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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 32 22 41
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +19
Contract jobs citing Firewall 16 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 3.57% 4.49% 2.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.58% 34.38% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 11
Average daily rate
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£213 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £282 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £350 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £190.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
91 32 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 20.31% 13.06% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 16 40
Average daily rate £375 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £130 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £375 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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 28 July 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 28 July 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
(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 -6 7 £213 -39.28% 5
Gloucester - 4 £188 - 3
Tewkesbury - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
Firewall
South West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 27 (64.29%) Windows
2 23 (54.76%) Cisco
3 21 (50.00%) Network Security
4 19 (45.24%) Linux
5 15 (35.71%) Juniper
6 14 (33.33%) VMware
6 14 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 14 (33.33%) F5
7 13 (30.95%) BGP
8 12 (28.57%) Load Balancing
8 12 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (26.19%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (26.19%) OSPF
9 11 (26.19%) LAN
9 11 (26.19%) Junos
10 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (23.81%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (23.81%) WAN
10 10 (23.81%) TCP/IP
10 10 (23.81%) VPN
10 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (21.43%) MS Exchange
12 8 (19.05%) Citrix
12 8 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
13 7 (16.67%) SAN
13 7 (16.67%) Apple
13 7 (16.67%) Web Services

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 9 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (2.38%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (50.00%) Network Security
2 13 (30.95%) BGP
3 12 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (26.19%) OSPF
4 11 (26.19%) Junos
4 11 (26.19%) Cisco IOS
4 11 (26.19%) LAN
5 10 (23.81%) WAN
5 10 (23.81%) TCP/IP
5 10 (23.81%) VPN
6 7 (16.67%) SAN
7 5 (11.90%) MPLS
8 4 (9.52%) Internet
8 4 (9.52%) IPv4
8 4 (9.52%) IPv6
8 4 (9.52%) DHCP
9 3 (7.14%) DNS
9 3 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (7.14%) BIG-IP
9 3 (7.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MSI
1 2 (4.76%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.38%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Local Government
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 12 (28.57%) Security Engineer
3 11 (26.19%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (23.81%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Storage Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Server Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Network Supervisor
7 3 (7.14%) Windows Server Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.38%) Project Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Citrix Consultant
9 1 (2.38%) Performance Tester
9 1 (2.38%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) iPad
2 3 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.76%) Open Source
4 1 (2.38%) Firmware
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.38%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.38%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 27 (64.29%) Windows
2 19 (45.24%) Linux
3 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 10 (23.81%) Performance Monitoring
3 7 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (14.29%) Network Design
5 3 (7.14%) ITIL
6 2 (4.76%) Change Management
6 2 (4.76%) Network Planning
6 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.38%) Migration
7 1 (2.38%) SOA
7 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) VB
2 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 2 (4.76%) VBScript
4 1 (2.38%) C
4 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 6 (14.29%) CCNA
3 4 (9.52%) CCNP
4 2 (4.76%) MCP
4 2 (4.76%) MCSE
4 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.38%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (26.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (16.67%) vSphere
3 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 4 (9.52%) ISA Server
4 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.76%) XenApp
5 2 (4.76%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.76%) ProxySG
6 1 (2.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) NetBackup
1 5 (11.90%) WSUS
2 4 (9.52%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (54.76%) Cisco
2 15 (35.71%) Juniper
3 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 14 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 14 (33.33%) VMware
3 14 (33.33%) F5
4 8 (19.05%) Citrix
5 7 (16.67%) Apple
6 5 (11.90%) Red Hat
7 4 (9.52%) McAfee
8 3 (7.14%) Oracle
9 2 (4.76%) HP
9 2 (4.76%) Veritas
9 2 (4.76%) NetApp
9 2 (4.76%) AppSense
9 2 (4.76%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.76%) 3Com
9 2 (4.76%) Acronis
10 1 (2.38%) Veeam
10 1 (2.38%) Talend
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Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Capita IT Professional Services
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago