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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 53 34 40
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 19 38 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.17% 4.71% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.46% 36.19% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 3
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£350 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £289 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 0
Average hourly rate £28.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -16.48%
Firewall
South West

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
81 105 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.24% 13.03% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 58 25
Average daily rate £338 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £255 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 22 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -55.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £14.75 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £22.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 30 (47.62%) Cisco
2 29 (46.03%) Windows
3 27 (42.86%) Linux
4 20 (31.75%) Apache
5 19 (30.16%) VPN
6 17 (26.98%) UNIX
6 17 (26.98%) VMware
7 16 (25.40%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (23.81%) Red Hat
8 15 (23.81%) CheckPoint
8 15 (23.81%) MySQL
9 14 (22.22%) IIS
9 14 (22.22%) WAN
9 14 (22.22%) CCNA
9 14 (22.22%) DNS
9 14 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (22.22%) Puppet
9 14 (22.22%) Hudson
9 14 (22.22%) Jenkins
9 14 (22.22%) DevOps
9 14 (22.22%) Data Centre
10 13 (20.63%) Active Directory
11 12 (19.05%) Citrix
11 12 (19.05%) LAN
12 11 (17.46%) SQL
13 10 (15.87%) Perl
13 10 (15.87%) PHP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 20 (31.75%) Apache
2 14 (22.22%) IIS
3 10 (15.87%) nginx
4 7 (11.11%) Confluence
4 7 (11.11%) MediaWiki
5 6 (9.52%) WebLogic
5 6 (9.52%) JBoss
5 6 (9.52%) Tomcat
6 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
6 5 (7.94%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.59%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.59%) Lync
7 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Project
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (30.16%) VPN
2 16 (25.40%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (22.22%) DNS
3 14 (22.22%) WAN
4 12 (19.05%) LAN
5 10 (15.87%) Network Security
6 9 (14.29%) OSPF
6 9 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (12.70%) Wireless
7 8 (12.70%) BGP
8 7 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 7 (11.11%) IPsec
8 7 (11.11%) LDAP
9 6 (9.52%) DHCP
9 6 (9.52%) FWSM
10 5 (7.94%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (7.94%) Spanning Tree
10 5 (7.94%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (7.94%) Cisco IPT
10 5 (7.94%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.81%) MySQL
2 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 7 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (22.22%) Hudson
1 14 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 7 (11.11%) Subversion
2 7 (11.11%) JIRA
2 7 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Military
2 5 (7.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (44.44%) Analyst
2 14 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (20.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 13 (20.63%) Network Analyst
4 10 (15.87%) Security Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (11.11%) Network Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Senior Network Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Firewall Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Network Security Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Applications Support
9 3 (4.76%) Consultant
10 2 (3.17%) Security Consultant
10 2 (3.17%) Support Analyst
10 2 (3.17%) Cisco Engineer
10 2 (3.17%) Solutions Consultant
10 2 (3.17%) Senior Security Analyst
10 2 (3.17%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) .NET
2 6 (9.52%) J2EE
3 4 (6.35%) CSS
4 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.17%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.11%) Wiki
3 5 (7.94%) Clustering
4 3 (4.76%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.17%) AS400
6 1 (1.59%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 29 (46.03%) Windows
2 27 (42.86%) Linux
3 17 (26.98%) UNIX
4 14 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (15.87%) CentOS
5 10 (15.87%) Debian
5 10 (15.87%) Ubuntu
6 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (7.94%) Windows 7
8 4 (6.35%) Solaris
9 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
1 14 (22.22%) DevOps
2 9 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 8 (12.70%) Service Delivery
4 7 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 7 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (9.52%) ITIL
5 6 (9.52%) Migration
5 6 (9.52%) Computer Forensics
5 6 (9.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (9.52%) Computer Security
5 6 (9.52%) Build Automation
6 5 (7.94%) Network Management
6 5 (7.94%) SIEM
6 5 (7.94%) Demand Management
6 5 (7.94%) Network Load Balancing
6 5 (7.94%) Web Design
6 5 (7.94%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (6.35%) Email Migration
7 4 (6.35%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.46%) SQL
2 10 (15.87%) Perl
2 10 (15.87%) PHP
2 10 (15.87%) Ruby
2 10 (15.87%) Bash Shell
3 8 (12.70%) Python
4 6 (9.52%) Shell Script
4 6 (9.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (22.22%) CCNA
3 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
4 6 (9.52%) CCNP
5 5 (7.94%) Degree
6 4 (6.35%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.76%) SLA
3 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 14 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (20.63%) Active Directory
3 10 (15.87%) Postfix
3 10 (15.87%) Samba
4 8 (12.70%) XenServer
5 7 (11.11%) iptables
6 6 (9.52%) ISA Server
7 5 (7.94%) vSphere
8 4 (6.35%) XenApp
9 1 (1.59%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 14 (22.22%) Puppet
2 9 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (14.29%) Salt
3 7 (11.11%) ZABBIX
3 7 (11.11%) Ansible
4 5 (7.94%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (47.62%) Cisco
2 17 (26.98%) VMware
3 15 (23.81%) Red Hat
3 15 (23.81%) CheckPoint
4 12 (19.05%) Citrix
5 10 (15.87%) SolarWinds
6 9 (14.29%) Juniper
7 8 (12.70%) IBM
7 8 (12.70%) Oracle
8 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 6 (9.52%) BEA
9 6 (9.52%) Ektron
9 6 (9.52%) ArcSight
10 5 (7.94%) CA
10 5 (7.94%) Nokia
10 5 (7.94%) HP
10 5 (7.94%) Blue Coat
10 5 (7.94%) IronPort
11 4 (6.35%) Sun
11 4 (6.35%) Wyse
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago