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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
South West / Bristol
Rank 32 36 32
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 35 35 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 4.34% 3.93% 4.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.18% 23.97% 34.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 25
Median daily rate £352 £365 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.56% -5.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £299 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £482 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £24.13
% change year-on-year -4.76% -12.95%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 151 146 117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 18.71% 16.40% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 106 61
Median daily rate £350 £361 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.11% +0.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £493 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.18% +51.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £18.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £30.00 £42.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Bristol

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 27 (42.86%) Cisco
2 19 (30.16%) SC Cleared
2 19 (30.16%) Security Cleared
3 18 (28.57%) Network Security
3 18 (28.57%) WAN
4 17 (26.98%) Data Centre
5 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
5 16 (25.40%) CheckPoint
6 15 (23.81%) Active Directory
6 15 (23.81%) LAN
6 15 (23.81%) VPN
6 15 (23.81%) Windows
7 14 (22.22%) MS Office
8 13 (20.63%) HP
9 12 (19.05%) Nokia
9 12 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
9 12 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (17.46%) F5
10 11 (17.46%) Internet
10 11 (17.46%) SLA
11 10 (15.87%) DNS
11 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
11 10 (15.87%) Wireless
11 10 (15.87%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (12.70%) DHCP
13 8 (12.70%) Linux
13 8 (12.70%) Information Security
14 7 (11.11%) Service Delivery

Firewall
Top Related 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 3 (4.76%) Apache
2 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.17%) nginx
3 1 (1.59%) GlassFish
3 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (22.22%) MS Office
2 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.52%) Office 365
3 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (28.57%) Network Security
1 18 (28.57%) WAN
2 15 (23.81%) LAN
2 15 (23.81%) VPN
3 12 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
4 11 (17.46%) Internet
5 10 (15.87%) DNS
5 10 (15.87%) Wireless
6 9 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (12.70%) DHCP
8 7 (11.11%) TCP/IP
9 6 (9.52%) FWSM
9 6 (9.52%) Unified Communications
10 5 (7.94%) Cisco IPT
10 5 (7.94%) IP Telephony
10 5 (7.94%) MPLS
11 4 (6.35%) VLAN
12 3 (4.76%) BGP
12 3 (4.76%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (3.17%) CouchDB
1 2 (3.17%) Riak
2 1 (1.59%) MySQL
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (4.76%) Manufacturing
1 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (20.63%) Architect
2 12 (19.05%) Analyst
3 9 (14.29%) Consultant
3 9 (14.29%) Network Analyst
3 9 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Cisco Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Security Architect
5 5 (7.94%) Security Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Cisco Security Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Firewall Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Network Security Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Security Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Senior Network Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) Web Services
2 2 (3.17%) .NET
3 1 (1.59%) LAMP
3 1 (1.59%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (26.98%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.94%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.35%) PKI
4 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.76%) FlexPod
5 2 (3.17%) CESG
5 2 (3.17%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (3.17%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.17%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.59%) iPad
6 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.81%) Windows
2 8 (12.70%) Linux
3 6 (9.52%) Unix
4 5 (7.94%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.94%) Windows Server
5 4 (6.35%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.17%) Solaris
8 1 (1.59%) AIX
8 1 (1.59%) CentOS
8 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (15.87%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (12.70%) Information Security
4 7 (11.11%) Demand Management
4 7 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 6 (9.52%) SIEM
6 5 (7.94%) Network Management
6 5 (7.94%) Security Architecture
6 5 (7.94%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (6.35%) Load Balancing
8 3 (4.76%) Analytics
8 3 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (4.76%) ITIL
8 3 (4.76%) Migration
8 3 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (4.76%) OWASP
8 3 (4.76%) Risk Management
8 3 (4.76%) Software Engineering
8 3 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.35%) Java
2 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.17%) Python
3 1 (1.59%) Perl
3 1 (1.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (30.16%) SC Cleared
1 19 (30.16%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.52%) CISSP
3 3 (4.76%) CISMP
3 3 (4.76%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.76%) MCSE
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.17%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (3.17%) CISM
4 2 (3.17%) CLAS
4 2 (3.17%) Degree
4 2 (3.17%) GSEC
5 1 (1.59%) CCNP
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.59%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.59%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.59%) GCIA
5 1 (1.59%) GCIH
5 1 (1.59%) ISSAP
5 1 (1.59%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.46%) SLA
2 3 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.17%) COBIT
3 2 (3.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (3.17%) ISO27002
3 2 (3.17%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 15 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.94%) ISA Server
3 3 (4.76%) Snort
4 2 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.59%) Firmware
5 1 (1.59%) Shibboleth
5 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) SCCM
2 5 (7.94%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (7.94%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (6.35%) Nessus
4 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (3.17%) Nmap
5 2 (3.17%) QRadar
5 2 (3.17%) SCOM
5 2 (3.17%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.59%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (1.59%) RSA enVision
6 1 (1.59%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 27 (42.86%) Cisco
2 16 (25.40%) CheckPoint
2 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
3 13 (20.63%) HP
4 12 (19.05%) Nokia
5 11 (17.46%) F5
6 7 (11.11%) IBM
6 7 (11.11%) Intel Security
7 6 (9.52%) SolarWinds
8 5 (7.94%) CA
8 5 (7.94%) IronPort
9 4 (6.35%) Palo Alto
10 3 (4.76%) Dell
10 3 (4.76%) Juniper
10 3 (4.76%) NetApp
11 2 (3.17%) Blue Coat
11 2 (3.17%) Citrix
11 2 (3.17%) Qualys
11 2 (3.17%) ScanSafe
12 1 (1.59%) Google