The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South Wales region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 44 34 22
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 18 7 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.07% 2.10% 6.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.66% 15.56% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 13
Average daily rate £250 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £350 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £350 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -27.58%
Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
73 45 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 12.46% 13.51% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 23 33
Average daily rate £365 £260 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.38% -9.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £10.69 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £20.08 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
Firewall
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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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -8 10 £225 -35.71% 5
Bridgend -6 6 - - 2
Caerphilly - - - -
Newport - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 15 (53.57%) Cisco
1 15 (53.57%) CheckPoint
2 11 (39.29%) VPN
3 10 (35.71%) Windows
3 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 10 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (32.14%) WAN
5 8 (28.57%) DNS
5 8 (28.57%) LAN
5 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 8 (28.57%) Wireless
5 8 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (25.00%) CCNP
7 6 (21.43%) Juniper
7 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (21.43%) Network Security
7 6 (21.43%) F5
7 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
9 4 (14.29%) Citrix
9 4 (14.29%) CCNA
9 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
9 4 (14.29%) VMware
9 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
9 4 (14.29%) vSphere
10 3 (10.71%) Windows 8

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 3 (10.71%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) SaaS
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) VPN
2 10 (35.71%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (32.14%) WAN
4 8 (28.57%) DNS
4 8 (28.57%) LAN
4 8 (28.57%) Wireless
4 8 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (21.43%) Network Security
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
6 3 (10.71%) OSPF
6 3 (10.71%) BGP
6 3 (10.71%) VoIP
6 3 (10.71%) WLAN
7 2 (7.14%) SAN
7 2 (7.14%) BIG-IP
7 2 (7.14%) NetScaler
7 2 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (3.57%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (3.57%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (3.57%) MSI
1 1 (3.57%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Security Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Desktop Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Change Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
1 2 (7.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (3.57%) CESG
2 1 (3.57%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (3.57%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
2 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
2 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.57%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (3.57%) Security Architecture
3 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.57%) Information Assurance
3 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
3 1 (3.57%) Benchmarking
3 1 (3.57%) Change Management
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (25.00%) CCNP
3 4 (14.29%) CCNA
4 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.14%) CCIE
5 2 (7.14%) CCA
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) JNCIA
6 1 (3.57%) CCSE
6 1 (3.57%) CISM
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.57%) CISSP
6 1 (3.57%) CCDA
6 1 (3.57%) CCDP
6 1 (3.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.29%) vSphere
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
1 2 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Cisco
1 15 (53.57%) CheckPoint
2 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 6 (21.43%) Juniper
3 6 (21.43%) F5
4 4 (14.29%) Citrix
4 4 (14.29%) VMware
5 3 (10.71%) Blue Coat
5 3 (10.71%) BT
6 2 (7.14%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) AppSense
6 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.57%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.57%) McAfee
7 1 (3.57%) Websense
7 1 (3.57%) Nokia
7 1 (3.57%) Nortel