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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 51 48 37
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 18 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.33% 2.50% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.66% 22.22% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 2
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£270 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £19.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -6.09%
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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
73 81 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 9.47% 11.27% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 47 23
Average daily rate £300 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £180 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £400 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 £37.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.00% +141.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.50 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £37.50 £20.08
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 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 20 April 2015.

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 20 April 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 10 £244 -2.50% 13
North Wales - 2 £275 -
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 21 (55.26%) Cisco
2 15 (39.47%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (36.84%) CheckPoint
3 14 (36.84%) Security Cleared
4 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
5 12 (31.58%) Windows
6 11 (28.95%) CCNA
7 10 (26.32%) LAN
7 10 (26.32%) WAN
8 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (21.05%) CCNP
9 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
10 7 (18.42%) Avaya
11 6 (15.79%) Nortel
11 6 (15.79%) ITIL
11 6 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (13.16%) Windows 7
12 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (13.16%) Linux
12 5 (13.16%) Citrix
12 5 (13.16%) HP
13 4 (10.53%) Juniper
13 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (10.53%) Internet
13 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
13 4 (10.53%) Windows XP
13 4 (10.53%) Network Security
13 4 (10.53%) Incident Management
13 4 (10.53%) VLAN
13 4 (10.53%) Wireless

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 3 (7.89%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) LAN
1 10 (26.32%) WAN
2 6 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (10.53%) Internet
3 4 (10.53%) Network Security
3 4 (10.53%) VLAN
3 4 (10.53%) Wireless
4 2 (5.26%) DMZ
4 2 (5.26%) VoIP
4 2 (5.26%) FTP
4 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.63%) Softswitch
5 1 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (2.63%) Multicast
5 1 (2.63%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (2.63%) HSRP
5 1 (2.63%) IPsec
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MSI
1 3 (7.89%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.63%) Selenium
2 1 (2.63%) Maven
General
1 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Network Engineer
2 10 (26.32%) Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Architect
3 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Security Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Security Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Network Support
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Design Authority
6 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Network Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) REST
2 1 (2.63%) JSON
2 1 (2.63%) SOAP
2 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.26%) RMADS
2 2 (5.26%) CESG
2 2 (5.26%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (5.26%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.63%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.63%) Open Source
3 1 (2.63%) DataPower
3 1 (2.63%) e-Health
3 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) Windows
2 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (13.16%) Windows 7
3 5 (13.16%) Linux
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.53%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.26%) UNIX
5 2 (5.26%) AIX
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) ITIL
2 4 (10.53%) Incident Management
3 3 (7.89%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (7.89%) Network Design
3 3 (7.89%) Project Management
4 2 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 2 (5.26%) Software Testing
4 2 (5.26%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.26%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (5.26%) Information Assurance
4 2 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.26%) Network Architecture
4 2 (5.26%) Software Architecture
5 1 (2.63%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.63%) Change Control
5 1 (2.63%) User Stories
5 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) Java
1 3 (7.89%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (36.84%) Security Cleared
3 13 (34.21%) SC Cleared
4 11 (28.95%) CCNA
5 8 (21.05%) CCNP
6 2 (5.26%) CISSP
6 2 (5.26%) CCSE
6 2 (5.26%) Degree
6 2 (5.26%) CISM
6 2 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.63%) MCTS
7 1 (2.63%) CCENT
7 1 (2.63%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.63%) CCSP
7 1 (2.63%) MCSE
7 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.63%) vSphere
3 1 (2.63%) vCloud
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.63%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Tivoli
1 2 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (5.26%) Nmap
1 2 (5.26%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) Cisco
2 14 (36.84%) CheckPoint
3 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 7 (18.42%) Avaya
5 6 (15.79%) Nortel
6 5 (13.16%) Citrix
6 5 (13.16%) HP
7 4 (10.53%) Juniper
7 4 (10.53%) F5
8 3 (7.89%) VMware
8 3 (7.89%) AppSense
8 3 (7.89%) Blue Coat
9 2 (5.26%) Radware
9 2 (5.26%) McAfee
9 2 (5.26%) Dell
9 2 (5.26%) LANDesk
9 2 (5.26%) SonicWALL
10 1 (2.63%) Aruba
10 1 (2.63%) Ciena
10 1 (2.63%) Stonesoft
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