The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 for the West Sussex region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 26 31 43
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 13 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 3.45% 2.79% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.57% 25.00% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 5
Average daily rate £410 £323 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.13% -7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £285 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.95% -30.00%
Communications & Networking Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
74 52 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 19.63% 11.16% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 28 29
Average daily rate £350 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £232 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Average hourly rate £15.63 £32.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.92% +64.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
Firewall
South East

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Crawley +9 8 £488 +50.00% 3
Worthing - 1 £400 -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Haywards Heath - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 10 (55.56%) Cisco
2 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (44.44%) VLAN
4 7 (38.89%) Load Balancing
4 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (38.89%) Windows
5 6 (33.33%) OSPF
5 6 (33.33%) BGP
5 6 (33.33%) DMZ
5 6 (33.33%) CCNP
6 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
6 5 (27.78%) LAN
6 5 (27.78%) Network Design
6 5 (27.78%) VMware
6 5 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
7 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
7 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 4 (22.22%) ITIL
7 4 (22.22%) CCIE
8 3 (16.67%) VPN
8 3 (16.67%) Linux
8 3 (16.67%) WLAN
8 3 (16.67%) MPLS
8 3 (16.67%) Wireless
8 3 (16.67%) Project Management
8 3 (16.67%) Lync
9 2 (11.11%) Windows 7

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) Lync
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) VLAN
2 6 (33.33%) OSPF
2 6 (33.33%) BGP
2 6 (33.33%) DMZ
3 5 (27.78%) LAN
3 5 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (16.67%) VPN
5 3 (16.67%) WLAN
5 3 (16.67%) MPLS
5 3 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (11.11%) WAN
6 2 (11.11%) VoIP
6 2 (11.11%) SAN
7 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
7 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Architect
1 7 (38.89%) Network Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Lead Technical Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall Support
3 1 (5.56%) Service Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Deployment Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Lead Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Load Balancing
2 5 (27.78%) Network Design
3 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) Logistics
6 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
6 1 (5.56%) Validation
6 1 (5.56%) Service Management
6 1 (5.56%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.56%) Time Management
6 1 (5.56%) Release Management
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Stress Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
1 1 (5.56%) Perl
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (33.33%) CCNP
3 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) CCIE
4 2 (11.11%) CCNA
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) ISA Server
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco
2 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) VMware
4 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 2 (11.11%) SAP
5 2 (11.11%) Citrix
5 2 (11.11%) Avaya
5 2 (11.11%) Juniper
6 1 (5.56%) HP