Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 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.

Firewall
South West > Bristol
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 47 70
Rank change year-on-year +12 +23 -19
Contract jobs citing Firewall 90 63 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 4.59% 3.73% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.85% 25.93% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 42 17
Bristol median daily rate £355 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +3.45% -9.38%
10th Percentile £224 £219 £267
90th Percentile £593 £600 £585
South West median daily rate £344 £375 £355
% change year-on-year -8.33% +5.63% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Bristol median hourly rate £34.00 £41.75 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.56% +8.44% +92.50%
South West median hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year +36.00% -34.64% +61.05%

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 312 243 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 15.93% 14.39% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 168 114
Bristol median daily rate £350 £336 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.09% -10.33% -
10th Percentile £178 £200 £240
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
South West median daily rate £370 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +5.71% -3.45% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 15
Bristol median hourly rate £28.00 £31.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.81% +17.59% +83.05%
10th Percentile £12.30 £17.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £38.95 £45.38 £83.00
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year -4.55% -16.72% +80.11%

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 November 2017.

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 20 November 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 47 (52.22%) Linux
2 42 (46.67%) Windows
3 33 (36.67%) Oracle
3 33 (36.67%) Cisco
4 29 (32.22%) Unix
5 27 (30.00%) Tomcat
5 27 (30.00%) F5
6 24 (26.67%) VMware
7 23 (25.56%) Apache
8 19 (21.11%) IIS
8 19 (21.11%) TCP/IP
8 19 (21.11%) Load Balancing
8 19 (21.11%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (20.00%) LAN
9 18 (20.00%) Analytics
10 17 (18.89%) WAN
10 17 (18.89%) WebLogic
11 16 (17.78%) ITIL
11 16 (17.78%) Active Directory
11 16 (17.78%) Finance
12 15 (16.67%) IBM
12 15 (16.67%) Network Security
13 14 (15.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 14 (15.56%) Artifactory
13 14 (15.56%) DevOps
14 13 (14.44%) Service Delivery
14 13 (14.44%) DNS
14 13 (14.44%) Solaris
14 13 (14.44%) Security Cleared
15 12 (13.33%) Hyper-V

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 27 (30.00%) Tomcat
2 23 (25.56%) Apache
3 19 (21.11%) IIS
4 17 (18.89%) WebLogic
5 11 (12.22%) JBoss
6 10 (11.11%) CICS
7 8 (8.89%) iPlanet
7 8 (8.89%) Oracle Application Server
8 7 (7.78%) MS Exchange
9 5 (5.56%) EPiServer
10 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
10 3 (3.33%) Skype for Business
11 2 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (1.11%) MQSeries
12 1 (1.11%) OpenStack
12 1 (1.11%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.22%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (10.00%) Adobe Analytics
3 6 (6.67%) Office 365
3 6 (6.67%) PaaS
4 5 (5.56%) IaaS
5 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.11%) TCP/IP
2 18 (20.00%) LAN
3 17 (18.89%) WAN
4 15 (16.67%) Network Security
5 13 (14.44%) DNS
6 12 (13.33%) BIG-IP
6 12 (13.33%) VPN
7 10 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 9 (10.00%) DHCP
9 8 (8.89%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (8.89%) VLAN
10 6 (6.67%) HTTP
10 6 (6.67%) MPLS
10 6 (6.67%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (4.44%) LDAP
11 4 (4.44%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (3.33%) Multicast
12 3 (3.33%) NAS
12 3 (3.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.11%) DB2
2 6 (6.67%) MySQL
2 6 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 5 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (15.56%) Artifactory
2 10 (11.11%) webpack
3 9 (10.00%) Bitbucket
3 9 (10.00%) JIRA
3 9 (10.00%) TeamCity
4 5 (5.56%) Hudson
4 5 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 16 (17.78%) Finance
2 11 (12.22%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.33%) Banking
3 3 (3.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Billing
4 1 (1.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 14 (15.56%) Consultant
1 14 (15.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (11.11%) Analyst
3 9 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 8 (8.89%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (8.89%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 7 (7.78%) Administrator
5 7 (7.78%) DevOps Consultant
5 7 (7.78%) Firewall Engineer
5 7 (7.78%) Security Consultant
6 6 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Analytics Consultant
6 6 (6.67%) Core Network Consultant
6 6 (6.67%) Data Analytics Consultant
6 6 (6.67%) Data Consultant
6 6 (6.67%) Network Consultant
6 6 (6.67%) Network Security Consultant
6 6 (6.67%) Solaris Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.33%) J2EE
2 10 (11.11%) Node.js
2 10 (11.11%) React
2 10 (11.11%) Spring
2 10 (11.11%) Spring Boot
3 7 (7.78%) .NET
3 7 (7.78%) Web Services
4 4 (4.44%) CSS
4 4 (4.44%) Middleware
5 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.22%) SAML
7 1 (1.11%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.22%) Clustering
2 10 (11.11%) DataPower
2 10 (11.11%) Mainframe
3 8 (8.89%) Data Centre
4 7 (7.78%) Public Cloud
5 6 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (6.67%) User Experience
6 5 (5.56%) Replication
6 5 (5.56%) Virtual Team
7 3 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.33%) PKI
8 2 (2.22%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.22%) N-Tier
9 1 (1.11%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.11%) CESG
9 1 (1.11%) Grid Computing
9 1 (1.11%) iPhone
9 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.11%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (52.22%) Linux
2 42 (46.67%) Windows
3 29 (32.22%) Unix
4 13 (14.44%) Solaris
5 12 (13.33%) Windows Server
6 7 (7.78%) AIX
6 7 (7.78%) HPUX
7 6 (6.67%) SUSE
7 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.11%) Android
10 1 (1.11%) CentOS
10 1 (1.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.11%) Load Balancing
2 18 (20.00%) Analytics
3 16 (17.78%) ITIL
4 14 (15.56%) DevOps
5 13 (14.44%) Service Delivery
6 11 (12.22%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (11.11%) High Availability
7 10 (11.11%) Microservices
8 8 (8.89%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (8.89%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (8.89%) Risk Management
9 7 (7.78%) Data Analytics
9 7 (7.78%) Problem Management
9 7 (7.78%) SIEM
10 6 (6.67%) Open Source
10 6 (6.67%) Release Management
10 6 (6.67%) Time Management
11 5 (5.56%) Information Security
11 5 (5.56%) Network Design
12 4 (4.44%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.22%) Java
2 6 (6.67%) Shell Script
2 6 (6.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 3 (3.33%) SQL
4 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.11%) C-shell
5 1 (1.11%) Korn
5 1 (1.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (14.44%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.22%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.11%) CISSP
4 9 (10.00%) CISM
5 8 (8.89%) Degree
6 6 (6.67%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (6.67%) Security+ Certification
7 5 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (5.56%) MySQL Certification
8 4 (4.44%) CCNP
9 3 (3.33%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.22%) OSCP
10 2 (2.22%) SANS
11 1 (1.11%) CCNA
11 1 (1.11%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (1.11%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (1.11%) CLAS
11 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 6 (6.67%) QA
3 3 (3.33%) SLA
4 2 (2.22%) GDPR
4 2 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.11%) PMO
5 1 (1.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 19 (21.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (17.78%) Active Directory
3 12 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 11 (12.22%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (7.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 6 (6.67%) ISA Server
6 6 (6.67%) KVM
7 5 (5.56%) BitLocker
7 5 (5.56%) vSphere
8 3 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.33%) XenServer
9 2 (2.22%) IAG
9 2 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (2.22%) Samba
9 2 (2.22%) XenApp
10 1 (1.11%) Docker
10 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) Kibana
1 6 (6.67%) logstash
2 5 (5.56%) Puppet
3 4 (4.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (4.44%) WSUS
4 3 (3.33%) SCCM
4 3 (3.33%) SCOM
5 2 (2.22%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.22%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (2.22%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.22%) Nessus
5 2 (2.22%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.11%) Ansible
6 1 (1.11%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.11%) Nexpose
6 1 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 33 (36.67%) Cisco
1 33 (36.67%) Oracle
2 27 (30.00%) F5
3 24 (26.67%) VMware
4 15 (16.67%) IBM
5 10 (11.11%) HP
5 10 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 9 (10.00%) Adobe
6 9 (10.00%) Green Hat
6 9 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 9 (10.00%) Veritas
7 8 (8.89%) CheckPoint
7 8 (8.89%) Citrix
7 8 (8.89%) Sun
8 6 (6.67%) PlateSpin
8 6 (6.67%) Sophos
9 4 (4.44%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.44%) Veeam
10 3 (3.33%) Blue Coat
10 3 (3.33%) Juniper