Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 34 46
Rank change year-on-year -31 +12 +31
Contract jobs citing Firewall 63 90 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.04% 4.75% 3.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.65% 28.75% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 59 50
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -
10th Percentile £225 £263 £211
90th Percentile £475 £578 £551
South West median daily rate £400 £363 £365
% change year-on-year +10.34% -0.68% -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 3
Bristol median hourly rate £44.75 £34.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.62% -21.84% +55.36%
10th Percentile £35.08 £31.80 £38.35
90th Percentile £187.50 £34.00 £46.25
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +38.24% +36.00% +19.05%

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 291 313 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 14.02% 16.51% 14.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 203 182
Bristol median daily rate £375 £360 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -11.48%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £200
90th Percentile £475 £538 £538
South West median daily rate £390 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +5.41% +5.71% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 9 20
Bristol median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.79% +14.29% +11.36%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.30 £11.15
90th Percentile £132.00 £38.95 £45.38
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +30.77% -1.52% -15.92%

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 20 October 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 20 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 27 (42.86%) Linux
2 23 (36.51%) Windows
2 23 (36.51%) VMware
3 20 (31.75%) Cisco
3 20 (31.75%) PowerShell
4 18 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 17 (26.98%) Windows Server
6 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
6 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (23.81%) DevOps
8 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
8 13 (20.63%) Data Centre
9 12 (19.05%) VPN
9 12 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (19.05%) ITIL
9 12 (19.05%) LAN
9 12 (19.05%) WAN
10 11 (17.46%) DNS
10 11 (17.46%) Citrix
10 11 (17.46%) Docker
11 10 (15.87%) MPLS
11 10 (15.87%) BGP
12 9 (14.29%) OSPF
12 9 (14.29%) CCNA
12 9 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
12 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
12 9 (14.29%) Load Balancing
13 8 (12.70%) VLAN
13 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
13 8 (12.70%) XenServer

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 7 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.76%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.17%) IIS
4 1 (1.59%) CMS
4 1 (1.59%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.17%) Simulink
2 1 (1.59%) Maya
2 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (11.11%) Office 365
3 4 (6.35%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (6.35%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.59%) IaaS
4 1 (1.59%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.59%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.05%) LAN
1 12 (19.05%) VPN
1 12 (19.05%) WAN
2 11 (17.46%) DNS
3 10 (15.87%) BGP
3 10 (15.87%) MPLS
4 9 (14.29%) OSPF
5 8 (12.70%) Ethernet
5 8 (12.70%) VLAN
6 7 (11.11%) ADSL
7 5 (7.94%) NAS
7 5 (7.94%) SAN
7 5 (7.94%) TCP/IP
7 5 (7.94%) VDSL
7 5 (7.94%) Wireless
8 4 (6.35%) DHCP
8 4 (6.35%) HSRP
8 4 (6.35%) Junos
9 3 (4.76%) Skype
10 2 (3.17%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) MarkLogic
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
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 2 (3.17%) Eclipse
2 2 (3.17%) NetBeans
2 2 (3.17%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (3.17%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (3.17%) Rational Team Concert
3 1 (1.59%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
1 7 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.59%) Electronics
3 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (26.98%) Network Engineer
2 11 (17.46%) Support Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Systems Support
3 8 (12.70%) Systems Support Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Server Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Test Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) LAN Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Network Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) WAN Consultant
7 4 (6.35%) WAN Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Architect
8 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Server Support
8 3 (4.76%) Service Desk Engineer
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%) 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%) COM
4 1 (1.59%) HTML
4 1 (1.59%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.35%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (6.35%) User Experience
3 2 (3.17%) Clustering
3 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.17%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.17%) Replication
4 1 (1.59%) FMCG
4 1 (1.59%) LIMS
4 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (42.86%) Linux
2 23 (36.51%) Windows
3 17 (26.98%) Windows Server
4 6 (9.52%) CentOS
5 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.76%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.59%) Android
8 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.59%) Unix
8 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.81%) DevOps
2 12 (19.05%) ITIL
3 9 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
3 9 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 8 (12.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (11.11%) Microservices
5 7 (11.11%) Migration
5 7 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 7 (11.11%) Server Management
5 7 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 7 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 7 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (9.52%) Service Delivery
7 5 (7.94%) Configuration Management
7 5 (7.94%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (7.94%) Project Management
8 4 (6.35%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 20 (31.75%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.52%) Java
3 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.76%) SQL
4 2 (3.17%) C
4 2 (3.17%) C++
4 2 (3.17%) MATLAB
4 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.59%) C#
5 1 (1.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (14.29%) CCNA
2 9 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
4 7 (11.11%) CCNP
5 4 (6.35%) DV Cleared
5 4 (6.35%) MOS
6 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.59%) CCIE
7 1 (1.59%) CCSE
7 1 (1.59%) MCSA
7 1 (1.59%) MCT
7 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) Def Stans
1 2 (3.17%) MISRA
1 2 (3.17%) MISRA C
1 2 (3.17%) QA
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 16 (25.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (17.46%) Docker
4 8 (12.70%) XenServer
5 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.76%) XenApp
6 2 (3.17%) NFS
6 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.17%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.59%) Firmware
7 1 (1.59%) vSphere
7 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) Kubernetes
1 7 (11.11%) Puppet
2 4 (6.35%) vCenter Server
3 2 (3.17%) Ansible
3 2 (3.17%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.17%) Salt
3 2 (3.17%) Terraform
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.59%) Nagios
4 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.59%) SCCM
4 1 (1.59%) SCOM
4 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (36.51%) VMware
2 20 (31.75%) Cisco
3 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
4 11 (17.46%) Citrix
5 7 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 7 (11.11%) Juniper
6 4 (6.35%) McAfee
6 4 (6.35%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.76%) HP
7 3 (4.76%) SolarWinds
7 3 (4.76%) Sophos
7 3 (4.76%) Veeam
8 2 (3.17%) Atlassian
8 2 (3.17%) Brocade
8 2 (3.17%) Forcepoint
8 2 (3.17%) IBM
8 2 (3.17%) Meraki
8 2 (3.17%) Splunk
8 2 (3.17%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.59%) BT