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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 38 53 58
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 34 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.65% 1.89% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.17% 9.21% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 11
Average daily rate £488 £500 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £290 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £337
% change year-on-year
- +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +15.62%
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
198 152 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.27% 20.57% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 83 70
Average daily rate £475 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £203 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £16.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.45 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 25 £563 +12.50% 1
Chester -1 4 £398 - 1
Runcorn - 2 £170 -
Knutsford - 1 £425 - 2
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 30 (48.39%) Cisco
2 26 (41.94%) LAN
3 23 (37.10%) DNS
4 22 (35.48%) VPN
5 20 (32.26%) Juniper
6 19 (30.65%) DHCP
6 19 (30.65%) Network Security
7 17 (27.42%) WAN
8 16 (25.81%) Data Centre
9 15 (24.19%) Change Control
9 15 (24.19%) VMware
9 15 (24.19%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (22.58%) SSL
10 14 (22.58%) VLAN
10 14 (22.58%) Palo Alto
11 13 (20.97%) F5
11 13 (20.97%) SSH
11 13 (20.97%) IPsec
12 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
13 11 (17.74%) CCNP
14 10 (16.13%) Migration
14 10 (16.13%) Linux
15 9 (14.52%) CCNA
15 9 (14.52%) Active Directory
15 9 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (14.52%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (14.52%) Kalman Filter
16 8 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection
17 7 (11.29%) Banking
17 7 (11.29%) Windows

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (3.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.84%) IaaS
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.84%) PaaS
1 3 (4.84%) SaaS
1 3 (4.84%) SoftLayer
2 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (41.94%) LAN
2 23 (37.10%) DNS
3 22 (35.48%) VPN
4 19 (30.65%) DHCP
4 19 (30.65%) Network Security
5 17 (27.42%) WAN
6 14 (22.58%) SSL
6 14 (22.58%) VLAN
7 13 (20.97%) IPsec
7 13 (20.97%) SSH
8 8 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (11.29%) MPLS
10 6 (9.68%) SAN
10 6 (9.68%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (6.45%) BGP
11 4 (6.45%) Internet
11 4 (6.45%) IPv4
11 4 (6.45%) IPv6
11 4 (6.45%) OSPF
11 4 (6.45%) Wireless
General
1 7 (11.29%) Banking
2 6 (9.68%) Finance
3 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.45%) Local Government
5 3 (4.84%) Retail
6 2 (3.23%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (45.16%) Architect
2 16 (25.81%) Network Architect
2 16 (25.81%) Network Engineer
3 11 (17.74%) Security Architect
4 6 (9.68%) Lead Architect
4 6 (9.68%) Network Security Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Security Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Consultant
5 4 (6.45%) Data Architect
5 4 (6.45%) Data Centre Architect
5 4 (6.45%) Data Migration Architect
5 4 (6.45%) Data Migration Lead
5 4 (6.45%) Lead Data Architect
5 4 (6.45%) Migration Architect
5 4 (6.45%) Network Support
5 4 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Designer
6 3 (4.84%) Network Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (6.45%) iSeries
4 3 (4.84%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Replication
6 1 (1.61%) CESG
6 1 (1.61%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.61%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.13%) Linux
2 7 (11.29%) Windows
3 3 (4.84%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.23%) Unix
5 1 (1.61%) Solaris
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.19%) Change Control
2 10 (16.13%) Migration
3 9 (14.52%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (14.52%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (8.06%) Information Security
4 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (8.06%) Load Balancing
5 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.84%) DDoS Mitigation
6 3 (4.84%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (4.84%) ERP
6 3 (4.84%) ITIL
6 3 (4.84%) Performance Management
6 3 (4.84%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (4.84%) SIEM
6 3 (4.84%) TOGAF
7 2 (3.23%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.23%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.45%) C
1 4 (6.45%) Lisp
2 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (24.19%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (17.74%) CCNP
3 9 (14.52%) CCNA
4 6 (9.68%) SC Cleared
4 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
5 5 (8.06%) CISSP
6 4 (6.45%) CCIE
7 2 (3.23%) CISM
8 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.84%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.84%) SSAE 16
3 1 (1.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (14.52%) Active Directory
1 9 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.84%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.23%) vSphere
4 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) SCCM
2 1 (1.61%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.61%) OpenView
2 1 (1.61%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 30 (48.39%) Cisco
2 20 (32.26%) Juniper
3 15 (24.19%) VMware
4 14 (22.58%) Palo Alto
5 13 (20.97%) F5
6 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
7 6 (9.68%) CheckPoint
7 6 (9.68%) Fortinet
8 5 (8.06%) IBM
9 4 (6.45%) HP
9 4 (6.45%) Oracle
10 3 (4.84%) ATG
10 3 (4.84%) Teradata
11 2 (3.23%) 3PAR
11 2 (3.23%) Citrix
11 2 (3.23%) Sun
12 1 (1.61%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.61%) Veeam
12 1 (1.61%) Veracode
12 1 (1.61%) Veritas
Warrington, Cheshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
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