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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 49 55 63
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 93 103 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.09% 3.48% 2.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.50% 28.22% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 72 25
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £175 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £496 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 1
Average hourly rate £25.88 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -8.28%
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
351 365 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.67% 12.32% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 222 168
Average daily rate £360 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 17
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -38.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £40.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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
Wiltshire +11 30 £328 -26.19% 21
Bristol +1 27 £360 -14.02% 11
Devon -2 11 £275 +57.14% 2
Somerset +8 10 - - 4
Gloucestershire -11 10 £450 - 7
Dorset +2 3 £500 +24.22% 7
Avon - 1 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

1 104 (50.98%) Cisco
2 87 (42.65%) Windows
3 68 (33.33%) WAN
4 61 (29.90%) LAN
5 57 (27.94%) Cisco Certification
6 56 (27.45%) Security Cleared
7 51 (25.00%) VPN
7 51 (25.00%) CCNA
7 51 (25.00%) VMware
8 48 (23.53%) Network Security
9 47 (23.04%) Active Directory
10 42 (20.59%) CheckPoint
11 40 (19.61%) Juniper
12 39 (19.12%) Linux
13 36 (17.65%) Microsoft
14 35 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
15 33 (16.18%) Data Centre
16 31 (15.20%) Citrix
16 31 (15.20%) DNS
17 28 (13.73%) Apache
17 28 (13.73%) SC Cleared
18 27 (13.24%) Cisco ASA
19 26 (12.75%) DV Cleared
19 26 (12.75%) OSPF
20 25 (12.25%) ITIL
21 24 (11.76%) SQL
21 24 (11.76%) BGP
21 24 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
21 24 (11.76%) Wireless
22 23 (11.27%) IIS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 28 (13.73%) Apache
2 23 (11.27%) IIS
3 16 (7.84%) MS Exchange
4 14 (6.86%) nginx
5 13 (6.37%) SharePoint
6 11 (5.39%) Confluence
6 11 (5.39%) MediaWiki
7 6 (2.94%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.94%) WebLogic
7 6 (2.94%) CMS
8 4 (1.96%) JBoss
8 4 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.47%) Lync
9 3 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.49%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 8 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.96%) MS Office
3 2 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.49%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.47%) PaaS
3 2 (0.98%) SaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 68 (33.33%) WAN
2 61 (29.90%) LAN
3 51 (25.00%) VPN
4 48 (23.53%) Network Security
5 31 (15.20%) DNS
6 27 (13.24%) Cisco ASA
7 26 (12.75%) OSPF
8 24 (11.76%) BGP
8 24 (11.76%) Wireless
9 20 (9.80%) IPsec
10 19 (9.31%) TCP/IP
10 19 (9.31%) DHCP
11 16 (7.84%) MPLS
11 16 (7.84%) VLAN
12 15 (7.35%) VoIP
13 12 (5.88%) SSL
13 12 (5.88%) IP Telephony
14 11 (5.39%) LDAP
14 11 (5.39%) SAN
15 10 (4.90%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.29%) MySQL
2 20 (9.80%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (3.92%) Oracle Database
5 7 (3.43%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.47%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.98%) SQLPlus
7 2 (0.98%) OLTP
7 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.98%) MS Access
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.49%) DB2
Development Applications
1 18 (8.82%) Hudson
1 18 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 11 (5.39%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.39%) JIRA
2 11 (5.39%) Subversion
3 2 (0.98%) Toad
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.49%) Metasploit
General
1 14 (6.86%) Telecoms
1 14 (6.86%) Finance
2 4 (1.96%) Military
3 3 (1.47%) Banking
3 3 (1.47%) Legal
4 2 (0.98%) Electronics
5 1 (0.49%) Marketing
5 1 (0.49%) Local Government
5 1 (0.49%) Retail
5 1 (0.49%) Billing
5 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (24.51%) Network Engineer
2 41 (20.10%) Analyst
3 26 (12.75%) Architect
4 21 (10.29%) Network Analyst
5 18 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (8.33%) Network Support
7 16 (7.84%) Administrator
7 16 (7.84%) DevOps Engineer
8 15 (7.35%) Systems Administrator
9 13 (6.37%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 13 (6.37%) Support Analyst
10 11 (5.39%) Support Engineer
11 10 (4.90%) Security Architect
12 9 (4.41%) Security Analyst
12 9 (4.41%) Consultant
13 8 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (3.92%) Network Architect
14 7 (3.43%) Project Engineer
15 6 (2.94%) Network Support Analyst
15 6 (2.94%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.39%) Middleware
2 8 (3.92%) Web Services
3 6 (2.94%) .NET
3 6 (2.94%) J2EE
4 5 (2.45%) LAMP
5 3 (1.47%) Java EE
5 3 (1.47%) JSON
5 3 (1.47%) REST
5 3 (1.47%) SOAP
5 3 (1.47%) XSD
5 3 (1.47%) WSDL
6 2 (0.98%) CSS
6 2 (0.98%) WebCenter
6 2 (0.98%) RESTful
7 1 (0.49%) WCF
7 1 (0.49%) AppFabric
7 1 (0.49%) JMS
7 1 (0.49%) HTML
7 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (16.18%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 11 (5.39%) Wiki
3 11 (5.39%) Clustering
4 7 (3.43%) Statistics
4 7 (3.43%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.96%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.47%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.98%) AS400
7 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.98%) Derivative
8 1 (0.49%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.49%) iPhone
8 1 (0.49%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.49%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.49%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 87 (42.65%) Windows
2 39 (19.12%) Linux
3 24 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (10.78%) Windows 7
5 19 (9.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (9.31%) UNIX
6 15 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (6.86%) Debian
7 14 (6.86%) CentOS
7 14 (6.86%) Ubuntu
8 12 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (5.39%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.96%) Solaris
11 2 (0.98%) AIX
11 2 (0.98%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (12.25%) ITIL
2 22 (10.78%) Information Security
3 18 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (8.82%) DevOps
4 16 (7.84%) Load Balancing
5 15 (7.35%) Network Monitoring
5 15 (7.35%) Service Delivery
5 15 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (6.86%) Migration
7 13 (6.37%) Build Automation
8 12 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
9 11 (5.39%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (5.39%) SIEM
9 11 (5.39%) Security Management
10 10 (4.90%) Cyber Security
10 10 (4.90%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (4.41%) Mentoring
11 9 (4.41%) TOGAF
11 9 (4.41%) Configuration Management
12 8 (3.92%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.76%) SQL
2 18 (8.82%) Java
3 12 (5.88%) Perl
3 12 (5.88%) PHP
3 12 (5.88%) Ruby
3 12 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 8 (3.92%) Python
5 3 (1.47%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.98%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (27.94%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (27.45%) Security Cleared
3 51 (25.00%) CCNA
4 28 (13.73%) SC Cleared
5 26 (12.75%) DV Cleared
6 22 (10.78%) CCNP
7 17 (8.33%) CISSP
8 10 (4.90%) CISM
9 9 (4.41%) Degree
10 4 (1.96%) CCSA
11 3 (1.47%) MCSE
11 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.98%) ISEB
12 2 (0.98%) CCIE
12 2 (0.98%) JNCIA
12 2 (0.98%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.49%) HND
13 1 (0.49%) CCSP
13 1 (0.49%) CCDP
13 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.35%) PCI DSS
2 13 (6.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.94%) SLA
4 5 (2.45%) QA
5 2 (0.98%) COBIT
6 1 (0.49%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (23.04%) Active Directory
2 35 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.86%) Samba
3 14 (6.86%) Postfix
4 12 (5.88%) XenServer
5 11 (5.39%) iptables
6 9 (4.41%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (3.92%) vSphere
8 7 (3.43%) XenApp
9 6 (2.94%) Hyper-V
10 5 (2.45%) VMware ESX
11 3 (1.47%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.47%) Snort
11 3 (1.47%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.98%) Varnish
13 1 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.49%) Xen
13 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.49%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.49%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (9.80%) Puppet
2 11 (5.39%) ZABBIX
2 11 (5.39%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (5.39%) Salt
3 9 (4.41%) Ansible
4 8 (3.92%) CiscoWorks
5 5 (2.45%) SCCM
5 5 (2.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (1.96%) SCOM
7 3 (1.47%) WSUS
7 3 (1.47%) OpenView
8 2 (0.98%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.98%) TrustSec
8 2 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.49%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.49%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.49%) Nmap
9 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 104 (50.98%) Cisco
2 51 (25.00%) VMware
3 42 (20.59%) CheckPoint
4 40 (19.61%) Juniper
5 36 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 31 (15.20%) Citrix
7 22 (10.78%) Red Hat
8 20 (9.80%) McAfee
8 20 (9.80%) SolarWinds
9 18 (8.82%) Oracle
10 16 (7.84%) F5
11 13 (6.37%) IBM
12 11 (5.39%) HP
13 9 (4.41%) Nokia
14 8 (3.92%) Symantec
15 7 (3.43%) CommVault
16 6 (2.94%) Blue Coat
17 5 (2.45%) IronPort
17 5 (2.45%) CA
17 5 (2.45%) Avaya
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