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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
Wales / South Wales
Rank 22 28 36
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 28 36 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.92% 6.92% 3.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.46% 33.64% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 7
Median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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 £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -2.70%

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
89 107 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.82% 20.58% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 86 65
Median daily rate £375 £338 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £210 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 £30.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% +87.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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
Cardiff +17 10 £369 +163.39% 1
Bridgend -2 4 £450 -
Caerphilly -1 3 £150 -59.18%
Newport -12 3 £188 -
Neath Port Talbot +1 1 £313 -
Firewall
Wales

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 62 (87.32%) Cisco
2 40 (56.34%) Security Cleared
3 39 (54.93%) SC Cleared
4 36 (50.70%) LAN
5 30 (42.25%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (35.21%) CCNP
7 24 (33.80%) Intel Security
8 23 (32.39%) Fortinet
9 21 (29.58%) Windows
10 18 (25.35%) Microsoft
11 17 (23.94%) WAN
11 17 (23.94%) Change Control
12 16 (22.54%) CheckPoint
13 15 (21.13%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (18.31%) F5
14 13 (18.31%) Active Directory
15 12 (16.90%) CCNA
16 11 (15.49%) VMware
17 10 (14.08%) HP
17 10 (14.08%) ITIL
17 10 (14.08%) Juniper
18 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
18 9 (12.68%) Windows Server
19 8 (11.27%) VPN
20 6 (8.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 6 (8.45%) SIEM
20 6 (8.45%) Process Improvement
20 6 (8.45%) Network Security
20 6 (8.45%) Information Security
20 6 (8.45%) Wi-Fi

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 6 (8.45%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.23%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.41%) IIS
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) MS Office
2 4 (5.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 36 (50.70%) LAN
2 17 (23.94%) WAN
3 15 (21.13%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (11.27%) VPN
5 6 (8.45%) DHCP
5 6 (8.45%) DNS
5 6 (8.45%) Network Security
5 6 (8.45%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (7.04%) TCP/IP
7 4 (5.63%) Cisco IPT
7 4 (5.63%) Internet
7 4 (5.63%) SAN
7 4 (5.63%) VLAN
8 3 (4.23%) BGP
8 3 (4.23%) EIGRP
8 3 (4.23%) IP Telephony
8 3 (4.23%) iSCSI
8 3 (4.23%) NetScaler
8 3 (4.23%) Wireless
8 3 (4.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 6 (8.45%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.41%) Advertising
3 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (57.75%) Network Engineer
2 28 (39.44%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 18 (25.35%) Cisco Engineer
3 18 (25.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Firewall Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Juniper Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Consultant
5 5 (7.04%) LAN Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Security Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Network Consultant
7 3 (4.23%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Network Support
7 3 (4.23%) Security Consultant
7 3 (4.23%) Technical Support
7 3 (4.23%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
1 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
1 3 (4.23%) PKI
2 2 (2.82%) Clustering
2 2 (2.82%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.58%) Windows
2 9 (12.68%) Windows Server
2 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (7.04%) Linux
3 5 (7.04%) Windows 7
3 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.23%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.94%) Change Control
2 10 (14.08%) ITIL
3 6 (8.45%) Information Security
3 6 (8.45%) Process Improvement
3 6 (8.45%) SIEM
4 5 (7.04%) Incident Management
5 4 (5.63%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (5.63%) Line Management
6 3 (4.23%) Business Development
6 3 (4.23%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.23%) Digital Forensics
6 3 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.23%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (4.23%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.23%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 3 (4.23%) Project Governance
6 3 (4.23%) Software Licensing
6 3 (4.23%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 3 (4.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (2.82%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.23%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (56.34%) Security Cleared
2 39 (54.93%) SC Cleared
3 30 (42.25%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (35.21%) CCNP
5 12 (16.90%) CCNA
6 3 (4.23%) CISSP
6 3 (4.23%) Degree
6 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.82%) CCENT
7 2 (2.82%) CCIE
7 2 (2.82%) CISM
7 2 (2.82%) GIAC
7 2 (2.82%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.41%) CCIP
8 1 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.23%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.82%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (18.31%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.63%) ProxySG
4 3 (4.23%) XenApp
5 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.41%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) Backup Exec
1 4 (5.63%) HP Data Protector
1 4 (5.63%) Tivoli
1 4 (5.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (4.23%) Nessus
2 3 (4.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (4.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (4.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.82%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (2.82%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.82%) Zenoss
4 1 (1.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.41%) SCCM
4 1 (1.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 62 (87.32%) Cisco
2 24 (33.80%) Intel Security
3 23 (32.39%) Fortinet
4 18 (25.35%) Microsoft
5 16 (22.54%) CheckPoint
6 13 (18.31%) F5
7 11 (15.49%) VMware
8 10 (14.08%) HP
8 10 (14.08%) Juniper
9 5 (7.04%) Avaya
9 5 (7.04%) Blue Coat
10 4 (5.63%) Citrix
11 3 (4.23%) Brocade
11 3 (4.23%) Genesys
11 3 (4.23%) NICE Systems
11 3 (4.23%) ScanSafe
11 3 (4.23%) Sourcefire
11 3 (4.23%) Splunk
11 3 (4.23%) Symantec
12 2 (2.82%) LogRhythm