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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 50 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 25 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.24% 3.26% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.07% 25.00% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 4
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£450 £413 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +11.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £220 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.79 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -32.69%
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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
86 72 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.15% 13.04% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 49 34
Average daily rate £375 £275 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -22.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £216 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.58 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -47.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 September 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 September 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
West Wales -5 14 £438 - 3
South Wales -16 9 £450 +9.09% 10
North Wales +1 1 - -
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (37.14%) HP
2 12 (34.29%) Cisco
2 12 (34.29%) Load Balancing
3 11 (31.43%) Selenium
3 11 (31.43%) Test Scripting
3 11 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (31.43%) Maven
3 11 (31.43%) Cucumber
4 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 10 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (25.71%) Juniper
5 9 (25.71%) CheckPoint
5 9 (25.71%) Wireless
6 8 (22.86%) JSON
6 8 (22.86%) SOAP
6 8 (22.86%) XML
6 8 (22.86%) Windows
6 8 (22.86%) REST
6 8 (22.86%) SoapUI
6 8 (22.86%) Open Source
7 7 (20.00%) User Stories
7 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 7 (20.00%) Risk Management
8 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
8 6 (17.14%) Incident Management
8 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
9 5 (14.29%) CCNA

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.86%) MediaWiki
1 1 (2.86%) nginx
1 1 (2.86%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) Wireless
2 5 (14.29%) Network Security
3 4 (11.43%) Ethernet
3 4 (11.43%) LAN
3 4 (11.43%) VoIP
4 3 (8.57%) Internet
4 3 (8.57%) WAN
4 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.57%) VPN
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.71%) NetScaler
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (5.71%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (5.71%) DNS
5 2 (5.71%) WLAN
5 2 (5.71%) OSPF
5 2 (5.71%) BGP
6 1 (2.86%) EIGRP
6 1 (2.86%) MPLS
6 1 (2.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) MySQL
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Selenium
1 11 (31.43%) Maven
1 11 (31.43%) Cucumber
2 8 (22.86%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) Subversion
3 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) Hudson
General
1 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Security Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Network Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Senior IT Security Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Security Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) IT Security Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Integration Test Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Integration Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Security Operations Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Telecoms Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Tester
8 1 (2.86%) Network Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) JSON
1 8 (22.86%) SOAP
1 8 (22.86%) XML
1 8 (22.86%) REST
2 1 (2.86%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.86%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Open Source
2 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
3 4 (11.43%) SCADA
4 3 (8.57%) PKI
5 2 (5.71%) CESG
5 2 (5.71%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (2.86%) Wiki
6 1 (2.86%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Linux
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (8.57%) UNIX
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.86%) Debian
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.86%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Load Balancing
2 11 (31.43%) Test Scripting
2 11 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 10 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (20.00%) User Stories
4 7 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 6 (17.14%) Incident Management
6 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 5 (14.29%) Scrum
7 4 (11.43%) Test Strategy
7 4 (11.43%) Information Security
7 4 (11.43%) Business Continuity
7 4 (11.43%) ISMS
7 4 (11.43%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (11.43%) ITIL
7 4 (11.43%) Information Security Management
7 4 (11.43%) Security Management
8 3 (8.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) Java
2 1 (2.86%) Perl
2 1 (2.86%) PHP
2 1 (2.86%) Ruby
2 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (14.29%) CCNA
5 4 (11.43%) CCNP
5 4 (11.43%) CISSP
6 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
6 3 (8.57%) GIAC
6 3 (8.57%) GCIA
6 3 (8.57%) GCFW
6 3 (8.57%) GCWN
7 1 (2.86%) CCA
7 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.86%) CISM
7 1 (2.86%) CCDA
7 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.86%) Samba
2 1 (2.86%) Postfix
2 1 (2.86%) XenApp
2 1 (2.86%) XenServer
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.71%) SCOM
3 1 (2.86%) SCCM
3 1 (2.86%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) HP
2 12 (34.29%) Cisco
3 9 (25.71%) Juniper
3 9 (25.71%) CheckPoint
4 5 (14.29%) Blue Coat
4 5 (14.29%) F5
5 4 (11.43%) SonicWALL
5 4 (11.43%) Nokia
5 4 (11.43%) Citrix
5 4 (11.43%) McAfee
6 3 (8.57%) IBM
6 3 (8.57%) VMware
6 3 (8.57%) Sourcefire
6 3 (8.57%) Trend Micro
7 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.71%) Nortel
8 1 (2.86%) Radware
8 1 (2.86%) Avaya
8 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
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