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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 33 21 51
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +30
Contract jobs citing Firewall 34 60 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.19% 7.13% 2.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.52% 38.22% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 10
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£420 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.91% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £34.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +70.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+1.13% -2.22%
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
151 157 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.62% 18.65% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 68 76
Average daily rate £305 £375 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% +4.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +73.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £14.50 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014. 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 +12 11 £400 +45.45% 1
Warrington -13 5 £280 -2.60% 1
Knutsford +2 4 £425 +44.06%
Macclesfield - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 35 (42.68%) DNS
2 30 (36.59%) DHCP
3 24 (29.27%) Open Source
4 23 (28.05%) Puppet
4 23 (28.05%) DevOps
4 23 (28.05%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (28.05%) Cisco
4 23 (28.05%) Configuration Management
5 22 (26.83%) Linux
5 22 (26.83%) Windows
5 22 (26.83%) Amazon AWS
6 21 (25.61%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (25.61%) Amazon S3
6 21 (25.61%) Hudson
6 21 (25.61%) Route 53
6 21 (25.61%) Jenkins
6 21 (25.61%) Amazon ELB
6 21 (25.61%) Vagrant
6 21 (25.61%) CentOS
6 21 (25.61%) Maven
6 21 (25.61%) Red Hat
7 20 (24.39%) RightScale
8 17 (20.73%) Finance
9 15 (18.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (18.29%) SaaS
9 15 (18.29%) PaaS
9 15 (18.29%) QA
10 14 (17.07%) VLAN
10 14 (17.07%) Banking
10 14 (17.07%) Microsoft

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 8 (9.76%) Tomcat
2 7 (8.54%) CMS
2 7 (8.54%) nginx
3 6 (7.32%) Jetty
3 6 (7.32%) OpenStack
3 6 (7.32%) WebSphere
3 6 (7.32%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.32%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.32%) IIS
3 6 (7.32%) Apache
4 4 (4.88%) Lync
5 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (26.83%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (25.61%) Amazon EC2
2 21 (25.61%) Amazon S3
2 21 (25.61%) Route 53
2 21 (25.61%) Amazon ELB
3 15 (18.29%) SaaS
3 15 (18.29%) PaaS
4 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (42.68%) DNS
2 30 (36.59%) DHCP
3 14 (17.07%) VLAN
4 13 (15.85%) TCP/IP
5 12 (14.63%) LAN
6 11 (13.41%) VPN
6 11 (13.41%) HTTP
7 10 (12.20%) WAN
8 9 (10.98%) SSL
9 7 (8.54%) Internet
9 7 (8.54%) BGP
9 7 (8.54%) Wireless
10 6 (7.32%) OSPF
11 5 (6.10%) Network Security
11 5 (6.10%) SAN
11 5 (6.10%) DMZ
12 4 (4.88%) FTP
12 4 (4.88%) NetScaler
12 4 (4.88%) IPsec
12 4 (4.88%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (7.32%) Big Data
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (25.61%) Maven
1 21 (25.61%) Hudson
1 21 (25.61%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.32%) Cucumber
2 6 (7.32%) JUnit
General
1 17 (20.73%) Finance
2 14 (17.07%) Banking
3 6 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.32%) Local Government
4 2 (2.44%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Law
5 1 (1.22%) Legal
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (20.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (10.98%) Analyst
3 8 (9.76%) Consultant
4 7 (8.54%) Network Engineer
4 7 (8.54%) Security Consultant
5 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) Implementation Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) Avaya Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Network Manager
6 5 (6.10%) Architect
7 4 (4.88%) Administrator
7 4 (4.88%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Security Architect
7 4 (4.88%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) AIX Administrator
8 3 (3.66%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (2.44%) Network Security Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.32%) Servlets
2 3 (3.66%) Web Services
2 3 (3.66%) LAMP
2 3 (3.66%) Application Packaging
2 3 (3.66%) JSP
3 2 (2.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (29.27%) Open Source
2 5 (6.10%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.66%) Firmware
3 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.44%) Replication
4 2 (2.44%) Clustering
5 1 (1.22%) iPhone
5 1 (1.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (26.83%) Windows
1 22 (26.83%) Linux
2 21 (25.61%) CentOS
3 15 (18.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (13.41%) UNIX
6 8 (9.76%) Solaris
7 6 (7.32%) AIX
8 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.44%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.05%) Configuration Management
1 23 (28.05%) Continuous Integration
1 23 (28.05%) DevOps
2 8 (9.76%) Information Security
3 6 (7.32%) Change Management
3 6 (7.32%) Performance Testing
3 6 (7.32%) Web Development
3 6 (7.32%) Data Protection
3 6 (7.32%) JVM Tuning
4 5 (6.10%) Risk Management
4 5 (6.10%) ITIL
4 5 (6.10%) Incident Management
5 4 (4.88%) Security Management
5 4 (4.88%) Validation
5 4 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (4.88%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.66%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.66%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (3.66%) Release Management
6 3 (3.66%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.98%) Java
2 6 (7.32%) Ruby
3 5 (6.10%) SQL
4 3 (3.66%) VB
4 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (13.41%) CCNP
1 11 (13.41%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.32%) CCNA
2 6 (7.32%) CCSA
2 6 (7.32%) CCIE
3 5 (6.10%) CISSP
4 2 (2.44%) CCIP
4 2 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.44%) PMP
4 2 (2.44%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.44%) CISM
4 2 (2.44%) GCIA
4 2 (2.44%) GCIH
4 2 (2.44%) CEH
5 1 (1.22%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.29%) QA
2 3 (3.66%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (3.66%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.44%) vSphere
4 2 (2.44%) vCloud
4 2 (2.44%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.22%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 23 (28.05%) Puppet
2 21 (25.61%) Vagrant
3 4 (4.88%) Tivoli
4 3 (3.66%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.66%) FortiGate
4 3 (3.66%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (3.66%) SCCM
4 3 (3.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.44%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.44%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (28.05%) Cisco
2 21 (25.61%) Red Hat
3 20 (24.39%) RightScale
4 14 (17.07%) Microsoft
5 10 (12.20%) Juniper
5 10 (12.20%) SolarWinds
6 9 (10.98%) Citrix
7 7 (8.54%) Avaya
7 7 (8.54%) Verint
8 6 (7.32%) F5
8 6 (7.32%) Fortinet
9 5 (6.10%) VMware
10 4 (4.88%) Blue Coat
10 4 (4.88%) Websense
10 4 (4.88%) HP
11 3 (3.66%) CA
11 3 (3.66%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.66%) Symantec
11 3 (3.66%) Akamai
12 2 (2.44%) Riverbed
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