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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 59 33 65
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +32
Contract jobs citing Firewall 96 148 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.00% 4.82% 2.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.49% 33.64% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 92 18
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£360 £398 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% +13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £175 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £517 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 4
Average hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.28% +1.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.01 £20.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+8.70% -10.98%
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
392 440 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.25% 14.34% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 258 146
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £209 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.30% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £43.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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 -15 39 £350 -22.22% 11
Bristol -18 19 £370 -7.50% 16
Devon -1 13 £275 +57.14% 1
Gloucestershire -5 13 £450 +80.00% 4
Somerset +1 7 - - 4
Dorset 0 3 £305 -20.00% 4
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 92 (50.83%) Cisco
2 77 (42.54%) Windows
3 51 (28.18%) WAN
3 51 (28.18%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (27.62%) LAN
5 49 (27.07%) Network Security
5 49 (27.07%) Security Cleared
6 48 (26.52%) CheckPoint
7 42 (23.20%) Juniper
8 41 (22.65%) CCNA
9 40 (22.10%) VPN
10 39 (21.55%) DNS
11 37 (20.44%) Linux
12 35 (19.34%) Active Directory
12 35 (19.34%) SC Cleared
13 34 (18.78%) Cisco ASA
13 34 (18.78%) TCP/IP
13 34 (18.78%) VMware
14 32 (17.68%) ITIL
15 30 (16.57%) VLAN
16 28 (15.47%) Microsoft
17 26 (14.36%) Apache
17 26 (14.36%) Data Centre
18 22 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
18 22 (12.15%) CCNP
19 21 (11.60%) OSPF
19 21 (11.60%) Red Hat
19 21 (11.60%) BGP
19 21 (11.60%) SQL
19 21 (11.60%) SQL Server

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 26 (14.36%) Apache
2 20 (11.05%) IIS
3 12 (6.63%) SharePoint
3 12 (6.63%) MS Exchange
4 11 (6.08%) Tomcat
5 9 (4.97%) nginx
6 7 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (3.87%) WebLogic
7 6 (3.31%) JBoss
7 6 (3.31%) MediaWiki
7 6 (3.31%) Confluence
8 4 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.66%) Lync
9 3 (1.66%) CMS
10 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.55%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (4.97%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.66%) MS Project
3 2 (1.10%) MS Office
4 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.55%) PaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (28.18%) WAN
2 50 (27.62%) LAN
3 49 (27.07%) Network Security
4 40 (22.10%) VPN
5 39 (21.55%) DNS
6 34 (18.78%) TCP/IP
6 34 (18.78%) Cisco ASA
7 30 (16.57%) VLAN
8 21 (11.60%) Wireless
8 21 (11.60%) OSPF
8 21 (11.60%) BGP
9 19 (10.50%) Intrusion Detection
10 17 (9.39%) MPLS
11 16 (8.84%) SSL
12 15 (8.29%) IPsec
12 15 (8.29%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (6.63%) SAN
13 12 (6.63%) DHCP
14 11 (6.08%) Cisco PIX
15 10 (5.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.60%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.94%) MySQL
3 7 (3.87%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.31%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.10%) MS Access
5 2 (1.10%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (6.08%) Hudson
1 11 (6.08%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.42%) Metasploit
3 6 (3.31%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.31%) Subversion
3 6 (3.31%) JIRA
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.10%) Toad
General
1 11 (6.08%) Finance
2 7 (3.87%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.31%) Military
4 2 (1.10%) Banking
4 2 (1.10%) Legal
5 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.55%) Electronics
5 1 (0.55%) Retail
5 1 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 45 (24.86%) Network Engineer
2 33 (18.23%) Analyst
3 20 (11.05%) Network Analyst
4 19 (10.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (8.84%) Administrator
6 15 (8.29%) Systems Administrator
7 14 (7.73%) Security Engineer
8 12 (6.63%) Network Support
9 11 (6.08%) Support Analyst
9 11 (6.08%) Support Engineer
10 10 (5.52%) Security Analyst
10 10 (5.52%) DevOps Engineer
10 10 (5.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 9 (4.97%) Architect
12 6 (3.31%) Network Security Engineer
12 6 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (3.31%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (3.31%) Network Support Analyst
13 5 (2.76%) Network Architect
13 5 (2.76%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.52%) LAMP
2 9 (4.97%) J2EE
3 7 (3.87%) Web Services
4 6 (3.31%) .NET
4 6 (3.31%) Middleware
5 4 (2.21%) RESTful
5 4 (2.21%) WebCenter
5 4 (2.21%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.21%) CSS
6 2 (1.10%) AppFabric
6 2 (1.10%) WCF
7 1 (0.55%) REST
7 1 (0.55%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.55%) HTML
7 1 (0.55%) Java EE
7 1 (0.55%) JSON
7 1 (0.55%) SOAP
7 1 (0.55%) XML
7 1 (0.55%) XSD
7 1 (0.55%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.36%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (3.87%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.87%) Clustering
4 6 (3.31%) Wiki
5 5 (2.76%) Statistics
6 4 (2.21%) Derivative
7 3 (1.66%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.66%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (1.66%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.10%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.10%) AS400
8 2 (1.10%) iPhone
8 2 (1.10%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.55%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.55%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.55%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 77 (42.54%) Windows
2 37 (20.44%) Linux
3 16 (8.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (8.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (8.29%) UNIX
5 13 (7.18%) Windows 7
6 11 (6.08%) Ubuntu
6 11 (6.08%) CentOS
7 9 (4.97%) Debian
7 9 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.31%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.76%) Solaris
10 4 (2.21%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.68%) ITIL
2 19 (10.50%) Network Monitoring
3 18 (9.94%) Load Balancing
3 18 (9.94%) Service Delivery
4 17 (9.39%) Information Security
5 12 (6.63%) DevOps
5 12 (6.63%) Cyber Security
6 11 (6.08%) SIEM
6 11 (6.08%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (6.08%) Network Design
7 10 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (5.52%) Project Management
8 9 (4.97%) Migration
8 9 (4.97%) Configuration Management
8 9 (4.97%) Network Load Balancing
8 9 (4.97%) Mentoring
9 8 (4.42%) DDoS Mitigation
9 8 (4.42%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (4.42%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (3.87%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.60%) SQL
2 12 (6.63%) Java
3 7 (3.87%) Perl
3 7 (3.87%) PHP
3 7 (3.87%) Ruby
3 7 (3.87%) Bash Shell
4 6 (3.31%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.76%) Python
6 2 (1.10%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.55%) VB
7 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 51 (28.18%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (27.07%) Security Cleared
3 41 (22.65%) CCNA
4 35 (19.34%) SC Cleared
5 22 (12.15%) CCNP
6 14 (7.73%) CISSP
7 12 (6.63%) DV Cleared
8 9 (4.97%) Degree
9 6 (3.31%) CISM
10 4 (2.21%) ISTQB
10 4 (2.21%) ISEB
11 3 (1.66%) CCSA
11 3 (1.66%) CCIE
12 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.55%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.55%) CCDP
13 1 (0.55%) GCIA
13 1 (0.55%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.42%) PCI DSS
3 7 (3.87%) QA
4 6 (3.31%) SLA
5 3 (1.66%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.55%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 35 (19.34%) Active Directory
2 22 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (8.84%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (7.18%) Hyper-V
5 9 (4.97%) Postfix
5 9 (4.97%) Samba
6 8 (4.42%) VirtualBox
7 6 (3.31%) iptables
7 6 (3.31%) ISA Server
7 6 (3.31%) ProxySG
8 5 (2.76%) XenServer
9 4 (2.21%) vSphere
9 4 (2.21%) Varnish
10 3 (1.66%) XenApp
10 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (1.66%) VMware ESX
11 2 (1.10%) Snort
11 2 (1.10%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (9.39%) Puppet
2 9 (4.97%) Ansible
3 8 (4.42%) Nmap
4 7 (3.87%) Salt
4 7 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.31%) ZABBIX
6 5 (2.76%) CiscoWorks
7 4 (2.21%) Backup Exec
7 4 (2.21%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.66%) OpenView
8 3 (1.66%) WSUS
8 3 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.66%) SCOM
8 3 (1.66%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (1.10%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.10%) SCCM
10 1 (0.55%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 92 (50.83%) Cisco
2 48 (26.52%) CheckPoint
3 42 (23.20%) Juniper
4 34 (18.78%) VMware
5 28 (15.47%) Microsoft
6 21 (11.60%) Red Hat
6 21 (11.60%) SolarWinds
6 21 (11.60%) F5
7 14 (7.73%) McAfee
7 14 (7.73%) Oracle
8 12 (6.63%) Citrix
9 11 (6.08%) Blue Coat
10 7 (3.87%) Symantec
10 7 (3.87%) HP
10 7 (3.87%) IBM
10 7 (3.87%) Nokia
10 7 (3.87%) ArcSight
11 6 (3.31%) Ektron
11 6 (3.31%) BEA
11 6 (3.31%) Fortinet
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