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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 59 74 72
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1706 1295 1467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.08% 2.43% 2.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.38% 17.93% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 753 691
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 68 107
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.63 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-2.80% -1.11%

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
7978 7223 9069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.40% 13.58% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4292 3891 4082
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 418 712
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 1612 £375 +7.14% 500
London +41 705 £400 +6.66% 163
South East +14 338 £350 - 126
City of London +60 198 £425 +13.33% 53
South West +22 153 £381 +17.30% 61
Berkshire +23 117 £425 +6.25% 31
East of England +2 117 £338 +22.72% 42
Hampshire +6 92 £343 -11.61% 24
West Midlands -5 85 £320 -7.24% 34
North West -20 79 £363 +26.08% 31
Wiltshire +20 67 £450 +28.57% 12
Surrey +3 62 £300 -9.43% 28
East Midlands +31 47 £425 +50.44% 11
Yorkshire -20 47 £275 -18.51% 31
Scotland -6 43 £418 +51.81% 14
Reading +37 41 £425 +46.55% 13
Cambridgeshire +14 37 £313 -16.66% 18
Swindon +15 35 £450 +5.88% 4
Birmingham +12 32 £313 -10.71% 11
Cheshire -12 32 £420 +44.12% 4
Bristol +4 30 £400 +45.45% 9
Cambridge +11 29 £325 -13.33% 15
Manchester -3 29 £300 - 20
North East -2 27 £325 -7.14% 3
West Yorkshire -27 25 £275 -15.38% 25
Essex -1 24 £350 -9.67% 6
Hertfordshire -5 22 £413 +21.32% 14
Nottinghamshire +16 21 £425 +55.96% 1
Gloucestershire -17 21 £263 -51.83% 8
Southampton +5 20 £326 -13.00% 6

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1573 (50.43%) Cisco
2 1178 (37.77%) Windows
3 811 (26.00%) Cisco Certification
4 802 (25.71%) CheckPoint
5 732 (23.47%) WAN
6 691 (22.15%) LAN
7 681 (21.83%) Microsoft
8 678 (21.74%) VPN
9 623 (19.97%) Active Directory
10 620 (19.88%) Linux
11 607 (19.46%) VMware
12 586 (18.79%) Juniper
13 570 (18.28%) Network Security
14 567 (18.18%) DNS
15 526 (16.86%) CCNP
16 506 (16.22%) ITIL
17 500 (16.03%) TCP/IP
18 464 (14.88%) Finance
19 451 (14.46%) Cisco ASA
20 411 (13.18%) F5
21 397 (12.73%) Citrix
22 392 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
23 391 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
24 371 (11.89%) UNIX
25 359 (11.51%) MS Exchange
26 357 (11.45%) SQL
27 352 (11.29%) SAN
28 341 (10.93%) CCNA
29 337 (10.80%) HP
30 334 (10.71%) Security Cleared

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 359 (11.51%) MS Exchange
2 176 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 158 (5.07%) SharePoint
4 148 (4.75%) IIS
5 115 (3.69%) Apache
6 84 (2.69%) WebSphere
7 82 (2.63%) Lync
8 78 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
9 76 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
10 58 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 58 (1.86%) WebLogic
11 48 (1.54%) Tomcat
12 42 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
13 40 (1.28%) nginx
14 32 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
15 29 (0.93%) Confluence
16 21 (0.67%) CMS
16 21 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
17 14 (0.45%) MediaWiki
17 14 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 233 (7.47%) MS Excel
2 167 (5.35%) MS Office
3 52 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.61%) MS Project
5 18 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.16%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.064%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.032%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.35%) assyst
1 11 (0.35%) RMDS
2 8 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.064%) Agresso
7 1 (0.032%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.032%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.032%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.032%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.032%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 66 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (1.25%) SaaS
3 37 (1.19%) Office 365
4 31 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 29 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (0.90%) PaaS
7 25 (0.80%) Route 53
7 25 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
7 25 (0.80%) Amazon S3
8 19 (0.61%) IaaS
9 12 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
11 4 (0.13%) Joyent
12 3 (0.096%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.064%) Rackspace Cloud
14 1 (0.032%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.032%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 732 (23.47%) WAN
2 691 (22.15%) LAN
3 678 (21.74%) VPN
4 570 (18.28%) Network Security
5 567 (18.18%) DNS
6 500 (16.03%) TCP/IP
7 451 (14.46%) Cisco ASA
8 352 (11.29%) SAN
9 325 (10.42%) BGP
10 317 (10.16%) OSPF
11 300 (9.62%) DHCP
12 291 (9.33%) Wireless
13 281 (9.01%) MPLS
14 251 (8.05%) Internet
15 228 (7.31%) VoIP
15 228 (7.31%) VLAN
16 220 (7.05%) Cisco Nexus
17 175 (5.61%) SSL
18 167 (5.35%) IPsec
19 163 (5.23%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 63 (2.02%) Oracle Database
2 63 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
2 63 (2.02%) MySQL
3 32 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 31 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
5 30 (0.96%) DB2
6 26 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 26 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
7 25 (0.80%) NoSQL
8 19 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (0.42%) Big Data
11 11 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
13 6 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (0.19%) SQLPlus
13 6 (0.19%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.16%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 64 (2.05%) Jenkins
2 46 (1.47%) JIRA
3 45 (1.44%) Hudson
4 44 (1.41%) Git (software)
5 24 (0.77%) Maven
6 22 (0.71%) JUnit
7 21 (0.67%) Subversion
8 18 (0.58%) Selenium
9 15 (0.48%) TeamCity
10 11 (0.35%) MSI
11 10 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 8 (0.26%) Cucumber
13 7 (0.22%) Bugzilla
13 7 (0.22%) Redmine
13 7 (0.22%) Trac
14 6 (0.19%) InstallShield
14 6 (0.19%) Introscope
15 5 (0.16%) FitNesse
15 5 (0.16%) Metasploit
General
1 464 (14.88%) Finance
2 237 (7.60%) Telecoms
3 205 (6.57%) Banking
4 64 (2.05%) Investment Banking
4 64 (2.05%) Financial Institution
5 45 (1.44%) Retail
6 39 (1.25%) Advertising
7 29 (0.93%) Marketing
8 26 (0.83%) Front Office
9 25 (0.80%) Back Office
10 23 (0.74%) Legal
11 21 (0.67%) Manufacturing
12 20 (0.64%) Publishing
13 19 (0.61%) Law
13 19 (0.61%) French Language
14 18 (0.58%) Local Government
14 18 (0.58%) Military
15 17 (0.55%) Dutch Language
16 16 (0.51%) Spanish Language
17 14 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 636 (20.39%) Network Engineer
2 348 (11.16%) Analyst
3 276 (8.85%) Architect
4 249 (7.98%) Security Engineer
5 245 (7.86%) Consultant
6 235 (7.53%) Support Engineer
7 177 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 149 (4.78%) Network Security Engineer
9 130 (4.17%) Administrator
10 119 (3.82%) Security Analyst
11 109 (3.49%) Security Consultant
12 101 (3.24%) Cisco Engineer
13 100 (3.21%) Network Support
14 99 (3.17%) Design Engineer
15 93 (2.98%) Project Manager
16 92 (2.95%) Firewall Engineer
17 76 (2.44%) Support Analyst
18 75 (2.40%) IP Engineer
19 74 (2.37%) Network Consultant
19 74 (2.37%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (3.94%) Web Services
2 85 (2.73%) .NET
3 84 (2.69%) Middleware
4 80 (2.56%) XML
5 49 (1.57%) LAMP
6 47 (1.51%) CSS
7 38 (1.22%) JSON
8 35 (1.12%) Rendezvous
9 33 (1.06%) HTML
10 28 (0.90%) WebSphere MQ
11 18 (0.58%) XMPP
12 16 (0.51%) WebSockets
12 16 (0.51%) Application Packaging
13 15 (0.48%) FIX Protocol
13 15 (0.48%) REST
14 13 (0.42%) JSP
15 12 (0.38%) J2EE
15 12 (0.38%) SOAP
16 11 (0.35%) ASP.NET
17 10 (0.32%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 114 (3.66%) Blackberry
2 107 (3.43%) Management Information System
3 90 (2.89%) Clustering
4 80 (2.56%) Fat Client
4 80 (2.56%) Thin Client
5 73 (2.34%) Open Source
6 72 (2.31%) Replication
7 70 (2.24%) PKI
8 55 (1.76%) Computer Science
9 46 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 35 (1.12%) CESG
11 32 (1.03%) Fixed Income
12 29 (0.93%) Client/Server
13 28 (0.90%) Cryptography
14 26 (0.83%) Firmware
15 24 (0.77%) iPad
16 22 (0.71%) Mainframe
17 21 (0.67%) Hedge funds
17 21 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
18 20 (0.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1178 (37.77%) Windows
2 620 (19.88%) Linux
3 392 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 371 (11.89%) UNIX
5 292 (9.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 183 (5.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 180 (5.77%) Windows 7
8 128 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 108 (3.46%) Solaris
10 98 (3.14%) Windows XP
11 60 (1.92%) Windows 8
12 58 (1.86%) CentOS
13 55 (1.76%) AIX
14 49 (1.57%) Ubuntu
15 34 (1.09%) Debian
16 26 (0.83%) Apple iOS
17 21 (0.67%) Mac OS X
17 21 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
18 20 (0.64%) SUSE
19 18 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 506 (16.22%) ITIL
2 246 (7.89%) Load Balancing
3 210 (6.73%) Migration
4 189 (6.06%) Information Security
5 188 (6.03%) Project Management
6 172 (5.51%) Network Design
7 157 (5.03%) Change Management
8 143 (4.58%) Network Management
9 139 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
10 131 (4.20%) Service Management
11 114 (3.66%) DevOps
12 112 (3.59%) Kalman Filter
12 112 (3.59%) Change Control
13 110 (3.53%) Configuration Management
14 108 (3.46%) SIEM
15 99 (3.17%) PRINCE2
15 99 (3.17%) Service Delivery
16 95 (3.05%) Risk Management
17 93 (2.98%) Security Architecture
18 92 (2.95%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 357 (11.45%) SQL
2 160 (5.13%) Perl
3 151 (4.84%) Java
4 126 (4.04%) PowerShell
5 83 (2.66%) C
6 73 (2.34%) Python
6 73 (2.34%) Bash Shell
7 66 (2.12%) Ruby
8 59 (1.89%) Shell Script
9 55 (1.76%) PHP
10 44 (1.41%) JavaScript
11 35 (1.12%) VBScript
12 31 (0.99%) VB
13 23 (0.74%) Korn
14 17 (0.55%) VB.NET
15 16 (0.51%) C++
15 16 (0.51%) PL/SQL
16 15 (0.48%) C#
17 12 (0.38%) VBA
17 12 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 811 (26.00%) Cisco Certification
2 526 (16.86%) CCNP
3 341 (10.93%) CCNA
4 334 (10.71%) Security Cleared
5 242 (7.76%) SC Cleared
6 207 (6.64%) CISSP
7 193 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 182 (5.84%) CCIE
9 157 (5.03%) MCSE
10 149 (4.78%) Degree
11 102 (3.27%) CCSE
12 68 (2.18%) CCSP
12 68 (2.18%) MCP
13 67 (2.15%) DV Cleared
14 59 (1.89%) CCSA
15 58 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
16 54 (1.73%) CISM
16 54 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 53 (1.70%) CCDP
18 48 (1.54%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (3.46%) PCI DSS
2 96 (3.08%) SLA
3 77 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 66 (2.12%) QA
5 37 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 24 (0.77%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.45%) GPG13
8 13 (0.42%) COBIT
9 6 (0.19%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.064%) GxP
10 2 (0.064%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.064%) GCP
10 2 (0.064%) GMP
11 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.032%) TickIT
11 1 (0.032%) BS7799
11 1 (0.032%) Data Quality
System Software
1 623 (19.97%) Active Directory
2 391 (12.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 174 (5.58%) Hyper-V
4 136 (4.36%) vSphere
5 93 (2.98%) XenApp
6 73 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
7 71 (2.28%) ProxySG
7 71 (2.28%) VMware ESX
8 55 (1.76%) XenServer
9 46 (1.47%) Xen
10 45 (1.44%) ISA Server
11 36 (1.15%) Terminal Services
12 34 (1.09%) NFS
13 33 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
14 30 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
14 30 (0.96%) XenDesktop
15 25 (0.80%) Samba
16 24 (0.77%) KVM
17 23 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
18 21 (0.67%) Snort
Systems Management
1 115 (3.69%) SCCM
2 112 (3.59%) Puppet
3 67 (2.15%) Backup Exec
4 64 (2.05%) Cisco CUCM
5 52 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
6 43 (1.38%) FortiGate
6 43 (1.38%) SCOM
7 40 (1.28%) WSUS
8 39 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
9 35 (1.12%) NetBackup
10 33 (1.06%) Tivoli
11 29 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
12 27 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 26 (0.83%) Vagrant
14 23 (0.74%) ZABBIX
15 22 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
15 22 (0.71%) Nessus
15 22 (0.71%) OpenView
16 21 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
17 19 (0.61%) Salt
Vendors
1 1573 (50.43%) Cisco
2 802 (25.71%) CheckPoint
3 681 (21.83%) Microsoft
4 607 (19.46%) VMware
5 586 (18.79%) Juniper
6 411 (13.18%) F5
7 397 (12.73%) Citrix
8 337 (10.80%) HP
9 253 (8.11%) Blue Coat
10 218 (6.99%) Oracle
11 190 (6.09%) Red Hat
12 163 (5.23%) McAfee
13 131 (4.20%) IBM
14 126 (4.04%) Symantec
15 100 (3.21%) Nokia
16 92 (2.95%) SolarWinds
17 84 (2.69%) Avaya
18 83 (2.66%) EMC
19 81 (2.60%) Fortinet
20 80 (2.56%) NetApp
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £501.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £180 to £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £270 - £300 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Connect Support Services Ltd
Rate: From £120 to £150 per day Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: Excellent rates
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Austin Fraser
Rate: £270 - £300 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Computer People
Rate: £225.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago