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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 55 66 81
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1792 1498 1118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.20% 2.78% 2.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.40% 20.50% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1068 828 606
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £524 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £334
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 80 74
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £38.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -15.55%

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
8000 7309 7055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.29% 13.58% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4493 3952 3587
Average daily rate £355 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 387 527
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +10 1678 £375 - 554
London +11 683 £425 +6.25% 195
South East -1 365 £388 +12.31% 151
City of London +12 187 £425 +7.59% 57
East of England +10 125 £315 - 37
North West +5 124 £325 +8.33% 44
Yorkshire +33 114 £338 -12.90% 39
West Midlands +44 112 £340 +4.61% 30
Berkshire -3 111 £338 -9.39% 35
Hampshire +4 87 £388 +13.13% 24
Manchester +23 85 £300 - 15
South West -14 84 £350 -6.66% 39
West Yorkshire +21 69 £350 +22.80% 29
Scotland -3 67 £363 -13.43% 11
Surrey -1 59 £400 +24.03% 38
Birmingham +20 57 £325 +1.56% 13
Leeds +19 56 £350 +22.80% 26
Hertfordshire +12 53 £348 +10.31% 20
East Midlands +9 52 £338 +15.38% 13
Buckinghamshire +20 48 £450 +50.00% 18
Edinburgh +19 35 £375 -23.46% 3
Milton Keynes +14 31 £450 +56.52% 6
Wiltshire +1 30 £350 -22.22% 14
Cambridgeshire -3 25 £275 -8.33% 8
Reading -16 23 £395 +6.75% 17
Welwyn Garden City +11 22 £360 - 1
Oxfordshire -9 22 £375 +7.14% 10
Slough +21 20 £296 +48.12% 2
Norfolk +12 20 £325 +154.90% 1
Bracknell +11 20 £300 -20.00%

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 1866 (53.51%) Cisco
2 1212 (34.76%) Windows
3 1000 (28.68%) WAN
4 997 (28.59%) Cisco Certification
5 975 (27.96%) LAN
6 940 (26.96%) CheckPoint
7 800 (22.94%) VPN
8 781 (22.40%) VMware
9 702 (20.13%) Linux
10 696 (19.96%) DNS
11 686 (19.67%) Cisco ASA
12 655 (18.78%) Juniper
13 647 (18.55%) Active Directory
14 626 (17.95%) CCNP
15 615 (17.64%) Network Security
16 603 (17.29%) Microsoft
17 572 (16.40%) F5
18 542 (15.54%) TCP/IP
19 536 (15.37%) Data Centre
20 514 (14.74%) ITIL
21 513 (14.71%) Finance
22 486 (13.94%) CCNA
23 450 (12.91%) Wireless
24 446 (12.79%) VMware Infrastructure
25 437 (12.53%) Citrix
26 432 (12.39%) BGP
27 412 (11.82%) OSPF
28 409 (11.73%) MPLS
29 406 (11.64%) Load Balancing
30 404 (11.59%) Security Cleared

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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
1 300 (8.60%) MS Exchange
2 249 (7.14%) IIS
3 165 (4.73%) Apache
4 150 (4.30%) SharePoint
5 130 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 99 (2.84%) Tomcat
7 78 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 72 (2.06%) Lync
9 68 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
10 64 (1.84%) JBoss
11 53 (1.52%) WebSphere
12 47 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 44 (1.26%) nginx
14 43 (1.23%) WebLogic
15 40 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
16 29 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
17 22 (0.63%) Confluence
18 21 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
19 20 (0.57%) OpenStack
20 18 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 187 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 129 (3.70%) MS Office
3 77 (2.21%) MS Visio
4 35 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 32 (0.92%) MS Project
6 1 (0.029%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.029%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.029%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 24 (0.69%) RMDS
2 14 (0.40%) ION MarketView
3 7 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.11%) Tridion
7 3 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.086%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.057%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.029%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.029%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.029%) CSG Singleview
9 1 (0.029%) Endur
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.029%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 124 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (1.78%) Office 365
3 39 (1.12%) SaaS
4 37 (1.06%) PaaS
5 30 (0.86%) IaaS
6 24 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
9 18 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
11 13 (0.37%) Amazon S3
11 13 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (0.26%) CloudFront
13 6 (0.17%) Route 53
14 5 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 4 (0.11%) Heroku
15 4 (0.11%) Engine Yard
16 3 (0.086%) Amazon SQS
16 3 (0.086%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1000 (28.68%) WAN
2 975 (27.96%) LAN
3 800 (22.94%) VPN
4 696 (19.96%) DNS
5 686 (19.67%) Cisco ASA
6 615 (17.64%) Network Security
7 542 (15.54%) TCP/IP
8 450 (12.91%) Wireless
9 432 (12.39%) BGP
10 412 (11.82%) OSPF
11 409 (11.73%) MPLS
12 385 (11.04%) SAN
13 376 (10.78%) DHCP
14 331 (9.49%) VLAN
15 315 (9.03%) SSL
16 304 (8.72%) Cisco Nexus
17 282 (8.09%) Internet
18 274 (7.86%) VoIP
19 203 (5.82%) IPsec
20 201 (5.76%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 119 (3.41%) MySQL
3 100 (2.87%) Oracle Database
4 50 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
5 46 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 40 (1.15%) MongoDB
7 39 (1.12%) NoSQL
8 35 (1.00%) Relational Database
9 31 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 31 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
10 28 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
11 24 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
12 21 (0.60%) RDBMS
13 18 (0.52%) DB2
14 16 (0.46%) Big Data
15 13 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
15 13 (0.37%) Redis
16 12 (0.34%) Hadoop
17 11 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
17 11 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 129 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 74 (2.12%) Git (software)
3 69 (1.98%) Subversion
4 64 (1.84%) JIRA
5 51 (1.46%) Maven
6 44 (1.26%) TeamCity
7 36 (1.03%) Hudson
8 33 (0.95%) Mercurial
9 27 (0.77%) Ant
9 27 (0.77%) Gradle
10 22 (0.63%) MSBuild
10 22 (0.63%) Gerrit
11 20 (0.57%) JUnit
12 17 (0.49%) Artifactory
12 17 (0.49%) SonarQube
13 16 (0.46%) Eclipse
13 16 (0.46%) MSI
14 15 (0.43%) Visual Studio
15 13 (0.37%) Toad
15 13 (0.37%) Introscope
General
1 513 (14.71%) Finance
2 192 (5.51%) Telecoms
3 184 (5.28%) Banking
4 72 (2.06%) Investment Banking
5 58 (1.66%) Retail
6 38 (1.09%) Games
7 30 (0.86%) Legal
8 28 (0.80%) Back Office
9 27 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 27 (0.77%) Multimedia
10 22 (0.63%) Marketing
11 19 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 18 (0.52%) Local Government
13 17 (0.49%) Advertising
14 15 (0.43%) Military
15 14 (0.40%) Front Office
16 13 (0.37%) Electronics
17 11 (0.32%) Law
18 8 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
19 7 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 888 (25.47%) Network Engineer
2 425 (12.19%) Analyst
3 401 (11.50%) Architect
4 279 (8.00%) Consultant
5 233 (6.68%) Security Engineer
6 203 (5.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 160 (4.59%) Support Engineer
8 146 (4.19%) Administrator
9 141 (4.04%) Security Analyst
10 131 (3.76%) Network Security Engineer
11 121 (3.47%) Project Manager
11 121 (3.47%) Infrastructure Architect
12 120 (3.44%) Network Architect
13 112 (3.21%) Senior Network Engineer
14 111 (3.18%) Network Consultant
15 108 (3.10%) Network Support
16 104 (2.98%) Security Consultant
17 99 (2.84%) Network Analyst
18 97 (2.78%) Cisco Engineer
19 92 (2.64%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (3.50%) .NET
2 120 (3.44%) Web Services
3 75 (2.15%) Middleware
4 59 (1.69%) XML
5 55 (1.58%) Rendezvous
6 52 (1.49%) J2EE
7 44 (1.26%) CSS
8 36 (1.03%) HTML
9 35 (1.00%) LAMP
9 35 (1.00%) FIX Protocol
10 21 (0.60%) Django
11 17 (0.49%) Application Packaging
11 17 (0.49%) Java EE
11 17 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
12 16 (0.46%) SAML
12 16 (0.46%) Regular Expression
13 15 (0.43%) XMPP
14 14 (0.40%) JSON
14 14 (0.40%) MCollective
15 13 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 536 (15.37%) Data Centre
2 151 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
2 151 (4.33%) PKI
3 127 (3.64%) Clustering
4 126 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 82 (2.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 76 (2.18%) Blackberry
7 68 (1.95%) Replication
8 55 (1.58%) Fixed Income
9 43 (1.23%) Thin Client
9 43 (1.23%) Fat Client
10 39 (1.12%) NHS
11 35 (1.00%) Computer Science
12 34 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
13 33 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
14 32 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
15 31 (0.89%) iPhone
16 29 (0.83%) Client/Server
17 24 (0.69%) iPad
18 23 (0.66%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 1212 (34.76%) Windows
2 702 (20.13%) Linux
3 401 (11.50%) UNIX
4 399 (11.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 284 (8.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 250 (7.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 196 (5.62%) Windows 7
8 151 (4.33%) Solaris
9 146 (4.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 87 (2.49%) CentOS
11 69 (1.98%) Ubuntu
12 57 (1.63%) Windows 8
13 52 (1.49%) AIX
14 51 (1.46%) Windows XP
15 43 (1.23%) Android
16 32 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
17 26 (0.75%) Windows 2000
18 22 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
19 21 (0.60%) Debian
20 19 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 514 (14.74%) ITIL
2 406 (11.64%) Load Balancing
3 270 (7.74%) Migration
4 246 (7.05%) Information Security
5 231 (6.62%) Project Management
6 167 (4.79%) Kalman Filter
7 164 (4.70%) Service Management
8 155 (4.45%) Network Design
9 149 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
10 145 (4.16%) Service Delivery
11 143 (4.10%) Network Management
12 138 (3.96%) Change Management
13 134 (3.84%) SIEM
14 125 (3.58%) Configuration Management
15 122 (3.50%) Continuous Integration
16 121 (3.47%) Incident Management
17 116 (3.33%) DevOps
18 115 (3.30%) Network Monitoring
19 110 (3.15%) PRINCE2
20 98 (2.81%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 353 (10.12%) SQL
2 188 (5.39%) Java
3 166 (4.76%) Python
4 151 (4.33%) Perl
5 122 (3.50%) PowerShell
6 103 (2.95%) Bash Shell
7 82 (2.35%) Shell Script
8 81 (2.32%) Ruby
9 80 (2.29%) PHP
10 53 (1.52%) C
11 51 (1.46%) JavaScript
12 38 (1.09%) C++
13 36 (1.03%) VB
14 30 (0.86%) VBScript
15 21 (0.60%) C#
16 16 (0.46%) Korn
17 8 (0.23%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.17%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.17%) VBA
19 5 (0.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 997 (28.59%) Cisco Certification
2 626 (17.95%) CCNP
3 486 (13.94%) CCNA
4 404 (11.59%) Security Cleared
5 296 (8.49%) SC Cleared
6 232 (6.65%) CISSP
7 158 (4.53%) CCIE
8 156 (4.47%) Degree
9 148 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 107 (3.07%) CCSE
11 101 (2.90%) MCSE
12 80 (2.29%) CCSA
13 70 (2.01%) CISM
14 67 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 64 (1.84%) DV Cleared
16 50 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
17 48 (1.38%) MCITP
18 46 (1.32%) CCDP
19 34 (0.98%) MCP
20 28 (0.80%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (4.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 110 (3.15%) SLA
3 89 (2.55%) PCI DSS
4 75 (2.15%) QA
5 19 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.43%) JSP 440
7 10 (0.29%) COBIT
7 10 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 7 (0.20%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.086%) BS7799
10 3 (0.086%) GPG13
11 1 (0.029%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.029%) BS25999
11 1 (0.029%) TickIT
11 1 (0.029%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 647 (18.55%) Active Directory
2 446 (12.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 203 (5.82%) vSphere
4 184 (5.28%) Hyper-V
5 122 (3.50%) XenApp
6 89 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
7 67 (1.92%) VMware ESX
8 59 (1.69%) XenServer
9 58 (1.66%) ProxySG
10 47 (1.35%) XenDesktop
11 38 (1.09%) Terminal Services
12 37 (1.06%) vCloud
13 28 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
13 28 (0.80%) Xen
14 27 (0.77%) Samba
15 26 (0.75%) Firmware
15 26 (0.75%) Docker
16 25 (0.72%) ISA Server
17 23 (0.66%) Snort
18 22 (0.63%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 142 (4.07%) Puppet
2 107 (3.07%) SCCM
3 79 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
4 73 (2.09%) FortiGate
5 57 (1.63%) Ansible
6 53 (1.52%) Nagios
7 51 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
8 45 (1.29%) WSUS
9 42 (1.20%) Salt
10 39 (1.12%) ZABBIX
11 36 (1.03%) CA Single Sign-On
12 34 (0.98%) BladeLogic
12 34 (0.98%) NetBackup
13 33 (0.95%) SCOM
14 32 (0.92%) Backup Exec
14 32 (0.92%) ITRS Geneos
15 29 (0.83%) Tivoli
16 25 (0.72%) CiscoWorks
16 25 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
17 24 (0.69%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 1866 (53.51%) Cisco
2 940 (26.96%) CheckPoint
3 781 (22.40%) VMware
4 655 (18.78%) Juniper
5 603 (17.29%) Microsoft
6 572 (16.40%) F5
7 437 (12.53%) Citrix
8 329 (9.44%) HP
9 326 (9.35%) Oracle
10 297 (8.52%) Blue Coat
11 241 (6.91%) SolarWinds
12 234 (6.71%) Red Hat
13 163 (4.67%) McAfee
14 132 (3.79%) IBM
15 118 (3.38%) NetApp
16 111 (3.18%) Symantec
17 105 (3.01%) Fortinet
18 98 (2.81%) CA
19 97 (2.78%) Nokia
20 88 (2.52%) Infoblox
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Posted: 56 minutes ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Synergize Consulting
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