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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 32 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 15 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.28% 2.08% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.85% 25.64% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.75% -42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £308
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +10.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -4.76%
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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
52 39 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 11.38% 8.13% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 23 22
Average daily rate £325 £350 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +23.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £34.50 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.00% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 6 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 6 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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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
Cardiff +10 10 £375 +87.50% 7
Newport - 4 £300 - 2
Glamorgan - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Bridgend - - - - 2
Caerphilly - - - - 2
Firewall
Wales

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (36.67%) Windows
1 11 (36.67%) Cisco
2 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (26.67%) LAN
4 8 (26.67%) CheckPoint
4 8 (26.67%) SC Cleared
5 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (23.33%) WAN
6 6 (20.00%) ITIL
6 6 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (16.67%) SQL
7 5 (16.67%) IIS
7 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 4 (13.33%) Network Security
8 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
8 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (10.00%) McAfee
9 3 (10.00%) MSI
9 3 (10.00%) InstallShield
9 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
9 3 (10.00%) Juniper
9 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
9 3 (10.00%) Citrix
9 3 (10.00%) CCNP
9 3 (10.00%) .NET
9 3 (10.00%) Java
9 3 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (10.00%) AppSense

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) LAN
2 7 (23.33%) WAN
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (13.33%) Network Security
5 3 (10.00%) Wireless
5 3 (10.00%) VLAN
6 2 (6.67%) DMZ
6 2 (6.67%) Internet
6 2 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.33%) OSPF
7 1 (3.33%) BGP
7 1 (3.33%) VRRP
7 1 (3.33%) DHCP
7 1 (3.33%) RIP
7 1 (3.33%) DNS
7 1 (3.33%) SAN
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (3.33%) WLAN
7 1 (3.33%) HSRP
7 1 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MSI
1 3 (10.00%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.33%) Maven
2 1 (3.33%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Network Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Server Support
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Security Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Security Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Design Authority
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Senior IT Security Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
2 1 (3.33%) XML
2 1 (3.33%) JSON
2 1 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) CESG
1 2 (6.67%) CESG CLAS
1 2 (6.67%) RMADS
1 2 (6.67%) Visualisation
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Open Source
2 1 (3.33%) SCADA
2 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (10.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 2 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (6.67%) Information Assurance
3 2 (6.67%) Software Architecture
3 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
3 2 (6.67%) Network Design
3 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
3 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.33%) ISMS
4 1 (3.33%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (10.00%) CCNP
5 2 (6.67%) Degree
5 2 (6.67%) CCENT
5 2 (6.67%) CISM
5 2 (6.67%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (6.67%) CISSP
6 1 (3.33%) BC Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) VCP4
6 1 (3.33%) CCSE
6 1 (3.33%) JNCIS
6 1 (3.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (6.67%) Nmap
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Cisco
2 8 (26.67%) CheckPoint
3 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.00%) Citrix
4 3 (10.00%) Juniper
4 3 (10.00%) McAfee
4 3 (10.00%) AppSense
4 3 (10.00%) Blue Coat
5 2 (6.67%) LANDesk
5 2 (6.67%) SonicWALL
5 2 (6.67%) Remedy
5 2 (6.67%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) F5
5 2 (6.67%) VMware
6 1 (3.33%) Lumension
6 1 (3.33%) Dell
6 1 (3.33%) Aruba
6 1 (3.33%) WatchGuard
6 1 (3.33%) Sourcefire
6 1 (3.33%) Websense
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