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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 25 52 52
Rank change year-on-year
+27 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 25 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.07% 1.68% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.94% 12.66% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 5
Median daily rate £378 £225 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.77% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £156 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £370 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £22.01 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+30.60% +8.70%
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
109 79 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 22.11% 13.30% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 61 43
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +18 11 £375 +66.66% 3
Bridgend +3 2 £400 - 1
Caerphilly - 1 £380 -
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 - -
Neath Port Talbot - 1 - -
Firewall
Wales

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 25 (75.76%) Cisco
2 19 (57.58%) SC Cleared
2 19 (57.58%) Security Cleared
3 14 (42.42%) CheckPoint
3 14 (42.42%) Windows
4 12 (36.36%) Windows Server
5 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
6 10 (30.30%) Linux
7 9 (27.27%) VPN
7 9 (27.27%) F5
8 8 (24.24%) CCNP
8 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
8 8 (24.24%) SQL
8 8 (24.24%) WAN
8 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
9 7 (21.21%) LAN
9 7 (21.21%) CCNA
9 7 (21.21%) DNS
9 7 (21.21%) VMware
9 7 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
10 6 (18.18%) Wireless
10 6 (18.18%) Juniper
10 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
11 5 (15.15%) Python
11 5 (15.15%) Java

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 3 (9.09%) IIS
2 2 (6.06%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
1 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.03%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) VPN
2 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
2 8 (24.24%) WAN
3 7 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (21.21%) DNS
3 7 (21.21%) LAN
4 6 (18.18%) Wireless
5 4 (12.12%) VoIP
5 4 (12.12%) Wireless Security
6 3 (9.09%) BGP
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (9.09%) DHCP
6 3 (9.09%) HSRP
6 3 (9.09%) NetScaler
6 3 (9.09%) OSPF
6 3 (9.09%) TACACS
6 3 (9.09%) VLAN
6 3 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (6.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.06%) MySQL
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Eclipse
1 2 (6.06%) IntelliJ
1 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.06%) JUnit
1 2 (6.06%) Maven
1 2 (6.06%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
1 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Administrator
4 3 (9.09%) Penetration Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Tester
5 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.06%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.06%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Juniper Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Network Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Java EE
1 2 (6.06%) LAMP
1 2 (6.06%) SAML
1 2 (6.06%) Web Services
1 2 (6.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.06%) CMDB
3 2 (6.06%) Cryptography
3 2 (6.06%) PKI
3 2 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Windows
2 12 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 10 (30.30%) Linux
4 6 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.12%) ITIL
2 3 (9.09%) Information Security
2 3 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.06%) ITSM
3 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.03%) Change Control
4 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.03%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.03%) Network Design
4 1 (3.03%) Project Management
4 1 (3.03%) Security Hardening
4 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.03%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) SQL
2 5 (15.15%) Java
2 5 (15.15%) Perl
2 5 (15.15%) PHP
2 5 (15.15%) Python
3 3 (9.09%) C
3 3 (9.09%) C++
3 3 (9.09%) Ruby
4 2 (6.06%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (57.58%) SC Cleared
1 19 (57.58%) Security Cleared
2 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (24.24%) CCNP
4 7 (21.21%) CCNA
5 3 (9.09%) CEH
5 3 (9.09%) CHECK Team Leader
5 3 (9.09%) CISA
5 3 (9.09%) CISSP
5 3 (9.09%) CREST Certified
5 3 (9.09%) OSCP
6 2 (6.06%) CCIE
7 1 (3.03%) CCDP
7 1 (3.03%) Degree
7 1 (3.03%) MCSE
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.03%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) VMware ESX
4 2 (6.06%) ProxySG
5 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.03%) NFS
5 1 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.03%) vSphere
5 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (6.06%) Ansible
2 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) SCOM
2 2 (6.06%) yum
3 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.03%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) Cisco
2 14 (42.42%) CheckPoint
3 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
4 9 (27.27%) F5
5 7 (21.21%) VMware
6 6 (18.18%) Juniper
6 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
7 4 (12.12%) BMC
7 4 (12.12%) Remedy
8 3 (9.09%) Blue Coat
8 3 (9.09%) Fortinet
9 2 (6.06%) CA
9 2 (6.06%) Citrix
9 2 (6.06%) Oracle
9 2 (6.06%) Palo Alto
10 1 (3.03%) Altiris
10 1 (3.03%) Aruba
10 1 (3.03%) BT
10 1 (3.03%) NetApp
10 1 (3.03%) Symantec