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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 32 40 26
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 5 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.88% 2.64% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.25% 21.28% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 1
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£244 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -35.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -5.00%
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
16 47 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 6.02% 12.40% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 30 14
Average daily rate £275 £365 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.65% +46.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £10.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +157.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015, 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 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) LAN
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (25.00%) CCNA
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (25.00%) Internet
3 3 (25.00%) MSI
3 3 (25.00%) InstallShield
3 3 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (25.00%) VLAN
3 3 (25.00%) Wireless
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (25.00%) AppSense
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) DMZ
4 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (16.67%) Nmap
4 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Asset Management

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (25.00%) Internet
2 3 (25.00%) WAN
2 3 (25.00%) VLAN
2 3 (25.00%) Wireless
3 2 (16.67%) DMZ
3 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (8.33%) Softswitch
4 1 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) ISDN
4 1 (8.33%) VoIP
4 1 (8.33%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MSI
1 3 (25.00%) InstallShield
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (8.33%) Maven
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Network Support
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Support
5 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Packager
5 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Visualisation
3 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) AIX
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Software Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) User Stories
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) MCTS
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Nmap
2 1 (8.33%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) AppSense
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) LANDesk
5 1 (8.33%) Avaya
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
5 1 (8.33%) VMware