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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 54 46
Rank change year-on-year +19 -8  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 30 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.28% 3.78% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.52% 22.81% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 9
Median daily rate £263 £140 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +87.50% -49.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £138 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.44 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -7.44% -23.63%  

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 109 114 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 15.55% 16.59% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 78 41
Median daily rate £375 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +36.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £140 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £466 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 6
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +307.40% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 +28 29 £263 +90.90% 10
West Wales -14 1 - -
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 62 (92.54%) Cisco
2 33 (49.25%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (38.81%) Security Cleared
4 25 (37.31%) Windows
5 24 (35.82%) SC Cleared
6 23 (34.33%) Microsoft
7 22 (32.84%) CCNA
7 22 (32.84%) LAN
8 21 (31.34%) HP
9 19 (28.36%) Active Directory
9 19 (28.36%) ITIL
10 17 (25.37%) CCNP
10 17 (25.37%) Fortinet
10 17 (25.37%) VMware
11 16 (23.88%) WAN
11 16 (23.88%) Windows Server
12 15 (22.39%) HP Data Protector
13 14 (20.90%) Tivoli
13 14 (20.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 13 (19.40%) Intel Security
14 13 (19.40%) F5
15 12 (17.91%) Internet
15 12 (17.91%) Change Control
16 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (16.42%) MS Excel
17 10 (14.93%) Blue Coat
17 10 (14.93%) CheckPoint
18 9 (13.43%) ProxySG
18 9 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
18 9 (13.43%) Cisco ASA

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 4 (5.97%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (16.42%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.97%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (32.84%) LAN
2 16 (23.88%) WAN
3 12 (17.91%) Internet
4 9 (13.43%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (11.94%) VPN
6 7 (10.45%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (7.46%) iSCSI
7 5 (7.46%) Network Security
7 5 (7.46%) Wireless
8 4 (5.97%) BGP
8 4 (5.97%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (5.97%) EIGRP
9 3 (4.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (4.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (4.48%) IP Telephony
9 3 (4.48%) OSPF
9 3 (4.48%) SAN
9 3 (4.48%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
9 3 (4.48%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.49%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (53.73%) Network Engineer
2 14 (20.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 11 (16.42%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (16.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 10 (14.93%) Technical Engineer
5 9 (13.43%) Technical Support
6 8 (11.94%) Support Engineer
7 7 (10.45%) Analyst
8 6 (8.96%) Technical Support Engineer
9 5 (7.46%) Firewall Engineer
9 5 (7.46%) Security Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Juniper Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Network Security Engineer
11 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (4.48%) LAN Engineer
11 3 (4.48%) Network Support
11 3 (4.48%) Project Engineer
11 3 (4.48%) Security Analyst
11 3 (4.48%) Server Engineer
11 3 (4.48%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.48%) PKI
3 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.31%) Windows
2 16 (23.88%) Windows Server
3 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (8.96%) Linux
5 3 (4.48%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.48%) Windows 8
5 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) ITIL
2 12 (17.91%) Change Control
3 6 (8.96%) Information Security
3 6 (8.96%) SIEM
4 5 (7.46%) Process Improvement
5 3 (4.48%) Business Development
5 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.48%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (4.48%) Digital Forensics
5 3 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.48%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (4.48%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (4.48%) Project Governance
5 3 (4.48%) Software Licensing
5 3 (4.48%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 3 (4.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (2.99%) Computer Security
6 2 (2.99%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.99%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.99%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.48%) C
2 1 (1.49%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 33 (49.25%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (38.81%) Security Cleared
3 24 (35.82%) SC Cleared
4 22 (32.84%) CCNA
5 17 (25.37%) CCNP
6 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (5.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (4.48%) CISSP
9 2 (2.99%) CCIE
9 2 (2.99%) CISM
9 2 (2.99%) Degree
9 2 (2.99%) GIAC
10 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.49%) CCIP
10 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
2 3 (4.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (28.36%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.43%) ProxySG
2 9 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.99%) pfSense
3 2 (2.99%) Snort
4 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (22.39%) HP Data Protector
2 14 (20.90%) Tivoli
2 14 (20.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (4.48%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.48%) Nessus
3 3 (4.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (4.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (4.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.49%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.49%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.49%) SCCM
4 1 (1.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 62 (92.54%) Cisco
2 23 (34.33%) Microsoft
3 21 (31.34%) HP
4 17 (25.37%) Fortinet
4 17 (25.37%) VMware
5 13 (19.40%) F5
5 13 (19.40%) Intel Security
6 10 (14.93%) Blue Coat
6 10 (14.93%) CheckPoint
7 7 (10.45%) Juniper
8 4 (5.97%) Citrix
9 3 (4.48%) Avaya
9 3 (4.48%) Brocade
9 3 (4.48%) Genesys
9 3 (4.48%) NICE Systems
9 3 (4.48%) ScanSafe
9 3 (4.48%) Sourcefire
9 3 (4.48%) Splunk
9 3 (4.48%) Symantec
10 1 (1.49%) Vyatta
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