The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 30 27 36
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 28 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 5.22% 4.31% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.11% 22.22% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 2
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£350 £290 £533
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -45.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £213 £467
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £415 £599
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+0.11% -2.27%
Firewall
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Sussex region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
93 72 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 17.35% 19.41% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 45 16
Average daily rate £338 £225 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -47.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £210 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 11
Average hourly rate £50.00 £14.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+244.82% -32.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the West Sussex region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the West Sussex region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Crawley -2 17 £350 +22.80%
Gatwick +3 2 £298 -
Horsham -5 2 £170 -16.04%
Worthing -9 1 £375 -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region 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 22 (70.97%) Cisco
2 20 (64.52%) VMware
3 19 (61.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (54.84%) DNS
5 16 (51.61%) ITIL
6 15 (48.39%) TCP/IP
6 15 (48.39%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (48.39%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (41.94%) CheckPoint
8 12 (38.71%) Windows
9 11 (35.48%) VPN
9 11 (35.48%) DHCP
9 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
10 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
10 10 (32.26%) FTP
10 10 (32.26%) SMTP
10 10 (32.26%) Linux
11 9 (29.03%) WAN
11 9 (29.03%) CCNA
11 9 (29.03%) CCENT
12 8 (25.81%) Cisco PIX
12 8 (25.81%) Wireshark
12 8 (25.81%) VLAN
12 8 (25.81%) CCNP
12 8 (25.81%) LAN
12 8 (25.81%) Aruba
13 7 (22.58%) tcpdump
13 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
13 7 (22.58%) Spanning Tree
13 7 (22.58%) Ethernet

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region 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 6 (19.35%) IIS
2 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.23%) MS Project Server
3 1 (3.23%) Lync
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.23%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (54.84%) DNS
2 15 (48.39%) TCP/IP
2 15 (48.39%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (35.48%) VPN
3 11 (35.48%) DHCP
4 10 (32.26%) SMTP
4 10 (32.26%) FTP
5 9 (29.03%) WAN
6 8 (25.81%) LAN
6 8 (25.81%) Cisco PIX
6 8 (25.81%) VLAN
6 8 (25.81%) Wireshark
7 7 (22.58%) tcpdump
7 7 (22.58%) IPsec
7 7 (22.58%) Ethernet
7 7 (22.58%) Spanning Tree
8 6 (19.35%) SNMP
9 5 (16.13%) VRRP
9 5 (16.13%) Wireless
9 5 (16.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.45%) MySQL
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.23%) Big Data
General
1 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Network Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Administrator
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Firewall Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) Firewall Support
5 3 (9.68%) Network Support
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Network Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.68%) Support Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) DBA
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Network Support Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Replication
1 3 (9.68%) Clustering
1 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Visualisation
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 10 (32.26%) Linux
3 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) Change Management
3 4 (12.90%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
3 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
3 4 (12.90%) Project Management
3 4 (12.90%) SDLC
4 3 (9.68%) Patch Management
4 3 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (9.68%) Network Design
4 3 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (6.45%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (3.23%) Database Security
6 1 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.23%) Malware Detection\Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
1 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.45%) PHP
3 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (29.03%) CCNA
2 9 (29.03%) CCENT
3 8 (25.81%) CCNP
4 6 (19.35%) CCSE
5 4 (12.90%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (12.90%) Degree
6 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
6 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
6 3 (9.68%) CCSA
6 3 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (9.68%) JNCIA
6 3 (9.68%) CCIE
6 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (9.68%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (61.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
3 4 (12.90%) XenApp
4 3 (9.68%) VMware ESX
4 3 (9.68%) VirtualBox
5 2 (6.45%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.23%) vCloud
6 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Cacti
2 2 (6.45%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.45%) SCOM
3 1 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 22 (70.97%) Cisco
2 20 (64.52%) VMware
3 13 (41.94%) CheckPoint
4 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
5 8 (25.81%) Aruba
6 7 (22.58%) Juniper
7 6 (19.35%) HP
8 4 (12.90%) NetApp
8 4 (12.90%) Citrix
8 4 (12.90%) SolarWinds
9 3 (9.68%) Qualys
10 2 (6.45%) Riverbed
10 2 (6.45%) F5
10 2 (6.45%) 3Com
10 2 (6.45%) Symantec
11 1 (3.23%) Remedy
11 1 (3.23%) McAfee
11 1 (3.23%) Intel
11 1 (3.23%) Blue Coat
11 1 (3.23%) Tripwire