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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
England / South West
Rank 56 46 40
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 82 121 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.18% 4.11% 4.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.84% 31.03% 29.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 79 57
Median daily rate £365 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £200 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £425 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
- +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 10
Median hourly rate £33.38 £38.25 £25.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.74% +52.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.08 £26.50 £20.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £101.45 £39.00 £51.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.94
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.43%

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
344 390 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.32% 13.26% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 247 221
Median daily rate £370 £340 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -7.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 49
Median hourly rate £32.75 £27.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.09% +17.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.89 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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
Bristol -2 28 £388 +6.89% 19
Wiltshire -2 27 £350 - 4
Gloucestershire -8 10 £155 -54.90% 2
Dorset +4 9 £243 -22.40% 3
Somerset +7 4 £440 +104.65% 1
Devon -6 2 - - 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 80 (47.34%) Cisco
2 77 (45.56%) Windows
3 57 (33.73%) Security Cleared
4 49 (28.99%) SC Cleared
5 45 (26.63%) Windows Server
5 45 (26.63%) LAN
6 44 (26.04%) WAN
7 37 (21.89%) VPN
8 36 (21.30%) Network Security
9 34 (20.12%) Active Directory
9 34 (20.12%) Juniper
10 32 (18.93%) Microsoft
11 31 (18.34%) VMware
12 30 (17.75%) Cisco Certification
12 30 (17.75%) CheckPoint
13 29 (17.16%) TCP/IP
13 29 (17.16%) Linux
13 29 (17.16%) ITIL
14 26 (15.38%) Data Centre
15 24 (14.20%) Windows Server 2012
15 24 (14.20%) DHCP
15 24 (14.20%) DNS
16 21 (12.43%) Wireless
16 21 (12.43%) Cisco Nexus
17 19 (11.24%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (11.24%) CCNA
18 18 (10.65%) CCNP
18 18 (10.65%) SLA
18 18 (10.65%) Wi-Fi
19 17 (10.06%) Information Security

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 12 (7.10%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (3.55%) IIS
5 3 (1.78%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.18%) Apache
6 2 (1.18%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.18%) nginx
6 2 (1.18%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.18%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.59%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (10.06%) MS Office
2 16 (9.47%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.55%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Fredhopper
1 1 (0.59%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.92%) Office 365
2 7 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.78%) IaaS
5 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (26.63%) LAN
2 44 (26.04%) WAN
3 37 (21.89%) VPN
4 36 (21.30%) Network Security
5 29 (17.16%) TCP/IP
6 24 (14.20%) DHCP
6 24 (14.20%) DNS
7 21 (12.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 21 (12.43%) Wireless
8 19 (11.24%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (10.65%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (8.88%) Internet
11 12 (7.10%) MPLS
12 11 (6.51%) SSL
13 10 (5.92%) OSPF
14 9 (5.33%) BGP
14 9 (5.33%) Ethernet
15 8 (4.73%) WLAN
16 7 (4.14%) Intrusion Detection
16 7 (4.14%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (1.18%) Apache Hive
2 2 (1.18%) CouchDB
2 2 (1.18%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.18%) HBase
2 2 (1.18%) QlikView
2 2 (1.18%) Riak
3 1 (0.59%) DB2
3 1 (0.59%) GIS
3 1 (0.59%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.59%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.59%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (0.59%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (5.92%) Finance
2 7 (4.14%) Banking
3 4 (2.37%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.18%) Law
4 2 (1.18%) Retail
5 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (21.30%) Network Engineer
2 29 (17.16%) Analyst
3 26 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 18 (10.65%) Architect
5 17 (10.06%) Network Analyst
6 13 (7.69%) Consultant
7 11 (6.51%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (5.33%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (5.33%) Network Support
9 8 (4.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 8 (4.73%) Network Support Engineer
10 7 (4.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 7 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (3.55%) Desktop Support
11 6 (3.55%) Firewall Engineer
11 6 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.55%) Tester
12 5 (2.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 5 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.33%) .NET
2 6 (3.55%) Web Services
3 5 (2.96%) AppFabric
3 5 (2.96%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.96%) WCF
4 3 (1.78%) HTML
5 2 (1.18%) J2EE
6 1 (0.59%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.59%) Ajax
6 1 (0.59%) CSS
6 1 (0.59%) EJB
6 1 (0.59%) ELK Stack
6 1 (0.59%) Flash
6 1 (0.59%) JMS
6 1 (0.59%) JSP
6 1 (0.59%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (0.59%) WSDL
6 1 (0.59%) XML
6 1 (0.59%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.51%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.14%) PKI
5 5 (2.96%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.37%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.78%) CESG
7 3 (1.78%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (1.78%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.18%) Clustering
8 2 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.18%) iPad
8 2 (1.18%) Replication
8 2 (1.18%) VCE vBlock
9 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.59%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (0.59%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.59%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 77 (45.56%) Windows
2 45 (26.63%) Windows Server
3 29 (17.16%) Linux
4 24 (14.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (10.06%) Windows 7
6 16 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (7.69%) Unix
8 11 (6.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.55%) Windows 10
10 5 (2.96%) Android
11 4 (2.37%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.37%) Solaris
12 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.18%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.18%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.59%) AIX
13 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.16%) ITIL
2 17 (10.06%) Information Security
3 16 (9.47%) Migration
4 15 (8.88%) SIEM
5 13 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 12 (7.10%) PRINCE2
7 10 (5.92%) Service Delivery
8 9 (5.33%) Project Management
8 9 (5.33%) Security Architecture
9 8 (4.73%) Analytics
9 8 (4.73%) Configuration Management
9 8 (4.73%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (4.14%) Mentoring
10 7 (4.14%) Network Design
10 7 (4.14%) Network Management
10 7 (4.14%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (3.55%) Defect Management
11 6 (3.55%) Threat Modelling
12 5 (2.96%) Test Planning
12 5 (2.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.92%) PowerShell
2 7 (4.14%) Java
2 7 (4.14%) Python
3 4 (2.37%) SQL
4 3 (1.78%) Perl
5 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.59%) C#
5 1 (0.59%) C++
5 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 57 (33.73%) Security Cleared
2 49 (28.99%) SC Cleared
3 30 (17.75%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (11.24%) CCNA
5 18 (10.65%) CCNP
6 11 (6.51%) DV Cleared
7 8 (4.73%) CISM
8 7 (4.14%) CISSP
9 6 (3.55%) CREST Certified
9 6 (3.55%) ISEB
10 5 (2.96%) CCIE
10 5 (2.96%) ISTQB
11 4 (2.37%) CHECK Team Member
11 4 (2.37%) Degree
12 3 (1.78%) CLAS
12 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.78%) PMP
12 3 (1.78%) SANS
13 2 (1.18%) MCSE
13 2 (1.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.65%) SLA
2 9 (5.33%) PCI DSS
3 6 (3.55%) QA
4 3 (1.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.18%) RMADS
6 1 (0.59%) COBIT
System Software
1 34 (20.12%) Active Directory
2 16 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.51%) Snort
4 8 (4.73%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.96%) vSphere
6 4 (2.37%) ISA Server
6 4 (2.37%) XenApp
7 2 (1.18%) Firmware
7 2 (1.18%) HDFS
7 2 (1.18%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.18%) XenServer
8 1 (0.59%) Docker
8 1 (0.59%) Samba
8 1 (0.59%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (5.33%) Nessus
2 8 (4.73%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (3.55%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (2.96%) QRadar
5 4 (2.37%) Nmap
5 4 (2.37%) SCCM
6 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.78%) WSUS
7 2 (1.18%) Ansible
7 2 (1.18%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.18%) Nagios
7 2 (1.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.18%) Puppet
8 1 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.59%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 1 (0.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.59%) MOM
8 1 (0.59%) RSA enVision
8 1 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 80 (47.34%) Cisco
2 34 (20.12%) Juniper
3 32 (18.93%) Microsoft
4 31 (18.34%) VMware
5 30 (17.75%) CheckPoint
6 16 (9.47%) F5
7 13 (7.69%) Citrix
7 13 (7.69%) Intel Security
7 13 (7.69%) Palo Alto
8 8 (4.73%) HP
9 6 (3.55%) Nokia
9 6 (3.55%) Sourcefire
9 6 (3.55%) WatchGuard
10 5 (2.96%) CA
10 5 (2.96%) Dell
11 4 (2.37%) Apple
11 4 (2.37%) Aruba
11 4 (2.37%) NETGEAR
11 4 (2.37%) Qualys
11 4 (2.37%) Splunk
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