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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 34 56 39
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -17
Contract jobs citing Firewall 34 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.87% 1.86% 2.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.08% 19.32% 23.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 5
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£375 £353 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £209 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £25.88 - £21.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.18 - £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.58 - £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -9.52%
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
106 88 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.07% 9.62% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 47 42
Average daily rate £360 £363 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +26.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £223 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
Average hourly rate £25.88 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.50% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £11.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £18.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 31 (46.97%) Cisco
2 30 (45.45%) Windows
3 26 (39.39%) Linux
3 26 (39.39%) VPN
4 22 (33.33%) VMware
5 20 (30.30%) CCNA
5 20 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (30.30%) WAN
5 20 (30.30%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (28.79%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (27.27%) Puppet
7 18 (27.27%) Jenkins
7 18 (27.27%) DevOps
7 18 (27.27%) LAN
7 18 (27.27%) Apache
7 18 (27.27%) CheckPoint
7 18 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (25.76%) Hudson
9 16 (24.24%) Citrix
10 15 (22.73%) Red Hat
10 15 (22.73%) Active Directory
10 15 (22.73%) MySQL
11 14 (21.21%) OSPF
12 13 (19.70%) BGP
12 13 (19.70%) Perl
12 13 (19.70%) PHP
12 13 (19.70%) UNIX
12 13 (19.70%) Ruby
12 13 (19.70%) Ubuntu
12 13 (19.70%) Samba

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 18 (27.27%) Apache
2 13 (19.70%) nginx
3 10 (15.15%) Confluence
3 10 (15.15%) MediaWiki
4 9 (13.64%) IIS
5 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange
5 5 (7.58%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.52%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.52%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Project
1 1 (1.52%) MS Office
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (39.39%) VPN
2 20 (30.30%) WAN
2 20 (30.30%) Cisco ASA
3 18 (27.27%) LAN
4 14 (21.21%) OSPF
5 13 (19.70%) BGP
6 11 (16.67%) IPsec
6 11 (16.67%) Network Security
7 10 (15.15%) LDAP
7 10 (15.15%) DNS
7 10 (15.15%) Wireless
8 8 (12.12%) FWSM
8 8 (12.12%) DHCP
9 7 (10.61%) EIGRP
9 7 (10.61%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (10.61%) MPLS
9 7 (10.61%) IP Telephony
9 7 (10.61%) Cisco IPT
9 7 (10.61%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (10.61%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.73%) MySQL
2 10 (15.15%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (27.27%) Jenkins
2 17 (25.76%) Hudson
3 10 (15.15%) Git (software)
3 10 (15.15%) JIRA
3 10 (15.15%) Subversion
4 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.03%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (36.36%) Analyst
2 18 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (19.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 12 (18.18%) Network Analyst
5 11 (16.67%) Network Engineer
6 9 (13.64%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (10.61%) Senior Network Analyst
8 6 (9.09%) Security Analyst
8 6 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) Firewall Analyst
9 4 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (4.55%) Consultant
10 3 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 2 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 2 (3.03%) NOC Engineer
11 2 (3.03%) Solutions Consultant
11 2 (3.03%) Senior Network Engineer
11 2 (3.03%) Senior Security Analyst
11 2 (3.03%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) .NET
1 5 (7.58%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Wiki
2 5 (7.58%) Clustering
3 3 (4.55%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.55%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) AS400
5 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.52%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 30 (45.45%) Windows
2 26 (39.39%) Linux
3 13 (19.70%) UNIX
3 13 (19.70%) Ubuntu
3 13 (19.70%) Debian
3 13 (19.70%) CentOS
4 11 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (10.61%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) DevOps
1 18 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (13.64%) Build Automation
3 8 (12.12%) Network Management
3 8 (12.12%) Configuration Management
4 7 (10.61%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (10.61%) Migration
4 7 (10.61%) Technical Architecture
4 7 (10.61%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (9.09%) Database Theory
5 6 (9.09%) Relational Database Theory
5 6 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 6 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
5 6 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 6 (9.09%) ITIL
6 4 (6.06%) Data Migration
6 4 (6.06%) Email Migration
6 4 (6.06%) Information Security
7 3 (4.55%) Service Management
7 3 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.70%) Perl
1 13 (19.70%) PHP
1 13 (19.70%) Ruby
1 13 (19.70%) Bash Shell
2 11 (16.67%) SQL
3 10 (15.15%) Java
4 8 (12.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (30.30%) CCNA
1 20 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (15.15%) CCNP
3 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) CISSP
4 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.03%) Degree
6 1 (1.52%) CCIE
6 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 19 (28.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (22.73%) Active Directory
3 13 (19.70%) Samba
3 13 (19.70%) Postfix
4 11 (16.67%) XenServer
5 10 (15.15%) iptables
6 6 (9.09%) vSphere
7 5 (7.58%) XenApp
8 1 (1.52%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 18 (27.27%) Puppet
2 13 (19.70%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (18.18%) Salt
4 10 (15.15%) ZABBIX
5 7 (10.61%) CiscoWorks
5 7 (10.61%) Ansible
6 1 (1.52%) SCCM
6 1 (1.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (46.97%) Cisco
2 22 (33.33%) VMware
3 18 (27.27%) CheckPoint
4 16 (24.24%) Citrix
5 15 (22.73%) Red Hat
6 10 (15.15%) IBM
7 9 (13.64%) SolarWinds
8 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
8 8 (12.12%) Juniper
9 7 (10.61%) CA
9 7 (10.61%) Nokia
9 7 (10.61%) HP
9 7 (10.61%) Blue Coat
9 7 (10.61%) IronPort
10 5 (7.58%) Oracle
10 5 (7.58%) Wyse
11 3 (4.55%) Meraki
12 2 (3.03%) ArcSight
12 2 (3.03%) AlgoSec
13 1 (1.52%) Remedy
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £26 - £30 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Posted: 6 days ago