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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 43 48 77
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +29
Contract jobs citing Firewall 127 84 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.06% 3.39% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.31% 26.84% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 44 29
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£350 £275 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -23.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £400 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 2
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.40 £105.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.42% -81.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £15.00 £38.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £28.80 £173.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £21.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.32% -20.90%
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
419 313 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.38% 12.63% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 151 181
Average daily rate £355 £300 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -15.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 22 31
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £9.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £31.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -8 36 £425 +51.78% 8
Bristol +18 32 £380 +38.18% 35
Gloucestershire -9 24 £325 +2.36% 9
Devon +7 22 £225 +28.57%
Dorset -1 6 £325 -9.72% 6
Somerset -13 5 £255 -33.55% 5
Cornwall - - - - 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 185 (60.66%) Cisco
2 125 (40.98%) WAN
3 123 (40.33%) Cisco Certification
4 120 (39.34%) Windows
5 115 (37.70%) LAN
6 112 (36.72%) Security Cleared
7 79 (25.90%) SC Cleared
7 79 (25.90%) VMware
8 76 (24.92%) ITIL
8 76 (24.92%) Microsoft
8 76 (24.92%) VPN
9 73 (23.93%) CCNP
10 67 (21.97%) CCNA
11 62 (20.33%) MPLS
12 59 (19.34%) Linux
13 58 (19.02%) Cisco Nexus
14 57 (18.69%) CheckPoint
15 53 (17.38%) Juniper
16 51 (16.72%) Network Security
17 50 (16.39%) Active Directory
17 50 (16.39%) OSPF
18 49 (16.07%) Citrix
19 48 (15.74%) BGP
19 48 (15.74%) VMware Infrastructure
20 43 (14.10%) Telecoms
21 42 (13.77%) TCP/IP
22 41 (13.44%) Windows Server 2008
23 39 (12.79%) DV Cleared
23 39 (12.79%) HP
24 37 (12.13%) DNS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 26 (8.52%) Apache
2 24 (7.87%) SharePoint
3 19 (6.23%) MS Exchange
4 11 (3.61%) IIS
5 7 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (2.30%) nginx
5 7 (2.30%) Confluence
5 7 (2.30%) MediaWiki
6 6 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.64%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.98%) CMS
8 3 (0.98%) Lync
9 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.33%) JBoss
10 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 33 (10.82%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.59%) MS Office
3 8 (2.62%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.66%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Summit
1 2 (0.66%) SAP Business One
1 2 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.64%) IaaS
3 3 (0.98%) SaaS
4 2 (0.66%) PaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.33%) Office 365
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 125 (40.98%) WAN
2 115 (37.70%) LAN
3 76 (24.92%) VPN
4 62 (20.33%) MPLS
5 58 (19.02%) Cisco Nexus
6 51 (16.72%) Network Security
7 50 (16.39%) OSPF
8 48 (15.74%) BGP
9 42 (13.77%) TCP/IP
10 37 (12.13%) DNS
11 36 (11.80%) Cisco PIX
12 34 (11.15%) Cisco ASA
12 34 (11.15%) DHCP
13 24 (7.87%) VoIP
14 20 (6.56%) LDAP
14 20 (6.56%) Wireless
15 19 (6.23%) IPsec
16 18 (5.90%) FTP
17 17 (5.57%) SNMP
17 17 (5.57%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.93%) MySQL
2 11 (3.61%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.97%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.64%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.66%) OLTP
7 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.66%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 19 (6.23%) Jenkins
2 18 (5.90%) Hudson
3 7 (2.30%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.30%) Subversion
3 7 (2.30%) JIRA
4 3 (0.98%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.33%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.33%) Maven
5 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.33%) Selenium
5 1 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
General
1 43 (14.10%) Telecoms
2 32 (10.49%) Finance
3 3 (0.98%) Banking
4 2 (0.66%) Legal
4 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.33%) Billing
5 1 (0.33%) Marketing
5 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 70 (22.95%) Network Engineer
2 37 (12.13%) Analyst
3 32 (10.49%) Architect
4 31 (10.16%) Consultant
5 22 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (7.21%) Network Support
6 21 (6.89%) Network Specialist
7 18 (5.90%) DevOps Engineer
8 14 (4.59%) Support Engineer
9 13 (4.26%) Network Analyst
10 12 (3.93%) Cisco Engineer
11 11 (3.61%) Security Consultant
11 11 (3.61%) Administrator
11 11 (3.61%) Systems Administrator
11 11 (3.61%) Network Consultant
11 11 (3.61%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.28%) Designer
12 10 (3.28%) Systems Analyst
12 10 (3.28%) Security Architect
12 10 (3.28%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.25%) LAMP
2 12 (3.93%) Web Services
3 8 (2.62%) .NET
4 7 (2.30%) Middleware
5 2 (0.66%) SOAP
5 2 (0.66%) Java EE
5 2 (0.66%) JSON
5 2 (0.66%) OpenID
5 2 (0.66%) REST
5 2 (0.66%) WSDL
5 2 (0.66%) SAML
5 2 (0.66%) XML
5 2 (0.66%) XSD
6 1 (0.33%) Flash
6 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.33%) JSP
6 1 (0.33%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.56%) Thin Client
1 20 (6.56%) Fat Client
2 15 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.59%) Blackberry
3 14 (4.59%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.62%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (2.30%) Wiki
6 6 (1.97%) Statistics
7 5 (1.64%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.31%) Clustering
8 4 (1.31%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.98%) Social Media
9 3 (0.98%) iPhone
9 3 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.98%) Handset
10 2 (0.66%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.66%) Open Source
10 2 (0.66%) iPad
11 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 120 (39.34%) Windows
2 59 (19.34%) Linux
3 41 (13.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (10.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (7.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (7.21%) Windows 7
6 22 (7.21%) Solaris
7 19 (6.23%) UNIX
8 18 (5.90%) Ubuntu
8 18 (5.90%) CentOS
9 14 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (3.61%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.62%) Windows XP
12 7 (2.30%) Debian
13 6 (1.97%) Android
14 5 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.98%) Windows NT
16 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X Server
16 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (24.92%) ITIL
2 28 (9.18%) Network Management
3 27 (8.85%) Network Design
4 19 (6.23%) Service Delivery
4 19 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (6.23%) DevOps
5 15 (4.92%) Migration
6 13 (4.26%) High Availability
7 12 (3.93%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (3.93%) Mentoring
8 11 (3.61%) Information Security
8 11 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (3.61%) Project Management
8 11 (3.61%) Problem Management
9 10 (3.28%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (3.28%) SOA
9 10 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (3.28%) Network Monitoring
10 9 (2.95%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (2.95%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.87%) SQL
2 17 (5.57%) Perl
2 17 (5.57%) Bash Shell
3 16 (5.25%) Ruby
3 16 (5.25%) PHP
4 14 (4.59%) Java
5 2 (0.66%) C
5 2 (0.66%) VBScript
5 2 (0.66%) VB
5 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 123 (40.33%) Cisco Certification
2 112 (36.72%) Security Cleared
3 79 (25.90%) SC Cleared
4 73 (23.93%) CCNP
5 67 (21.97%) CCNA
6 39 (12.79%) DV Cleared
7 26 (8.52%) CISSP
8 19 (6.23%) CCIE
9 13 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (3.28%) MCSE
12 8 (2.62%) CCSP
12 8 (2.62%) Degree
13 7 (2.30%) CISM
14 5 (1.64%) CCSE
15 4 (1.31%) CCSA
16 3 (0.98%) MCP
17 2 (0.66%) CISA
17 2 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
17 2 (0.66%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (11.48%) SLA
2 14 (4.59%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (2.62%) QA
5 2 (0.66%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.66%) COBIT
5 2 (0.66%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 50 (16.39%) Active Directory
2 48 (15.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.90%) Samba
3 18 (5.90%) XenServer
4 17 (5.57%) vSphere
5 11 (3.61%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.61%) XenApp
6 7 (2.30%) Postfix
7 6 (1.97%) ProxySG
8 4 (1.31%) Snort
8 4 (1.31%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.31%) MetaFrame
8 4 (1.31%) Firmware
9 3 (0.98%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.98%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.98%) Novell eDirectory
9 3 (0.98%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.98%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.66%) Kerio MailServer
10 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (6.23%) Puppet
2 17 (5.57%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (5.25%) Salt
4 8 (2.62%) HP SIM
4 8 (2.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 8 (2.62%) NetBackup
5 7 (2.30%) CiscoWorks
5 7 (2.30%) ZABBIX
6 6 (1.97%) SCCM
7 5 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.31%) WSUS
8 4 (1.31%) Nagios
9 3 (0.98%) OpenView
9 3 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.98%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.98%) Nessus
10 2 (0.66%) HP NNM
11 1 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.33%) SCOM
11 1 (0.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 185 (60.66%) Cisco
2 79 (25.90%) VMware
3 76 (24.92%) Microsoft
4 57 (18.69%) CheckPoint
5 53 (17.38%) Juniper
6 49 (16.07%) Citrix
7 39 (12.79%) HP
8 25 (8.20%) Red Hat
9 23 (7.54%) McAfee
10 20 (6.56%) F5
11 17 (5.57%) Oracle
12 15 (4.92%) Nokia
13 14 (4.59%) Symantec
14 13 (4.26%) SolarWinds
15 12 (3.93%) Blue Coat
16 11 (3.61%) Avaya
17 10 (3.28%) Fortinet
17 10 (3.28%) ProCurve
18 9 (2.95%) SonicWALL
19 8 (2.62%) 3PAR
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Taunton, Somerset
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Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
EarthStream Global
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £160 - £240 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
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