Period
to 17 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 17 January 2021 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
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 32 59 36
Rank change year-on-year +27 -23 +26
Contract jobs citing Firewall 28 71 105
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Wiltshire 5.60% 3.85% 5.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 28.06% 33.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 47 56
Median daily rate £463 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.35% -3.13% -
10th Percentile £373 £260 £266
90th Percentile £588 £605 £688
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £41.77
% change year-on-year -11.11% +7.75% +138.66%

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 112 253 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 22.40% 13.74% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 172 185
Median daily rate £456 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% +12.50% -8.57%
10th Percentile £275 £298 £121
90th Percentile £638 £563 £633
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 16
Median hourly rate £47.50 £48.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +2.13% +59.32%
10th Percentile £28.07 £46.15 £17.50
90th Percentile £52.10 £51.85 £49.50
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.55
% change year-on-year - +19.84% +41.70%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Wiltshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Wiltshire.

Daily rate trend for Firewall in Wiltshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Firewall in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 17 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Firewall in Wiltshire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Wiltshire.

Hourly rate trend for Firewall in Wiltshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 17 January 2021. 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
Corsham +12 7 £500 +2.56% 1
Swindon +16 6 £325 -16.13% 2
Firewall
South West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2021, 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 20 (71.43%) Cisco
2 19 (67.86%) Security Cleared
3 17 (60.71%) SC Cleared
4 16 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (53.57%) CCNP
5 15 (53.57%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (46.43%) VMware
8 12 (42.86%) OSPF
8 12 (42.86%) BGP
9 11 (39.29%) DV Cleared
10 10 (35.71%) CCIE
11 9 (32.14%) VXLAN
12 8 (28.57%) VMware NSX
12 8 (28.57%) Cisco Firepower
12 8 (28.57%) MPLS
12 8 (28.57%) Network Design
12 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (25.00%) SolarWinds
13 7 (25.00%) F5
13 7 (25.00%) EIGRP
13 7 (25.00%) CCNA
13 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
14 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
14 5 (17.86%) Windows
14 5 (17.86%) DevOps
14 5 (17.86%) Software-Defined Networking
14 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
15 4 (14.29%) Private Cloud
15 4 (14.29%) Public Cloud

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 2 (7.14%) Confluence
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Azure
2 3 (10.71%) AWS
2 3 (10.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (3.57%) Office 365
3 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (53.57%) Cisco ASA
2 14 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (42.86%) BGP
3 12 (42.86%) OSPF
4 9 (32.14%) VXLAN
5 8 (28.57%) Cisco Firepower
5 8 (28.57%) MPLS
6 7 (25.00%) EIGRP
7 5 (17.86%) Software-Defined Networking
8 4 (14.29%) BIG-IP
8 4 (14.29%) LAN
8 4 (14.29%) Network Security
8 4 (14.29%) WAN
9 2 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (7.14%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (7.14%) DNS
10 1 (3.57%) DMVPN
10 1 (3.57%) Multicast
10 1 (3.57%) NX-OS
10 1 (3.57%) Skype
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Bitbucket
1 2 (7.14%) JIRA
1 2 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3 (10.71%) Electronics
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
1 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
1 3 (10.71%) Marketing
1 3 (10.71%) Public Sector
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Military
2 1 (3.57%) Police
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Network Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Security Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Azure DevOps
5 2 (7.14%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) IT Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) ModSecurity
2 2 (7.14%) 802.1X
3 1 (3.57%) COM
3 1 (3.57%) JSON
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (14.29%) Private Cloud
3 4 (14.29%) Public Cloud
4 2 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.57%) Unix
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Network Design
2 5 (17.86%) DevOps
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.71%) Business Continuity
4 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (10.71%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (10.71%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (10.71%) OWASP
4 3 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (10.71%) Programme Management
4 3 (10.71%) Security Operations
4 3 (10.71%) Service Design
4 3 (10.71%) Threat Intelligence
4 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.14%) Critical Thinking
5 2 (7.14%) Network Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) Product Roadmap
6 1 (3.57%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) Python
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (67.86%) Security Cleared
2 17 (60.71%) SC Cleared
3 16 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (53.57%) CCNP
5 11 (39.29%) DV Cleared
6 10 (35.71%) CCIE
7 7 (25.00%) CCNA
8 3 (10.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (7.14%) VCDX
10 1 (3.57%) CCDA
10 1 (3.57%) CCDE
10 1 (3.57%) CEH
10 1 (3.57%) CISSP
10 1 (3.57%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (3.57%) Degree
10 1 (3.57%) JNCIE
10 1 (3.57%) MCSA
10 1 (3.57%) MCSE
10 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (28.57%) VMware NSX
2 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) vCenter Server
2 2 (7.14%) Ansible
2 2 (7.14%) FortiGate
2 2 (7.14%) OPNET
2 2 (7.14%) Packer
2 2 (7.14%) Terraform
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (71.43%) Cisco
2 13 (46.43%) VMware
3 7 (25.00%) F5
3 7 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 4 (14.29%) Palo Alto
4 4 (14.29%) Splunk
5 3 (10.71%) SAP
6 2 (7.14%) Atlassian
6 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.14%) Juniper
6 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.57%) AlgoSec
7 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.57%) Citrix
7 1 (3.57%) Dell
7 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.57%) Meraki
7 1 (3.57%) Tufin
7 1 (3.57%) Veeam