The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 21 31 26
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 24 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 5.59% 1.90% 4.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.37% 19.35% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 3 15
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£450 £350 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -10.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £382 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.15 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+36.47% -22.50%
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Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
91 31 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 21.21% 9.84% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 18 58
Average daily rate £400 £391 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Swindon region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Swindon region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 34 (73.91%) Cisco
2 30 (65.22%) Juniper
3 20 (43.48%) F5
4 18 (39.13%) McAfee
5 17 (36.96%) Network Security
6 13 (28.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 13 (28.26%) Blue Coat
7 12 (26.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 11 (23.91%) PCI DSS
8 11 (23.91%) Finance
8 11 (23.91%) Windows
9 10 (21.74%) Web Services
9 10 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (17.39%) ProxySG
10 8 (17.39%) IronPort
11 7 (15.22%) BT
12 6 (13.04%) Change Management
12 6 (13.04%) Banking
12 6 (13.04%) Change Control
12 6 (13.04%) Wireshark
12 6 (13.04%) Technical Analysis
13 5 (10.87%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
14 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
14 4 (8.70%) Sourcefire
15 3 (6.52%) QA
15 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (6.52%) Network Design
15 3 (6.52%) CISSP
15 3 (6.52%) Perl

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.17%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.96%) Network Security
2 13 (28.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 12 (26.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 10 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (13.04%) Wireshark
6 5 (10.87%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (6.52%) BGP
7 3 (6.52%) OSPF
8 2 (4.35%) NetScreen
8 2 (4.35%) Broadband
8 2 (4.35%) LAN
8 2 (4.35%) DHCP
8 2 (4.35%) HTTP
8 2 (4.35%) DNS
8 2 (4.35%) IPsec
8 2 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (2.17%) FWSM
General
1 11 (23.91%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Banking
3 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Architect
2 9 (19.57%) Security Engineer
3 8 (17.39%) Security Architect
4 7 (15.22%) Consultant
5 5 (10.87%) Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Network Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Security Designer
6 4 (8.70%) Designer
7 3 (6.52%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Implementation Specialist
7 3 (6.52%) IT Security Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Network Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) IT Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Security Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Network Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Design Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Network Designer
7 3 (6.52%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.91%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.35%) UNIX
3 2 (4.35%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (2.17%) MVS
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.04%) Change Management
1 6 (13.04%) Change Control
1 6 (13.04%) Technical Analysis
2 3 (6.52%) Network Design
3 2 (4.35%) Data Security
3 2 (4.35%) Test Automation
3 2 (4.35%) Business Analysis
3 2 (4.35%) Integration Testing
4 1 (2.17%) Security Architecture
4 1 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.17%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.17%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (2.17%) Information Security
4 1 (2.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) Perl
2 2 (4.35%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) CISSP
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) CCSE
2 1 (2.17%) CCNP
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.91%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.52%) QA
System Software
1 8 (17.39%) ProxySG
2 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 34 (73.91%) Cisco
2 30 (65.22%) Juniper
3 20 (43.48%) F5
4 18 (39.13%) McAfee
5 13 (28.26%) Blue Coat
6 8 (17.39%) IronPort
7 7 (15.22%) BT
8 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
8 4 (8.70%) Sourcefire
9 1 (2.17%) VMware
9 1 (2.17%) Remedy
9 1 (2.17%) BMC
9 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
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