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 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
Wales / South Wales
Rank 26 52 34
Rank change year-on-year +26 -18  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 30 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 5.33% 3.26% 2.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.91% 18.81% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 8
Median daily rate £263 £138 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +90.90% -52.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £138 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £346 £430
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 £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 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 94 101 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 16.70% 17.35% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 74 35
Median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £139 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +307.40% -60.86%  
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 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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Cardiff +25 10 £171 +24.54% 3
Bridgend - 8 £450 -
Caerphilly - 6 £170 -
Glamorgan - 1 - -
Firewall
Wales

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

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 South Wales region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 58 (92.06%) Cisco
2 33 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (39.68%) Security Cleared
4 24 (38.10%) SC Cleared
4 24 (38.10%) Windows
5 22 (34.92%) Microsoft
5 22 (34.92%) CCNA
6 21 (33.33%) HP
6 21 (33.33%) LAN
7 19 (30.16%) ITIL
7 19 (30.16%) Active Directory
8 17 (26.98%) CCNP
9 16 (25.40%) Fortinet
9 16 (25.40%) VMware
10 15 (23.81%) HP Data Protector
10 15 (23.81%) WAN
10 15 (23.81%) Windows Server
11 14 (22.22%) Tivoli
11 14 (22.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 13 (20.63%) Intel Security
13 12 (19.05%) F5
13 12 (19.05%) Change Control
14 11 (17.46%) Internet
14 11 (17.46%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
15 10 (15.87%) Blue Coat
16 9 (14.29%) ProxySG
17 8 (12.70%) CheckPoint
17 8 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
17 8 (12.70%) Cisco ASA

Firewall
Top Related 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 4 (6.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 21 (33.33%) LAN
2 15 (23.81%) WAN
3 11 (17.46%) Internet
4 8 (12.70%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (7.94%) VPN
7 4 (6.35%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (6.35%) iSCSI
7 4 (6.35%) Wireless
8 3 (4.76%) BGP
8 3 (4.76%) Cisco IPT
8 3 (4.76%) EIGRP
8 3 (4.76%) IP Telephony
8 3 (4.76%) Network Security
8 3 (4.76%) SAN
8 3 (4.76%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
9 2 (3.17%) L2TP
9 2 (3.17%) MPLS
9 2 (3.17%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.59%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (52.38%) Network Engineer
2 14 (22.22%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 11 (17.46%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (17.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 10 (15.87%) Technical Engineer
5 9 (14.29%) Technical Support
6 8 (12.70%) Support Engineer
7 6 (9.52%) Analyst
7 6 (9.52%) Technical Support Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) Firewall Engineer
9 4 (6.35%) Juniper Engineer
9 4 (6.35%) Security Engineer
10 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (4.76%) LAN Engineer
10 3 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
10 3 (4.76%) Network Support
10 3 (4.76%) Project Engineer
10 3 (4.76%) Security Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) Server Engineer
11 2 (3.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.17%) PKI
3 1 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (38.10%) Windows
2 15 (23.81%) Windows Server
3 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.94%) Linux
5 3 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.16%) ITIL
2 12 (19.05%) Change Control
3 5 (7.94%) Information Security
3 5 (7.94%) Process Improvement
3 5 (7.94%) SIEM
4 3 (4.76%) Business Development
4 3 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 3 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (4.76%) Digital Forensics
4 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (4.76%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (4.76%) Project Governance
4 3 (4.76%) Software Licensing
5 2 (3.17%) Computer Security
5 2 (3.17%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.17%) Line Management
5 2 (3.17%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.17%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.76%) C
2 1 (1.59%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 33 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (39.68%) Security Cleared
3 24 (38.10%) SC Cleared
4 22 (34.92%) CCNA
5 17 (26.98%) CCNP
6 11 (17.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (6.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (4.76%) CISSP
9 2 (3.17%) CCIE
9 2 (3.17%) CISM
9 2 (3.17%) Degree
9 2 (3.17%) GIAC
10 1 (1.59%) CCIP
10 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) SLA
2 5 (7.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (30.16%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.29%) ProxySG
3 8 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.59%) pfSense
4 1 (1.59%) Snort
4 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (23.81%) HP Data Protector
2 14 (22.22%) Tivoli
2 14 (22.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (4.76%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (3.17%) Nessus
4 2 (3.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (3.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.59%) SCCM
5 1 (1.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 58 (92.06%) Cisco
2 22 (34.92%) Microsoft
3 21 (33.33%) HP
4 16 (25.40%) Fortinet
4 16 (25.40%) VMware
5 13 (20.63%) Intel Security
6 12 (19.05%) F5
7 10 (15.87%) Blue Coat
8 8 (12.70%) CheckPoint
9 7 (11.11%) Juniper
10 4 (6.35%) Citrix
11 3 (4.76%) Avaya
11 3 (4.76%) Brocade
11 3 (4.76%) Genesys
11 3 (4.76%) NICE Systems
12 2 (3.17%) ScanSafe
12 2 (3.17%) Sourcefire
12 2 (3.17%) Splunk
12 2 (3.17%) Symantec
13 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
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