) MS Excel
2 165 (4.75%) MS Office
3 60 (1.73%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.75%) MS Project
5 21 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.058%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.029%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.029%) CATIA
8 1 (0.029%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.029%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 17 (0.49%) RMDS
2 10 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.26%) assyst
4 6 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.12%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.058%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.058%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.058%) Summit
8 1 (0.029%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.029%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.029%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.029%) Sage 300 ERP
8 1 (0.029%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 80 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (1.09%) Office 365
3 37 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
4 31 (0.89%) SaaS
4 31 (0.89%) PaaS
5 28 (0.81%) IaaS
6 23 (0.66%) Amazon S3
7 20 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
8 12 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.32%) Heroku
9 11 (0.32%) Engine Yard
10 8 (0.23%) Route 53
11 7 (0.20%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.086%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.086%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.086%) ElastiCache
12 3 (0.086%) IBM SmartCloud
13 2 (0.058%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.058%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 884 (25.45%) WAN
2 855 (24.61%) LAN
3 749 (21.56%) VPN
4 654 (18.83%) Cisco ASA
5 603 (17.36%) Network Security
6 575 (16.55%) DNS
7 550 (15.83%) TCP/IP
8 516 (14.85%) BGP
9 486 (13.99%) OSPF
10 426 (12.26%) MPLS
11 369 (10.62%) Cisco Nexus
12 357 (10.28%) SAN
13 322 (9.27%) DHCP
14 305 (8.78%) Wireless
15 302 (8.69%) VLAN
16 273 (7.86%) Internet
17 253 (7.28%) VoIP
18 234 (6.74%) SSL
19 207 (5.96%) EIGRP
20 195 (5.61%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 278 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 71 (2.04%) MySQL
3 59 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 53 (1.53%) NoSQL
5 38 (1.09%) Oracle Database
6 36 (1.04%) MongoDB
7 34 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
8 33 (0.95%) DB2
9 29 (0.83%) Relational Database
10 23 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
11 20 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
11 20 (0.58%) RDBMS
12 16 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
12 16 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
14 12 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
15 11 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
16 10 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
17 7 (0.20%) Hadoop
18 6 (0.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 76 (2.19%) Jenkins
2 50 (1.44%) Git (software)
3 45 (1.30%) Subversion
4 41 (1.18%) MSI
5 37 (1.07%) Maven
6 36 (1.04%) TeamCity
6 36 (1.04%) Hudson
7 33 (0.95%) JIRA
8 27 (0.78%) Selenium
9 18 (0.52%) Cucumber
9 18 (0.52%) JUnit
10 13 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 11 (0.32%) StarTeam
11 11 (0.32%) SoapUI
11 11 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (0.29%) Eclipse
13 8 (0.23%) JMeter
14 7 (0.20%) Gerrit
15 6 (0.17%) Artifactory
16 5 (0.14%) QUnit
General
1 478 (13.76%) Finance
2 317 (9.12%) Telecoms
3 211 (6.07%) Banking
4 77 (2.22%) Investment Banking
5 52 (1.50%) Retail
6 36 (1.04%) Games
6 36 (1.04%) Legal
7 32 (0.92%) Law
8 31 (0.89%) Back Office
8 31 (0.89%) Financial Institution
9 23 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 22 (0.63%) Local Government
11 18 (0.52%) Military
12 15 (0.43%) Front Office
13 14 (0.40%) Marketing
14 13 (0.37%) Multimedia
15 11 (0.32%) Advertising
16 10 (0.29%) Spanish Language
17 6 (0.17%) German Language
17 6 (0.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 881 (25.36%) Network Engineer
2 410 (11.80%) Analyst
3 318 (9.15%) Architect
4 311 (8.95%) Consultant
5 245 (7.05%) Security Engineer
6 206 (5.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 191 (5.50%) Support Engineer
8 156 (4.49%) Network Security Engineer
9 131 (3.77%) Security Analyst
10 124 (3.57%) Network Support
11 114 (3.28%) Network Analyst
12 111 (3.20%) Network Consultant
13 106 (3.05%) Cisco Engineer
14 101 (2.91%) Project Manager
14 101 (2.91%) Senior Network Engineer
15 98 (2.82%) 3rd Line Support
15 98 (2.82%) Design Engineer
16 95 (2.73%) Security Consultant
17 82 (2.36%) Network Specialist
17 82 (2.36%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (2.99%) Middleware
2 95 (2.73%) Web Services
3 71 (2.04%) .NET
4 52 (1.50%) XML
5 41 (1.18%) CSS
6 37 (1.07%) JSON
7 34 (0.98%) LAMP
8 30 (0.86%) REST
9 28 (0.81%) Rendezvous
10 26 (0.75%) HTML
11 24 (0.69%) FIX Protocol
12 20 (0.58%) Regular Expression
12 20 (0.58%) J2EE
13 18 (0.52%) SOAP
13 18 (0.52%) WAP
14 17 (0.49%) MSMQ
15 16 (0.46%) Application Packaging
16 15 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
16 15 (0.43%) Ajax
17 13 (0.37%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 192 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
2 123 (3.54%) Clustering
3 106 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 92 (2.65%) PKI
5 83 (2.39%) Computer Science
5 83 (2.39%) Blackberry
6 67 (1.93%) Thin Client
6 67 (1.93%) Fat Client
7 57 (1.64%) Open Source
8 56 (1.61%) Replication
9 35 (1.01%) CESG
10 29 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
11 27 (0.78%) NHS
12 25 (0.72%) Device Driver
13 24 (0.69%) SecurID
14 23 (0.66%) Client/Server
14 23 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
15 22 (0.63%) User Experience
15 22 (0.63%) Visualisation
15 22 (0.63%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 1166 (33.56%) Windows
2 619 (17.82%) Linux
3 437 (12.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 365 (10.51%) UNIX
5 297 (8.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 240 (6.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 146 (4.20%) Windows 7
8 143 (4.12%) Solaris
9 133 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 98 (2.82%) CentOS
11 83 (2.39%) Windows XP
12 59 (1.70%) Windows 8
13 50 (1.44%) Ubuntu
14 43 (1.24%) AIX
15 34 (0.98%) Windows Vista
16 27 (0.78%) SUSE
17 25 (0.72%) Mac OS X
18 24 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
19 20 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
19 20 (0.58%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (16.35%) ITIL
2 407 (11.72%) Load Balancing
3 257 (7.40%) Migration
4 212 (6.10%) Network Design
5 210 (6.04%) Information Security
6 194 (5.58%) Network Management
7 178 (5.12%) Project Management
7 178 (5.12%) Change Management
8 163 (4.69%) Service Management
9 157 (4.52%) Network Monitoring
10 156 (4.49%) Kalman Filter
11 152 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
12 146 (4.20%) Service Delivery
13 134 (3.86%) Incident Management
14 123 (3.54%) Network Architecture
15 119 (3.43%) DevOps
16 111 (3.20%) E-Commerce
17 106 (3.05%) PRINCE2
18 104 (2.99%) SIEM
19 103 (2.96%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 332 (9.56%) SQL
2 154 (4.43%) Perl
3 146 (4.20%) PowerShell
4 121 (3.48%) Java
5 95 (2.73%) Python
6 92 (2.65%) Bash Shell
7 82 (2.36%) Shell Script
8 80 (2.30%) C
9 65 (1.87%) Ruby
10 44 (1.27%) PHP
11 34 (0.98%) C#
12 32 (0.92%) C++
12 32 (0.92%) VBScript
13 28 (0.81%) Korn
14 27 (0.78%) JavaScript
15 25 (0.72%) VB
16 21 (0.60%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.32%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.20%) R
19 6 (0.17%) sed
Qualifications
1 1059 (30.48%) Cisco Certification
2 676 (19.46%) CCNP
3 542 (15.60%) Security Cleared
4 502 (14.45%) CCNA
5 387 (11.14%) SC Cleared
6 236 (6.79%) CCIE
7 230 (6.62%) CISSP
8 162 (4.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 153 (4.40%) Degree
10 149 (4.29%) DV Cleared
11 124 (3.57%) MCSE
12 122 (3.51%) CCSE
13 75 (2.16%) CCSA
14 59 (1.70%) CCSP
15 49 (1.41%) CCDP
16 47 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 46 (1.32%) CISM
17 46 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
18 41 (1.18%) GIAC
18 41 (1.18%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (4.17%) SLA
2 95 (2.73%) PCI DSS
3 86 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 73 (2.10%) QA
5 32 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.43%) JSP 440
7 12 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.26%) GPG13
9 8 (0.23%) COBIT
10 6 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 4 (0.12%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.058%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.029%) BS7799
13 1 (0.029%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 1 (0.029%) GCP
13 1 (0.029%) GMP
13 1 (0.029%) GxP
System Software
1 590 (16.98%) Active Directory
2 458 (13.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 176 (5.07%) vSphere
4 154 (4.43%) Hyper-V
5 93 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
6 88 (2.53%) ProxySG
7 81 (2.33%) VMware ESX
8 76 (2.19%) XenApp
9 59 (1.70%) XenServer
10 45 (1.30%) Terminal Services
11 40 (1.15%) Firmware
11 40 (1.15%) Forefront TMG
12 35 (1.01%) Snort
13 33 (0.95%) Xen
14 28 (0.81%) Samba
15 27 (0.78%) XenDesktop
16 24 (0.69%) ISA Server
17 23 (0.66%) vCloud
18 20 (0.58%) UAG
18 20 (0.58%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 123 (3.54%) SCCM
2 120 (3.45%) Puppet
3 90 (2.59%) FortiGate
4 57 (1.64%) NetBackup
5 56 (1.61%) Backup Exec
6 55 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
7 48 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
8 43 (1.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 42 (1.21%) Cisco CUCM
9 42 (1.21%) CA Spectrum
10 39 (1.12%) Nagios
11 36 (1.04%) Salt
12 35 (1.01%) SCOM
12 35 (1.01%) WSUS
13 30 (0.86%) Nessus
14 29 (0.83%) OPNET
15 26 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
16 24 (0.69%) OpenView
17 23 (0.66%) RANCID
18 21 (0.60%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 1944 (55.96%) Cisco
2 958 (27.58%) CheckPoint
3 787 (22.65%) VMware
4 687 (19.78%) Microsoft
5 657 (18.91%) Juniper
6 608 (17.50%) F5
7 404 (11.63%) HP
8 399 (11.49%) Citrix
9 318 (9.15%) Blue Coat
10 223 (6.42%) Oracle
11 193 (5.56%) Red Hat
12 174 (5.01%) McAfee
13 163 (4.69%) SolarWinds
14 161 (4.63%) Fortinet
15 120 (3.45%) Nokia
16 107 (3.08%) Symantec
17 102 (2.94%) IBM
18 91 (2.62%) Avaya
19 81 (2.33%) NetApp
20 79 (2.27%) Riverbed
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £144 - £145 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Quadratek People Limited
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
X4 Group
Rate: £13 per hour + £25K Perm
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £370 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
West London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £325 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £350 per day £350.00 Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Riding
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
LEXSTRA
Rate: £380 - £415 per day
Posted: Yesterday