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 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 58 34 42
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 18 36 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.99% 4.55% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.50% 36.00% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 2
Average daily rate
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£360 £400 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £325 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £425 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.72% +6.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 0
Average hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+6.29% -11.95%
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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
80 100 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 8.85% 12.64% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 62 28
Average daily rate £370 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 6
Average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -55.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £22.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 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 28 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 24 (46.15%) Windows
2 23 (44.23%) Cisco
3 22 (42.31%) Linux
4 15 (28.85%) CheckPoint
4 15 (28.85%) Apache
5 14 (26.92%) WAN
6 13 (25.00%) UNIX
6 13 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (25.00%) Puppet
6 13 (25.00%) Hudson
6 13 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 13 (25.00%) DevOps
7 12 (23.08%) CCNA
7 12 (23.08%) LAN
8 11 (21.15%) VPN
8 11 (21.15%) VMware
8 11 (21.15%) Data Centre
8 11 (21.15%) Network Security
8 11 (21.15%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (19.23%) Bash Shell
9 10 (19.23%) Ruby
9 10 (19.23%) DNS
9 10 (19.23%) Juniper
9 10 (19.23%) Red Hat
9 10 (19.23%) IIS
9 10 (19.23%) Perl
9 10 (19.23%) PHP
9 10 (19.23%) MySQL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 15 (28.85%) Apache
2 10 (19.23%) IIS
3 9 (17.31%) nginx
4 6 (11.54%) Confluence
4 6 (11.54%) Tomcat
4 6 (11.54%) JBoss
4 6 (11.54%) WebLogic
4 6 (11.54%) MediaWiki
5 5 (9.62%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.92%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.92%) Lync
6 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Project
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.92%) WAN
2 12 (23.08%) LAN
3 11 (21.15%) VPN
3 11 (21.15%) Network Security
3 11 (21.15%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (19.23%) DNS
5 9 (17.31%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (13.46%) TCP/IP
7 6 (11.54%) LDAP
7 6 (11.54%) OSPF
8 5 (9.62%) BGP
8 5 (9.62%) Wireless
8 5 (9.62%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (7.69%) NX-OS
9 4 (7.69%) EIGRP
10 3 (5.77%) IPsec
10 3 (5.77%) IPv6
10 3 (5.77%) SMS
10 3 (5.77%) FWSM
11 2 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) MySQL
2 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
3 6 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (25.00%) Hudson
1 13 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (11.54%) Subversion
2 6 (11.54%) JIRA
2 6 (11.54%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Military
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Analyst
2 13 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (25.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 10 (19.23%) Network Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) Security Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) Network Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Security Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Applications Support
7 4 (7.69%) Network Security Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Operations Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Senior Network Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Senior Security Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Firewall Analyst
10 1 (1.92%) Solutions Consultant
10 1 (1.92%) Firewall Engineer
10 1 (1.92%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 1 (1.92%) Compliance Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) J2EE
2 5 (9.62%) .NET
3 4 (7.69%) CSS
4 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.85%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.54%) Wiki
3 4 (7.69%) Clustering
4 3 (5.77%) Mainframe
4 3 (5.77%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.85%) AS400
6 1 (1.92%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 24 (46.15%) Windows
2 22 (42.31%) Linux
3 13 (25.00%) UNIX
4 10 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (17.31%) CentOS
5 9 (17.31%) Debian
5 9 (17.31%) Ubuntu
6 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (7.69%) Solaris
8 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 13 (25.00%) DevOps
2 8 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 7 (13.46%) Configuration Management
4 6 (11.54%) Service Delivery
4 6 (11.54%) Computer Forensics
4 6 (11.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (11.54%) Computer Security
4 6 (11.54%) Build Automation
5 5 (9.62%) SIEM
5 5 (9.62%) Demand Management
5 5 (9.62%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (9.62%) Web Design
6 4 (7.69%) Project Management
6 4 (7.69%) ITIL
7 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.77%) Information Security
7 3 (5.77%) Data Modelling
7 3 (5.77%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (5.77%) Database Theory
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.23%) Perl
1 10 (19.23%) PHP
1 10 (19.23%) Ruby
1 10 (19.23%) Bash Shell
2 8 (15.38%) Python
3 7 (13.46%) SQL
4 6 (11.54%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (23.08%) CCNA
3 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.62%) Degree
5 4 (7.69%) CISSP
5 4 (7.69%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.77%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (17.31%) Samba
1 9 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (17.31%) Postfix
2 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 7 (13.46%) XenServer
4 6 (11.54%) ISA Server
4 6 (11.54%) iptables
5 1 (1.92%) vSphere
5 1 (1.92%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) Puppet
2 9 (17.31%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (17.31%) Salt
3 7 (13.46%) Ansible
4 6 (11.54%) ZABBIX
5 4 (7.69%) FortiGate
6 2 (3.85%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (44.23%) Cisco
2 15 (28.85%) CheckPoint
3 11 (21.15%) VMware
4 10 (19.23%) Red Hat
4 10 (19.23%) Juniper
5 7 (13.46%) Citrix
5 7 (13.46%) SolarWinds
6 6 (11.54%) Ektron
6 6 (11.54%) ArcSight
6 6 (11.54%) BEA
7 5 (9.62%) IBM
8 4 (7.69%) Sun
8 4 (7.69%) Oracle
9 3 (5.77%) TippingPoint
9 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
9 3 (5.77%) Meraki
10 2 (3.85%) HP
10 2 (3.85%) CA
10 2 (3.85%) Nokia
10 2 (3.85%) Blue Coat
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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