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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 58 32 25
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 18 34 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.84% 4.28% 6.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.36% 25.19% 27.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 13
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£400 £422 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +53.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £490 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -44.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -12.08%
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
110 135 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.25% 16.98% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 58 66
Average daily rate £450 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 24
Average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.21% -45.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £14.00 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -8 9 £350 +12.90% 2
Northwich - 2 £300 - 1
Warrington -7 1 £475 +69.64% 6
Crewe - 1 - - 2
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (35.00%) DNS
2 13 (32.50%) DHCP
2 13 (32.50%) VMware
3 12 (30.00%) Cisco
3 12 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (27.50%) SAN
4 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
5 10 (25.00%) LAN
6 9 (22.50%) Windows
6 9 (22.50%) Network Security
7 8 (20.00%) WAN
7 8 (20.00%) Citrix
7 8 (20.00%) CCNP
7 8 (20.00%) CCNA
8 7 (17.50%) Information Security
8 7 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (17.50%) ArcSight
9 6 (15.00%) NAS
9 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (15.00%) Load Balancing
9 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
9 6 (15.00%) Finance
9 6 (15.00%) Red Hat
9 6 (15.00%) CheckPoint
10 5 (12.50%) Middleware
10 5 (12.50%) CISSP
10 5 (12.50%) HP
10 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
10 5 (12.50%) Software Delivery
10 5 (12.50%) PowerShell

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.50%) Jetty
2 1 (2.50%) nginx
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.50%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (10.00%) Amazon S3
2 4 (10.00%) Route 53
2 4 (10.00%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.00%) SaaS
3 2 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.00%) DNS
2 13 (32.50%) DHCP
3 11 (27.50%) SAN
4 10 (25.00%) LAN
5 9 (22.50%) Network Security
6 8 (20.00%) WAN
7 6 (15.00%) NAS
8 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 4 (10.00%) VLAN
10 3 (7.50%) Wireless
10 3 (7.50%) OSPF
10 3 (7.50%) VPN
11 2 (5.00%) SSL
11 2 (5.00%) HTTP
11 2 (5.00%) BGP
11 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (5.00%) NetScaler
11 2 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
12 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.50%) Big Data
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
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%) JUnit
2 1 (2.50%) MSI
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Local Government
2 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 7 (17.50%) Network Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 5 (12.50%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Architect
6 3 (7.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Information Security Project Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Security Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Security Project Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Information Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) Network Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.00%) Replication
2 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (5.00%) GIS
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Linux
2 4 (10.00%) CentOS
3 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.00%) UNIX
3 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) Solaris
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) Information Security
2 6 (15.00%) Load Balancing
3 5 (12.50%) SIEM
3 5 (12.50%) Software Delivery
4 4 (10.00%) Auto-Scaling
4 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 4 (10.00%) Open Source
4 4 (10.00%) Web Development
4 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.00%) Migration
5 3 (7.50%) Project Management
5 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
5 3 (7.50%) Business Development
5 3 (7.50%) DevOps
6 2 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.00%) Ruby
2 4 (10.00%) SQL
3 2 (5.00%) Perl
3 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.50%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (20.00%) CCNP
2 8 (20.00%) CCNA
3 5 (12.50%) CISSP
4 4 (10.00%) A+ Certification
4 4 (10.00%) CEH
4 4 (10.00%) Degree
5 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (7.50%) PMP
5 3 (7.50%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.50%) CCSA
6 1 (2.50%) HNC
6 1 (2.50%) CCIE
6 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.50%) XenApp
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) SCCM
2 4 (10.00%) Puppet
2 4 (10.00%) OpenView
2 4 (10.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) VMware
2 12 (30.00%) Cisco
3 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
4 8 (20.00%) Citrix
5 7 (17.50%) ArcSight
6 6 (15.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (15.00%) CheckPoint
7 5 (12.50%) HP
8 4 (10.00%) Juniper
8 4 (10.00%) Veritas
8 4 (10.00%) Symantec
8 4 (10.00%) Veeam
8 4 (10.00%) F5
9 3 (7.50%) TippingPoint
9 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds
9 3 (7.50%) Cyber-Ark
9 3 (7.50%) McAfee
9 3 (7.50%) Blue Coat
9 3 (7.50%) Nokia
9 3 (7.50%) Sun
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