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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 32 53 53
Rank change year-on-year
+21 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 152 89 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.19% 2.97% 3.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.16% 25.21% 25.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 48 67
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 13
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.38% +47.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £28.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +47.36%
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
504 353 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.22% 11.77% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 198 229
Median daily rate £363 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 26 39
Median hourly rate £34.00 £20.19 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.44% +15.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.08 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +9 50 £375 +13.63% 4
Dorset +16 30 £393 -21.50% 3
Bristol -2 28 £368 +2.08% 9
Gloucestershire +6 20 £325 -43.47% 15
Devon -3 11 £400 +33.33% 2
Somerset +11 6 £538 +86.95% 1
Cornwall - 1 £215 - 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 165 (57.29%) Cisco
2 89 (30.90%) Security Cleared
3 84 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
4 80 (27.78%) CheckPoint
5 77 (26.74%) WAN
6 71 (24.65%) SC Cleared
7 65 (22.57%) Windows
7 65 (22.57%) LAN
8 64 (22.22%) VPN
9 61 (21.18%) CCNP
10 60 (20.83%) ITIL
11 59 (20.49%) Cisco ASA
12 57 (19.79%) Network Security
13 55 (19.10%) Data Centre
14 52 (18.06%) VMware
15 47 (16.32%) Linux
16 46 (15.97%) F5
17 43 (14.93%) Wireless
18 42 (14.58%) Finance
19 41 (14.24%) Juniper
20 37 (12.85%) Microsoft
20 37 (12.85%) Active Directory
20 37 (12.85%) CISSP
21 36 (12.50%) Internet
22 34 (11.81%) TCP/IP
23 33 (11.46%) SIEM
24 31 (10.76%) MPLS
24 31 (10.76%) Information Security
25 28 (9.72%) Migration
25 28 (9.72%) Nokia

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (8.68%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.82%) IIS
3 10 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (2.08%) MQSeries
5 6 (2.08%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.04%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.69%) Apache
9 2 (0.69%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.69%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.35%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.74%) MS Office
3 3 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.35%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (5.21%) Office 365
2 13 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.74%) IaaS
4 4 (1.39%) SaaS
5 2 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.35%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 77 (26.74%) WAN
2 65 (22.57%) LAN
3 64 (22.22%) VPN
4 59 (20.49%) Cisco ASA
5 57 (19.79%) Network Security
6 43 (14.93%) Wireless
7 36 (12.50%) Internet
8 34 (11.81%) TCP/IP
9 31 (10.76%) MPLS
10 27 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
11 26 (9.03%) BGP
11 26 (9.03%) VoIP
12 23 (7.99%) IPsec
13 21 (7.29%) OSPF
14 20 (6.94%) DHCP
14 20 (6.94%) DNS
15 17 (5.90%) IP Telephony
16 16 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
17 14 (4.86%) Unified Communications
18 13 (4.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.39%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.35%) Big Data
3 1 (0.35%) DB2
3 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.35%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (14.58%) Finance
2 24 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.78%) Billing
4 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.04%) Military
5 2 (0.69%) Marketing
6 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.35%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (0.35%) Electronics
6 1 (0.35%) Local Government
6 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 66 (22.92%) Network Engineer
2 53 (18.40%) Analyst
3 30 (10.42%) Network Analyst
4 27 (9.38%) Security Analyst
5 24 (8.33%) Consultant
6 23 (7.99%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 19 (6.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (6.25%) Architect
8 18 (6.25%) Field Engineer
9 16 (5.56%) Cisco Analyst
9 16 (5.56%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 16 (5.56%) Network Field Engineer
9 16 (5.56%) Network Security Analyst
9 16 (5.56%) Support Engineer
10 14 (4.86%) Check Point Analyst
10 14 (4.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 14 (4.86%) Cisco Security Analyst
10 14 (4.86%) Designer
10 14 (4.86%) Firewall Analyst
10 14 (4.86%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.47%) J2EE
2 4 (1.39%) .NET
2 4 (1.39%) ASP.NET
2 4 (1.39%) OCX
3 3 (1.04%) Classic ASP
3 3 (1.04%) CSS
3 3 (1.04%) HTML
3 3 (1.04%) WSDL
3 3 (1.04%) XML
4 2 (0.69%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.69%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.69%) jQuery
4 2 (0.69%) RSS
4 2 (0.69%) Web Services
4 2 (0.69%) XSLT
5 1 (0.35%) Ajax
5 1 (0.35%) Flash
5 1 (0.35%) Java EE
5 1 (0.35%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 55 (19.10%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.86%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.17%) PKI
4 10 (3.47%) Security Operations Centre
5 9 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.43%) Algorithms
7 7 (2.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.74%) iPad
9 4 (1.39%) Clustering
9 4 (1.39%) Cryptography
9 4 (1.39%) Internet of Things
9 4 (1.39%) NHS
10 3 (1.04%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.69%) AS400
11 2 (0.69%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.69%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.69%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 65 (22.57%) Windows
2 47 (16.32%) Linux
3 25 (8.68%) Unix
4 20 (6.94%) Windows Server
5 16 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (4.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (4.51%) Solaris
7 13 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (2.78%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.39%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.69%) CentOS
11 2 (0.69%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.69%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (20.83%) ITIL
2 33 (11.46%) SIEM
3 31 (10.76%) Information Security
4 28 (9.72%) Migration
5 26 (9.03%) Service Delivery
6 16 (5.56%) Project Management
7 15 (5.21%) PRINCE2
8 14 (4.86%) Demand Management
8 14 (4.86%) Security Architecture
9 13 (4.51%) Network Design
9 13 (4.51%) Network Monitoring
10 12 (4.17%) Network Management
10 12 (4.17%) Threat Management
11 11 (3.82%) Performance Management
11 11 (3.82%) Security Operations
12 10 (3.47%) Coaching
12 10 (3.47%) High Availability
12 10 (3.47%) Information Assurance
12 10 (3.47%) Penetration Testing
12 10 (3.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.51%) Python
2 12 (4.17%) Java
2 12 (4.17%) Perl
3 10 (3.47%) C
4 8 (2.78%) SQL
5 5 (1.74%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.74%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.39%) C#
6 4 (1.39%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.69%) PHP
7 2 (0.69%) VBA
8 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.35%) Ruby
8 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 89 (30.90%) Security Cleared
2 84 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
3 71 (24.65%) SC Cleared
4 61 (21.18%) CCNP
5 37 (12.85%) CISSP
6 25 (8.68%) CCNA
7 21 (7.29%) Degree
8 20 (6.94%) DV Cleared
9 11 (3.82%) JNCIS
10 7 (2.43%) CLAS
10 7 (2.43%) IISP
10 7 (2.43%) SANS
11 6 (2.08%) CCIE
11 6 (2.08%) CREST Certified
11 6 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.74%) CISM
12 5 (1.74%) HND
12 5 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (1.39%) GWAPT
13 4 (1.39%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.33%) SLA
2 21 (7.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (4.51%) PCI DSS
4 12 (4.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 7 (2.43%) JSP 440
5 7 (2.43%) RMADS
6 5 (1.74%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.69%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.35%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (12.85%) Active Directory
2 21 (7.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.47%) VMware ESX
4 7 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.08%) Samba
6 4 (1.39%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.04%) Firmware
7 3 (1.04%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.69%) Snort
9 1 (0.35%) iptables
9 1 (0.35%) vSphere
9 1 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (4.17%) Puppet
2 11 (3.82%) Nagios
3 9 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (2.43%) SCCM
5 6 (2.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (1.39%) Data Guard
6 4 (1.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (1.39%) TrustSec
7 3 (1.04%) Nessus
7 3 (1.04%) Nmap
7 3 (1.04%) WSUS
8 2 (0.69%) RSA enVision
9 1 (0.35%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.35%) Plesk
9 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 165 (57.29%) Cisco
2 80 (27.78%) CheckPoint
3 52 (18.06%) VMware
4 46 (15.97%) F5
5 41 (14.24%) Juniper
6 37 (12.85%) Microsoft
7 28 (9.72%) Nokia
8 19 (6.60%) Fortinet
9 16 (5.56%) IBM
10 15 (5.21%) Palo Alto
11 14 (4.86%) Red Hat
11 14 (4.86%) SolarWinds
12 11 (3.82%) Forcepoint
12 11 (3.82%) HP
13 10 (3.47%) IronPort
14 9 (3.13%) BT
14 9 (3.13%) CA
15 8 (2.78%) Intel Security
15 8 (2.78%) NetApp
15 8 (2.78%) Oracle
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