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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 37 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 27 34 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.46% 3.46% 2.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.01% 20.36% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 12
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£500 £400 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £289 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £425 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £51.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -75.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.63 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -16.82%
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
142 167 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.21% 16.97% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 79 91
Average daily rate £345 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £471 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 22
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £31.56 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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
Warrington -5 15 £500 +63.93% 3
Chester +7 6 £500 +17.64% 1
Daresbury - 1 - -
Crewe - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 29 (46.03%) Cisco
2 18 (28.57%) Linux
2 18 (28.57%) CISSP
3 17 (26.98%) Juniper
3 17 (26.98%) UNIX
3 17 (26.98%) Windows
4 13 (20.63%) CheckPoint
4 13 (20.63%) Finance
4 13 (20.63%) Information Security
4 13 (20.63%) Fortinet
4 13 (20.63%) F5
5 12 (19.05%) QA
6 11 (17.46%) DHCP
6 11 (17.46%) ArcSight
7 10 (15.87%) TCP/IP
7 10 (15.87%) DNS
8 9 (14.29%) TACACS
8 9 (14.29%) Open Source
8 9 (14.29%) DevOps
9 8 (12.70%) SIEM
9 8 (12.70%) Puppet
9 8 (12.70%) Hudson
9 8 (12.70%) Route 53
9 8 (12.70%) Jenkins
9 8 (12.70%) Amazon ELB
9 8 (12.70%) Vagrant
9 8 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (12.70%) CentOS
9 8 (12.70%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (12.70%) Amazon S3

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (6.35%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.76%) nginx
3 2 (3.17%) Jetty
3 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.17%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.17%) CMS
3 2 (3.17%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.17%) IIS
3 2 (3.17%) Apache
3 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.76%) MS Office
3 2 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.17%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.70%) Route 53
1 8 (12.70%) Amazon ELB
1 8 (12.70%) Amazon EC2
1 8 (12.70%) Amazon S3
1 8 (12.70%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.52%) SaaS
2 6 (9.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.46%) DHCP
2 10 (15.87%) TCP/IP
2 10 (15.87%) DNS
3 9 (14.29%) TACACS
4 8 (12.70%) VLAN
5 5 (7.94%) WAN
5 5 (7.94%) LAN
5 5 (7.94%) VPN
6 4 (6.35%) Network Security
6 4 (6.35%) IPsec
6 4 (6.35%) SSL
6 4 (6.35%) OSPF
6 4 (6.35%) BGP
7 3 (4.76%) NetScreen
7 3 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (3.17%) Wireless
8 2 (3.17%) HTTP
9 1 (1.59%) H.323
9 1 (1.59%) Internet
9 1 (1.59%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Big Data
1 2 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Hudson
1 8 (12.70%) Jenkins
1 8 (12.70%) Maven
2 2 (3.17%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.17%) JUnit
General
1 13 (20.63%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Banking
3 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.35%) Local Government
4 1 (1.59%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Law
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (19.05%) Consultant
2 9 (14.29%) Architect
3 7 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Security Architect
4 6 (9.52%) Network Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Security Consultant
6 4 (6.35%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.76%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Network Manager
7 3 (4.76%) Design Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Voice Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Mitel Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Implementation Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Avaya Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Security Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) Servlets
2 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Open Source
2 7 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.17%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.57%) Linux
2 17 (26.98%) UNIX
2 17 (26.98%) Windows
3 8 (12.70%) CentOS
3 8 (12.70%) Solaris
4 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.17%) AIX
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) Information Security
2 9 (14.29%) DevOps
3 8 (12.70%) SIEM
3 8 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (12.70%) Configuration Management
3 8 (12.70%) Change Management
4 7 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
5 6 (9.52%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (9.52%) Use Case
5 6 (9.52%) ITIL
5 6 (9.52%) Project Management
6 5 (7.94%) Risk Management
6 5 (7.94%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (6.35%) Business Development
7 4 (6.35%) Validation
7 4 (6.35%) Security Management
7 4 (6.35%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.76%) Data Protection
9 2 (3.17%) Performance Testing
9 2 (3.17%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.76%) Java
2 2 (3.17%) Ruby
3 1 (1.59%) Python
3 1 (1.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (28.57%) CISSP
2 6 (9.52%) GCIA
2 6 (9.52%) GCIH
2 6 (9.52%) CEH
3 5 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.94%) CCNP
3 5 (7.94%) CCNA
3 5 (7.94%) CCSA
3 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.35%) Degree
4 4 (6.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (6.35%) CCIE
4 4 (6.35%) PMP
4 4 (6.35%) PMI Certification
5 3 (4.76%) ISSAP
6 2 (3.17%) CISM
7 1 (1.59%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.05%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.17%) vSphere
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (12.70%) Puppet
1 8 (12.70%) Vagrant
2 6 (9.52%) Nessus
3 2 (3.17%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.59%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 29 (46.03%) Cisco
2 17 (26.98%) Juniper
3 13 (20.63%) CheckPoint
3 13 (20.63%) Fortinet
3 13 (20.63%) F5
4 11 (17.46%) ArcSight
5 8 (12.70%) Red Hat
5 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
5 8 (12.70%) Oracle
6 6 (9.52%) RightScale
6 6 (9.52%) Blue Coat
6 6 (9.52%) Websense
7 5 (7.94%) Citrix
7 5 (7.94%) VMware
8 4 (6.35%) SolarWinds
8 4 (6.35%) TippingPoint
8 4 (6.35%) Cyber-Ark
8 4 (6.35%) Nokia
8 4 (6.35%) McAfee
9 3 (4.76%) Avaya
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