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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 14 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 11 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 8.15% 10.09% 8.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 42.31% 47.83% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 0
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£435 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-3.25% +1.13%
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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 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 19.26% 21.10% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 0
Average daily rate £400 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £28.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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 12 (63.16%) VPN
2 11 (57.89%) SSL
2 11 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
3 10 (52.63%) VLAN
3 10 (52.63%) CCNA
3 10 (52.63%) LAN
3 10 (52.63%) WAN
3 10 (52.63%) IPsec
4 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
4 9 (47.37%) Windows
4 9 (47.37%) DNS
4 9 (47.37%) Network Security
4 9 (47.37%) Cyber Security
5 8 (42.11%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (42.11%) VirtualBox
5 8 (42.11%) DV Cleared
5 8 (42.11%) Metasploit
5 8 (42.11%) Wireshark
5 8 (42.11%) Nmap
5 8 (42.11%) Cisco
5 8 (42.11%) Linux
5 8 (42.11%) LAMP
5 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
5 8 (42.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (42.11%) DDoS Mitigation
6 7 (36.84%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (31.58%) QA
8 5 (26.32%) BGP
9 4 (21.05%) Juniper

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 1 (5.26%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) VPN
2 11 (57.89%) SSL
3 10 (52.63%) LAN
3 10 (52.63%) WAN
3 10 (52.63%) IPsec
3 10 (52.63%) VLAN
4 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
4 9 (47.37%) DNS
4 9 (47.37%) Network Security
5 8 (42.11%) Wireshark
6 7 (36.84%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (26.32%) BGP
8 3 (15.79%) MPLS
8 3 (15.79%) OSPF
9 2 (10.53%) EIGRP
9 2 (10.53%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (5.26%) BIG-IP
10 1 (5.26%) ATM
10 1 (5.26%) DSL
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Metasploit
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Network Engineer
1 7 (36.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Security Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Network Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Security Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Cyber Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Security Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Cyber Security
2 8 (42.11%) DDoS Mitigation
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.79%) Information Security
4 3 (15.79%) TOGAF
4 3 (15.79%) Security Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.53%) Security Management
6 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 10 (52.63%) CCNA
3 8 (42.11%) DV Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) CCNP
5 2 (10.53%) CISM
5 2 (10.53%) CISSP
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
1 8 (42.11%) VMware ESXi
1 8 (42.11%) VirtualBox
2 1 (5.26%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) Nmap
2 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Juniper
3 3 (15.79%) Citrix
4 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.26%) F5
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