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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 39 38 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 132 152 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.90% 4.80% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.14% 30.89% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 97 24
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£406 £375 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £175 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £496 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +16.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+0.11% -2.27%
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
453 492 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.38% 15.55% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 297 136
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 27 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £22.50 £19.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.71% +14.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.12 £134.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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 -1 83 £419 -6.94% 11
Bristol -12 22 £370 -7.50% 11
Gloucestershire -10 15 £450 +71.42% 7
Devon -12 8 £275 +57.14%
Somerset -1 2 - - 8
Dorset -6 1 £110 -71.14% 5
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 117 (52.00%) Cisco
2 70 (31.11%) Windows
3 68 (30.22%) Cisco Certification
3 68 (30.22%) Network Security
4 64 (28.44%) Juniper
5 56 (24.89%) CheckPoint
5 56 (24.89%) Security Cleared
6 52 (23.11%) LAN
7 50 (22.22%) VPN
8 46 (20.44%) DNS
9 45 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
10 44 (19.56%) WAN
11 39 (17.33%) Microsoft
11 39 (17.33%) CCNA
11 39 (17.33%) Active Directory
11 39 (17.33%) SC Cleared
12 38 (16.89%) Data Centre
13 37 (16.44%) CCNP
14 35 (15.56%) ITIL
15 34 (15.11%) McAfee
16 33 (14.67%) TCP/IP
16 33 (14.67%) Wireless
17 32 (14.22%) CISSP
18 31 (13.78%) Linux
18 31 (13.78%) Blue Coat
18 31 (13.78%) VLAN
19 30 (13.33%) F5
20 27 (12.00%) Information Security
20 27 (12.00%) BGP
21 26 (11.56%) MPLS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 21 (9.33%) IIS
1 21 (9.33%) Apache
2 13 (5.78%) MS Exchange
3 11 (4.89%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.00%) Tomcat
4 9 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.11%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.67%) JBoss
6 6 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.67%) nginx
7 4 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.33%) Confluence
8 3 (1.33%) Lync
8 3 (1.33%) MediaWiki
9 2 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.44%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.44%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (6.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.78%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.33%) MS Project
4 1 (0.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Tridion
1 1 (0.44%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.44%) PaaS
2 1 (0.44%) Office 365
2 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 68 (30.22%) Network Security
2 52 (23.11%) LAN
3 50 (22.22%) VPN
4 46 (20.44%) DNS
5 45 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 44 (19.56%) WAN
7 33 (14.67%) TCP/IP
7 33 (14.67%) Wireless
8 31 (13.78%) VLAN
9 27 (12.00%) BGP
10 26 (11.56%) MPLS
10 26 (11.56%) OSPF
11 22 (9.78%) Cisco PIX
12 19 (8.44%) IPsec
12 19 (8.44%) Intrusion Detection
12 19 (8.44%) SSL
12 19 (8.44%) DHCP
13 15 (6.67%) Ethernet
13 15 (6.67%) Junos
13 15 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.78%) MySQL
3 4 (1.78%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.89%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.44%) MS Access
6 1 (0.44%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (3.56%) Metasploit
2 6 (2.67%) Hudson
2 6 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.33%) Subversion
3 3 (1.33%) JIRA
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.44%) Toad
General
1 18 (8.00%) Finance
2 8 (3.56%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.67%) Military
4 2 (0.89%) Banking
4 2 (0.89%) Legal
5 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.44%) Electronics
5 1 (0.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 43 (19.11%) Analyst
3 22 (9.78%) Architect
4 20 (8.89%) Administrator
4 20 (8.89%) Security Engineer
5 19 (8.44%) Network Analyst
6 15 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (5.78%) Security Analyst
7 13 (5.78%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (4.89%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (4.89%) Security Architect
9 10 (4.44%) Network Support
9 10 (4.44%) Support Engineer
9 10 (4.44%) Support Analyst
10 9 (4.00%) Service Analyst
10 9 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (4.00%) Network Architect
11 8 (3.56%) Operations Engineer
12 7 (3.11%) Network Specialist
12 7 (3.11%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.00%) J2EE
2 8 (3.56%) LAMP
3 6 (2.67%) .NET
3 6 (2.67%) Middleware
4 5 (2.22%) 802.1X
4 5 (2.22%) Web Services
5 4 (1.78%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.78%) CSS
6 2 (0.89%) JSP
6 2 (0.89%) WCF
6 2 (0.89%) RESTful
6 2 (0.89%) WebCenter
6 2 (0.89%) AppFabric
7 1 (0.44%) REST
7 1 (0.44%) HTML
7 1 (0.44%) Java EE
7 1 (0.44%) JSON
7 1 (0.44%) SOAP
7 1 (0.44%) XML
7 1 (0.44%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 38 (16.89%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.89%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (3.11%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.11%) iPhone
5 6 (2.67%) Clustering
6 5 (2.22%) Statistics
6 5 (2.22%) iPad
7 3 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.33%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.33%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.33%) Wiki
7 3 (1.33%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.89%) RMADS
8 2 (0.89%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.89%) PKI
8 2 (0.89%) Derivative
8 2 (0.89%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.89%) AS400
8 2 (0.89%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 70 (31.11%) Windows
2 31 (13.78%) Linux
3 15 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (6.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (6.22%) UNIX
5 10 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (4.00%) Windows 7
7 8 (3.56%) CentOS
7 8 (3.56%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.67%) Debian
9 5 (2.22%) Solaris
10 2 (0.89%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.44%) AIX
11 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (15.56%) ITIL
2 27 (12.00%) Information Security
3 26 (11.56%) Load Balancing
4 23 (10.22%) Kalman Filter
5 20 (8.89%) Network Design
6 19 (8.44%) Network Monitoring
7 17 (7.56%) Migration
8 16 (7.11%) Service Delivery
9 15 (6.67%) Problem Management
9 15 (6.67%) SIEM
10 12 (5.33%) Cyber Security
11 9 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
11 9 (4.00%) Mentoring
11 9 (4.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 9 (4.00%) CRM
12 8 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (3.56%) Project Management
12 8 (3.56%) Security Management
12 8 (3.56%) Network Load Balancing
12 8 (3.56%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.56%) SQL
2 7 (3.11%) Java
3 6 (2.67%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.78%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.33%) Ruby
5 3 (1.33%) Perl
5 3 (1.33%) PHP
5 3 (1.33%) Python
6 2 (0.89%) C
6 2 (0.89%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.44%) VB
7 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (30.22%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (24.89%) Security Cleared
3 39 (17.33%) SC Cleared
3 39 (17.33%) CCNA
4 37 (16.44%) CCNP
5 32 (14.22%) CISSP
6 19 (8.44%) Degree
7 17 (7.56%) CCIE
8 14 (6.22%) DV Cleared
9 8 (3.56%) JNCIP
9 8 (3.56%) CISM
10 4 (1.78%) ISEB
10 4 (1.78%) JNCIE
10 4 (1.78%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.33%) CCSA
12 2 (0.89%) CCDP
12 2 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.89%) GWAPT
12 2 (0.89%) OSCP
12 2 (0.89%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.56%) SLA
2 12 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.56%) PCI DSS
4 7 (3.11%) QA
5 3 (1.33%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.89%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.44%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.44%) BS7799
7 1 (0.44%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 39 (17.33%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.11%) VMware ESXi
3 15 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (5.33%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.56%) VirtualBox
6 6 (2.67%) Postfix
6 6 (2.67%) ISA Server
6 6 (2.67%) Samba
6 6 (2.67%) ProxySG
7 4 (1.78%) XenApp
8 3 (1.33%) iptables
8 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.89%) Snort
9 2 (0.89%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.89%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.89%) vSphere
9 2 (0.89%) Varnish
10 1 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.44%) Xen
10 1 (0.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (4.89%) FortiGate
2 10 (4.44%) Puppet
3 8 (3.56%) Nmap
4 5 (2.22%) CiscoWorks
4 5 (2.22%) Ansible
5 4 (1.78%) WSUS
5 4 (1.78%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.33%) OpenView
6 3 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.33%) SCOM
6 3 (1.33%) ZABBIX
6 3 (1.33%) Salt
6 3 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.89%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.89%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.89%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 117 (52.00%) Cisco
2 64 (28.44%) Juniper
3 56 (24.89%) CheckPoint
4 39 (17.33%) Microsoft
5 34 (15.11%) McAfee
6 31 (13.78%) Blue Coat
7 30 (13.33%) F5
8 24 (10.67%) VMware
9 21 (9.33%) Intel
9 21 (9.33%) IronPort
9 21 (9.33%) SolarWinds
10 16 (7.11%) Red Hat
11 15 (6.67%) Sourcefire
12 11 (4.89%) Oracle
13 9 (4.00%) Nokia
13 9 (4.00%) Citrix
13 9 (4.00%) TippingPoint
14 8 (3.56%) HP
15 7 (3.11%) Symantec
15 7 (3.11%) ArcSight
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