The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 32 23 40
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Contract jobs citing Firewall 25 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 5.14% 6.27% 3.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 36.76% 24.69% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 12
Average daily rate
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£381 £365 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.45% -18.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £219 £427
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £327 £310
% change year-on-year
+18.50% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -12.08%
Firewall
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
68 81 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 13.99% 25.39% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 40 46
Average daily rate £450 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £458 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Average hourly rate £43.75 £24.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.29% -43.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham -6 16 - - 3
Gloucester -3 4 £281 -19.64% 1
Cirencester - - - -
Firewall
South West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 26 (66.67%) WAN
1 26 (66.67%) LAN
2 24 (61.54%) Security Cleared
3 20 (51.28%) Cisco
4 19 (48.72%) DV Cleared
5 13 (33.33%) BGP
6 12 (30.77%) Windows
6 12 (30.77%) Network Security
7 11 (28.21%) Citrix
8 10 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (25.64%) OSPF
9 9 (23.08%) VPN
9 9 (23.08%) IPsec
10 7 (17.95%) Information Security
10 7 (17.95%) SSL
11 6 (15.38%) Linux
11 6 (15.38%) Juniper
11 6 (15.38%) CISSP
11 6 (15.38%) CCNA
11 6 (15.38%) VMware
11 6 (15.38%) MPLS
11 6 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (12.82%) Security Architecture
12 5 (12.82%) Cyber Security
12 5 (12.82%) Degree
12 5 (12.82%) Network Design
12 5 (12.82%) Data Protection
12 5 (12.82%) PCI DSS
12 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 4 (10.26%) CMS
2 3 (7.69%) IIS
3 2 (5.13%) Apache
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.13%) nginx
3 2 (5.13%) Confluence
3 2 (5.13%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (66.67%) WAN
1 26 (66.67%) LAN
2 13 (33.33%) BGP
3 12 (30.77%) Network Security
4 10 (25.64%) OSPF
5 9 (23.08%) IPsec
5 9 (23.08%) VPN
6 7 (17.95%) SSL
7 6 (15.38%) MPLS
8 5 (12.82%) SAN
9 4 (10.26%) Internet
9 4 (10.26%) VoIP
9 4 (10.26%) EIGRP
9 4 (10.26%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (7.69%) IPv6
11 2 (5.13%) LDAP
11 2 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (5.13%) iSCSI
11 2 (5.13%) VLAN
11 2 (5.13%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Subversion
1 2 (5.13%) JIRA
1 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.13%) Hudson
1 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 12 (30.77%) Architect
3 6 (15.38%) Network Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Security Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Network Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Project Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Network Support
6 2 (5.13%) Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.56%) Network Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.56%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) JSP
1 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.69%) Clustering
4 2 (5.13%) Wiki
5 1 (2.56%) RMADS
5 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.56%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.77%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Linux
2 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.13%) Debian
4 2 (5.13%) Ubuntu
4 2 (5.13%) CentOS
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Information Security
2 5 (12.82%) Network Design
2 5 (12.82%) ITIL
2 5 (12.82%) Security Management
2 5 (12.82%) Data Protection
2 5 (12.82%) Security Architecture
2 5 (12.82%) Cyber Security
3 3 (7.69%) TOGAF
3 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 3 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.13%) Build Automation
4 2 (5.13%) Software Deployment
4 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (5.13%) DevOps
5 1 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) SQL
1 2 (5.13%) VBScript
1 2 (5.13%) VB
2 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 19 (48.72%) DV Cleared
3 10 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (15.38%) CCNA
4 6 (15.38%) CISSP
5 5 (12.82%) CISM
5 5 (12.82%) Degree
5 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
5 5 (12.82%) CCNP
6 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (7.69%) MCP
7 3 (7.69%) MCSE
8 2 (5.13%) CCSA
9 1 (2.56%) CCSE
9 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.56%) MCITP
9 1 (2.56%) CWNA
9 1 (2.56%) CCIE
9 1 (2.56%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (12.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.56%) SLA
3 1 (2.56%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
2 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.13%) ISA Server
3 2 (5.13%) Samba
3 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) Postfix
3 2 (5.13%) XenApp
3 2 (5.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) SCCM
1 2 (5.13%) ZABBIX
1 2 (5.13%) Puppet
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 20 (51.28%) Cisco
2 11 (28.21%) Citrix
3 6 (15.38%) Juniper
3 6 (15.38%) VMware
4 5 (12.82%) CheckPoint
4 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.69%) HP
6 2 (5.13%) NetApp
6 2 (5.13%) Oracle
6 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.56%) McAfee
7 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.56%) ProCurve
7 1 (2.56%) F5
7 1 (2.56%) Nokia
7 1 (2.56%) Dell