The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 36 65 55
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 141 51 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.63% 2.38% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.49% 17.47% 20.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 19 48
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £480 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.23 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.59% -19.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £17.23 £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £17.42 £23.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +2.22%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
421 292 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.83% 13.60% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 153 192
Average daily rate £375 £318 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% -15.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £198 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 28 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £41.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Firewall
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 +17 58 £450 +4.04% 8
Bristol +8 35 £400 +39.13% 9
Gloucestershire -8 15 £200 -42.85% 10
Devon -3 12 £175 +2.94% 3
Somerset - 9 £230 - 18
Dorset +7 3 £381 - 3
Cornwall - - - - 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 123 (52.34%) Windows
2 115 (48.94%) Cisco
3 87 (37.02%) VMware
4 69 (29.36%) Linux
5 68 (28.94%) Microsoft
6 66 (28.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 63 (26.81%) Network Security
8 57 (24.26%) VPN
8 57 (24.26%) Juniper
9 50 (21.28%) LAN
10 48 (20.43%) ITIL
10 48 (20.43%) CheckPoint
11 47 (20.00%) WAN
12 40 (17.02%) F5
13 38 (16.17%) Security Cleared
14 37 (15.74%) Citrix
15 33 (14.04%) SLA
16 32 (13.62%) Red Hat
16 32 (13.62%) Cisco ASA
17 30 (12.77%) BGP
17 30 (12.77%) MS Excel
18 29 (12.34%) TCP/IP
18 29 (12.34%) OSPF
19 28 (11.91%) Cisco Certification
19 28 (11.91%) Active Directory
19 28 (11.91%) SharePoint
19 28 (11.91%) LAMP
19 28 (11.91%) Bash Shell
19 28 (11.91%) Continuous Integration
20 27 (11.49%) Puppet

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 28 (11.91%) SharePoint
2 19 (8.09%) Apache
3 18 (7.66%) nginx
4 16 (6.81%) MS Exchange
5 14 (5.96%) Confluence
6 12 (5.11%) MediaWiki
7 8 (3.40%) IIS
8 7 (2.98%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (2.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (2.98%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.85%) Lync
12 1 (0.43%) Drupal
12 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.43%) Documentum
Applications
1 30 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.13%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.70%) MS Office
4 3 (1.28%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.43%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.28%) Office 365
3 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 63 (26.81%) Network Security
2 57 (24.26%) VPN
3 50 (21.28%) LAN
4 47 (20.00%) WAN
5 32 (13.62%) Cisco ASA
6 30 (12.77%) BGP
7 29 (12.34%) OSPF
7 29 (12.34%) TCP/IP
8 25 (10.64%) DNS
9 23 (9.79%) DHCP
10 21 (8.94%) Cisco PIX
11 17 (7.23%) IPv6
12 15 (6.38%) EIGRP
12 15 (6.38%) Wireless
12 15 (6.38%) IPsec
13 14 (5.96%) SAN
14 13 (5.53%) Cisco IOS
15 12 (5.11%) Junos
15 12 (5.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 12 (5.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.96%) MySQL
1 14 (5.96%) SQL Server
1 14 (5.96%) Relational Database
2 12 (5.11%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (7.66%) Git (software)
1 18 (7.66%) Jenkins
2 14 (5.96%) Hudson
2 14 (5.96%) JIRA
3 12 (5.11%) Subversion
4 2 (0.85%) MSI
4 2 (0.85%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.43%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (10.64%) Telecoms
2 24 (10.21%) Finance
3 6 (2.55%) Banking
4 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.43%) Retail
5 1 (0.43%) Local Government
5 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (15.32%) Network Engineer
2 31 (13.19%) Administrator
3 25 (10.64%) Security Engineer
4 24 (10.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (10.21%) Analyst
5 21 (8.94%) Consultant
6 18 (7.66%) Systems Administrator
7 17 (7.23%) Linux Engineer
7 17 (7.23%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (6.81%) Architect
8 16 (6.81%) Network Security Engineer
9 11 (4.68%) Support Engineer
9 11 (4.68%) Firewall Engineer
10 9 (3.83%) Security Analyst
11 8 (3.40%) Security Architect
11 8 (3.40%) Coordinator
11 8 (3.40%) Network Analyst
11 8 (3.40%) Linux Administrator
12 7 (2.98%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 7 (2.98%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.91%) LAMP
2 19 (8.09%) Web Services
3 1 (0.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.38%) Thin Client
1 15 (6.38%) Fat Client
2 12 (5.11%) Wiki
3 11 (4.68%) iPad
4 8 (3.40%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.55%) Statistics
6 5 (2.13%) Clustering
7 4 (1.70%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.70%) PKI
8 3 (1.28%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (1.28%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.28%) AS400
9 2 (0.85%) Replication
9 2 (0.85%) Open Source
10 1 (0.43%) SCADA
10 1 (0.43%) CMDB
10 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.43%) Firmware
10 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 123 (52.34%) Windows
2 69 (29.36%) Linux
3 26 (11.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (11.06%) Debian
3 26 (11.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (9.79%) Ubuntu
5 17 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (6.81%) CentOS
6 16 (6.81%) Solaris
7 14 (5.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (5.96%) UNIX
8 3 (1.28%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.28%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.85%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.85%) SUSE
10 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.43%) ITIL
2 28 (11.91%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (11.06%) DevOps
4 18 (7.66%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (6.81%) Capacity Planning
6 15 (6.38%) Load Balancing
7 14 (5.96%) PRINCE2
7 14 (5.96%) Performance Monitoring
8 13 (5.53%) Network Design
9 12 (5.11%) Data Modelling
9 12 (5.11%) Change Management
10 11 (4.68%) Migration
10 11 (4.68%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (4.68%) Change Control
10 11 (4.68%) Build Automation
11 10 (4.26%) Incident Management
12 9 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (2.98%) Information Security
13 7 (2.98%) Penetration Testing
13 7 (2.98%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (11.91%) Bash Shell
2 27 (11.49%) Ruby
3 25 (10.64%) Perl
4 23 (9.79%) PHP
4 23 (9.79%) Java
5 22 (9.36%) SQL
6 12 (5.11%) PowerShell
7 7 (2.98%) VB
8 2 (0.85%) C
8 2 (0.85%) VBScript
9 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (16.17%) Security Cleared
2 28 (11.91%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (8.94%) DV Cleared
4 20 (8.51%) CCNA
5 17 (7.23%) SC Cleared
6 14 (5.96%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (5.53%) CCNP
8 12 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (4.26%) MCSA
10 8 (3.40%) MCP
11 7 (2.98%) MCSE
12 6 (2.55%) CISSP
13 4 (1.70%) Degree
14 1 (0.43%) RHCE
14 1 (0.43%) CISM
14 1 (0.43%) CCSA
14 1 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.43%) MCT
14 1 (0.43%) CCIE
14 1 (0.43%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (14.04%) SLA
2 14 (5.96%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.85%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) GPG13
4 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 66 (28.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (11.91%) Active Directory
3 21 (8.94%) XenServer
4 18 (7.66%) vSphere
4 18 (7.66%) Samba
5 17 (7.23%) Postfix
6 11 (4.68%) ISA Server
7 10 (4.26%) ProxySG
8 8 (3.40%) XenApp
9 6 (2.55%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.70%) UAG
10 4 (1.70%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.70%) NFS
11 3 (1.28%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.85%) vCloud
13 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.43%) Snort
13 1 (0.43%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 27 (11.49%) Puppet
2 14 (5.96%) ZABBIX
3 13 (5.53%) NetBackup
4 11 (4.68%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (4.68%) Salt
5 8 (3.40%) HP SIM
5 8 (3.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 7 (2.98%) SCCM
7 6 (2.55%) WSUS
8 5 (2.13%) OpenView
9 4 (1.70%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.28%) SCOM
10 3 (1.28%) CiscoWorks
10 3 (1.28%) HP NNM
11 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.43%) Nessus
11 1 (0.43%) MOM
11 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 115 (48.94%) Cisco
2 87 (37.02%) VMware
3 68 (28.94%) Microsoft
4 57 (24.26%) Juniper
5 48 (20.43%) CheckPoint
6 40 (17.02%) F5
7 37 (15.74%) Citrix
8 32 (13.62%) Red Hat
9 24 (10.21%) McAfee
10 23 (9.79%) HP
11 17 (7.23%) Blue Coat
12 12 (5.11%) Symantec
13 11 (4.68%) Apple
14 10 (4.26%) IronPort
15 9 (3.83%) Avaya
15 9 (3.83%) Mitel
16 8 (3.40%) Oracle
17 7 (2.98%) IBM
17 7 (2.98%) Barracuda Networks
18 6 (2.55%) 3PAR
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