Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 37 49
Rank change year-on-year -27 +12 +10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 61 78 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.23% 4.54% 3.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.60% 26.44% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 54 50
Bristol median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £225 £274 £258
90th Percentile £475 £546 £550
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 3
Bristol median hourly rate £47.00 £34.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.24% -21.84% +61.11%
10th Percentile £23.42 £31.80 £38.35
90th Percentile £187.50 £34.00 £46.25
South West median hourly rate £43.88 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +29.04% +36.00% -10.71%

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 248 295 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 13.14% 17.17% 16.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 200 206
Bristol median daily rate £368 £352 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.33% +0.64% -2.78%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £206
90th Percentile £475 £520 £534
South West median daily rate £375 £366 £360
% change year-on-year +2.39% +1.74% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 9 19
Bristol median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.79% +14.29% +3.16%
10th Percentile £16.60 £11.33 £9.50
90th Percentile £90.38 £34.65 £44.05
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +5.00% +19.40% +11.67%

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 14 August 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 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in Bristol

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 23 (37.70%) Active Directory
2 21 (34.43%) VMware
3 20 (32.79%) Cisco
3 20 (32.79%) Windows
4 19 (31.15%) Linux
5 16 (26.23%) LAN
5 16 (26.23%) WAN
6 14 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (21.31%) PowerShell
8 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
8 12 (19.67%) ITIL
8 12 (19.67%) Windows Server
9 11 (18.03%) MPLS
9 11 (18.03%) BGP
10 10 (16.39%) OSPF
10 10 (16.39%) Ethernet
10 10 (16.39%) DNS
10 10 (16.39%) VPN
10 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
11 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
11 9 (14.75%) Office 365
11 9 (14.75%) VLAN
11 9 (14.75%) Citrix
11 9 (14.75%) Juniper
11 9 (14.75%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (14.75%) SharePoint
11 9 (14.75%) DevOps
12 8 (13.11%) ADSL
12 8 (13.11%) CCNA
12 8 (13.11%) DHCP

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 9 (14.75%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.56%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.28%) Apache
3 2 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.28%) IIS
3 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.64%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.64%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.92%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.28%) Simulink
4 1 (1.64%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.75%) Office 365
2 7 (11.48%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (6.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (6.56%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.64%) IaaS
5 1 (1.64%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.23%) LAN
1 16 (26.23%) WAN
2 11 (18.03%) BGP
2 11 (18.03%) MPLS
3 10 (16.39%) DNS
3 10 (16.39%) Ethernet
3 10 (16.39%) OSPF
3 10 (16.39%) VPN
4 9 (14.75%) VLAN
5 8 (13.11%) ADSL
5 8 (13.11%) DHCP
5 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
6 6 (9.84%) NAS
6 6 (9.84%) SAN
6 6 (9.84%) Wireless
7 5 (8.20%) Junos
7 5 (8.20%) VDSL
8 4 (6.56%) HSRP
8 4 (6.56%) Network Security
8 4 (6.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) MarkLogic
2 2 (3.28%) MySQL
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
1 4 (6.56%) Jenkins
1 4 (6.56%) Maven
2 2 (3.28%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.28%) JMeter
2 2 (3.28%) LoadRunner
2 2 (3.28%) NetBeans
2 2 (3.28%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (3.28%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (3.28%) Rational Team Concert
2 2 (3.28%) WebPagetest
3 1 (1.64%) Dreamweaver
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 6 (9.84%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.28%) Back Office
3 2 (3.28%) Banking
3 2 (3.28%) Front Office
3 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Network Engineer
2 10 (16.39%) Support Engineer
3 7 (11.48%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Systems Support
4 6 (9.84%) Systems Support Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Consultant
5 5 (8.20%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) LAN Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Network Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) WAN Consultant
6 4 (6.56%) WAN Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Active Directory Support
7 3 (4.92%) Architect
7 3 (4.92%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) XML
2 4 (6.56%) Spring
2 4 (6.56%) Spring Boot
3 3 (4.92%) HTML
4 2 (3.28%) Ajax
4 2 (3.28%) CSS
4 2 (3.28%) LDAP
5 1 (1.64%) COM
5 1 (1.64%) SAML
5 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Data Centre
1 6 (9.84%) User Experience
2 4 (6.56%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (6.56%) Replication
3 3 (4.92%) Clustering
3 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.28%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.64%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.64%) FMCG
5 1 (1.64%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.64%) iPad
5 1 (1.64%) LIMS
5 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.64%) PKI
5 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.79%) Windows
2 19 (31.15%) Linux
3 12 (19.67%) Windows Server
4 6 (9.84%) CentOS
4 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (8.20%) Windows 10
6 4 (6.56%) Unix
6 4 (6.56%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.64%) Android
8 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) ITIL
2 9 (14.75%) DevOps
3 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (9.84%) Programme Management
4 6 (9.84%) Service Delivery
5 5 (8.20%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.20%) Project Management
5 5 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (6.56%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.56%) Continuous Deployment
6 4 (6.56%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (6.56%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.56%) SDLC
6 4 (6.56%) Threat Detection
7 3 (4.92%) Antivirus Management
7 3 (4.92%) Break/Fix
7 3 (4.92%) Information Security
7 3 (4.92%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.31%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.84%) Java
3 3 (4.92%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.92%) SQL
4 2 (3.28%) C
4 2 (3.28%) C++
4 2 (3.28%) MATLAB
4 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.75%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
3 8 (13.11%) CCNA
4 5 (8.20%) CCNP
5 4 (6.56%) MOS
6 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.64%) APMP
7 1 (1.64%) CISM
7 1 (1.64%) CISSP
7 1 (1.64%) MCSA
7 1 (1.64%) MCT
7 1 (1.64%) OSCP
7 1 (1.64%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
2 2 (3.28%) Def Stans
2 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.28%) MISRA
2 2 (3.28%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.64%) GDPR
3 1 (1.64%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (37.70%) Active Directory
2 14 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.84%) XenServer
4 4 (6.56%) Docker
5 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.92%) XenApp
6 2 (3.28%) Firmware
6 2 (3.28%) NFS
6 2 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.28%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.64%) IAG
7 1 (1.64%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.64%) vSphere
7 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) Puppet
2 4 (6.56%) vCenter Server
3 3 (4.92%) SCCM
3 3 (4.92%) SCOM
4 2 (3.28%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.28%) Nagios
4 2 (3.28%) Opsview
4 2 (3.28%) Salt
4 2 (3.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (3.28%) Terraform
5 1 (1.64%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.64%) Ansible
5 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 21 (34.43%) VMware
2 20 (32.79%) Cisco
3 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
4 9 (14.75%) Citrix
4 9 (14.75%) Juniper
5 7 (11.48%) HP
6 6 (9.84%) CheckPoint
7 5 (8.20%) McAfee
8 4 (6.56%) Red Hat
8 4 (6.56%) Veeam
9 3 (4.92%) IBM
9 3 (4.92%) Oracle
9 3 (4.92%) SolarWinds
9 3 (4.92%) Sophos
10 2 (3.28%) Atlassian
10 2 (3.28%) Brocade
10 2 (3.28%) Forcepoint
10 2 (3.28%) Meraki
10 2 (3.28%) Splunk
10 2 (3.28%) WatchGuard