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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 42 28 32
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.78% 2.68% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 31.58% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +31.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.99% -7.22%
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 Somerset region.

Communications & Networking Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
27 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 7.99% 8.48% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 6
Average daily rate £350 £250 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.30 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.62% +22.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 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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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 - 2 £230 - 16
Frome - - - - 2
Firewall
South West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) Cisco
2 11 (50.00%) Windows
3 10 (45.45%) Citrix
4 7 (31.82%) Migration
5 6 (27.27%) Mitel
5 6 (27.27%) NetScaler
5 6 (27.27%) Wireless
5 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (27.27%) Avaya
5 6 (27.27%) SLA
5 6 (27.27%) MCSA
6 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
6 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
6 5 (22.73%) IIS
6 5 (22.73%) ISA Server
6 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (22.73%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (22.73%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
6 5 (22.73%) Barracuda Networks
6 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
6 5 (22.73%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 4 (18.18%) CCNA
7 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 4 (18.18%) LAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
1 5 (22.73%) IIS
1 5 (22.73%) SharePoint 2013
1 5 (22.73%) SharePoint 2010
1 5 (22.73%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (9.09%) nginx
2 2 (9.09%) MediaWiki
2 2 (9.09%) Confluence
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
3 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) NetScaler
1 6 (27.27%) Wireless
2 4 (18.18%) LAN
2 4 (18.18%) VPN
2 4 (18.18%) WAN
3 3 (13.64%) OSPF
3 3 (13.64%) BGP
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (9.09%) Network Security
4 2 (9.09%) IPsec
4 2 (9.09%) EIGRP
4 2 (9.09%) IPv6
4 2 (9.09%) LDAP
5 1 (4.55%) ADSL
5 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
5 1 (4.55%) RIP
5 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.55%) VoIP
5 1 (4.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
2 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Subversion
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.09%) Hudson
1 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Administrator
2 6 (27.27%) Network Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) SharePoint Administrator
4 4 (18.18%) Network Support
5 3 (13.64%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Support
7 1 (4.55%) Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) IT Support
7 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Wiki
2 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Debian
2 2 (9.09%) Ubuntu
2 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Migration
2 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL
3 3 (13.64%) Change Management
3 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 2 (9.09%) SOA
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) Ruby
2 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 2 (9.09%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) Perl
2 2 (9.09%) PHP
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (27.27%) MCSA
2 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 4 (18.18%) CCNA
4 3 (13.64%) MCSE
4 3 (13.64%) MCP
5 1 (4.55%) CCNP
5 1 (4.55%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) ISA Server
2 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (9.09%) Samba
4 2 (9.09%) Postfix
4 2 (9.09%) XenServer
5 1 (4.55%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) ZABBIX
1 2 (9.09%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) Cisco
3 10 (45.45%) Citrix
4 6 (27.27%) Mitel
4 6 (27.27%) Avaya
5 5 (22.73%) Barracuda Networks
6 3 (13.64%) Juniper
6 3 (13.64%) VMware
7 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.55%) IBM
8 1 (4.55%) Oracle
8 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
8 1 (4.55%) McAfee
8 1 (4.55%) Siemens
8 1 (4.55%) Trustwave
8 1 (4.55%) IronPort
8 1 (4.55%) WatchGuard
8 1 (4.55%) Brocade