Period
to 18 July 2018

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 6 months to 18 July 2018 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
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 45 54
Rank change year-on-year -3 +9 +18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 66 51 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.45% 3.86% 3.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.20% 26.29% 22.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 41 28
Wales median daily rate £400 £180 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +122.22% -52.32% +37.27%
10th Percentile £313 £170 £203
90th Percentile £588 £438 £650
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Wales median hourly rate £14.04 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.21% - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +27.27% - +15.79%

Firewall is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 226 194 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.24% 14.70% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 130 116
Wales median daily rate £395 £310 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.42% -17.88% +22.76%
10th Percentile £218 £170 £240
90th Percentile £534 £475 £579
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 16
Wales median hourly rate £16.72 £55.00 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.61% +166.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.50 £11.99
90th Percentile £42.00 £77.50 £68.13
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.56 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.24% -21.75% +19.05%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

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 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Wales

Firewall
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

Firewall
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 6 months to 18 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -4 61 £400 +122.22% 13
West Wales +16 4 £331 -30.26% 1
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 42 (63.64%) SC Cleared
1 42 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 40 (60.61%) Cisco
3 31 (46.97%) Microsoft
4 27 (40.91%) MS Exchange
5 22 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (30.30%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (27.27%) Skype for Business
7 18 (27.27%) VoIP
8 17 (25.76%) Video\Live Streaming
8 17 (25.76%) Unified Communications
8 17 (25.76%) Polycom
8 17 (25.76%) Video Conferencing
8 17 (25.76%) Cisco CUCM
8 17 (25.76%) Telepresence
8 17 (25.76%) Skype
9 16 (24.24%) PKI
10 15 (22.73%) IP Telephony
10 15 (22.73%) Windows
10 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
11 14 (21.21%) Windows Server
11 14 (21.21%) Self-Motivation
12 13 (19.70%) CheckPoint
12 13 (19.70%) CCNP
12 13 (19.70%) VPN
12 13 (19.70%) Work Breakdown Structure
13 12 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (18.18%) Hyper-V
13 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
13 12 (18.18%) VMware

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 27 (40.91%) MS Exchange
2 18 (27.27%) Skype for Business
3 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.03%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.52%) IIS
6 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.61%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.55%) Office 365
4 2 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (3.03%) IaaS
4 2 (3.03%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (3.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (27.27%) VoIP
2 17 (25.76%) Skype
2 17 (25.76%) Telepresence
2 17 (25.76%) Unified Communications
3 15 (22.73%) IP Telephony
4 13 (19.70%) VPN
5 12 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (15.15%) Cisco ISE
6 10 (15.15%) Wireless
7 8 (12.12%) H.323
8 6 (9.09%) SAN
8 6 (9.09%) TCP/IP
9 5 (7.58%) Network Security
10 4 (6.06%) DMZ
10 4 (6.06%) DNS
11 3 (4.55%) DHCP
11 3 (4.55%) LAN
11 3 (4.55%) WAN
12 2 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (1.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) CF BOSH
2 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.52%) Maven
General
1 4 (6.06%) Electronics
2 3 (4.55%) Finance
3 2 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (21.21%) Network Engineer
2 13 (19.70%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 12 (18.18%) Architect
4 11 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
4 11 (16.67%) IP Engineer
4 11 (16.67%) IP Telephony Engineer
4 11 (16.67%) Telephony Engineer
5 8 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Security Architect
7 4 (6.06%) System Design Authority
8 3 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) SOC Architect
9 2 (3.03%) Information Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Information Security Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) Apache Axis
2 1 (1.52%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.76%) Video Conferencing
1 17 (25.76%) Video\Live Streaming
2 16 (24.24%) PKI
3 14 (21.21%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (12.12%) Data Centre
5 7 (10.61%) Management Information System
6 6 (9.09%) Data Structures
7 5 (7.58%) CESG
7 5 (7.58%) Computer Science
7 5 (7.58%) N-Tier
8 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (3.03%) Cloud Native
10 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (1.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.73%) Windows
2 14 (21.21%) Windows Server
3 10 (15.15%) Linux
4 4 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.55%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.03%) Unix
7 1 (1.52%) CentOS
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.30%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (19.70%) Work Breakdown Structure
3 10 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (10.61%) ITIL
5 6 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (9.09%) Requirements Management
5 6 (9.09%) SIEM
5 6 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (7.58%) Change Control
6 5 (7.58%) High Availability
6 5 (7.58%) MODAF
7 4 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (6.06%) Data Migration
7 4 (6.06%) ITIL V3
7 4 (6.06%) Migration
7 4 (6.06%) Risk Management
7 4 (6.06%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (6.06%) Time Management
8 3 (4.55%) DevOps
8 3 (4.55%) Proactive Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.15%) C
2 7 (10.61%) SQL
3 6 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 6 (9.09%) VB
3 6 (9.09%) VBScript
4 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.52%) C-shell
4 1 (1.52%) Java
4 1 (1.52%) Perl
4 1 (1.52%) Python
4 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (63.64%) SC Cleared
1 42 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 22 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (19.70%) CCNP
4 9 (13.64%) CCNA
4 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (9.09%) MCSE
6 4 (6.06%) HNC
6 4 (6.06%) MCSA
7 3 (4.55%) CLAS
8 2 (3.03%) CISM
8 2 (3.03%) CISMP
8 2 (3.03%) CISSP
8 2 (3.03%) Degree
9 1 (1.52%) AWS Certification
9 1 (1.52%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.52%) HND
9 1 (1.52%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (3.03%) GCP
1 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 11 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 9 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (9.09%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (6.06%) vSphere
6 1 (1.52%) Docker
6 1 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (25.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (6.06%) Backup Exec
3 4 (6.06%) NetBackup
3 4 (6.06%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.55%) Ansible
5 2 (3.03%) FortiGate
5 2 (3.03%) Nessus
5 2 (3.03%) Puppet
6 1 (1.52%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.52%) SCCM
6 1 (1.52%) SCOM
6 1 (1.52%) Terraform
6 1 (1.52%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (60.61%) Cisco
2 31 (46.97%) Microsoft
3 17 (25.76%) Polycom
4 13 (19.70%) CheckPoint
5 12 (18.18%) VMware
6 8 (12.12%) McAfee
7 7 (10.61%) Juniper
8 5 (7.58%) Red Hat
9 4 (6.06%) Splunk
9 4 (6.06%) Symantec
9 4 (6.06%) Tripwire
10 2 (3.03%) Darktrace
10 2 (3.03%) FireEye
10 2 (3.03%) Oracle
11 1 (1.52%) Avaya
11 1 (1.52%) Dell
11 1 (1.52%) F5
11 1 (1.52%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.52%) Nortel
11 1 (1.52%) Remedy