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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 30 51 62
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 178 69 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.28% 3.21% 2.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.27% 25.94% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 37 45
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £171 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 9
Average hourly rate £36.40 £25.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.60% +58.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £18.14 £14.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -17.30%
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
535 266 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.87% 12.38% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 143 186
Average daily rate £338 £298 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.44% -17.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 37 60
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.90 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.05 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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
Devon +16 63 £275 +61.76% 8
Wiltshire +8 40 £425 +30.76% 14
Bristol -2 30 £388 +6.89% 9
Gloucestershire -19 23 £281 -44.85% 14
Somerset -5 10 £430 +18.62% 6
Cornwall - 3 £275 -
Dorset 0 2 - - 4
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 164 (52.40%) Cisco
2 140 (44.73%) Windows
3 106 (33.87%) Security Cleared
4 105 (33.55%) WAN
5 104 (33.23%) LAN
6 102 (32.59%) VMware
7 94 (30.03%) Cisco Certification
8 91 (29.07%) ITIL
9 80 (25.56%) SC Cleared
10 78 (24.92%) Linux
11 76 (24.28%) Microsoft
12 70 (22.36%) Juniper
13 67 (21.41%) VMware Infrastructure
14 66 (21.09%) VPN
15 62 (19.81%) CCNP
16 55 (17.57%) Network Security
17 51 (16.29%) TCP/IP
18 50 (15.97%) Cisco Nexus
19 49 (15.65%) MPLS
20 48 (15.34%) Citrix
21 47 (15.02%) Active Directory
21 47 (15.02%) CheckPoint
22 46 (14.70%) SLA
23 43 (13.74%) Telecoms
24 42 (13.42%) HP
24 42 (13.42%) OSPF
24 42 (13.42%) BGP
24 42 (13.42%) MS Excel
25 41 (13.10%) CCNA
25 41 (13.10%) Cisco PIX

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 27 (8.63%) SharePoint
2 26 (8.31%) Apache
3 13 (4.15%) MS Exchange
4 11 (3.51%) nginx
5 10 (3.19%) Confluence
6 9 (2.88%) MediaWiki
7 5 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.96%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.96%) IIS
10 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.64%) Lync
11 1 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (13.42%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.88%) MS Office
3 8 (2.56%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.28%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Summit
1 2 (0.64%) SAP Business One
1 2 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.60%) IaaS
3 1 (0.32%) SaaS
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 105 (33.55%) WAN
2 104 (33.23%) LAN
3 66 (21.09%) VPN
4 55 (17.57%) Network Security
5 51 (16.29%) TCP/IP
6 50 (15.97%) Cisco Nexus
7 49 (15.65%) MPLS
8 42 (13.42%) OSPF
8 42 (13.42%) BGP
9 41 (13.10%) Cisco PIX
10 36 (11.50%) DNS
11 33 (10.54%) DHCP
12 31 (9.90%) Cisco ASA
13 22 (7.03%) LDAP
14 20 (6.39%) EIGRP
15 17 (5.43%) FTP
15 17 (5.43%) SNMP
16 15 (4.79%) Telnet
17 14 (4.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 13 (4.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.51%) MySQL
2 9 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (2.88%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.24%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.60%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 22 (7.03%) Jenkins
2 21 (6.71%) Hudson
3 11 (3.51%) Git (software)
4 10 (3.19%) JIRA
5 9 (2.88%) Subversion
6 3 (0.96%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.32%) Maven
8 1 (0.32%) Selenium
8 1 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
General
1 43 (13.74%) Telecoms
2 31 (9.90%) Finance
3 5 (1.60%) Banking
4 2 (0.64%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.32%) Retail
5 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (14.06%) Network Engineer
2 35 (11.18%) Consultant
3 27 (8.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 24 (7.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 24 (7.67%) Architect
5 23 (7.35%) Analyst
6 22 (7.03%) Administrator
6 22 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (6.71%) Systems Administrator
8 20 (6.39%) Network Specialist
9 17 (5.43%) Network Support
10 16 (5.11%) Support Engineer
11 14 (4.47%) Linux Engineer
12 13 (4.15%) Storage Systems Administrator
12 13 (4.15%) Security Engineer
12 13 (4.15%) Storage Administrator
13 10 (3.19%) Network Analyst
13 10 (3.19%) Technical Consultant
13 10 (3.19%) Network Consultant
13 10 (3.19%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (10.22%) LAMP
2 23 (7.35%) Web Services
3 4 (1.28%) .NET
4 2 (0.64%) XML
4 2 (0.64%) SAML
4 2 (0.64%) Middleware
4 2 (0.64%) OpenID
5 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.32%) JSP
5 1 (0.32%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.67%) Thin Client
1 24 (7.67%) Fat Client
2 19 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.19%) iPad
4 9 (2.88%) Wiki
5 8 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.24%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.92%) Statistics
8 5 (1.60%) Clustering
9 4 (1.28%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.28%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.96%) iPhone
10 3 (0.96%) Open Source
10 3 (0.96%) Social Media
10 3 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.64%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.64%) Replication
12 1 (0.32%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.32%) IBM Mainframe
12 1 (0.32%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 140 (44.73%) Windows
2 78 (24.92%) Linux
3 40 (12.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (10.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (9.58%) Ubuntu
6 28 (8.95%) CentOS
7 26 (8.31%) Solaris
8 24 (7.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (6.71%) UNIX
9 21 (6.71%) Debian
10 16 (5.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.24%) Windows 7
12 5 (1.60%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.60%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.28%) Android
14 3 (0.96%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.64%) Mac OS X Server
16 1 (0.32%) MVS
16 1 (0.32%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (29.07%) ITIL
2 32 (10.22%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (9.90%) DevOps
4 25 (7.99%) Network Design
5 21 (6.71%) Network Management
6 20 (6.39%) Performance Monitoring
6 20 (6.39%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (5.43%) Mentoring
8 14 (4.47%) Change Control
9 13 (4.15%) Capacity Management
9 13 (4.15%) High Availability
9 13 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (3.83%) Build Automation
11 11 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
11 11 (3.51%) Network Monitoring
11 11 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (3.51%) Problem Management
12 10 (3.19%) Project Management
12 10 (3.19%) Change Management
12 10 (3.19%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 33 (10.54%) Perl
1 33 (10.54%) Bash Shell
2 31 (9.90%) Ruby
3 30 (9.58%) PHP
4 21 (6.71%) SQL
5 20 (6.39%) Java
6 3 (0.96%) C
6 3 (0.96%) VBScript
6 3 (0.96%) VB
7 2 (0.64%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 106 (33.87%) Security Cleared
2 94 (30.03%) Cisco Certification
3 80 (25.56%) SC Cleared
4 62 (19.81%) CCNP
5 41 (13.10%) CCNA
6 31 (9.90%) DV Cleared
7 24 (7.67%) CISSP
8 19 (6.07%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (5.43%) CCIE
10 7 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (1.92%) CCSP
11 6 (1.92%) Degree
12 4 (1.28%) MCP
12 4 (1.28%) MCSE
13 3 (0.96%) CCSE
13 3 (0.96%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.64%) CISA
14 2 (0.64%) CISM
14 2 (0.64%) CCSA
14 2 (0.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (14.70%) SLA
2 14 (4.47%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.24%) QA
4 5 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.64%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
System Software
1 67 (21.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (15.02%) Active Directory
3 29 (9.27%) XenServer
4 22 (7.03%) Samba
5 21 (6.71%) vSphere
6 16 (5.11%) ProxySG
7 10 (3.19%) Postfix
8 9 (2.88%) XenApp
9 6 (1.92%) Hyper-V
9 6 (1.92%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.60%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.28%) ISA Server
11 4 (1.28%) MetaFrame
12 3 (0.96%) NFS
12 3 (0.96%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.96%) Novell eDirectory
13 2 (0.64%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.64%) Firmware
13 2 (0.64%) Kerio MailServer
13 2 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (9.90%) Puppet
2 23 (7.35%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (7.35%) Salt
3 14 (4.47%) HP SIM
3 14 (4.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 14 (4.47%) NetBackup
4 10 (3.19%) ZABBIX
5 8 (2.56%) WSUS
6 6 (1.92%) OpenView
6 6 (1.92%) SCCM
7 4 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.28%) CiscoWorks
7 4 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.28%) Nagios
7 4 (1.28%) HP NNM
8 3 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.96%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.96%) Nessus
9 2 (0.64%) SCOM
10 1 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 164 (52.40%) Cisco
2 102 (32.59%) VMware
3 76 (24.28%) Microsoft
4 70 (22.36%) Juniper
5 48 (15.34%) Citrix
6 47 (15.02%) CheckPoint
7 42 (13.42%) HP
8 39 (12.46%) F5
9 34 (10.86%) Red Hat
10 28 (8.95%) McAfee
11 21 (6.71%) Blue Coat
12 17 (5.43%) Symantec
13 13 (4.15%) 3PAR
14 12 (3.83%) Apple
14 12 (3.83%) Oracle
15 11 (3.51%) BT
15 11 (3.51%) ProCurve
16 10 (3.19%) Fortinet
17 9 (2.88%) IronPort
18 8 (2.56%) SolarWinds
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