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 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 52 35 49
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 20 35 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.20% 4.34% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.33% 28.46% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 8
Average daily rate
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£420 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £325 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+43.75% -3.61%
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
150 123 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.50% 15.26% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 38 49
Average daily rate £398 £340 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.91% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £133 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 14
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 April 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 1 April 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 -7 7 £500 +17.64%
Chester -12 3 £463 +32.14% 1
Crewe - 1 £150 -
Wilmslow - 1 - - 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
Nantwich - - - - 1
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 17 (42.50%) Cisco
2 15 (37.50%) Windows
3 14 (35.00%) CheckPoint
3 14 (35.00%) ArcSight
4 12 (30.00%) F5
4 12 (30.00%) DHCP
5 11 (27.50%) DNS
5 11 (27.50%) Juniper
5 11 (27.50%) Finance
5 11 (27.50%) Information Security
6 10 (25.00%) Degree
7 8 (20.00%) Nokia
7 8 (20.00%) Project Management
7 8 (20.00%) McAfee
7 8 (20.00%) PMP
7 8 (20.00%) PMI Certification
7 8 (20.00%) CISSP
7 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 8 (20.00%) UNIX
7 8 (20.00%) Linux
7 8 (20.00%) QA
7 8 (20.00%) Blue Coat
7 8 (20.00%) VMware
7 8 (20.00%) Cyber-Ark
7 8 (20.00%) TippingPoint
7 8 (20.00%) Business Development
8 7 (17.50%) Oracle
9 6 (15.00%) ITIL
9 6 (15.00%) SAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (7.50%) IIS
1 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.50%) Jetty
3 1 (2.50%) nginx
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon S3
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (10.00%) Route 53
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
2 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.00%) DHCP
2 11 (27.50%) DNS
3 6 (15.00%) SAN
4 5 (12.50%) VPN
5 4 (10.00%) VLAN
6 3 (7.50%) Network Security
6 3 (7.50%) NAS
6 3 (7.50%) TACACS
6 3 (7.50%) LAN
6 3 (7.50%) WAN
6 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (5.00%) Wireless
7 2 (5.00%) HTTP
8 1 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (2.50%) tcpdump
8 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.50%) IPv4
8 1 (2.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.50%) Big Data
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) MySQL
3 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Maven
1 4 (10.00%) Hudson
1 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.50%) MSI
2 1 (2.50%) JUnit
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (12.50%) Consultant
3 3 (7.50%) Information Security Project Manager
3 3 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Voice Design Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Voice Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Mitel Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Architect
3 3 (7.50%) Network Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Network Technician
3 3 (7.50%) Design Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Security Project Manager
3 3 (7.50%) Security Manager
3 3 (7.50%) Information Manager
3 3 (7.50%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (10.00%) Open Source
3 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) UNIX
2 8 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (10.00%) Solaris
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.00%) CentOS
4 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Information Security
2 8 (20.00%) Project Management
2 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 8 (20.00%) Business Development
3 6 (15.00%) ITIL
3 6 (15.00%) SIEM
4 5 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
4 5 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (12.50%) Use Case
5 4 (10.00%) Change Management
5 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (10.00%) Auto-Scaling
6 3 (7.50%) DevOps
6 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
7 2 (5.00%) Project Planning
7 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity
7 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.00%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (5.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) Ruby
1 2 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) VBScript
2 1 (2.50%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) Perl
2 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Degree
2 8 (20.00%) PMP
2 8 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 8 (20.00%) CISSP
2 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.00%) GCIA
5 2 (5.00%) GCIH
5 2 (5.00%) CEH
5 2 (5.00%) CCNA
6 1 (2.50%) CCNP
6 1 (2.50%) HNC
6 1 (2.50%) CCSA
6 1 (2.50%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.50%) iptables
5 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.50%) XenApp
5 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.50%) NFS
5 1 (2.50%) Samba
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Puppet
1 5 (12.50%) Nessus
2 4 (10.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.50%) Opsview
3 1 (2.50%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) SCOM
3 1 (2.50%) MOM
3 1 (2.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Cisco
2 14 (35.00%) CheckPoint
2 14 (35.00%) ArcSight
3 12 (30.00%) F5
4 11 (27.50%) Juniper
5 8 (20.00%) Nokia
5 8 (20.00%) McAfee
5 8 (20.00%) Blue Coat
5 8 (20.00%) VMware
5 8 (20.00%) Cyber-Ark
5 8 (20.00%) TippingPoint
6 7 (17.50%) Oracle
7 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (12.50%) Citrix
9 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
10 3 (7.50%) Fortinet
10 3 (7.50%) Mitel
11 2 (5.00%) RightScale
12 1 (2.50%) HP
12 1 (2.50%) Avaya
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