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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 20 30
Contract jobs citing Firewall 0 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset - 2.93% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 31.82% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 3
Median daily rate - £268 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.88 £20.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year -1.85% -26.36%  

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 Dorset with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 4 22 22
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 4.30% 9.21% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 11
Median daily rate £328 £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.09% +22.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £29.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 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 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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 8 (80.00%) ITIL
1 8 (80.00%) VPN
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) LAN
3 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (50.00%) Juniper
3 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Android
4 4 (40.00%) Apple iOS
4 4 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (40.00%) OSPF
4 4 (40.00%) BGP
4 4 (40.00%) X.509
4 4 (40.00%) MS Office
4 4 (40.00%) DNS
4 4 (40.00%) DHCP
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (20.00%) Wireless
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) Network Design
6 2 (20.00%) VLAN
6 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
6 2 (20.00%) VPLS
6 2 (20.00%) Network Security
6 2 (20.00%) Network Management

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:

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) VPN
2 6 (60.00%) LAN
3 5 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (40.00%) BGP
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (40.00%) DHCP
4 4 (40.00%) DNS
4 4 (40.00%) OSPF
4 4 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (40.00%) X.509
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (20.00%) FabricPath
5 2 (20.00%) Internet
5 2 (20.00%) NetScreen
5 2 (20.00%) Network Security
5 2 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (20.00%) SSL
5 2 (20.00%) VLAN
5 2 (20.00%) VPLS
5 2 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Juniper Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Support
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SOC Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Software Integration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Android
2 4 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Network Design
3 2 (20.00%) Network Management
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (10.00%) Security Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Security Operations
4 1 (10.00%) SIEM
4 1 (10.00%) Use Case
4 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (20.00%) CCNA
3 2 (20.00%) CCNP
4 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (10.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco
1 5 (50.00%) Juniper
2 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (20.00%) Fortinet
2 2 (20.00%) Palo Alto
2 2 (20.00%) SonicWALL
2 2 (20.00%) WatchGuard
3 1 (10.00%) arcserve
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Intel Security
3 1 (10.00%) LogRhythm
3 1 (10.00%) VMware