The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Wales region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 57 20 39
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +19
Contract jobs citing Firewall 13 36 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.74% 6.42% 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.66% 34.29% 19.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 7
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£450 £425 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +44.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £15.54 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.98% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
83 105 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.13% 18.72% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 52 40
Average daily rate £383 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 10
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 £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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 -33 9 £450 +5.88% 13
North Wales +6 2 - -
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 17 (54.84%) CheckPoint
2 16 (51.61%) Cisco
3 13 (41.94%) Windows
4 11 (35.48%) Wireless
5 10 (32.26%) Juniper
5 10 (32.26%) F5
6 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
7 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
8 7 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (22.58%) Network Security
8 7 (22.58%) VMware
8 7 (22.58%) VPN
8 7 (22.58%) CCNP
8 7 (22.58%) WAN
8 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (19.35%) VoIP
9 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
9 6 (19.35%) LAN
9 6 (19.35%) Blue Coat
10 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
10 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
10 5 (16.13%) CCNA
10 5 (16.13%) DNS
10 5 (16.13%) OSPF
10 5 (16.13%) Citrix
10 5 (16.13%) BGP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.23%) Apache
1 1 (3.23%) MediaWiki
1 1 (3.23%) Confluence
1 1 (3.23%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) Wireless
2 7 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (22.58%) Network Security
2 7 (22.58%) VPN
2 7 (22.58%) WAN
3 6 (19.35%) VoIP
3 6 (19.35%) LAN
4 5 (16.13%) DNS
4 5 (16.13%) OSPF
4 5 (16.13%) BGP
4 5 (16.13%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (12.90%) Ethernet
6 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
6 3 (9.68%) Internet
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (6.45%) NetScaler
7 2 (6.45%) SAN
7 2 (6.45%) WLAN
7 2 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (3.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
1 1 (3.23%) Subversion
1 1 (3.23%) MSI
1 1 (3.23%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.23%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (3.23%) Hudson
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Security Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Security Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Security Operations Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Web Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Desktop Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Change Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (9.68%) PKI
3 2 (6.45%) CESG
3 2 (6.45%) CESG CLAS
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (12.90%) Linux
5 3 (9.68%) UNIX
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.23%) CentOS
7 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.23%) Debian
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) Risk Management
2 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
2 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.45%) Information Assurance
3 2 (6.45%) SIEM
3 2 (6.45%) Protective Monitoring
3 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.23%) Time Management
4 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.23%) OWASP
4 1 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.23%) Validation
4 1 (3.23%) Change Management
4 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL
4 1 (3.23%) DevOps
4 1 (3.23%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) Ruby
2 1 (3.23%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) Perl
2 1 (3.23%) PHP
2 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
3 7 (22.58%) CCNP
4 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
4 5 (16.13%) CCNA
5 4 (12.90%) CISSP
6 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
6 3 (9.68%) GIAC
6 3 (9.68%) GCIA
6 3 (9.68%) GCFW
6 3 (9.68%) GCWN
7 2 (6.45%) CCA
7 2 (6.45%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (3.23%) CCSE
8 1 (3.23%) Degree
8 1 (3.23%) JNCIA
8 1 (3.23%) MCSA
8 1 (3.23%) CCDA
8 1 (3.23%) CCIE
8 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.90%) vSphere
4 2 (6.45%) XenApp
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.23%) Samba
5 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.23%) XenServer
5 1 (3.23%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
1 2 (6.45%) SCOM
2 1 (3.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.23%) Puppet
2 1 (3.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) CheckPoint
2 16 (51.61%) Cisco
3 10 (32.26%) Juniper
3 10 (32.26%) F5
4 7 (22.58%) VMware
5 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
5 6 (19.35%) Blue Coat
6 5 (16.13%) Citrix
7 4 (12.90%) McAfee
7 4 (12.90%) Nokia
7 4 (12.90%) SonicWALL
8 3 (9.68%) Sourcefire
8 3 (9.68%) BT
8 3 (9.68%) IBM
8 3 (9.68%) Trend Micro
9 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds
9 2 (6.45%) HP
9 2 (6.45%) AppSense
10 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
10 1 (3.23%) Nortel