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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 60 77 68
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1625 1215 1498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.97% 2.38% 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.55% 17.40% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 921 688 717
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 £220 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £487 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 76 102
Average hourly rate £20.75 £23.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.63% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £14.25 £13.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £37.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7542 6984 8956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.66% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4022 3605 3937
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 468 690
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

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 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +19 1522 £375 +7.14% 538
London +36 651 £400 +6.66% 190
South East +11 343 £347 -7.33% 117
City of London +30 174 £375 -3.22% 69
South West +32 148 £398 +13.57% 54
East of England 0 113 £325 +27.45% 39
Berkshire +27 107 £425 +6.25% 22
Hampshire -2 92 £345 -8.00% 31
North West -7 87 £300 +9.09% 27
Wiltshire +20 62 £450 +5.88% 7
West Midlands -12 62 £300 -13.23% 41
Surrey +4 58 £300 -28.57% 31
Scotland +15 56 £423 +53.63% 17
Reading +32 42 £400 - 9
Yorkshire -25 41 £331 +1.92% 53
East Midlands +8 39 £338 +15.38% 16
Swindon +12 37 £450 +5.88% 3
Bristol +9 36 £400 +39.13% 10
Manchester +3 34 £300 +20.00% 17
Cheshire -8 34 £422 +53.54% 8
Birmingham +10 33 £294 -17.25% 20
Cambridgeshire -2 29 £300 +33.33% 8
North East +7 28 £325 -7.14% 3
Essex +4 28 £363 -12.12% 3
West Sussex +11 27 £325 -17.19% 4
Hertfordshire +20 24 £315 -7.35% 15
West Yorkshire -23 24 £285 -12.30% 38
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 23 £328 -6.28% 3
Tyne and Wear 0 23 £328 -6.28% 3
Cambridge +9 22 £313 +4.16% 6

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1505 (50.39%) Cisco
2 1178 (39.44%) Windows
3 767 (25.68%) Cisco Certification
3 767 (25.68%) CheckPoint
4 696 (23.30%) WAN
5 664 (22.23%) Microsoft
6 652 (21.83%) LAN
7 640 (21.43%) VPN
8 639 (21.39%) VMware
9 609 (20.39%) Linux
10 601 (20.12%) Active Directory
11 547 (18.31%) Juniper
12 543 (18.18%) DNS
13 527 (17.64%) Network Security
14 511 (17.11%) CCNP
15 465 (15.57%) TCP/IP
15 465 (15.57%) ITIL
16 459 (15.37%) Finance
17 412 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
18 411 (13.76%) Cisco ASA
19 405 (13.56%) Citrix
20 397 (13.29%) Windows Server 2008
21 389 (13.02%) F5
22 360 (12.05%) UNIX
23 357 (11.95%) MS Exchange
24 348 (11.65%) SQL
25 338 (11.32%) SAN
26 328 (10.98%) CCNA
27 318 (10.65%) HP
28 308 (10.31%) Security Cleared

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 357 (11.95%) MS Exchange
2 177 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 162 (5.42%) SharePoint
4 146 (4.89%) IIS
5 102 (3.41%) Apache
6 85 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 80 (2.68%) WebSphere
8 78 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
9 71 (2.38%) Lync
10 59 (1.98%) WebLogic
11 55 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 51 (1.71%) Tomcat
13 38 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
14 35 (1.17%) nginx
15 34 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
16 28 (0.94%) Confluence
17 21 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
17 21 (0.70%) CMS
18 16 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
19 13 (0.44%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 221 (7.40%) MS Excel
2 156 (5.22%) MS Office
3 51 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.50%) MS Project
5 14 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.033%) SPSS
8 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 17 (0.57%) RMDS
2 8 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.17%) assyst
4 5 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.067%) Agresso
7 1 (0.033%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.033%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.033%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.033%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 59 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (1.31%) Office 365
3 33 (1.10%) SaaS
4 29 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
5 28 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
6 26 (0.87%) PaaS
7 25 (0.84%) Amazon S3
7 25 (0.84%) Route 53
8 24 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
9 17 (0.57%) IaaS
10 10 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.13%) Joyent
11 4 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
12 2 (0.067%) Rackspace Cloud
12 2 (0.067%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.067%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.033%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 696 (23.30%) WAN
2 652 (21.83%) LAN
3 640 (21.43%) VPN
4 543 (18.18%) DNS
5 527 (17.64%) Network Security
6 465 (15.57%) TCP/IP
7 411 (13.76%) Cisco ASA
8 338 (11.32%) SAN
9 303 (10.14%) BGP
10 299 (10.01%) OSPF
11 282 (9.44%) DHCP
12 273 (9.14%) MPLS
13 271 (9.07%) Wireless
14 226 (7.57%) VoIP
15 206 (6.90%) Internet
15 206 (6.90%) VLAN
16 190 (6.36%) Cisco Nexus
17 156 (5.22%) IPsec
18 152 (5.09%) SSL
19 144 (4.82%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 74 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 62 (2.08%) Oracle Database
4 60 (2.01%) MySQL
5 40 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 33 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 25 (0.84%) DB2
8 25 (0.84%) Relational Database
9 20 (0.67%) NoSQL
10 18 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (0.40%) Big Data
12 10 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
14 7 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (0.20%) Ingres
15 6 (0.20%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.20%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 58 (1.94%) Jenkins
2 41 (1.37%) JIRA
3 40 (1.34%) Hudson
4 38 (1.27%) Git (software)
5 23 (0.77%) Maven
5 23 (0.77%) JUnit
6 17 (0.57%) Subversion
7 16 (0.54%) Selenium
8 15 (0.50%) TeamCity
9 11 (0.37%) MSI
10 9 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 8 (0.27%) InstallShield
11 8 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (0.23%) FitNesse
12 7 (0.23%) Cucumber
12 7 (0.23%) Redmine
12 7 (0.23%) Bugzilla
12 7 (0.23%) Trac
13 6 (0.20%) Introscope
14 4 (0.13%) Metasploit
General
1 459 (15.37%) Finance
2 234 (7.83%) Telecoms
3 205 (6.86%) Banking
4 64 (2.14%) Financial Institution
5 57 (1.91%) Investment Banking
6 41 (1.37%) Retail
6 41 (1.37%) Advertising
7 35 (1.17%) Marketing
8 24 (0.80%) Front Office
9 23 (0.77%) French Language
10 22 (0.74%) Legal
11 21 (0.70%) Back Office
12 19 (0.64%) Publishing
13 17 (0.57%) Manufacturing
13 17 (0.57%) Military
13 17 (0.57%) Spanish Language
13 17 (0.57%) Mandarin Language
14 15 (0.50%) Dutch Language
14 15 (0.50%) Local Government
15 14 (0.47%) Law
Job Titles
1 601 (20.12%) Network Engineer
2 321 (10.75%) Analyst
3 282 (9.44%) Architect
4 259 (8.67%) Security Engineer
5 231 (7.73%) Support Engineer
6 222 (7.43%) Consultant
7 157 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 149 (4.99%) Network Security Engineer
9 134 (4.49%) Administrator
10 102 (3.41%) Security Consultant
11 101 (3.38%) Security Analyst
12 95 (3.18%) Cisco Engineer
13 92 (3.08%) Network Support
13 92 (3.08%) Firewall Engineer
14 88 (2.95%) Project Manager
15 85 (2.85%) Design Engineer
16 80 (2.68%) Security Architect
17 77 (2.58%) Systems Engineer
18 72 (2.41%) Network Consultant
18 72 (2.41%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (3.68%) Web Services
2 82 (2.75%) .NET
3 81 (2.71%) XML
4 70 (2.34%) Middleware
5 45 (1.51%) LAMP
6 37 (1.24%) JSON
7 36 (1.21%) CSS
8 31 (1.04%) HTML
9 26 (0.87%) Rendezvous
10 24 (0.80%) WebSphere MQ
11 19 (0.64%) Application Packaging
12 18 (0.60%) XMPP
13 17 (0.57%) REST
14 14 (0.47%) SOAP
15 13 (0.44%) WebSockets
16 12 (0.40%) J2EE
17 11 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
18 9 (0.30%) .NET Framework
18 9 (0.30%) ASP.NET
18 9 (0.30%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 101 (3.38%) Management Information System
2 96 (3.21%) Blackberry
3 92 (3.08%) Clustering
4 77 (2.58%) Thin Client
4 77 (2.58%) Fat Client
5 76 (2.54%) PKI
6 72 (2.41%) Replication
7 70 (2.34%) Open Source
8 43 (1.44%) Cryptography
9 39 (1.31%) Computer Science
10 36 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 33 (1.10%) Client/Server
12 27 (0.90%) Fixed Income
13 26 (0.87%) CESG
14 24 (0.80%) Mainframe
15 23 (0.77%) iPad
16 22 (0.74%) Firmware
17 20 (0.67%) NHS
17 20 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
18 19 (0.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1178 (39.44%) Windows
2 609 (20.39%) Linux
3 397 (13.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 360 (12.05%) UNIX
5 292 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 184 (6.16%) Windows 7
7 179 (5.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 135 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 100 (3.35%) Solaris
10 94 (3.15%) Windows XP
11 56 (1.87%) Windows 8
12 54 (1.81%) AIX
13 51 (1.71%) CentOS
14 43 (1.44%) Ubuntu
15 32 (1.07%) Debian
16 29 (0.97%) Apple iOS
17 21 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
18 20 (0.67%) Mac OS X
19 19 (0.64%) VMS
20 18 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (15.57%) ITIL
2 214 (7.16%) Load Balancing
3 209 (7.00%) Migration
4 173 (5.79%) Project Management
5 170 (5.69%) Network Design
6 162 (5.42%) Information Security
7 151 (5.06%) Change Management
8 134 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
9 124 (4.15%) Network Management
10 117 (3.92%) Service Management
11 107 (3.58%) Configuration Management
12 104 (3.48%) DevOps
13 103 (3.45%) SIEM
14 98 (3.28%) Change Control
15 94 (3.15%) Service Delivery
15 94 (3.15%) PRINCE2
16 92 (3.08%) Incident Management
17 91 (3.05%) Security Architecture
18 85 (2.85%) E-Commerce
19 84 (2.81%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 348 (11.65%) SQL
2 155 (5.19%) Java
3 143 (4.79%) Perl
4 119 (3.98%) PowerShell
5 77 (2.58%) C
6 64 (2.14%) Python
7 62 (2.08%) Bash Shell
8 59 (1.98%) Ruby
9 51 (1.71%) Shell Script
10 50 (1.67%) PHP
11 38 (1.27%) JavaScript
12 32 (1.07%) VB
13 31 (1.04%) VBScript
14 20 (0.67%) Korn
15 16 (0.54%) PL/SQL
16 15 (0.50%) C++
17 13 (0.44%) VB.NET
18 11 (0.37%) T-SQL
18 11 (0.37%) C#
18 11 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 767 (25.68%) Cisco Certification
2 511 (17.11%) CCNP
3 328 (10.98%) CCNA
4 308 (10.31%) Security Cleared
5 216 (7.23%) SC Cleared
6 186 (6.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 180 (6.03%) CISSP
8 166 (5.56%) CCIE
9 153 (5.12%) MCSE
10 138 (4.62%) Degree
11 96 (3.21%) CCSE
12 69 (2.31%) MCP
13 63 (2.11%) DV Cleared
14 62 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 57 (1.91%) CCSP
16 55 (1.84%) CCSA
17 54 (1.81%) CCDP
18 53 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
19 51 (1.71%) CISM
20 50 (1.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (3.21%) PCI DSS
2 87 (2.91%) SLA
3 65 (2.18%) QA
4 64 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 31 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 20 (0.67%) ISO 9001
7 15 (0.50%) COBIT
8 11 (0.37%) GPG13
9 6 (0.20%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.10%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.10%) BS7799
11 2 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.033%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.033%) GCP
12 1 (0.033%) GMP
12 1 (0.033%) GxP
12 1 (0.033%) TickIT
System Software
1 601 (20.12%) Active Directory
2 412 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 175 (5.86%) Hyper-V
4 130 (4.35%) vSphere
5 98 (3.28%) XenApp
6 73 (2.44%) VMware ESX
7 72 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
8 51 (1.71%) ProxySG
8 51 (1.71%) XenServer
9 46 (1.54%) ISA Server
10 45 (1.51%) Xen
11 39 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
12 37 (1.24%) NFS
13 32 (1.07%) XenDesktop
14 31 (1.04%) Terminal Services
15 30 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
16 29 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
17 23 (0.77%) UAG
18 22 (0.74%) Samba
18 22 (0.74%) KVM
Systems Management
1 114 (3.82%) SCCM
2 99 (3.31%) Puppet
3 62 (2.08%) Backup Exec
4 56 (1.87%) Cisco CUCM
5 45 (1.51%) FortiGate
6 43 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
7 41 (1.37%) SCOM
7 41 (1.37%) Tivoli
8 37 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
8 37 (1.24%) WSUS
9 34 (1.14%) NetBackup
10 31 (1.04%) Cisco UCCX
11 27 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 26 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
13 23 (0.77%) Vagrant
14 22 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
15 21 (0.70%) ZABBIX
16 19 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 18 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
18 17 (0.57%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1505 (50.39%) Cisco
2 767 (25.68%) CheckPoint
3 664 (22.23%) Microsoft
4 639 (21.39%) VMware
5 547 (18.31%) Juniper
6 405 (13.56%) Citrix
7 389 (13.02%) F5
8 318 (10.65%) HP
9 230 (7.70%) Blue Coat
10 212 (7.10%) Oracle
11 191 (6.39%) Red Hat
12 180 (6.03%) McAfee
13 140 (4.69%) IBM
14 117 (3.92%) Symantec
15 94 (3.15%) SolarWinds
16 87 (2.91%) EMC
17 86 (2.88%) Nokia
18 85 (2.85%) NetApp
19 77 (2.58%) Avaya
20 73 (2.44%) Fortinet
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £300 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £13.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Alexander Mann Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
TEKsystems
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £16 - £19 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Capita IT Professional Services
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 4 days ago