The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
England / South West
Rank 55 41 52
Rank change year-on-year -14 +11  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 87 124 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.41% 4.33% 3.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.52% 28.05% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 93 56
Median daily rate £325 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
Median hourly rate - £22.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.00%  
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 the South West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 424 442 376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.60% 15.42% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 288 188
Median daily rate £338 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.89% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 23
Median hourly rate £44.25 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.90% -15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.33 £16.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in the South West

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the South West over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in the South West

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in the South West

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Bristol +2 35 £352 -3.56% 14
Wiltshire -14 21 £298 -17.93% 3
Gloucestershire 0 14 £300 -20.00% 1
Somerset +5 10 £345 -21.14% 4
Cornwall - 2 £338 -
Devon -15 1 - - 3
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 82 (49.10%) Cisco
2 62 (37.13%) Security Cleared
3 58 (34.73%) Windows
4 54 (32.34%) LAN
4 54 (32.34%) SC Cleared
5 53 (31.74%) WAN
6 44 (26.35%) VPN
7 38 (22.75%) Microsoft
7 38 (22.75%) Active Directory
8 37 (22.16%) Network Security
9 34 (20.36%) Wireless
10 33 (19.76%) DNS
11 32 (19.16%) CheckPoint
12 31 (18.56%) Cisco Certification
13 29 (17.37%) Linux
13 29 (17.37%) Data Centre
13 29 (17.37%) Windows Server
14 27 (16.17%) TCP/IP
14 27 (16.17%) Juniper
15 26 (15.57%) VMware
16 25 (14.97%) Load Balancing
16 25 (14.97%) F5
17 24 (14.37%) Cisco Nexus
17 24 (14.37%) ITIL
18 20 (11.98%) SLA
18 20 (11.98%) Wi-Fi
19 19 (11.38%) Penetration Testing
19 19 (11.38%) CCNP
19 19 (11.38%) Internet
19 19 (11.38%) MS Office

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (3.59%) IIS
2 4 (2.40%) Apache
2 4 (2.40%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.20%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.20%) GlassFish
3 2 (1.20%) nginx
3 2 (1.20%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.20%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (11.38%) MS Office
2 16 (9.58%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.80%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.60%) Fredhopper
2 1 (0.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.99%) Office 365
4 3 (1.80%) IaaS
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (32.34%) LAN
2 53 (31.74%) WAN
3 44 (26.35%) VPN
4 37 (22.16%) Network Security
5 34 (20.36%) Wireless
6 33 (19.76%) DNS
7 27 (16.17%) TCP/IP
8 24 (14.37%) Cisco Nexus
9 20 (11.98%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (11.38%) Internet
11 17 (10.18%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (10.18%) DHCP
12 12 (7.19%) VLAN
13 9 (5.39%) BGP
13 9 (5.39%) MPLS
13 9 (5.39%) NetScaler
13 9 (5.39%) OSPF
13 9 (5.39%) SSL
14 7 (4.19%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (4.19%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.99%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.80%) MySQL
3 2 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.20%) Apache Hive
3 2 (1.20%) CouchDB
3 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.20%) HBase
3 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.20%) QlikView
3 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.20%) Riak
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.60%) DB2
4 1 (0.60%) GIS
4 1 (0.60%) Informix
Development Applications
1 3 (1.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.20%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.60%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (9.58%) Finance
2 7 (4.19%) Banking
3 5 (2.99%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.20%) Electronics
4 2 (1.20%) Law
4 2 (1.20%) Marketing
4 2 (1.20%) Retail
5 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 50 (29.94%) Network Engineer
2 19 (11.38%) Architect
3 17 (10.18%) Analyst
3 17 (10.18%) Consultant
3 17 (10.18%) Support Engineer
4 11 (6.59%) Network Analyst
5 9 (5.39%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (5.39%) Integration Engineer
5 9 (5.39%) Security Engineer
6 8 (4.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (4.19%) Cisco Analyst
7 7 (4.19%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 7 (4.19%) Firewall Engineer
8 6 (3.59%) Desktop Support
8 6 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.59%) Security Consultant
8 6 (3.59%) Tester
9 5 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (2.99%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.99%) Web Services
2 7 (4.19%) .NET
3 5 (2.99%) AppFabric
3 5 (2.99%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.99%) WCF
4 3 (1.80%) LAMP
5 2 (1.20%) CSS
5 2 (1.20%) HTML
5 2 (1.20%) SAML
5 2 (1.20%) XML
6 1 (0.60%) Ajax
6 1 (0.60%) EJB
6 1 (0.60%) Flash
6 1 (0.60%) J2EE
6 1 (0.60%) JMS
6 1 (0.60%) JSP
6 1 (0.60%) LINQ to SQL
6 1 (0.60%) REST
6 1 (0.60%) WSDL
6 1 (0.60%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.37%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.19%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.59%) PKI
4 4 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.80%) FlexPod
5 3 (1.80%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (1.20%) CESG
6 2 (1.20%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.20%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.60%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.60%) iPad
7 1 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.60%) User Experience
7 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 58 (34.73%) Windows
2 29 (17.37%) Linux
2 29 (17.37%) Windows Server
3 17 (10.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (9.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (5.99%) Windows 7
6 9 (5.39%) Unix
7 7 (4.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.59%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.99%) Android
10 4 (2.40%) AIX
10 4 (2.40%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.20%) CentOS
11 2 (1.20%) Solaris
12 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.97%) Load Balancing
2 24 (14.37%) ITIL
3 19 (11.38%) Penetration Testing
4 16 (9.58%) Information Security
4 16 (9.58%) Migration
4 16 (9.58%) SIEM
5 12 (7.19%) Demand Management
5 12 (7.19%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (6.59%) Service Delivery
7 9 (5.39%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (5.39%) Project Management
7 9 (5.39%) Security Architecture
8 8 (4.79%) Configuration Management
8 8 (4.79%) Network Design
8 8 (4.79%) PRINCE2
9 7 (4.19%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (4.19%) Network Management
10 6 (3.59%) Analytics
10 6 (3.59%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (3.59%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.39%) PowerShell
2 6 (3.59%) Java
3 3 (1.80%) Perl
3 3 (1.80%) PHP
3 3 (1.80%) Python
3 3 (1.80%) SQL
4 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.60%) C
5 1 (0.60%) C#
5 1 (0.60%) C++
Qualifications
1 62 (37.13%) Security Cleared
2 54 (32.34%) SC Cleared
3 31 (18.56%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (11.38%) CCNP
5 15 (8.98%) CCNA
6 10 (5.99%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.19%) CISSP
7 7 (4.19%) ISEB
7 7 (4.19%) SANS
8 6 (3.59%) CISM
8 6 (3.59%) ISTQB
9 5 (2.99%) CREST Certified
9 5 (2.99%) JNCIE
9 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (2.40%) CHECK Team Member
10 4 (2.40%) JNCIA
10 4 (2.40%) MCSE
11 3 (1.80%) CISMP
11 3 (1.80%) JNCIP
11 3 (1.80%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.98%) SLA
2 7 (4.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.19%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.99%) QA
4 2 (1.20%) COBIT
4 2 (1.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (1.20%) ISO27002
4 2 (1.20%) RMADS
System Software
1 38 (22.75%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.59%) Hyper-V
4 9 (5.39%) Snort
5 7 (4.19%) vSphere
6 5 (2.99%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.80%) ProxySG
7 3 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.80%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.20%) HDFS
8 2 (1.20%) Shibboleth
8 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.20%) XenServer
9 1 (0.60%) Docker
9 1 (0.60%) Firmware
9 1 (0.60%) UAG
9 1 (0.60%) XenApp
9 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (5.99%) Cisco Prime
2 9 (5.39%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (3.59%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (3.59%) SCCM
4 5 (2.99%) Nessus
5 3 (1.80%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.80%) Nmap
5 3 (1.80%) QRadar
6 2 (1.20%) Ansible
6 2 (1.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.20%) SCOM
6 2 (1.20%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.60%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 1 (0.60%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.60%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.60%) RSA enVision
7 1 (0.60%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 82 (49.10%) Cisco
2 38 (22.75%) Microsoft
3 32 (19.16%) CheckPoint
4 27 (16.17%) Juniper
5 26 (15.57%) VMware
6 25 (14.97%) F5
7 17 (10.18%) Intel Security
8 15 (8.98%) HP
8 15 (8.98%) Nokia
9 14 (8.38%) Citrix
10 11 (6.59%) Palo Alto
11 10 (5.99%) IBM
11 10 (5.99%) SolarWinds
12 8 (4.79%) CA
13 6 (3.59%) Blue Coat
13 6 (3.59%) Dell
13 6 (3.59%) Sourcefire
14 5 (2.99%) IronPort
15 4 (2.40%) ArcSight
15 4 (2.40%) WatchGuard
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