The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 30 33 39
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 16 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 4.86% 3.40% 3.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.07% 23.44% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 4
Median daily rate £285 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.13% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £8.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £24.13
% change year-on-year -4.76% -12.95%  

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 57 64 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 17.33% 14.51% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 24
Median daily rate £269 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.23% -27.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Median hourly rate £43.50 £40.25 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.07% -8.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Gloucestershire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Gloucestershire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Gloucestershire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester -6 5 £315 -11.88%
Cirencester - 5 £305 -
Cheltenham +1 1 £140 -71.28%
Firewall
South West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 18 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 17 (60.71%) Windows
3 14 (50.00%) WAN
4 13 (46.43%) LAN
4 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
5 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
5 11 (39.29%) Cisco
6 9 (32.14%) VMware
6 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (32.14%) VPN
7 8 (28.57%) Hyper-V
7 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 7 (25.00%) Wireless
8 7 (25.00%) Juniper
9 6 (21.43%) DNS
9 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (17.86%) CCNP
10 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
11 4 (14.29%) Finance
11 4 (14.29%) ITIL
11 4 (14.29%) SQL
11 4 (14.29%) CCNA
11 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
11 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
12 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
12 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
12 3 (10.71%) Penetration Testing

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (3.57%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) WAN
2 13 (46.43%) LAN
3 9 (32.14%) VPN
4 7 (25.00%) Wireless
5 6 (21.43%) DNS
6 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
7 3 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (10.71%) ISDN
7 3 (10.71%) Junos
7 3 (10.71%) VLAN
7 3 (10.71%) VoIP
8 2 (7.14%) Broadband
8 2 (7.14%) Internet
8 2 (7.14%) Network Security
8 2 (7.14%) WLAN
9 1 (3.57%) ATM
9 1 (3.57%) DHCP
9 1 (3.57%) MPLS
9 1 (3.57%) SONET
9 1 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 10 (35.71%) Support Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 7 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Network Support
4 5 (17.86%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Build Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
6 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) IT Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) IT Support
6 2 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Network Integration Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.57%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (60.71%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
3 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
2 3 (10.71%) Demand Management
2 3 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 2 (7.14%) Network Design
3 2 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.57%) Open Source
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.57%) Process Improvement
4 1 (3.57%) Project Management
4 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) C++
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 13 (46.43%) SC Cleared
3 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (17.86%) CCNP
5 4 (14.29%) CCNA
5 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
6 3 (10.71%) JNCIA
6 3 (10.71%) JNCIE
6 3 (10.71%) JNCIP
7 2 (7.14%) JNCIS
8 1 (3.57%) CCIE
8 1 (3.57%) MCSA
8 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
4 2 (7.14%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.57%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (3.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Cisco
2 9 (32.14%) VMware
3 7 (25.00%) Juniper
3 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) F5
4 2 (7.14%) Sophos
5 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix
5 1 (3.57%) Computacenter
5 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) Remedy
5 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds