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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 62 55 44
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 11 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.39% 2.00% 2.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.38% 12.70% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 9
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£454 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.64% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £323 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -11.11%
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
149 126 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.88% 15.75% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 58 58
Average daily rate £350 £337 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.85% +6.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £597 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 20
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £14.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -14.27%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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
Warrington -3 5 £500 +17.64% 2
Chester +4 1 - - 2
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Crewe - - - - 3
Knutsford - - - -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 21 (46.67%) Cisco
2 18 (40.00%) Windows
3 14 (31.11%) CheckPoint
3 14 (31.11%) ArcSight
3 14 (31.11%) F5
4 13 (28.89%) Juniper
4 13 (28.89%) CISSP
5 12 (26.67%) UNIX
5 12 (26.67%) Linux
5 12 (26.67%) Information Security
6 11 (24.44%) DHCP
7 10 (22.22%) DNS
7 10 (22.22%) Finance
7 10 (22.22%) QA
8 8 (17.78%) Degree
8 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
8 8 (17.78%) Project Management
8 8 (17.78%) Oracle
8 8 (17.78%) SIEM
9 7 (15.56%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (15.56%) Technical Analysis
9 7 (15.56%) ITIL
9 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
9 7 (15.56%) Fortinet
10 6 (13.33%) VMware
10 6 (13.33%) Blue Coat
10 6 (13.33%) Nessus
10 6 (13.33%) Citrix
10 6 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.67%) IIS
2 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.22%) Apache
3 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.22%) Jetty
3 1 (2.22%) nginx
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Office
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.44%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (11.11%) Amazon S3
1 5 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (11.11%) Route 53
1 5 (11.11%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (6.67%) SaaS
2 3 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (24.44%) DHCP
2 10 (22.22%) DNS
3 5 (11.11%) TACACS
3 5 (11.11%) VLAN
4 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
4 4 (8.89%) VPN
4 4 (8.89%) LAN
4 4 (8.89%) WAN
5 3 (6.67%) SAN
6 2 (4.44%) NAS
6 2 (4.44%) HTTP
6 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.22%) Wireless
7 1 (2.22%) SSH
7 1 (2.22%) SSL
7 1 (2.22%) IPv4
7 1 (2.22%) SNMP
7 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.22%) SMTP
7 1 (2.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.22%) Big Data
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Maven
1 5 (11.11%) Hudson
1 5 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.22%) JUnit
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.44%) Local Government
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (15.56%) Consultant
2 6 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 5 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Design Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Mitel Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Voice Design Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Security Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Network Technician
6 2 (4.44%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (4.44%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.44%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.22%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) Servlets
1 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (11.11%) Open Source
3 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Replication
4 1 (2.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.00%) Windows
2 12 (26.67%) Linux
2 12 (26.67%) UNIX
3 5 (11.11%) CentOS
3 5 (11.11%) Solaris
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Information Security
2 8 (17.78%) Project Management
2 8 (17.78%) SIEM
3 7 (15.56%) Technical Analysis
3 7 (15.56%) ITIL
4 6 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 6 (13.33%) Business Development
4 6 (13.33%) Use Case
4 6 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (11.11%) DevOps
5 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 4 (8.89%) Change Management
6 4 (8.89%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.44%) Business Continuity
8 1 (2.22%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.22%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (2.22%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (2.22%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) Ruby
3 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.22%) Python
3 1 (2.22%) Java
3 1 (2.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (28.89%) CISSP
2 8 (17.78%) Degree
3 6 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (13.33%) PMP
3 6 (13.33%) PMI Certification
4 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.89%) GCIA
5 4 (8.89%) GCIH
5 4 (8.89%) CEH
5 4 (8.89%) CCNA
6 3 (6.67%) CCNP
6 3 (6.67%) CCSA
7 2 (4.44%) CCIE
7 2 (4.44%) ISSAP
8 1 (2.22%) CCSE
8 1 (2.22%) VCP4
8 1 (2.22%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.22%) NFS
4 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.22%) Samba
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Nessus
1 6 (13.33%) Puppet
2 5 (11.11%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.22%) Opsview
3 1 (2.22%) SCOM
3 1 (2.22%) MOM
3 1 (2.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (46.67%) Cisco
2 14 (31.11%) CheckPoint
2 14 (31.11%) F5
2 14 (31.11%) ArcSight
3 13 (28.89%) Juniper
4 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
4 8 (17.78%) Oracle
5 7 (15.56%) Fortinet
6 6 (13.33%) TippingPoint
6 6 (13.33%) Blue Coat
6 6 (13.33%) McAfee
6 6 (13.33%) VMware
6 6 (13.33%) Citrix
6 6 (13.33%) Nokia
6 6 (13.33%) Cyber-Ark
7 5 (11.11%) Red Hat
8 3 (6.67%) Mitel
8 3 (6.67%) RightScale
9 2 (4.44%) Websense
9 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds
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