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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 58 51 30
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -21
Contract jobs citing Firewall 10 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.53% 1.42% 4.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.35% 15.09% 29.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 10
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£250 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £325 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £15.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+0.11% -2.27%
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
107 53 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 16.36% 9.43% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 34 44
Average daily rate £371 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £20.25 - £15.58
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 - £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 -5 9 £250 -44.44% 8
Firewall
Wales

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 17 (89.47%) Cisco
2 12 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (52.63%) CCNA
3 10 (52.63%) HP
4 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) HP Data Protector
5 6 (31.58%) ITIL
5 6 (31.58%) AIX
5 6 (31.58%) Linux
5 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
5 6 (31.58%) Internet
5 6 (31.58%) Tivoli
5 6 (31.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (31.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
6 5 (26.32%) SLA
6 5 (26.32%) VLAN
7 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
7 4 (21.05%) CCNP
7 4 (21.05%) WAN
7 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
7 4 (21.05%) VMware
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (15.79%) Wireless
8 3 (15.79%) LAN
8 3 (15.79%) Citrix
8 3 (15.79%) F5
9 2 (10.53%) HSRP
9 2 (10.53%) WatchGuard

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (10.53%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) FileNet
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Internet
2 5 (26.32%) VLAN
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (21.05%) WAN
4 3 (15.79%) LAN
4 3 (15.79%) Wireless
5 2 (10.53%) HSRP
5 2 (10.53%) VoIP
5 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.53%) VPN
5 2 (10.53%) VRRP
6 1 (5.26%) ISDN
6 1 (5.26%) Softswitch
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (5.26%) Network Security
6 1 (5.26%) DNS
6 1 (5.26%) SAN
6 1 (5.26%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.26%) JMeter
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) ReSharper
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
1 1 (5.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
1 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
1 1 (5.26%) Gradle
1 1 (5.26%) Artifactory
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
1 2 (10.53%) Billing
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Network Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Network Technical Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Network Support
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Network Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Support
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
1 1 (5.26%) Spring
1 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.26%) Java SE
1 1 (5.26%) Spring MVC
1 1 (5.26%) jQuery
1 1 (5.26%) Drools
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (5.26%) HTML5
1 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
1 1 (5.26%) CSS3
1 1 (5.26%) JAX-RS
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) AIX
1 6 (31.58%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.53%) Network Design
3 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) MVC
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Scrum
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) BPEL
4 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.26%) SOA
4 1 (5.26%) BPMN
4 1 (5.26%) SIEM
4 1 (5.26%) Change Control
4 1 (5.26%) Line Management
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
1 1 (5.26%) C#
1 1 (5.26%) Java
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (52.63%) CCNA
3 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) CCNP
6 1 (5.26%) MCSE
6 1 (5.26%) CCIE
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (5.26%) GCIA
6 1 (5.26%) MCTS
6 1 (5.26%) Degree
6 1 (5.26%) CCENT
6 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) vSphere
1 1 (5.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Tivoli
1 6 (31.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 6 (31.58%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (5.26%) Nagios
2 1 (5.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Cisco
2 10 (52.63%) HP
3 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
4 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 4 (21.05%) VMware
6 3 (15.79%) F5
6 3 (15.79%) Citrix
7 2 (10.53%) Dell
7 2 (10.53%) WatchGuard
7 2 (10.53%) SonicWALL
8 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
8 1 (5.26%) Avaya
8 1 (5.26%) Juniper
8 1 (5.26%) McAfee
8 1 (5.26%) BT
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