The first table below looks at the demand for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bournemouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 23 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 Bournemouth 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 18 16 20
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 5.00% 4.21% 3.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.08% 22.22% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate £415 £300 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.33% +27.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £270 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £380 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -27.58%
Communications & Networking Category
Bournemouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
26 18 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 21.67% 18.95% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 20
Average daily rate £418 £263 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.04% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £240 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £14.25 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.15% +18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
Firewall
Dorset

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Bournemouth

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Bournemouth

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bournemouth 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 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
2 5 (62.50%) UNIX
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (37.50%) NAS
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) IBM
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (25.00%) NFS
5 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (12.50%) Oracle Service Bus

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bournemouth 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 1 (12.50%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 1 (12.50%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) NAS
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (12.50%) Multicast
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (12.50%) SNA
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) SSL
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Administrator
2 3 (37.50%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Security Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) OpenID
1 1 (12.50%) SAML
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) UNIX
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (12.50%) Network Design
4 1 (12.50%) B2B
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (25.00%) NFS
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
2 1 (12.50%) Xen
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) NetApp
5 1 (12.50%) Juniper
5 1 (12.50%) JBoss