The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Swindon region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 39 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 10 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.25% 1.85% 4.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.82% 14.29% 30.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 9
Average daily rate £419 £235 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.41% -37.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £227 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £372 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.43% -30.83%
Communications & Networking Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
78 35 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 17.57% 12.96% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 27 28
Average daily rate £375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Firewall
Wiltshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 16 (57.14%) Network Security
2 15 (53.57%) SC Cleared
2 15 (53.57%) Security Cleared
2 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
3 14 (50.00%) Cisco
4 12 (42.86%) Linux
5 10 (35.71%) Windows
6 9 (32.14%) CCNA
6 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (28.57%) Network Management
7 8 (28.57%) Juniper
7 8 (28.57%) Telecoms
8 7 (25.00%) VPN
9 6 (21.43%) WAN
10 5 (17.86%) McAfee
10 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (17.86%) Sourcefire
11 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
11 4 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (14.29%) Android
11 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (14.29%) Blackberry
11 4 (14.29%) HP
11 4 (14.29%) VoIP
11 4 (14.29%) CCNP
12 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
12 3 (10.71%) VMware
12 3 (10.71%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (10.71%) PCI DSS
12 3 (10.71%) Citrix

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (57.14%) Network Security
2 7 (25.00%) VPN
3 6 (21.43%) WAN
4 4 (14.29%) VoIP
5 2 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (7.14%) Internet
5 2 (7.14%) SNMP
5 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.57%) DSL
6 1 (3.57%) EIGRP
6 1 (3.57%) DNS
6 1 (3.57%) DHCP
6 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.57%) RIP
6 1 (3.57%) LAN
6 1 (3.57%) OSPF
6 1 (3.57%) Wireless
6 1 (3.57%) Frame Relay
6 1 (3.57%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Designer
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Network Designer
4 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (10.71%) Security Designer
5 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Network Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Network Security Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Security Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.57%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Linux
2 10 (35.71%) Windows
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.29%) Android
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (7.14%) UNIX
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Network Management
2 4 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (7.14%) Time Management
3 2 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL
4 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.57%) Information Security
4 1 (3.57%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.57%) Cyber Security
4 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (3.57%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) C
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) SC Cleared
1 15 (53.57%) Security Cleared
2 9 (32.14%) CCNA
2 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 4 (14.29%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) WhatsUp Gold
1 2 (7.14%) HP SIM
1 2 (7.14%) OpenView
2 1 (3.57%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 14 (50.00%) Cisco
3 8 (28.57%) Juniper
4 5 (17.86%) McAfee
4 5 (17.86%) Sourcefire
5 4 (14.29%) HP
6 3 (10.71%) VMware
6 3 (10.71%) Citrix
7 1 (3.57%) Dell
7 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.57%) Avaya
7 1 (3.57%) SonicWALL
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