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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 46 42 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 17 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.36% 2.59% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.37% 24.29% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 2
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£275 £294 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -16.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -4.76%
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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
67 70 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 9.29% 10.67% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 43 24
Average daily rate £275 £338 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +26.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £25.00 £29.23
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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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 -4 11 £275 +10.00% 18
North Wales - 2 £275 -
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (51.22%) Cisco
2 16 (39.02%) CheckPoint
3 15 (36.59%) Security Cleared
4 14 (34.15%) SC Cleared
4 14 (34.15%) Windows
5 13 (31.71%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (26.83%) LAN
6 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (24.39%) WAN
8 9 (21.95%) CCNP
9 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
9 8 (19.51%) Avaya
10 7 (17.07%) CCNA
11 6 (14.63%) Nortel
11 6 (14.63%) Juniper
11 6 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (14.63%) Network Security
12 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
12 5 (12.20%) Windows 7
12 5 (12.20%) ITIL
12 5 (12.20%) SQL
12 5 (12.20%) IIS
12 5 (12.20%) F5
13 4 (9.76%) Windows XP
13 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
13 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
13 4 (9.76%) Project Management
13 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (9.76%) VLAN
13 4 (9.76%) Finance

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (12.20%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.83%) LAN
2 10 (24.39%) WAN
3 6 (14.63%) Network Security
3 6 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (9.76%) VLAN
4 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.32%) Wireless
6 2 (4.88%) VoIP
6 2 (4.88%) DMZ
6 2 (4.88%) Internet
6 2 (4.88%) FTP
6 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.44%) ISDN
7 1 (2.44%) RIP
7 1 (2.44%) OSPF
7 1 (2.44%) BGP
7 1 (2.44%) VRRP
7 1 (2.44%) WLAN
7 1 (2.44%) DHCP
7 1 (2.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MSI
1 3 (7.32%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.44%) Maven
2 1 (2.44%) Selenium
2 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.76%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Network Engineer
2 12 (29.27%) Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Security Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Security Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Network Support
6 3 (7.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Server Support
7 2 (4.88%) Network Support Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Network Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Support Specialist
8 1 (2.44%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (2.44%) Applications Packager
8 1 (2.44%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) SOAP
2 1 (2.44%) XML
2 1 (2.44%) JSON
2 1 (2.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Mainframe
1 2 (4.88%) CESG
1 2 (4.88%) CESG CLAS
1 2 (4.88%) RMADS
1 2 (4.88%) Visualisation
1 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.44%) Open Source
2 1 (2.44%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Windows
2 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (12.20%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.76%) Windows XP
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.32%) Linux
6 2 (4.88%) UNIX
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.20%) ITIL
2 4 (9.76%) Project Management
2 4 (9.76%) Network Design
3 3 (7.32%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (7.32%) Protective Monitoring
3 3 (7.32%) Change Control
4 2 (4.88%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.88%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (4.88%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (4.88%) Data Analysis
4 2 (4.88%) Software Testing
4 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.88%) Information Assurance
4 2 (4.88%) Network Architecture
4 2 (4.88%) Software Architecture
5 1 (2.44%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.44%) SIEM
5 1 (2.44%) Migration
5 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.44%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) Java
3 2 (4.88%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (36.59%) Security Cleared
2 14 (34.15%) SC Cleared
3 13 (31.71%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (21.95%) CCNP
5 7 (17.07%) CCNA
6 4 (9.76%) CCSE
7 3 (7.32%) CCSP
8 2 (4.88%) CISSP
8 2 (4.88%) CISM
8 2 (4.88%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (4.88%) Degree
8 2 (4.88%) CCENT
9 1 (2.44%) JNCIS
9 1 (2.44%) MCTS
9 1 (2.44%) BC Cleared
9 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.44%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.44%) vSphere
4 1 (2.44%) vCloud
4 1 (2.44%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Nmap
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (51.22%) Cisco
2 16 (39.02%) CheckPoint
3 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
3 8 (19.51%) Avaya
4 6 (14.63%) Juniper
4 6 (14.63%) Nortel
5 5 (12.20%) F5
6 3 (7.32%) Citrix
6 3 (7.32%) HP
6 3 (7.32%) McAfee
6 3 (7.32%) Radware
6 3 (7.32%) AppSense
6 3 (7.32%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.88%) VMware
7 2 (4.88%) Remedy
7 2 (4.88%) Dell
7 2 (4.88%) LANDesk
7 2 (4.88%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.44%) ProCurve
8 1 (2.44%) Aruba