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 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 39 50
Rank change year-on-year +2 +11  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 43 35 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 5.08% 4.10% 2.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.25% 24.48% 25.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 30 13
Median daily rate £443 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £34.00 - £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £35.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year -9.43% +50.00%  

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 147 143 83
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 17.38% 16.76% 9.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 110 55
Median daily rate £370 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £550 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 5
Median hourly rate £30.25 £12.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.00% -55.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.31 £9.30 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £39.00 £37.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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 June 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 23 June 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 37 (47.44%) Cisco
2 29 (37.18%) Security Cleared
3 28 (35.90%) SC Cleared
4 20 (25.64%) Penetration Testing
5 19 (24.36%) HP
5 19 (24.36%) WAN
6 18 (23.08%) VPN
6 18 (23.08%) Data Centre
7 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
7 17 (21.79%) Linux
7 17 (21.79%) F5
8 16 (20.51%) LAN
8 16 (20.51%) CheckPoint
9 15 (19.23%) Network Security
9 15 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (17.95%) Windows
11 12 (15.38%) VMware
11 12 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
11 12 (15.38%) CISSP
11 12 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (14.10%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (14.10%) IBM
12 11 (14.10%) Nokia
12 11 (14.10%) Unix
13 10 (12.82%) Oracle
13 10 (12.82%) Tomcat
13 10 (12.82%) TCP/IP
13 10 (12.82%) Internet
13 10 (12.82%) Active Directory
13 10 (12.82%) Wi-Fi

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 10 (12.82%) Tomcat
2 7 (8.97%) Apache
3 6 (7.69%) iPlanet
3 6 (7.69%) JBoss
3 6 (7.69%) Oracle Application Server
3 6 (7.69%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.28%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.28%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.28%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.28%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 12 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.69%) Office 365
3 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.36%) WAN
2 18 (23.08%) VPN
3 16 (20.51%) LAN
4 15 (19.23%) Network Security
5 11 (14.10%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (12.82%) Internet
6 10 (12.82%) TCP/IP
6 10 (12.82%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (11.54%) DNS
8 8 (10.26%) DHCP
8 8 (10.26%) Wireless
9 7 (8.97%) Cisco IPT
9 7 (8.97%) IP Telephony
9 7 (8.97%) MPLS
9 7 (8.97%) Unified Communications
10 5 (6.41%) BGP
10 5 (6.41%) FWSM
10 5 (6.41%) OSPF
11 4 (5.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.28%) MySQL
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (8.97%) Finance
2 3 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.28%) German Language
3 1 (1.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (21.79%) Analyst
2 13 (16.67%) Consultant
3 10 (12.82%) Network Analyst
3 10 (12.82%) Network Engineer
3 10 (12.82%) Security Analyst
4 7 (8.97%) Architect
4 7 (8.97%) Cisco Analyst
4 7 (8.97%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 5 (6.41%) Check Point Analyst
5 5 (6.41%) Cisco Security Analyst
5 5 (6.41%) Firewall Analyst
5 5 (6.41%) Network Security Analyst
5 5 (6.41%) Principal Consultant
5 5 (6.41%) Security Consultant
5 5 (6.41%) SOC Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Senior Network Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Solaris Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.69%) J2EE
2 4 (5.13%) Web Services
3 1 (1.28%) LAMP
3 1 (1.28%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.69%) Clustering
3 5 (6.41%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.13%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.85%) CESG
5 3 (3.85%) FlexPod
6 2 (2.56%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.56%) PKI
7 1 (1.28%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.79%) Linux
2 14 (17.95%) Windows
3 11 (14.10%) Unix
4 8 (10.26%) Solaris
5 6 (7.69%) AIX
5 6 (7.69%) HPUX
6 5 (6.41%) SUSE
6 5 (6.41%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.56%) CentOS
7 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.64%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (12.82%) Virtual Environments
4 9 (11.54%) Information Security
4 9 (11.54%) ITIL
5 8 (10.26%) Proactive Monitoring
6 7 (8.97%) High Availability
6 7 (8.97%) Network Management
6 7 (8.97%) Service Delivery
6 7 (8.97%) SIEM
7 6 (7.69%) Coaching
7 6 (7.69%) Demand Management
7 6 (7.69%) Load Balancing
7 6 (7.69%) Security Architecture
8 4 (5.13%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.13%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.13%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 3 (3.85%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.85%) Risk Management
9 3 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.85%) Java
2 2 (2.56%) Perl
3 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.28%) C-shell
3 1 (1.28%) Korn
3 1 (1.28%) PHP
3 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (37.18%) Security Cleared
2 28 (35.90%) SC Cleared
3 12 (15.38%) CISSP
4 8 (10.26%) DV Cleared
5 6 (7.69%) CREST Certified
5 6 (7.69%) GCIA
5 6 (7.69%) GCIH
5 6 (7.69%) SANS
6 4 (5.13%) CCNP
6 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (5.13%) CISMP
7 3 (3.85%) GSEC
7 3 (3.85%) MCSE
7 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.56%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (2.56%) CISM
8 2 (2.56%) CLAS
8 2 (2.56%) Degree
8 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (10.26%) SLA
3 4 (5.13%) COBIT
3 4 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 4 (5.13%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (2.56%) PMO
4 2 (2.56%) RMADS
System Software
1 12 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (12.82%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.69%) Snort
4 5 (6.41%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.41%) ISA Server
4 5 (6.41%) KVM
4 5 (6.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.85%) vSphere
6 3 (3.85%) XenServer
7 2 (2.56%) Samba
8 1 (1.28%) Docker
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.28%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 10 (12.82%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (8.97%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (8.97%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 6 (7.69%) RSA enVision
4 5 (6.41%) SCCM
5 4 (5.13%) SCOM
5 4 (5.13%) SCOrch
6 3 (3.85%) Nessus
6 3 (3.85%) Puppet
7 2 (2.56%) Nmap
7 2 (2.56%) WSUS
8 1 (1.28%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (1.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (1.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (1.28%) Nexpose
8 1 (1.28%) OpenView
8 1 (1.28%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 37 (47.44%) Cisco
2 19 (24.36%) HP
3 17 (21.79%) F5
3 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
4 16 (20.51%) CheckPoint
5 12 (15.38%) VMware
6 11 (14.10%) IBM
6 11 (14.10%) Nokia
7 10 (12.82%) McAfee
7 10 (12.82%) Oracle
8 8 (10.26%) SolarWinds
9 7 (8.97%) ArcSight
9 7 (8.97%) CA
9 7 (8.97%) IronPort
10 6 (7.69%) Dell
10 6 (7.69%) LogRhythm
10 6 (7.69%) Red Hat
10 6 (7.69%) Splunk
10 6 (7.69%) Sun
11 5 (6.41%) PlateSpin