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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 43 45 60
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 28 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.22% 1.14% 1.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.00% 11.48% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.63 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.70% -2.22%
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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
100 61 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.51% 9.97% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 32 39
Average daily rate £388 £275 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £149 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 16
Average hourly rate £22.50 £39.25 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.67% -4.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014, 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 34 (54.84%) VMware
2 33 (53.23%) Linux
3 30 (48.39%) LAMP
3 30 (48.39%) Ruby
3 30 (48.39%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (48.39%) Bash Shell
3 30 (48.39%) Puppet
4 29 (46.77%) LAN
4 29 (46.77%) WAN
4 29 (46.77%) DevOps
5 28 (45.16%) VPN
5 28 (45.16%) Red Hat
6 26 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
7 25 (40.32%) Ubuntu
7 25 (40.32%) Perl
7 25 (40.32%) PHP
7 25 (40.32%) Windows
8 24 (38.71%) XenServer
8 24 (38.71%) Debian
9 21 (33.87%) Jenkins
9 21 (33.87%) Samba
9 21 (33.87%) Java
9 21 (33.87%) Apache
10 19 (30.65%) CentOS
11 17 (27.42%) Hudson
11 17 (27.42%) nginx
12 16 (25.81%) Postfix
12 16 (25.81%) Git (software)
12 16 (25.81%) Salt
12 16 (25.81%) Opscode Chef

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 21 (33.87%) Apache
2 17 (27.42%) nginx
3 13 (20.97%) Confluence
4 11 (17.74%) MediaWiki
5 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.61%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Office
1 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (46.77%) LAN
1 29 (46.77%) WAN
2 28 (45.16%) VPN
3 15 (24.19%) Network Security
3 15 (24.19%) LDAP
4 12 (19.35%) BGP
4 12 (19.35%) OSPF
4 12 (19.35%) IPv6
5 11 (17.74%) EIGRP
5 11 (17.74%) IPsec
6 3 (4.84%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (4.84%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (3.23%) FWSM
7 2 (3.23%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 2 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.23%) ADSL
7 2 (3.23%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.61%) IKE
8 1 (1.61%) DNS
8 1 (1.61%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) Relational Database
1 11 (17.74%) MySQL
1 11 (17.74%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (33.87%) Jenkins
2 17 (27.42%) Hudson
3 16 (25.81%) Git (software)
4 13 (20.97%) JIRA
5 11 (17.74%) Subversion
General
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (35.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (29.03%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 16 (25.81%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (16.13%) Analyst
5 8 (12.90%) Coordinator
6 6 (9.68%) Administrator
7 5 (8.06%) Security Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Architect
8 4 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.45%) Network Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Technical Support
9 3 (4.84%) Firewall Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) Senior Security Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) Network Analyst
10 2 (3.23%) Data Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (48.39%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Wiki
2 3 (4.84%) Mainframe
2 3 (4.84%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (4.84%) AS400
3 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.61%) SCADA
3 1 (1.61%) Clustering
3 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 33 (53.23%) Linux
2 25 (40.32%) Ubuntu
2 25 (40.32%) Windows
3 24 (38.71%) Debian
4 19 (30.65%) CentOS
5 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.23%) SUSE
6 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (48.39%) Continuous Integration
2 29 (46.77%) DevOps
3 13 (20.97%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (20.97%) Capacity Planning
3 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (19.35%) Build Automation
5 11 (17.74%) Data Modelling
5 11 (17.74%) ITIL
6 3 (4.84%) Security Management
6 3 (4.84%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (4.84%) Information Security
6 3 (4.84%) Content Management
6 3 (4.84%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (4.84%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (3.23%) Unit Testing
7 2 (3.23%) Project Management
8 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.61%) SOA
8 1 (1.61%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.61%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 30 (48.39%) Ruby
1 30 (48.39%) Bash Shell
2 25 (40.32%) Perl
2 25 (40.32%) PHP
3 21 (33.87%) Java
4 11 (17.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) CCNA
1 7 (11.29%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.84%) CISSP
5 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (38.71%) XenServer
3 21 (33.87%) Samba
4 16 (25.81%) Postfix
5 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 30 (48.39%) Puppet
2 16 (25.81%) Salt
2 16 (25.81%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (20.97%) ZABBIX
4 2 (3.23%) SCCM
5 1 (1.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (54.84%) VMware
2 28 (45.16%) Red Hat
3 15 (24.19%) Cisco
3 15 (24.19%) Citrix
4 7 (11.29%) CheckPoint
5 4 (6.45%) Juniper
5 4 (6.45%) IBM
6 3 (4.84%) Sophos
6 3 (4.84%) AlgoSec
7 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.61%) HP
8 1 (1.61%) Dell
8 1 (1.61%) CA
8 1 (1.61%) Nokia
8 1 (1.61%) IronPort
8 1 (1.61%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.61%) F5
8 1 (1.61%) Becrypt