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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 30 11 34
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +23
Contract jobs citing Firewall 23 24 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 5.05% 9.64% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.27% 47.06% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 8
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£281 £510 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.85% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £282 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £545 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -17.30%
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
91 51 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 20.00% 20.48% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 20 22
Average daily rate £275 £435 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.78% +8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £510 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 4
Average hourly rate £23.50 £14.75 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.32% -16.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £102.50 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
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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 -5 9 £281 - 4
Gloucester -15 3 £275 -47.86% 4
Tewkesbury - - - -
Firewall
South West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 21 (55.26%) Cisco
2 19 (50.00%) LAN
2 19 (50.00%) Windows
3 18 (47.37%) WAN
3 18 (47.37%) MPLS
4 16 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (42.11%) VPN
5 15 (39.47%) BGP
6 14 (36.84%) Security Cleared
6 14 (36.84%) Performance Monitoring
7 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
7 13 (34.21%) CCNP
8 12 (31.58%) Juniper
8 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (26.32%) Cisco PIX
9 10 (26.32%) EIGRP
9 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
10 9 (23.68%) Linux
10 9 (23.68%) Citrix
10 9 (23.68%) VLAN
10 9 (23.68%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (23.68%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (21.05%) F5
11 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
11 8 (21.05%) VMware
11 8 (21.05%) CheckPoint
11 8 (21.05%) ITIL
12 7 (18.42%) Web Services
12 7 (18.42%) SSL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (50.00%) LAN
2 18 (47.37%) WAN
2 18 (47.37%) MPLS
3 16 (42.11%) VPN
4 15 (39.47%) BGP
5 10 (26.32%) EIGRP
5 10 (26.32%) Cisco PIX
6 9 (23.68%) VLAN
6 9 (23.68%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (18.42%) BIG-IP
7 7 (18.42%) SSL
8 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
9 4 (10.53%) Network Security
9 4 (10.53%) IPv4
9 4 (10.53%) IPv6
9 4 (10.53%) Internet
10 3 (7.89%) SAN
11 2 (5.26%) SONET
11 2 (5.26%) ATM
11 2 (5.26%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
1 1 (2.63%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Team Leader
2 7 (18.42%) Network Team Leader
3 6 (15.79%) Server Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Security Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Network Supervisor
5 3 (7.89%) Operations Team Leader
5 3 (7.89%) Network Operations Team Leader
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.26%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) Ajax
2 1 (2.63%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) iPad
2 2 (5.26%) Open Source
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.63%) Replication
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 19 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (23.68%) Linux
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.26%) UNIX
5 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Performance Monitoring
2 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
2 8 (21.05%) ITIL
3 7 (18.42%) Problem Management
4 5 (13.16%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.89%) Change Management
5 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.26%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.26%) Project Management
7 1 (2.63%) Service Management
7 1 (2.63%) SOA
7 1 (2.63%) Information Security
7 1 (2.63%) Network Planning
7 1 (2.63%) Information Assurance
7 1 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.63%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) SQL
1 3 (7.89%) VBScript
1 3 (7.89%) VB
2 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (36.84%) Security Cleared
3 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
3 13 (34.21%) CCNP
4 6 (15.79%) CCNA
5 4 (10.53%) MCSE
5 4 (10.53%) CCSP
5 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (7.89%) MCP
7 2 (5.26%) Degree
8 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.63%) CCSA
8 1 (2.63%) CCSE
8 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.63%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
1 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.63%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) ProxySG
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.89%) ISA Server
3 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.26%) XenApp
5 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) WSUS
1 4 (10.53%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) Cisco
2 12 (31.58%) Juniper
3 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 9 (23.68%) Citrix
5 8 (21.05%) CheckPoint
5 8 (21.05%) VMware
5 8 (21.05%) F5
6 6 (15.79%) Blue Coat
7 4 (10.53%) Apple
7 4 (10.53%) McAfee
7 4 (10.53%) Oracle
8 3 (7.89%) HP
8 3 (7.89%) NetApp
9 2 (5.26%) Nokia
9 2 (5.26%) NetQoS
10 1 (2.63%) Talend
10 1 (2.63%) Veeam
10 1 (2.63%) AppSense
10 1 (2.63%) KANA
10 1 (2.63%) Kofax
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