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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 52 26 39
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +13
Contract jobs citing Firewall 12 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.15% 3.99% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.91% 29.09% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 4
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£375 £325 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +83.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £220 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £437 £201
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+26.43% -16.34%
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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
67 55 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 11.99% 13.72% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 28 24
Average daily rate £350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% +27.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.99 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% -5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £104.49 £21.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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 25 November 2014.

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 25 November 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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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 -19 5 £288 -17.73% 6
Newport -16 1 - - 2
Bridgend - 1 £375 - 2
Glamorgan - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
Torfaen - - - - 1
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
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Wales

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (30.00%) Juniper
4 6 (30.00%) ITIL
4 6 (30.00%) Management Information System
5 5 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (25.00%) Network Security
5 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) ISMS
6 4 (20.00%) SCADA
6 4 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Business Continuity
6 4 (20.00%) Information Security Management
6 4 (20.00%) Security Management
6 4 (20.00%) Information Security
6 4 (20.00%) Wireless
6 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 4 (20.00%) SQL
6 4 (20.00%) LAN
6 4 (20.00%) WAN
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (20.00%) McAfee
6 4 (20.00%) IIS
7 3 (15.00%) CCNP
7 3 (15.00%) SQL Server

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 4 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Network Security
2 4 (20.00%) Wireless
2 4 (20.00%) LAN
2 4 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (10.00%) VoIP
3 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Security Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Senior IT Security Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) IT Security Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Security Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Security Operations Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Server Support
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Design Authority
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (20.00%) SCADA
3 2 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) UNIX
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (20.00%) ISMS
3 4 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 4 (20.00%) Information Security Management
3 4 (20.00%) Security Management
3 4 (20.00%) Information Security
3 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) SIEM
4 2 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.00%) Network Design
5 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Time Management
5 1 (5.00%) Change Control
5 1 (5.00%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) CCNP
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (10.00%) CCENT
4 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) GCIA
4 2 (10.00%) GCFW
4 2 (10.00%) GCWN
4 2 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (10.00%) GIAC
4 2 (10.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) CISSP
5 1 (5.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (30.00%) Juniper
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (20.00%) McAfee
5 3 (15.00%) VMware
5 3 (15.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (15.00%) Sourcefire
5 3 (15.00%) F5
6 2 (10.00%) SonicWALL
6 2 (10.00%) Trend Micro
6 2 (10.00%) IBM
6 2 (10.00%) Nokia
6 2 (10.00%) Remedy
7 1 (5.00%) Veeam
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