The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 April 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
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 62 61
Rank change year-on-year +18 -1  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 22 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 3.94% 2.43% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.73% 14.17% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 3
Median daily rate £395 £450 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.22% +111.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -11.38% -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 advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 74 127 111
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 13.24% 17.14% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 57 80
Median daily rate £395 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £286 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £341
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Median hourly rate £27.50 £43.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.14% +118.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £34.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.25 £44.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.16%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in West Sussex

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in West Sussex over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in West Sussex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in West Sussex

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in West Sussex over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in West Sussex

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 27 April 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
Crawley +5 13 £395 -12.22% 2
Horsham - 5 £335 -
East Grinstead -7 2 £440 +35.23%
Gatwick -5 1 £300 -21.56%
Worthing - 1 £550 -
Firewall
South East

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 18 (69.23%) Cisco
2 14 (53.85%) VPN
2 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (46.15%) CheckPoint
3 12 (46.15%) CCNP
4 11 (42.31%) WAN
5 10 (38.46%) LAN
5 10 (38.46%) Network Design
6 9 (34.62%) Load Balancing
6 9 (34.62%) CCNA
7 8 (30.77%) MPLS
7 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
7 8 (30.77%) VLAN
7 8 (30.77%) F5
7 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
8 7 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (26.92%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (26.92%) VoIP
8 7 (26.92%) Windows
8 7 (26.92%) CCIE
9 6 (23.08%) CCDP
9 6 (23.08%) Banking
9 6 (23.08%) BBC
9 6 (23.08%) Network Security
9 6 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (23.08%) Riverbed
9 6 (23.08%) Rackspace
9 6 (23.08%) NetScaler
9 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
9 6 (23.08%) Virgin Media

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) CMS
3 1 (3.85%) EPiServer
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) SaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) VPN
2 11 (42.31%) WAN
3 10 (38.46%) LAN
4 8 (30.77%) MPLS
4 8 (30.77%) VLAN
5 7 (26.92%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (26.92%) VoIP
6 6 (23.08%) NetScaler
6 6 (23.08%) Network Security
7 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
8 2 (7.69%) BGP
8 2 (7.69%) DHCP
8 2 (7.69%) DNS
8 2 (7.69%) IPv4
8 2 (7.69%) IPv6
8 2 (7.69%) OSPF
8 2 (7.69%) SSL
8 2 (7.69%) VPLS
8 2 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (3.85%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (3.85%) Rational Rose
1 1 (3.85%) Subversion
1 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (23.08%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Network Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) NOC Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Consultant
4 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Network Security Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) SAP Basis
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) Google Maps API
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) HTML5
2 1 (3.85%) jQuery
2 1 (3.85%) REST
2 1 (3.85%) RESTful
2 1 (3.85%) Sass
2 1 (3.85%) SOAP
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 6 (23.08%) BBC
2 6 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (11.54%) Replication
4 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.85%) Unix
4 1 (3.85%) VyOS
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Network Design
2 9 (34.62%) Load Balancing
3 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.69%) Information Security
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.85%) Change Management
4 1 (3.85%) CRM
4 1 (3.85%) DevOps
4 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.85%) IT Governance
4 1 (3.85%) Microservices
4 1 (3.85%) MVC
4 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.85%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) UML
4 1 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) C++
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) VB
3 1 (3.85%) VB6
3 1 (3.85%) VC++
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (46.15%) CCNP
3 9 (34.62%) CCNA
4 7 (26.92%) CCIE
5 6 (23.08%) CCDP
6 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.85%) CCSA
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.85%) FortiGate
1 1 (3.85%) Nagios
1 1 (3.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) Cisco
2 12 (46.15%) CheckPoint
3 8 (30.77%) F5
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 6 (23.08%) Rackspace
4 6 (23.08%) Riverbed
4 6 (23.08%) Virgin Media
5 4 (15.38%) Juniper
5 4 (15.38%) Palo Alto
6 3 (11.54%) HP
6 3 (11.54%) SAP
6 3 (11.54%) VMware
7 2 (7.69%) SonicWALL
8 1 (3.85%) Aruba
8 1 (3.85%) Avaya
8 1 (3.85%) Brocade
8 1 (3.85%) Google
8 1 (3.85%) ProCurve
8 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.85%) Veeam