Period
to 21 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 21 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firewall
South West > Bristol
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 60 38
Rank change year-on-year -22 -22 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 35 55 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.86% 2.98% 4.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.77% 22.54% 26.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 57
Bristol median daily rate £381 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.69% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £149 £219 £285
90th Percentile £635 £531 £550
South West median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 3
Bristol median hourly rate £32.50 £47.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.85% +38.24% -21.84%
South West median hourly rate £42.75 £43.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -0.58% +8.86% +58.00%

Firewall is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 237 244 313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 12.59% 13.23% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 131 212
Bristol median daily rate £388 £368 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% -0.68% +2.78%
10th Percentile £165 £213 £231
90th Percentile £613 £475 £538
South West median daily rate £403 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +7.33% +1.35% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 8
Bristol median hourly rate £42.00 £43.50 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +43.80% +31.52%
10th Percentile £18.25 £16.35 £11.24
90th Percentile £50.00 £159.75 £34.98
South West median hourly rate £43.50 £41.77 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.15% +4.41% +15.11%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Bristol

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Bristol

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Bristol over the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Bristol

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Bristol

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Bristol over the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 17 (48.57%) Windows
3 15 (42.86%) Cisco
4 14 (40.00%) Office 365
5 12 (34.29%) LAN
5 12 (34.29%) Windows Server
6 11 (31.43%) WAN
7 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (20.00%) DNS
10 6 (17.14%) CCNA
10 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (17.14%) CheckPoint
10 6 (17.14%) Juniper
10 6 (17.14%) Migration
10 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 5 (14.29%) VMware
11 5 (14.29%) SCCM
11 5 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (14.29%) Change Management
11 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 5 (14.29%) VPN
11 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
11 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
11 5 (14.29%) DHCP
12 4 (11.43%) Linux
12 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
12 4 (11.43%) SSL
12 4 (11.43%) Finance

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (40.00%) Office 365
2 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (11.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) LAN
2 11 (31.43%) WAN
3 7 (20.00%) DNS
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (14.29%) DHCP
4 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 5 (14.29%) VPN
5 4 (11.43%) Cisco Firepower
5 4 (11.43%) SSL
6 3 (8.57%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (8.57%) Network Security
6 3 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (5.71%) Ethernet
7 2 (5.71%) HTTP
7 2 (5.71%) NetScreen
7 2 (5.71%) OSPF
7 2 (5.71%) SAN
7 2 (5.71%) SMTP
7 2 (5.71%) SNMP
7 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Local Government
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Network Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Security Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) LDAP
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
1 4 (11.43%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 17 (48.57%) Windows
2 12 (34.29%) Windows Server
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (11.43%) Linux
4 4 (11.43%) Windows 10
5 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 6 (17.14%) Migration
2 5 (14.29%) Change Management
3 4 (11.43%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (11.43%) Server Management
4 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
4 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
4 3 (8.57%) SIEM
5 2 (5.71%) Analytics
5 2 (5.71%) Decision-Making
5 2 (5.71%) DevOps
5 2 (5.71%) Email Filtering
5 2 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.71%) Network Management
5 2 (5.71%) Resource Management
5 2 (5.71%) Security Operations
5 2 (5.71%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.86%) Presales
6 1 (2.86%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) CCNA
1 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) CCNP
3 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.86%) CISSP
5 1 (2.86%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) GDPR
1 3 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) SCOM
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Cisco
2 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.14%) CheckPoint
3 6 (17.14%) Juniper
4 5 (14.29%) VMware
5 3 (8.57%) Aruba
5 3 (8.57%) Blue Coat
5 3 (8.57%) F5
6 2 (5.71%) HP
6 2 (5.71%) McAfee
6 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.86%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (2.86%) Citrix
7 1 (2.86%) Dell
7 1 (2.86%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.86%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.86%) Infoblox
7 1 (2.86%) SAP
7 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.86%) Veeam