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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 39 41 56
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 123 129 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.09% 4.04% 3.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.22% 29.93% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 57 43
Average daily rate £363 £355 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +29.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £477 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £337
% change year-on-year
- +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 7
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.22 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.43% +19.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £19.95 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.55 £59.05 £28.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +15.62%
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
421 431 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.00% 13.49% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 221 159
Average daily rate £351 £375 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +14.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £224 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £12.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.00 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wiltshire -3 35 £350 -17.64% 12
Bristol -4 33 £368 -4.54% 17
Gloucestershire +2 21 £344 -9.83% 14
Devon -6 17 £425 +88.88% 3
Somerset +5 7 £450 +57.89% 9
Dorset +2 4 £375 +38.88% 3
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 118 (48.36%) Cisco
2 61 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 60 (24.59%) Windows
4 59 (24.18%) Security Cleared
5 49 (20.08%) Microsoft
6 48 (19.67%) Juniper
7 47 (19.26%) CheckPoint
8 46 (18.85%) Active Directory
8 46 (18.85%) VPN
9 44 (18.03%) Data Centre
10 43 (17.62%) Network Security
11 42 (17.21%) SC Cleared
11 42 (17.21%) CCNP
11 42 (17.21%) CISSP
12 41 (16.80%) Cisco ASA
13 38 (15.57%) Information Security
14 35 (14.34%) Finance
14 35 (14.34%) VMware
14 35 (14.34%) LAN
15 34 (13.93%) Internet
16 32 (13.11%) F5
17 31 (12.70%) Windows Server
18 30 (12.30%) WAN
19 29 (11.89%) Wireless
20 28 (11.48%) ITIL
20 28 (11.48%) DNS
21 26 (10.66%) CCNA
22 25 (10.25%) Blue Coat
23 24 (9.84%) TCP/IP
23 24 (9.84%) MPLS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 24 (9.84%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (2.87%) IIS
6 6 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.46%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.23%) Lync
8 2 (0.82%) Apache
8 2 (0.82%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.41%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (3.69%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.46%) MS Office
3 2 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Tridion
2 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.23%) Office 365
2 2 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 46 (18.85%) VPN
2 43 (17.62%) Network Security
3 41 (16.80%) Cisco ASA
4 35 (14.34%) LAN
5 34 (13.93%) Internet
6 30 (12.30%) WAN
7 29 (11.89%) Wireless
8 28 (11.48%) DNS
9 24 (9.84%) MPLS
9 24 (9.84%) TCP/IP
10 21 (8.61%) DHCP
11 18 (7.38%) BGP
12 15 (6.15%) Ethernet
12 15 (6.15%) OSPF
13 13 (5.33%) IPsec
14 12 (4.92%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (4.92%) Intrusion Detection
15 10 (4.10%) Junos
16 9 (3.69%) Cisco PIX
16 9 (3.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.41%) Big Data
2 1 (0.41%) DB2
2 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.41%) Informix
Development Applications
1 2 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (14.34%) Finance
2 7 (2.87%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.64%) Back Office
4 2 (0.82%) Aerospace
4 2 (0.82%) Military
5 1 (0.41%) Billing
5 1 (0.41%) Electronics
5 1 (0.41%) Local Government
5 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (19.26%) Network Engineer
2 37 (15.16%) Analyst
3 23 (9.43%) Consultant
4 21 (8.61%) Architect
5 20 (8.20%) Support Engineer
6 18 (7.38%) Network Analyst
6 18 (7.38%) Security Analyst
7 17 (6.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (6.15%) Security Engineer
8 15 (6.15%) Security Specialist
9 13 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (4.92%) Cisco Analyst
10 12 (4.92%) Cisco Network Analyst
10 12 (4.92%) Designer
10 12 (4.92%) Security Consultant
11 11 (4.51%) Security Architect
12 10 (4.10%) Network Security Analyst
12 10 (4.10%) Project Manager
12 10 (4.10%) Service Analyst
12 10 (4.10%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.23%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.82%) .NET
2 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.82%) CGI
2 2 (0.82%) J2EE
2 2 (0.82%) Web Services
3 1 (0.41%) Classic ASP
3 1 (0.41%) CSS
3 1 (0.41%) EJB
3 1 (0.41%) Flash
3 1 (0.41%) HTML
3 1 (0.41%) Java EE
3 1 (0.41%) JMS
3 1 (0.41%) JSP
3 1 (0.41%) Middleware
3 1 (0.41%) OCX
3 1 (0.41%) SOAP
3 1 (0.41%) WSDL
3 1 (0.41%) XML
3 1 (0.41%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 44 (18.03%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.97%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.33%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.33%) Security Operations Centre
4 11 (4.51%) Algorithms
4 11 (4.51%) PKI
5 7 (2.87%) Internet of Things
6 5 (2.05%) iPad
6 5 (2.05%) iPhone
6 5 (2.05%) NHS
7 4 (1.64%) CCTV
7 4 (1.64%) Statistics
8 3 (1.23%) Clustering
8 3 (1.23%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.82%) AS400
9 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.82%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.82%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.82%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.82%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 60 (24.59%) Windows
2 31 (12.70%) Windows Server
3 21 (8.61%) Linux
4 18 (7.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (6.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (6.15%) Windows 7
6 15 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.46%) Unix
8 4 (1.64%) Solaris
9 3 (1.23%) Android
10 2 (0.82%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.41%) CentOS
11 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (15.57%) Information Security
2 28 (11.48%) ITIL
3 22 (9.02%) Kalman Filter
3 22 (9.02%) Security Operations
3 22 (9.02%) SIEM
4 20 (8.20%) High Availability
5 17 (6.97%) Network Design
6 16 (6.56%) Migration
7 14 (5.74%) Coaching
8 13 (5.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 13 (5.33%) Web Filtering
9 12 (4.92%) Problem Management
9 12 (4.92%) Security Architecture
10 11 (4.51%) Project Management
10 11 (4.51%) Risk Assessment
10 11 (4.51%) Service Delivery
10 11 (4.51%) Threat Management
11 10 (4.10%) Load Balancing
11 10 (4.10%) Penetration Testing
12 9 (3.69%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.28%) C
2 5 (2.05%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
3 3 (1.23%) SQL
4 2 (0.82%) C#
4 2 (0.82%) Java
4 2 (0.82%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.82%) Python
5 1 (0.41%) Perl
5 1 (0.41%) PHP
5 1 (0.41%) Ruby
5 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 61 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (24.18%) Security Cleared
3 42 (17.21%) CCNP
3 42 (17.21%) CISSP
3 42 (17.21%) SC Cleared
4 26 (10.66%) CCNA
5 23 (9.43%) Degree
6 18 (7.38%) DV Cleared
7 17 (6.97%) CCIE
8 11 (4.51%) CLAS
9 8 (3.28%) CISM
9 8 (3.28%) SANS
10 7 (2.87%) CREST Certified
10 7 (2.87%) GWAPT
10 7 (2.87%) JNCIS
10 7 (2.87%) OSCE
10 7 (2.87%) OSCP
11 6 (2.46%) IISP
12 4 (1.64%) JNCIE
12 4 (1.64%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.61%) SLA
2 18 (7.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (4.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (2.46%) JSP 440
4 6 (2.46%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.46%) RMADS
5 5 (2.05%) BS7799
5 5 (2.05%) HMG Infosec
6 2 (0.82%) ISO27002
6 2 (0.82%) QA
7 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 46 (18.85%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.10%) Hyper-V
4 9 (3.69%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.46%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.64%) Firmware
7 3 (1.23%) XenApp
8 1 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.41%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.41%) vSphere
8 1 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (4.10%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.46%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (2.05%) SCCM
4 4 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.23%) Nessus
5 3 (1.23%) Nmap
5 3 (1.23%) WSUS
6 2 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (0.41%) Nagios
7 1 (0.41%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 118 (48.36%) Cisco
2 49 (20.08%) Microsoft
3 48 (19.67%) Juniper
4 47 (19.26%) CheckPoint
5 35 (14.34%) VMware
6 32 (13.11%) F5
7 25 (10.25%) Blue Coat
8 20 (8.20%) IronPort
8 20 (8.20%) McAfee
8 20 (8.20%) Nokia
9 15 (6.15%) Intel
10 11 (4.51%) HP
11 8 (3.28%) Sourcefire
12 7 (2.87%) Citrix
12 7 (2.87%) IBM
12 7 (2.87%) SonicWALL
13 6 (2.46%) BT
13 6 (2.46%) Palo Alto
13 6 (2.46%) TippingPoint
14 5 (2.05%) SolarWinds
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