The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Cheltenham 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 18 14 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +23
Contract jobs citing Firewall 7 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 6.09% 2.74% 4.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.14% 50.00% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Average daily rate £395 £450 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +91.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £450 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £399
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 £19.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -27.58%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
29 4 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 25.22% 5.48% 35.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 73
Average daily rate £365 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £450 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
Firewall
Gloucestershire

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 24 April 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 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) Network Security
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) VB
4 5 (50.00%) SAN
4 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (50.00%) VMware
4 5 (50.00%) NetBackup
4 5 (50.00%) Network Design
4 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (50.00%) vSphere
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (20.00%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (20.00%) Acronis
7 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (20.00%) ISA Server

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) Network Security
2 5 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MSI
1 2 (20.00%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Storage Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) VB
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (50.00%) vSphere
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) ISA Server
3 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Acronis
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) 3Com
3 2 (20.00%) Veritas