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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 28 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 187 57 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.62% 2.55% 2.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.82% 22.18% 20.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 28 46
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.74% -24.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £172 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £496 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.30 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.58% +22.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £17.23 £14.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £26.00 £17.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -32.69%
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
553 257 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.62% 11.49% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 134 185
Average daily rate £363 £290 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 61
Average hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
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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
Wiltshire +24 64 £425 +30.76% 8
Devon +13 50 £350 +105.88% 6
Bristol +4 24 £400 +45.45% 15
Gloucestershire -7 23 £263 -51.83% 9
Somerset -11 8 £430 +18.62% 12
Dorset - 4 £450 - 4
Cornwall - 3 £275 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 158 (54.11%) Cisco
2 129 (44.18%) Windows
3 95 (32.53%) LAN
4 94 (32.19%) VMware
5 92 (31.51%) WAN
5 92 (31.51%) Security Cleared
6 79 (27.05%) ITIL
7 76 (26.03%) Linux
8 74 (25.34%) Cisco Certification
9 72 (24.66%) Microsoft
10 68 (23.29%) Juniper
11 67 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
12 66 (22.60%) SC Cleared
13 61 (20.89%) Network Security
13 61 (20.89%) VPN
14 55 (18.84%) CCNP
15 51 (17.47%) CheckPoint
16 50 (17.12%) OSPF
17 48 (16.44%) BGP
18 47 (16.10%) MPLS
19 45 (15.41%) TCP/IP
20 44 (15.07%) F5
21 43 (14.73%) Citrix
21 43 (14.73%) SLA
22 41 (14.04%) Cisco Nexus
23 40 (13.70%) Telecoms
23 40 (13.70%) Active Directory
24 38 (13.01%) MS Excel
25 34 (11.64%) Red Hat
25 34 (11.64%) Cisco PIX

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 32 (10.96%) SharePoint
2 25 (8.56%) Apache
3 16 (5.48%) nginx
4 14 (4.79%) Confluence
5 12 (4.11%) MediaWiki
6 10 (3.42%) MS Exchange
7 7 (2.40%) IIS
8 5 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.03%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.68%) Lync
10 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.34%) Documentum
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (13.01%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.74%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.71%) MS Office
4 4 (1.37%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.34%) Summit
2 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.71%) IaaS
3 1 (0.34%) SaaS
3 1 (0.34%) Office 365
3 1 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (32.53%) LAN
2 92 (31.51%) WAN
3 61 (20.89%) Network Security
3 61 (20.89%) VPN
4 50 (17.12%) OSPF
5 48 (16.44%) BGP
6 47 (16.10%) MPLS
7 45 (15.41%) TCP/IP
8 41 (14.04%) Cisco Nexus
9 34 (11.64%) Cisco PIX
9 34 (11.64%) Cisco ASA
10 31 (10.62%) DNS
11 29 (9.93%) DHCP
12 22 (7.53%) EIGRP
13 19 (6.51%) LDAP
14 17 (5.82%) SNMP
15 16 (5.48%) IPv6
16 15 (5.14%) IPsec
16 15 (5.14%) Telnet
16 15 (5.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.79%) MySQL
2 12 (4.11%) Relational Database
2 12 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (2.74%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 23 (7.88%) Jenkins
2 21 (7.19%) Hudson
3 16 (5.48%) Git (software)
4 14 (4.79%) JIRA
5 12 (4.11%) Subversion
6 2 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.34%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.34%) Metasploit
General
1 40 (13.70%) Telecoms
2 31 (10.62%) Finance
3 6 (2.05%) Banking
4 3 (1.03%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.34%) Retail
5 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (14.38%) Network Engineer
2 29 (9.93%) Consultant
3 28 (9.59%) Administrator
4 25 (8.56%) Analyst
4 25 (8.56%) Architect
5 24 (8.22%) DevOps Engineer
6 21 (7.19%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 21 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (7.19%) Systems Administrator
7 20 (6.85%) Security Engineer
8 16 (5.48%) Linux Engineer
9 15 (5.14%) Network Support
10 14 (4.79%) Network Specialist
11 13 (4.45%) Support Engineer
12 11 (3.77%) Storage Administrator
12 11 (3.77%) Network Analyst
12 11 (3.77%) Network Security Engineer
12 11 (3.77%) Storage Systems Administrator
13 10 (3.42%) Designer
14 9 (3.08%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.30%) LAMP
2 21 (7.19%) Web Services
3 3 (1.03%) .NET
4 2 (0.68%) OpenID
4 2 (0.68%) SAML
4 2 (0.68%) XML
5 1 (0.34%) JSP
5 1 (0.34%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.53%) Thin Client
1 22 (7.53%) Fat Client
2 15 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.11%) Wiki
4 10 (3.42%) iPad
5 8 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.40%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.71%) Clustering
8 4 (1.37%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.37%) Statistics
9 3 (1.03%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.03%) AS400
9 3 (1.03%) Open Source
9 3 (1.03%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.68%) Replication
11 1 (0.34%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.34%) CESG
11 1 (0.34%) Social Media
11 1 (0.34%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 129 (44.18%) Windows
2 76 (26.03%) Linux
3 31 (10.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (10.27%) Ubuntu
5 28 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (8.90%) Debian
7 24 (8.22%) CentOS
8 23 (7.88%) Solaris
9 17 (5.82%) UNIX
9 17 (5.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (2.05%) Windows 7
12 5 (1.71%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.03%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.68%) SUSE
15 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.34%) MVS
15 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (27.05%) ITIL
2 33 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (10.96%) DevOps
4 24 (8.22%) Network Design
5 21 (7.19%) Network Management
6 18 (6.16%) Performance Monitoring
7 16 (5.48%) Mentoring
7 16 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (5.48%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (4.79%) Capacity Planning
9 13 (4.45%) Load Balancing
10 12 (4.11%) Build Automation
10 12 (4.11%) High Availability
10 12 (4.11%) Change Control
10 12 (4.11%) PRINCE2
10 12 (4.11%) Data Modelling
11 11 (3.77%) Capacity Management
12 10 (3.42%) Change Management
12 10 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (3.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 34 (11.64%) Bash Shell
2 32 (10.96%) Perl
2 32 (10.96%) Ruby
3 29 (9.93%) PHP
4 23 (7.88%) Java
5 20 (6.85%) SQL
6 5 (1.71%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.03%) C
8 2 (0.68%) VBScript
8 2 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 92 (31.51%) Security Cleared
2 74 (25.34%) Cisco Certification
3 66 (22.60%) SC Cleared
4 55 (18.84%) CCNP
5 28 (9.59%) DV Cleared
6 27 (9.25%) CCNA
7 23 (7.88%) CISSP
8 18 (6.16%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (5.48%) CCIE
10 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.71%) CCSP
12 4 (1.37%) Degree
12 4 (1.37%) MCP
13 3 (1.03%) MCSE
13 3 (1.03%) MCSA
14 2 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
15 1 (0.34%) MCT
15 1 (0.34%) RHCE
15 1 (0.34%) CISM
15 1 (0.34%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (14.73%) SLA
2 16 (5.48%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.71%) QA
4 4 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.34%) GPG13
System Software
1 67 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (13.70%) Active Directory
3 28 (9.59%) XenServer
4 23 (7.88%) Samba
5 19 (6.51%) vSphere
6 16 (5.48%) ProxySG
7 15 (5.14%) Postfix
8 7 (2.40%) ISA Server
8 7 (2.40%) XenApp
9 6 (2.05%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.71%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.37%) MetaFrame
12 3 (1.03%) Terminal Server
12 3 (1.03%) Novell eDirectory
13 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
13 2 (0.68%) NFS
14 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
14 1 (0.34%) Snort
14 1 (0.34%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 32 (10.96%) Puppet
2 19 (6.51%) Salt
2 19 (6.51%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (4.79%) ZABBIX
4 12 (4.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 12 (4.11%) HP SIM
4 12 (4.11%) NetBackup
5 7 (2.40%) WSUS
6 6 (2.05%) OpenView
7 5 (1.71%) SCCM
8 4 (1.37%) HP NNM
8 4 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (1.37%) CiscoWorks
9 2 (0.68%) SCOM
9 2 (0.68%) Nagios
10 1 (0.34%) MOM
10 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.34%) Nessus
Vendors
1 158 (54.11%) Cisco
2 94 (32.19%) VMware
3 72 (24.66%) Microsoft
4 68 (23.29%) Juniper
5 51 (17.47%) CheckPoint
6 44 (15.07%) F5
7 43 (14.73%) Citrix
8 34 (11.64%) Red Hat
9 30 (10.27%) HP
10 25 (8.56%) McAfee
11 23 (7.88%) Blue Coat
12 13 (4.45%) Symantec
13 11 (3.77%) BT
13 11 (3.77%) 3PAR
14 10 (3.42%) IronPort
14 10 (3.42%) Apple
15 9 (3.08%) Oracle
16 7 (2.40%) ProCurve
16 7 (2.40%) Infoblox
17 6 (2.05%) Barracuda Networks
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