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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 42 55 38
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Contract jobs citing Firewall 32 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.67% 0.77% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.83% 8.57% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 7
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£380 £275 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.18% +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £21.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+6.32% -17.14%
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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
111 70 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.74% 8.93% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 33 37
Average daily rate £375 £278 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +40.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £412 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £9.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -55.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 (43.55%) VMware
2 26 (41.94%) Cisco
3 25 (40.32%) Linux
4 23 (37.10%) Apache
4 23 (37.10%) LAN
4 23 (37.10%) WAN
4 23 (37.10%) Citrix
4 23 (37.10%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (35.48%) Red Hat
6 21 (33.87%) CCNA
7 19 (30.65%) VPN
8 18 (29.03%) Windows
8 18 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (29.03%) Puppet
8 18 (29.03%) Jenkins
8 18 (29.03%) DevOps
9 17 (27.42%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (27.42%) Hudson
9 17 (27.42%) XenServer
10 16 (25.81%) CentOS
10 16 (25.81%) Bash Shell
10 16 (25.81%) Salt
10 16 (25.81%) Ruby
10 16 (25.81%) Ubuntu
10 16 (25.81%) Samba
10 16 (25.81%) LDAP
10 16 (25.81%) Perl
10 16 (25.81%) PHP
11 15 (24.19%) LAMP
12 13 (20.97%) Security Cleared

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 23 (37.10%) Apache
2 7 (11.29%) MS Exchange
3 6 (9.68%) IIS
4 5 (8.06%) nginx
4 5 (8.06%) MediaWiki
4 5 (8.06%) Confluence
5 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (37.10%) LAN
1 23 (37.10%) WAN
2 19 (30.65%) VPN
3 16 (25.81%) LDAP
4 11 (17.74%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (17.74%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (16.13%) OSPF
5 10 (16.13%) BGP
6 9 (14.52%) IPsec
7 6 (9.68%) FWSM
7 6 (9.68%) DHCP
7 6 (9.68%) DNS
8 5 (8.06%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (8.06%) Wireless
8 5 (8.06%) IP Telephony
8 5 (8.06%) Network Security
8 5 (8.06%) Cisco IPT
8 5 (8.06%) MPLS
8 5 (8.06%) Unified Communications
9 4 (6.45%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) MySQL
2 5 (8.06%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (29.03%) Jenkins
2 17 (27.42%) Hudson
3 5 (8.06%) Subversion
3 5 (8.06%) JIRA
3 5 (8.06%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.61%) Selenium
4 1 (1.61%) Maven
4 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.61%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (29.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (25.81%) Analyst
3 13 (20.97%) Network Engineer
4 12 (19.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Network Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Network Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Data Network Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Architect
8 2 (3.23%) Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) Firewall Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.23%) NOC Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Security Analyst
9 1 (1.61%) Network Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.19%) LAMP
2 6 (9.68%) .NET
3 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Wiki
2 2 (3.23%) iPhone
2 2 (3.23%) Open Source
2 2 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.61%) Clustering
3 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (40.32%) Linux
2 18 (29.03%) Windows
3 16 (25.81%) CentOS
3 16 (25.81%) Ubuntu
4 8 (12.90%) UNIX
5 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (9.68%) Windows 7
6 6 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (8.06%) Debian
8 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (3.23%) Android
9 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.61%) Solaris
10 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.03%) Continuous Integration
1 18 (29.03%) DevOps
2 12 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (14.52%) ITIL
4 7 (11.29%) Network Management
5 6 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (9.68%) Migration
6 5 (8.06%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (6.45%) Email Migration
7 4 (6.45%) Database Theory
7 4 (6.45%) Relational Database Theory
7 4 (6.45%) Build Automation
7 4 (6.45%) Data Modelling
7 4 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (6.45%) Load Balancing
7 4 (6.45%) Network Load Balancing
7 4 (6.45%) Data Migration
7 4 (6.45%) Service Management
8 3 (4.84%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.84%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.81%) Bash Shell
1 16 (25.81%) Ruby
1 16 (25.81%) Perl
1 16 (25.81%) PHP
2 10 (16.13%) SQL
3 9 (14.52%) Java
4 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (37.10%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (33.87%) CCNA
3 13 (20.97%) Security Cleared
4 12 (19.35%) SC Cleared
5 10 (16.13%) CCNP
6 3 (4.84%) CCIE
7 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 17 (27.42%) XenServer
2 16 (25.81%) Samba
3 13 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (14.52%) Active Directory
5 6 (9.68%) XenApp
6 5 (8.06%) Postfix
6 5 (8.06%) vSphere
7 2 (3.23%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.61%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 18 (29.03%) Puppet
2 17 (27.42%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (25.81%) Salt
4 5 (8.06%) CiscoWorks
4 5 (8.06%) ZABBIX
5 2 (3.23%) WSUS
5 2 (3.23%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.61%) Ansible
Vendors
1 27 (43.55%) VMware
2 26 (41.94%) Cisco
3 23 (37.10%) Citrix
4 22 (35.48%) Red Hat
5 10 (16.13%) CheckPoint
6 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
6 6 (9.68%) HP
7 5 (8.06%) Wyse
7 5 (8.06%) Blue Coat
7 5 (8.06%) IronPort
7 5 (8.06%) Oracle
7 5 (8.06%) IBM
7 5 (8.06%) Juniper
7 5 (8.06%) CA
7 5 (8.06%) Nokia
7 5 (8.06%) SolarWinds
8 4 (6.45%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (3.23%) Veeam
9 2 (3.23%) F5
9 2 (3.23%) AlgoSec
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