The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cardiff region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 37 27 15
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 10 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.76% 0.58% 8.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.74% 4.76% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 9
Average daily rate £225 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £350 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £350 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.09% -31.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
46 21 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 12.71% 12.28% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 11 18
Average daily rate £365 £250 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.00% -6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £10.69 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
Firewall
South Wales

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014, 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 8 (57.14%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (50.00%) VPN
2 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 6 (42.86%) LAN
3 6 (42.86%) WAN
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (42.86%) Wireless
3 6 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (28.57%) Juniper
5 4 (28.57%) Citrix
5 4 (28.57%) CCNP
5 4 (28.57%) DNS
5 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 4 (28.57%) VMware
5 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (28.57%) vSphere
5 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (14.29%) BT
6 2 (14.29%) XenApp
6 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) VPN
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (42.86%) WAN
2 6 (42.86%) Wireless
2 6 (42.86%) LAN
2 6 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (14.29%) SAN
4 2 (14.29%) OSPF
4 2 (14.29%) BGP
4 2 (14.29%) VoIP
4 2 (14.29%) WLAN
4 2 (14.29%) BIG-IP
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
4 2 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (7.14%) Broadband
5 1 (7.14%) Network Security
5 1 (7.14%) SMS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MSI
1 1 (7.14%) InstallShield
1 1 (7.14%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Desktop Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Packager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) CCNA
3 2 (14.29%) CCA
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.14%) MCSA
4 1 (7.14%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (28.57%) vSphere
3 2 (14.29%) XenApp
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
1 2 (14.29%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (7.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 4 (28.57%) Juniper
4 4 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (14.29%) AppSense
5 2 (14.29%) BT
5 2 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
6 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat