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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 55 78 78
Rank change year-on-year
+23 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1779 1272 1232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.13% 2.45% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.94% 18.21% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1081 742 643
Average daily rate
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£375 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £237 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 82 77
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.75 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.43% -16.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.30 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+26.43% -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
8109 6984 8132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.25% 13.48% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3844 3902
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 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 463 626
Average hourly rate £22.68 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 25 November 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 +23 1664 £375 -5.06% 585
London +15 726 £400 -0.06% 190
South East +19 397 £375 +2.38% 144
City of London +36 197 £389 -8.52% 65
South West +13 152 £325 +18.18% 57
Berkshire +30 123 £350 -12.50% 39
Hampshire +11 98 £370 +5.71% 55
Surrey +13 90 £405 +37.28% 18
East of England +17 83 £336 -11.80% 41
North West -8 83 £370 +21.31% 53
West Midlands -8 75 £388 +5.94% 25
Yorkshire +21 70 £350 +4.86% 49
Devon +18 67 £275 +57.14% 3
Scotland -12 50 £315 -10.00% 20
West Yorkshire +24 48 £359 +19.58% 31
North East -2 45 £347 - 5
Exeter +7 41 £225 +28.57%
Buckinghamshire +11 39 £378 -8.48% 9
Leeds +11 38 £368 +22.50% 23
Manchester -2 38 £325 - 39
Milton Keynes +15 35 £379 -8.24% 3
Cheshire +5 34 £400 +25.00% 11
Reading +12 31 £368 -8.12% 16
East Midlands -4 31 £300 -25.00% 16
Wales -14 31 £425 +30.76% 11
Bristol +2 29 £388 +115.27% 18
Tyne and Wear -6 29 £347 - 5
Hertfordshire +5 28 £375 +7.14% 23
Slough +18 27 £375 -11.76% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 26 £347 - 4

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 1891 (53.65%) Cisco
2 1254 (35.57%) Windows
3 988 (28.03%) Cisco Certification
4 965 (27.38%) CheckPoint
5 864 (24.51%) WAN
6 836 (23.72%) LAN
7 742 (21.05%) VMware
8 738 (20.94%) VPN
9 729 (20.68%) Microsoft
10 678 (19.23%) Juniper
11 665 (18.87%) Linux
12 658 (18.67%) Active Directory
13 646 (18.33%) CCNP
14 611 (17.33%) Network Security
15 607 (17.22%) DNS
16 601 (17.05%) TCP/IP
17 595 (16.88%) ITIL
18 553 (15.69%) Cisco ASA
19 526 (14.92%) Security Cleared
20 515 (14.61%) F5
21 483 (13.70%) Finance
22 462 (13.11%) BGP
23 457 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
24 450 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
25 448 (12.71%) CCNA
26 439 (12.45%) OSPF
27 418 (11.86%) HP
28 407 (11.55%) Citrix
29 400 (11.35%) SAN
29 400 (11.35%) UNIX

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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
1 346 (9.82%) MS Exchange
2 172 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 165 (4.68%) IIS
4 140 (3.97%) SharePoint
5 117 (3.32%) Apache
6 86 (2.44%) Lync
7 79 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 56 (1.59%) Tomcat
9 53 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
10 51 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 51 (1.45%) WebSphere
11 46 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
12 38 (1.08%) WebLogic
13 29 (0.82%) Confluence
14 27 (0.77%) JBoss
14 27 (0.77%) Office Communications Server
15 26 (0.74%) nginx
16 18 (0.51%) IBM Notes
17 16 (0.45%) OpenStack
18 14 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 264 (7.49%) MS Excel
2 180 (5.11%) MS Office
3 76 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 28 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (0.68%) MS Project
6 15 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.14%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.057%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.057%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.028%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.028%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 14 (0.40%) assyst
2 11 (0.31%) RMDS
3 9 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.057%) Summit
7 2 (0.057%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.057%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.028%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.028%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.028%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.028%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 76 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (0.94%) SaaS
4 29 (0.82%) Office 365
5 26 (0.74%) PaaS
6 24 (0.68%) IaaS
7 20 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
9 13 (0.37%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.23%) Route 53
11 8 (0.23%) Heroku
11 8 (0.23%) Engine Yard
12 4 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
13 2 (0.057%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.057%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.057%) Rackspace Cloud
13 2 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.028%) Amazon EMR
14 1 (0.028%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 864 (24.51%) WAN
2 836 (23.72%) LAN
3 738 (20.94%) VPN
4 611 (17.33%) Network Security
5 607 (17.22%) DNS
6 601 (17.05%) TCP/IP
7 553 (15.69%) Cisco ASA
8 462 (13.11%) BGP
9 439 (12.45%) OSPF
10 400 (11.35%) SAN
11 387 (10.98%) MPLS
12 339 (9.62%) Cisco Nexus
13 316 (8.96%) DHCP
14 306 (8.68%) VLAN
15 291 (8.26%) Internet
16 286 (8.11%) Wireless
17 234 (6.64%) VoIP
18 219 (6.21%) SSL
19 195 (5.53%) IPsec
20 166 (4.71%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (7.40%) SQL Server
2 64 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 57 (1.62%) MySQL
4 49 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 46 (1.30%) NoSQL
6 29 (0.82%) Relational Database
7 27 (0.77%) DB2
8 23 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 22 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
10 21 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (0.54%) MongoDB
12 18 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (0.45%) RDBMS
14 11 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
14 11 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
16 8 (0.23%) Big Data
16 8 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
17 6 (0.17%) Oracle Exadata
17 6 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 63 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 49 (1.39%) Git (software)
3 42 (1.19%) JIRA
4 37 (1.05%) MSI
5 32 (0.91%) Subversion
5 32 (0.91%) Hudson
6 30 (0.85%) Selenium
7 24 (0.68%) TeamCity
7 24 (0.68%) Maven
8 17 (0.48%) Cucumber
9 15 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 13 (0.37%) JUnit
11 11 (0.31%) SoapUI
12 10 (0.28%) StarTeam
13 8 (0.23%) Metasploit
13 8 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (0.17%) Visual Studio
15 5 (0.14%) JMeter
15 5 (0.14%) Bugzilla
15 5 (0.14%) InstallShield
General
1 483 (13.70%) Finance
2 327 (9.28%) Telecoms
3 208 (5.90%) Banking
4 62 (1.76%) Investment Banking
5 59 (1.67%) Retail
6 43 (1.22%) Financial Institution
7 37 (1.05%) Law
8 31 (0.88%) Legal
9 27 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 24 (0.68%) Advertising
11 22 (0.62%) Front Office
11 22 (0.62%) Local Government
11 22 (0.62%) Marketing
12 21 (0.60%) Back Office
13 19 (0.54%) Military
14 18 (0.51%) Spanish Language
15 14 (0.40%) Games
16 12 (0.34%) French Language
17 11 (0.31%) Publishing
18 9 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 807 (22.89%) Network Engineer
2 404 (11.46%) Analyst
3 300 (8.51%) Consultant
4 279 (7.91%) Architect
5 269 (7.63%) Security Engineer
6 219 (6.21%) Support Engineer
7 216 (6.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 168 (4.77%) Network Security Engineer
9 139 (3.94%) Security Analyst
10 121 (3.43%) Design Engineer
11 114 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
12 113 (3.21%) Network Support
13 109 (3.09%) Project Manager
14 107 (3.04%) Security Consultant
14 107 (3.04%) Network Analyst
15 93 (2.64%) Network Consultant
16 92 (2.61%) Senior Network Engineer
17 88 (2.50%) Firewall Engineer
18 87 (2.47%) Administrator
19 81 (2.30%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (3.26%) Web Services
2 102 (2.89%) Middleware
3 65 (1.84%) XML
4 64 (1.82%) .NET
5 49 (1.39%) LAMP
6 44 (1.25%) CSS
7 38 (1.08%) JSON
8 29 (0.82%) FIX Protocol
9 27 (0.77%) Rendezvous
10 24 (0.68%) Regular Expression
11 22 (0.62%) WebSphere MQ
12 21 (0.60%) WebSockets
13 20 (0.57%) REST
14 19 (0.54%) Application Packaging
14 19 (0.54%) WAP
15 16 (0.45%) J2EE
15 16 (0.45%) HTML
15 16 (0.45%) SOAP
16 11 (0.31%) Ajax
16 11 (0.31%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 195 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
2 121 (3.43%) Management Information System
3 119 (3.38%) Clustering
4 103 (2.92%) Blackberry
5 102 (2.89%) PKI
6 76 (2.16%) Replication
7 72 (2.04%) Computer Science
8 65 (1.84%) Open Source
9 58 (1.65%) Fat Client
9 58 (1.65%) Thin Client
10 46 (1.30%) CESG
11 33 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 32 (0.91%) Client/Server
13 29 (0.82%) CESG CLAS
14 25 (0.71%) User Experience
15 24 (0.68%) Visualisation
15 24 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
16 23 (0.65%) SecurID
16 23 (0.65%) NHS
17 22 (0.62%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1254 (35.57%) Windows
2 665 (18.87%) Linux
3 457 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 400 (11.35%) UNIX
5 316 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 238 (6.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 165 (4.68%) Windows 7
8 139 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 132 (3.74%) Solaris
10 103 (2.92%) Windows XP
11 83 (2.35%) CentOS
12 65 (1.84%) Windows 8
13 53 (1.50%) AIX
14 49 (1.39%) Ubuntu
15 36 (1.02%) Windows Vista
16 32 (0.91%) Debian
17 31 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
18 30 (0.85%) Mac OS X
19 25 (0.71%) SUSE
20 22 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 595 (16.88%) ITIL
2 344 (9.76%) Load Balancing
3 241 (6.84%) Migration
4 231 (6.55%) Network Design
5 223 (6.33%) Information Security
6 205 (5.82%) Change Management
7 186 (5.28%) Project Management
8 179 (5.08%) Network Management
9 172 (4.88%) Service Management
10 155 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 143 (4.06%) Network Monitoring
12 136 (3.86%) Kalman Filter
13 129 (3.66%) DevOps
14 125 (3.55%) Network Architecture
15 120 (3.40%) Change Control
16 119 (3.38%) Service Delivery
17 115 (3.26%) Risk Management
18 111 (3.15%) Agile Software Development
19 107 (3.04%) Incident Management
20 104 (2.95%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 357 (10.13%) SQL
2 166 (4.71%) Perl
3 161 (4.57%) PowerShell
4 121 (3.43%) Java
5 104 (2.95%) Bash Shell
6 82 (2.33%) Shell Script
7 76 (2.16%) C
8 73 (2.07%) Python
9 64 (1.82%) Ruby
10 54 (1.53%) PHP
11 37 (1.05%) VBScript
12 36 (1.02%) Korn
13 33 (0.94%) VB
14 32 (0.91%) JavaScript
15 28 (0.79%) C++
16 24 (0.68%) C#
17 17 (0.48%) VB.NET
18 14 (0.40%) PL/SQL
19 13 (0.37%) VBA
20 11 (0.31%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 988 (28.03%) Cisco Certification
2 646 (18.33%) CCNP
3 526 (14.92%) Security Cleared
4 448 (12.71%) CCNA
5 378 (10.72%) SC Cleared
6 230 (6.52%) CISSP
7 221 (6.27%) CCIE
8 181 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 151 (4.28%) Degree
10 146 (4.14%) MCSE
11 132 (3.74%) DV Cleared
12 106 (3.01%) CCSE
13 81 (2.30%) CCSA
14 72 (2.04%) CCSP
15 62 (1.76%) MCP
16 59 (1.67%) CCDP
17 52 (1.48%) GIAC
18 50 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
19 45 (1.28%) CEH
20 40 (1.13%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (3.91%) SLA
2 102 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 97 (2.75%) PCI DSS
4 70 (1.99%) QA
5 35 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 24 (0.68%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.40%) GPG13
8 13 (0.37%) COBIT
9 12 (0.34%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.11%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 2 (0.057%) ISO 14001
12 2 (0.057%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.057%) GCP
12 2 (0.057%) GMP
12 2 (0.057%) GxP
13 1 (0.028%) BS7799
13 1 (0.028%) Data Quality
System Software
1 658 (18.67%) Active Directory
2 450 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 183 (5.19%) vSphere
4 170 (4.82%) Hyper-V
5 98 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
6 94 (2.67%) ProxySG
7 90 (2.55%) XenApp
8 87 (2.47%) VMware ESX
9 65 (1.84%) XenServer
10 41 (1.16%) Snort
10 41 (1.16%) Terminal Services
11 38 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
12 33 (0.94%) Xen
12 33 (0.94%) ISA Server
12 33 (0.94%) Firmware
13 29 (0.82%) XenDesktop
14 28 (0.79%) NFS
15 27 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
16 26 (0.74%) vCloud
17 25 (0.71%) Samba
Systems Management
1 130 (3.69%) SCCM
2 116 (3.29%) Puppet
3 81 (2.30%) FortiGate
4 68 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
5 64 (1.82%) Backup Exec
6 59 (1.67%) NetBackup
7 51 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
8 50 (1.42%) WSUS
9 49 (1.39%) Cisco CUCM
10 45 (1.28%) CA Spectrum
11 41 (1.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 40 (1.13%) SCOM
13 36 (1.02%) OpenView
14 35 (0.99%) Nagios
15 32 (0.91%) Nessus
16 30 (0.85%) OPNET
16 30 (0.85%) Salt
17 27 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
18 21 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
18 21 (0.60%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 1891 (53.65%) Cisco
2 965 (27.38%) CheckPoint
3 742 (21.05%) VMware
4 729 (20.68%) Microsoft
5 678 (19.23%) Juniper
6 515 (14.61%) F5
7 418 (11.86%) HP
8 407 (11.55%) Citrix
9 270 (7.66%) Blue Coat
10 223 (6.33%) Oracle
11 186 (5.28%) McAfee
12 184 (5.22%) Red Hat
13 149 (4.23%) SolarWinds
14 141 (4.00%) Fortinet
15 137 (3.89%) Nokia
16 131 (3.72%) Symantec
17 110 (3.12%) IBM
18 88 (2.50%) Avaya
19 83 (2.35%) Websense
20 75 (2.13%) NetApp
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