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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 27 12 36
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +24
Contract jobs citing Firewall 22 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 4.91% 9.27% 2.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.44% 45.10% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 8
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£275 £510 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.07% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £282 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £545 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
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
90 51 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 20.09% 20.56% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 21 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 £198 £250 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £510 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.75 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% -16.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £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 22 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 22 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 -4 9 £281 - 4
Gloucester -13 2 £238 -54.97% 3
Tewkesbury - - - - 3
Firewall
South West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 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 (56.76%) Cisco
2 19 (51.35%) LAN
3 18 (48.65%) WAN
3 18 (48.65%) Windows
3 18 (48.65%) MPLS
4 16 (43.24%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (43.24%) VPN
5 15 (40.54%) BGP
6 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
6 14 (37.84%) Performance Monitoring
7 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
7 13 (35.14%) CCNP
8 12 (32.43%) Juniper
9 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (27.03%) Cisco PIX
10 10 (27.03%) EIGRP
11 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
11 9 (24.32%) VLAN
11 9 (24.32%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (24.32%) Amazon AWS
11 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (21.62%) F5
12 8 (21.62%) Mentoring
12 8 (21.62%) Linux
12 8 (21.62%) ITIL
12 8 (21.62%) CheckPoint
12 8 (21.62%) Citrix
13 7 (18.92%) Web Services
13 7 (18.92%) SSL
13 7 (18.92%) VMware

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (24.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (51.35%) LAN
2 18 (48.65%) WAN
2 18 (48.65%) MPLS
3 16 (43.24%) VPN
4 15 (40.54%) BGP
5 10 (27.03%) Cisco PIX
5 10 (27.03%) EIGRP
6 9 (24.32%) VLAN
6 9 (24.32%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (18.92%) SSL
7 7 (18.92%) BIG-IP
8 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
9 4 (10.81%) Network Security
9 4 (10.81%) IPv4
9 4 (10.81%) IPv6
10 3 (8.11%) Internet
11 2 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (5.41%) tcpdump
11 2 (5.41%) Wireless
11 2 (5.41%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
1 1 (2.70%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Team Leader
2 7 (18.92%) Network Team Leader
3 5 (13.51%) Network Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Server Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Network Supervisor
4 3 (8.11%) Operations Team Leader
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Network Operations Team Leader
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) JSP
2 1 (2.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) iPad
2 2 (5.41%) Open Source
3 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) RMADS
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 18 (48.65%) Windows
2 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (21.62%) Linux
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.41%) UNIX
6 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Performance Monitoring
2 8 (21.62%) Mentoring
2 8 (21.62%) ITIL
3 7 (18.92%) Problem Management
4 5 (13.51%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.11%) Change Management
6 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.41%) Project Management
7 1 (2.70%) SOA
7 1 (2.70%) Information Assurance
7 1 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.70%) Network Planning
7 1 (2.70%) Information Security
7 1 (2.70%) Service Management
7 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
1 2 (5.41%) VBScript
1 2 (5.41%) VB
2 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (43.24%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
3 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
3 13 (35.14%) CCNP
4 6 (16.22%) CCNA
5 4 (10.81%) CCSP
6 3 (8.11%) MCSE
6 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (5.41%) Degree
7 2 (5.41%) MCP
8 1 (2.70%) CISSP
8 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.70%) CCSE
8 1 (2.70%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.70%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) ProxySG
2 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.41%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.70%) XenApp
5 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (10.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (56.76%) Cisco
2 12 (32.43%) Juniper
3 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
4 8 (21.62%) F5
4 8 (21.62%) CheckPoint
4 8 (21.62%) Citrix
5 7 (18.92%) VMware
6 6 (16.22%) Blue Coat
7 4 (10.81%) McAfee
7 4 (10.81%) Apple
8 3 (8.11%) Oracle
9 2 (5.41%) NetQoS
9 2 (5.41%) HP
9 2 (5.41%) NetApp
9 2 (5.41%) Nokia
10 1 (2.70%) Veeam
10 1 (2.70%) KANA
10 1 (2.70%) AppSense
10 1 (2.70%) Kofax
10 1 (2.70%) Talend
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