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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 31 48 60
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 163 68 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.96% 3.15% 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.09% 25.09% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 34 44
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£325 £308 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -17.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £168 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 9
Average hourly rate £36.40 £22.75 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £14.85 £14.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+26.43% -16.34%
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
508 271 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.47% 12.54% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 146 183
Average daily rate £349 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.25% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £171 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 41 59
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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
Devon +13 64 £263 +59.09% 6
Bristol +1 29 £438 +66.66% 9
Wiltshire -8 28 £458 +40.76% 12
Gloucestershire -14 20 £269 -47.30% 12
Somerset -5 10 £430 +18.62% 5
Cornwall - 3 £275 - 1
Dorset -2 2 - - 3
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 165 (53.23%) Cisco
2 139 (44.84%) Windows
3 106 (34.19%) Security Cleared
4 105 (33.87%) VMware
5 104 (33.55%) WAN
6 102 (32.90%) LAN
7 95 (30.65%) Cisco Certification
8 90 (29.03%) ITIL
9 80 (25.81%) SC Cleared
10 78 (25.16%) Linux
10 78 (25.16%) Microsoft
11 70 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
12 68 (21.94%) VPN
12 68 (21.94%) Juniper
13 62 (20.00%) CCNP
14 57 (18.39%) Network Security
15 51 (16.45%) CheckPoint
15 51 (16.45%) TCP/IP
16 50 (16.13%) Cisco Nexus
17 49 (15.81%) MPLS
18 48 (15.48%) Citrix
18 48 (15.48%) SLA
19 46 (14.84%) Active Directory
20 45 (14.52%) MS Excel
20 45 (14.52%) Cisco PIX
21 43 (13.87%) HP
21 43 (13.87%) OSPF
21 43 (13.87%) BGP
21 43 (13.87%) Telecoms
22 42 (13.55%) CCNA

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 30 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 27 (8.71%) Apache
3 12 (3.87%) MS Exchange
3 12 (3.87%) nginx
4 11 (3.55%) Confluence
5 10 (3.23%) MediaWiki
6 5 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.97%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.97%) IIS
9 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.65%) Lync
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 45 (14.52%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.90%) MS Office
3 8 (2.58%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.29%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Summit
1 2 (0.65%) SAP Business One
1 2 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.61%) IaaS
3 1 (0.32%) Office 365
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (33.55%) WAN
2 102 (32.90%) LAN
3 68 (21.94%) VPN
4 57 (18.39%) Network Security
5 51 (16.45%) TCP/IP
6 50 (16.13%) Cisco Nexus
7 49 (15.81%) MPLS
8 45 (14.52%) Cisco PIX
9 43 (13.87%) OSPF
9 43 (13.87%) BGP
10 36 (11.61%) DNS
11 33 (10.65%) DHCP
12 31 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
13 23 (7.42%) LDAP
14 21 (6.77%) EIGRP
15 17 (5.48%) FTP
15 17 (5.48%) SNMP
16 15 (4.84%) Telnet
17 14 (4.52%) IPv6
17 14 (4.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.87%) MySQL
2 10 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.26%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.61%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 23 (7.42%) Jenkins
2 22 (7.10%) Hudson
3 12 (3.87%) Git (software)
4 11 (3.55%) JIRA
5 10 (3.23%) Subversion
6 3 (0.97%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.32%) Selenium
8 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.32%) Maven
General
1 43 (13.87%) Telecoms
2 29 (9.35%) Finance
3 5 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.32%) Marketing
4 1 (0.32%) Retail
4 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (13.87%) Network Engineer
2 36 (11.61%) Consultant
3 28 (9.03%) DevOps Engineer
4 24 (7.74%) Architect
4 24 (7.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 23 (7.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (7.10%) Analyst
6 22 (7.10%) Administrator
7 21 (6.77%) Systems Administrator
8 20 (6.45%) Network Specialist
9 17 (5.48%) Network Support
10 15 (4.84%) Support Engineer
11 14 (4.52%) Linux Engineer
12 13 (4.19%) Storage Systems Administrator
12 13 (4.19%) Security Engineer
12 13 (4.19%) Storage Administrator
13 11 (3.55%) Network Consultant
14 10 (3.23%) Security Consultant
14 10 (3.23%) Technical Consultant
14 10 (3.23%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (10.65%) LAMP
2 22 (7.10%) Web Services
3 4 (1.29%) .NET
4 2 (0.65%) XML
4 2 (0.65%) Middleware
4 2 (0.65%) SAML
4 2 (0.65%) OpenID
5 1 (0.32%) Ajax
5 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.32%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.71%) Fat Client
1 27 (8.71%) Thin Client
2 21 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.23%) iPad
3 10 (3.23%) Wiki
4 8 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.26%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.94%) Statistics
7 5 (1.61%) Clustering
8 4 (1.29%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.29%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.97%) Social Media
9 3 (0.97%) iPhone
9 3 (0.97%) Open Source
9 3 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.65%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.65%) Replication
11 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.32%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.32%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 139 (44.84%) Windows
2 78 (25.16%) Linux
3 39 (12.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (10.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (10.00%) Ubuntu
6 29 (9.35%) CentOS
6 29 (9.35%) Solaris
7 23 (7.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (7.10%) Debian
9 21 (6.77%) UNIX
10 16 (5.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.26%) Windows 7
12 5 (1.61%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.61%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.29%) Android
14 3 (0.97%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X Server
15 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.32%) MVS
16 1 (0.32%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (29.03%) ITIL
2 33 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (10.32%) DevOps
4 25 (8.06%) Network Design
5 21 (6.77%) Network Management
6 20 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
7 17 (5.48%) Mentoring
8 14 (4.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (4.52%) Change Control
9 13 (4.19%) Capacity Management
9 13 (4.19%) Build Automation
9 13 (4.19%) High Availability
10 12 (3.87%) Network Monitoring
10 12 (3.87%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (3.55%) Problem Management
11 11 (3.55%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (3.23%) Change Management
12 10 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (3.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.97%) Perl
1 34 (10.97%) Bash Shell
2 32 (10.32%) Ruby
3 31 (10.00%) PHP
4 22 (7.10%) SQL
5 21 (6.77%) Java
6 3 (0.97%) VBScript
6 3 (0.97%) VB
6 3 (0.97%) C
7 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 106 (34.19%) Security Cleared
2 95 (30.65%) Cisco Certification
3 80 (25.81%) SC Cleared
4 62 (20.00%) CCNP
5 42 (13.55%) CCNA
6 31 (10.00%) DV Cleared
7 23 (7.42%) CISSP
8 20 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (5.48%) CCIE
10 7 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (1.94%) CCSP
11 6 (1.94%) Degree
12 4 (1.29%) MCP
12 4 (1.29%) MCSE
13 3 (0.97%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.97%) CCSE
14 2 (0.65%) CCSA
14 2 (0.65%) CISA
14 2 (0.65%) CISM
14 2 (0.65%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (15.48%) SLA
2 12 (3.87%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.26%) QA
4 5 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.65%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
System Software
1 70 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (14.84%) Active Directory
3 30 (9.68%) XenServer
4 23 (7.42%) Samba
5 21 (6.77%) vSphere
6 16 (5.16%) ProxySG
7 11 (3.55%) Postfix
8 9 (2.90%) XenApp
9 6 (1.94%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.94%) Hyper-V
10 5 (1.61%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.29%) ISA Server
11 4 (1.29%) MetaFrame
12 3 (0.97%) Novell eDirectory
12 3 (0.97%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.97%) NFS
13 2 (0.65%) Firmware
13 2 (0.65%) Nmap
13 2 (0.65%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.65%) Kerio MailServer
Systems Management
1 32 (10.32%) Puppet
2 24 (7.74%) Salt
2 24 (7.74%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (4.52%) NetBackup
3 14 (4.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 14 (4.52%) HP SIM
4 11 (3.55%) ZABBIX
5 8 (2.58%) WSUS
6 6 (1.94%) OpenView
7 5 (1.61%) SCCM
8 4 (1.29%) HP NNM
8 4 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (1.29%) Nagios
8 4 (1.29%) CiscoWorks
8 4 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.97%) Nessus
9 3 (0.97%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.65%) SCOM
11 1 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 165 (53.23%) Cisco
2 105 (33.87%) VMware
3 78 (25.16%) Microsoft
4 68 (21.94%) Juniper
5 51 (16.45%) CheckPoint
6 48 (15.48%) Citrix
7 43 (13.87%) HP
8 39 (12.58%) F5
9 35 (11.29%) Red Hat
10 28 (9.03%) McAfee
11 21 (6.77%) Blue Coat
12 17 (5.48%) Symantec
13 13 (4.19%) 3PAR
14 12 (3.87%) Apple
14 12 (3.87%) Oracle
15 11 (3.55%) ProCurve
15 11 (3.55%) BT
16 10 (3.23%) Fortinet
17 9 (2.90%) SolarWinds
17 9 (2.90%) IronPort
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