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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 36 57 55
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 154 52 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.77% 2.35% 2.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.86% 19.33% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 24 49
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£375 £308 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £168 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £524 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.23 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.11% +9.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £17.23 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £123.00 £18.68 £19.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.63 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.70% -2.22%
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
499 269 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.46% 12.16% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 136 195
Average daily rate £350 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 63
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.65 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -45.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £134.00 £41.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +23 66 £450 +33.33% 9
Bristol +2 28 £400 +45.45% 8
Gloucestershire -11 22 £263 -51.83% 6
Devon -1 19 £175 +2.94% 3
Somerset -10 7 £446 +23.10% 13
Dorset - 3 £381 - 6
Cornwall - 2 £250 - 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 128 (50.39%) Cisco
2 127 (50.00%) Windows
3 87 (34.25%) VMware
4 73 (28.74%) Linux
5 68 (26.77%) Microsoft
6 65 (25.59%) VMware Infrastructure
7 64 (25.20%) Juniper
8 62 (24.41%) VPN
9 60 (23.62%) LAN
10 59 (23.23%) ITIL
11 58 (22.83%) Network Security
12 57 (22.44%) WAN
13 50 (19.69%) CheckPoint
14 49 (19.29%) Security Cleared
15 45 (17.72%) F5
16 41 (16.14%) Citrix
17 39 (15.35%) Cisco Certification
17 39 (15.35%) BGP
18 38 (14.96%) SLA
19 36 (14.17%) MS Excel
20 34 (13.39%) Active Directory
20 34 (13.39%) Bash Shell
21 33 (12.99%) Cisco ASA
21 33 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
21 33 (12.99%) LAMP
22 32 (12.60%) Ruby
22 32 (12.60%) Cisco PIX
22 32 (12.60%) Puppet
23 31 (12.20%) DevOps
23 31 (12.20%) Red Hat

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 31 (12.20%) SharePoint
2 25 (9.84%) Apache
3 19 (7.48%) nginx
4 15 (5.91%) Confluence
5 13 (5.12%) MediaWiki
6 11 (4.33%) MS Exchange
7 6 (2.36%) IIS
8 5 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.97%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.79%) Lync
11 2 (0.79%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.39%) Documentum
12 1 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (14.17%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.76%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.97%) MS Office
4 4 (1.57%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.57%) IaaS
3 1 (0.39%) Office 365
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 62 (24.41%) VPN
2 60 (23.62%) LAN
3 58 (22.83%) Network Security
4 57 (22.44%) WAN
5 39 (15.35%) BGP
6 33 (12.99%) Cisco ASA
7 32 (12.60%) Cisco PIX
8 29 (11.42%) OSPF
9 28 (11.02%) DNS
9 28 (11.02%) TCP/IP
10 25 (9.84%) DHCP
11 22 (8.66%) EIGRP
12 18 (7.09%) IPv6
13 17 (6.69%) MPLS
13 17 (6.69%) LDAP
14 16 (6.30%) IPsec
15 13 (5.12%) Wireless
15 13 (5.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 13 (5.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 11 (4.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.91%) MySQL
2 13 (5.12%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (5.12%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.15%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 23 (9.06%) Jenkins
2 19 (7.48%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.48%) Hudson
3 15 (5.91%) JIRA
4 13 (5.12%) Subversion
5 2 (0.79%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.39%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.39%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 29 (11.42%) Finance
2 26 (10.24%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.36%) Banking
4 3 (1.18%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.39%) Retail
5 1 (0.39%) Local Government
5 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (15.35%) Network Engineer
2 27 (10.63%) Administrator
3 25 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (9.45%) Consultant
5 23 (9.06%) Architect
5 23 (9.06%) Security Engineer
6 22 (8.66%) DevOps Engineer
6 22 (8.66%) Analyst
7 18 (7.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 18 (7.09%) Systems Administrator
8 17 (6.69%) Linux Engineer
9 14 (5.51%) Network Security Engineer
10 12 (4.72%) Support Engineer
11 10 (3.94%) Firewall Engineer
12 9 (3.54%) Security Architect
12 9 (3.54%) Network Analyst
12 9 (3.54%) Designer
13 8 (3.15%) Storage Systems Administrator
13 8 (3.15%) Coordinator
13 8 (3.15%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (12.99%) LAMP
2 21 (8.27%) Web Services
3 2 (0.79%) .NET
4 1 (0.39%) Ajax
4 1 (0.39%) XML
4 1 (0.39%) SAML
4 1 (0.39%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.27%) Thin Client
1 21 (8.27%) Fat Client
2 13 (5.12%) Wiki
3 10 (3.94%) iPad
4 7 (2.76%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.97%) Clustering
6 4 (1.57%) Statistics
7 3 (1.18%) AS400
7 3 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.18%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.18%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.79%) Open Source
8 2 (0.79%) Replication
9 1 (0.39%) CESG
9 1 (0.39%) Firmware
9 1 (0.39%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.39%) SCADA
9 1 (0.39%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 127 (50.00%) Windows
2 73 (28.74%) Linux
3 28 (11.02%) Ubuntu
4 27 (10.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (10.63%) Debian
5 26 (10.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (8.66%) Solaris
7 21 (8.27%) CentOS
8 17 (6.69%) UNIX
9 15 (5.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (4.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.57%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.18%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.18%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.79%) SUSE
14 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.39%) MVS
14 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (23.23%) ITIL
2 33 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (12.20%) DevOps
4 17 (6.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (6.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 15 (5.91%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (5.51%) Load Balancing
7 13 (5.12%) Change Management
7 13 (5.12%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (5.12%) PRINCE2
7 13 (5.12%) Data Modelling
8 12 (4.72%) Build Automation
8 12 (4.72%) Change Control
9 9 (3.54%) Migration
9 9 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (3.15%) Incident Management
10 8 (3.15%) Problem Management
10 8 (3.15%) Capacity Management
11 7 (2.76%) Information Security
12 6 (2.36%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 34 (13.39%) Bash Shell
2 32 (12.60%) Ruby
3 31 (12.20%) Perl
4 28 (11.02%) PHP
5 24 (9.45%) Java
6 20 (7.87%) SQL
7 5 (1.97%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.79%) VBScript
8 2 (0.79%) VB
9 1 (0.39%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (19.29%) Security Cleared
2 39 (15.35%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (10.63%) SC Cleared
4 24 (9.45%) CCNA
5 22 (8.66%) DV Cleared
5 22 (8.66%) CCNP
6 18 (7.09%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (3.15%) CISSP
9 7 (2.76%) MCSA
10 6 (2.36%) MCP
11 5 (1.97%) MCSE
12 4 (1.57%) Degree
12 4 (1.57%) CCSP
13 1 (0.39%) CISM
13 1 (0.39%) CCSA
13 1 (0.39%) MCT
13 1 (0.39%) CCIE
13 1 (0.39%) RHCE
13 1 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (14.96%) SLA
2 16 (6.30%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.18%) QA
4 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.39%) GPG13
System Software
1 65 (25.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (13.39%) Active Directory
3 26 (10.24%) XenServer
4 23 (9.06%) Samba
5 18 (7.09%) Postfix
6 15 (5.91%) ProxySG
6 15 (5.91%) vSphere
7 7 (2.76%) ISA Server
7 7 (2.76%) XenApp
8 6 (2.36%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.57%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.18%) MetaFrame
11 2 (0.79%) Novell eDirectory
11 2 (0.79%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.79%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.79%) NFS
11 2 (0.79%) Nmap
12 1 (0.39%) Snort
12 1 (0.39%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.39%) UAG
Systems Management
1 32 (12.60%) Puppet
2 16 (6.30%) Salt
2 16 (6.30%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (5.91%) ZABBIX
4 9 (3.54%) NetBackup
4 9 (3.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 9 (3.54%) HP SIM
5 6 (2.36%) OpenView
6 5 (1.97%) WSUS
6 5 (1.97%) SCCM
7 4 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.57%) CiscoWorks
7 4 (1.57%) HP NNM
8 3 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.79%) SCOM
9 2 (0.79%) Nessus
10 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.39%) MOM
10 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.39%) Nagios
Vendors
1 128 (50.39%) Cisco
2 87 (34.25%) VMware
3 68 (26.77%) Microsoft
4 64 (25.20%) Juniper
5 50 (19.69%) CheckPoint
6 45 (17.72%) F5
7 41 (16.14%) Citrix
8 31 (12.20%) Red Hat
9 26 (10.24%) HP
10 25 (9.84%) McAfee
11 22 (8.66%) Blue Coat
12 11 (4.33%) BT
13 10 (3.94%) IronPort
13 10 (3.94%) Symantec
13 10 (3.94%) Apple
14 8 (3.15%) 3PAR
14 8 (3.15%) Oracle
15 7 (2.76%) IBM
15 7 (2.76%) Avaya
15 7 (2.76%) Infoblox
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