The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 38 62
Rank change year-on-year +4 +24  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 28 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.55% 3.91% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.18% 20.00% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 9
Median daily rate £180 £403 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.27% +46.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 - -
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 Wales with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 87 110 96
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 14.12% 19.57% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 61 58
Median daily rate £288 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.34% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £313 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £572 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.95% +50.00%  
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 Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Wales

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Wales

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Wales over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Wales

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Wales

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Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
South Wales +5 27 £180 -50.68% 3
West Wales -7 1 £475 -28.57% 2
Firewall
UK

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 Wales region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 53 (89.83%) Cisco
2 38 (64.41%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (55.93%) ITIL
4 31 (52.54%) Microsoft
4 31 (52.54%) CCNA
5 29 (49.15%) Active Directory
6 26 (44.07%) HP
6 26 (44.07%) HP Data Protector
7 25 (42.37%) VMware
7 25 (42.37%) Windows
8 24 (40.68%) Tivoli
8 24 (40.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 21 (35.59%) Windows Server
10 18 (30.51%) Internet
11 17 (28.81%) SLA
12 15 (25.42%) Citrix
12 15 (25.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (22.03%) Security Cleared
13 13 (22.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 12 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (20.34%) SC Cleared
14 12 (20.34%) MS Exchange
15 11 (18.64%) Juniper
16 10 (16.95%) Linux
16 10 (16.95%) CCNP
17 9 (15.25%) Cisco ASA
17 9 (15.25%) F5
18 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
18 8 (13.56%) Blue Coat
18 8 (13.56%) ProxySG

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 12 (20.34%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (30.51%) Internet
2 9 (15.25%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (13.56%) WAN
4 7 (11.86%) LAN
5 6 (10.17%) Wireless
6 5 (8.47%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (8.47%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (8.47%) VPN
7 4 (6.78%) Cisco Wireless
7 4 (6.78%) Network Security
8 3 (5.08%) BGP
8 3 (5.08%) EIGRP
9 2 (3.39%) Ethernet
9 2 (3.39%) IPsec
9 2 (3.39%) IPv4
9 2 (3.39%) L2TP
9 2 (3.39%) MPLS
9 2 (3.39%) OSPF
9 2 (3.39%) PPP
9 2 (3.39%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.69%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (1.69%) Finance
1 1 (1.69%) Multimedia
1 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (57.63%) Network Engineer
2 23 (38.98%) Support Engineer
3 18 (30.51%) Technical Engineer
3 18 (30.51%) Technical Support
4 14 (23.73%) Technical Support Engineer
5 12 (20.34%) Network Support
5 12 (20.34%) Network Support Engineer
6 8 (13.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (13.56%) Server Engineer
7 7 (11.86%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 7 (11.86%) Server Support
8 6 (10.17%) Server Support Engineer
9 5 (8.47%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (8.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (8.47%) Security Engineer
10 4 (6.78%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (6.78%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 4 (6.78%) 1st Line Technical Support
10 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (6.78%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) COM
1 1 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (1.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 25 (42.37%) Windows
2 21 (35.59%) Windows Server
3 10 (16.95%) Linux
4 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.47%) AIX
6 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.69%) Unix
7 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (55.93%) ITIL
2 6 (10.17%) Change Control
3 4 (6.78%) Incident Management
3 4 (6.78%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (5.08%) Service Management
5 2 (3.39%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.39%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.39%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (1.69%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.69%) Defect Management
6 1 (1.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.69%) High Availability
6 1 (1.69%) Line Management
6 1 (1.69%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.69%) Network Architecture
6 1 (1.69%) Performance Management
6 1 (1.69%) Power Management
6 1 (1.69%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (1.69%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.69%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.69%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 38 (64.41%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (52.54%) CCNA
3 15 (25.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (22.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 13 (22.03%) Security Cleared
5 12 (20.34%) SC Cleared
6 10 (16.95%) CCNP
7 5 (8.47%) CCIE
8 1 (1.69%) CCIP
8 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (28.81%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (49.15%) Active Directory
2 12 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (13.56%) ProxySG
4 2 (3.39%) pfSense
4 2 (3.39%) Snort
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.69%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (44.07%) HP Data Protector
2 24 (40.68%) Tivoli
2 24 (40.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (6.78%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (5.08%) Nagios
5 1 (1.69%) Ansible
5 1 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.69%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.69%) Puppet
5 1 (1.69%) SCCM
5 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (89.83%) Cisco
2 31 (52.54%) Microsoft
3 26 (44.07%) HP
4 25 (42.37%) VMware
5 15 (25.42%) Citrix
6 11 (18.64%) Juniper
7 9 (15.25%) F5
8 8 (13.56%) Blue Coat
8 8 (13.56%) McAfee
9 7 (11.86%) Fortinet
10 4 (6.78%) CheckPoint
11 3 (5.08%) Brocade
12 2 (3.39%) Veritas
13 1 (1.69%) Apple
13 1 (1.69%) BMC
13 1 (1.69%) IBM
13 1 (1.69%) MikroTik
13 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow
13 1 (1.69%) Symantec
13 1 (1.69%) Vyatta