The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 39 30 42
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 8 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.36% 5.80% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.10% 45.95% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 1
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£256 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.93% -3.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.06% -
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 Somerset region.

Communications & Networking Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
21 37 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 6.19% 12.63% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 12
Average daily rate £238 £250 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £475 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £38.00 £14.50 £14.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.06% -0.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £14.00 £14.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £15.00 £15.08
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 Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Somerset region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Somerset region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 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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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
Bath +7 3 £225 +50.00% 2
Yeovil - 2 - -
Firewall
South West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (56.25%) McAfee
2 9 (56.25%) VMware
3 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
3 7 (43.75%) Change Control
3 7 (43.75%) Statistics
3 7 (43.75%) CommVault
3 7 (43.75%) Middleware
3 7 (43.75%) Symantec
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (31.25%) Migration
5 5 (31.25%) Cisco
5 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
5 5 (31.25%) VPN
5 5 (31.25%) WAN
5 5 (31.25%) LAN
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle
6 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
7 3 (18.75%) Database Security
7 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
7 3 (18.75%) Service Management
7 3 (18.75%) SAN
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (18.75%) SQL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Business One
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
1 5 (31.25%) VPN
1 5 (31.25%) WAN
1 5 (31.25%) LAN
2 3 (18.75%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) DNS
3 2 (12.50%) ADSL
3 2 (12.50%) RIP
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 2 (12.50%) MPLS
3 2 (12.50%) OSPF
3 2 (12.50%) BGP
3 2 (12.50%) VRRP
3 2 (12.50%) Wireless
3 2 (12.50%) VPLS
4 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
4 1 (6.25%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (6.25%) Junos
4 1 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (6.25%) SQLPlus
3 1 (6.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (6.25%) Toad
General
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
1 1 (6.25%) Electronics
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (31.25%) Administrator
3 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) DBA
5 2 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) IT Administrator
5 2 (12.50%) Network Support
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technician
6 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) SQL Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Network Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Project Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Developer
6 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Statistics
2 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Reference Data
3 1 (6.25%) Streaming Video
3 1 (6.25%) DTV
3 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X Server
2 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Change Control
2 5 (31.25%) Migration
3 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (18.75%) Database Security
4 3 (18.75%) Service Management
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) ITSM
6 1 (6.25%) Network Management
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (6.25%) Software Licensing
6 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
6 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (18.75%) CCNP
4 2 (12.50%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) JNCIP
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Kerio MailServer
3 1 (6.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (6.25%) Nagios
2 1 (6.25%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) McAfee
1 9 (56.25%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) CommVault
2 7 (43.75%) Symantec
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) SAP
5 2 (12.50%) Juniper
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Brocade
5 2 (12.50%) WatchGuard
6 1 (6.25%) Rackspace
6 1 (6.25%) ProCurve
6 1 (6.25%) Infor
6 1 (6.25%) Kerio
6 1 (6.25%) Trustwave
6 1 (6.25%) SonicWALL
6 1 (6.25%) IronPort
6 1 (6.25%) Mitel