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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 47 34 42
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 25 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.60% 2.73% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.93% 28.00% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 5
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£375 £337 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.19% +77.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £281 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £418 £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.63 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -16.82%
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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
114 50 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 16.43% 9.77% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 23 34
Average daily rate £375 £400 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +68.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £297 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £435 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.97 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.65% +8.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £121.59 £20.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -16 18 £338 +0.07% 16
West Wales - 7 £425 -
North Wales - - - -
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 18 (36.00%) Cisco
2 17 (34.00%) Security Cleared
3 16 (32.00%) CheckPoint
4 14 (28.00%) HP
4 14 (28.00%) Selenium
4 14 (28.00%) Test Scripting
4 14 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (28.00%) Load Balancing
4 14 (28.00%) Maven
4 14 (28.00%) Cucumber
5 13 (26.00%) Waterfall
5 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
6 11 (22.00%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (22.00%) Juniper
6 11 (22.00%) SOAP
6 11 (22.00%) XML
6 11 (22.00%) Windows
6 11 (22.00%) JSON
6 11 (22.00%) Open Source
6 11 (22.00%) SoapUI
6 11 (22.00%) REST
7 10 (20.00%) CCNP
8 9 (18.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (18.00%) Network Security
8 9 (18.00%) User Stories
9 8 (16.00%) F5
9 8 (16.00%) Telecoms
9 8 (16.00%) WAN
9 8 (16.00%) LAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) MediaWiki
2 1 (2.00%) nginx
2 1 (2.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Office
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) Network Security
2 8 (16.00%) WAN
2 8 (16.00%) LAN
3 5 (10.00%) Wireless
3 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.00%) BGP
4 3 (6.00%) OSPF
4 3 (6.00%) VoIP
4 3 (6.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.00%) RIP
5 2 (4.00%) Internet
6 1 (2.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (2.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (2.00%) IPsec
6 1 (2.00%) MPLS
6 1 (2.00%) EIGRP
6 1 (2.00%) LDAP
6 1 (2.00%) VPN
6 1 (2.00%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (28.00%) Selenium
1 14 (28.00%) Maven
1 14 (28.00%) Cucumber
2 11 (22.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.00%) Hudson
3 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.00%) JIRA
3 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 8 (16.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (48.00%) Analyst
2 13 (26.00%) Network Engineer
3 12 (24.00%) Test Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Security Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Security Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Security Architect
6 4 (8.00%) IT Security Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Security Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Integration Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Integration Test Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Senior IT Security Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Telecoms Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Operations Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Tester
8 2 (4.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) SOAP
1 11 (22.00%) XML
1 11 (22.00%) JSON
1 11 (22.00%) REST
2 1 (2.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Open Source
2 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.00%) SCADA
4 2 (4.00%) CESG
4 2 (4.00%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (4.00%) PKI
4 2 (4.00%) RMADS
5 1 (2.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Windows
2 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.00%) Linux
4 2 (4.00%) UNIX
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.00%) CentOS
5 1 (2.00%) Debian
5 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) Test Scripting
1 14 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
1 14 (28.00%) Load Balancing
2 13 (26.00%) Waterfall
2 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (18.00%) User Stories
4 7 (14.00%) Scrum
5 6 (12.00%) Incident Management
5 6 (12.00%) ITIL
6 5 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 5 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.00%) Business Continuity
7 4 (8.00%) Information Security
7 4 (8.00%) Network Design
7 4 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (8.00%) ISMS
7 4 (8.00%) Service Management
7 4 (8.00%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.00%) Java
2 1 (2.00%) Perl
2 1 (2.00%) PHP
2 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (34.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (22.00%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (20.00%) CCNP
5 5 (10.00%) CCNA
6 4 (8.00%) CCSE
6 4 (8.00%) CISSP
7 3 (6.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (6.00%) CCSP
8 2 (4.00%) GCIA
8 2 (4.00%) GCFW
8 2 (4.00%) GCWN
8 2 (4.00%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (4.00%) GIAC
8 2 (4.00%) Degree
8 2 (4.00%) CCENT
8 2 (4.00%) CISM
9 1 (2.00%) BC Cleared
9 1 (2.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.00%) Postfix
2 1 (2.00%) XenServer
2 1 (2.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Cisco
2 16 (32.00%) CheckPoint
3 14 (28.00%) HP
4 11 (22.00%) Juniper
5 8 (16.00%) F5
6 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (12.00%) McAfee
8 5 (10.00%) Blue Coat
8 5 (10.00%) VMware
9 4 (8.00%) SonicWALL
9 4 (8.00%) Nortel
9 4 (8.00%) Radware
9 4 (8.00%) Avaya
10 3 (6.00%) Nokia
10 3 (6.00%) Sourcefire
11 2 (4.00%) IBM
11 2 (4.00%) Remedy
11 2 (4.00%) Trend Micro
12 1 (2.00%) Lumension
12 1 (2.00%) Veeam
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