The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 74 87 65
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -22
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1375 1013 1508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.39% 2.08% 2.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.70% 13.72% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 522 773
Average daily rate £370 £350 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £207 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 92 98
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.00 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.95% -30.00%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7353 7384 9261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.79% 15.20% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3863 3656 4316
Average daily rate £360 £348 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 588 622
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%

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 April 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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +14 1285 £375 +7.14% 501
London +40 532 £400 - 204
South East +7 343 £350 +7.69% 117
City of London +19 149 £378 -2.58% 60
Berkshire +32 134 £325 +18.18% 38
South West +19 102 £381 +17.30% 38
East of England -4 90 £313 +22.54% 33
North West +26 89 £325 +8.33% 35
Hampshire +9 75 £400 +6.66% 21
Reading +21 57 £313 -21.87% 16
Surrey -6 57 £335 +1.51% 26
Scotland +2 48 £300 +4.34% 14
West Midlands -15 48 £350 +12.00% 19
Yorkshire -34 46 £375 +14.50% 35
Cheshire +22 41 £350 +12.00% 10
Buckinghamshire -11 35 £250 -36.30% 11
Chester +11 32 £350 -
Gloucestershire +12 30 £438 -10.25% 7
Manchester -5 29 £338 +84.93% 22
Essex -4 27 £394 +25.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +5 26 £235 -47.77% 8
West Yorkshire -24 25 £344 +5.76% 21
Leeds -20 23 £363 +11.53% 14
Somerset +10 22 £388 -6.06% 5
Milton Keynes -15 21 £248 -39.44% 5
Bracknell +4 19 £300 +81.81% 2
South Wales -2 18 £250 -28.57% 10
Wiltshire -6 18 £369 +55.26% 14
Wales -10 18 £250 -28.57% 11
Hertfordshire -7 17 £300 -25.00% 7

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1280 (51.57%) Cisco
2 980 (39.48%) Windows
3 648 (26.11%) CheckPoint
4 647 (26.07%) Cisco Certification
5 628 (25.30%) WAN
6 601 (24.21%) Microsoft
7 578 (23.29%) LAN
8 571 (23.01%) VMware
9 539 (21.72%) VPN
10 514 (20.71%) Active Directory
11 483 (19.46%) Linux
12 449 (18.09%) DNS
13 430 (17.32%) Juniper
14 425 (17.12%) CCNP
15 412 (16.60%) Network Security
16 406 (16.36%) TCP/IP
17 377 (15.19%) Windows Server 2008
18 370 (14.91%) Cisco ASA
19 363 (14.63%) ITIL
19 363 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
20 353 (14.22%) Finance
21 333 (13.42%) MS Exchange
22 326 (13.13%) HP
23 320 (12.89%) Citrix
24 316 (12.73%) F5
25 309 (12.45%) UNIX
25 309 (12.45%) SQL
26 305 (12.29%) Security Cleared
27 288 (11.60%) Windows Server 2003
28 276 (11.12%) CCNA

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 333 (13.42%) MS Exchange
2 175 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 146 (5.88%) IIS
4 139 (5.60%) SharePoint
5 102 (4.11%) Apache
6 94 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 87 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
8 66 (2.66%) Tomcat
9 52 (2.10%) WebSphere
10 51 (2.05%) WebLogic
11 45 (1.81%) Lync
12 44 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
13 39 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 27 (1.09%) nginx
15 19 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
16 18 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
17 14 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
18 13 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
19 11 (0.44%) Confluence
19 11 (0.44%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 162 (6.53%) MS Excel
2 98 (3.95%) MS Office
3 21 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.28%) MS Project
5 5 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.081%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.040%) SPSS
8 1 (0.040%) CATIA
8 1 (0.040%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 12 (0.48%) RMDS
2 11 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.081%) Tridion
4 2 (0.081%) assyst
4 2 (0.081%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.081%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.081%) 3000 Xtra
4 2 (0.081%) Eikon
5 1 (0.040%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.040%) Summit
5 1 (0.040%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.040%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.040%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.040%) Agresso
5 1 (0.040%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.040%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.040%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 39 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
2 26 (1.05%) Office 365
3 24 (0.97%) Amazon S3
4 22 (0.89%) Route 53
5 21 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
6 18 (0.73%) SaaS
7 17 (0.68%) PaaS
8 11 (0.44%) IaaS
8 11 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.24%) Joyent
11 3 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.040%) GitHub
12 1 (0.040%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 628 (25.30%) WAN
2 578 (23.29%) LAN
3 539 (21.72%) VPN
4 449 (18.09%) DNS
5 412 (16.60%) Network Security
6 406 (16.36%) TCP/IP
7 370 (14.91%) Cisco ASA
8 268 (10.80%) SAN
9 264 (10.64%) MPLS
10 251 (10.11%) BGP
11 249 (10.03%) DHCP
12 242 (9.75%) OSPF
13 229 (9.23%) Wireless
14 223 (8.98%) VoIP
15 197 (7.94%) Internet
16 188 (7.57%) Cisco Nexus
17 175 (7.05%) VLAN
18 138 (5.56%) SSL
19 120 (4.83%) BIG-IP
20 118 (4.75%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 77 (3.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 57 (2.30%) Oracle Database
4 48 (1.93%) MySQL
5 47 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 25 (1.01%) DB2
7 22 (0.89%) Relational Database
8 18 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (0.48%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.36%) Big Data
12 9 (0.36%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.36%) Oracle Exadata
12 9 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (0.20%) MongoDB
15 5 (0.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 55 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 31 (1.25%) Maven
3 30 (1.21%) Hudson
4 24 (0.97%) JIRA
5 19 (0.77%) Git (software)
6 16 (0.64%) JUnit
6 16 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 11 (0.44%) ClearCase
8 11 (0.44%) InstallShield
9 10 (0.40%) Subversion
10 9 (0.36%) Selenium
11 7 (0.28%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.28%) FitNesse
12 4 (0.16%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.16%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.16%) Ant
12 4 (0.16%) Apache Continuum
12 4 (0.16%) Mercurial
12 4 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 353 (14.22%) Finance
2 186 (7.49%) Telecoms
3 175 (7.05%) Banking
4 47 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 42 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 30 (1.21%) Legal
7 26 (1.05%) Retail
8 25 (1.01%) Back Office
9 23 (0.93%) French Language
10 18 (0.73%) Advertising
11 17 (0.68%) German Language
11 17 (0.68%) Law
12 15 (0.60%) Marketing
13 14 (0.56%) Front Office
14 13 (0.52%) Dutch Language
15 10 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.36%) Multimedia
16 9 (0.36%) Local Government
16 9 (0.36%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 504 (20.31%) Network Engineer
2 293 (11.80%) Architect
3 250 (10.07%) Analyst
4 205 (8.26%) Security Engineer
5 194 (7.82%) Support Engineer
6 193 (7.78%) Consultant
7 128 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 127 (5.12%) Network Security Engineer
9 123 (4.96%) Administrator
10 100 (4.03%) Cisco Engineer
11 82 (3.30%) Network Architect
12 73 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
12 73 (2.94%) Network Support
13 71 (2.86%) Security Analyst
13 71 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
14 66 (2.66%) Systems Engineer
15 65 (2.62%) Firewall Engineer
16 63 (2.54%) Project Manager
17 60 (2.42%) Security Consultant
17 60 (2.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (3.71%) .NET
2 56 (2.26%) XML
3 54 (2.18%) Middleware
4 53 (2.14%) Web Services
5 45 (1.81%) CSS
6 43 (1.73%) HTML
7 32 (1.29%) Rendezvous
8 31 (1.25%) J2EE
9 22 (0.89%) Application Packaging
10 19 (0.77%) LAMP
11 17 (0.68%) JSON
12 15 (0.60%) XMPP
13 14 (0.56%) REST
14 12 (0.48%) SOAP
14 12 (0.48%) FIX Protocol
15 11 (0.44%) HTML5
15 11 (0.44%) WCF
15 11 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
16 10 (0.40%) SAML
17 9 (0.36%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 69 (2.78%) Clustering
2 64 (2.58%) PKI
2 64 (2.58%) Management Information System
3 59 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 54 (2.18%) Replication
5 49 (1.97%) Thin Client
5 49 (1.97%) Fat Client
6 45 (1.81%) Open Source
7 37 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 35 (1.41%) Cryptography
9 33 (1.33%) Fixed Income
10 30 (1.21%) Computer Science
11 25 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
12 22 (0.89%) Mainframe
12 22 (0.89%) CESG
13 20 (0.81%) NHS
14 18 (0.73%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.73%) Mobile App
15 14 (0.56%) Statistics
16 12 (0.48%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 980 (39.48%) Windows
2 483 (19.46%) Linux
3 377 (15.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 309 (12.45%) UNIX
5 288 (11.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 183 (7.37%) Windows 7
7 130 (5.24%) Solaris
8 126 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 105 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 96 (3.87%) Windows XP
11 58 (2.34%) AIX
12 39 (1.57%) CentOS
13 27 (1.09%) VMS
13 27 (1.09%) Windows 8
14 26 (1.05%) Ubuntu
15 24 (0.97%) Apple iOS
15 24 (0.97%) Android
16 16 (0.64%) Mac OS X
17 13 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
17 13 (0.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (14.63%) ITIL
2 179 (7.21%) Load Balancing
3 165 (6.65%) Project Management
4 163 (6.57%) Migration
5 148 (5.96%) Network Design
6 119 (4.79%) Change Management
7 118 (4.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 109 (4.39%) Information Security
9 104 (4.19%) Network Management
10 87 (3.51%) PRINCE2
11 86 (3.46%) Service Management
12 83 (3.34%) Configuration Management
13 81 (3.26%) SIEM
14 70 (2.82%) Problem Management
15 69 (2.78%) E-Commerce
16 68 (2.74%) Incident Management
16 68 (2.74%) TOGAF
17 67 (2.70%) Service Delivery
18 65 (2.62%) Network Monitoring
19 61 (2.46%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 309 (12.45%) SQL
2 126 (5.08%) Java
3 118 (4.75%) Perl
4 106 (4.27%) PowerShell
5 68 (2.74%) C
6 66 (2.66%) Python
7 41 (1.65%) Shell Script
8 34 (1.37%) Ruby
9 30 (1.21%) VB
10 29 (1.17%) Bash Shell
11 28 (1.13%) PHP
12 25 (1.01%) JavaScript
13 24 (0.97%) VBScript
14 19 (0.77%) C++
15 13 (0.52%) C#
16 11 (0.44%) VB.NET
16 11 (0.44%) Objective-C
17 9 (0.36%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.32%) Korn
19 6 (0.24%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 647 (26.07%) Cisco Certification
2 425 (17.12%) CCNP
3 305 (12.29%) Security Cleared
4 276 (11.12%) CCNA
5 233 (9.39%) SC Cleared
6 144 (5.80%) CCIE
7 126 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 110 (4.43%) Degree
9 102 (4.11%) CISSP
10 89 (3.59%) MCSE
11 54 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
12 53 (2.14%) CCSE
13 52 (2.10%) MCITP
14 49 (1.97%) CCDP
15 48 (1.93%) CISM
16 45 (1.81%) DV Cleared
17 42 (1.69%) CCSP
18 39 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 36 (1.45%) MCSA
20 34 (1.37%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (2.90%) SLA
2 56 (2.26%) QA
3 46 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 40 (1.61%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.32%) JSP 440
6 8 (0.32%) COBIT
7 6 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.20%) BS7799
9 4 (0.16%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.12%) GxP
11 2 (0.081%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.040%) GPG13
12 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.040%) TickIT
12 1 (0.040%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 514 (20.71%) Active Directory
2 363 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (4.96%) Hyper-V
4 103 (4.15%) XenApp
5 102 (4.11%) vSphere
6 72 (2.90%) VMware ESX
7 61 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (1.49%) ISA Server
9 34 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 32 (1.29%) XenDesktop
11 31 (1.25%) ProxySG
11 31 (1.25%) XenServer
11 31 (1.25%) Forefront TMG
12 29 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
13 26 (1.05%) UAG
14 25 (1.01%) Squid
14 25 (1.01%) Terminal Services
15 24 (0.97%) Xen
16 20 (0.81%) NFS
17 17 (0.68%) KVM
Systems Management
1 118 (4.75%) SCCM
2 73 (2.94%) Puppet
3 55 (2.22%) Backup Exec
4 53 (2.14%) NetBackup
5 43 (1.73%) Cisco CUCM
6 39 (1.57%) SCOM
7 33 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
8 32 (1.29%) Tivoli
9 29 (1.17%) WSUS
10 27 (1.09%) FortiGate
11 26 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
11 26 (1.05%) CiscoWorks
12 24 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
12 24 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 21 (0.85%) Vagrant
14 20 (0.81%) HP SIM
15 19 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
16 16 (0.64%) Netcool
17 15 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
17 15 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1280 (51.57%) Cisco
2 648 (26.11%) CheckPoint
3 601 (24.21%) Microsoft
4 571 (23.01%) VMware
5 430 (17.32%) Juniper
6 326 (13.13%) HP
7 320 (12.89%) Citrix
8 316 (12.73%) F5
9 202 (8.14%) Oracle
10 186 (7.49%) Blue Coat
11 162 (6.53%) Red Hat
12 139 (5.60%) McAfee
13 105 (4.23%) IBM
14 101 (4.07%) NetApp
15 95 (3.83%) SolarWinds
16 93 (3.75%) Symantec
16 93 (3.75%) EMC
17 72 (2.90%) Avaya
18 68 (2.74%) Fortinet
19 60 (2.42%) Nokia
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £120 to £150 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 7 hours ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warwickshire
Jumar
Posted: 10 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Forman IT
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
s-com
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Digitek Resourcing
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Rate: £455 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday