The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Bristol 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 33 41 53
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 35 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 4.44% 1.12% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.35% 9.38% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 2 4
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£400 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £278 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £298 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +2.22%
Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
99 64 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.56% 11.92% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 28 47
Average daily rate £400 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 19
Average hourly rate £17.50 £39.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +57.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £46.00 £47.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Firewall
South West

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 29 (53.70%) VMware
2 28 (51.85%) Linux
3 26 (48.15%) VPN
4 25 (46.30%) Windows
4 25 (46.30%) LAMP
4 25 (46.30%) Ruby
4 25 (46.30%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (46.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (46.30%) Bash Shell
4 25 (46.30%) Puppet
5 24 (44.44%) DevOps
6 23 (42.59%) Debian
6 23 (42.59%) Red Hat
6 23 (42.59%) LAN
6 23 (42.59%) WAN
7 20 (37.04%) Java
7 20 (37.04%) Perl
7 20 (37.04%) PHP
7 20 (37.04%) Ubuntu
8 19 (35.19%) XenServer
9 16 (29.63%) Jenkins
9 16 (29.63%) nginx
9 16 (29.63%) Samba
9 16 (29.63%) Apache
10 15 (27.78%) Postfix
10 15 (27.78%) Git (software)
11 14 (25.93%) CentOS
11 14 (25.93%) Network Security
12 13 (24.07%) Cisco
13 12 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 16 (29.63%) Apache
1 16 (29.63%) nginx
2 12 (22.22%) Confluence
3 10 (18.52%) MediaWiki
4 1 (1.85%) Lync
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Office
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 26 (48.15%) VPN
2 23 (42.59%) LAN
2 23 (42.59%) WAN
3 14 (25.93%) Network Security
4 11 (20.37%) OSPF
4 11 (20.37%) BGP
4 11 (20.37%) IPv6
5 10 (18.52%) IPsec
5 10 (18.52%) EIGRP
5 10 (18.52%) LDAP
6 3 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (3.70%) Wireless
7 2 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.85%) FWSM
8 1 (1.85%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.85%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.85%) ADSL
8 1 (1.85%) DNS
8 1 (1.85%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) MySQL
1 10 (18.52%) PostgreSQL
1 10 (18.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (29.63%) Jenkins
2 15 (27.78%) Git (software)
3 12 (22.22%) Hudson
3 12 (22.22%) JIRA
4 10 (18.52%) Subversion
General
1 6 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (31.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (29.63%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (16.67%) Analyst
4 8 (14.81%) Coordinator
5 6 (11.11%) Administrator
6 5 (9.26%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (9.26%) Security Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.56%) Architect
8 3 (5.56%) Technical Support
8 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (5.56%) Firewall Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Senior Security Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (3.70%) Network Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Consultant
10 1 (1.85%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (46.30%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Wiki
2 3 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 3 (5.56%) AS400
3 1 (1.85%) Clustering
3 1 (1.85%) SCADA
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (51.85%) Linux
2 25 (46.30%) Windows
3 23 (42.59%) Debian
4 20 (37.04%) Ubuntu
5 14 (25.93%) CentOS
6 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.70%) SUSE
7 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (46.30%) Continuous Integration
2 24 (44.44%) DevOps
3 12 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
3 12 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (20.37%) ITIL
4 11 (20.37%) Build Automation
5 10 (18.52%) Data Modelling
6 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.56%) Information Security
7 3 (5.56%) Content Management
7 3 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (5.56%) Security Management
7 3 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (3.70%) Project Management
8 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.70%) Unit Testing
9 1 (1.85%) Asset Management
9 1 (1.85%) Load Balancing
9 1 (1.85%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 25 (46.30%) Ruby
1 25 (46.30%) Bash Shell
2 20 (37.04%) Java
2 20 (37.04%) Perl
2 20 (37.04%) PHP
3 10 (18.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (9.26%) CCNA
2 3 (5.56%) CISSP
3 1 (1.85%) MCSA
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (46.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (35.19%) XenServer
3 16 (29.63%) Samba
4 15 (27.78%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 25 (46.30%) Puppet
2 12 (22.22%) ZABBIX
3 11 (20.37%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (20.37%) Salt
4 2 (3.70%) SCCM
5 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (53.70%) VMware
2 23 (42.59%) Red Hat
3 13 (24.07%) Cisco
4 11 (20.37%) Citrix
5 6 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 4 (7.41%) Juniper
6 4 (7.41%) IBM
7 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
7 3 (5.56%) Sophos
7 3 (5.56%) AlgoSec
8 1 (1.85%) Becrypt
8 1 (1.85%) Mitel
8 1 (1.85%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.85%) IronPort
8 1 (1.85%) F5
8 1 (1.85%) HP
8 1 (1.85%) Dell
8 1 (1.85%) CA
8 1 (1.85%) Nokia
8 1 (1.85%) Avaya
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago