The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 37 38 33
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 27 34 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.14% 4.07% 2.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.00% 36.56% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 3
Average daily rate
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£360 £419 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.02% +39.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £281 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 0
Average hourly rate £25.88 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -8.28%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
90 93 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.45% 11.12% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 46 27
Average daily rate £360 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £260 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 4
Average hourly rate £22.88 £17.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.71% -35.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £18.00 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 29 (48.33%) Windows
2 27 (45.00%) Cisco
3 26 (43.33%) Linux
4 21 (35.00%) VPN
5 19 (31.67%) Apache
5 19 (31.67%) VMware
6 16 (26.67%) CCNA
6 16 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (26.67%) Puppet
6 16 (26.67%) Hudson
6 16 (26.67%) Jenkins
6 16 (26.67%) DevOps
6 16 (26.67%) Data Centre
7 15 (25.00%) Red Hat
7 15 (25.00%) WAN
7 15 (25.00%) MySQL
8 14 (23.33%) UNIX
8 14 (23.33%) CheckPoint
8 14 (23.33%) Citrix
9 13 (21.67%) Active Directory
9 13 (21.67%) LAN
10 12 (20.00%) Bash Shell
10 12 (20.00%) CentOS
10 12 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (20.00%) Postfix
10 12 (20.00%) nginx
10 12 (20.00%) Perl

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 19 (31.67%) Apache
2 12 (20.00%) nginx
3 11 (18.33%) IIS
4 9 (15.00%) Confluence
4 9 (15.00%) MediaWiki
5 5 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 5 (8.33%) MS Exchange
6 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
6 3 (5.00%) JBoss
6 3 (5.00%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.67%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.67%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Project
1 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (35.00%) VPN
2 16 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (25.00%) WAN
4 13 (21.67%) LAN
5 11 (18.33%) DNS
5 11 (18.33%) OSPF
5 11 (18.33%) Network Security
6 10 (16.67%) BGP
7 9 (15.00%) LDAP
7 9 (15.00%) IPsec
8 8 (13.33%) Wireless
9 6 (10.00%) FWSM
9 6 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (10.00%) DHCP
9 6 (10.00%) EIGRP
10 5 (8.33%) MPLS
10 5 (8.33%) IPv6
10 5 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (8.33%) Cisco IPT
10 5 (8.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.00%) MySQL
2 9 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
4 5 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (26.67%) Hudson
1 16 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 9 (15.00%) Subversion
2 9 (15.00%) JIRA
2 9 (15.00%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (38.33%) Analyst
2 16 (26.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (21.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 11 (18.33%) Network Analyst
5 8 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) Security Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) Network Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Senior Network Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Firewall Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Consultant
9 3 (5.00%) Applications Support
10 2 (3.33%) Network Security Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) Solutions Consultant
10 2 (3.33%) NOC Engineer
10 2 (3.33%) Senior Security Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) Support Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) Security Consultant
11 1 (1.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) .NET
2 4 (6.67%) LAMP
3 3 (5.00%) J2EE
4 2 (3.33%) CSS
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.00%) Wiki
3 5 (8.33%) Clustering
4 3 (5.00%) Mainframe
4 3 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.33%) AS400
6 1 (1.67%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 29 (48.33%) Windows
2 26 (43.33%) Linux
3 14 (23.33%) UNIX
4 12 (20.00%) CentOS
4 12 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (20.00%) Debian
4 12 (20.00%) Ubuntu
5 9 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (8.33%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.33%) Solaris
9 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
1 16 (26.67%) DevOps
2 8 (13.33%) Build Automation
2 8 (13.33%) Load Balancing
3 7 (11.67%) Configuration Management
3 7 (11.67%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (10.00%) Network Management
4 6 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (10.00%) Migration
4 6 (10.00%) ITIL
5 5 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 5 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
5 5 (8.33%) Database Theory
5 5 (8.33%) Relational Database Theory
6 4 (6.67%) Data Migration
6 4 (6.67%) Email Migration
6 4 (6.67%) Information Security
7 3 (5.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 12 (20.00%) Perl
1 12 (20.00%) PHP
1 12 (20.00%) Ruby
2 11 (18.33%) SQL
3 8 (13.33%) Java
3 8 (13.33%) Python
4 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (26.67%) CCNA
1 16 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (11.67%) CCNP
3 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.67%) CISSP
5 3 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (1.67%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.33%) SLA
3 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 16 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (21.67%) Active Directory
3 12 (20.00%) Postfix
3 12 (20.00%) Samba
4 10 (16.67%) XenServer
5 9 (15.00%) iptables
6 5 (8.33%) vSphere
7 4 (6.67%) XenApp
8 3 (5.00%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.67%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 16 (26.67%) Puppet
2 11 (18.33%) Salt
2 11 (18.33%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (15.00%) ZABBIX
4 7 (11.67%) Ansible
5 5 (8.33%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (1.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (45.00%) Cisco
2 19 (31.67%) VMware
3 15 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 14 (23.33%) CheckPoint
4 14 (23.33%) Citrix
5 9 (15.00%) Juniper
6 8 (13.33%) SolarWinds
6 8 (13.33%) IBM
7 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
8 6 (10.00%) Oracle
9 5 (8.33%) CA
9 5 (8.33%) Nokia
9 5 (8.33%) HP
9 5 (8.33%) Blue Coat
9 5 (8.33%) IronPort
10 4 (6.67%) Wyse
11 3 (5.00%) BEA
11 3 (5.00%) Meraki
11 3 (5.00%) ArcSight
11 3 (5.00%) Ektron
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