Period
to 21 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 46 51
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 70 60 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.73% 3.73% 3.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.45% 28.44% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 38 39
Bristol median daily rate £350 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +2.74% -8.75%
10th Percentile £211 £155 £309
90th Percentile £613 £607 £489
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% +2.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Bristol median hourly rate - £20.25 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -29.57% -
South West median hourly rate £21.25 £33.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year -36.33% +21.36% -15.38%

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 275 211 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 14.64% 13.11% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 135 151
Bristol median daily rate £350 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% -9.68%
10th Percentile £159 £228 £215
90th Percentile £570 £589 £488
South West median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 14
Bristol median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -20.00% +96.43%
10th Percentile £19.16 £16.09 £17.25
90th Percentile £45.45 £47.50 £47.56
South West median hourly rate £27.00 £38.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year -29.87% +0.65% +68.58%

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

Firewall
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

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Bristol over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Bristol

Firewall
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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 37 (52.86%) Windows
2 23 (32.86%) Cisco
3 22 (31.43%) Linux
4 20 (28.57%) F5
5 18 (25.71%) IIS
5 18 (25.71%) Active Directory
6 16 (22.86%) Windows Server
7 15 (21.43%) DNS
7 15 (21.43%) LAN
7 15 (21.43%) WAN
7 15 (21.43%) Apache
7 15 (21.43%) Analytics
8 14 (20.00%) Tomcat
8 14 (20.00%) Oracle
9 13 (18.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 13 (18.57%) Network Security
10 12 (17.14%) Unix
10 12 (17.14%) IBM
10 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
10 12 (17.14%) Finance
11 11 (15.71%) VMware
11 11 (15.71%) Java
11 11 (15.71%) DevOps
11 11 (15.71%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (14.29%) React
12 10 (14.29%) webpack
12 10 (14.29%) Spring Boot
12 10 (14.29%) Node.js
12 10 (14.29%) Microservices
12 10 (14.29%) Office 365

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 18 (25.71%) IIS
2 15 (21.43%) Apache
3 14 (20.00%) Tomcat
4 10 (14.29%) CICS
5 7 (10.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (4.29%) EPiServer
6 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.86%) JBoss
7 2 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.86%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.29%) Office 365
2 9 (12.86%) Adobe Analytics
3 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.43%) DNS
1 15 (21.43%) LAN
1 15 (21.43%) WAN
2 13 (18.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 13 (18.57%) Network Security
3 10 (14.29%) BIG-IP
4 8 (11.43%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (8.57%) TCP/IP
6 5 (7.14%) VLAN
7 4 (5.71%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (5.71%) VPN
8 3 (4.29%) DHCP
8 3 (4.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (4.29%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (4.29%) Kerberos
8 3 (4.29%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (4.29%) SSL
9 2 (2.86%) BGP
9 2 (2.86%) Internet
9 2 (2.86%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) DB2
2 2 (2.86%) MySQL
3 1 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 10 (14.29%) webpack
2 9 (12.86%) Artifactory
2 9 (12.86%) Bitbucket
2 9 (12.86%) JIRA
2 9 (12.86%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.43%) JMeter
3 1 (1.43%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.43%) WebPagetest
General
1 12 (17.14%) Finance
2 7 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.57%) Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Back Office
5 1 (1.43%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 17 (24.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (17.14%) Consultant
3 9 (12.86%) Analyst
4 8 (11.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 7 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (10.00%) Architect
5 7 (10.00%) DevOps Consultant
6 6 (8.57%) Firewall Engineer
6 6 (8.57%) Network Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Java Consultant
7 5 (7.14%) Linux Consultant
7 5 (7.14%) Security Consultant
8 4 (5.71%) Data Analytics Consultant
8 4 (5.71%) Data Consultant
8 4 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Implementation Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Network Security Consultant
8 4 (5.71%) Security Architect
8 4 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.29%) Node.js
1 10 (14.29%) React
1 10 (14.29%) Spring
1 10 (14.29%) Spring Boot
2 7 (10.00%) Web Services
3 5 (7.14%) .NET
4 4 (5.71%) CSS
5 2 (2.86%) J2EE
5 2 (2.86%) LDAP
5 2 (2.86%) Middleware
5 2 (2.86%) SAML
6 1 (1.43%) Ajax
6 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) DataPower
1 10 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 5 (7.14%) Replication
3 4 (5.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (4.29%) PKI
5 2 (2.86%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.86%) Clustering
5 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.86%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.43%) CESG
6 1 (1.43%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.43%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (52.86%) Windows
2 22 (31.43%) Linux
3 16 (22.86%) Windows Server
4 12 (17.14%) Unix
5 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.71%) Solaris
6 4 (5.71%) Windows 10
7 3 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.43%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.43%) Analytics
2 11 (15.71%) DevOps
3 10 (14.29%) Microservices
4 8 (11.43%) Migration
5 7 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (8.57%) Information Security
6 6 (8.57%) ITIL
6 6 (8.57%) Problem Management
6 6 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (7.14%) Risk Management
8 4 (5.71%) Data Analytics
8 4 (5.71%) Load Balancing
8 4 (5.71%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (5.71%) SDLC
8 4 (5.71%) SIEM
9 3 (4.29%) Identity Access Management
9 3 (4.29%) Patch Management
9 3 (4.29%) Security Hardening
9 3 (4.29%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.71%) Java
2 7 (10.00%) SQL
3 3 (4.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (11.43%) CISSP
2 7 (10.00%) CISM
2 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.14%) Degree
4 4 (5.71%) CCNP
4 4 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.71%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.86%) OSCP
5 2 (2.86%) SANS
6 1 (1.43%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.43%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (1.43%) CLAS
6 1 (1.43%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.29%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.86%) GDPR
3 2 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.86%) SLA
4 1 (1.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.43%) RMADS
System Software
1 18 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.71%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (11.43%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (7.14%) BitLocker
6 4 (5.71%) ISA Server
6 4 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.86%) IAG
8 1 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.43%) vSphere
8 1 (1.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) NetBackup
1 3 (4.29%) SCCM
2 2 (2.86%) SCOM
2 2 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.43%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.43%) Ansible
3 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.43%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.43%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.43%) Nagios
3 1 (1.43%) Nessus
3 1 (1.43%) Nmap
3 1 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.43%) Opsview
3 1 (1.43%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.43%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (32.86%) Cisco
2 20 (28.57%) F5
3 14 (20.00%) Oracle
4 12 (17.14%) IBM
4 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
5 11 (15.71%) VMware
6 9 (12.86%) Adobe
6 9 (12.86%) Green Hat
7 8 (11.43%) Juniper
8 7 (10.00%) Sophos
9 5 (7.14%) HP
10 4 (5.71%) Citrix
10 4 (5.71%) McAfee
10 4 (5.71%) Veeam
11 3 (4.29%) NetApp
11 3 (4.29%) New Relic
11 3 (4.29%) Symantec
12 2 (2.86%) BEA
12 2 (2.86%) CheckPoint
12 2 (2.86%) Red Hat