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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 48 39 45
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 22 28 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.39% 3.29% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.44% 28.87% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 5
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£370 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £325 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £38.50 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+0.11% -2.27%
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
90 97 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.79% 11.40% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 64 32
Average daily rate £420 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.45% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £231 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 5
Average hourly rate £34.00 £22.50 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.11% -42.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £14.50 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £22.50 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (40.82%) Cisco
1 20 (40.82%) CheckPoint
2 16 (32.65%) Windows
3 15 (30.61%) Linux
4 12 (24.49%) Apache
5 10 (20.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (20.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (20.41%) FortiGate
6 9 (18.37%) TippingPoint
6 9 (18.37%) SC Cleared
6 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
6 9 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (18.37%) UNIX
6 9 (18.37%) SMS
6 9 (18.37%) DNS
6 9 (18.37%) IIS
6 9 (18.37%) Juniper
7 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
7 8 (16.33%) VPN
7 8 (16.33%) Load Balancing
8 7 (14.29%) SolarWinds
8 7 (14.29%) ArcSight
8 7 (14.29%) Data Centre
8 7 (14.29%) Network Security
8 7 (14.29%) Computer Security
8 7 (14.29%) Computer Forensics
8 7 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (14.29%) Finance
8 7 (14.29%) MySQL
8 7 (14.29%) Red Hat

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (24.49%) Apache
2 9 (18.37%) IIS
3 6 (12.24%) JBoss
3 6 (12.24%) WebLogic
3 6 (12.24%) Tomcat
3 6 (12.24%) nginx
4 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
5 3 (6.12%) Confluence
5 3 (6.12%) MediaWiki
6 1 (2.04%) Lync
6 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.04%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Project
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.41%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (18.37%) SMS
2 9 (18.37%) DNS
2 9 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (16.33%) VPN
4 7 (14.29%) Network Security
5 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
5 6 (12.24%) WAN
6 5 (10.20%) LAN
7 4 (8.16%) Wireless
8 3 (6.12%) LDAP
8 3 (6.12%) MPLS
8 3 (6.12%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (6.12%) FWSM
9 2 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (4.08%) Spanning Tree
9 2 (4.08%) NX-OS
9 2 (4.08%) Unified Communications
9 2 (4.08%) OSPF
9 2 (4.08%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.29%) MySQL
3 3 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Hudson
1 6 (12.24%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.12%) Subversion
2 3 (6.12%) JIRA
2 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Military
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (40.82%) Analyst
2 11 (22.45%) Security Engineer
3 10 (20.41%) Network Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) Security Analyst
5 8 (16.33%) Operations Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) Network Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Applications Support
7 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Network Security Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) Senior Network Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Security Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Firewall Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Support Analyst
10 1 (2.04%) Applications Support Analyst
10 1 (2.04%) Cisco Engineer
10 1 (2.04%) Security Specialist
10 1 (2.04%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) J2EE
2 5 (10.20%) .NET
3 4 (8.16%) CSS
4 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.12%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.12%) Clustering
2 3 (6.12%) Wiki
2 3 (6.12%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.65%) Windows
2 15 (30.61%) Linux
3 10 (20.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (18.37%) UNIX
5 6 (12.24%) Debian
5 6 (12.24%) Ubuntu
5 6 (12.24%) CentOS
6 4 (8.16%) Solaris
7 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.33%) Load Balancing
2 7 (14.29%) Computer Forensics
2 7 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 7 (14.29%) Computer Security
3 6 (12.24%) SIEM
3 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (12.24%) DevOps
3 6 (12.24%) Service Delivery
4 5 (10.20%) Web Design
4 5 (10.20%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (10.20%) Demand Management
5 4 (8.16%) ITIL
5 4 (8.16%) Project Management
6 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.12%) Migration
6 3 (6.12%) Information Security
6 3 (6.12%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (6.12%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (6.12%) Build Automation
6 3 (6.12%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) Shell Script
2 4 (8.16%) SQL
3 3 (6.12%) Python
3 3 (6.12%) Perl
3 3 (6.12%) PHP
3 3 (6.12%) Ruby
3 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) SC Cleared
1 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.24%) Degree
2 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (10.20%) CCNA
4 4 (8.16%) CISSP
5 3 (6.12%) CCNP
6 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) GCIA
6 1 (2.04%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) SLA
1 3 (6.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.24%) ISA Server
2 6 (12.24%) Samba
2 6 (12.24%) Postfix
3 3 (6.12%) iptables
4 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (20.41%) FortiGate
2 6 (12.24%) Puppet
3 3 (6.12%) ZABBIX
3 3 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.12%) Ansible
3 3 (6.12%) Salt
4 2 (4.08%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (2.04%) WSUS
5 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) Cisco
1 20 (40.82%) CheckPoint
2 9 (18.37%) TippingPoint
2 9 (18.37%) Juniper
3 7 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 7 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 7 (14.29%) ArcSight
4 6 (12.24%) Ektron
4 6 (12.24%) BEA
5 5 (10.20%) IBM
6 4 (8.16%) Sun
6 4 (8.16%) Oracle
7 3 (6.12%) VMware
8 2 (4.08%) Blue Coat
8 2 (4.08%) IronPort
8 2 (4.08%) HP
8 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.08%) CA
8 2 (4.08%) Nokia
8 2 (4.08%) Meraki
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