Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 69 40
Rank change year-on-year +6 -29 +24
Contract jobs citing Firewall 58 24 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.35% 1.94% 5.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.86% 12.70% 31.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 17 59
Wales median daily rate £444 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.79% -6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £314 £175 £207
90th Percentile £670 £395 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Wales median hourly rate £14.04 - £13.50
10th Percentile £13.31 - £12.75
90th Percentile £14.76 - £14.25
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £27.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +44.14% +11.00% +11.11%

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 201 189 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.61% 15.29% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 122 164
Wales median daily rate £404 £325 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.23% -17.20% +16.30%
10th Percentile £256 £146 £207
90th Percentile £575 £469 £506
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 13
Wales median hourly rate £16.25 £19.90 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.34% -55.78% +344.44%
10th Percentile £10.04 £10.45 £11.93
90th Percentile £42.00 £54.15 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.14%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +7 57 £450 +28.57% 16
West Wales - 1 £263 - 1
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 27 (46.55%) Cisco
2 25 (43.10%) Windows
3 22 (37.93%) Microsoft
4 21 (36.21%) CheckPoint
5 20 (34.48%) SC Cleared
5 20 (34.48%) Security Cleared
5 20 (34.48%) Windows Server
6 18 (31.03%) Active Directory
7 17 (29.31%) VMware
8 16 (27.59%) LAN
8 16 (27.59%) Linux
9 15 (25.86%) MCSE
9 15 (25.86%) ITIL
9 15 (25.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (22.41%) WAN
10 13 (22.41%) Palo Alto
10 13 (22.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (20.69%) SQL
12 11 (18.97%) Risk Management
13 10 (17.24%) Management Information System
13 10 (17.24%) CESG
13 10 (17.24%) Degree
13 10 (17.24%) MS Exchange
13 10 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (17.24%) ITIL V3
14 9 (15.52%) Network Security
14 9 (15.52%) Juniper
14 9 (15.52%) DMZ
14 9 (15.52%) SQL Server

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 10 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.07%) Skype for Business
3 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (6.90%) IIS
3 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.45%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.90%) IaaS
3 4 (6.90%) PaaS
4 2 (3.45%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (3.45%) Office 365
5 1 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.59%) LAN
2 13 (22.41%) WAN
3 9 (15.52%) DMZ
3 9 (15.52%) Network Security
4 8 (13.79%) VoIP
4 8 (13.79%) VPN
4 8 (13.79%) Wireless
5 7 (12.07%) Skype
6 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP
6 6 (10.34%) VLAN
7 5 (8.62%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (8.62%) SAN
8 4 (6.90%) BGP
8 4 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (6.90%) Internet
8 4 (6.90%) iSCSI
8 4 (6.90%) MPLS
8 4 (6.90%) OSPF
8 4 (6.90%) VSAN
9 3 (5.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) CF BOSH
General
1 8 (13.79%) Banking
1 8 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Electronics
2 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Architect
2 10 (17.24%) Network Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Security Architect
3 7 (12.07%) Firewall Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Network Architect
5 4 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) IT Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.45%) IT Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) Network Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) CESG
1 10 (17.24%) Management Information System
2 9 (15.52%) PKI
3 6 (10.34%) N-Tier
4 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.90%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.17%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (5.17%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (3.45%) Data Structures
6 2 (3.45%) NHS
7 1 (1.72%) AS400
7 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 25 (43.10%) Windows
2 20 (34.48%) Windows Server
3 16 (27.59%) Linux
4 13 (22.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.62%) Check Point GAiA
7 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.45%) Debian
8 2 (3.45%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) ITIL
2 11 (18.97%) Risk Management
3 10 (17.24%) ITIL V3
4 9 (15.52%) TOGAF
5 8 (13.79%) Cryptography
5 8 (13.79%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (13.79%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (13.79%) Threat Analysis
6 7 (12.07%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (12.07%) Security Architecture
7 6 (10.34%) Data Protection
7 6 (10.34%) High Availability
7 6 (10.34%) MODAF
8 5 (8.62%) Work Breakdown Structure
9 4 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (6.90%) Information Security
9 4 (6.90%) Security Hardening
10 3 (5.17%) Network Management
10 3 (5.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) SQL
2 7 (12.07%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.45%) VB
3 2 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (34.48%) SC Cleared
1 20 (34.48%) Security Cleared
2 15 (25.86%) MCSE
2 15 (25.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (17.24%) Degree
4 6 (10.34%) CCNP
4 6 (10.34%) CCSA
4 6 (10.34%) CCSE
4 6 (10.34%) CESG Certified Professional
4 6 (10.34%) HND
5 5 (8.62%) CCNA
5 5 (8.62%) HNC
6 2 (3.45%) MCITP
7 1 (1.72%) MCSA
7 1 (1.72%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (31.03%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.62%) vSphere
3 5 (8.62%) XenApp
4 4 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.90%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (3.45%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.72%) NFS
6 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Backup Exec
1 4 (6.90%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (6.90%) NetBackup
1 4 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (6.90%) SCCM
1 4 (6.90%) SCOM
1 4 (6.90%) vCenter Server
1 4 (6.90%) WSUS
2 3 (5.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (3.45%) Ansible
3 2 (3.45%) Puppet
3 2 (3.45%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.72%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 27 (46.55%) Cisco
2 22 (37.93%) Microsoft
3 21 (36.21%) CheckPoint
4 17 (29.31%) VMware
5 13 (22.41%) Palo Alto
6 9 (15.52%) Juniper
7 8 (13.79%) Red Hat
7 8 (13.79%) SolarWinds
8 5 (8.62%) Citrix
8 5 (8.62%) McAfee
9 4 (6.90%) Symantec
10 3 (5.17%) Polycom
11 2 (3.45%) Veeam
12 1 (1.72%) Avaya
12 1 (1.72%) Forcepoint
12 1 (1.72%) HP
12 1 (1.72%) Meraki
12 1 (1.72%) NetApp
12 1 (1.72%) Nortel
12 1 (1.72%) Sophos