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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 30 17 30
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Contract jobs citing Firewall 22 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 4.79% 5.86% 2.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.92% 40.63% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 13
Average daily rate
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£263 £545 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.83% +51.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £367 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £545 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £190.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-2.27% -2.22%
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
96 32 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 20.92% 14.41% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 12 35
Average daily rate £300 £290 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £545 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 August 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 August 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 -1 10 £263 - 1
Gloucester -12 3 £188 -65.59% 3
Firewall
South West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (69.23%) Cisco
2 22 (56.41%) Windows
3 20 (51.28%) BGP
4 19 (48.72%) Juniper
5 16 (41.03%) LAN
5 16 (41.03%) VPN
5 16 (41.03%) F5
6 15 (38.46%) WAN
6 15 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (35.90%) MPLS
7 14 (35.90%) Network Security
8 13 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (33.33%) CheckPoint
8 13 (33.33%) Linux
8 13 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
9 10 (25.64%) Load Balancing
9 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
9 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
9 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
9 10 (25.64%) CCNP
10 9 (23.08%) OSPF
10 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (23.08%) Junos
10 9 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (20.51%) Cisco PIX
11 8 (20.51%) Citrix
11 8 (20.51%) EIGRP
12 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
12 7 (17.95%) CCNA
12 7 (17.95%) SSL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (10.26%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (51.28%) BGP
2 16 (41.03%) LAN
2 16 (41.03%) VPN
3 15 (38.46%) WAN
4 14 (35.90%) MPLS
4 14 (35.90%) Network Security
5 13 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (23.08%) Junos
6 9 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (23.08%) OSPF
7 8 (20.51%) Cisco PIX
7 8 (20.51%) EIGRP
8 7 (17.95%) BIG-IP
8 7 (17.95%) VLAN
8 7 (17.95%) TCP/IP
8 7 (17.95%) SSL
9 4 (10.26%) IPv4
9 4 (10.26%) IPv6
10 2 (5.13%) SAN
10 2 (5.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
1 1 (2.56%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (10.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Local Government
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Security Engineer
3 9 (23.08%) Network Security Engineer
4 8 (20.51%) Firewall Engineer
5 7 (17.95%) Team Leader
5 7 (17.95%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (15.38%) Network Team Leader
7 5 (12.82%) Server Engineer
8 4 (10.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (7.69%) Consultant
9 3 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
9 3 (7.69%) Network Supervisor
9 3 (7.69%) Operations Team Leader
9 3 (7.69%) Network Operations Team Leader
10 2 (5.13%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 2 (5.13%) Citrix Consultant
11 1 (2.56%) Citrix Engineer
11 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 1 (2.56%) Project Engineer
11 1 (2.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) iPad
2 2 (5.13%) Open Source
2 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.56%) Firmware
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (56.41%) Windows
2 13 (33.33%) Linux
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.56%) UNIX
6 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 10 (25.64%) Load Balancing
3 7 (17.95%) Problem Management
3 7 (17.95%) ITIL
4 5 (12.82%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (10.26%) Change Management
6 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.13%) Network Planning
8 1 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.56%) SOA
8 1 (2.56%) Project Management
8 1 (2.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) SQL
1 2 (5.13%) VBScript
1 2 (5.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
2 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
2 10 (25.64%) CCNP
3 7 (17.95%) CCNA
4 3 (7.69%) CCSP
5 2 (5.13%) MCP
5 2 (5.13%) MCSE
5 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.38%) ProxySG
2 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.13%) ISA Server
4 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.13%) XenApp
4 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) WSUS
1 4 (10.26%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 27 (69.23%) Cisco
2 19 (48.72%) Juniper
3 16 (41.03%) F5
4 13 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 10 (25.64%) Microsoft
6 8 (20.51%) Citrix
7 7 (17.95%) VMware
8 6 (15.38%) Blue Coat
9 5 (12.82%) Apple
10 4 (10.26%) McAfee
11 3 (7.69%) Oracle
12 2 (5.13%) HP
12 2 (5.13%) NetApp
12 2 (5.13%) NetQoS
12 2 (5.13%) AppSense
13 1 (2.56%) KANA
13 1 (2.56%) Veeam
13 1 (2.56%) Talend
13 1 (2.56%) Nokia
13 1 (2.56%) Kofax
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