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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 59 30 53
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +23
Contract jobs citing Firewall 22 48 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.20% 5.94% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.60% 33.33% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 8
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£423 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £240 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £400 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -6.17%
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
141 144 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.09% 17.82% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 50 50
Average daily rate £400 £340 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 10
Average hourly rate £15.83 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.29% +62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.03 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £45.00 £56.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 5 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
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 5 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 -22 5 £463 +32.14% 5
Warrington -16 4 £500 - 2
Runcorn - 2 - -
Crewe - 1 £150 - 3
Northwich - 1 - - 1
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 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 (38.89%) Cisco
1 14 (38.89%) ArcSight
2 12 (33.33%) DHCP
2 12 (33.33%) DNS
2 12 (33.33%) Information Security
3 11 (30.56%) Finance
3 11 (30.56%) VMware
3 11 (30.56%) Windows
3 11 (30.56%) CheckPoint
4 10 (27.78%) Degree
5 9 (25.00%) Juniper
6 8 (22.22%) SAN
6 8 (22.22%) PMP
6 8 (22.22%) PMI Certification
6 8 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (22.22%) Nokia
6 8 (22.22%) Project Management
6 8 (22.22%) McAfee
6 8 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 8 (22.22%) Business Development
6 8 (22.22%) Blue Coat
6 8 (22.22%) Cyber-Ark
6 8 (22.22%) TippingPoint
6 8 (22.22%) F5
7 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
8 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 6 (16.67%) Citrix
8 6 (16.67%) SIEM
9 5 (13.89%) Software Delivery

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.56%) IIS
2 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.78%) Apache
3 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.78%) Jetty
3 1 (2.78%) nginx
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon S3
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.33%) Route 53
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.78%) SaaS
2 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (33.33%) DHCP
1 12 (33.33%) DNS
2 8 (22.22%) SAN
3 5 (13.89%) VPN
4 4 (11.11%) VLAN
5 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (8.33%) LAN
5 3 (8.33%) WAN
6 2 (5.56%) VoIP
6 2 (5.56%) HTTP
6 2 (5.56%) Network Security
6 2 (5.56%) NAS
7 1 (2.78%) tcpdump
7 1 (2.78%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.78%) SNMP
7 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.78%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.78%) Big Data
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Maven
1 3 (8.33%) Hudson
1 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.78%) JUnit
2 1 (2.78%) MSI
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Project Manager
2 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (11.11%) Consultant
4 3 (8.33%) Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Information Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Information Security Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Network Technician
4 3 (8.33%) Security Project Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Security Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Information Security Project Manager
5 2 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.78%) Security Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.78%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Servlets
1 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Open Source
1 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.78%) Replication
2 1 (2.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) UNIX
3 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.33%) CentOS
4 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.78%) Solaris
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Information Security
2 8 (22.22%) Business Development
2 8 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 8 (22.22%) Project Management
3 6 (16.67%) SIEM
4 5 (13.89%) Software Delivery
5 4 (11.11%) ITIL
6 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (8.33%) Auto-Scaling
6 3 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (8.33%) Use Case
6 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.56%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.56%) DevOps
7 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
7 2 (5.56%) Business Continuity
7 2 (5.56%) Web Development
8 1 (2.78%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (2.78%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) Ruby
3 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.78%) VBScript
3 1 (2.78%) Python
3 1 (2.78%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Degree
2 8 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 8 (22.22%) PMP
2 8 (22.22%) PMI Certification
3 7 (19.44%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (13.89%) CISSP
5 3 (8.33%) CCNP
5 3 (8.33%) CCNA
6 2 (5.56%) CEH
6 2 (5.56%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.78%) HNC
7 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.78%) XenApp
4 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.78%) iptables
4 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.78%) Samba
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.78%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Puppet
2 3 (8.33%) Vagrant
2 3 (8.33%) Nessus
3 1 (2.78%) SCCM
3 1 (2.78%) SCOM
3 1 (2.78%) MOM
3 1 (2.78%) Nagios
3 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.78%) Opsview
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Cisco
1 14 (38.89%) ArcSight
2 11 (30.56%) CheckPoint
2 11 (30.56%) VMware
3 9 (25.00%) Juniper
4 8 (22.22%) Blue Coat
4 8 (22.22%) McAfee
4 8 (22.22%) Nokia
4 8 (22.22%) Cyber-Ark
4 8 (22.22%) TippingPoint
4 8 (22.22%) F5
5 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
6 6 (16.67%) Citrix
7 4 (11.11%) Oracle
8 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.56%) Symantec
9 2 (5.56%) HP
9 2 (5.56%) RightScale
10 1 (2.78%) Sun
10 1 (2.78%) Avaya
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