The first table below looks at the demand for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 17 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 Gloucestershire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 17 33 56
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +23
Contract jobs citing Firewall 30 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 7.65% 4.80% 2.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.61% 23.53% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 7
Average daily rate £438 £488 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +143.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £450 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £29.00 - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.09% -31.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
98 68 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 25.00% 20.42% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 44 108
Average daily rate £425 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +34.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
Firewall
South West

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester -3 13 £450 -10.00% 4
Cheltenham 0 8 £395 -12.22% 1
Tewkesbury - - - -
Firewall
South West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 31 (72.09%) Windows
2 25 (58.14%) Network Security
3 24 (55.81%) Cisco
4 22 (51.16%) Microsoft
5 19 (44.19%) Linux
6 18 (41.86%) CheckPoint
7 17 (39.53%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (32.56%) MS Exchange
9 13 (30.23%) BGP
9 13 (30.23%) VMware
10 12 (27.91%) Juniper
11 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (23.26%) Junos
12 10 (23.26%) F5
12 10 (23.26%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (23.26%) Load Balancing
12 10 (23.26%) OSPF
12 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (23.26%) SAN
13 9 (20.93%) VPN
13 9 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
14 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (16.28%) vSphere
15 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
16 6 (13.95%) Network Design
16 6 (13.95%) NetBackup
16 6 (13.95%) Internet

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 14 (32.56%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.33%) Apache
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.33%) Drupal
4 1 (2.33%) Lync
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.33%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (58.14%) Network Security
2 17 (39.53%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (30.23%) BGP
4 10 (23.26%) OSPF
4 10 (23.26%) Junos
4 10 (23.26%) Cisco IOS
4 10 (23.26%) SAN
5 9 (20.93%) VPN
6 6 (13.95%) Internet
6 6 (13.95%) WAN
7 5 (11.63%) LAN
8 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
9 3 (6.98%) DHCP
9 3 (6.98%) DNS
9 3 (6.98%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (6.98%) MPLS
10 1 (2.33%) TACACS
10 1 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (2.33%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MSI
1 2 (4.65%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
1 2 (4.65%) Local Government
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (39.53%) Network Engineer
2 16 (37.21%) Security Engineer
3 11 (25.58%) Network Security Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) Firewall Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) Storage Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Support Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Consultant
8 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Network Architect
9 2 (4.65%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Architect
9 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (4.65%) Administrator
10 1 (2.33%) 3rd Line Support
10 1 (2.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) Web Services
2 1 (2.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Client/Server
1 3 (6.98%) iPad
2 1 (2.33%) Firmware
2 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 31 (72.09%) Windows
2 19 (44.19%) Linux
3 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.33%) UNIX
8 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Load Balancing
2 6 (13.95%) Network Design
3 3 (6.98%) ITIL
3 3 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (6.98%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.33%) Change Management
4 1 (2.33%) Migration
4 1 (2.33%) Network Planning
4 1 (2.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) VB
2 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.65%) C
4 1 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (11.63%) CCSP
3 5 (11.63%) CCNP
4 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.30%) DV Cleared
5 3 (6.98%) CCNA
6 2 (4.65%) CCIE
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
2 7 (16.28%) vSphere
3 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
4 3 (6.98%) XenApp
5 2 (4.65%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.65%) ISA Server
6 1 (2.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.33%) WSUS
2 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (55.81%) Cisco
2 22 (51.16%) Microsoft
3 18 (41.86%) CheckPoint
4 13 (30.23%) VMware
5 12 (27.91%) Juniper
6 10 (23.26%) F5
7 5 (11.63%) HP
7 5 (11.63%) Oracle
7 5 (11.63%) Red Hat
8 4 (9.30%) Sophos
9 3 (6.98%) Apple
9 3 (6.98%) Citrix
9 3 (6.98%) IBM
10 2 (4.65%) Veritas
10 2 (4.65%) 3Com
10 2 (4.65%) AppSense
10 2 (4.65%) Acronis
11 1 (2.33%) Trustwave
11 1 (2.33%) Remedy
11 1 (2.33%) McAfee
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