The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 35 52 38
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 41 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.85% 1.33% 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.03% 8.20% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 14
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £338 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £55.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +340.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.43% -30.83%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
128 122 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.13% 16.25% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 65
Average daily rate £340 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £224 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £9.20 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Firewall
North West

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester +12 32 £350 -
Warrington 0 6 £425 +36.00% 2
Knutsford - - - - 3
Macclesfield - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 41 (62.12%) DNS
2 33 (50.00%) DHCP
3 29 (43.94%) Cisco
4 25 (37.88%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (34.85%) Configuration Management
5 23 (34.85%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (34.85%) Open Source
6 22 (33.33%) Puppet
7 21 (31.82%) CCNP
8 20 (30.30%) Red Hat
8 20 (30.30%) Hudson
8 20 (30.30%) Route 53
8 20 (30.30%) Amazon EC2
8 20 (30.30%) Amazon S3
8 20 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
8 20 (30.30%) Jenkins
8 20 (30.30%) Vagrant
8 20 (30.30%) Amazon ELB
8 20 (30.30%) CentOS
8 20 (30.30%) Maven
9 18 (27.27%) RightScale
10 16 (24.24%) TCP/IP
10 16 (24.24%) LAN
11 15 (22.73%) ITIL
12 14 (21.21%) Windows
12 14 (21.21%) WAN
12 14 (21.21%) Linux
12 14 (21.21%) HTTP
12 14 (21.21%) Juniper
12 14 (21.21%) F5

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (12.12%) WebSphere
1 8 (12.12%) Tomcat
2 7 (10.61%) Apache
2 7 (10.61%) nginx
2 7 (10.61%) Jetty
2 7 (10.61%) OpenStack
3 5 (7.58%) IIS
4 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.03%) Lync
5 2 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 20 (30.30%) Route 53
1 20 (30.30%) Amazon EC2
1 20 (30.30%) Amazon S3
1 20 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (30.30%) Amazon ELB
2 9 (13.64%) SaaS
2 9 (13.64%) PaaS
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (62.12%) DNS
2 33 (50.00%) DHCP
3 16 (24.24%) TCP/IP
3 16 (24.24%) LAN
4 14 (21.21%) WAN
4 14 (21.21%) HTTP
5 13 (19.70%) VPN
5 13 (19.70%) Internet
6 11 (16.67%) NetScaler
7 10 (15.15%) Wireless
8 9 (13.64%) BGP
8 9 (13.64%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (12.12%) SSL
9 8 (12.12%) MPLS
10 7 (10.61%) OSPF
10 7 (10.61%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (9.09%) VoIP
12 5 (7.58%) DMZ
12 5 (7.58%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (10.61%) Big Data
2 2 (3.03%) DB2
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 20 (30.30%) Hudson
1 20 (30.30%) Jenkins
1 20 (30.30%) Maven
2 7 (10.61%) JUnit
2 7 (10.61%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (13.64%) Banking
2 8 (12.12%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.09%) Finance
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (22.73%) Network Engineer
2 12 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (6.06%) Implementation Engineer
3 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (6.06%) Analyst
3 4 (6.06%) Consultant
3 4 (6.06%) Security Consultant
4 3 (4.55%) Security Analyst
4 3 (4.55%) Network Analyst
4 3 (4.55%) Network Security Analyst
5 2 (3.03%) Data Network Analyst
5 2 (3.03%) Web Engineer
5 2 (3.03%) Senior Web Engineer
5 2 (3.03%) VoIP Engineer
5 2 (3.03%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (3.03%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 2 (3.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (3.03%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (3.03%) Server Engineer
5 2 (3.03%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.61%) Servlets
2 3 (4.55%) LAMP
2 3 (4.55%) JSP
3 2 (3.03%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 2 (3.03%) Middleware
4 1 (1.52%) SOAP
4 1 (1.52%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (34.85%) Open Source
2 5 (7.58%) Firmware
3 4 (6.06%) e-Health
4 3 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.03%) Clustering
6 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.52%) Replication
6 1 (1.52%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.30%) CentOS
2 14 (21.21%) Windows
2 14 (21.21%) Linux
3 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.09%) UNIX
6 3 (4.55%) AIX
6 3 (4.55%) Solaris
7 2 (3.03%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.85%) Configuration Management
1 23 (34.85%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (22.73%) ITIL
3 11 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 11 (16.67%) Information Security
4 8 (12.12%) Load Balancing
4 8 (12.12%) Performance Testing
5 7 (10.61%) JVM Tuning
6 6 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (7.58%) Risk Management
7 5 (7.58%) Incident Management
8 4 (6.06%) Problem Management
8 4 (6.06%) Network Management
8 4 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.55%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.55%) Network Design
9 3 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (4.55%) Web Development
9 3 (4.55%) OWASP
9 3 (4.55%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) Java
2 7 (10.61%) Ruby
3 3 (4.55%) SQL
4 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.03%) Perl
5 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.52%) VB
5 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (37.88%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (31.82%) CCNP
3 7 (10.61%) CCNA
3 7 (10.61%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.55%) CCIP
5 2 (3.03%) CCDP
6 1 (1.52%) PMP
6 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.70%) QA
2 3 (4.55%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.06%) ProxySG
2 4 (6.06%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.03%) vCloud
3 2 (3.03%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (1.52%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.52%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (33.33%) Puppet
2 20 (30.30%) Vagrant
3 4 (6.06%) Netcool
4 3 (4.55%) Tivoli
4 3 (4.55%) FortiGate
5 2 (3.03%) SCCM
5 2 (3.03%) BladeLogic
5 2 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.03%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.52%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.52%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 29 (43.94%) Cisco
2 20 (30.30%) Red Hat
3 18 (27.27%) RightScale
4 14 (21.21%) Juniper
4 14 (21.21%) F5
5 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 11 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 9 (13.64%) Blue Coat
7 7 (10.61%) HP
8 4 (6.06%) NetScout
8 4 (6.06%) Citrix
9 3 (4.55%) Mitel
9 3 (4.55%) Nortel
9 3 (4.55%) Avaya
9 3 (4.55%) Akamai
9 3 (4.55%) Riverbed
10 2 (3.03%) ProCurve
10 2 (3.03%) IBM
10 2 (3.03%) SAP
10 2 (3.03%) VMware
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