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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 54 78 73
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1843 1251 1230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.33% 2.42% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.15% 18.01% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1089 736 673
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 70 79
Average hourly rate £23.75 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £27.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+14.94% -16.34%

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
7962 6948 7866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.39% 13.44% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4527 3782 3832
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 421 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 1706 £375 -3.22% 523
London +23 727 £400 - 190
South East +30 443 £375 -6.25% 117
City of London +24 185 £400 - 66
South West +12 139 £304 +10.45% 58
Berkshire +22 131 £350 -12.50% 31
Surrey +33 101 £405 +20.89% 27
Hampshire +9 100 £388 +6.16% 31
Yorkshire +26 95 £388 +29.16% 38
North West -4 88 £375 +19.28% 36
East of England +7 79 £325 - 27
Scotland -5 63 £390 +7.58% 6
West Midlands -10 60 £381 +8.92% 35
West Yorkshire +17 51 £363 +20.83% 25
Buckinghamshire +20 48 £410 +7.18% 7
Manchester +2 48 £345 +15.00% 29
Milton Keynes +19 43 £425 +14.86% 4
Leeds +16 42 £375 +25.00% 20
North East +6 40 £349 - 7
Devon +18 39 £225 +28.57% 3
East Midlands +18 38 £300 -27.71% 11
Wiltshire -6 33 £444 +55.70% 19
Tyne and Wear +3 31 £365 - 7
Reading +11 30 £360 -7.09% 10
Slough +12 29 £375 -14.28% 7
Bristol +9 28 £381 +111.80% 18
Edinburgh +5 27 £360 +64.00% 2
Cheshire -3 27 £500 +29.03% 4
Wales -9 27 £375 +11.19% 16
Guildford +12 24 £450 +55.17% 2

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2013 (55.08%) Cisco
2 1267 (34.66%) Windows
3 1077 (29.47%) Cisco Certification
4 1016 (27.80%) CheckPoint
5 916 (25.06%) WAN
6 882 (24.13%) LAN
7 765 (20.93%) VMware
8 764 (20.90%) VPN
9 733 (20.05%) Microsoft
10 722 (19.75%) Juniper
11 691 (18.91%) CCNP
12 670 (18.33%) Linux
13 659 (18.03%) Active Directory
14 649 (17.76%) Network Security
15 633 (17.32%) Cisco ASA
16 623 (17.05%) DNS
17 618 (16.91%) ITIL
18 603 (16.50%) TCP/IP
19 591 (16.17%) F5
20 574 (15.70%) Security Cleared
21 512 (14.01%) BGP
22 501 (13.71%) Finance
23 497 (13.60%) OSPF
24 495 (13.54%) CCNA
25 465 (12.72%) Windows Server 2008
26 449 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
27 434 (11.87%) HP
28 426 (11.66%) MPLS
29 408 (11.16%) Citrix
30 406 (11.11%) SC Cleared

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 349 (9.55%) MS Exchange
2 177 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 168 (4.60%) IIS
4 139 (3.80%) SharePoint
5 116 (3.17%) Apache
6 96 (2.63%) Lync
7 79 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 58 (1.59%) Tomcat
9 51 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
10 50 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 49 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
12 45 (1.23%) WebSphere
13 32 (0.88%) WebLogic
14 31 (0.85%) Office Communications Server
15 26 (0.71%) Confluence
16 25 (0.68%) JBoss
17 23 (0.63%) nginx
18 18 (0.49%) IBM Notes
18 18 (0.49%) OpenStack
19 12 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 254 (6.95%) MS Excel
2 192 (5.25%) MS Office
3 79 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (0.57%) MS Project
6 12 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.055%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.055%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.027%) CATIA
9 1 (0.027%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.38%) assyst
2 11 (0.30%) RMDS
3 10 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.11%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.082%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.055%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.055%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.055%) Summit
8 1 (0.027%) Sage 300 ERP
8 1 (0.027%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.027%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.027%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 76 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (0.93%) SaaS
4 30 (0.82%) PaaS
5 27 (0.74%) Office 365
6 25 (0.68%) IaaS
7 22 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
9 16 (0.44%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.27%) Heroku
11 10 (0.27%) Engine Yard
12 8 (0.22%) Route 53
13 4 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
14 2 (0.055%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.055%) SuccessFactors
14 2 (0.055%) Google Apps
15 1 (0.027%) Rackspace Cloud
15 1 (0.027%) Amazon SQS
15 1 (0.027%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 916 (25.06%) WAN
2 882 (24.13%) LAN
3 764 (20.90%) VPN
4 649 (17.76%) Network Security
5 633 (17.32%) Cisco ASA
6 623 (17.05%) DNS
7 603 (16.50%) TCP/IP
8 512 (14.01%) BGP
9 497 (13.60%) OSPF
10 426 (11.66%) MPLS
11 395 (10.81%) SAN
12 363 (9.93%) Cisco Nexus
13 329 (9.00%) VLAN
14 322 (8.81%) DHCP
15 301 (8.24%) Internet
16 290 (7.93%) Wireless
17 261 (7.14%) VoIP
18 237 (6.48%) SSL
19 216 (5.91%) IPsec
20 184 (5.03%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 63 (1.72%) MySQL
3 61 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 50 (1.37%) NoSQL
5 43 (1.18%) Oracle Database
6 28 (0.77%) Relational Database
7 27 (0.74%) DB2
8 26 (0.71%) MongoDB
9 22 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
10 21 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (0.52%) RDBMS
13 15 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
14 12 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
15 11 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
16 10 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
17 7 (0.19%) Big Data
17 7 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
17 7 (0.19%) Data Mining
17 7 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 60 (1.64%) Jenkins
2 44 (1.20%) Git (software)
3 40 (1.09%) MSI
4 36 (0.98%) JIRA
5 33 (0.90%) Subversion
6 29 (0.79%) Hudson
7 27 (0.74%) TeamCity
7 27 (0.74%) Selenium
8 25 (0.68%) Maven
9 18 (0.49%) Cucumber
10 16 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 12 (0.33%) SoapUI
12 11 (0.30%) StarTeam
13 9 (0.25%) JUnit
14 5 (0.14%) RSpec
14 5 (0.14%) Metasploit
14 5 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.14%) JMeter
14 5 (0.14%) Visual Studio
14 5 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 501 (13.71%) Finance
2 347 (9.49%) Telecoms
3 219 (5.99%) Banking
4 67 (1.83%) Investment Banking
5 62 (1.70%) Retail
6 43 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 40 (1.09%) Law
8 38 (1.04%) Legal
9 27 (0.74%) Games
9 27 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 24 (0.66%) Back Office
11 23 (0.63%) Local Government
12 21 (0.57%) Advertising
13 20 (0.55%) Front Office
14 18 (0.49%) Military
15 16 (0.44%) Marketing
16 15 (0.41%) Spanish Language
17 10 (0.27%) Multimedia
18 9 (0.25%) French Language
19 8 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 891 (24.38%) Network Engineer
2 413 (11.30%) Analyst
3 312 (8.54%) Architect
4 311 (8.51%) Consultant
5 270 (7.39%) Security Engineer
6 223 (6.10%) Support Engineer
7 215 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 169 (4.62%) Network Security Engineer
9 143 (3.91%) Security Analyst
10 130 (3.56%) Network Support
11 120 (3.28%) Cisco Engineer
12 114 (3.12%) Design Engineer
13 112 (3.06%) Security Consultant
14 109 (2.98%) Network Analyst
15 106 (2.90%) Project Manager
16 103 (2.82%) Network Consultant
17 95 (2.60%) Senior Network Engineer
18 92 (2.52%) 3rd Line Support
19 85 (2.33%) Firewall Engineer
20 82 (2.24%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (2.85%) Middleware
2 101 (2.76%) Web Services
3 60 (1.64%) .NET
3 60 (1.64%) XML
4 41 (1.12%) CSS
4 41 (1.12%) LAMP
5 38 (1.04%) JSON
6 24 (0.66%) FIX Protocol
6 24 (0.66%) Regular Expression
7 22 (0.60%) REST
8 21 (0.57%) Rendezvous
9 20 (0.55%) WebSockets
10 18 (0.49%) Application Packaging
10 18 (0.49%) SOAP
10 18 (0.49%) WAP
11 15 (0.41%) J2EE
11 15 (0.41%) HTML
11 15 (0.41%) MSMQ
11 15 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
12 12 (0.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 201 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (3.67%) Clustering
3 120 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 101 (2.76%) Blackberry
5 99 (2.71%) PKI
6 88 (2.41%) Computer Science
7 70 (1.92%) Replication
8 64 (1.75%) Thin Client
8 64 (1.75%) Fat Client
9 60 (1.64%) Open Source
10 47 (1.29%) CESG
11 31 (0.85%) Client/Server
12 30 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 28 (0.77%) CESG CLAS
13 28 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
14 26 (0.71%) User Experience
15 25 (0.68%) Cryptography
16 24 (0.66%) SecurID
16 24 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
17 23 (0.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1267 (34.66%) Windows
2 670 (18.33%) Linux
3 465 (12.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 403 (11.03%) UNIX
5 317 (8.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 251 (6.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 162 (4.43%) Windows 7
8 144 (3.94%) Solaris
8 144 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 95 (2.60%) Windows XP
10 87 (2.38%) CentOS
11 72 (1.97%) Windows 8
12 47 (1.29%) AIX
13 46 (1.26%) Ubuntu
14 38 (1.04%) Windows Vista
15 34 (0.93%) Mac OS X
16 31 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
17 27 (0.74%) SUSE
18 25 (0.68%) Debian
19 22 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 618 (16.91%) ITIL
2 396 (10.83%) Load Balancing
3 254 (6.95%) Migration
4 250 (6.84%) Network Design
5 237 (6.48%) Information Security
6 208 (5.69%) Network Management
7 199 (5.44%) Change Management
8 186 (5.09%) Project Management
9 177 (4.84%) Service Management
10 164 (4.49%) Network Monitoring
11 150 (4.10%) Kalman Filter
12 146 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
13 144 (3.94%) Service Delivery
14 132 (3.61%) Incident Management
15 129 (3.53%) Network Architecture
16 126 (3.45%) DevOps
17 121 (3.31%) SIEM
18 117 (3.20%) Change Control
19 116 (3.17%) Risk Management
20 104 (2.85%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 343 (9.38%) SQL
2 164 (4.49%) PowerShell
3 151 (4.13%) Perl
4 110 (3.01%) Java
5 93 (2.54%) Bash Shell
6 92 (2.52%) Shell Script
7 76 (2.08%) C
8 75 (2.05%) Python
9 60 (1.64%) Ruby
10 44 (1.20%) PHP
11 34 (0.93%) VBScript
12 30 (0.82%) C#
13 28 (0.77%) C++
13 28 (0.77%) JavaScript
13 28 (0.77%) VB
13 28 (0.77%) Korn
14 19 (0.52%) VB.NET
15 11 (0.30%) Tcl
16 10 (0.27%) VBA
16 10 (0.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1077 (29.47%) Cisco Certification
2 691 (18.91%) CCNP
3 574 (15.70%) Security Cleared
4 495 (13.54%) CCNA
5 406 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 244 (6.68%) CISSP
7 237 (6.48%) CCIE
8 171 (4.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 162 (4.43%) Degree
10 156 (4.27%) DV Cleared
11 138 (3.78%) MCSE
12 115 (3.15%) CCSE
13 87 (2.38%) CCSA
14 72 (1.97%) CCSP
15 58 (1.59%) CCDP
16 54 (1.48%) MCP
17 51 (1.40%) GIAC
18 49 (1.34%) CISM
19 47 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
20 45 (1.23%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (4.16%) SLA
2 107 (2.93%) PCI DSS
3 103 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 76 (2.08%) QA
5 35 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 23 (0.63%) ISO 9001
7 17 (0.47%) JSP 440
8 12 (0.33%) GPG13
9 11 (0.30%) COBIT
10 4 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 4 (0.11%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.055%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.027%) BS7799
12 1 (0.027%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.027%) GCP
12 1 (0.027%) GMP
12 1 (0.027%) GxP
System Software
1 659 (18.03%) Active Directory
2 449 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 192 (5.25%) vSphere
4 182 (4.98%) Hyper-V
5 104 (2.85%) VMware ESXi
6 94 (2.57%) ProxySG
7 86 (2.35%) VMware ESX
8 82 (2.24%) XenApp
9 60 (1.64%) XenServer
10 41 (1.12%) Terminal Services
10 41 (1.12%) Snort
11 40 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
12 37 (1.01%) Firmware
13 33 (0.90%) Xen
14 28 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
15 26 (0.71%) XenDesktop
16 24 (0.66%) ISA Server
17 22 (0.60%) Samba
17 22 (0.60%) vCloud
18 21 (0.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 137 (3.75%) SCCM
2 114 (3.12%) Puppet
3 94 (2.57%) FortiGate
4 66 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
5 60 (1.64%) NetBackup
6 58 (1.59%) Backup Exec
7 52 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
8 46 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
9 45 (1.23%) CA Spectrum
10 44 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 43 (1.18%) WSUS
11 43 (1.18%) SCOM
12 35 (0.96%) Nagios
13 34 (0.93%) OpenView
13 34 (0.93%) Nessus
14 32 (0.88%) Salt
15 30 (0.82%) OPNET
16 24 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
17 23 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
18 22 (0.60%) RANCID
Vendors
1 2013 (55.08%) Cisco
2 1016 (27.80%) CheckPoint
3 765 (20.93%) VMware
4 733 (20.05%) Microsoft
5 722 (19.75%) Juniper
6 591 (16.17%) F5
7 434 (11.87%) HP
8 408 (11.16%) Citrix
9 303 (8.29%) Blue Coat
10 214 (5.85%) Oracle
11 201 (5.50%) McAfee
12 178 (4.87%) Red Hat
13 161 (4.40%) Fortinet
14 148 (4.05%) SolarWinds
15 134 (3.67%) Nokia
16 122 (3.34%) Symantec
17 109 (2.98%) IBM
18 91 (2.49%) Avaya
19 85 (2.33%) Riverbed
20 76 (2.08%) Dell
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