Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 30 66
Rank change year-on-year -23 +36 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 24 68 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.55% 6.04% 2.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.79% 32.54% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 52 28
South Wales median daily rate £275 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +15.38% -23.53%
10th Percentile £175 £214 £163
90th Percentile £378 £473 £440
Wales median daily rate £275 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -26.67% +15.38% -23.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
South Wales median hourly rate - £13.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -55.00% -
Wales median hourly rate - £13.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year - -55.00% -

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 152 209 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 16.15% 18.58% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 141 176
South Wales median daily rate £325 £393 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.20% +19.85% -12.67%
10th Percentile £152 £206 £216
90th Percentile £450 £506 £475
Wales median daily rate £325 £396 £340
% change year-on-year -17.98% +16.54% -12.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 5
South Wales median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +100.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.43 £12.75 £11.03
90th Percentile £35.69 £77.50 £27.80
Wales median hourly rate £12.86 £28.00 £10.75
% change year-on-year -54.07% +160.47% -32.81%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
Cardiff -15 13 £180 -52.00% 2
Newport +18 5 £350 +83.01%
Caerphilly - 2 £278 - 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 £400 -
Firewall
Wales

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

1 16 (66.67%) Cisco
2 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 15 (62.50%) VMware
3 14 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (58.33%) ITIL
4 13 (54.17%) Windows
4 13 (54.17%) CCNA
5 12 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 10 (41.67%) Citrix
6 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
6 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
7 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
7 7 (29.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
7 7 (29.17%) HP
7 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (25.00%) Tivoli
8 6 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (25.00%) SQL
8 6 (25.00%) Linux
8 6 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (25.00%) HP Data Protector
9 5 (20.83%) vSphere
9 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (20.83%) SLA
9 5 (20.83%) Internet
9 5 (20.83%) Windows 10

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 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (12.50%) IIS
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
1 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (20.83%) Internet
3 4 (16.67%) DHCP
3 4 (16.67%) DNS
3 4 (16.67%) LAN
3 4 (16.67%) VLAN
3 4 (16.67%) WAN
4 3 (12.50%) VSAN
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (8.33%) VPN
5 2 (8.33%) Wireless
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (4.17%) FCoE
6 1 (4.17%) PBX
6 1 (4.17%) SAN
6 1 (4.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Network Engineer
1 11 (45.83%) Support Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Network Support
2 7 (29.17%) Network Support Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Technical Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Technical Support
3 5 (20.83%) Technical Support Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Server Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Server Support
4 4 (16.67%) Server Support Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Technical Support
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (8.33%) DBA
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Replication
2 1 (4.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 12 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (25.00%) Linux
4 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
5 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 3 (12.50%) AIX
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (4.17%) CentOS
8 1 (4.17%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 3 (12.50%) High Availability
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 3 (12.50%) Security Hardening
3 3 (12.50%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 2 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (4.17%) Active Listening
5 1 (4.17%) Customer-Centricity
5 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.17%) Power Management
5 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (54.17%) CCNA
3 7 (29.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
3 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
4 4 (16.67%) MCSE
5 3 (12.50%) CCNP
5 3 (12.50%) Degree
5 3 (12.50%) HNC
6 2 (8.33%) MCSA
7 1 (4.17%) CCIE
7 1 (4.17%) MCTS
7 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
1 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (20.83%) vSphere
3 3 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) HP Data Protector
1 6 (25.00%) Tivoli
1 6 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 4 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 4 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (12.50%) SCCM
3 3 (12.50%) SCOM
3 3 (12.50%) vCenter Server
3 3 (12.50%) WSUS
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
4 1 (4.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Cisco
2 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 15 (62.50%) VMware
3 10 (41.67%) Citrix
4 7 (29.17%) HP
5 4 (16.67%) McAfee
5 4 (16.67%) Symantec
6 2 (8.33%) Juniper
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle
6 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.17%) Meraki
7 1 (4.17%) MikroTik
7 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
7 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.17%) SonicWALL