The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 30 59 48
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 21 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.13% 1.55% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.88% 9.71% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 6
Median daily rate £350 £250 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £171 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +0.11%
Firewall
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
96 103 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.86% 15.99% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 83 36
Median daily rate £369 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 0
Median hourly rate £18.75 £20.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +19 9 £338 +35.00% 3
Bridgend - 4 £400 - 2
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 - -
Firewall
Wales

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 28 (77.78%) Cisco
2 20 (55.56%) SC Cleared
2 20 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 18 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 15 (41.67%) Windows
5 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 12 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (27.78%) VPN
6 10 (27.78%) CCNP
6 10 (27.78%) Active Directory
6 10 (27.78%) WAN
6 10 (27.78%) F5
6 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
7 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (25.00%) LAN
7 9 (25.00%) Linux
7 9 (25.00%) DNS
8 8 (22.22%) CCNA
8 8 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (19.44%) Juniper
9 7 (19.44%) VMware
10 6 (16.67%) Wireless
10 6 (16.67%) Red Hat
10 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
10 6 (16.67%) DHCP
10 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
10 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (13.89%) NetScaler
11 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (13.89%) ITIL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.33%) IIS
3 1 (2.78%) Apache
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) VPN
1 10 (27.78%) WAN
2 9 (25.00%) DNS
2 9 (25.00%) LAN
3 8 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (16.67%) DHCP
4 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 6 (16.67%) Wireless
5 5 (13.89%) NetScaler
6 4 (11.11%) Network Security
6 4 (11.11%) TACACS
6 4 (11.11%) Wireless Security
7 3 (8.33%) BGP
7 3 (8.33%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (8.33%) HSRP
7 3 (8.33%) OSPF
7 3 (8.33%) VLAN
7 3 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.78%) IntelliJ
1 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.78%) JUnit
1 1 (2.78%) Maven
1 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.33%) Juniper Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Penetration Tester
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Tester
4 3 (8.33%) Tester
5 2 (5.56%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) IT Support
5 2 (5.56%) IT Technician
5 2 (5.56%) Network Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) NOC Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Java EE
1 1 (2.78%) LAMP
1 1 (2.78%) SAML
1 1 (2.78%) Web Services
1 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.78%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.78%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) Windows
2 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 9 (25.00%) Linux
3 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) ITIL
2 3 (8.33%) Information Security
2 3 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.56%) ITSM
3 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
3 2 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (2.78%) Change Control
4 1 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.78%) Network Architecture
4 1 (2.78%) Network Design
4 1 (2.78%) Project Management
4 1 (2.78%) Security Hardening
4 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.78%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Java
1 4 (11.11%) Perl
1 4 (11.11%) PHP
1 4 (11.11%) Python
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) C
2 3 (8.33%) C++
2 3 (8.33%) Ruby
3 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 20 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 12 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (27.78%) CCNP
4 8 (22.22%) CCNA
5 3 (8.33%) CEH
5 3 (8.33%) CHECK Team Leader
5 3 (8.33%) CISA
5 3 (8.33%) CISSP
5 3 (8.33%) CREST Certified
5 3 (8.33%) OSCP
6 2 (5.56%) CCENT
6 2 (5.56%) CCIE
6 2 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (2.78%) CCDP
7 1 (2.78%) Degree
7 1 (2.78%) MCSE
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.33%) VMware ESX
4 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.56%) ProxySG
4 2 (5.56%) XenApp
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.78%) NFS
5 1 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (5.56%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.56%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (5.56%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) SCOM
2 2 (5.56%) Zenoss
3 1 (2.78%) Ansible
3 1 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.78%) yum
Vendors
1 28 (77.78%) Cisco
2 18 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 10 (27.78%) F5
5 7 (19.44%) Juniper
5 7 (19.44%) VMware
6 6 (16.67%) Red Hat
7 4 (11.11%) CA
8 3 (8.33%) Blue Coat
8 3 (8.33%) Citrix
8 3 (8.33%) Fortinet
9 2 (5.56%) Avaya
9 2 (5.56%) BMC
9 2 (5.56%) Intel Security
9 2 (5.56%) LogRhythm
9 2 (5.56%) Nortel
9 2 (5.56%) Palo Alto
9 2 (5.56%) Remedy
9 2 (5.56%) ServiceNow
10 1 (2.78%) Symantec