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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 53 42 29
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -13
Contract jobs citing Firewall 98 129 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.47% 3.90% 5.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.32% 27.62% 33.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 62 125
Median daily rate £350 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £500 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Median hourly rate £41.75 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.95% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.40 £17.33 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £43.10 £100.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £21.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -18.44%
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
387 467 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.71% 14.11% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 231 343
Median daily rate £325 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £181 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 40 33
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.98 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.23% +86.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £15.75 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.19 £42.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -25 24 £350 -15.15% 6
Bristol +6 23 £350 -23.49% 6
Somerset +38 17 £400 - 4
Gloucestershire +3 13 £250 -43.50% 5
Dorset - 8 £400 - 1
Devon -1 4 £200 -21.56% 1
Cornwall +3 2 - - 2
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 183 (61.82%) Cisco
2 98 (33.11%) Cisco Certification
3 90 (30.41%) Security Cleared
4 86 (29.05%) CheckPoint
4 86 (29.05%) WAN
5 83 (28.04%) Windows
6 82 (27.70%) LAN
7 79 (26.69%) VPN
8 74 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 70 (23.65%) CCNP
10 63 (21.28%) ITIL
11 62 (20.95%) Cisco ASA
12 61 (20.61%) Juniper
13 59 (19.93%) VMware
14 55 (18.58%) Network Security
15 51 (17.23%) Data Centre
16 49 (16.55%) Microsoft
17 47 (15.88%) CCNA
18 46 (15.54%) Windows Server
19 44 (14.86%) DHCP
19 44 (14.86%) Wireless
20 43 (14.53%) Linux
21 41 (13.85%) F5
22 39 (13.18%) Active Directory
23 37 (12.50%) TCP/IP
24 36 (12.16%) Migration
25 35 (11.82%) DNS
25 35 (11.82%) Cisco Nexus
26 34 (11.49%) BGP
27 33 (11.15%) Finance

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (7.77%) MS Exchange
2 14 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.03%) MQSeries
4 6 (2.03%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.69%) IIS
5 5 (1.69%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.68%) GroupWise
6 2 (0.68%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.68%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (5.74%) MS Office
2 15 (5.07%) MS Visio
3 14 (4.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.34%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 29 (9.80%) Office 365
2 25 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.70%) SaaS
5 4 (1.35%) IaaS
6 2 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 86 (29.05%) WAN
2 82 (27.70%) LAN
3 79 (26.69%) VPN
4 62 (20.95%) Cisco ASA
5 55 (18.58%) Network Security
6 44 (14.86%) DHCP
6 44 (14.86%) Wireless
7 37 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 35 (11.82%) Cisco Nexus
8 35 (11.82%) DNS
9 34 (11.49%) BGP
10 29 (9.80%) MPLS
11 27 (9.12%) Internet
12 26 (8.78%) OSPF
13 23 (7.77%) Wireshark
14 22 (7.43%) VLAN
14 22 (7.43%) VoIP
15 20 (6.76%) tcpdump
16 18 (6.08%) IPsec
17 17 (5.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.35%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (2.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.34%) Metasploit
General
1 33 (11.15%) Finance
2 23 (7.77%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.69%) Billing
3 5 (1.69%) Military
4 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
4 2 (0.68%) Banking
4 2 (0.68%) Marketing
4 2 (0.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.34%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 89 (30.07%) Network Engineer
2 58 (19.59%) Analyst
3 31 (10.47%) Support Engineer
4 30 (10.14%) Network Analyst
5 23 (7.77%) Network Support
6 20 (6.76%) Architect
7 19 (6.42%) Consultant
7 19 (6.42%) Security Analyst
8 18 (6.08%) Cisco Engineer
8 18 (6.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (5.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 16 (5.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 15 (5.07%) Network Support Engineer
11 15 (5.07%) Senior Network Engineer
12 12 (4.05%) Firewall Engineer
13 11 (3.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 11 (3.72%) Security Engineer
14 9 (3.04%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (3.04%) Infrastructure Support
14 9 (3.04%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.03%) 802.1X
1 6 (2.03%) J2EE
2 4 (1.35%) OCX
3 3 (1.01%) .NET
4 2 (0.68%) HTML
4 2 (0.68%) RSS
4 2 (0.68%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 51 (17.23%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.74%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 11 (3.72%) PKI
4 9 (3.04%) iPad
5 8 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.36%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.69%) CESG
7 5 (1.69%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (1.01%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.01%) Clustering
10 2 (0.68%) Health Informatics
10 2 (0.68%) Informatics
10 2 (0.68%) Replication
11 1 (0.34%) BBC
11 1 (0.34%) Cyber Attack
11 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.34%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 83 (28.04%) Windows
2 46 (15.54%) Windows Server
3 43 (14.53%) Linux
4 26 (8.78%) Unix
4 26 (8.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (6.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (5.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (4.39%) Windows 7
8 11 (3.72%) Solaris
9 6 (2.03%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.68%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.68%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (21.28%) ITIL
2 36 (12.16%) Migration
3 32 (10.81%) SIEM
4 25 (8.45%) Information Security
5 22 (7.43%) Service Delivery
6 19 (6.42%) Project Management
7 18 (6.08%) Network Design
7 18 (6.08%) Security Architecture
8 17 (5.74%) High Availability
8 17 (5.74%) PRINCE2
9 15 (5.07%) Project Planning
10 13 (4.39%) Configuration Management
10 13 (4.39%) Network Management
10 13 (4.39%) Network Monitoring
11 12 (4.05%) Mentoring
12 11 (3.72%) Change Management
13 10 (3.38%) Content Management
13 10 (3.38%) DDoS Mitigation
13 10 (3.38%) Load Balancing
14 9 (3.04%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.07%) Python
2 14 (4.73%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.05%) Perl
4 10 (3.38%) Java
5 7 (2.36%) SQL
6 6 (2.03%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.35%) C
8 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 98 (33.11%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (30.41%) Security Cleared
3 74 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 70 (23.65%) CCNP
5 47 (15.88%) CCNA
6 27 (9.12%) CISSP
7 16 (5.41%) Degree
8 14 (4.73%) DV Cleared
9 11 (3.72%) CCIE
10 7 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (2.03%) ISSAP
12 5 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.35%) CLAS
13 4 (1.35%) JNCIP
13 4 (1.35%) MCSA
13 4 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (1.01%) CISMP
14 3 (1.01%) IISP
14 3 (1.01%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.09%) SLA
2 16 (5.41%) PCI DSS
3 15 (5.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.01%) JSP 440
5 3 (1.01%) RMADS
6 2 (0.68%) QA
7 1 (0.34%) COBIT
System Software
1 39 (13.18%) Active Directory
2 28 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.38%) VMware ESX
4 8 (2.70%) ProxySG
4 8 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.03%) Samba
6 5 (1.69%) Snort
7 4 (1.35%) Firmware
7 4 (1.35%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.01%) XenApp
9 2 (0.68%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.68%) vSphere
9 2 (0.68%) XenServer
10 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (4.73%) Cisco Prime
2 12 (4.05%) Nagios
2 12 (4.05%) Puppet
3 11 (3.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 6 (2.03%) SCCM
5 5 (1.69%) Nessus
5 5 (1.69%) RSA enVision
6 4 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (1.35%) Data Guard
6 4 (1.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (1.35%) QRadar
6 4 (1.35%) TrustSec
6 4 (1.35%) WSUS
7 3 (1.01%) SCOM
8 2 (0.68%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.68%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.68%) Netcool
8 2 (0.68%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.34%) Nmap
Vendors
1 183 (61.82%) Cisco
2 86 (29.05%) CheckPoint
3 61 (20.61%) Juniper
4 59 (19.93%) VMware
5 49 (16.55%) Microsoft
6 41 (13.85%) F5
7 16 (5.41%) ArcSight
7 16 (5.41%) Citrix
8 15 (5.07%) Forcepoint
9 13 (4.39%) HP
9 13 (4.39%) Palo Alto
9 13 (4.39%) Red Hat
10 11 (3.72%) Cyber-Ark
10 11 (3.72%) Fortinet
10 11 (3.72%) Intel Security
11 10 (3.38%) SonicWALL
12 9 (3.04%) IBM
12 9 (3.04%) NetApp
12 9 (3.04%) Nokia
13 8 (2.70%) Dell
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