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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 39 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 10 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.29% 4.64% 4.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.61% 23.61% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 8
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£450 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
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 £26.00 £18.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -8.28%
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
51 72 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 11.70% 19.67% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 51 35
Average daily rate £450 £375 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 7 £538 +65.38% 3
Gloucester +3 3 £450 - 2
Firewall
South West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 25 (78.13%) WAN
1 25 (78.13%) LAN
1 25 (78.13%) Security Cleared
2 23 (71.88%) DV Cleared
3 14 (43.75%) Cisco
4 12 (37.50%) Network Security
5 11 (34.38%) OSPF
5 11 (34.38%) BGP
5 11 (34.38%) IPsec
5 11 (34.38%) Citrix
5 11 (34.38%) VPN
6 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
7 9 (28.13%) SSL
8 8 (25.00%) Information Security
8 8 (25.00%) Security Architecture
9 7 (21.88%) Data Protection
9 7 (21.88%) PCI DSS
9 7 (21.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 7 (21.88%) Security Management
9 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
9 7 (21.88%) CISM
9 7 (21.88%) CISSP
9 7 (21.88%) Windows
9 7 (21.88%) Cyber Security
10 6 (18.75%) ITIL
10 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
10 6 (18.75%) VoIP
10 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (18.75%) CMS
10 6 (18.75%) TOGAF

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (18.75%) CMS
2 3 (9.38%) IIS
3 2 (6.25%) nginx
3 2 (6.25%) MediaWiki
3 2 (6.25%) Apache
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.25%) Confluence
4 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 25 (78.13%) WAN
1 25 (78.13%) LAN
2 12 (37.50%) Network Security
3 11 (34.38%) OSPF
3 11 (34.38%) BGP
3 11 (34.38%) IPsec
3 11 (34.38%) VPN
4 9 (28.13%) SSL
5 6 (18.75%) VoIP
6 2 (6.25%) iSCSI
6 2 (6.25%) IPv6
6 2 (6.25%) SAN
6 2 (6.25%) LDAP
6 2 (6.25%) DNS
6 2 (6.25%) EIGRP
7 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.13%) NetScreen
7 1 (3.13%) MPLS
7 1 (3.13%) DHCP
7 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) MySQL
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) JIRA
1 2 (6.25%) Subversion
1 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.25%) Hudson
2 1 (3.13%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Architect
2 13 (40.63%) Network Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Security Architect
3 7 (21.88%) Network Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Network Support
5 2 (6.25%) Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Network Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Project Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Cyber Security Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Security Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.38%) Clustering
4 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.25%) Wiki
5 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Linux
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
4 2 (6.25%) CentOS
4 2 (6.25%) Debian
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Information Security
1 8 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 7 (21.88%) Data Protection
2 7 (21.88%) Security Management
2 7 (21.88%) Cyber Security
3 6 (18.75%) ITIL
3 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
3 6 (18.75%) TOGAF
4 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
5 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (9.38%) Network Design
5 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.25%) Build Automation
6 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.25%) DevOps
7 1 (3.13%) Change Control
7 1 (3.13%) DDoS Mitigation
7 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 25 (78.13%) Security Cleared
2 23 (71.88%) DV Cleared
3 7 (21.88%) CISM
3 7 (21.88%) CISSP
4 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (12.50%) CCNA
6 3 (9.38%) CCNP
7 2 (6.25%) Degree
8 1 (3.13%) CCSA
8 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) PCI DSS
1 7 (21.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.25%) Postfix
2 2 (6.25%) XenServer
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) iptables
2 2 (6.25%) Samba
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.13%) VirtualBox
3 1 (3.13%) vSphere
3 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) ZABBIX
1 2 (6.25%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.13%) Nmap
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Cisco
2 11 (34.38%) Citrix
3 5 (15.63%) Juniper
4 3 (9.38%) VMware
5 2 (6.25%) F5
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.13%) Symantec
6 1 (3.13%) McAfee
6 1 (3.13%) Sophos
6 1 (3.13%) Veritas
6 1 (3.13%) HP
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.13%) Acronis
6 1 (3.13%) ProCurve
6 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat