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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 37 50 68
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 152 69 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.64% 3.08% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.22% 22.55% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 31 34
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£325 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £175 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 6
Average hourly rate £36.40 £20.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.56% +14.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £15.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £27.50 £106.25
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
503 306 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.36% 13.67% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 147 187
Average daily rate £350 £283 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% -19.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 44 48
Average hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.50 £190.00
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 25 November 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 25 November 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 25 November 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 +18 67 £275 +57.14% 3
Bristol +2 29 £388 +115.27% 18
Wiltshire -15 21 £450 +38.46% 19
Gloucestershire -22 14 £275 -42.70% 9
Somerset -4 10 £285 +3.63% 4
Dorset +5 3 - - 4
Cornwall - 1 £275 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 174 (55.77%) Cisco
2 137 (43.91%) Windows
3 107 (34.29%) Security Cleared
4 104 (33.33%) VMware
5 101 (32.37%) WAN
6 99 (31.73%) LAN
7 97 (31.09%) Cisco Certification
8 83 (26.60%) ITIL
9 81 (25.96%) Microsoft
10 78 (25.00%) SC Cleared
11 76 (24.36%) Linux
12 69 (22.12%) VMware Infrastructure
13 67 (21.47%) CCNP
14 66 (21.15%) VPN
15 63 (20.19%) Juniper
16 57 (18.27%) CheckPoint
17 55 (17.63%) Network Security
18 54 (17.31%) Cisco Nexus
19 52 (16.67%) TCP/IP
20 51 (16.35%) MPLS
20 51 (16.35%) Active Directory
21 49 (15.71%) SLA
22 47 (15.06%) HP
22 47 (15.06%) Citrix
22 47 (15.06%) Windows Server 2008
23 45 (14.42%) MS Excel
24 44 (14.10%) Cisco PIX
25 43 (13.78%) CCNA
25 43 (13.78%) OSPF
26 41 (13.14%) BGP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 29 (9.29%) SharePoint
2 22 (7.05%) Apache
3 15 (4.81%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.56%) nginx
5 7 (2.24%) MediaWiki
5 7 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.24%) Confluence
5 7 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.96%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.96%) IIS
7 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.64%) Lync
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 45 (14.42%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.85%) MS Office
3 8 (2.56%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.28%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Summit
1 2 (0.64%) SAP Business One
1 2 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.60%) IaaS
3 2 (0.64%) Office 365
4 1 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.32%) SaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 101 (32.37%) WAN
2 99 (31.73%) LAN
3 66 (21.15%) VPN
4 55 (17.63%) Network Security
5 54 (17.31%) Cisco Nexus
6 52 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 51 (16.35%) MPLS
8 44 (14.10%) Cisco PIX
9 43 (13.78%) OSPF
10 41 (13.14%) BGP
11 40 (12.82%) DNS
12 36 (11.54%) DHCP
12 36 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
13 20 (6.41%) LDAP
14 17 (5.45%) SNMP
14 17 (5.45%) FTP
14 17 (5.45%) EIGRP
15 15 (4.81%) Telnet
16 14 (4.49%) Internet
16 14 (4.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.56%) MySQL
3 7 (2.24%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 20 (6.41%) Jenkins
2 19 (6.09%) Hudson
3 7 (2.24%) JIRA
3 7 (2.24%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.24%) Subversion
4 3 (0.96%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.32%) Selenium
6 1 (0.32%) Maven
6 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
General
1 41 (13.14%) Telecoms
2 31 (9.94%) Finance
3 4 (1.28%) Banking
4 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.32%) Marketing
4 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (16.03%) Network Engineer
2 36 (11.54%) Consultant
3 27 (8.65%) DevOps Engineer
4 26 (8.33%) Analyst
5 23 (7.37%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 23 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (7.37%) Architect
6 21 (6.73%) Network Specialist
7 19 (6.09%) Network Support
8 17 (5.45%) Administrator
8 17 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
9 16 (5.13%) Support Engineer
10 13 (4.17%) Storage Systems Administrator
10 13 (4.17%) Security Engineer
10 13 (4.17%) Storage Administrator
11 12 (3.85%) Network Analyst
11 12 (3.85%) Network Consultant
11 12 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
12 11 (3.53%) Security Consultant
12 11 (3.53%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.97%) LAMP
2 18 (5.77%) Web Services
3 4 (1.28%) .NET
4 2 (0.64%) XML
4 2 (0.64%) SAML
4 2 (0.64%) Middleware
4 2 (0.64%) OpenID
5 1 (0.32%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.32%) Ajax
5 1 (0.32%) Flash
5 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.32%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.65%) Thin Client
1 27 (8.65%) Fat Client
2 21 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.21%) iPad
4 8 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.24%) Wiki
6 6 (1.92%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.92%) Statistics
7 4 (1.28%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.28%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.96%) Social Media
8 3 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.96%) iPhone
8 3 (0.96%) Clustering
9 2 (0.64%) Replication
9 2 (0.64%) Streaming Video
9 2 (0.64%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.32%) Open Source
10 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.32%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 137 (43.91%) Windows
2 76 (24.36%) Linux
3 47 (15.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (10.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (9.29%) Solaris
6 28 (8.97%) Ubuntu
7 26 (8.33%) CentOS
8 25 (8.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (6.41%) UNIX
10 17 (5.45%) Debian
11 14 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (3.85%) Windows 7
13 9 (2.88%) Windows XP
14 8 (2.56%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.60%) Android
16 3 (0.96%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.64%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.64%) Mac OS X Server
17 2 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (26.60%) ITIL
2 29 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
2 29 (9.29%) DevOps
3 25 (8.01%) Network Design
4 24 (7.69%) Network Management
5 21 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (5.77%) Performance Monitoring
7 16 (5.13%) Mentoring
8 14 (4.49%) Change Control
9 13 (4.17%) High Availability
9 13 (4.17%) Capacity Management
10 12 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
10 12 (3.85%) Build Automation
11 11 (3.53%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (3.53%) Project Management
12 10 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (3.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (3.21%) Problem Management
13 9 (2.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.29%) Perl
1 29 (9.29%) Bash Shell
2 28 (8.97%) Ruby
3 27 (8.65%) PHP
4 21 (6.73%) SQL
5 18 (5.77%) Java
6 4 (1.28%) VBScript
6 4 (1.28%) VB
7 3 (0.96%) C
8 2 (0.64%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 107 (34.29%) Security Cleared
2 97 (31.09%) Cisco Certification
3 78 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 67 (21.47%) CCNP
5 43 (13.78%) CCNA
6 32 (10.26%) DV Cleared
7 23 (7.37%) CISSP
8 19 (6.09%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (5.77%) CCIE
10 8 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (2.24%) CCSP
12 6 (1.92%) Degree
13 5 (1.60%) MCP
13 5 (1.60%) MCSE
13 5 (1.60%) CCSE
14 3 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.96%) CCSA
15 2 (0.64%) CISA
15 2 (0.64%) CISM
15 2 (0.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (15.71%) SLA
2 9 (2.88%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.92%) QA
4 5 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.64%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.64%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
System Software
1 69 (22.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (16.35%) Active Directory
3 27 (8.65%) XenServer
4 21 (6.73%) vSphere
5 19 (6.09%) Samba
6 14 (4.49%) ProxySG
7 11 (3.53%) Hyper-V
8 10 (3.21%) XenApp
9 7 (2.24%) Postfix
10 6 (1.92%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.60%) Terminal Services
11 5 (1.60%) ISA Server
12 4 (1.28%) MetaFrame
13 3 (0.96%) Novell eDirectory
13 3 (0.96%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.96%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.96%) Firmware
14 2 (0.64%) Snort
14 2 (0.64%) Nmap
14 2 (0.64%) NFS
Systems Management
1 29 (9.29%) Puppet
2 24 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (7.37%) Salt
4 14 (4.49%) NetBackup
4 14 (4.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 14 (4.49%) HP SIM
5 9 (2.88%) WSUS
6 8 (2.56%) ZABBIX
7 7 (2.24%) OpenView
8 6 (1.92%) CiscoWorks
9 4 (1.28%) Backup Exec
9 4 (1.28%) Nagios
9 4 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (1.28%) SCCM
9 4 (1.28%) HP NNM
9 4 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.96%) Nessus
10 3 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 174 (55.77%) Cisco
2 104 (33.33%) VMware
3 81 (25.96%) Microsoft
4 63 (20.19%) Juniper
5 57 (18.27%) CheckPoint
6 47 (15.06%) HP
6 47 (15.06%) Citrix
7 36 (11.54%) F5
8 30 (9.62%) Red Hat
9 28 (8.97%) McAfee
10 21 (6.73%) Blue Coat
11 18 (5.77%) Symantec
12 13 (4.17%) 3PAR
13 12 (3.85%) Apple
13 12 (3.85%) ProCurve
14 11 (3.53%) IronPort
14 11 (3.53%) SolarWinds
14 11 (3.53%) Oracle
14 11 (3.53%) BT
15 10 (3.21%) Nokia
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