The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 35 65 61
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 24 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.94% 1.64% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.05% 12.30% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 8
Median daily rate £350 £288 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -36.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £174 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £453 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+33.31% -2.31%
Firewall
UK

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
114 122 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 18.72% 13.33% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 88 41
Median daily rate £375 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.18 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -30.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Wales region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +32 21 £350 +55.55% 5
West Wales +4 2 £650 +47.72% 1
Mid Wales +4 1 £225 -
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UK

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 39 (79.59%) Cisco
2 22 (44.90%) Security Cleared
3 21 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 20 (40.82%) CheckPoint
5 17 (34.69%) Windows
6 16 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (30.61%) VPN
7 15 (30.61%) WAN
8 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 14 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (26.53%) CCNP
9 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
10 12 (24.49%) CCNA
10 12 (24.49%) LAN
10 12 (24.49%) Windows Server
11 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (20.41%) F5
11 10 (20.41%) Linux
11 10 (20.41%) DNS
11 10 (20.41%) Wireless
12 9 (18.37%) VMware
13 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
13 8 (16.33%) Juniper
14 7 (14.29%) DHCP
15 6 (12.24%) ITIL
15 6 (12.24%) Red Hat
15 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (12.24%) Data Centre
15 6 (12.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (12.24%) Network Security

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.16%) IIS
1 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.04%) Apache
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.12%) MS Office
2 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.08%) Office 365
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.61%) VPN
1 15 (30.61%) WAN
2 14 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (24.49%) LAN
4 10 (20.41%) DNS
4 10 (20.41%) Wireless
5 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
6 7 (14.29%) DHCP
7 6 (12.24%) Network Security
8 5 (10.20%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (10.20%) NetScaler
8 5 (10.20%) VoIP
8 5 (10.20%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (8.16%) BGP
9 4 (8.16%) OSPF
9 4 (8.16%) TACACS
9 4 (8.16%) Wireless Security
10 3 (6.12%) Cisco IPT
10 3 (6.12%) HSRP
10 3 (6.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.04%) IntelliJ
1 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.04%) JUnit
1 1 (2.04%) Maven
1 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 9 (18.37%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (18.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (16.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Architect
5 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Juniper Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Network Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Penetration Tester
5 3 (6.12%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 3 (6.12%) Senior Tester
5 3 (6.12%) Tester
6 2 (4.08%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.08%) IT Support
6 2 (4.08%) IT Technician
6 2 (4.08%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Network Security Architect
6 2 (4.08%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) Middleware
2 1 (2.04%) Java EE
2 1 (2.04%) LAMP
2 1 (2.04%) SAML
2 1 (2.04%) Web Services
2 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.16%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.08%) PKI
5 1 (2.04%) Clustering
5 1 (2.04%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.04%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.69%) Windows
2 12 (24.49%) Windows Server
3 10 (20.41%) Linux
3 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.24%) ITIL
2 3 (6.12%) Information Security
2 3 (6.12%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (6.12%) Project Management
3 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (4.08%) Change Control
3 2 (4.08%) ITSM
3 2 (4.08%) Load Balancing
3 2 (4.08%) Scrum
3 2 (4.08%) Security Architecture
3 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.04%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (2.04%) Network Architecture
4 1 (2.04%) Network Design
4 1 (2.04%) OWASP
4 1 (2.04%) Security Hardening
4 1 (2.04%) SIEM
4 1 (2.04%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) SQL
2 4 (8.16%) Java
2 4 (8.16%) Perl
2 4 (8.16%) PHP
2 4 (8.16%) Python
3 3 (6.12%) C
3 3 (6.12%) C++
3 3 (6.12%) Ruby
4 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (44.90%) Security Cleared
2 21 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 16 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (26.53%) CCNP
5 12 (24.49%) CCNA
6 5 (10.20%) CISSP
7 3 (6.12%) CEH
7 3 (6.12%) CHECK Team Leader
7 3 (6.12%) CISA
7 3 (6.12%) CREST Certified
7 3 (6.12%) OSCP
8 2 (4.08%) CCENT
8 2 (4.08%) CCIE
8 2 (4.08%) CISMP
8 2 (4.08%) ISSAP
8 2 (4.08%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (2.04%) CCDP
9 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
9 1 (2.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.12%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.08%) ProxySG
4 2 (4.08%) XenApp
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.04%) NFS
5 1 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (4.08%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.08%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (4.08%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.08%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) SCOM
2 2 (4.08%) Zenoss
3 1 (2.04%) Ansible
3 1 (2.04%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.04%) yum
Vendors
1 39 (79.59%) Cisco
2 20 (40.82%) CheckPoint
3 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 10 (20.41%) F5
5 9 (18.37%) VMware
6 8 (16.33%) Juniper
7 6 (12.24%) Red Hat
8 4 (8.16%) CA
9 3 (6.12%) Blue Coat
9 3 (6.12%) Citrix
9 3 (6.12%) Fortinet
10 2 (4.08%) Aruba
10 2 (4.08%) Avaya
10 2 (4.08%) BMC
10 2 (4.08%) Intel Security
10 2 (4.08%) LogRhythm
10 2 (4.08%) Nortel
10 2 (4.08%) Palo Alto
10 2 (4.08%) Remedy
10 2 (4.08%) ServiceNow