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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 44 48 60
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 24 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.61% 1.14% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.74% 13.46% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 1
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£400 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -32.69%
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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
97 52 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.54% 8.48% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 26 30
Average daily rate £388 £275 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -20.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £230 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 15
Average hourly rate £16.50 £40.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.75% +12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £20.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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 34 (53.13%) VMware
2 33 (51.56%) Linux
3 32 (50.00%) LAN
3 32 (50.00%) WAN
4 30 (46.88%) Red Hat
4 30 (46.88%) LAMP
4 30 (46.88%) Ruby
4 30 (46.88%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (46.88%) Bash Shell
4 30 (46.88%) Puppet
4 30 (46.88%) DevOps
5 27 (42.19%) Ubuntu
6 26 (40.63%) XenServer
6 26 (40.63%) Perl
6 26 (40.63%) PHP
7 25 (39.06%) VPN
7 25 (39.06%) VMware Infrastructure
8 24 (37.50%) Windows
9 23 (35.94%) Debian
10 22 (34.38%) CentOS
11 21 (32.81%) Samba
11 21 (32.81%) Apache
11 21 (32.81%) Jenkins
12 19 (29.69%) Salt
12 19 (29.69%) Opscode Chef
12 19 (29.69%) Hudson
12 19 (29.69%) Java
13 17 (26.56%) LDAP
13 17 (26.56%) Cisco
13 17 (26.56%) Citrix

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 21 (32.81%) Apache
2 14 (21.88%) nginx
3 12 (18.75%) Confluence
4 10 (15.63%) MediaWiki
5 1 (1.56%) Lync
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (50.00%) LAN
1 32 (50.00%) WAN
2 25 (39.06%) VPN
3 17 (26.56%) LDAP
4 14 (21.88%) Network Security
5 11 (17.19%) OSPF
5 11 (17.19%) BGP
6 10 (15.63%) EIGRP
6 10 (15.63%) IPsec
6 10 (15.63%) IPv6
7 4 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (4.69%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (4.69%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (3.13%) Gigabit Ethernet
9 2 (3.13%) ADSL
9 2 (3.13%) Ethernet
9 2 (3.13%) FWSM
10 1 (1.56%) IKE
10 1 (1.56%) DNS
10 1 (1.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) MySQL
1 10 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
1 10 (15.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (32.81%) Jenkins
2 19 (29.69%) Hudson
3 13 (20.31%) Git (software)
4 12 (18.75%) JIRA
5 10 (15.63%) Subversion
General
1 7 (10.94%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (37.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 21 (32.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 15 (23.44%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (15.63%) Analyst
5 8 (12.50%) Coordinator
6 6 (9.38%) Network Engineer
7 5 (7.81%) Administrator
7 5 (7.81%) Security Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.25%) Architect
9 3 (4.69%) Technical Support
9 3 (4.69%) Firewall Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Data Network Engineer
10 2 (3.13%) Senior Security Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Network Analyst
10 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (46.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Wiki
2 3 (4.69%) Mainframe
2 3 (4.69%) AS400
2 3 (4.69%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.56%) Clustering
3 1 (1.56%) Open Source
3 1 (1.56%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 33 (51.56%) Linux
2 27 (42.19%) Ubuntu
3 24 (37.50%) Windows
4 23 (35.94%) Debian
5 22 (34.38%) CentOS
6 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.13%) SUSE
8 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.88%) Continuous Integration
1 30 (46.88%) DevOps
2 16 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (18.75%) Build Automation
3 12 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
3 12 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (18.75%) ITIL
4 10 (15.63%) Data Modelling
5 3 (4.69%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (4.69%) Security Management
5 3 (4.69%) Content Management
5 3 (4.69%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (4.69%) Information Security
5 3 (4.69%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (3.13%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.13%) Unit Testing
6 2 (3.13%) Network Management
6 2 (3.13%) Project Management
7 1 (1.56%) High Availability
7 1 (1.56%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.88%) Ruby
1 30 (46.88%) Bash Shell
2 26 (40.63%) Perl
2 26 (40.63%) PHP
3 19 (29.69%) Java
4 10 (15.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) CCNA
1 11 (17.19%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.94%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) CISSP
5 1 (1.56%) CCIE
5 1 (1.56%) CCNP
5 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (40.63%) XenServer
2 25 (39.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (32.81%) Samba
4 13 (20.31%) Postfix
5 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 30 (46.88%) Puppet
2 19 (29.69%) Salt
2 19 (29.69%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (18.75%) ZABBIX
4 2 (3.13%) SCCM
5 1 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (53.13%) VMware
2 30 (46.88%) Red Hat
3 17 (26.56%) Cisco
3 17 (26.56%) Citrix
4 7 (10.94%) CheckPoint
5 5 (7.81%) Juniper
6 4 (6.25%) IBM
7 3 (4.69%) AlgoSec
7 3 (4.69%) Sophos
8 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.13%) F5
9 1 (1.56%) Becrypt
9 1 (1.56%) CA
9 1 (1.56%) Nokia
9 1 (1.56%) HP
9 1 (1.56%) Dell
9 1 (1.56%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.56%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (1.56%) IronPort
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