The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 36 24 37
Rank change year-on-year -12 +13  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 9 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 2.64% 6.19% 2.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.03% 23.81% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 7
Median daily rate £246 £363 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.06% +31.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £286 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £538 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% -17.50%  

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 Swindon with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 31 84 47
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 9.09% 26.01% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 58 24
Median daily rate £253 £363 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.34% +31.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £350 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £369 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £27.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.90% +71.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon 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 Swindon

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Swindon

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Swindon over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Swindon

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Swindon

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 26 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 Swindon region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 17 (62.96%) Cisco
2 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (33.33%) Network Security
3 8 (29.63%) Load Balancing
4 7 (25.93%) LAN
4 7 (25.93%) WAN
4 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (22.22%) ISEB
5 6 (22.22%) Finance
5 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2
5 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 6 (22.22%) DNS
5 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 6 (22.22%) Sourcefire
5 6 (22.22%) Snort
5 6 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (22.22%) VMware
5 6 (22.22%) Banking
5 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (22.22%) Threat Modelling
5 6 (22.22%) Defect Management
6 5 (18.52%) Test Planning
6 5 (18.52%) vSphere
6 5 (18.52%) AppFabric
6 5 (18.52%) F5
6 5 (18.52%) Data Protection
6 5 (18.52%) PCI DSS
6 5 (18.52%) Software Testing

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon 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 5 (18.52%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) GlassFish
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Project
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) Network Security
2 7 (25.93%) LAN
2 7 (25.93%) WAN
3 6 (22.22%) DNS
3 6 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (18.52%) VPN
4 5 (18.52%) Wireless
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (11.11%) Internet
5 3 (11.11%) NetScaler
5 3 (11.11%) SAN
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (3.70%) LDAP
7 1 (3.70%) TACACS
7 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) QlikView
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (22.22%) Banking
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Network Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Tester
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Network Integration Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Security Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Network Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) QlikView Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Test Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.70%) Field Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) IT Support
6 1 (3.70%) Network Designer
6 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
1 5 (18.52%) AppFabric
1 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
1 5 (18.52%) WCF
1 5 (18.52%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) LAMP
2 1 (3.70%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Android
3 1 (3.70%) CentOS
3 1 (3.70%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Load Balancing
2 6 (22.22%) Defect Management
2 6 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 6 (22.22%) Threat Modelling
3 5 (18.52%) Data Protection
3 5 (18.52%) ETL
3 5 (18.52%) Project Management
3 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
3 5 (18.52%) Test Planning
4 4 (14.81%) Information Security
4 4 (14.81%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (14.81%) Migration
5 3 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (11.11%) ITIL
5 3 (11.11%) SIEM
5 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
6 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.70%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) C
2 1 (3.70%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) Perl
2 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (22.22%) ISEB
2 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) CCNP
3 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
4 4 (14.81%) CHECK Team Member
4 4 (14.81%) CISM
4 4 (14.81%) CREST Certified
5 3 (11.11%) CCNA
6 2 (7.41%) CCIE
6 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
6 2 (7.41%) JNCIE
6 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
6 2 (7.41%) PMP
7 1 (3.70%) JNCIA
7 1 (3.70%) JNCIS
7 1 (3.70%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) PCI DSS
2 2 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) Snort
3 5 (18.52%) vSphere
4 3 (11.11%) ProxySG
4 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.70%) Shibboleth
6 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Cisco
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Sourcefire
2 6 (22.22%) VMware
3 5 (18.52%) F5
4 4 (14.81%) Citrix
4 4 (14.81%) Juniper
5 3 (11.11%) Blue Coat
5 3 (11.11%) Intel Security
6 2 (7.41%) ArcSight
6 2 (7.41%) CA
6 2 (7.41%) Palo Alto
6 2 (7.41%) WatchGuard
7 1 (3.70%) Apple
7 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.70%) Dell
7 1 (3.70%) HP
7 1 (3.70%) Nokia
7 1 (3.70%) Rackspace
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat