The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
South West / Bristol
Rank 40 31 37
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 32 44 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.78% 4.95% 4.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.24% 33.85% 30.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 34 23
Median daily rate £361 £369 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% -7.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £474 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £23.31
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -14.20%

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
132 130 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 15.58% 14.62% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 97 68
Median daily rate £352 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £491 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
Median hourly rate £18.50 £27.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.72% +120.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £18.50 £8.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £30.00 £42.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 28 (45.16%) Cisco
2 20 (32.26%) Security Cleared
3 19 (30.65%) SC Cleared
4 18 (29.03%) CheckPoint
5 17 (27.42%) Windows
6 16 (25.81%) Data Centre
7 15 (24.19%) Network Security
7 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
7 15 (24.19%) WAN
8 14 (22.58%) VPN
8 14 (22.58%) Active Directory
8 14 (22.58%) MS Office
9 12 (19.35%) LAN
9 12 (19.35%) Penetration Testing
9 12 (19.35%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (17.74%) Wireless
10 11 (17.74%) DNS
10 11 (17.74%) DHCP
10 11 (17.74%) Nokia
10 11 (17.74%) Internet
11 10 (16.13%) HP
11 10 (16.13%) SLA
11 10 (16.13%) MS Excel
11 10 (16.13%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (14.52%) F5
12 9 (14.52%) TCP/IP
13 8 (12.90%) Intel Security
13 8 (12.90%) Linux

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.23%) Apache
1 2 (3.23%) nginx
2 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (22.58%) MS Office
2 10 (16.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.19%) Network Security
1 15 (24.19%) WAN
2 14 (22.58%) VPN
3 12 (19.35%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (19.35%) LAN
4 11 (17.74%) DHCP
4 11 (17.74%) DNS
4 11 (17.74%) Internet
4 11 (17.74%) Wireless
5 10 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (16.13%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (14.52%) TCP/IP
7 6 (9.68%) FWSM
7 6 (9.68%) Unified Communications
8 5 (8.06%) Cisco IPT
8 5 (8.06%) IP Telephony
8 5 (8.06%) MPLS
9 4 (6.45%) Ethernet
10 3 (4.84%) BGP
10 3 (4.84%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (3.23%) CouchDB
1 2 (3.23%) Riak
General
1 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.61%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (20.97%) Analyst
1 13 (20.97%) Architect
2 10 (16.13%) Consultant
3 9 (14.52%) Network Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) Network Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Cisco Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Security Architect
5 5 (8.06%) Security Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) Check Point Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Cisco Security Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Firewall Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (6.45%) Network Security Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Network Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) .NET
1 3 (4.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.45%) PKI
4 3 (4.84%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.23%) CESG
5 2 (3.23%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.61%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.61%) iPad
6 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.42%) Windows
2 8 (12.90%) Linux
3 7 (11.29%) Windows Server
4 6 (9.68%) Unix
4 6 (9.68%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.84%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.23%) Solaris
7 1 (1.61%) AIX
7 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (12.90%) Information Security
4 7 (11.29%) SIEM
5 6 (9.68%) Demand Management
5 6 (9.68%) Security Architecture
5 6 (9.68%) Service Delivery
6 5 (8.06%) Network Management
6 5 (8.06%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (6.45%) Analytics
7 4 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (6.45%) ITIL
7 4 (6.45%) Load Balancing
7 4 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (6.45%) Software Engineering
8 3 (4.84%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (4.84%) OWASP
8 3 (4.84%) Risk Management
9 2 (3.23%) Performance Management
9 2 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.45%) Java
2 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.84%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (32.26%) Security Cleared
2 19 (30.65%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.68%) CISSP
4 5 (8.06%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.84%) CISMP
5 3 (4.84%) Degree
6 2 (3.23%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.23%) CISM
6 2 (3.23%) CLAS
6 2 (3.23%) GSEC
7 1 (1.61%) CCIE
7 1 (1.61%) CCNP
7 1 (1.61%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.61%) GCIA
7 1 (1.61%) GCIH
7 1 (1.61%) ISSAP
7 1 (1.61%) MCSE
7 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.61%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.13%) SLA
2 3 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.23%) COBIT
3 2 (3.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (3.23%) ISO27002
3 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 14 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.45%) ISA Server
2 4 (6.45%) Snort
3 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.61%) Firmware
4 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) Cisco Prime
1 5 (8.06%) McAfee ePO
1 5 (8.06%) Nessus
1 5 (8.06%) SCCM
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (4.84%) QRadar
3 2 (3.23%) Nmap
3 2 (3.23%) WSUS
4 1 (1.61%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 1 (1.61%) RSA enVision
4 1 (1.61%) SCOM
4 1 (1.61%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.61%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 28 (45.16%) Cisco
2 18 (29.03%) CheckPoint
3 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
4 11 (17.74%) Nokia
5 10 (16.13%) HP
6 9 (14.52%) F5
7 8 (12.90%) Intel Security
8 7 (11.29%) CA
9 6 (9.68%) IBM
9 6 (9.68%) SolarWinds
10 5 (8.06%) IronPort
11 4 (6.45%) Palo Alto
12 3 (4.84%) Citrix
12 3 (4.84%) ScanSafe
13 2 (3.23%) Blue Coat
13 2 (3.23%) Qualys
13 2 (3.23%) Sophos
13 2 (3.23%) VMware
14 1 (1.61%) Google
14 1 (1.61%) NetApp