The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 18 11 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Firewall 15 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 10.07% 5.45% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 57.69% 60.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £19.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -31.03%
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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 Cheltenham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
26 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 17.45% 9.09% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate £495 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.30% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £19.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 20 (86.96%) LAN
1 20 (86.96%) Security Cleared
2 19 (82.61%) WAN
3 15 (65.22%) Cisco
3 15 (65.22%) DV Cleared
4 12 (52.17%) BGP
5 9 (39.13%) VPN
5 9 (39.13%) SSL
6 7 (30.43%) ITIL
6 7 (30.43%) MPLS
6 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (26.09%) Juniper
7 6 (26.09%) OSPF
7 6 (26.09%) EIGRP
7 6 (26.09%) IPsec
7 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
8 5 (21.74%) Cyber Security
8 5 (21.74%) Security Management
8 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
8 5 (21.74%) Information Security
8 5 (21.74%) Data Protection
8 5 (21.74%) PCI DSS
8 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
8 5 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (21.74%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (21.74%) Security Architecture
8 5 (21.74%) CISM
8 5 (21.74%) CCNP
8 5 (21.74%) Citrix
8 5 (21.74%) CISSP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 3 (13.04%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 20 (86.96%) LAN
2 19 (82.61%) WAN
3 12 (52.17%) BGP
4 9 (39.13%) VPN
4 9 (39.13%) SSL
5 7 (30.43%) MPLS
6 6 (26.09%) OSPF
6 6 (26.09%) EIGRP
6 6 (26.09%) IPsec
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (17.39%) Network Security
8 4 (17.39%) VLAN
9 3 (13.04%) BIG-IP
9 3 (13.04%) VoIP
10 1 (4.35%) NetScreen
10 1 (4.35%) DMZ
10 1 (4.35%) TACACS
General
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Architect
2 6 (26.09%) Network Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Security Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Network Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Network Team Leader
4 4 (17.39%) Team Leader
5 3 (13.04%) Network Operations Team Leader
5 3 (13.04%) Operations Team Leader
6 2 (8.70%) Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Network Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
3 5 (21.74%) Cyber Security
3 5 (21.74%) Security Management
3 5 (21.74%) Information Security
3 5 (21.74%) Data Protection
3 5 (21.74%) Security Architecture
4 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
5 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.70%) Project Management
7 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (4.35%) Change Management
7 1 (4.35%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 20 (86.96%) Security Cleared
2 15 (65.22%) DV Cleared
3 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
4 5 (21.74%) CISM
4 5 (21.74%) CCNP
4 5 (21.74%) CISSP
5 3 (13.04%) Degree
5 3 (13.04%) CCNA
6 1 (4.35%) CCSA
6 1 (4.35%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) PCI DSS
1 5 (21.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Cisco
2 6 (26.09%) Juniper
3 5 (21.74%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) F5
4 4 (17.39%) Blue Coat
5 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
6 2 (8.70%) Nokia
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.35%) ProCurve
7 1 (4.35%) HP
7 1 (4.35%) McAfee