The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 27 May 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.

Firewall
UK
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 53 56
Rank change year-on-year -20 +3  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1372 2042 1807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.01% 3.74% 3.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.39% 23.69% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 1251 1081
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £266 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 60 74
Median hourly rate £25.50 £32.75 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.13% +20.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £14.50 £14.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.42 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -26.15% +25.00%  

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6129 8619 8052
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.46% 15.80% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3651 5221 4486
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £370 £340
% change year-on-year +4.86% +8.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 387 469
Median hourly rate £27.38 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.43% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -10.34% +11.53%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall over the 3 months to 27 May 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall over the 3 months to 27 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in the UK

Firewall
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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
England -19 1256 £423 +5.62% 427
London -32 482 £450 +2.27% 168
South East -4 328 £425 +6.25% 76
South West -7 125 £375 - 20
Hampshire +6 110 £415 +3.75% 13
City of London -18 82 £450 +2.27% 41
Yorkshire -15 80 £420 +1.81% 36
North West -15 76 £378 -5.62% 49
Berkshire -7 75 £500 +42.85% 29
Scotland +4 72 £400 +16.78% 18
West Midlands -6 60 £399 +13.92% 27
East of England -24 51 £399 -3.33% 34
Buckinghamshire +10 50 £400 - 7
West Yorkshire -12 47 £420 -1.17% 25
Milton Keynes +17 44 £400 - 4
Reading +5 43 £525 +50.00% 11
Manchester -14 43 £400 +2.56% 31
Surrey -19 38 £488 +8.33% 11
Leeds +2 37 £420 -1.17% 15
Bristol +6 34 £450 +21.62% 10
East Midlands -22 31 £388 -3.12% 16
North East +9 26 £330 - 2
Gloucestershire +9 26 £359 +8.71% 4
Basingstoke +21 25 £438 +45.91% 3
Wales -2 25 £215 -47.87% 9
South Wales +16 24 £180 -52.63% 8
Kent +10 24 £356 +9.19% 3
Cheshire +20 23 £351 -17.35% 10
Edinburgh +19 22 £400 -11.11% 6
Glasgow -6 22 £359 +4.81% 5

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 with a requirement for Firewall.

1 1445 (49.64%) Cisco
2 900 (30.92%) Cisco Certification
3 809 (27.79%) WAN
4 793 (27.24%) Windows
5 782 (26.86%) LAN
6 625 (21.47%) Security Cleared
7 610 (20.95%) CheckPoint
8 597 (20.51%) CCNP
9 595 (20.44%) Linux
10 587 (20.16%) VMware
11 551 (18.93%) VPN
12 522 (17.93%) Network Security
13 520 (17.86%) Juniper
14 500 (17.18%) SC Cleared
15 499 (17.14%) Microsoft
16 485 (16.66%) ITIL
17 481 (16.52%) DNS
18 480 (16.49%) Active Directory
19 479 (16.45%) F5
20 473 (16.25%) Cisco ASA
21 467 (16.04%) Data Centre
22 461 (15.84%) TCP/IP
23 457 (15.70%) Wireless
24 392 (13.47%) Finance
25 368 (12.64%) CCNA
26 367 (12.61%) Windows Server
27 360 (12.37%) VMware Infrastructure
28 309 (10.61%) MPLS
29 295 (10.13%) HP
30 294 (10.10%) Unix

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 164 (5.63%) MS Exchange
2 145 (4.98%) Apache
3 126 (4.33%) IIS
4 78 (2.68%) Tomcat
5 71 (2.44%) Skype for Business
6 66 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 63 (2.16%) JBoss
7 63 (2.16%) SharePoint
8 45 (1.55%) nginx
9 39 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
10 36 (1.24%) WebLogic
11 25 (0.86%) WebSphere
12 21 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
12 21 (0.72%) OpenStack
13 19 (0.65%) iPlanet
14 16 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
14 16 (0.55%) Confluence
14 16 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
15 12 (0.41%) CMS
15 12 (0.41%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 95 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (1.86%) MS Visio
3 43 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.034%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 15 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.17%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.069%) Maximo
7 1 (0.034%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.034%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.034%) Magento
7 1 (0.034%) MIS ActiveH
7 1 (0.034%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.034%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.034%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.034%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 274 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 272 (9.34%) Amazon AWS
3 124 (4.26%) Office 365
4 89 (3.06%) IaaS
5 70 (2.40%) SaaS
6 55 (1.89%) PaaS
7 28 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 27 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
10 20 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.41%) Mimecast
12 7 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.24%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.21%) G Suite
14 5 (0.17%) CloudFront
15 3 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.10%) Route 53
16 2 (0.069%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 809 (27.79%) WAN
2 782 (26.86%) LAN
3 551 (18.93%) VPN
4 522 (17.93%) Network Security
5 481 (16.52%) DNS
6 473 (16.25%) Cisco ASA
7 461 (15.84%) TCP/IP
8 457 (15.70%) Wireless
9 309 (10.61%) MPLS
10 289 (9.93%) BGP
11 288 (9.89%) Cisco Nexus
12 280 (9.62%) Internet
13 257 (8.83%) OSPF
14 233 (8.00%) DHCP
15 214 (7.35%) SSL
16 210 (7.21%) SAN
17 203 (6.97%) VLAN
18 186 (6.39%) VoIP
19 129 (4.43%) IPsec
20 122 (4.19%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 204 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 83 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
3 63 (2.16%) MySQL
4 59 (2.03%) Oracle Database
5 42 (1.44%) MongoDB
6 38 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 35 (1.20%) Hadoop
8 30 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 24 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 24 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
11 19 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
12 18 (0.62%) Big Data
12 18 (0.62%) Redis
13 16 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
13 16 (0.55%) Oracle9i Database
13 16 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
14 15 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 103 (3.54%) Jenkins
2 72 (2.47%) Git (software)
3 39 (1.34%) JIRA
4 35 (1.20%) TeamCity
5 33 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 25 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 22 (0.76%) Subversion
8 20 (0.69%) Artifactory
9 19 (0.65%) Visual Studio
10 16 (0.55%) Maven
11 14 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
12 13 (0.45%) MSI
13 10 (0.34%) Vagrant
14 9 (0.31%) Bitbucket
15 8 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (0.24%) ClearCase
16 7 (0.24%) ClearQuest
16 7 (0.24%) GitLab
17 6 (0.21%) Eclipse
17 6 (0.21%) GoCD
General
1 392 (13.47%) Finance
2 175 (6.01%) Telecoms
3 144 (4.95%) Banking
4 55 (1.89%) Retail
5 46 (1.58%) Manufacturing
6 38 (1.31%) Legal
7 36 (1.24%) Back Office
8 29 (1.00%) Marketing
9 28 (0.96%) Law
10 21 (0.72%) Electronics
10 21 (0.72%) Financial Institution
10 21 (0.72%) Military
11 20 (0.69%) Front Office
12 18 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 17 (0.58%) Local Government
14 11 (0.38%) Billing
15 10 (0.34%) Games
16 8 (0.27%) Advertising
16 8 (0.27%) Publishing
17 7 (0.24%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 829 (28.48%) Network Engineer
2 353 (12.13%) Architect
3 302 (10.37%) Analyst
4 241 (8.28%) Security Engineer
5 232 (7.97%) Consultant
6 208 (7.15%) Cisco Engineer
7 186 (6.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 151 (5.19%) Network Security Engineer
9 150 (5.15%) Support Engineer
10 141 (4.84%) Security Analyst
11 138 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 137 (4.71%) Network Architect
13 114 (3.92%) Firewall Engineer
14 111 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
15 97 (3.33%) Senior Network Engineer
16 92 (3.16%) Security Consultant
17 87 (2.99%) Administrator
17 87 (2.99%) Network Support
18 85 (2.92%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
19 74 (2.54%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (3.02%) Web Services
2 73 (2.51%) 802.1X
3 70 (2.40%) .NET
4 65 (2.23%) Elastic Stack
5 55 (1.89%) XML
6 48 (1.65%) Middleware
7 43 (1.48%) LAPP Stack
8 38 (1.31%) J2EE
9 34 (1.17%) SOAP
10 31 (1.06%) LAMP
11 27 (0.93%) HTML
12 26 (0.89%) CSS
12 26 (0.89%) RabbitMQ
12 26 (0.89%) SAML
13 20 (0.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 20 (0.69%) REST
14 19 (0.65%) Sensu
15 18 (0.62%) Node.js
16 16 (0.55%) JSON
17 15 (0.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 467 (16.04%) Data Centre
2 134 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
3 130 (4.47%) Management Information System
4 124 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 110 (3.78%) Clustering
6 84 (2.89%) PKI
7 44 (1.51%) Replication
8 43 (1.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 42 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
10 38 (1.31%) Security Operations Centre
11 32 (1.10%) Public Cloud
12 30 (1.03%) Private Cloud
13 24 (0.82%) Client/Server
13 24 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
14 22 (0.76%) Driving Licence
14 22 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 20 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
16 19 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
16 19 (0.65%) Smart Meter
17 14 (0.48%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 793 (27.24%) Windows
2 595 (20.44%) Linux
3 367 (12.61%) Windows Server
4 294 (10.10%) Unix
5 209 (7.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 201 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 108 (3.71%) Windows 7
8 104 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 96 (3.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 83 (2.85%) Windows 10
11 69 (2.37%) Solaris
12 63 (2.16%) AIX
12 63 (2.16%) CentOS
13 36 (1.24%) Ubuntu
14 27 (0.93%) Mac OS X
14 27 (0.93%) SUSE
15 20 (0.69%) Windows 8
16 13 (0.45%) Android
17 12 (0.41%) Windows XP
18 11 (0.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 485 (16.66%) ITIL
2 290 (9.96%) Load Balancing
3 260 (8.93%) Network Design
4 244 (8.38%) Migration
5 238 (8.18%) Information Security
6 228 (7.83%) DevOps
7 183 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
8 176 (6.05%) SIEM
9 154 (5.29%) Project Management
10 143 (4.91%) Service Management
11 141 (4.84%) Configuration Management
12 139 (4.77%) High Availability
13 135 (4.64%) Change Management
14 134 (4.60%) Network Management
15 116 (3.98%) Disaster Recovery
16 108 (3.71%) Cybersecurity
17 106 (3.64%) Kalman Filter
18 99 (3.40%) Incident Management
19 92 (3.16%) Network Monitoring
20 87 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 221 (7.59%) PowerShell
1 221 (7.59%) SQL
2 181 (6.22%) Python
3 173 (5.94%) Java
4 119 (4.09%) Perl
5 104 (3.57%) Bash Shell
6 76 (2.61%) Ruby
7 70 (2.40%) VBScript
8 50 (1.72%) C
9 44 (1.51%) C#
10 31 (1.06%) JavaScript
11 25 (0.86%) T-SQL
12 24 (0.82%) PHP
13 15 (0.52%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.34%) Korn
14 10 (0.34%) VB
15 9 (0.31%) C++
15 9 (0.31%) Scala
16 7 (0.24%) Groovy
17 5 (0.17%) JCL
Qualifications
1 900 (30.92%) Cisco Certification
2 625 (21.47%) Security Cleared
3 597 (20.51%) CCNP
4 500 (17.18%) SC Cleared
5 368 (12.64%) CCNA
6 244 (8.38%) CCIE
7 189 (6.49%) Degree
8 180 (6.18%) CISSP
9 132 (4.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 126 (4.33%) CCDP
11 110 (3.78%) JNCIA
12 108 (3.71%) CCSA
13 107 (3.68%) CCSE
14 98 (3.37%) DV Cleared
15 90 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
16 85 (2.92%) JNCIE
17 80 (2.75%) CCIP
18 77 (2.65%) CISM
19 65 (2.23%) MCSE
20 59 (2.03%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (4.36%) PCI DSS
2 109 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 99 (3.40%) SLA
4 51 (1.75%) QA
5 23 (0.79%) GDPR
6 18 (0.62%) COBIT
6 18 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002
7 17 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 13 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
8 13 (0.45%) PMO
9 12 (0.41%) HIPAA
10 10 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 9 (0.31%) GPG13
12 8 (0.27%) RMADS
13 6 (0.21%) PA-DSS
14 5 (0.17%) JSP 440
15 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
15 4 (0.14%) Data Quality
15 4 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
16 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 480 (16.49%) Active Directory
2 360 (12.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (4.71%) Hyper-V
4 113 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
5 95 (3.26%) Docker
6 62 (2.13%) ProxySG
7 59 (2.03%) vSphere
8 52 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
9 37 (1.27%) XenApp
10 25 (0.86%) KVM
10 25 (0.86%) Xen
11 22 (0.76%) ISA Server
12 19 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
13 17 (0.58%) vCloud
14 16 (0.55%) Snort
15 15 (0.52%) Terminal Services
16 14 (0.48%) XenDesktop
17 13 (0.45%) Firmware
17 13 (0.45%) XenServer
18 12 (0.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 181 (6.22%) Puppet
2 167 (5.74%) FortiGate
3 114 (3.92%) Ansible
4 83 (2.85%) SCCM
5 74 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
6 68 (2.34%) Nagios
7 62 (2.13%) SCOM
8 58 (1.99%) Kubernetes
9 55 (1.89%) Cisco Prime
10 48 (1.65%) logstash
11 42 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
12 37 (1.27%) Kibana
13 35 (1.20%) QRadar
14 32 (1.10%) Tivoli
15 31 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 30 (1.03%) ZABBIX
17 29 (1.00%) vCenter Server
18 28 (0.96%) yum
19 27 (0.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
20 26 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1445 (49.64%) Cisco
2 610 (20.95%) CheckPoint
3 587 (20.16%) VMware
4 520 (17.86%) Juniper
5 499 (17.14%) Microsoft
6 479 (16.45%) F5
7 295 (10.13%) HP
8 269 (9.24%) Palo Alto
9 245 (8.42%) Citrix
10 235 (8.07%) Fortinet
11 200 (6.87%) Oracle
12 170 (5.84%) Blue Coat
13 158 (5.43%) Red Hat
14 126 (4.33%) McAfee
15 125 (4.29%) Riverbed
16 120 (4.12%) Splunk
17 117 (4.02%) SolarWinds
18 113 (3.88%) IBM
19 103 (3.54%) Aruba
20 79 (2.71%) NetApp
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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London
X4 Group
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Dorset
TELSTRA Associates
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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East London
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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London
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Experis Ltd
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onezeero.
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West London
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City, London
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London
Certus Recruitment Group
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London
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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Liverpool, Merseyside
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Cambridgeshire
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
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Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
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Wembley, Middlesex
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
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Winchester, Hampshire
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City, London
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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