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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
England / South West
Rank 65 40 43
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 80 140 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.00% 4.64% 3.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.25% 32.11% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 103 57
Median daily rate £338 £373 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.39% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £203 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £450 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Median hourly rate £85.75 £25.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+243.00% -5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.35 £13.30 £20.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.15 £28.50 £73.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -14.89%

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
395 436 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.79% 14.45% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 290 191
Median daily rate £365 £363 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £438 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 24 30
Median hourly rate £43.50 £25.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.00% -5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £16.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.90 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -7 32 £361 -2.10% 18
Wiltshire -6 26 £350 -3.44% 4
Gloucestershire -13 11 £310 -15.93% 1
Somerset +1 5 £440 -2.22% 2
Dorset +4 2 £450 +38.46% 2
Cornwall - 1 £338 - 4
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 76 (49.03%) Cisco
2 60 (38.71%) Security Cleared
3 55 (35.48%) Windows
4 51 (32.90%) SC Cleared
5 49 (31.61%) LAN
6 46 (29.68%) WAN
7 38 (24.52%) VPN
8 35 (22.58%) Active Directory
9 34 (21.94%) Network Security
10 32 (20.65%) Microsoft
11 31 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
11 31 (20.00%) CheckPoint
11 31 (20.00%) Wireless
11 31 (20.00%) Windows Server
12 29 (18.71%) Data Centre
13 27 (17.42%) DNS
14 26 (16.77%) Juniper
15 25 (16.13%) TCP/IP
16 24 (15.48%) VMware
16 24 (15.48%) Cisco Nexus
17 22 (14.19%) Linux
18 20 (12.90%) F5
19 19 (12.26%) ITIL
19 19 (12.26%) MS Office
19 19 (12.26%) DHCP
19 19 (12.26%) CCNP
19 19 (12.26%) Migration
20 18 (11.61%) CCNA
20 18 (11.61%) Load Balancing
21 17 (10.97%) Internet

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 6 (3.87%) IIS
2 5 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.29%) Apache
4 2 (1.29%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.29%) nginx
4 2 (1.29%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.29%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (12.26%) MS Office
2 16 (10.32%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Fredhopper
1 1 (0.65%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.16%) Office 365
3 3 (1.94%) IaaS
4 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (31.61%) LAN
2 46 (29.68%) WAN
3 38 (24.52%) VPN
4 34 (21.94%) Network Security
5 31 (20.00%) Wireless
6 27 (17.42%) DNS
7 25 (16.13%) TCP/IP
8 24 (15.48%) Cisco Nexus
9 19 (12.26%) DHCP
10 17 (10.97%) Internet
10 17 (10.97%) Wi-Fi
11 16 (10.32%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (7.10%) SSL
13 10 (6.45%) BGP
13 10 (6.45%) OSPF
14 9 (5.81%) MPLS
14 9 (5.81%) NetScaler
15 7 (4.52%) Ethernet
15 7 (4.52%) Unified Communications
15 7 (4.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.87%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (1.29%) Apache Hive
2 2 (1.29%) CouchDB
2 2 (1.29%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.29%) HBase
2 2 (1.29%) QlikView
2 2 (1.29%) Riak
3 1 (0.65%) DB2
3 1 (0.65%) GIS
3 1 (0.65%) Informix
3 1 (0.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (6.45%) Finance
2 7 (4.52%) Banking
3 2 (1.29%) Law
3 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (25.16%) Network Engineer
2 22 (14.19%) Analyst
3 19 (12.26%) Architect
4 18 (11.61%) Consultant
5 17 (10.97%) Network Analyst
6 16 (10.32%) Support Engineer
7 9 (5.81%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (5.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (5.16%) Integration Engineer
8 8 (5.16%) Security Engineer
9 7 (4.52%) Cisco Analyst
9 7 (4.52%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 7 (4.52%) Firewall Engineer
10 6 (3.87%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (3.87%) Desktop Support
10 6 (3.87%) Security Consultant
11 5 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (3.23%) Security Architect
11 5 (3.23%) Technical Architect
11 5 (3.23%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.45%) Web Services
2 7 (4.52%) .NET
3 5 (3.23%) AppFabric
3 5 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.23%) WCF
4 2 (1.29%) CSS
4 2 (1.29%) HTML
4 2 (1.29%) XML
5 1 (0.65%) Ajax
5 1 (0.65%) EJB
5 1 (0.65%) Flash
5 1 (0.65%) J2EE
5 1 (0.65%) JMS
5 1 (0.65%) JSON
5 1 (0.65%) JSP
5 1 (0.65%) LAMP
5 1 (0.65%) Laravel
5 1 (0.65%) LINQ to SQL
5 1 (0.65%) WSDL
5 1 (0.65%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.71%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.74%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.87%) PKI
4 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.29%) CESG
5 2 (1.29%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (1.29%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.29%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.65%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.65%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.65%) iPad
6 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.65%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.65%) User Experience
6 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 55 (35.48%) Windows
2 31 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 22 (14.19%) Linux
4 15 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (9.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (7.74%) Windows 7
7 7 (4.52%) Unix
8 6 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.23%) Android
9 5 (3.23%) Windows 10
10 4 (2.58%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.29%) Solaris
12 1 (0.65%) AIX
12 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.26%) ITIL
1 19 (12.26%) Migration
2 18 (11.61%) Load Balancing
3 17 (10.97%) Penetration Testing
4 16 (10.32%) SIEM
5 15 (9.68%) Information Security
6 12 (7.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (6.45%) Service Delivery
8 9 (5.81%) Network Management
8 9 (5.81%) Security Architecture
9 8 (5.16%) Demand Management
9 8 (5.16%) Project Management
10 7 (4.52%) PRINCE2
11 6 (3.87%) Analytics
11 6 (3.87%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.87%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (3.87%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (3.87%) Network Design
11 6 (3.87%) Security Management
11 6 (3.87%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.81%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.58%) Java
3 3 (1.94%) Python
3 3 (1.94%) SQL
4 2 (1.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.65%) C#
5 1 (0.65%) C++
5 1 (0.65%) Perl
5 1 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 60 (38.71%) Security Cleared
2 51 (32.90%) SC Cleared
3 31 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (12.26%) CCNP
5 18 (11.61%) CCNA
6 8 (5.16%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.52%) CISSP
8 6 (3.87%) CISM
8 6 (3.87%) ISEB
8 6 (3.87%) SANS
9 5 (3.23%) CREST Certified
9 5 (3.23%) ISTQB
10 4 (2.58%) CCIE
10 4 (2.58%) CHECK Team Member
11 3 (1.94%) CISMP
11 3 (1.94%) Degree
11 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.29%) GSEC
12 2 (1.29%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.68%) SLA
2 7 (4.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.52%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.58%) QA
4 2 (1.29%) COBIT
4 2 (1.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (1.29%) ISO27002
4 2 (1.29%) RMADS
System Software
1 35 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.81%) Hyper-V
3 9 (5.81%) Snort
4 7 (4.52%) vSphere
5 4 (2.58%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.29%) HDFS
7 2 (1.29%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.29%) XenServer
8 1 (0.65%) Docker
8 1 (0.65%) Firmware
8 1 (0.65%) UAG
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.65%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.65%) XenApp
8 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (7.10%) Cisco Prime
2 9 (5.81%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (3.87%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (3.23%) Nessus
4 5 (3.23%) SCCM
5 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.94%) Nmap
5 3 (1.94%) QRadar
5 3 (1.94%) WSUS
6 2 (1.29%) Ansible
6 2 (1.29%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.65%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 1 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.65%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.65%) RSA enVision
7 1 (0.65%) SCOM
7 1 (0.65%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.65%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 76 (49.03%) Cisco
2 32 (20.65%) Microsoft
3 31 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 26 (16.77%) Juniper
5 24 (15.48%) VMware
6 20 (12.90%) F5
7 17 (10.97%) Intel Security
8 14 (9.03%) Citrix
9 13 (8.39%) Nokia
10 12 (7.74%) HP
10 12 (7.74%) Palo Alto
11 9 (5.81%) CA
11 9 (5.81%) SolarWinds
12 6 (3.87%) IBM
12 6 (3.87%) Sourcefire
13 5 (3.23%) Aruba
13 5 (3.23%) Blue Coat
13 5 (3.23%) IronPort
14 4 (2.58%) WatchGuard
15 3 (1.94%) Qualys
Cornwall
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South West
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Gloucestershire
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Somerset
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