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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
Wales / South Wales
Rank 25 49 35
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 28 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.29% 3.73% 3.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.72% 22.68% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 8
Median daily rate £363 £233 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.91% -31.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £138 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -14.89%

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
101 97 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 19.09% 16.44% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 75 46
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £201 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Bridgend -3 9 £450 -
Cardiff +18 8 £185 +32.14% 3
Caerphilly - 4 £150 - 2
Glamorgan - 1 - -
Firewall
Wales

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 69 (92.00%) Cisco
2 42 (56.00%) Security Cleared
3 41 (54.67%) SC Cleared
4 35 (46.67%) LAN
5 34 (45.33%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (36.00%) Fortinet
7 26 (34.67%) Intel Security
8 25 (33.33%) CCNP
9 23 (30.67%) Windows
10 21 (28.00%) Change Control
11 19 (25.33%) Microsoft
12 16 (21.33%) WAN
12 16 (21.33%) F5
13 14 (18.67%) CCNA
13 14 (18.67%) Active Directory
13 14 (18.67%) HP
13 14 (18.67%) CheckPoint
13 14 (18.67%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (17.33%) VMware
15 12 (16.00%) ITIL
15 12 (16.00%) Windows Server
16 9 (12.00%) Juniper
16 9 (12.00%) Blue Coat
17 8 (10.67%) ProxySG
17 8 (10.67%) HP Data Protector
17 8 (10.67%) Internet
17 8 (10.67%) Tivoli
17 8 (10.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 8 (10.67%) MS Excel
18 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008

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 5 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (10.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 35 (46.67%) LAN
2 16 (21.33%) WAN
3 14 (18.67%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (10.67%) Internet
5 6 (8.00%) VPN
5 6 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (5.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (5.33%) iSCSI
6 4 (5.33%) Network Security
6 4 (5.33%) VLAN
6 4 (5.33%) Wireless
7 3 (4.00%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (4.00%) DHCP
7 3 (4.00%) DNS
7 3 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (4.00%) IP Telephony
7 3 (4.00%) SAN
7 3 (4.00%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (4.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 6 (8.00%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.33%) Advertising
3 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (64.00%) Network Engineer
2 29 (38.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 18 (24.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 18 (24.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Analyst
4 7 (9.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Juniper Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Consultant
6 5 (6.67%) LAN Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Security Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Support
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Support Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Architect
8 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Network Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.00%) PKI
3 2 (2.67%) Clustering
3 2 (2.67%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (30.67%) Windows
2 12 (16.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (6.67%) Linux
4 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.00%) Change Control
2 12 (16.00%) ITIL
3 6 (8.00%) Information Security
3 6 (8.00%) Process Improvement
3 6 (8.00%) SIEM
4 5 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 4 (5.33%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (5.33%) Line Management
6 3 (4.00%) Business Development
6 3 (4.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.00%) Digital Forensics
6 3 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.00%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (4.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 3 (4.00%) Project Governance
6 3 (4.00%) Software Licensing
6 3 (4.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 3 (4.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (2.67%) Computer Security
7 2 (2.67%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.00%) C
2 1 (1.33%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 42 (56.00%) Security Cleared
2 41 (54.67%) SC Cleared
3 34 (45.33%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (33.33%) CCNP
5 14 (18.67%) CCNA
6 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.00%) CISSP
7 3 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.67%) CCIE
8 2 (2.67%) CISM
8 2 (2.67%) Degree
8 2 (2.67%) GIAC
9 1 (1.33%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.67%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (18.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.67%) ProxySG
3 7 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.67%) XenApp
5 1 (1.33%) pfSense
5 1 (1.33%) Snort
5 1 (1.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (10.67%) HP Data Protector
1 8 (10.67%) Tivoli
1 8 (10.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (4.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (4.00%) Nessus
2 3 (4.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (4.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.33%) SCCM
3 1 (1.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 69 (92.00%) Cisco
2 27 (36.00%) Fortinet
3 26 (34.67%) Intel Security
4 19 (25.33%) Microsoft
5 16 (21.33%) F5
6 14 (18.67%) CheckPoint
6 14 (18.67%) HP
7 13 (17.33%) VMware
8 9 (12.00%) Blue Coat
8 9 (12.00%) Juniper
9 5 (6.67%) Citrix
10 3 (4.00%) Avaya
10 3 (4.00%) Brocade
10 3 (4.00%) Genesys
10 3 (4.00%) NICE Systems
10 3 (4.00%) ScanSafe
10 3 (4.00%) Sourcefire
10 3 (4.00%) Splunk
10 3 (4.00%) Symantec
11 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
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