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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 35 38 26
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 7 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.31% 1.63% 6.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.89% 22.73% 39.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
Average daily rate £450 £285 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -27.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £336
% change year-on-year
- +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £16.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +15.62%
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
18 22 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.94% 7.19% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 22
Average daily rate £450 £250 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £733 £325 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +71.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 10 February 2016. 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
Bath -1 3 - - 1
Taunton +12 2 £450 +28.57%
Firewall
South West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) Kaspersky
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Change Control
5 2 (16.67%) WSUS
5 2 (16.67%) SCCM
5 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (16.67%) Statistics
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) CommVault
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Symantec
5 2 (16.67%) Intel Security
5 2 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (16.67%) DSL
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) Wireless
5 2 (16.67%) XML
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DSL
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
2 1 (8.33%) VoIP
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) Informix
General
1 1 (8.33%) Electronics
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (16.67%) Architect
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall Support
1 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Technician
2 1 (8.33%) IT Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) IT Systems Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Operations Technician
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (8.33%) Transition Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (8.33%) Ajax
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (8.33%) Classic ASP
2 1 (8.33%) EJB
2 1 (8.33%) Flash
2 1 (8.33%) J2EE
2 1 (8.33%) JMS
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) JSP
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) WSDL
2 1 (8.33%) XSD
2 1 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Statistics
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Change Control
1 2 (16.67%) Change Management
1 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (8.33%) Coaching
2 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (8.33%) DSDM
2 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (8.33%) MVC
2 1 (8.33%) Network Optimisation
2 1 (8.33%) OO
2 1 (8.33%) OOD
2 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (8.33%) Scrum
2 1 (8.33%) SOA
2 1 (8.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
1 2 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) CommVault
3 2 (16.67%) Intel Security
3 2 (16.67%) Kaspersky
3 2 (16.67%) Symantec
4 1 (8.33%) Avaya
4 1 (8.33%) BEA
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Mitel
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) SAP
4 1 (8.33%) SonicWALL
4 1 (8.33%) Sybase
4 1 (8.33%) VeriFone
4 1 (8.33%) WorldPay