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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 64 66 35
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -31
Contract jobs citing Firewall 81 87 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.88% 2.76% 4.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.14% 21.32% 30.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 46 88
Median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
- +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 13
Median hourly rate £20.25 £38.63 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.57% +45.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.05 £38.25 £21.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £104.05 £39.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -15.09%
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
350 408 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.46% 12.94% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 226 279
Median daily rate £335 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £488 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 34 61
Median hourly rate £28.00 £39.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +65.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 6 December 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
Bristol +16 28 £375 +4.16% 15
Wiltshire -21 20 £333 -5.00% 6
Gloucestershire 0 13 £160 -28.88% 4
Dorset +3 11 £315 -16.00% 4
Somerset +20 3 £475 +120.93% 3
Devon -8 3 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 110 (50.69%) Cisco
2 87 (40.09%) Windows
3 69 (31.80%) Security Cleared
4 66 (30.41%) LAN
5 64 (29.49%) WAN
6 63 (29.03%) VPN
7 60 (27.65%) SC Cleared
8 53 (24.42%) CheckPoint
8 53 (24.42%) Windows Server
9 52 (23.96%) Juniper
10 48 (22.12%) Cisco Certification
11 43 (19.82%) Microsoft
12 42 (19.35%) DHCP
13 40 (18.43%) DNS
13 40 (18.43%) ITIL
13 40 (18.43%) Network Security
14 39 (17.97%) Cisco ASA
15 35 (16.13%) TCP/IP
16 34 (15.67%) Active Directory
17 33 (15.21%) CCNA
17 33 (15.21%) VMware
18 30 (13.82%) CCNP
18 30 (13.82%) Data Centre
19 29 (13.36%) Wireless
20 26 (11.98%) Linux
20 26 (11.98%) MS Office
20 26 (11.98%) Windows Server 2012
21 24 (11.06%) SIEM
22 22 (10.14%) Cisco Nexus
23 19 (8.76%) OSPF

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 15 (6.91%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (2.30%) IIS
5 4 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.84%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.92%) Apache
6 2 (0.92%) nginx
6 2 (0.92%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.46%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 26 (11.98%) MS Office
2 17 (7.83%) MS Excel
3 15 (6.91%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) assyst
1 1 (0.46%) Fredhopper
1 1 (0.46%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.45%) Office 365
2 11 (5.07%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.46%) IaaS
5 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (30.41%) LAN
2 64 (29.49%) WAN
3 63 (29.03%) VPN
4 42 (19.35%) DHCP
5 40 (18.43%) DNS
5 40 (18.43%) Network Security
6 39 (17.97%) Cisco ASA
7 35 (16.13%) TCP/IP
8 29 (13.36%) Wireless
9 22 (10.14%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (8.76%) BGP
10 19 (8.76%) OSPF
11 18 (8.29%) Internet
12 16 (7.37%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (6.91%) Junos
13 15 (6.91%) tcpdump
13 15 (6.91%) Wireshark
14 14 (6.45%) MPLS
15 12 (5.53%) SSL
16 11 (5.07%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (0.92%) CouchDB
2 2 (0.92%) QlikView
2 2 (0.92%) Riak
3 1 (0.46%) DB2
3 1 (0.46%) GIS
3 1 (0.46%) Informix
Development Applications
1 2 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.46%) Metasploit
General
1 14 (6.45%) Finance
2 8 (3.69%) Banking
3 4 (1.84%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.38%) Law
4 3 (1.38%) Military
5 2 (0.92%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (25.35%) Network Engineer
2 40 (18.43%) Analyst
3 37 (17.05%) Support Engineer
4 22 (10.14%) Network Support
5 21 (9.68%) Architect
5 21 (9.68%) Network Analyst
6 18 (8.29%) Network Support Engineer
7 12 (5.53%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (5.07%) Firewall Engineer
9 10 (4.61%) Consultant
10 9 (4.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 9 (4.15%) Security Analyst
10 9 (4.15%) Security Architect
10 9 (4.15%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (4.15%) Senior Support Engineer
11 8 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (3.69%) Cisco Engineer
11 8 (3.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.69%) Senior Network Support
11 8 (3.69%) Senior Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.15%) .NET
2 5 (2.30%) Web Services
3 4 (1.84%) AppFabric
3 4 (1.84%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.84%) WCF
4 3 (1.38%) 802.1X
4 3 (1.38%) HTML
5 2 (0.92%) J2EE
6 1 (0.46%) Ajax
6 1 (0.46%) CSS
6 1 (0.46%) EJB
6 1 (0.46%) ELK Stack
6 1 (0.46%) Flash
6 1 (0.46%) JMS
6 1 (0.46%) JSP
6 1 (0.46%) WSDL
6 1 (0.46%) XML
6 1 (0.46%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.82%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.37%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.76%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (2.76%) Driving Licence
4 6 (2.76%) PKI
5 5 (2.30%) iPad
6 4 (1.84%) CESG
7 3 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.92%) Clustering
8 2 (0.92%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (0.92%) Replication
9 1 (0.46%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.46%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.46%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.46%) User Experience
9 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 87 (40.09%) Windows
2 53 (24.42%) Windows Server
3 26 (11.98%) Linux
3 26 (11.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (8.76%) Windows 7
4 19 (8.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (7.83%) Unix
6 13 (5.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (3.23%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.30%) Android
9 4 (1.84%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.92%) Solaris
10 2 (0.92%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.92%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.92%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.46%) AIX
11 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (18.43%) ITIL
2 24 (11.06%) SIEM
3 18 (8.29%) Migration
4 17 (7.83%) Information Security
5 14 (6.45%) Service Delivery
6 13 (5.99%) PRINCE2
6 13 (5.99%) Project Management
7 12 (5.53%) Network Monitoring
7 12 (5.53%) Security Architecture
8 11 (5.07%) Network Design
9 10 (4.61%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (4.15%) Load Balancing
11 8 (3.69%) Analytics
11 8 (3.69%) Configuration Management
11 8 (3.69%) Mentoring
11 8 (3.69%) Network Management
12 6 (2.76%) High Availability
12 6 (2.76%) OWASP
12 6 (2.76%) Software Engineering
13 5 (2.30%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.61%) PowerShell
2 8 (3.69%) Java
2 8 (3.69%) Python
3 4 (1.84%) SQL
4 3 (1.38%) Perl
5 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.46%) C#
5 1 (0.46%) C++
5 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 69 (31.80%) Security Cleared
2 60 (27.65%) SC Cleared
3 48 (22.12%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (15.21%) CCNA
5 30 (13.82%) CCNP
6 14 (6.45%) DV Cleared
7 10 (4.61%) CISSP
8 5 (2.30%) CISM
8 5 (2.30%) CREST Certified
8 5 (2.30%) ISEB
9 4 (1.84%) Degree
9 4 (1.84%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.38%) CCDP
10 3 (1.38%) CHECK Team Member
10 3 (1.38%) ISSAP
10 3 (1.38%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.38%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.38%) PMP
10 3 (1.38%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.29%) SLA
2 10 (4.61%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.84%) QA
5 2 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.46%) COBIT
6 1 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 34 (15.67%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.99%) Snort
4 7 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.84%) Firmware
6 4 (1.84%) ISA Server
6 4 (1.84%) XenApp
7 3 (1.38%) ProxySG
7 3 (1.38%) vSphere
8 2 (0.92%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.92%) XenServer
9 1 (0.46%) Samba
9 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (5.07%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (3.69%) Nessus
3 7 (3.23%) QRadar
3 7 (3.23%) SCCM
4 6 (2.76%) RSA enVision
5 5 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.38%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.38%) SCOM
6 3 (1.38%) WSUS
7 2 (0.92%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.92%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.92%) Nagios
7 2 (0.92%) Netcool
7 2 (0.92%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.92%) Nmap
7 2 (0.92%) Puppet
7 2 (0.92%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.46%) MOM
Vendors
1 110 (50.69%) Cisco
2 53 (24.42%) CheckPoint
3 52 (23.96%) Juniper
4 43 (19.82%) Microsoft
5 33 (15.21%) VMware
6 15 (6.91%) Citrix
7 14 (6.45%) F5
8 13 (5.99%) Intel Security
8 13 (5.99%) Palo Alto
9 10 (4.61%) ArcSight
9 10 (4.61%) HP
10 8 (3.69%) Splunk
11 7 (3.23%) Dell
11 7 (3.23%) SonicWALL
11 7 (3.23%) WatchGuard
12 6 (2.76%) Fortinet
12 6 (2.76%) LogRhythm
13 5 (2.30%) Aruba
13 5 (2.30%) CA
13 5 (2.30%) ScanSafe
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