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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 32 27 18
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 16 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 4.07% 4.58% 5.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.82% 28.36% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 15
Average daily rate £363 £438 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +59.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £180 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £570 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £337
% change year-on-year
- +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £22.69 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +15.62%
Firewall
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
85 67 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 21.63% 16.14% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 38 31
Average daily rate £363 £413 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +26.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £180 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £560 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £39.00 £22.69 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.88% -46.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 46 (83.64%) Cisco
2 36 (65.45%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (58.18%) Juniper
4 26 (47.27%) CCNP
5 22 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (38.18%) Blue Coat
7 18 (32.73%) McAfee
7 18 (32.73%) Network Security
8 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
8 16 (29.09%) F5
9 15 (27.27%) High Availability
9 15 (27.27%) SC Cleared
9 15 (27.27%) BGP
9 15 (27.27%) Intel
10 13 (23.64%) VPN
10 13 (23.64%) MPLS
11 12 (21.82%) OSPF
11 12 (21.82%) CheckPoint
11 12 (21.82%) CCIE
11 12 (21.82%) WAN
11 12 (21.82%) IronPort
11 12 (21.82%) Kalman Filter
12 11 (20.00%) IPsec
13 10 (18.18%) Network Design
13 10 (18.18%) Linux
13 10 (18.18%) LAN
13 10 (18.18%) Data Centre
13 10 (18.18%) Junos
14 9 (16.36%) Degree
14 9 (16.36%) CISSP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (1.82%) IBM Domino
1 1 (1.82%) IBM Notes
1 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.82%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
2 18 (32.73%) Network Security
3 15 (27.27%) BGP
4 13 (23.64%) MPLS
4 13 (23.64%) VPN
5 12 (21.82%) OSPF
5 12 (21.82%) WAN
6 11 (20.00%) IPsec
7 10 (18.18%) Junos
7 10 (18.18%) LAN
8 8 (14.55%) Cisco ISE
8 8 (14.55%) Cisco PIX
9 7 (12.73%) SSH
10 6 (10.91%) Ethernet
10 6 (10.91%) Wireless
11 5 (9.09%) Spanning Tree
12 4 (7.27%) DHCP
12 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
13 3 (5.45%) RIP
13 3 (5.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (7.27%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Billing
3 1 (1.82%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 10 (18.18%) Designer
3 8 (14.55%) Network Designer
4 7 (12.73%) Architect
5 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Administrator
6 5 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Security Architect
6 5 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (7.27%) Security Designer
8 3 (5.45%) Firewall Specialist
8 3 (5.45%) Network Specialist
8 3 (5.45%) Security Administrator
8 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Network Administrator
9 2 (3.64%) Network Security Specialist
9 2 (3.64%) Network Support
9 2 (3.64%) Network Support Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.82%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.91%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.64%) Clustering
3 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.82%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) Linux
2 5 (9.09%) Windows
3 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) Unix
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) High Availability
2 12 (21.82%) Kalman Filter
3 10 (18.18%) Network Design
4 6 (10.91%) Load Balancing
5 5 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 4 (7.27%) CRM
6 4 (7.27%) Migration
6 4 (7.27%) Security Operations
6 4 (7.27%) SIEM
7 3 (5.45%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.45%) Change Management
7 3 (5.45%) Identity Management
7 3 (5.45%) Information Security
7 3 (5.45%) ITIL
7 3 (5.45%) Network Management
7 3 (5.45%) Project Management
7 3 (5.45%) Web Filtering
8 2 (3.64%) Capacity Management
8 2 (3.64%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (3.64%) Performance Analysis
Qualifications
1 36 (65.45%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (47.27%) CCNP
3 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
4 15 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 12 (21.82%) CCIE
6 9 (16.36%) CISSP
6 9 (16.36%) Degree
7 7 (12.73%) JNCIS
8 6 (10.91%) CCNA
8 6 (10.91%) DV Cleared
9 4 (7.27%) CCSE
9 4 (7.27%) JNCIE
9 4 (7.27%) JNCIP
10 3 (5.45%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (3.64%) CCDP
11 2 (3.64%) CCSA
11 2 (3.64%) CCSP
12 1 (1.82%) HND
12 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.64%) XenApp
3 1 (1.82%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 46 (83.64%) Cisco
2 32 (58.18%) Juniper
3 21 (38.18%) Blue Coat
4 18 (32.73%) McAfee
5 16 (29.09%) F5
6 15 (27.27%) Intel
7 12 (21.82%) CheckPoint
7 12 (21.82%) IronPort
8 8 (14.55%) Sourcefire
9 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
10 6 (10.91%) BT
11 4 (7.27%) Palo Alto
12 3 (5.45%) Remedy
13 2 (3.64%) Brocade
13 2 (3.64%) Citrix
13 2 (3.64%) NetIQ
13 2 (3.64%) VMware
14 1 (1.82%) Lotus
14 1 (1.82%) NetApp
14 1 (1.82%) TIBCO