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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 56 28 50
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +22
Contract jobs citing Firewall 27 51 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.74% 6.50% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.42% 36.43% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 11
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£420 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £490 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £28.50 £45.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+39.47% -3.18%
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
139 140 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.11% 17.83% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 50 50
Average daily rate £420 £340 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 11
Average hourly rate £16.84 £42.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.37% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.50 £16.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -19 9 £350 +2.94% 10
Warrington -10 4 £500 -
Runcorn - 2 - -
Crewe - 2 £150 - 2
Northwich - 1 - - 1
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 14 (36.84%) Cisco
2 13 (34.21%) DNS
2 13 (34.21%) DHCP
3 12 (31.58%) VMware
4 11 (28.95%) Windows
4 11 (28.95%) ArcSight
5 10 (26.32%) CheckPoint
5 10 (26.32%) Information Security
6 9 (23.68%) Finance
6 9 (23.68%) SAN
6 9 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (21.05%) Degree
8 7 (18.42%) F5
8 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
8 7 (18.42%) Citrix
8 7 (18.42%) Juniper
9 6 (15.79%) Project Management
9 6 (15.79%) McAfee
9 6 (15.79%) Blue Coat
9 6 (15.79%) PMP
9 6 (15.79%) PMI Certification
9 6 (15.79%) Nokia
9 6 (15.79%) Red Hat
9 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
9 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2
9 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (15.79%) Business Development
9 6 (15.79%) TippingPoint
9 6 (15.79%) Cyber-Ark

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (7.89%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) IIS
3 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.63%) Jetty
3 1 (2.63%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.63%) nginx
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.53%) Route 53
2 4 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (10.53%) Amazon S3
2 4 (10.53%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.63%) SaaS
4 1 (2.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (34.21%) DNS
1 13 (34.21%) DHCP
2 9 (23.68%) SAN
3 5 (13.16%) Network Security
3 5 (13.16%) VLAN
3 5 (13.16%) LAN
3 5 (13.16%) WAN
3 5 (13.16%) VPN
4 3 (7.89%) NAS
4 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.26%) Wireless
5 2 (5.26%) VoIP
5 2 (5.26%) HTTP
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.63%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.63%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.63%) Big Data
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Maven
1 4 (10.53%) Hudson
1 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.63%) JUnit
2 1 (2.63%) MSI
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Local Government
2 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Project Manager
2 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Manager
2 5 (13.16%) Consultant
2 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Network Technician
3 3 (7.89%) Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.26%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Administrator
4 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Network Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Information Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.26%) Security Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Information Security Project Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Security Project Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (2.63%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Open Source
2 2 (5.26%) Replication
2 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.63%) Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.95%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Linux
3 4 (10.53%) UNIX
3 4 (10.53%) CentOS
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.26%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Information Security
2 6 (15.79%) Project Management
2 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2
2 6 (15.79%) Business Development
3 5 (13.16%) Software Delivery
3 5 (13.16%) SIEM
4 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
4 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (10.53%) Auto-Scaling
5 3 (7.89%) DevOps
5 3 (7.89%) ITIL
5 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.26%) Business Continuity
6 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
6 2 (5.26%) Use Case
6 2 (5.26%) Web Development
6 2 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) Ruby
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
2 3 (7.89%) Perl
3 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.63%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) VBScript
4 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (21.05%) Degree
3 6 (15.79%) PMP
3 6 (15.79%) PMI Certification
3 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (13.16%) CCNP
4 5 (13.16%) CCNA
5 4 (10.53%) CISSP
6 2 (5.26%) CEH
6 2 (5.26%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) CCIE
7 1 (2.63%) HNC
7 1 (2.63%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.63%) iptables
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.63%) XenApp
4 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.63%) NFS
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.63%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Puppet
2 4 (10.53%) Vagrant
3 2 (5.26%) Nessus
3 2 (5.26%) SCCM
4 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.63%) Opsview
4 1 (2.63%) SCOM
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.63%) OpenView
4 1 (2.63%) MOM
4 1 (2.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Cisco
2 12 (31.58%) VMware
3 11 (28.95%) ArcSight
4 10 (26.32%) CheckPoint
5 7 (18.42%) F5
5 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
5 7 (18.42%) Citrix
5 7 (18.42%) Juniper
6 6 (15.79%) McAfee
6 6 (15.79%) Blue Coat
6 6 (15.79%) Nokia
6 6 (15.79%) Red Hat
6 6 (15.79%) TippingPoint
6 6 (15.79%) Cyber-Ark
7 3 (7.89%) Oracle
8 2 (5.26%) Google
8 2 (5.26%) Symantec
8 2 (5.26%) HP
8 2 (5.26%) RightScale
9 1 (2.63%) Draytek
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £390 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + NEG
Posted: 14 days ago