The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 27 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 34 56
Rank change year-on-year +6 +22  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 27 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 5.06% 3.78% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.06% 18.95% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 7
Median daily rate £180 £365 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.68% +108.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £33.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year - +45.05%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 77 95 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 14.42% 19.96% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 55 42
Median daily rate £300 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £313 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 1
Median hourly rate £18.77 £22.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.51% +62.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in South Wales

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in South Wales over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in South Wales

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in South Wales

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 27 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
Cardiff +14 22 £180 -52.00% 3
Caerphilly -2 3 £180 -52.63%
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 £400 -
Firewall
Wales

For the 6 months to 27 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 51 (91.07%) Cisco
2 37 (66.07%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (58.93%) ITIL
4 31 (55.36%) CCNA
5 30 (53.57%) Microsoft
6 28 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 26 (46.43%) HP
7 26 (46.43%) HP Data Protector
8 23 (41.07%) Windows
8 23 (41.07%) Tivoli
8 23 (41.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 23 (41.07%) VMware
9 19 (33.93%) Windows Server
10 18 (32.14%) Internet
11 17 (30.36%) SLA
12 15 (26.79%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (26.79%) Citrix
13 13 (23.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
15 11 (19.64%) MS Exchange
15 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
16 10 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
16 10 (17.86%) Juniper
17 9 (16.07%) CCNP
17 9 (16.07%) Cisco ASA
17 9 (16.07%) F5
18 8 (14.29%) Blue Coat
18 8 (14.29%) ProxySG
18 8 (14.29%) Linux
19 7 (12.50%) McAfee

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 11 (19.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 18 (32.14%) Internet
2 9 (16.07%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (12.50%) LAN
3 7 (12.50%) WAN
4 6 (10.71%) Wireless
5 4 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (7.14%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (5.36%) Network Security
6 3 (5.36%) VPN
7 2 (3.57%) BGP
7 2 (3.57%) EIGRP
7 2 (3.57%) FCoE
8 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.79%) L2TP
8 1 (1.79%) MPLS
8 1 (1.79%) OSPF
8 1 (1.79%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.79%) VLAN
8 1 (1.79%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (1.79%) Finance
1 1 (1.79%) Multimedia
1 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 23 (41.07%) Support Engineer
3 18 (32.14%) Technical Support
4 17 (30.36%) Technical Engineer
5 14 (25.00%) Technical Support Engineer
6 12 (21.43%) Network Support
6 12 (21.43%) Network Support Engineer
7 8 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (14.29%) Server Engineer
8 7 (12.50%) Server Support
9 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 6 (10.71%) Server Support Engineer
10 5 (8.93%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (8.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 4 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
11 4 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Engineer
11 4 (7.14%) 1st Line Technical Support
11 4 (7.14%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
11 4 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (7.14%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) COM
1 1 (1.79%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.36%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.07%) Windows
2 19 (33.93%) Windows Server
3 8 (14.29%) Linux
4 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.14%) AIX
6 2 (3.57%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (58.93%) ITIL
2 6 (10.71%) Change Control
3 4 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 4 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (5.36%) Service Management
5 1 (1.79%) Data Protection
5 1 (1.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.79%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (1.79%) Line Management
5 1 (1.79%) Load Balancing
5 1 (1.79%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (1.79%) Network Architecture
5 1 (1.79%) Network Design
5 1 (1.79%) Performance Management
5 1 (1.79%) Power Management
5 1 (1.79%) Risk Management
5 1 (1.79%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.79%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.79%) SIEM
5 1 (1.79%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 37 (66.07%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (55.36%) CCNA
3 15 (26.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (23.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
7 9 (16.07%) CCNP
8 4 (7.14%) CCIE
9 1 (1.79%) CCIP
9 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (30.36%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.29%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.79%) pfSense
4 1 (1.79%) Snort
4 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (46.43%) HP Data Protector
2 23 (41.07%) Tivoli
2 23 (41.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (5.36%) Nagios
Vendors
1 51 (91.07%) Cisco
2 30 (53.57%) Microsoft
3 26 (46.43%) HP
4 23 (41.07%) VMware
5 15 (26.79%) Citrix
6 10 (17.86%) Juniper
7 9 (16.07%) F5
8 8 (14.29%) Blue Coat
9 7 (12.50%) Fortinet
9 7 (12.50%) McAfee
10 4 (7.14%) CheckPoint
11 3 (5.36%) Brocade
12 1 (1.79%) MikroTik
12 1 (1.79%) SonicWALL
12 1 (1.79%) Symantec
12 1 (1.79%) Veritas
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