The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 54 54 26
Rank change year-on-year
0 -28
Contract jobs citing Firewall 33 26 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.21% 2.65% 6.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.03% 18.84% 36.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 19
Median daily rate £425 £420 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £261 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £485 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £28.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £28.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +47.36%
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
183 138 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.82% 14.07% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 72 51
Median daily rate £385 £420 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £605 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 22 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.84 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.70% -60.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -12 8 £575 +15.00% 2
Crewe +8 6 - -
Daresbury - 5 £425 -
Chester -8 2 £500 +42.85%
Knutsford - 1 £325 -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 28 (43.08%) Cisco
2 27 (41.54%) Juniper
3 26 (40.00%) VPN
4 24 (36.92%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (33.85%) CCNP
5 22 (33.85%) LAN
6 18 (27.69%) DNS
6 18 (27.69%) WAN
6 18 (27.69%) Security Cleared
7 17 (26.15%) SC Cleared
8 16 (24.62%) Network Security
8 16 (24.62%) Palo Alto
9 15 (23.08%) CCNA
10 14 (21.54%) DHCP
10 14 (21.54%) SSL
11 13 (20.00%) SSH
11 13 (20.00%) IPsec
11 13 (20.00%) VMware
12 12 (18.46%) VLAN
12 12 (18.46%) Data Centre
13 10 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
13 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
13 10 (15.38%) Linux
13 10 (15.38%) OSPF
14 9 (13.85%) BGP
14 9 (13.85%) Finance
14 9 (13.85%) Information Security
14 9 (13.85%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (13.85%) Change Control
15 8 (12.31%) Intrusion Detection

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.08%) OpenStack
1 2 (3.08%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.54%) Confluence
2 1 (1.54%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (10.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.69%) MS Office
2 5 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (6.15%) SoftLayer
2 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (40.00%) VPN
2 22 (33.85%) LAN
3 18 (27.69%) DNS
3 18 (27.69%) WAN
4 16 (24.62%) Network Security
5 14 (21.54%) DHCP
5 14 (21.54%) SSL
6 13 (20.00%) IPsec
6 13 (20.00%) SSH
7 12 (18.46%) VLAN
8 10 (15.38%) OSPF
9 9 (13.85%) BGP
10 8 (12.31%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (9.23%) TCP/IP
12 5 (7.69%) EIGRP
13 4 (6.15%) Internet
13 4 (6.15%) IPv4
13 4 (6.15%) IPv6
13 4 (6.15%) SAN
13 4 (6.15%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.54%) JIRA
General
1 9 (13.85%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Banking
2 4 (6.15%) Retail
3 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.08%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Marketing
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (33.85%) Architect
2 20 (30.77%) Network Engineer
3 14 (21.54%) Network Architect
4 8 (12.31%) Security Architect
5 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Firewall Engineer
6 6 (9.23%) Lead Architect
6 6 (9.23%) Project Manager
6 6 (9.23%) Security Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (7.69%) Transition Manager
7 5 (7.69%) Transition Project Manager
8 4 (6.15%) Data Centre Architect
8 4 (6.15%) Data Migration Architect
8 4 (6.15%) Data Migration Lead
8 4 (6.15%) E-Commerce Architect
8 4 (6.15%) Lead Data Architect
8 4 (6.15%) Migration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (6.15%) iSeries
3 2 (3.08%) Health Informatics
3 2 (3.08%) Informatics
3 2 (3.08%) IVR
3 2 (3.08%) PKI
4 1 (1.54%) BYOD
4 1 (1.54%) CMDB
4 1 (1.54%) HACMP
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.54%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.38%) Linux
2 8 (12.31%) Unix
3 5 (7.69%) Windows
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.08%) Solaris
5 2 (3.08%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.54%) AIX
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
2 9 (13.85%) Change Control
2 9 (13.85%) Continuous Improvement
2 9 (13.85%) Information Security
3 7 (10.77%) Load Balancing
3 7 (10.77%) Migration
4 6 (9.23%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (7.69%) Change Management
5 5 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 5 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 5 (7.69%) Project Management
6 4 (6.15%) DevOps
6 4 (6.15%) E-Commerce
6 4 (6.15%) ERP
6 4 (6.15%) ITIL
6 4 (6.15%) SIEM
7 3 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.62%) Capacity Management
7 3 (4.62%) Network Design
7 3 (4.62%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.15%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 24 (36.92%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (33.85%) CCNP
3 18 (27.69%) Security Cleared
4 17 (26.15%) SC Cleared
5 15 (23.08%) CCNA
6 6 (9.23%) CCIE
7 5 (7.69%) JNCIA
7 5 (7.69%) PMI Certification
7 5 (7.69%) PMP
7 5 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (3.08%) CCDP
8 2 (3.08%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (3.08%) CLAS
9 1 (1.54%) CCSP
9 1 (1.54%) IBM AIX Certification
9 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.08%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.08%) RMADS
3 1 (1.54%) QA
3 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.77%) Active Directory
1 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.15%) vSphere
3 1 (1.54%) GPFS
3 1 (1.54%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) vRealize
2 2 (3.08%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.54%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.54%) Graylog
3 1 (1.54%) Nagios
3 1 (1.54%) Puppet
3 1 (1.54%) yum
Vendors
1 28 (43.08%) Cisco
2 27 (41.54%) Juniper
3 16 (24.62%) Palo Alto
4 13 (20.00%) VMware
5 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 8 (12.31%) CheckPoint
7 7 (10.77%) F5
8 6 (9.23%) HP
9 5 (7.69%) Fortinet
9 5 (7.69%) IBM
10 4 (6.15%) 3PAR
10 4 (6.15%) ArcSight
10 4 (6.15%) ATG
10 4 (6.15%) Oracle
10 4 (6.15%) Teradata
11 3 (4.62%) Citrix
11 3 (4.62%) Nortel
11 3 (4.62%) Sun
12 2 (3.08%) Nokia
12 2 (3.08%) Red Hat
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