The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 52 54 74
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +20
Contract jobs citing Firewall 104 92 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.34% 3.18% 2.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.81% 20.81% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 59 40
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£360 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £21.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.42% +1.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -4.76%
Firewall
England

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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
374 442 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.01% 15.30% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 233 196
Average daily rate £360 £375 £377
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -0.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 15 25
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.39 £9.50 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £29.50 £41.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the South West region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the South West region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 March 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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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
Bristol +30 43 £385 -6.66% 24
Wiltshire +11 24 £313 -4.43% 23
Gloucestershire -28 13 £450 +23.28% 14
Devon +3 10 £263 +50.00% 4
Somerset -9 8 £256 -35.93% 5
Dorset -2 4 £325 -21.92% 4
Cornwall - - - - 2
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 141 (58.75%) Cisco
2 108 (45.00%) Windows
3 92 (38.33%) WAN
4 84 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
5 83 (34.58%) LAN
6 68 (28.33%) VPN
6 68 (28.33%) CCNA
7 67 (27.92%) VMware
8 57 (23.75%) CheckPoint
9 56 (23.33%) Security Cleared
10 52 (21.67%) Microsoft
11 50 (20.83%) Active Directory
11 50 (20.83%) Linux
12 49 (20.42%) Network Security
13 48 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 45 (18.75%) Juniper
15 39 (16.25%) Citrix
16 38 (15.83%) ITIL
17 34 (14.17%) DNS
18 33 (13.75%) Windows Server 2003
18 33 (13.75%) Cisco ASA
19 32 (13.33%) OSPF
20 31 (12.92%) BGP
20 31 (12.92%) CCNP
20 31 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
21 29 (12.08%) Wireless
22 28 (11.67%) Apache
22 28 (11.67%) DV Cleared
22 28 (11.67%) SC Cleared
23 27 (11.25%) DHCP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 28 (11.67%) Apache
2 22 (9.17%) MS Exchange
3 20 (8.33%) IIS
4 19 (7.92%) SharePoint
5 14 (5.83%) nginx
6 11 (4.58%) Confluence
6 11 (4.58%) MediaWiki
7 7 (2.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (2.50%) CMS
8 6 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.25%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.83%) Lync
11 2 (0.83%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.42%) JBoss
12 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.42%) MS Office
3 4 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Summit
1 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.42%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.83%) SaaS
2 2 (0.83%) PaaS
3 1 (0.42%) Office 365
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 92 (38.33%) WAN
2 83 (34.58%) LAN
3 68 (28.33%) VPN
4 49 (20.42%) Network Security
5 34 (14.17%) DNS
6 33 (13.75%) Cisco ASA
7 32 (13.33%) OSPF
8 31 (12.92%) BGP
9 29 (12.08%) Wireless
10 27 (11.25%) TCP/IP
10 27 (11.25%) DHCP
10 27 (11.25%) VoIP
11 25 (10.42%) MPLS
12 23 (9.58%) Cisco Nexus
13 22 (9.17%) IPsec
14 19 (7.92%) IP Telephony
14 19 (7.92%) Cisco PIX
15 17 (7.08%) VLAN
16 15 (6.25%) SAN
16 15 (6.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.92%) MySQL
2 17 (7.08%) SQL Server
3 11 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.83%) OLTP
6 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.42%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.42%) MS Access
7 1 (0.42%) DB2
Development Applications
1 22 (9.17%) Jenkins
2 21 (8.75%) Hudson
3 11 (4.58%) Git (software)
3 11 (4.58%) Subversion
3 11 (4.58%) JIRA
4 2 (0.83%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.42%) Toad
General
1 23 (9.58%) Finance
2 21 (8.75%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.25%) Banking
4 2 (0.83%) Legal
5 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.42%) Electronics
5 1 (0.42%) Retail
5 1 (0.42%) Billing
5 1 (0.42%) Local Government
5 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 40 (16.67%) Analyst
3 25 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (10.00%) Architect
5 20 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 19 (7.92%) Network Analyst
7 18 (7.50%) Consultant
8 16 (6.67%) Network Support
9 15 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 10 (4.17%) Security Architect
10 10 (4.17%) Administrator
10 10 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (4.17%) Support Analyst
10 10 (4.17%) Security Consultant
11 9 (3.75%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (3.33%) Support Engineer
13 7 (2.92%) Systems Analyst
13 7 (2.92%) Network Support Analyst
13 7 (2.92%) Security Analyst
13 7 (2.92%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.17%) Middleware
2 8 (3.33%) LAMP
2 8 (3.33%) Web Services
3 6 (2.50%) .NET
4 3 (1.25%) J2EE
5 2 (0.83%) SOAP
5 2 (0.83%) XSD
5 2 (0.83%) Java EE
5 2 (0.83%) JSON
5 2 (0.83%) RESTful
5 2 (0.83%) WebCenter
5 2 (0.83%) REST
5 2 (0.83%) WSDL
6 1 (0.42%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.42%) Flash
6 1 (0.42%) XML
6 1 (0.42%) HTML
6 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.83%) Blackberry
2 11 (4.58%) Wiki
3 10 (4.17%) Fat Client
3 10 (4.17%) Thin Client
3 10 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.17%) Clustering
4 8 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.92%) Statistics
6 5 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.67%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.25%) Handset
8 3 (1.25%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.83%) iPhone
9 2 (0.83%) Social Media
9 2 (0.83%) Derivative
9 2 (0.83%) AS400
10 1 (0.42%) DTV
10 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.42%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 108 (45.00%) Windows
2 50 (20.83%) Linux
3 33 (13.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (9.58%) Windows 7
6 20 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (7.92%) UNIX
8 17 (7.08%) CentOS
8 17 (7.08%) Ubuntu
9 14 (5.83%) Debian
9 14 (5.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (5.83%) Windows 8
10 12 (5.00%) Solaris
11 6 (2.50%) Windows XP
12 5 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (2.08%) Android
13 3 (1.25%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.83%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (15.83%) ITIL
2 22 (9.17%) Continuous Integration
2 22 (9.17%) DevOps
3 18 (7.50%) Migration
4 16 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 14 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (5.83%) Information Security
5 14 (5.83%) Capacity Planning
6 13 (5.42%) Network Monitoring
7 12 (5.00%) Network Management
7 12 (5.00%) Build Automation
8 11 (4.58%) Network Load Balancing
9 10 (4.17%) Load Balancing
9 10 (4.17%) Service Management
9 10 (4.17%) Configuration Management
10 9 (3.75%) Technical Architecture
10 9 (3.75%) Network Design
11 8 (3.33%) Project Management
11 8 (3.33%) Data Modelling
11 8 (3.33%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.83%) SQL
2 18 (7.50%) Java
3 16 (6.67%) Perl
3 16 (6.67%) PHP
3 16 (6.67%) Ruby
3 16 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 8 (3.33%) Python
5 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.83%) VBScript
5 2 (0.83%) VB
6 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 84 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (28.33%) CCNA
3 56 (23.33%) Security Cleared
4 31 (12.92%) CCNP
5 28 (11.67%) SC Cleared
5 28 (11.67%) DV Cleared
6 14 (5.83%) CISSP
7 10 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (3.75%) MCSE
8 9 (3.75%) Degree
9 8 (3.33%) CISM
10 6 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.50%) CCSA
11 4 (1.67%) CCSE
11 4 (1.67%) CCIE
11 4 (1.67%) CCSP
12 3 (1.25%) MCP
13 2 (0.83%) JNCIA
13 2 (0.83%) CISA
13 2 (0.83%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 14 (5.83%) SLA
3 9 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.67%) QA
5 2 (0.83%) COBIT
6 1 (0.42%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 50 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 48 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.08%) Samba
4 16 (6.67%) XenServer
5 14 (5.83%) Postfix
6 11 (4.58%) Hyper-V
6 11 (4.58%) iptables
7 10 (4.17%) vSphere
8 9 (3.75%) XenApp
9 4 (1.67%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.67%) Snort
9 4 (1.67%) Firmware
10 3 (1.25%) ISA Server
10 3 (1.25%) VMware Server
10 3 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.83%) Varnish
11 2 (0.83%) NFS
11 2 (0.83%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.42%) Kerio MailServer
12 1 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 24 (10.00%) Puppet
2 16 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (6.25%) Salt
4 11 (4.58%) ZABBIX
5 9 (3.75%) CiscoWorks
5 9 (3.75%) Ansible
6 7 (2.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (2.92%) SCCM
7 5 (2.08%) WSUS
8 4 (1.67%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.25%) SCOM
9 3 (1.25%) OpenView
10 2 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.83%) Nessus
10 2 (0.83%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.42%) Nagios
11 1 (0.42%) Nmap
11 1 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.42%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 141 (58.75%) Cisco
2 67 (27.92%) VMware
3 57 (23.75%) CheckPoint
4 52 (21.67%) Microsoft
5 45 (18.75%) Juniper
6 39 (16.25%) Citrix
7 27 (11.25%) McAfee
8 24 (10.00%) HP
9 23 (9.58%) Red Hat
10 20 (8.33%) Oracle
10 20 (8.33%) SolarWinds
11 14 (5.83%) F5
11 14 (5.83%) IBM
12 13 (5.42%) Nokia
13 10 (4.17%) Avaya
13 10 (4.17%) Symantec
14 8 (3.33%) Blue Coat
14 8 (3.33%) IronPort
14 8 (3.33%) Polycom
15 7 (2.92%) SonicWALL
Wiltshire
X4 Group
Rate: £275 - 300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £275 - £315 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Chippenham
The People Network
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago