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 4 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 43 26 16
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 14 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.82% 4.85% 5.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.90% 22.77% 38.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 4
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£435 £263 £545
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% -51.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 £190.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-91.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-4.33% +3.44%
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
67 101 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 13.48% 21.31% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 55 14
Average daily rate £375 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 5
Average hourly rate £21.63 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.93% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £28.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £190.00 £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -2 11 £435 +65.71% 2
Gloucester -5 1 - - 1
Firewall
South West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 14 (56.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (48.00%) SSL
3 12 (48.00%) Windows
3 12 (48.00%) LAN
3 12 (48.00%) WAN
3 12 (48.00%) VPN
4 11 (44.00%) DNS
4 11 (44.00%) CCNA
4 11 (44.00%) IPsec
4 11 (44.00%) DV Cleared
5 10 (40.00%) VLAN
5 10 (40.00%) Cisco
5 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 9 (36.00%) Linux
6 9 (36.00%) Network Security
6 9 (36.00%) Cyber Security
7 8 (32.00%) VirtualBox
7 8 (32.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (32.00%) DDoS Mitigation
7 8 (32.00%) Wireshark
7 8 (32.00%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (32.00%) Hyper-V
7 8 (32.00%) Metasploit
7 8 (32.00%) Nmap
7 8 (32.00%) LAMP
8 7 (28.00%) BGP
8 7 (28.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (24.00%) QA
10 5 (20.00%) OSPF

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3 (12.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) CMS
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) LAN
1 12 (48.00%) WAN
1 12 (48.00%) VPN
1 12 (48.00%) SSL
2 11 (44.00%) IPsec
2 11 (44.00%) DNS
3 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 10 (40.00%) VLAN
4 9 (36.00%) Network Security
5 8 (32.00%) Wireshark
6 7 (28.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (28.00%) BGP
7 5 (20.00%) OSPF
8 3 (12.00%) MPLS
8 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (8.00%) EIGRP
9 2 (8.00%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (8.00%) Internet
9 2 (8.00%) VoIP
10 1 (4.00%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Metasploit
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Network Engineer
1 8 (32.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Network Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Cyber Security Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Security Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Technician
6 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Network Technician
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Security Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) LAMP
2 2 (8.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) RMADS
3 2 (8.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) PKI
4 1 (4.00%) NHS
4 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Cyber Security
2 8 (32.00%) DDoS Mitigation
3 5 (20.00%) Information Security
3 5 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (12.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (12.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (8.00%) Security Management
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (8.00%) Information Assurance
6 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) C
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (56.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (44.00%) CCNA
3 11 (44.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (16.00%) CISSP
5 3 (12.00%) CCNP
5 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) CISM
7 1 (4.00%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (4.00%) CCENT
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
2 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (8.00%) JSP 440
3 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Hyper-V
1 8 (32.00%) VMware ESXi
1 8 (32.00%) VirtualBox
2 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.00%) ProxySG
3 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) Nmap
2 1 (4.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Cisco
2 5 (20.00%) Citrix
2 5 (20.00%) Juniper
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) Blue Coat
3 2 (8.00%) F5
4 1 (4.00%) Acronis
4 1 (4.00%) Veritas
4 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.00%) Symantec
4 1 (4.00%) Sophos
4 1 (4.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Mitel
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