Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 25 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 > Dorset
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 25 40
Rank change year-on-year +5 +15 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 21 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 7.00% 5.08% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.25% 52.38% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 4
Dorset median daily rate £273 £400 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.88% +86.05% -43.61%
10th Percentile £225 £195 £126
90th Percentile £484 £475 £345
South West median daily rate £350 £359 £363
% change year-on-year -2.44% -1.03% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Dorset median hourly rate £39.50 £25.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.90% - -
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 Dorset with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Dorset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 80 42 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 26.67% 9.70% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 27 18
Dorset median daily rate £421 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.36% -2.78% -2.04%
10th Percentile £186 £177 £166
90th Percentile £475 £443 £609
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 25
Dorset median hourly rate £39.50 £25.50 £42.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.90% -39.94% +63.31%
10th Percentile £11.13 £22.05 £17.25
90th Percentile £44.65 £31.15 £49.19
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year -4.55% -15.92% +74.44%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Dorset

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Dorset

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Dorset over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Dorset

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Dorset

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorchester - 6 £250 -
Bournemouth +9 5 £336 -20.88% 1
Wimborne -3 3 - -
Weymouth - 1 - - 1
Firewall
South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 18 (85.71%) Cisco
2 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (52.38%) LAN
4 10 (47.62%) CCNA
5 9 (42.86%) VPN
5 9 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
6 8 (38.10%) Linux
6 8 (38.10%) IPsec
7 7 (33.33%) McAfee
7 7 (33.33%) Unix
7 7 (33.33%) DNS
8 6 (28.57%) Sun
8 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
8 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
8 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
8 6 (28.57%) SQL
8 6 (28.57%) Back Office
8 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (28.57%) IP Telephony
8 6 (28.57%) VAX
9 5 (23.81%) Fortinet
9 5 (23.81%) Network Security
9 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
9 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
9 5 (23.81%) ITIL
10 4 (19.05%) MCSE
10 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (19.05%) CCNP
10 4 (19.05%) Wireless

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.76%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) LAN
2 9 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (42.86%) VPN
3 8 (38.10%) IPsec
4 7 (33.33%) DNS
5 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (28.57%) IP Telephony
6 5 (23.81%) Network Security
7 4 (19.05%) NAS
7 4 (19.05%) OSPF
7 4 (19.05%) SCCP
7 4 (19.05%) Wireless
8 3 (14.29%) Broadband
8 3 (14.29%) DHCP
8 3 (14.29%) HSRP
8 3 (14.29%) MPLS
8 3 (14.29%) SAN
8 3 (14.29%) Unified Communications
8 3 (14.29%) VRRP
8 3 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (28.57%) Back Office
2 3 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.52%) Finance
4 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
4 1 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) IT Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Support
4 3 (14.29%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Network Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Network Support
4 3 (14.29%) Network Support Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) VAX
2 4 (19.05%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) iPad
3 1 (4.76%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 7 (33.33%) Unix
3 3 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Security Architecture
3 3 (14.29%) High Availability
4 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.76%) Microservices
4 1 (4.76%) Network Management
4 1 (4.76%) Proactive Management
4 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.76%) Security Operations
4 1 (4.76%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) Perl
2 1 (4.76%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (47.62%) CCNA
3 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) CCNP
4 4 (19.05%) CISSP
4 4 (19.05%) GIAC
4 4 (19.05%) ISSAP
4 4 (19.05%) MCSE
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) RMADS
2 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Samba
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (14.29%) WSUS
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.76%) Icinga
2 1 (4.76%) Nagios
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) Cisco
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) McAfee
4 6 (28.57%) Sun
5 5 (23.81%) Fortinet
6 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
6 4 (19.05%) Palo Alto
7 3 (14.29%) Avaya
7 3 (14.29%) Meraki
7 3 (14.29%) Nortel
8 2 (9.52%) F5
9 1 (4.76%) Forcepoint
9 1 (4.76%) Juniper
9 1 (4.76%) NetApp
9 1 (4.76%) Oracle
9 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
9 1 (4.76%) VMware