The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 25 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 West / Somerset
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 26 35
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 9 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 4.33% 3.73% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.50% 26.47% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 0
Median daily rate £375 £311 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.48% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £21.75 -
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 Somerset with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 40 34 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 19.23% 14.11% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 16
Median daily rate £375 £300 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -22.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £258 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £325 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 6
Median hourly rate £47.50 £21.75 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.39% +7.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £16.10 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £20.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Somerset

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Somerset over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Somerset

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Somerset

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Taunton -7 6 £363 -51.66%
Street +2 1 £575 +84.00%
Clevedon 0 1 - -
Firewall
South West

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

1 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 10 (52.63%) Cisco
3 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (26.32%) Windows
3 5 (26.32%) LDAP
3 5 (26.32%) Kerberos
3 5 (26.32%) Programme Management
3 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (26.32%) Network Security
3 5 (26.32%) Hadoop
3 5 (26.32%) Cloudera
3 5 (26.32%) IaaS
3 5 (26.32%) Ansible
3 5 (26.32%) DevOps
3 5 (26.32%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) SLA
4 4 (21.05%) AIX
4 4 (21.05%) IBM
4 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
5 3 (15.79%) Sophos
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.79%) CCNA
5 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) VMware
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.79%) VLAN

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 3 (15.79%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) IaaS
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Kerberos
1 5 (26.32%) LDAP
1 5 (26.32%) Network Security
2 3 (15.79%) VLAN
3 2 (10.53%) LAN
3 2 (10.53%) WAN
3 2 (10.53%) Wireless
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (5.26%) DHCP
4 1 (5.26%) SAN
4 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
4 1 (5.26%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) Hadoop
2 3 (15.79%) Apache Hive
2 3 (15.79%) HBase
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
1 2 (10.53%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (10.53%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (10.53%) Electronics
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
1 2 (10.53%) Marketing
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) DevOps Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Environment Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Unix Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Windows
3 4 (21.05%) AIX
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.26%) Solaris
6 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (26.32%) Continuous Delivery
1 5 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (26.32%) DevOps
1 5 (26.32%) Programme Management
2 3 (15.79%) Continuous Deployment
2 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.53%) Process Management
3 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Coaching
4 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.26%) Network Design
4 1 (5.26%) Server Building
4 1 (5.26%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) CCNA
4 2 (10.53%) CCNP
4 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) MCSE
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
2 3 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
1 3 (15.79%) HDFS
2 2 (10.53%) Docker
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Ansible
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco
2 5 (26.32%) Cloudera
3 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
3 4 (21.05%) IBM
4 3 (15.79%) F5
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) Sophos
4 3 (15.79%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) Palo Alto
5 2 (10.53%) SAP
6 1 (5.26%) McAfee
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle
6 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds