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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 46 61 76
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 115 84 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.66% 2.95% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.11% 21.43% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 52 39
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£355 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.87% +4.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £425 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% +11.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -11.11%
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
395 392 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.58% 13.76% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 201 201
Average daily rate £385 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 30
Average hourly rate £24.00 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £9.50 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.18 £29.50 £39.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -8.09%

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 26 February 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
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 26 February 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
Bristol +24 32 £400 +77.77% 25
Wiltshire -2 29 £400 +22.69% 7
Gloucestershire -8 25 £381 +4.45% 10
Devon -3 14 £225 +28.57% 5
Somerset -12 7 £256 -35.93% 8
Dorset +2 6 £270 -30.32% 6
Cornwall - - - - 2
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 168 (61.31%) Cisco
2 122 (44.53%) WAN
3 118 (43.07%) Cisco Certification
4 111 (40.51%) LAN
5 109 (39.78%) Windows
6 92 (33.58%) Security Cleared
7 73 (26.64%) VMware
8 70 (25.55%) CCNA
9 69 (25.18%) VPN
10 65 (23.72%) SC Cleared
11 64 (23.36%) CCNP
12 61 (22.26%) Microsoft
12 61 (22.26%) ITIL
13 54 (19.71%) Cisco Nexus
14 53 (19.34%) Linux
15 52 (18.98%) CheckPoint
15 52 (18.98%) MPLS
15 52 (18.98%) OSPF
15 52 (18.98%) Network Security
16 47 (17.15%) VMware Infrastructure
16 47 (17.15%) Citrix
17 46 (16.79%) Active Directory
17 46 (16.79%) Juniper
18 41 (14.96%) TCP/IP
19 40 (14.60%) BGP
20 37 (13.50%) Windows Server 2008
21 36 (13.14%) Telecoms
22 33 (12.04%) DNS
23 32 (11.68%) Cisco ASA
24 31 (11.31%) DV Cleared

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 25 (9.12%) Apache
2 20 (7.30%) SharePoint
3 18 (6.57%) MS Exchange
4 13 (4.74%) IIS
5 9 (3.28%) nginx
5 9 (3.28%) Confluence
5 9 (3.28%) MediaWiki
6 7 (2.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.46%) CMS
9 3 (1.09%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.73%) Lync
10 2 (0.73%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.36%) JBoss
11 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 22 (8.03%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.11%) MS Office
3 5 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Summit
1 2 (0.73%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.09%) SaaS
3 2 (0.73%) PaaS
3 2 (0.73%) IaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 122 (44.53%) WAN
2 111 (40.51%) LAN
3 69 (25.18%) VPN
4 54 (19.71%) Cisco Nexus
5 52 (18.98%) Network Security
5 52 (18.98%) MPLS
5 52 (18.98%) OSPF
6 41 (14.96%) TCP/IP
7 40 (14.60%) BGP
8 33 (12.04%) DNS
9 32 (11.68%) Cisco ASA
10 27 (9.85%) DHCP
11 25 (9.12%) VoIP
11 25 (9.12%) Cisco PIX
12 21 (7.66%) IPsec
13 20 (7.30%) Wireless
14 18 (6.57%) LDAP
14 18 (6.57%) FTP
15 17 (6.20%) IP Telephony
16 16 (5.84%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.84%) MySQL
2 15 (5.47%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (2.92%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.92%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.73%) OLTP
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.73%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.36%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.36%) MS Access
7 1 (0.36%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (7.66%) Jenkins
2 20 (7.30%) Hudson
3 9 (3.28%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.28%) Subversion
3 9 (3.28%) JIRA
4 2 (0.73%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.36%) Toad
5 1 (0.36%) Maven
5 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.36%) Selenium
5 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
General
1 36 (13.14%) Telecoms
2 24 (8.76%) Finance
3 2 (0.73%) Legal
3 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
3 2 (0.73%) Banking
4 1 (0.36%) Billing
4 1 (0.36%) Local Government
4 1 (0.36%) Marketing
4 1 (0.36%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 68 (24.82%) Network Engineer
2 34 (12.41%) Analyst
3 26 (9.49%) Architect
4 25 (9.12%) Consultant
5 23 (8.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (8.39%) Network Support
6 21 (7.66%) Network Specialist
7 19 (6.93%) DevOps Engineer
8 14 (5.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 13 (4.74%) Network Analyst
10 12 (4.38%) Support Engineer
11 11 (4.01%) Administrator
12 10 (3.65%) Security Consultant
12 10 (3.65%) Systems Administrator
12 10 (3.65%) Systems Analyst
13 9 (3.28%) Network Consultant
13 9 (3.28%) Cisco Engineer
13 9 (3.28%) Security Architect
14 8 (2.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 8 (2.92%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.38%) LAMP
2 11 (4.01%) Web Services
3 7 (2.55%) .NET
3 7 (2.55%) Middleware
4 2 (0.73%) SOAP
4 2 (0.73%) RESTful
4 2 (0.73%) Java EE
4 2 (0.73%) JSON
4 2 (0.73%) XSD
4 2 (0.73%) WSDL
4 2 (0.73%) WebCenter
4 2 (0.73%) REST
5 1 (0.36%) SAML
5 1 (0.36%) Flash
5 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.36%) JSP
5 1 (0.36%) XML
5 1 (0.36%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.36%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.11%) Thin Client
1 14 (5.11%) Fat Client
2 13 (4.74%) Blackberry
3 12 (4.38%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.28%) Wiki
6 8 (2.92%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.55%) Clustering
8 5 (1.82%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.46%) Statistics
10 3 (1.09%) Handset
10 3 (1.09%) Social Media
11 2 (0.73%) iPhone
11 2 (0.73%) Open Source
11 2 (0.73%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.73%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.73%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.73%) Derivative
12 1 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.36%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 109 (39.78%) Windows
2 53 (19.34%) Linux
3 37 (13.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (11.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (9.49%) Windows 7
6 21 (7.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (6.20%) UNIX
8 16 (5.84%) Solaris
8 16 (5.84%) Ubuntu
8 16 (5.84%) Windows 8
8 16 (5.84%) CentOS
9 13 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (3.28%) Debian
11 7 (2.55%) Windows XP
12 6 (2.19%) Android
13 5 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (1.09%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.73%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.73%) Mac OS X Server
15 2 (0.73%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (22.26%) ITIL
2 28 (10.22%) Network Design
3 26 (9.49%) Network Management
4 21 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (7.66%) DevOps
5 20 (7.30%) Service Delivery
6 15 (5.47%) Migration
7 13 (4.74%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (4.38%) Capacity Planning
8 12 (4.38%) High Availability
9 11 (4.01%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (4.01%) Information Security
10 10 (3.65%) Project Management
10 10 (3.65%) Build Automation
11 9 (3.28%) Load Balancing
12 8 (2.92%) Performance Management
12 8 (2.92%) Network Performance Management
12 8 (2.92%) Data Modelling
12 8 (2.92%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (2.92%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.49%) SQL
2 17 (6.20%) Perl
2 17 (6.20%) PHP
2 17 (6.20%) Ruby
2 17 (6.20%) Bash Shell
3 16 (5.84%) Java
4 5 (1.82%) Python
5 2 (0.73%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.73%) VBScript
5 2 (0.73%) VB
5 2 (0.73%) C
6 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 118 (43.07%) Cisco Certification
2 92 (33.58%) Security Cleared
3 70 (25.55%) CCNA
4 65 (23.72%) SC Cleared
5 64 (23.36%) CCNP
6 31 (11.31%) DV Cleared
7 25 (9.12%) CISSP
8 19 (6.93%) CCIE
9 11 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (3.65%) MCSE
11 9 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (2.92%) Degree
13 7 (2.55%) CISM
14 5 (1.82%) CCSP
14 5 (1.82%) CCSE
15 4 (1.46%) CCSA
16 3 (1.09%) MCP
16 3 (1.09%) VCP4
17 2 (0.73%) JNCIA
17 2 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.85%) SLA
2 12 (4.38%) PCI DSS
3 10 (3.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.55%) QA
5 2 (0.73%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.73%) COBIT
5 2 (0.73%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
System Software
1 47 (17.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (16.79%) Active Directory
3 20 (7.30%) XenServer
4 16 (5.84%) Samba
5 14 (5.11%) vSphere
6 12 (4.38%) Hyper-V
7 10 (3.65%) XenApp
8 9 (3.28%) Postfix
9 4 (1.46%) Snort
9 4 (1.46%) Firmware
10 3 (1.09%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.09%) ISA Server
10 3 (1.09%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.73%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.73%) Kerio MailServer
11 2 (0.73%) Varnish
12 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.36%) Nmap
12 1 (0.36%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 23 (8.39%) Puppet
2 17 (6.20%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (5.84%) Salt
4 9 (3.28%) ZABBIX
5 7 (2.55%) SCCM
6 6 (2.19%) Ansible
7 5 (1.82%) HP SIM
7 5 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 5 (1.82%) CiscoWorks
7 5 (1.82%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.46%) WSUS
8 4 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.09%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.09%) Nagios
10 2 (0.73%) Nessus
11 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.36%) OpenView
11 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 168 (61.31%) Cisco
2 73 (26.64%) VMware
3 61 (22.26%) Microsoft
4 52 (18.98%) CheckPoint
5 47 (17.15%) Citrix
6 46 (16.79%) Juniper
7 30 (10.95%) HP
8 25 (9.12%) Red Hat
9 22 (8.03%) McAfee
10 18 (6.57%) Oracle
11 15 (5.47%) F5
12 14 (5.11%) Nokia
13 13 (4.74%) SolarWinds
14 10 (3.65%) Fortinet
14 10 (3.65%) Avaya
14 10 (3.65%) Symantec
15 9 (3.28%) IBM
16 8 (2.92%) SonicWALL
16 8 (2.92%) Polycom
17 7 (2.55%) ProCurve
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Tank Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £240 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bath
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £175.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Blandford Forum, Dorset
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 15 days ago
Plymouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Plymouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 17 days ago