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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 37 37 33
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 7 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.85% 3.05% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.91% 16.00% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 5
Average daily rate
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£200 £327 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.83% +37.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £250 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £431 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -4.76%
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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
44 75 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 11.61% 19.08% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 57 34
Average daily rate £225 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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 19 (61.29%) Cisco
2 10 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (32.26%) WAN
3 9 (29.03%) Windows
3 9 (29.03%) Juniper
3 9 (29.03%) Finance
4 8 (25.81%) CheckPoint
4 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
4 8 (25.81%) Linux
4 8 (25.81%) Network Security
4 8 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (22.58%) VPN
6 6 (19.35%) CCNP
6 6 (19.35%) CCNA
6 6 (19.35%) LAN
6 6 (19.35%) VoIP
6 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
6 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
7 5 (16.13%) McAfee
7 5 (16.13%) SQL
8 4 (12.90%) MS Office
8 4 (12.90%) DHCP
8 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
8 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
8 4 (12.90%) DNS
8 4 (12.90%) Blackberry
8 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
8 4 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (12.90%) F5
8 4 (12.90%) SIEM

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
1 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Office
2 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) WAN
2 8 (25.81%) Network Security
2 8 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (22.58%) VPN
4 6 (19.35%) LAN
4 6 (19.35%) VoIP
5 4 (12.90%) DNS
5 4 (12.90%) DHCP
5 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
5 4 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (9.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (9.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (9.68%) MPLS
6 3 (9.68%) SMTP
7 2 (6.45%) DMZ
7 2 (6.45%) OSPF
7 2 (6.45%) BGP
7 2 (6.45%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Architect
1 6 (19.35%) Network Engineer
1 6 (19.35%) Designer
2 4 (12.90%) Security Designer
2 4 (12.90%) Security Architect
2 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Security Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Network Designer
4 2 (6.45%) Junior
4 2 (6.45%) Tester
4 2 (6.45%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) IT Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) IT Security Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.23%) PKI
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Linux
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.68%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (9.68%) Windows NT
4 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.68%) UNIX
5 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) SIEM
2 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
2 3 (9.68%) Migration
3 2 (6.45%) Project Management
3 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.45%) Data Security
3 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.23%) Cyber Security
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.23%) Service Management
4 1 (3.23%) Information Security
4 1 (3.23%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.23%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (3.23%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (19.35%) CCNP
2 6 (19.35%) CCNA
2 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
2 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) CCSE
3 3 (9.68%) CISSP
4 2 (6.45%) CISA
4 2 (6.45%) CISM
4 2 (6.45%) CCSA
4 2 (6.45%) JNCIA
4 2 (6.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) HND
5 1 (3.23%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Snort
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Nessus
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) Nmap
Vendors
1 19 (61.29%) Cisco
2 9 (29.03%) Juniper
3 8 (25.81%) CheckPoint
3 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.13%) McAfee
5 4 (12.90%) F5
6 2 (6.45%) VMware
6 2 (6.45%) Computacenter
6 2 (6.45%) Sourcefire
6 2 (6.45%) HP
6 2 (6.45%) Avaya
7 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle