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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 41 18 38
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +20
Contract jobs citing Firewall 14 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.92% 7.54% 4.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.58% 30.00% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 15
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£450 £395 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% -16.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -4.76%
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
62 90 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 12.92% 25.14% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 48 49
Average daily rate £450 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £275 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £43.75 £24.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.41% -42.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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
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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 -11 7 - - 2
Gloucester -6 4 £350 -22.22% 4
Tewkesbury - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
Firewall
South West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 26 (74.29%) LAN
1 26 (74.29%) WAN
2 25 (71.43%) Security Cleared
3 23 (65.71%) DV Cleared
4 17 (48.57%) Cisco
5 13 (37.14%) Network Security
6 12 (34.29%) OSPF
6 12 (34.29%) BGP
6 12 (34.29%) Citrix
7 10 (28.57%) VPN
7 10 (28.57%) IPsec
8 9 (25.71%) Windows
9 8 (22.86%) SSL
9 8 (22.86%) Information Security
10 7 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (20.00%) Security Architecture
10 7 (20.00%) Data Protection
10 7 (20.00%) PCI DSS
10 7 (20.00%) CISSP
10 7 (20.00%) CISM
10 7 (20.00%) Security Management
10 7 (20.00%) Management Information System
11 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (17.14%) Juniper
11 6 (17.14%) VoIP
11 6 (17.14%) ITIL
11 6 (17.14%) VMware
11 6 (17.14%) CMS
12 5 (14.29%) TOGAF
12 5 (14.29%) Network Design

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (17.14%) CMS
2 3 (8.57%) IIS
2 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.71%) MediaWiki
3 2 (5.71%) nginx
3 2 (5.71%) Confluence
3 2 (5.71%) Apache
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 26 (74.29%) WAN
1 26 (74.29%) LAN
2 13 (37.14%) Network Security
3 12 (34.29%) OSPF
3 12 (34.29%) BGP
4 10 (28.57%) VPN
4 10 (28.57%) IPsec
5 8 (22.86%) SSL
6 6 (17.14%) VoIP
7 5 (14.29%) SAN
8 3 (8.57%) Internet
8 3 (8.57%) IPv6
9 2 (5.71%) LDAP
9 2 (5.71%) EIGRP
9 2 (5.71%) DNS
9 2 (5.71%) DHCP
9 2 (5.71%) MPLS
9 2 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (5.71%) iSCSI
10 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MySQL
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Subversion
1 2 (5.71%) JIRA
1 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.71%) Hudson
1 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 14 (40.00%) Architect
3 7 (20.00%) Network Architect
4 6 (17.14%) Security Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Network Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Project Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Network Support
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Security Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.43%) Clustering
3 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.71%) Wiki
5 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.86%) CESG
5 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Linux
2 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.71%) CentOS
4 2 (5.71%) Debian
4 2 (5.71%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Information Security
2 7 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 7 (20.00%) Security Architecture
2 7 (20.00%) Security Management
3 6 (17.14%) ITIL
4 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 5 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 5 (14.29%) Network Design
4 5 (14.29%) Cyber Security
4 5 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.71%) Build Automation
6 2 (5.71%) Software Deployment
6 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.71%) DevOps
7 1 (2.86%) Change Control
7 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) SQL
1 2 (5.71%) VBScript
1 2 (5.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 23 (65.71%) DV Cleared
3 7 (20.00%) CISSP
3 7 (20.00%) CISM
4 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (11.43%) Degree
5 4 (11.43%) CCNA
6 3 (8.57%) MCP
6 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
7 2 (5.71%) MCSE
7 2 (5.71%) CCNP
8 1 (2.86%) CCIE
8 1 (2.86%) CWNA
8 1 (2.86%) CCSA
8 1 (2.86%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (20.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 5 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.71%) Postfix
2 2 (5.71%) XenApp
2 2 (5.71%) XenServer
2 2 (5.71%) ISA Server
2 2 (5.71%) Samba
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.71%) iptables
3 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) SCCM
1 2 (5.71%) ZABBIX
1 2 (5.71%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Cisco
2 12 (34.29%) Citrix
3 6 (17.14%) Juniper
3 6 (17.14%) VMware
4 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.57%) HP
5 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.71%) NetApp
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle
6 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.71%) F5
7 1 (2.86%) Veritas
7 1 (2.86%) Dell
7 1 (2.86%) Symantec
7 1 (2.86%) McAfee
7 1 (2.86%) Sophos
7 1 (2.86%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.86%) ProCurve
7 1 (2.86%) Acronis