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 24 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
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 9 33
Rank change year-on-year -21 +24  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 11 38 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 3.31% 11.05% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.91% 43.68% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 28 6
Median daily rate £325 £355 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.45% +5.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £314 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £780 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £35.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year -9.43% +50.00%  

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 46 87 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 13.86% 25.29% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 64 30
Median daily rate £325 £361 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.03% -23.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £313 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £432 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.86 £27.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.60% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Swindon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 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 Swindon region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 13 (59.09%) Cisco
2 10 (45.45%) Load Balancing
3 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (31.82%) CCNP
4 7 (31.82%) LAN
4 7 (31.82%) WAN
4 7 (31.82%) VPN
4 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
4 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
5 6 (27.27%) Blue Coat
5 6 (27.27%) ProxySG
5 6 (27.27%) DNS
5 6 (27.27%) ArcSight
6 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (22.73%) C
6 5 (22.73%) Nokia
6 5 (22.73%) TACACS
6 5 (22.73%) Wireless
7 4 (18.18%) VMware
7 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
7 4 (18.18%) Windows
7 4 (18.18%) vSphere
8 3 (13.64%) SIEM
8 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (13.64%) F5
8 3 (13.64%) NetScaler
8 3 (13.64%) Verint
8 3 (13.64%) Identity Access Management

Firewall
Co-occurring 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 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.09%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) GlassFish
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) LAN
1 7 (31.82%) VPN
1 7 (31.82%) WAN
2 6 (27.27%) DNS
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (22.73%) TACACS
3 5 (22.73%) Wireless
4 3 (13.64%) NetScaler
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (9.09%) Internet
5 2 (9.09%) SAN
5 2 (9.09%) Skype
6 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (4.55%) LDAP
6 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Security Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Network Integration Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Migration Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Office 365 Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Business Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Field Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) IT Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) IT Support
6 1 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL Service Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Network Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Network Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) LAMP
1 1 (4.55%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.55%) CentOS
4 1 (4.55%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Load Balancing
2 3 (13.64%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (13.64%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (13.64%) Project Management
2 3 (13.64%) SIEM
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.55%) DevOps
4 1 (4.55%) Identity Management
4 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.55%) ITSM
4 1 (4.55%) Open Source
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) Service Management
4 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) C
2 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (31.82%) CCNP
2 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
2 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) CCIE
4 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) JNCIA
4 1 (4.55%) JNCIE
4 1 (4.55%) JNCIS
4 1 (4.55%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) ProxySG
2 4 (18.18%) vSphere
3 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.55%) Shibboleth
4 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Cisco
2 6 (27.27%) ArcSight
2 6 (27.27%) Blue Coat
3 5 (22.73%) Nokia
4 4 (18.18%) VMware
5 3 (13.64%) Citrix
5 3 (13.64%) F5
5 3 (13.64%) Juniper
5 3 (13.64%) Verint
6 2 (9.09%) McAfee
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.55%) Dell
7 1 (4.55%) Gemalto
7 1 (4.55%) HP
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle
7 1 (4.55%) Palo Alto
7 1 (4.55%) Rackspace
7 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.55%) WatchGuard