The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
South East / Kent
Rank 41 35 16
Rank change year-on-year -6 -19  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 7 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.43% 4.34% 9.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.88% 37.04% 60.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 17
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £171 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £619 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.38 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.63 £24.13
% change year-on-year -3.03% -14.50%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 32 54 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 11.11% 11.71% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 44 28
Median daily rate £319 £201 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +59.22% -42.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £195 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £464 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £27.38 £40.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.55% +280.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Kent

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Kent

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Kent over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Kent

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Kent

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Kent region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - 1 £145 -
Firewall
South East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) DNS
3 4 (33.33%) LAN
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 3 (25.00%) Wireless
4 3 (25.00%) WLAN
4 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 3 (25.00%) DHCP
4 3 (25.00%) VPN
4 3 (25.00%) CCNA
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (25.00%) High Availability
5 2 (16.67%) Health Informatics
5 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) Informatics
5 2 (16.67%) Network Architecture
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) VoIP
5 2 (16.67%) Juniper
5 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 1 (8.33%) Logistics
6 1 (8.33%) Local Government
6 1 (8.33%) VLAN
6 1 (8.33%) Marketing
6 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (8.33%) Management Information System

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Mimecast
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) LAN
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (25.00%) DHCP
3 3 (25.00%) VPN
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (25.00%) Wireless
3 3 (25.00%) WLAN
4 2 (16.67%) VoIP
5 1 (8.33%) BGP
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
5 1 (8.33%) IPsec
5 1 (8.33%) IPv4
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) Skype
5 1 (8.33%) VLAN
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Local Government
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) IT Manager
1 4 (33.33%) IT Project Manager
1 4 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Network Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Network Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Cyber Attack
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) NHS
1 1 (8.33%) PMI
1 1 (8.33%) Replication
1 1 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Change Management
2 3 (25.00%) High Availability
3 2 (16.67%) Health Informatics
3 2 (16.67%) Informatics
3 2 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) API Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) Logistics
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Security Operations
4 1 (8.33%) Security Patching
4 1 (8.33%) Social Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCNA
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) CISA
3 1 (8.33%) CISM
3 1 (8.33%) CISSP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSA
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (16.67%) Juniper
4 1 (8.33%) Adobe
4 1 (8.33%) Avaya
4 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
4 1 (8.33%) F5
4 1 (8.33%) Forcepoint
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Mitel
4 1 (8.33%) Nortel
4 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto
4 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
Kent
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