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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 45 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.27% 3.08% 2.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.92% 16.67% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
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£400 £385 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.98% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
52 48 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.09% 18.46% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 7
Average daily rate £375 £388 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £130 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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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
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 30 July 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 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (54.55%) VPN
2 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
4 4 (36.36%) LAN
4 4 (36.36%) DNS
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco
4 4 (36.36%) Citrix
4 4 (36.36%) WAN
4 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
4 4 (36.36%) Wireless
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (36.36%) vSphere
4 4 (36.36%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
6 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (18.18%) SCCM
6 2 (18.18%) SCOM
6 2 (18.18%) BT
6 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (18.18%) AppSense

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) VPN
2 4 (36.36%) LAN
2 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) WAN
2 4 (36.36%) Wireless
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) OSPF
3 2 (18.18%) BGP
3 2 (18.18%) VoIP
3 2 (18.18%) WLAN
3 2 (18.18%) NetScaler
4 1 (9.09%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (9.09%) SMS
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (9.09%) MSI
1 1 (9.09%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Security Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Desktop Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Packager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Incident Management
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CCA
1 2 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (18.18%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) MCSA
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (36.36%) vSphere
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (18.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
1 2 (18.18%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (9.09%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix
2 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) BT
3 2 (18.18%) AppSense
3 2 (18.18%) Juniper
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
4 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat