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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 17 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Firewall 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 7.69% 2.08% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 47.37% 100.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
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£281 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -17.30%
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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
19 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 16.24% 2.08% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 3
Average daily rate £263 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £100.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 October 2014, 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 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) MPLS
3 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (53.33%) Juniper
4 8 (53.33%) CCNP
4 8 (53.33%) LAN
5 7 (46.67%) WAN
5 7 (46.67%) ITIL
5 7 (46.67%) BGP
5 7 (46.67%) EIGRP
5 7 (46.67%) Cisco PIX
5 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
5 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
6 6 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (40.00%) Mentoring
6 6 (40.00%) VLAN
6 6 (40.00%) Linux
7 5 (33.33%) VPN
7 5 (33.33%) CCNA
7 5 (33.33%) Problem Management
7 5 (33.33%) BIG-IP
7 5 (33.33%) F5
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (26.67%) Blue Coat
8 4 (26.67%) ProxySG
8 4 (26.67%) Windows
8 4 (26.67%) SSL
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
9 3 (20.00%) VMware

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) MPLS
2 8 (53.33%) LAN
3 7 (46.67%) WAN
3 7 (46.67%) BGP
3 7 (46.67%) EIGRP
3 7 (46.67%) Cisco PIX
4 6 (40.00%) VLAN
5 5 (33.33%) BIG-IP
5 5 (33.33%) VPN
6 4 (26.67%) SSL
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (6.67%) tcpdump
7 1 (6.67%) Ethereal
7 1 (6.67%) Network Security
7 1 (6.67%) DMZ
7 1 (6.67%) SONET
7 1 (6.67%) DSL
7 1 (6.67%) TACACS
7 1 (6.67%) Wireless
7 1 (6.67%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (6.67%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Team Leader
1 4 (26.67%) Network Team Leader
2 3 (20.00%) Operations Team Leader
2 3 (20.00%) Network Operations Team Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Network Supervisor
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Network Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Project Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Mac Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Replication
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.67%) Open Source
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) UNIX
4 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) SOA
5 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (53.33%) CCNP
3 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) CCNA
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
6 1 (6.67%) CCSA
6 1 (6.67%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) ProxySG
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 8 (53.33%) Juniper
3 5 (33.33%) F5
4 4 (26.67%) Blue Coat
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (13.33%) Nokia
7 1 (6.67%) KANA
7 1 (6.67%) Kofax
7 1 (6.67%) Veeam
7 1 (6.67%) Talend
7 1 (6.67%) NetQoS
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle