Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 40 53
Rank change year-on-year -14 +13 +13
Contract jobs citing Firewall 50 58 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.34% 4.44% 4.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.83% 29.15% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 44 39
Wales median daily rate £375 £294 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.66% -9.62% +8.33%
10th Percentile £219 £157 £131
90th Percentile £469 £463 £478
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Wales median hourly rate £31.39 £14.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.48% -51.67% -
10th Percentile £13.09 £13.75 £27.50
90th Percentile £36.19 £15.25 £32.50
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £22.56
% change year-on-year +44.19% -4.70% -6.49%

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 219 199 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.65% 15.23% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 134 140
Wales median daily rate £350 £375 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.91% +6.92%
10th Percentile £163 £157 £188
90th Percentile £517 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £415 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +2.66% +1.06% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 7
Wales median hourly rate £19.80 £55.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.00% +307.41% -1.82%
10th Percentile £10.70 £12.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £41.63 £77.50 £26.73
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £22.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -11.43% -15.38% +15.56%

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 24 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Wales over the 6 months to 24 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 April 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 -23 43 £375 +25.00% 21
West Wales +12 2 - - 2
North Wales - 2 £183 -
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 30 (60.00%) Cisco
2 26 (52.00%) SC Cleared
2 26 (52.00%) Security Cleared
3 24 (48.00%) Microsoft
4 20 (40.00%) Windows
5 17 (34.00%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (32.00%) TCP/IP
6 16 (32.00%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (30.00%) Windows Server
7 15 (30.00%) MS Exchange
8 14 (28.00%) Linux
9 13 (26.00%) VMware
9 13 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (26.00%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
10 12 (24.00%) ITIL
10 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
10 12 (24.00%) VoIP
11 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (20.00%) SQL
13 9 (18.00%) Wireless
13 9 (18.00%) VPN
13 9 (18.00%) CCNP
13 9 (18.00%) CCNA
13 9 (18.00%) McAfee
13 9 (18.00%) Skype for Business
13 9 (18.00%) Windows 7
14 8 (16.00%) Polycom
14 8 (16.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
14 8 (16.00%) Windows 10

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 15 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (18.00%) Skype for Business
3 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (10.00%) IIS
4 3 (6.00%) FileNet
4 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
4 3 (6.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (12.00%) Office 365
3 5 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.00%) TCP/IP
2 13 (26.00%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (24.00%) VoIP
4 9 (18.00%) VPN
4 9 (18.00%) Wireless
5 8 (16.00%) DNS
6 7 (14.00%) Cisco ISE
6 7 (14.00%) IP Telephony
6 7 (14.00%) Skype
6 7 (14.00%) Telepresence
6 7 (14.00%) Unified Communications
7 6 (12.00%) DHCP
8 5 (10.00%) LAN
8 5 (10.00%) WAN
9 4 (8.00%) SMS
10 3 (6.00%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (6.00%) H.323
10 3 (6.00%) Internet
10 3 (6.00%) Network Security
10 3 (6.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.00%) MySQL
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.00%) Maven
General
1 2 (4.00%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Architect
5 4 (8.00%) DBA
5 4 (8.00%) IP Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) IP Telephony Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Network Support
5 4 (8.00%) SQL DBA
5 4 (8.00%) Telephony Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) SOC Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Information Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) Apache Axis
2 1 (2.00%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Self-Motivation
1 7 (14.00%) Video Conferencing
1 7 (14.00%) Video\Live Streaming
2 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.00%) PKI
4 3 (6.00%) CESG
4 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.00%) Clustering
5 2 (4.00%) Replication
6 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.00%) NHS
6 1 (2.00%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.00%) Windows
2 15 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 14 (28.00%) Linux
4 9 (18.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (16.00%) Windows 10
6 5 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (6.00%) CentOS
8 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (4.00%) Unix
10 1 (2.00%) Scientific Linux
10 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (24.00%) ITIL
3 8 (16.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 7 (14.00%) High Availability
5 6 (12.00%) SIEM
6 5 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (8.00%) Collaborative Working
7 4 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (8.00%) Migration
8 3 (6.00%) BCP
8 3 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.00%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.00%) ITIL V3
8 3 (6.00%) Network Design
8 3 (6.00%) Network Virtualisation
8 3 (6.00%) Service Management
8 3 (6.00%) Time Management
9 2 (4.00%) ISMS
9 2 (4.00%) Risk Analysis
9 2 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) SQL
2 6 (12.00%) C
3 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.00%) C-shell
5 1 (2.00%) Java
5 1 (2.00%) Perl
5 1 (2.00%) Python
5 1 (2.00%) VB
5 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (52.00%) SC Cleared
1 26 (52.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (34.00%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (18.00%) CCNA
3 9 (18.00%) CCNP
4 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (10.00%) MCSA
6 4 (8.00%) Degree
6 4 (8.00%) MCSE
7 2 (4.00%) CISM
7 2 (4.00%) CISMP
7 2 (4.00%) CISSP
7 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.00%) HNC
8 1 (2.00%) AWS Certification
8 1 (2.00%) MCTS
8 1 (2.00%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (14.00%) vSphere
4 2 (4.00%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.00%) Docker
5 1 (2.00%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 7 (14.00%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (12.00%) Nagios
2 6 (12.00%) SCCM
3 5 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 5 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 5 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (6.00%) vCenter Server
5 2 (4.00%) FortiGate
5 2 (4.00%) Nessus
5 2 (4.00%) SCOM
5 2 (4.00%) WSUS
6 1 (2.00%) Ansible
6 1 (2.00%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (60.00%) Cisco
2 24 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (26.00%) VMware
4 9 (18.00%) McAfee
5 8 (16.00%) Polycom
6 7 (14.00%) CheckPoint
7 5 (10.00%) Oracle
7 5 (10.00%) Symantec
8 4 (8.00%) Juniper
8 4 (8.00%) Splunk
8 4 (8.00%) Tripwire
9 3 (6.00%) Brocade
9 3 (6.00%) IBM
9 3 (6.00%) Red Hat
10 2 (4.00%) Darktrace
10 2 (4.00%) FireEye
10 2 (4.00%) HP
10 2 (4.00%) MikroTik
10 2 (4.00%) Remedy
10 2 (4.00%) SolarWinds