The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 27 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 Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 32 36
Rank change year-on-year +14 +4  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 22 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 6.71% 2.49% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.00% 17.07% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 5
Median daily rate £180 £375 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.00% +114.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £33.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year - +45.05%  

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 Cardiff with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 55 41 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 16.77% 14.59% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 26 25
Median daily rate £280 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £325 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £15.39 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Cardiff

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Cardiff over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Cardiff

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 29 (90.63%) Cisco
2 25 (78.13%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (71.88%) ITIL
4 22 (68.75%) CCNA
5 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
6 18 (56.25%) VMware
7 17 (53.13%) HP Data Protector
7 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
7 17 (53.13%) HP
8 14 (43.75%) Tivoli
8 14 (43.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 14 (43.75%) SLA
8 14 (43.75%) Citrix
9 13 (40.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 12 (37.50%) Internet
11 11 (34.38%) Windows
11 11 (34.38%) Windows Server
12 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
13 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (25.00%) Juniper
15 7 (21.88%) Linux
16 6 (18.75%) CCNP
16 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
17 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
17 4 (12.50%) Wireless
17 4 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
17 4 (12.50%) LAN
17 4 (12.50%) AIX
17 4 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) Internet
2 8 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
3 4 (12.50%) LAN
3 4 (12.50%) Wireless
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (9.38%) WAN
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.13%) Network Security
5 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Network Engineer
2 17 (53.13%) Support Engineer
3 12 (37.50%) Network Support
3 12 (37.50%) Network Support Engineer
4 11 (34.38%) Technical Engineer
5 10 (31.25%) Technical Support
6 8 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (25.00%) Server Engineer
6 8 (25.00%) Technical Support Engineer
7 7 (21.88%) Server Support
8 6 (18.75%) Server Support Engineer
9 4 (12.50%) 1st Line Engineer
9 4 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 4 (12.50%) 1st Line Technical Support
9 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
9 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (6.25%) Cisco Support
10 2 (6.25%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) COM
1 1 (3.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Windows
1 11 (34.38%) Windows Server
2 7 (21.88%) Linux
3 4 (12.50%) AIX
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.38%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (9.38%) Service Management
4 1 (3.13%) Knowledge Management
Qualifications
1 25 (78.13%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (68.75%) CCNA
3 13 (40.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (18.75%) CCNP
4 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (9.38%) CCIE
6 1 (3.13%) CCIP
6 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (43.75%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
2 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (53.13%) HP Data Protector
2 14 (43.75%) Tivoli
2 14 (43.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (9.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (90.63%) Cisco
2 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 18 (56.25%) VMware
4 17 (53.13%) HP
5 14 (43.75%) Citrix
6 8 (25.00%) Juniper
7 3 (9.38%) Brocade
8 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
8 2 (6.25%) F5
9 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
9 1 (3.13%) MikroTik
9 1 (3.13%) SonicWALL
9 1 (3.13%) Symantec
9 1 (3.13%) Veritas
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