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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 51 41 38
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 30 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.80% 2.47% 3.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.26% 23.73% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 4
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£438 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -17.30%
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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
93 59 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.77% 10.42% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 34 32
Average daily rate £325 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -76.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -6 18 £425 - 1
South Wales -14 12 £450 +20.00% 18
North Wales - - - -
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 14 (32.56%) Cisco
1 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
2 13 (30.23%) Selenium
2 13 (30.23%) Test Scripting
2 13 (30.23%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (30.23%) Load Balancing
2 13 (30.23%) Maven
2 13 (30.23%) HP
2 13 (30.23%) Cucumber
3 12 (27.91%) Waterfall
3 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
4 11 (25.58%) Windows
4 11 (25.58%) CheckPoint
5 10 (23.26%) Juniper
5 10 (23.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (23.26%) SOAP
5 10 (23.26%) XML
5 10 (23.26%) JSON
5 10 (23.26%) Open Source
5 10 (23.26%) SoapUI
5 10 (23.26%) REST
6 8 (18.60%) User Stories
6 8 (18.60%) Network Security
6 8 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (16.28%) CCNP
7 7 (16.28%) Risk Management
7 7 (16.28%) Scrum
7 7 (16.28%) F5
8 6 (13.95%) Management Information System

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 4 (9.30%) IIS
2 1 (2.33%) Apache
2 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.33%) nginx
2 1 (2.33%) MediaWiki
2 1 (2.33%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) Network Security
2 6 (13.95%) Wireless
2 6 (13.95%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.98%) LAN
3 3 (6.98%) VoIP
3 3 (6.98%) WAN
3 3 (6.98%) Ethernet
3 3 (6.98%) Internet
4 2 (4.65%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (4.65%) OSPF
4 2 (4.65%) BGP
5 1 (2.33%) IPv6
5 1 (2.33%) VPN
5 1 (2.33%) SSL
5 1 (2.33%) RIP
5 1 (2.33%) LDAP
5 1 (2.33%) EIGRP
5 1 (2.33%) MPLS
5 1 (2.33%) IPsec
5 1 (2.33%) Nortel Alteon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) MySQL
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (30.23%) Selenium
1 13 (30.23%) Maven
1 13 (30.23%) Cucumber
2 10 (23.26%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.33%) Subversion
3 1 (2.33%) JIRA
3 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.33%) Hudson
General
1 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (51.16%) Analyst
2 11 (25.58%) Test Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) Network Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Security Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Senior IT Security Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Security Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Integration Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Integration Test Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) IT Security Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Telecoms Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Security Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Server Support
7 2 (4.65%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) SOAP
1 10 (23.26%) XML
1 10 (23.26%) JSON
1 10 (23.26%) REST
2 1 (2.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Open Source
2 6 (13.95%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.30%) SCADA
4 3 (6.98%) PKI
5 2 (4.65%) CESG
5 2 (4.65%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (2.33%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.30%) Linux
4 3 (6.98%) UNIX
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.33%) Debian
6 1 (2.33%) CentOS
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Test Scripting
1 13 (30.23%) Continuous Integration
1 13 (30.23%) Load Balancing
2 12 (27.91%) Waterfall
2 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (23.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (18.60%) User Stories
5 7 (16.28%) Risk Management
5 7 (16.28%) Scrum
6 6 (13.95%) ITIL
7 5 (11.63%) Service Delivery
7 5 (11.63%) Incident Management
7 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
8 4 (9.30%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (9.30%) ISMS
8 4 (9.30%) Business Continuity
8 4 (9.30%) Information Security
8 4 (9.30%) Service Management
8 4 (9.30%) Information Security Management
8 4 (9.30%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) Java
2 1 (2.33%) Perl
2 1 (2.33%) PHP
2 1 (2.33%) Ruby
2 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
2 11 (25.58%) SC Cleared
3 8 (18.60%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (16.28%) CCNP
5 4 (9.30%) CISSP
6 3 (6.98%) CCNA
6 3 (6.98%) CCSP
6 3 (6.98%) GIAC
6 3 (6.98%) GCIA
6 3 (6.98%) GCFW
6 3 (6.98%) GCWN
6 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
6 3 (6.98%) CCSE
7 2 (4.65%) CCENT
7 2 (4.65%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (2.33%) CISM
8 1 (2.33%) BC Cleared
8 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) Samba
2 1 (2.33%) Postfix
2 1 (2.33%) XenServer
2 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.33%) ZABBIX
2 1 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Cisco
2 13 (30.23%) HP
3 11 (25.58%) CheckPoint
4 10 (23.26%) Juniper
5 7 (16.28%) F5
6 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
6 5 (11.63%) VMware
7 4 (9.30%) Sourcefire
7 4 (9.30%) Radware
7 4 (9.30%) McAfee
7 4 (9.30%) Avaya
7 4 (9.30%) Nortel
8 3 (6.98%) IBM
8 3 (6.98%) Nokia
8 3 (6.98%) SonicWALL
8 3 (6.98%) Blue Coat
8 3 (6.98%) Trend Micro
9 2 (4.65%) Remedy
10 1 (2.33%) Citrix
10 1 (2.33%) Red Hat