The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 58 32 38
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 12 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.66% 4.34% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.65% 27.66% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £375 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £15.29 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.99% -7.22%
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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 Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
68 94 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 9.39% 15.69% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 56 38
Average daily rate £375 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £164 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.58 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -10.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -21 8 £450 - 18
West Wales -2 2 £425 -
North Wales +4 1 - -
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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%) Cisco
2 15 (53.57%) CheckPoint
3 11 (39.29%) Wireless
4 10 (35.71%) Juniper
5 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (32.14%) Windows
5 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
6 8 (28.57%) F5
7 7 (25.00%) CCNP
7 7 (25.00%) WAN
7 7 (25.00%) Network Security
8 6 (21.43%) Risk Management
8 6 (21.43%) Blue Coat
8 6 (21.43%) LAN
8 6 (21.43%) VoIP
8 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
8 6 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (17.86%) OSPF
9 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
9 5 (17.86%) Citrix
9 5 (17.86%) BGP
9 5 (17.86%) DNS
9 5 (17.86%) CCNA
9 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
9 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
10 4 (14.29%) SonicWALL
10 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
10 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
10 4 (14.29%) Ethernet

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 (3.57%) Apache
1 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.57%) nginx
1 1 (3.57%) MediaWiki
1 1 (3.57%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) Wireless
2 7 (25.00%) WAN
2 7 (25.00%) Network Security
3 6 (21.43%) LAN
3 6 (21.43%) VoIP
3 6 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (17.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (17.86%) OSPF
4 5 (17.86%) BGP
4 5 (17.86%) DNS
5 4 (14.29%) Ethernet
6 3 (10.71%) Internet
6 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
6 3 (10.71%) VPN
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (7.14%) NetScaler
7 2 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (7.14%) WLAN
7 2 (7.14%) SAN
8 1 (3.57%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MSI
1 1 (3.57%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.57%) Subversion
1 1 (3.57%) JIRA
1 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.57%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (3.57%) Hudson
General
1 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Network Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Security Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Security Operations Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Senior IT Security Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) IT Security Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Network Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Applications Packager
7 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Network Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.71%) PKI
3 2 (7.14%) SCADA
3 2 (7.14%) CESG
3 2 (7.14%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (10.71%) UNIX
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.57%) Debian
5 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.57%) CentOS
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Risk Management
2 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
2 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
3 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.71%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (7.14%) Information Assurance
5 2 (7.14%) Protective Monitoring
5 2 (7.14%) SIEM
5 2 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.14%) ISMS
5 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
5 2 (7.14%) Information Security
5 2 (7.14%) Information Security Management
5 2 (7.14%) Security Management
6 1 (3.57%) Change Management
6 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.57%) Validation
6 1 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) Perl
2 1 (3.57%) PHP
2 1 (3.57%) Ruby
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.00%) CCNP
3 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 5 (17.86%) CCNA
5 4 (14.29%) CISSP
6 3 (10.71%) GCIA
6 3 (10.71%) GCFW
6 3 (10.71%) GCWN
6 3 (10.71%) GIAC
6 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
7 2 (7.14%) CCA
7 2 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (3.57%) CISM
8 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (3.57%) MCSA
8 1 (3.57%) CCDA
8 1 (3.57%) CCIE
8 1 (3.57%) CCSE
8 1 (3.57%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) XenApp
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.57%) Samba
3 1 (3.57%) XenServer
3 1 (3.57%) Postfix
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
1 2 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.57%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (3.57%) ZABBIX
2 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Cisco
2 15 (53.57%) CheckPoint
3 10 (35.71%) Juniper
4 8 (28.57%) F5
5 6 (21.43%) Blue Coat
6 5 (17.86%) Citrix
7 4 (14.29%) SonicWALL
7 4 (14.29%) Nokia
7 4 (14.29%) McAfee
8 3 (10.71%) IBM
8 3 (10.71%) BT
8 3 (10.71%) VMware
8 3 (10.71%) Sourcefire
8 3 (10.71%) Trend Micro
9 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
9 2 (7.14%) AppSense
9 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
9 2 (7.14%) HP
9 2 (7.14%) Nortel
10 1 (3.57%) Avaya
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