Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 38 40
Rank change year-on-year -17 +2 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 48 64 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.79% 3.98% 4.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.24% 24.71% 26.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 48 57
Bristol median daily rate £318 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.33% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £200 £261 £296
90th Percentile £485 £550 £486
South West median daily rate £400 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Bristol median hourly rate £37.55 - £27.50
10th Percentile £20.02 - £26.25
90th Percentile £45.61 - £31.75
South West median hourly rate £37.55 £85.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -56.21% +243.00% -5.66%

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 226 259 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 13.15% 16.12% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 175 194
Bristol median daily rate £350 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £178 £228 £203
90th Percentile £489 £538 £479
South West median daily rate £388 £363 £360
% change year-on-year +6.90% +0.69% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 10
Bristol median hourly rate £40.53 £18.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +119.05% +19.35% -32.24%
10th Percentile £16.48 £11.92 £8.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.30 £29.13
South West median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -18.75% +14.29% +66.67%

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Bristol over the 6 months to 21 May 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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Bristol over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 19 (39.58%) Windows
2 17 (35.42%) Active Directory
3 16 (33.33%) LAN
3 16 (33.33%) WAN
4 15 (31.25%) Cisco
5 14 (29.17%) DNS
6 13 (27.08%) Windows Server
7 11 (22.92%) Office 365
7 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
7 11 (22.92%) VMware
8 10 (20.83%) SC Cleared
8 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
9 9 (18.75%) Juniper
9 9 (18.75%) Linux
10 8 (16.67%) ITIL
10 8 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (16.67%) Network Security
11 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
11 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (14.58%) DHCP
11 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
12 6 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (12.50%) Migration
12 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (12.50%) F5
12 6 (12.50%) Windows 10
13 5 (10.42%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (10.42%) Finance

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 (14.58%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.17%) Apache
4 2 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.08%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.92%) Office 365
2 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.08%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.08%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (33.33%) LAN
1 16 (33.33%) WAN
2 14 (29.17%) DNS
3 8 (16.67%) Network Security
4 7 (14.58%) DHCP
5 5 (10.42%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
5 5 (10.42%) VPN
6 4 (8.33%) Skype
6 4 (8.33%) VLAN
7 3 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (6.25%) NAS
7 3 (6.25%) SAN
7 3 (6.25%) Wireless
8 2 (4.17%) Ethernet
8 2 (4.17%) HTTP
8 2 (4.17%) Internet
8 2 (4.17%) Intranet
8 2 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) JMeter
1 2 (4.17%) LoadRunner
1 2 (4.17%) WebPagetest
2 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.08%) NetBeans
2 1 (2.08%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.08%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (2.08%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Back Office
3 2 (4.17%) Front Office
3 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Architect
5 4 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.33%) Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) IT Support
6 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Active Directory Support
6 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (6.25%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Lead DevOps
7 2 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Performance Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) Ajax
1 2 (4.17%) CSS
1 2 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (2.08%) LDAP
2 1 (2.08%) SAML
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Replication
2 3 (6.25%) Clustering
2 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.17%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.17%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.08%) HP Storage
4 1 (2.08%) iPad
4 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.08%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (39.58%) Windows
2 13 (27.08%) Windows Server
3 9 (18.75%) Linux
4 6 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.25%) Unix
6 3 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.17%) CentOS
7 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.08%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.67%) ITIL
1 8 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (12.50%) Migration
3 4 (8.33%) DevOps
3 4 (8.33%) SDLC
4 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.25%) ITIL V3
4 3 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.25%) Security Hardening
5 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.17%) Fault Management
5 2 (4.17%) Information Security
5 2 (4.17%) Load Testing
5 2 (4.17%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (4.17%) Performance Testing
5 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.17%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.17%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.42%) SQL
3 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.08%) C
4 1 (2.08%) C++
4 1 (2.08%) Java
4 1 (2.08%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) SC Cleared
1 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.25%) CCNA
3 3 (6.25%) CCNP
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.17%) MCSA
5 1 (2.08%) APMP
5 1 (2.08%) CISM
5 1 (2.08%) CISSP
5 1 (2.08%) OSCP
5 1 (2.08%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.08%) Def Stans
3 1 (2.08%) GDPR
3 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.08%) MISRA
3 1 (2.08%) MISRA C
3 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.08%) QA
3 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (35.42%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.17%) XenApp
4 2 (4.17%) XenServer
5 1 (2.08%) Firmware
5 1 (2.08%) IAG
5 1 (2.08%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.08%) VMware NSX
5 1 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) SCCM
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (4.17%) Nagios
2 2 (4.17%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.17%) Opsview
2 2 (4.17%) Puppet
2 2 (4.17%) Salt
2 2 (4.17%) SCOM
2 2 (4.17%) Terraform
2 2 (4.17%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.08%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) Cisco
2 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.92%) VMware
3 9 (18.75%) Juniper
4 6 (12.50%) F5
5 5 (10.42%) HP
6 4 (8.33%) Citrix
6 4 (8.33%) McAfee
7 3 (6.25%) IBM
7 3 (6.25%) NetApp
7 3 (6.25%) Oracle
7 3 (6.25%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.17%) AppDynamics
8 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.17%) Sophos
8 2 (4.17%) Veeam
8 2 (4.17%) Zscaler
9 1 (2.08%) Dell
9 1 (2.08%) Symantec
9 1 (2.08%) Veritas