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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 51 56 71
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 101 102 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.17% 3.08% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.08% 21.21% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 66 39
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.22% +17.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £21.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.42% +1.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.75 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+57.69% -7.14%
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
373 481 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.70% 14.50% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 256 188
Average daily rate £350 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 21
Average hourly rate £21.88 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.55 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.38 £40.60 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +25 43 £375 -4.76% 16
Wiltshire +17 27 £330 -10.50% 20
Gloucestershire -26 11 £450 +2.85% 7
Devon +6 8 £263 +50.00% 1
Somerset -13 8 £288 -25.80% 3
Dorset -3 3 £245 -40.96% 6
Cornwall - - - - 2
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 130 (58.04%) Cisco
2 102 (45.54%) Windows
3 86 (38.39%) WAN
4 79 (35.27%) LAN
5 69 (30.80%) Cisco Certification
6 66 (29.46%) VPN
7 61 (27.23%) VMware
8 59 (26.34%) CCNA
9 55 (24.55%) CheckPoint
10 51 (22.77%) Active Directory
10 51 (22.77%) Security Cleared
11 49 (21.88%) Network Security
12 45 (20.09%) VMware Infrastructure
12 45 (20.09%) Microsoft
13 44 (19.64%) Juniper
13 44 (19.64%) Linux
14 37 (16.52%) Citrix
15 34 (15.18%) Windows Server 2003
16 32 (14.29%) OSPF
16 32 (14.29%) DNS
16 32 (14.29%) Wireless
17 31 (13.84%) BGP
17 31 (13.84%) Cisco ASA
17 31 (13.84%) Windows Server 2008
18 27 (12.05%) DV Cleared
18 27 (12.05%) ITIL
19 26 (11.61%) DHCP
19 26 (11.61%) McAfee
19 26 (11.61%) CCNP
20 25 (11.16%) MPLS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (11.16%) Apache
2 22 (9.82%) MS Exchange
3 20 (8.93%) IIS
4 17 (7.59%) SharePoint
5 15 (6.70%) nginx
6 12 (5.36%) Confluence
6 12 (5.36%) MediaWiki
7 7 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (2.68%) CMS
8 6 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.34%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.34%) Lync
10 3 (1.34%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.45%) JBoss
12 1 (0.45%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.36%) MS Office
3 4 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.89%) SaaS
2 2 (0.89%) PaaS
3 1 (0.45%) Office 365
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 86 (38.39%) WAN
2 79 (35.27%) LAN
3 66 (29.46%) VPN
4 49 (21.88%) Network Security
5 32 (14.29%) DNS
5 32 (14.29%) OSPF
5 32 (14.29%) Wireless
6 31 (13.84%) BGP
6 31 (13.84%) Cisco ASA
7 26 (11.61%) DHCP
8 25 (11.16%) MPLS
9 24 (10.71%) VoIP
10 22 (9.82%) IPsec
11 21 (9.38%) TCP/IP
12 20 (8.93%) VLAN
13 19 (8.48%) IP Telephony
14 15 (6.70%) SAN
14 15 (6.70%) Cisco Nexus
15 13 (5.80%) Cisco PIX
15 13 (5.80%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.93%) MySQL
1 20 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (4.46%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.23%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.34%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.89%) OLTP
7 2 (0.89%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.45%) MS Access
8 1 (0.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (9.38%) Jenkins
2 20 (8.93%) Hudson
3 12 (5.36%) Subversion
3 12 (5.36%) JIRA
3 12 (5.36%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.89%) Toad
5 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.45%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (8.48%) Telecoms
1 19 (8.48%) Finance
2 3 (1.34%) Banking
3 2 (0.89%) Legal
3 2 (0.89%) Military
4 1 (0.45%) Electronics
4 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.45%) Retail
4 1 (0.45%) Billing
4 1 (0.45%) Local Government
4 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (27.23%) Network Engineer
2 44 (19.64%) Analyst
3 25 (11.16%) Architect
4 24 (10.71%) Network Analyst
5 23 (10.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (8.48%) DevOps Engineer
7 18 (8.04%) Network Support
8 14 (6.25%) Support Analyst
8 14 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 13 (5.80%) Consultant
10 10 (4.46%) Security Architect
10 10 (4.46%) Administrator
11 9 (4.02%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (4.02%) Network Support Analyst
12 8 (3.57%) Support Engineer
12 8 (3.57%) Security Analyst
13 7 (3.13%) Project Engineer
13 7 (3.13%) Senior Network Analyst
13 7 (3.13%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.91%) Middleware
2 8 (3.57%) Web Services
3 6 (2.68%) LAMP
4 5 (2.23%) .NET
5 3 (1.34%) J2EE
5 3 (1.34%) SOAP
5 3 (1.34%) XSD
5 3 (1.34%) WSDL
5 3 (1.34%) Java EE
5 3 (1.34%) JSON
5 3 (1.34%) REST
6 2 (0.89%) RESTful
6 2 (0.89%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.45%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.45%) WCF
7 1 (0.45%) HTML
7 1 (0.45%) Flash
7 1 (0.45%) JMS
7 1 (0.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 12 (5.36%) Clustering
2 12 (5.36%) Wiki
3 11 (4.91%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.13%) Statistics
6 6 (2.68%) Fat Client
6 6 (2.68%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.79%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.79%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.34%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (1.34%) Handset
9 2 (0.89%) Derivative
9 2 (0.89%) AS400
9 2 (0.89%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.89%) iPhone
10 1 (0.45%) Open Source
10 1 (0.45%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 102 (45.54%) Windows
2 44 (19.64%) Linux
3 34 (15.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (13.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (10.71%) Windows 7
6 19 (8.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (8.04%) UNIX
8 16 (7.14%) CentOS
8 16 (7.14%) Ubuntu
9 15 (6.70%) Debian
10 14 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (6.25%) Windows 8
11 8 (3.57%) Solaris
12 5 (2.23%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (2.23%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.79%) Android
14 3 (1.34%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.89%) AIX
15 2 (0.89%) Amazon Linux
16 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (12.05%) ITIL
2 21 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (9.38%) DevOps
3 19 (8.48%) Migration
4 16 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 15 (6.70%) Network Monitoring
6 14 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (6.25%) Build Automation
7 13 (5.80%) Capacity Planning
7 13 (5.80%) Network Load Balancing
7 13 (5.80%) Information Security
8 12 (5.36%) Load Balancing
9 11 (4.91%) Network Management
10 10 (4.46%) Technical Architecture
10 10 (4.46%) Configuration Management
11 9 (4.02%) Security Management
12 8 (3.57%) Service Management
12 8 (3.57%) TOGAF
12 8 (3.57%) Network Design
12 8 (3.57%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.16%) SQL
2 20 (8.93%) Java
3 14 (6.25%) Perl
3 14 (6.25%) PHP
3 14 (6.25%) Ruby
3 14 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 8 (3.57%) Python
5 2 (0.89%) VBScript
5 2 (0.89%) VB
5 2 (0.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (30.80%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (26.34%) CCNA
3 51 (22.77%) Security Cleared
4 27 (12.05%) DV Cleared
5 26 (11.61%) CCNP
6 22 (9.82%) SC Cleared
7 13 (5.80%) CISSP
8 10 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (4.02%) MCSE
9 9 (4.02%) Degree
10 8 (3.57%) CISM
11 4 (1.79%) CCSA
11 4 (1.79%) CCIE
12 3 (1.34%) MCP
12 3 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.89%) CCSP
13 2 (0.89%) CCSE
13 2 (0.89%) JNCIA
14 1 (0.45%) JNCIS
14 1 (0.45%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.70%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.02%) SLA
2 9 (4.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.34%) QA
4 2 (0.89%) COBIT
System Software
1 51 (22.77%) Active Directory
2 45 (20.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.14%) Samba
4 15 (6.70%) Postfix
5 14 (6.25%) XenServer
6 12 (5.36%) iptables
7 11 (4.91%) Hyper-V
8 9 (4.02%) XenApp
8 9 (4.02%) vSphere
9 5 (2.23%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.79%) Snort
11 3 (1.34%) VMware Server
11 3 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.89%) Varnish
12 2 (0.89%) Firmware
12 2 (0.89%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.89%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.45%) NFS
13 1 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (10.27%) Puppet
2 14 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (5.80%) Salt
4 12 (5.36%) ZABBIX
5 9 (4.02%) Ansible
5 9 (4.02%) CiscoWorks
6 7 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (3.13%) SCCM
7 4 (1.79%) WSUS
7 4 (1.79%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.34%) OpenView
8 3 (1.34%) SCOM
9 2 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.45%) Nessus
10 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 130 (58.04%) Cisco
2 61 (27.23%) VMware
3 55 (24.55%) CheckPoint
4 45 (20.09%) Microsoft
5 44 (19.64%) Juniper
6 37 (16.52%) Citrix
7 26 (11.61%) McAfee
8 22 (9.82%) Red Hat
8 22 (9.82%) Oracle
8 22 (9.82%) SolarWinds
9 19 (8.48%) HP
10 15 (6.70%) IBM
10 15 (6.70%) F5
11 12 (5.36%) Nokia
12 10 (4.46%) Avaya
13 9 (4.02%) Symantec
14 8 (3.57%) Blue Coat
14 8 (3.57%) IronPort
14 8 (3.57%) Polycom
15 7 (3.13%) CA
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