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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 38 50 69
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +19
Contract jobs citing Firewall 137 80 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.19% 3.39% 2.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.46% 26.32% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 39 33
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -23.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £438 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 2
Average hourly rate £26.50 £19.50 £105.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.89% -81.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £15.00 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £27.50 £173.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £21.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -20.90%
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
465 304 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.23% 12.89% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 151 186
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £443 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 33 34
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.60 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 +13 39 £225 +28.57% 3
Wiltshire -6 35 £450 +57.89% 9
Bristol +3 27 £375 +36.36% 19
Gloucestershire -12 22 £325 -25.28% 4
Somerset -8 8 £250 -9.09% 3
Dorset 0 4 £215 -27.73% 2
Cornwall - - - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 193 (59.75%) Cisco
2 135 (41.80%) Windows
3 117 (36.22%) WAN
3 117 (36.22%) Security Cleared
4 114 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
5 111 (34.37%) LAN
6 86 (26.63%) VMware
7 82 (25.39%) Microsoft
8 81 (25.08%) ITIL
9 80 (24.77%) SC Cleared
10 73 (22.60%) VPN
11 69 (21.36%) CCNP
12 65 (20.12%) Juniper
13 64 (19.81%) Linux
14 59 (18.27%) CCNA
15 58 (17.96%) Cisco Nexus
16 56 (17.34%) VMware Infrastructure
16 56 (17.34%) Network Security
16 56 (17.34%) CheckPoint
17 53 (16.41%) MPLS
18 52 (16.10%) TCP/IP
19 50 (15.48%) Active Directory
20 46 (14.24%) Citrix
20 46 (14.24%) OSPF
20 46 (14.24%) Windows Server 2008
21 44 (13.62%) BGP
22 43 (13.31%) HP
23 42 (13.00%) SLA
23 42 (13.00%) Telecoms
24 41 (12.69%) DV Cleared

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 26 (8.05%) SharePoint
2 20 (6.19%) Apache
3 16 (4.95%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.55%) MediaWiki
5 5 (1.55%) nginx
5 5 (1.55%) Confluence
5 5 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (1.55%) IIS
6 4 (1.24%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.62%) Lync
8 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.31%) CMS
Applications
1 40 (12.38%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.02%) MS Office
3 8 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.93%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Summit
1 2 (0.62%) SAP Business One
1 2 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.64%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.55%) IaaS
3 2 (0.62%) Office 365
3 2 (0.62%) SaaS
4 1 (0.31%) PaaS
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 117 (36.22%) WAN
2 111 (34.37%) LAN
3 73 (22.60%) VPN
4 58 (17.96%) Cisco Nexus
5 56 (17.34%) Network Security
6 53 (16.41%) MPLS
7 52 (16.10%) TCP/IP
8 46 (14.24%) OSPF
9 44 (13.62%) BGP
10 41 (12.69%) Cisco PIX
11 40 (12.38%) Cisco ASA
11 40 (12.38%) DNS
12 36 (11.15%) DHCP
13 18 (5.57%) FTP
13 18 (5.57%) LDAP
13 18 (5.57%) VoIP
14 17 (5.26%) SNMP
14 17 (5.26%) Internet
14 17 (5.26%) Wireless
15 15 (4.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.17%) MySQL
3 5 (1.55%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.55%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.31%) OLTP
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 17 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 16 (4.95%) Hudson
3 5 (1.55%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.55%) Subversion
3 5 (1.55%) JIRA
4 3 (0.93%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.31%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.31%) Maven
5 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.31%) Selenium
5 1 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
General
1 42 (13.00%) Telecoms
2 32 (9.91%) Finance
3 3 (0.93%) Banking
4 2 (0.62%) Legal
5 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.31%) Billing
5 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 66 (20.43%) Network Engineer
2 34 (10.53%) Consultant
2 34 (10.53%) Architect
3 28 (8.67%) Analyst
4 22 (6.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (6.81%) Network Support
5 21 (6.50%) Network Specialist
5 21 (6.50%) DevOps Engineer
6 16 (4.95%) Support Engineer
7 15 (4.64%) Security Architect
7 15 (4.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 14 (4.33%) Designer
9 13 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
10 12 (3.72%) Network Consultant
10 12 (3.72%) Security Consultant
10 12 (3.72%) Cisco Engineer
10 12 (3.72%) Administrator
10 12 (3.72%) Network Analyst
11 11 (3.41%) Storage Systems Administrator
11 11 (3.41%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.19%) LAMP
2 15 (4.64%) Web Services
3 5 (1.55%) .NET
4 4 (1.24%) Middleware
5 2 (0.62%) SAML
5 2 (0.62%) OpenID
5 2 (0.62%) XML
6 1 (0.31%) XSD
6 1 (0.31%) Flash
6 1 (0.31%) WSDL
6 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.31%) JSP
6 1 (0.31%) SOAP
6 1 (0.31%) REST
6 1 (0.31%) Ajax
6 1 (0.31%) Java EE
6 1 (0.31%) JSON
6 1 (0.31%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.43%) Thin Client
1 24 (7.43%) Fat Client
2 21 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.02%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.10%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.17%) iPad
6 6 (1.86%) Statistics
7 5 (1.55%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.55%) Wiki
7 5 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.55%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.24%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.24%) Clustering
9 3 (0.93%) Handset
9 3 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.93%) Social Media
9 3 (0.93%) iPhone
10 2 (0.62%) Open Source
10 2 (0.62%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.62%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 135 (41.80%) Windows
2 64 (19.81%) Linux
3 46 (14.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (9.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (7.74%) Solaris
7 20 (6.19%) CentOS
7 20 (6.19%) Ubuntu
7 20 (6.19%) UNIX
8 19 (5.88%) Windows 7
9 13 (4.02%) Windows 8
9 13 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (2.79%) Debian
10 9 (2.79%) Windows XP
11 6 (1.86%) Android
12 4 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.93%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.62%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.62%) Mac OS X Server
14 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (25.08%) ITIL
2 32 (9.91%) Network Design
3 25 (7.74%) Network Management
4 21 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (6.50%) DevOps
5 16 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (4.64%) Mentoring
7 14 (4.33%) Performance Monitoring
8 13 (4.02%) High Availability
8 13 (4.02%) Change Control
9 11 (3.41%) Capacity Management
9 11 (3.41%) Information Security
9 11 (3.41%) Migration
9 11 (3.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (3.41%) Service Delivery
9 11 (3.41%) Network Monitoring
10 10 (3.10%) Project Management
10 10 (3.10%) Build Automation
10 10 (3.10%) Problem Management
11 9 (2.79%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.50%) Perl
1 21 (6.50%) Bash Shell
2 20 (6.19%) PHP
2 20 (6.19%) Ruby
3 19 (5.88%) SQL
4 13 (4.02%) Java
5 2 (0.62%) C
5 2 (0.62%) VBScript
5 2 (0.62%) VB
5 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 117 (36.22%) Security Cleared
2 114 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
3 80 (24.77%) SC Cleared
4 69 (21.36%) CCNP
5 59 (18.27%) CCNA
6 41 (12.69%) DV Cleared
7 28 (8.67%) CISSP
8 19 (5.88%) CCIE
9 16 (4.95%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (3.41%) Degree
12 8 (2.48%) CCSP
12 8 (2.48%) MCSE
13 7 (2.17%) CISM
14 5 (1.55%) CCSE
15 4 (1.24%) MCP
16 3 (0.93%) CCSA
16 3 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
17 2 (0.62%) JNCIP
17 2 (0.62%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (13.00%) SLA
2 14 (4.33%) PCI DSS
3 10 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.86%) QA
5 2 (0.62%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.62%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.31%) COBIT
6 1 (0.31%) JSP 440
System Software
1 56 (17.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (15.48%) Active Directory
3 20 (6.19%) XenServer
4 19 (5.88%) vSphere
5 16 (4.95%) Samba
6 11 (3.41%) Hyper-V
6 11 (3.41%) ProxySG
7 9 (2.79%) XenApp
8 5 (1.55%) Postfix
8 5 (1.55%) Terminal Services
8 5 (1.55%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.24%) MetaFrame
9 4 (1.24%) Firmware
9 4 (1.24%) Snort
10 3 (0.93%) Novell eDirectory
10 3 (0.93%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.93%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.93%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.62%) Nmap
11 2 (0.62%) NFS
Systems Management
1 21 (6.50%) Puppet
1 21 (6.50%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (6.19%) Salt
3 11 (3.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 11 (3.41%) HP SIM
3 11 (3.41%) NetBackup
4 6 (1.86%) OpenView
4 6 (1.86%) WSUS
5 5 (1.55%) ZABBIX
5 5 (1.55%) CiscoWorks
6 4 (1.24%) Nagios
6 4 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.93%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.93%) Nessus
7 3 (0.93%) HP NNM
7 3 (0.93%) SCCM
8 2 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.31%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 193 (59.75%) Cisco
2 86 (26.63%) VMware
3 82 (25.39%) Microsoft
4 65 (20.12%) Juniper
5 56 (17.34%) CheckPoint
6 46 (14.24%) Citrix
7 43 (13.31%) HP
8 39 (12.07%) F5
9 32 (9.91%) McAfee
10 23 (7.12%) Red Hat
11 17 (5.26%) Blue Coat
12 16 (4.95%) Symantec
13 14 (4.33%) ProCurve
14 12 (3.72%) Oracle
15 11 (3.41%) Nokia
15 11 (3.41%) SolarWinds
15 11 (3.41%) 3PAR
16 10 (3.10%) Fortinet
16 10 (3.10%) BT
17 9 (2.79%) Apple
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