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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 37 38 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 27 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.89% 3.08% 3.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.00% 19.51% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 7
Average daily rate £325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £202 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £337
% change year-on-year
- +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.97% +15.62%
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
100 82 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.12% 15.77% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 60 22
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £202 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 £233 -40.00% 2
Bridgend +10 4 £450 +50.00% 1
Newport -6 1 £625 - 1
Neath Port Talbot - 1 - -
Firewall
Wales

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 42 (77.78%) Cisco
2 28 (51.85%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 25 (46.30%) SC Cleared
5 19 (35.19%) F5
6 17 (31.48%) CCNA
6 17 (31.48%) VPN
7 15 (27.78%) Linux
8 14 (25.93%) ITIL
8 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
8 14 (25.93%) CCNP
8 14 (25.93%) HP
8 14 (25.93%) DMZ
8 14 (25.93%) VLAN
9 13 (24.07%) Internet
9 13 (24.07%) DNS
9 13 (24.07%) MS Excel
10 12 (22.22%) SLA
10 12 (22.22%) VMware
11 11 (20.37%) Blue Coat
11 11 (20.37%) DHCP
11 11 (20.37%) Tivoli
11 11 (20.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 11 (20.37%) Citrix
11 11 (20.37%) HP Data Protector
11 11 (20.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 11 (20.37%) Security Hardening
12 10 (18.52%) LAN
12 10 (18.52%) AIX
12 10 (18.52%) Incident Management

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (3.70%) Apache
1 2 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (1.85%) JBoss
2 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (24.07%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS Office
2 2 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.85%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 17 (31.48%) VPN
2 14 (25.93%) DMZ
2 14 (25.93%) VLAN
3 13 (24.07%) DNS
3 13 (24.07%) Internet
4 11 (20.37%) DHCP
5 10 (18.52%) LAN
6 9 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (16.67%) Wireless
7 8 (14.81%) WAN
8 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
9 6 (11.11%) Cisco Wireless
9 6 (11.11%) NetScaler
10 4 (7.41%) Network Security
10 4 (7.41%) VoIP
11 2 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (3.70%) HTTPS
11 2 (3.70%) SSH
11 2 (3.70%) Wireshark
11 2 (3.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) MySQL
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Eclipse
1 2 (3.70%) IntelliJ
1 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.70%) JUnit
1 2 (3.70%) Maven
1 2 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 2 (3.70%) Billing
1 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (57.41%) Network Engineer
2 10 (18.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 9 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Network Support
5 5 (9.26%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (9.26%) Architect
5 5 (9.26%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Network Architect
6 4 (7.41%) 1st Line Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Administrator
6 4 (7.41%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
7 3 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.56%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (5.56%) Voice Network Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) Web Services
1 5 (9.26%) XML
2 2 (3.70%) Java EE
2 2 (3.70%) LAMP
2 2 (3.70%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) PKI
2 3 (5.56%) DataPower
3 2 (3.70%) CMDB
3 2 (3.70%) Cryptography
3 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.70%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.78%) Linux
2 10 (18.52%) AIX
3 5 (9.26%) Windows
3 5 (9.26%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.56%) Unix
5 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) ITIL
2 11 (20.37%) Security Hardening
3 10 (18.52%) Incident Management
4 9 (16.67%) Network Architecture
5 8 (14.81%) Logistics
6 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
6 5 (9.26%) Resource Management
7 4 (7.41%) Load Balancing
7 4 (7.41%) Network Design
7 4 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (5.56%) SOA
9 2 (3.70%) ITSM
9 2 (3.70%) Problem Management
10 1 (1.85%) Data Centre Operations
10 1 (1.85%) Line Management
10 1 (1.85%) Migration
10 1 (1.85%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (1.85%) Penetration Testing
10 1 (1.85%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (5.56%) Java
3 2 (3.70%) Perl
3 2 (3.70%) PHP
3 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.70%) Python
3 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (51.85%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 25 (46.30%) SC Cleared
4 17 (31.48%) CCNA
5 14 (25.93%) CCNP
6 11 (20.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (9.26%) CCIE
8 2 (3.70%) CCDP
9 1 (1.85%) Degree
9 1 (1.85%) GCIA
9 1 (1.85%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (20.37%) HP Data Protector
1 11 (20.37%) Tivoli
1 11 (20.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (3.70%) Ansible
2 2 (3.70%) yum
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.85%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 42 (77.78%) Cisco
2 19 (35.19%) F5
3 14 (25.93%) HP
3 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
4 12 (22.22%) VMware
5 11 (20.37%) Blue Coat
5 11 (20.37%) Citrix
6 9 (16.67%) CheckPoint
7 7 (12.96%) Juniper
8 5 (9.26%) Oracle
9 2 (3.70%) BMC
9 2 (3.70%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.70%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.70%) Remedy
10 1 (1.85%) Dell
10 1 (1.85%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.85%) Nokia
10 1 (1.85%) Polycom
10 1 (1.85%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds