The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 31 24 24
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 33 36 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 4.69% 5.25% 5.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.38% 29.03% 35.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 18
Average daily rate £350 £425 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +45.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £190 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £560 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £337
% change year-on-year
- +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 £23.22 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.13 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.97% +15.62%
Firewall
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
130 124 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 18.49% 18.08% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 66 45
Average daily rate £363 £413 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +26.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £23.22 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.48% -31.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Wiltshire region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Wiltshire region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Swindon -6 16 £363 -17.14% 5
Chippenham - 7 £120 - 3
Malmesbury - 6 - -
Firewall
South West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 62 (55.36%) Cisco
2 41 (36.61%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (30.36%) Juniper
4 31 (27.68%) Microsoft
4 31 (27.68%) Windows
5 28 (25.00%) CCNP
6 25 (22.32%) Cisco ASA
7 23 (20.54%) Security Cleared
7 23 (20.54%) Network Security
7 23 (20.54%) Active Directory
7 23 (20.54%) VPN
8 22 (19.64%) Blue Coat
9 21 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
10 20 (17.86%) Degree
10 20 (17.86%) SC Cleared
11 19 (16.96%) MS Exchange
12 18 (16.07%) Information Security
12 18 (16.07%) LAN
12 18 (16.07%) WAN
12 18 (16.07%) CISSP
12 18 (16.07%) Intel Security
13 17 (15.18%) DNS
13 17 (15.18%) Finance
13 17 (15.18%) VMware
13 17 (15.18%) F5
14 16 (14.29%) High Availability
14 16 (14.29%) BGP
15 15 (13.39%) Intel
16 14 (12.50%) CheckPoint
16 14 (12.50%) MPLS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 19 (16.96%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.89%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.89%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.57%) MS Office
3 2 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.89%) Office 365
2 1 (0.89%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (22.32%) Cisco ASA
2 23 (20.54%) Network Security
2 23 (20.54%) VPN
3 18 (16.07%) LAN
3 18 (16.07%) WAN
4 17 (15.18%) DNS
5 16 (14.29%) BGP
6 14 (12.50%) Ethernet
6 14 (12.50%) MPLS
7 13 (11.61%) DHCP
7 13 (11.61%) OSPF
7 13 (11.61%) TCP/IP
8 12 (10.71%) Wireless
9 11 (9.82%) Internet
9 11 (9.82%) IPsec
10 10 (8.93%) Junos
11 8 (7.14%) Cisco ISE
11 8 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
12 7 (6.25%) SSH
13 5 (4.46%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.46%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (15.18%) Finance
2 3 (2.68%) Back Office
3 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.89%) Billing
4 1 (0.89%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (16.96%) Network Engineer
2 16 (14.29%) Analyst
3 13 (11.61%) Architect
3 13 (11.61%) Support Engineer
4 10 (8.93%) Designer
4 10 (8.93%) Security Architect
5 9 (8.04%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 9 (8.04%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (8.04%) Consultant
5 9 (8.04%) Security Specialist
6 8 (7.14%) Network Designer
6 8 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 8 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) Administrator
8 6 (5.36%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (5.36%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
8 6 (5.36%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) IT Security Specialist
8 6 (5.36%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.68%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.89%) CGI
2 1 (0.89%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 7 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.36%) Internet of Things
5 5 (4.46%) Algorithms
5 5 (4.46%) iPad
5 5 (4.46%) iPhone
5 5 (4.46%) PKI
6 2 (1.79%) CCTV
6 2 (1.79%) Clustering
6 2 (1.79%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.79%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.89%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.68%) Windows
2 13 (11.61%) Windows Server
2 13 (11.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (9.82%) Linux
4 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.46%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
2 18 (16.07%) Information Security
3 16 (14.29%) High Availability
4 12 (10.71%) SIEM
4 12 (10.71%) Web Filtering
5 11 (9.82%) Network Design
5 11 (9.82%) Security Architecture
6 10 (8.93%) Problem Management
7 9 (8.04%) ITIL
8 8 (7.14%) Email Filtering
8 8 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
9 7 (6.25%) Coaching
9 7 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (5.36%) Business Continuity
10 6 (5.36%) Load Balancing
10 6 (5.36%) Migration
10 6 (5.36%) OWASP
10 6 (5.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 6 (5.36%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 41 (36.61%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (25.00%) CCNP
3 23 (20.54%) Security Cleared
4 20 (17.86%) Degree
4 20 (17.86%) SC Cleared
5 18 (16.07%) CISSP
6 13 (11.61%) CCIE
7 10 (8.93%) CCNA
8 7 (6.25%) JNCIS
9 6 (5.36%) CREST Certified
9 6 (5.36%) DV Cleared
9 6 (5.36%) GWAPT
9 6 (5.36%) OSCE
9 6 (5.36%) OSCP
9 6 (5.36%) SANS
10 5 (4.46%) CLAS
11 4 (3.57%) CCSE
11 4 (3.57%) JNCIE
11 4 (3.57%) JNCIP
12 3 (2.68%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) SLA
2 5 (4.46%) BS7799
2 5 (4.46%) HMG Infosec
2 5 (4.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (20.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.36%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.46%) VMware ESX
4 5 (4.46%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.79%) XenApp
6 1 (0.89%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) FortiGate
1 1 (0.89%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 62 (55.36%) Cisco
2 34 (30.36%) Juniper
3 31 (27.68%) Microsoft
4 22 (19.64%) Blue Coat
5 18 (16.07%) Intel Security
6 17 (15.18%) F5
6 17 (15.18%) VMware
7 15 (13.39%) Intel
8 14 (12.50%) CheckPoint
9 13 (11.61%) IronPort
10 8 (7.14%) Sourcefire
11 6 (5.36%) BT
12 5 (4.46%) Apple
13 4 (3.57%) Palo Alto
14 3 (2.68%) Remedy
15 2 (1.79%) Brocade
15 2 (1.79%) NetIQ
15 2 (1.79%) Nokia
15 2 (1.79%) Nortel
15 2 (1.79%) TIBCO