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 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 57 70 90
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +20
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1766 1359 984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.17% 2.49% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.62% 18.86% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1054 747 508
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £217 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 69 83
Average hourly rate £29.38 £20.00 £23.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.87% -13.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £13.70 £15.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.75 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+61.84% -9.52%

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
8170 7207 7312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.21% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4450 3815 3647
Average daily rate £350 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 396 578
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+49.55% -10.84%

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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 +15 1630 £375 - 597
London +16 637 £400 - 197
South East +5 381 £398 +16.05% 157
City of London +15 144 £425 +6.25% 56
North West +5 121 £325 +1.96% 41
West Midlands +35 118 £378 +7.92% 39
East of England +26 115 £348 +15.83% 40
Berkshire -8 115 £398 +22.30% 53
Yorkshire +28 112 £300 -22.58% 46
Hampshire +8 90 £400 +2.23% 22
South West +7 86 £350 -6.66% 52
Surrey +14 83 £395 +19.69% 31
Scotland +12 80 £375 +25.00% 13
Manchester +27 72 £300 -25.00% 23
East Midlands +40 59 £400 +60.00% 21
West Yorkshire +18 54 £375 +15.38% 27
Birmingham +23 53 £340 -2.85% 19
Leeds +16 45 £375 +17.64% 22
Hertfordshire +27 43 £473 +57.50% 19
South Yorkshire +15 36 £275 +4.36% 7
Buckinghamshire -9 34 £400 +60.00% 17
Bristol +16 33 £375 +13.63% 11
Reading -17 32 £300 -4.00% 27
Edinburgh +12 31 £375 +15.38% 8
Nottinghamshire +19 26 £324 - 3
Milton Keynes +9 26 £400 +52.38% 5
Essex +5 26 £275 -29.03% 5
Oxfordshire +5 26 £375 +50.00% 14
Shropshire +1 25 £438 +4.16% 3
Wiltshire +17 23 £330 -16.45% 18

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 1945 (55.68%) Cisco
2 1202 (34.41%) Windows
3 1037 (29.69%) Cisco Certification
4 954 (27.31%) CheckPoint
5 929 (26.60%) WAN
6 899 (25.74%) LAN
7 811 (23.22%) VPN
8 803 (22.99%) VMware
9 741 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
10 684 (19.58%) Linux
11 681 (19.50%) Juniper
12 659 (18.87%) CCNP
13 653 (18.69%) F5
14 636 (18.21%) DNS
15 635 (18.18%) Active Directory
16 633 (18.12%) Network Security
17 623 (17.84%) Microsoft
18 546 (15.63%) ITIL
19 505 (14.46%) TCP/IP
20 502 (14.37%) CCNA
21 472 (13.51%) Finance
22 470 (13.46%) BGP
23 467 (13.37%) OSPF
24 463 (13.26%) VMware Infrastructure
25 460 (13.17%) Security Cleared
26 434 (12.42%) Load Balancing
27 421 (12.05%) Windows Server 2008
28 417 (11.94%) Citrix
29 408 (11.68%) MPLS
30 382 (10.94%) Wireless

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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
1 312 (8.93%) MS Exchange
2 223 (6.38%) IIS
3 154 (4.41%) Apache
4 144 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 139 (3.98%) SharePoint
6 94 (2.69%) Tomcat
7 83 (2.38%) Lync
8 71 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 67 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
10 59 (1.69%) WebSphere
11 46 (1.32%) nginx
12 44 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 41 (1.17%) JBoss
14 37 (1.06%) WebLogic
15 32 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
16 27 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
16 27 (0.77%) Confluence
16 27 (0.77%) OpenStack
17 22 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
18 20 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 184 (5.27%) MS Excel
2 138 (3.95%) MS Office
3 70 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.66%) MS Project
4 23 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.029%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.029%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.029%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 27 (0.77%) RMDS
2 10 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.20%) ION MarketView
4 6 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.11%) Tridion
7 3 (0.086%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.029%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.029%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.029%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.029%) Endur
8 1 (0.029%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.029%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.029%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 111 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (1.63%) Office 365
3 48 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (1.26%) PaaS
5 29 (0.83%) SaaS
5 29 (0.83%) IaaS
6 24 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 20 (0.57%) Amazon S3
9 15 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (0.40%) Heroku
10 14 (0.40%) Engine Yard
11 13 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
11 13 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 12 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
13 11 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (0.29%) CloudFront
15 7 (0.20%) Google Drive
16 5 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 5 (0.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 929 (26.60%) WAN
2 899 (25.74%) LAN
3 811 (23.22%) VPN
4 741 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
5 636 (18.21%) DNS
6 633 (18.12%) Network Security
7 505 (14.46%) TCP/IP
8 470 (13.46%) BGP
9 467 (13.37%) OSPF
10 408 (11.68%) MPLS
11 382 (10.94%) Wireless
12 357 (10.22%) SAN
13 335 (9.59%) DHCP
14 318 (9.10%) VLAN
15 315 (9.02%) Cisco Nexus
16 288 (8.25%) SSL
17 269 (7.70%) VoIP
18 265 (7.59%) Internet
19 205 (5.87%) Cisco IOS
20 193 (5.53%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 315 (9.02%) SQL Server
2 110 (3.15%) MySQL
3 76 (2.18%) Oracle Database
4 62 (1.77%) NoSQL
5 55 (1.57%) MongoDB
6 49 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
7 47 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 38 (1.09%) Relational Database
9 29 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
10 28 (0.80%) DB2
11 26 (0.74%) RDBMS
12 24 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 22 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
14 20 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
15 19 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
16 17 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
17 14 (0.40%) Big Data
18 13 (0.37%) Hadoop
19 12 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
19 12 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 132 (3.78%) Jenkins
2 81 (2.32%) Subversion
3 78 (2.23%) Git (software)
4 58 (1.66%) JIRA
5 53 (1.52%) TeamCity
6 46 (1.32%) Maven
7 39 (1.12%) Hudson
8 37 (1.06%) MSI
9 26 (0.74%) Mercurial
10 25 (0.72%) Ant
11 24 (0.69%) Gradle
12 22 (0.63%) JUnit
13 20 (0.57%) MSBuild
14 14 (0.40%) Gerrit
14 14 (0.40%) Eclipse
15 13 (0.37%) Introscope
15 13 (0.37%) Artifactory
15 13 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
16 12 (0.34%) SonarQube
16 12 (0.34%) JMeter
General
1 472 (13.51%) Finance
2 250 (7.16%) Telecoms
3 194 (5.55%) Banking
4 82 (2.35%) Investment Banking
5 51 (1.46%) Games
6 41 (1.17%) Retail
7 31 (0.89%) Back Office
8 27 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 27 (0.77%) Marketing
9 24 (0.69%) Multimedia
10 22 (0.63%) Legal
10 22 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 17 (0.49%) Law
11 17 (0.49%) Local Government
12 15 (0.43%) Electronics
13 13 (0.37%) Front Office
13 13 (0.37%) Military
14 12 (0.34%) Advertising
15 7 (0.20%) Billing
15 7 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 908 (25.99%) Network Engineer
2 413 (11.82%) Analyst
3 378 (10.82%) Architect
4 258 (7.39%) Consultant
5 250 (7.16%) Security Engineer
6 186 (5.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 180 (5.15%) Support Engineer
8 151 (4.32%) Network Security Engineer
9 139 (3.98%) Security Analyst
10 124 (3.55%) Network Support
11 118 (3.38%) Project Manager
12 113 (3.24%) Network Analyst
13 107 (3.06%) Network Consultant
14 103 (2.95%) Administrator
15 99 (2.83%) Network Architect
16 93 (2.66%) Senior Network Engineer
17 92 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support
18 90 (2.58%) Cisco Engineer
19 85 (2.43%) Infrastructure Architect
20 84 (2.40%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (3.58%) Web Services
2 108 (3.09%) .NET
3 75 (2.15%) Middleware
4 69 (1.98%) XML
5 53 (1.52%) Rendezvous
6 46 (1.32%) J2EE
7 45 (1.29%) HTML
8 34 (0.97%) CSS
8 34 (0.97%) JSON
9 28 (0.80%) LAMP
10 26 (0.74%) FIX Protocol
11 21 (0.60%) Django
11 21 (0.60%) REST
12 19 (0.54%) Regular Expression
12 19 (0.54%) MCollective
12 19 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
13 18 (0.52%) Ajax
14 17 (0.49%) jQuery
15 16 (0.46%) Application Packaging
15 16 (0.46%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 172 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 151 (4.32%) Clustering
3 132 (3.78%) PKI
4 117 (3.35%) Management Information System
5 63 (1.80%) Blackberry
6 60 (1.72%) Replication
7 59 (1.69%) Thin Client
7 59 (1.69%) Fat Client
8 57 (1.63%) Open Source
9 54 (1.55%) Computer Science
10 45 (1.29%) NHS
11 35 (1.00%) Fixed Income
12 29 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
13 27 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
14 26 (0.74%) Cryptography
15 24 (0.69%) Device Driver
16 23 (0.66%) Client/Server
17 22 (0.63%) SecurID
17 22 (0.63%) iPhone
18 21 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1202 (34.41%) Windows
2 684 (19.58%) Linux
3 421 (12.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 362 (10.36%) UNIX
5 279 (7.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 256 (7.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 177 (5.07%) Windows 7
8 144 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 136 (3.89%) Solaris
10 106 (3.03%) CentOS
11 72 (2.06%) Ubuntu
12 56 (1.60%) Windows XP
13 55 (1.57%) Windows 8
14 40 (1.15%) AIX
15 34 (0.97%) Android
16 31 (0.89%) Windows Vista
17 29 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
18 27 (0.77%) SUSE
19 26 (0.74%) Windows 2000
20 22 (0.63%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 546 (15.63%) ITIL
2 434 (12.42%) Load Balancing
3 270 (7.73%) Migration
4 211 (6.04%) Project Management
5 210 (6.01%) Information Security
6 185 (5.30%) Kalman Filter
7 173 (4.95%) Network Management
7 173 (4.95%) Service Management
8 166 (4.75%) Service Delivery
9 165 (4.72%) Network Design
10 144 (4.12%) Incident Management
11 140 (4.01%) Change Management
12 136 (3.89%) DevOps
13 130 (3.72%) SIEM
14 128 (3.66%) Network Monitoring
15 127 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
15 127 (3.64%) Configuration Management
16 121 (3.46%) PRINCE2
17 116 (3.32%) Agile Software Development
18 115 (3.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 352 (10.08%) SQL
2 186 (5.32%) Java
3 172 (4.92%) Python
4 158 (4.52%) Perl
5 132 (3.78%) PowerShell
6 110 (3.15%) Bash Shell
7 94 (2.69%) Shell Script
8 89 (2.55%) Ruby
9 71 (2.03%) C
10 65 (1.86%) PHP
11 51 (1.46%) JavaScript
12 41 (1.17%) C++
13 32 (0.92%) VBScript
14 31 (0.89%) VB
15 28 (0.80%) Korn
16 25 (0.72%) C#
17 15 (0.43%) VB.NET
18 13 (0.37%) PL/SQL
19 6 (0.17%) Lisp
20 5 (0.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1037 (29.69%) Cisco Certification
2 659 (18.87%) CCNP
3 502 (14.37%) CCNA
4 460 (13.17%) Security Cleared
5 319 (9.13%) SC Cleared
6 242 (6.93%) CISSP
7 179 (5.12%) CCIE
8 165 (4.72%) Degree
9 144 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 115 (3.29%) CCSE
11 108 (3.09%) MCSE
12 106 (3.03%) DV Cleared
13 73 (2.09%) CCSA
14 71 (2.03%) CISM
15 52 (1.49%) CCDP
16 51 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 46 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
18 40 (1.15%) MCITP
19 36 (1.03%) MCP
20 34 (0.97%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (3.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 123 (3.52%) SLA
3 88 (2.52%) PCI DSS
4 86 (2.46%) QA
5 21 (0.60%) JSP 440
6 15 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.23%) COBIT
7 8 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 6 (0.17%) GPG13
9 3 (0.086%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.057%) BS7799
10 2 (0.057%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.029%) BS25999
11 1 (0.029%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.029%) TickIT
System Software
1 635 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 463 (13.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 201 (5.75%) Hyper-V
4 180 (5.15%) vSphere
5 85 (2.43%) XenApp
6 70 (2.00%) VMware ESX
7 65 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
8 61 (1.75%) XenServer
9 49 (1.40%) ProxySG
10 47 (1.35%) Terminal Services
11 42 (1.20%) XenDesktop
12 35 (1.00%) Xen
13 32 (0.92%) Firmware
14 30 (0.86%) vCloud
15 29 (0.83%) Samba
16 28 (0.80%) Postfix
17 25 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
17 25 (0.72%) iptables
18 24 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
19 22 (0.63%) Snort
Systems Management
1 158 (4.52%) Puppet
2 117 (3.35%) SCCM
3 96 (2.75%) FortiGate
4 84 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
5 45 (1.29%) Nagios
5 45 (1.29%) Ansible
6 44 (1.26%) Salt
7 37 (1.06%) SCOM
8 36 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
9 35 (1.00%) Backup Exec
10 33 (0.94%) ZABBIX
11 32 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 31 (0.89%) CA Spectrum
13 30 (0.86%) ITRS Geneos
13 30 (0.86%) WSUS
14 27 (0.77%) NetBackup
14 27 (0.77%) CiscoWorks
14 27 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
15 26 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
16 22 (0.63%) RANCID
Vendors
1 1945 (55.68%) Cisco
2 954 (27.31%) CheckPoint
3 803 (22.99%) VMware
4 681 (19.50%) Juniper
5 653 (18.69%) F5
6 623 (17.84%) Microsoft
7 417 (11.94%) Citrix
8 354 (10.13%) HP
9 328 (9.39%) Blue Coat
10 296 (8.47%) Oracle
11 228 (6.53%) SolarWinds
12 223 (6.38%) Red Hat
13 202 (5.78%) McAfee
14 132 (3.78%) Fortinet
15 129 (3.69%) IBM
16 111 (3.18%) NetApp
17 93 (2.66%) Infoblox
18 84 (2.40%) EMC
19 81 (2.32%) Nokia
20 78 (2.23%) Riverbed
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