The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 8 22
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 4.00% 13.01% 4.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 60.00% 64.00% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 4
Median daily rate £223 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.53% -27.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £300 £429
10% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £379 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Cheltenham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5 25 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 6.67% 20.33% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 23
Median daily rate £195 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +260.14%  
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 Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Cheltenham

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Cheltenham

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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) vCenter Server
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Isilon
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) DMVPN
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (25.00%) HSRP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Email Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 1 (25.00%) GroupWise
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DMVPN
1 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
1 1 (25.00%) HSRP
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) IPsec
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) OSPF
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
1 1 (25.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Build Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) EMC Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) EMC Storage Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365 Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
1 1 (25.00%) Storage Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Email Migration
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Avaya
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Isilon