Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 38 54
Rank change year-on-year -32 +16 +10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 63 85 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.87% 4.35% 3.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.52% 28.24% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 53 36
Bristol median daily rate £413 £338 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £245 £220 £233
90th Percentile £525 £608 £611
South West median daily rate £410 £338 £353
% change year-on-year +21.48% -4.26% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 4
Bristol median hourly rate £42.25 £34.00 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.26% -18.56% +8.44%
10th Percentile £33.27 £31.80 £23.94
90th Percentile £187.50 £34.00 £46.13
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £26.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +77.36% -33.75% +4.58%

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 307 301 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 13.98% 15.41% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 181 140
Bristol median daily rate £388 £338 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.81% +0.37% -10.33%
10th Percentile £255 £163 £207
90th Percentile £506 £550 £539
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 20
Bristol median hourly rate £37.55 £28.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.11% +14.29% -9.26%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.30 £17.13
90th Percentile £173.45 £38.95 £45.38
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £26.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +58.49% -29.33% -4.46%

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 19 December 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

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Bristol over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 30 (47.62%) Cisco
2 26 (41.27%) Windows
3 25 (39.68%) Linux
4 24 (38.10%) VMware
5 23 (36.51%) Active Directory
6 21 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 19 (30.16%) Data Centre
7 19 (30.16%) LAN
8 18 (28.57%) Microsoft
9 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (23.81%) PowerShell
10 15 (23.81%) VPN
10 15 (23.81%) WAN
11 14 (22.22%) Security Cleared
12 13 (20.63%) SC Cleared
13 12 (19.05%) Load Balancing
13 12 (19.05%) DevOps
14 11 (17.46%) Docker
14 11 (17.46%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (17.46%) Citrix
15 10 (15.87%) Migration
15 10 (15.87%) Continuous Improvement
16 9 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
16 9 (14.29%) Red Hat
16 9 (14.29%) CheckPoint
17 8 (12.70%) OSPF
17 8 (12.70%) Juniper
17 8 (12.70%) SAN
17 8 (12.70%) DNS

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 4 (6.35%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.17%) IIS
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.59%) CMS
4 1 (1.59%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.59%) Maya
2 1 (1.59%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.52%) Office 365
3 5 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (6.35%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (6.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 19 (30.16%) LAN
2 15 (23.81%) VPN
2 15 (23.81%) WAN
3 9 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (12.70%) DNS
4 8 (12.70%) OSPF
4 8 (12.70%) SAN
5 7 (11.11%) BGP
5 7 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (9.52%) MPLS
7 4 (6.35%) ADSL
7 4 (6.35%) Ethernet
7 4 (6.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (6.35%) NetScaler
8 3 (4.76%) HSRP
8 3 (4.76%) NAS
8 3 (4.76%) SNMP
8 3 (4.76%) VDSL
8 3 (4.76%) VLAN
8 3 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) MarkLogic
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
1 4 (6.35%) Jenkins
1 4 (6.35%) Maven
2 1 (1.59%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.59%) NetBeans
2 1 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.59%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.59%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.59%) Rational Team Concert
2 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (12.70%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.76%) Electronics
3 3 (4.76%) Marketing
3 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 15 (23.81%) Network Engineer
2 7 (11.11%) Analyst
2 7 (11.11%) Architect
2 7 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 6 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (9.52%) Systems Support
3 6 (9.52%) Systems Support Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) Active Directory Support
4 5 (7.94%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) Server Support
4 5 (7.94%) Test Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Cisco Support
5 4 (6.35%) Consultant
5 4 (6.35%) Windows Server Support
6 3 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Network Architect
6 3 (4.76%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) XML
2 4 (6.35%) Spring
2 4 (6.35%) Spring Boot
3 2 (3.17%) .NET
3 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.17%) COM
3 2 (3.17%) JSON
3 2 (3.17%) React
3 2 (3.17%) RESTful
4 1 (1.59%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.59%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.59%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.16%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.35%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (6.35%) User Experience
3 1 (1.59%) FMCG
3 1 (1.59%) LIMS
3 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.59%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (41.27%) Windows
2 25 (39.68%) Linux
3 21 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (6.35%) CentOS
6 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.59%) Android
8 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.05%) DevOps
1 12 (19.05%) Load Balancing
2 10 (15.87%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (15.87%) Migration
3 8 (12.70%) Kalman Filter
3 8 (12.70%) Server Management
3 8 (12.70%) Test Strategy
4 7 (11.11%) ITIL
4 7 (11.11%) Microservices
4 7 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 7 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 7 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.35%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (6.35%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (6.35%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.94%) Java
3 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.76%) SQL
4 1 (1.59%) C
4 1 (1.59%) C#
4 1 (1.59%) C++
4 1 (1.59%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 13 (20.63%) SC Cleared
3 9 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (11.11%) CCNP
5 5 (7.94%) CCNA
6 4 (6.35%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.76%) MOS
8 2 (3.17%) CCSE
8 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.59%) CCIE
9 1 (1.59%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) Def Stans
2 1 (1.59%) MISRA
2 1 (1.59%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 23 (36.51%) Active Directory
2 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (17.46%) Docker
4 6 (9.52%) XenServer
5 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.59%) NFS
6 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.59%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.59%) vSphere
6 1 (1.59%) XenApp
6 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) Kubernetes
2 5 (7.94%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (7.94%) Puppet
3 3 (4.76%) SCCM
3 3 (4.76%) vCenter Server
4 2 (3.17%) Nagios
5 1 (1.59%) Ansible
5 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 30 (47.62%) Cisco
2 24 (38.10%) VMware
3 18 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 11 (17.46%) Citrix
5 9 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 9 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 8 (12.70%) Juniper
7 6 (9.52%) McAfee
8 3 (4.76%) F5
8 3 (4.76%) HP
8 3 (4.76%) SAP
8 3 (4.76%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.17%) Forcepoint
9 2 (3.17%) Sophos
10 1 (1.59%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.59%) BT
10 1 (1.59%) IBM
10 1 (1.59%) Nokia
10 1 (1.59%) Siemens
10 1 (1.59%) Splunk