The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 46 39 27
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 10 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.36% 2.57% 2.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.49% 14.55% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 4
Average daily rate £233 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +41.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £201 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £443 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £336
% change year-on-year
- +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +15.62%
Firewall
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
69 55 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 16.27% 17.68% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 44 15
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Cardiff region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Cardiff region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 17 (80.95%) Cisco
2 16 (76.19%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (47.62%) HP
3 10 (47.62%) CCNA
4 9 (42.86%) ITIL
4 9 (42.86%) Internet
5 8 (38.10%) CheckPoint
5 8 (38.10%) CCNP
5 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
5 8 (38.10%) Linux
5 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
6 7 (33.33%) LAN
6 7 (33.33%) Tivoli
6 7 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 7 (33.33%) VMware
6 7 (33.33%) HP Data Protector
6 7 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 6 (28.57%) Citrix
7 6 (28.57%) AIX
7 6 (28.57%) SLA
8 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
8 5 (23.81%) F5
9 4 (19.05%) NetScaler
9 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (19.05%) Incident Management
9 4 (19.05%) Network Design
9 4 (19.05%) Logistics
9 4 (19.05%) WAN
9 4 (19.05%) Juniper

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 1 (4.76%) Apache
1 1 (4.76%) JBoss
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) Internet
2 7 (33.33%) LAN
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (19.05%) NetScaler
3 4 (19.05%) WAN
3 4 (19.05%) Wireless
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
4 3 (14.29%) DMZ
4 3 (14.29%) Network Security
4 3 (14.29%) VLAN
4 3 (14.29%) VPN
5 2 (9.52%) OSPF
5 2 (9.52%) VoIP
5 2 (9.52%) WLAN
6 1 (4.76%) ADSL
6 1 (4.76%) BGP
6 1 (4.76%) DNS
6 1 (4.76%) HTTPS
6 1 (4.76%) MPLS
6 1 (4.76%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.76%) IntelliJ
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.76%) JUnit
1 1 (4.76%) Maven
1 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 2 (9.52%) Billing
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Network Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
2 3 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (14.29%) Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (14.29%) Network Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Network Support
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Network Technical Architect
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Telecoms Architect
4 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Java EE
1 1 (4.76%) LAMP
1 1 (4.76%) SAML
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
1 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
1 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.76%) Cryptography
2 1 (4.76%) PKI
2 1 (4.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) AIX
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Incident Management
2 4 (19.05%) Logistics
2 4 (19.05%) Network Design
3 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
4 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.76%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) Perl
2 1 (4.76%) PHP
2 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (47.62%) CCNA
3 8 (38.10%) CCNP
4 7 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
7 3 (14.29%) CCIE
8 2 (9.52%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) HP Data Protector
1 7 (33.33%) Tivoli
1 7 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (4.76%) Ansible
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.76%) yum
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Cisco
2 10 (47.62%) HP
3 8 (38.10%) CheckPoint
3 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
4 7 (33.33%) VMware
5 6 (28.57%) Citrix
6 5 (23.81%) F5
7 4 (19.05%) Juniper
8 1 (4.76%) Dell
8 1 (4.76%) Nokia
8 1 (4.76%) Oracle
8 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto
8 1 (4.76%) Polycom
8 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.76%) Riverbed
8 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds