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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 31 29 29
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 7 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.13% 3.73% 4.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.50% 23.81% 25.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £329 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £574 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.50 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+40.54% -5.73%
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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
40 63 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 12.16% 15.67% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 42 31
Average daily rate £450 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £311 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £41.25 £40.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +52.83%
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 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
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 3 June 2015, 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 13 (61.90%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) WAN
3 8 (38.10%) Juniper
3 8 (38.10%) Network Security
4 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (33.33%) VPN
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 6 (28.57%) CCNA
6 5 (23.81%) McAfee
6 5 (23.81%) MPLS
6 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
6 5 (23.81%) LAN
6 5 (23.81%) VoIP
7 4 (19.05%) SIEM
7 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (19.05%) Linux
8 3 (14.29%) Web Services
8 3 (14.29%) Windows
8 3 (14.29%) OSPF
8 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 3 (14.29%) BGP
8 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
8 3 (14.29%) Wireless
8 3 (14.29%) Finance
8 3 (14.29%) IP Telephony
8 3 (14.29%) CCNP
8 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
8 3 (14.29%) F5

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) WAN
2 8 (38.10%) Network Security
3 7 (33.33%) VPN
4 5 (23.81%) LAN
4 5 (23.81%) VoIP
4 5 (23.81%) MPLS
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (14.29%) OSPF
6 3 (14.29%) BGP
6 3 (14.29%) Wireless
6 3 (14.29%) IP Telephony
7 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
7 2 (9.52%) VLAN
7 2 (9.52%) DHCP
7 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (9.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (4.76%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (4.76%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Architect
1 6 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Designer
3 3 (14.29%) Security Designer
3 3 (14.29%) Network Support
3 3 (14.29%) Security Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Project Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Network Designer
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.76%) Junior
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) SIEM
2 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
2 2 (9.52%) Data Security
2 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.76%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (4.76%) Security Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Time Management
3 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.76%) Information Security
3 1 (4.76%) Network Design
3 1 (4.76%) Network Planning
3 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.76%) Test Planning
3 1 (4.76%) ETL
3 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
3 1 (4.76%) Cyber Security
3 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (28.57%) CCNA
3 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) CCNP
5 2 (9.52%) Degree
5 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) JNCIA
6 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
6 1 (4.76%) CISM
6 1 (4.76%) CCDP
6 1 (4.76%) ISEB
6 1 (4.76%) HND
6 1 (4.76%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.76%) Snort
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
1 2 (9.52%) TrustSec
2 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Cisco
2 8 (38.10%) Juniper
3 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
4 5 (23.81%) McAfee
5 3 (14.29%) F5
6 2 (9.52%) Avaya
6 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
6 2 (9.52%) VMware
6 2 (9.52%) HP
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix
7 1 (4.76%) Sourcefire
7 1 (4.76%) Brocade
7 1 (4.76%) Riverbed