The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 50 36 33
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 21 32 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.27% 4.09% 5.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.27% 24.43% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 13
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£413 £310 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.06% +7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £235 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Average hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% -5.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £15.80 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £45.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -16.48%
Firewall
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
109 131 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.77% 16.73% 19.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 57 52
Average daily rate £425 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £615 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 18
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.20 £16.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Cheshire region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Cheshire region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -8 9 £350 +12.90% 6
Runcorn - 1 - - 2
Crewe - 1 - - 2
Northwich - 1 - - 1
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 16 (39.02%) DNS
2 15 (36.59%) DHCP
2 15 (36.59%) VMware
3 14 (34.15%) Cisco
4 12 (29.27%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (29.27%) SAN
4 12 (29.27%) Windows
5 11 (26.83%) LAN
5 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
6 9 (21.95%) WAN
7 8 (19.51%) Citrix
7 8 (19.51%) CheckPoint
7 8 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (19.51%) ArcSight
8 7 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (17.07%) Network Security
8 7 (17.07%) CCNP
8 7 (17.07%) CCNA
8 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
8 7 (17.07%) Finance
8 7 (17.07%) Information Security
9 6 (14.63%) VPN
9 6 (14.63%) Red Hat
9 6 (14.63%) Degree
9 6 (14.63%) VLAN
9 6 (14.63%) Load Balancing
9 6 (14.63%) NAS
9 6 (14.63%) Data Centre
10 5 (12.20%) Software Delivery
10 5 (12.20%) PowerShell

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) IIS
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.44%) Apache
3 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.44%) Jetty
3 1 (2.44%) nginx
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.76%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (9.76%) Amazon S3
2 4 (9.76%) Route 53
2 4 (9.76%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (4.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.44%) SaaS
4 1 (2.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (39.02%) DNS
2 15 (36.59%) DHCP
3 12 (29.27%) SAN
4 11 (26.83%) LAN
5 9 (21.95%) WAN
6 7 (17.07%) Network Security
7 6 (14.63%) VPN
7 6 (14.63%) VLAN
7 6 (14.63%) NAS
8 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
9 3 (7.32%) OSPF
9 3 (7.32%) HTTP
10 2 (4.88%) VoIP
10 2 (4.88%) BGP
10 2 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (4.88%) Wireless
10 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (2.44%) iSCSI
11 1 (2.44%) SSH
11 1 (2.44%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.44%) Big Data
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Maven
1 4 (9.76%) Hudson
1 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.44%) JUnit
2 1 (2.44%) MSI
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
2 1 (2.44%) Local Government
2 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Project Manager
2 6 (14.63%) Consultant
3 5 (12.20%) Network Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Network Technician
5 3 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Security Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Security Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Information Security Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Network Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Information Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Information Security Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) Middleware
2 1 (2.44%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.20%) Replication
3 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.44%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Linux
3 4 (9.76%) CentOS
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.88%) UNIX
5 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) Solaris
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Information Security
2 6 (14.63%) Load Balancing
3 5 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (12.20%) Software Delivery
4 4 (9.76%) Auto-Scaling
4 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (9.76%) Open Source
4 4 (9.76%) SIEM
4 4 (9.76%) Business Development
4 4 (9.76%) Migration
4 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
4 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
4 4 (9.76%) Project Management
5 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
5 3 (7.32%) Web Development
5 3 (7.32%) DevOps
5 3 (7.32%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.88%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) SQL
1 5 (12.20%) Ruby
1 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.32%) Bash Shell
2 3 (7.32%) Perl
3 1 (2.44%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) VBScript
3 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.07%) CCNP
2 7 (17.07%) CCNA
3 6 (14.63%) Degree
4 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (9.76%) PMP
4 4 (9.76%) PMI Certification
5 3 (7.32%) A+ Certification
5 3 (7.32%) CISSP
5 3 (7.32%) CEH
6 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) HNC
6 1 (2.44%) CCIE
6 1 (2.44%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
3 5 (12.20%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.44%) XenApp
5 1 (2.44%) iptables
5 1 (2.44%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.44%) Samba
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) SCCM
1 5 (12.20%) Puppet
2 4 (9.76%) Vagrant
2 4 (9.76%) OpenView
3 1 (2.44%) MOM
3 1 (2.44%) Nagios
3 1 (2.44%) SCOM
3 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.44%) Opsview
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) VMware
2 14 (34.15%) Cisco
3 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
4 8 (19.51%) Citrix
4 8 (19.51%) CheckPoint
4 8 (19.51%) ArcSight
5 6 (14.63%) Red Hat
6 5 (12.20%) F5
6 5 (12.20%) Juniper
6 5 (12.20%) HP
7 4 (9.76%) Nokia
7 4 (9.76%) Veritas
7 4 (9.76%) Blue Coat
7 4 (9.76%) Cyber-Ark
7 4 (9.76%) McAfee
7 4 (9.76%) TippingPoint
7 4 (9.76%) Veeam
8 3 (7.32%) Symantec
9 2 (4.88%) Google
9 2 (4.88%) Sun
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £390 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Runcorn
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago