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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 33 22 36
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 34 47 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.23% 6.13% 3.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.82% 27.33% 18.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 13
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£423 £275 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.63% -13.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £210 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £343 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
Average hourly rate £19.00 £34.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.92% +72.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
137 172 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.06% 22.43% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 66 82
Average daily rate £300 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 14
Average hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £19.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +83.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.84 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
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 29 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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
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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 +6 9 £310 +12.72% 3
Knutsford +4 7 £425 -
Warrington -18 3 £280 -2.60%
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (52.56%) DNS
2 35 (44.87%) DHCP
3 26 (33.33%) Linux
3 26 (33.33%) Open Source
4 25 (32.05%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (32.05%) Puppet
4 25 (32.05%) Configuration Management
5 24 (30.77%) Windows
5 24 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
6 23 (29.49%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (29.49%) Amazon S3
6 23 (29.49%) CentOS
6 23 (29.49%) Maven
6 23 (29.49%) Hudson
6 23 (29.49%) Route 53
6 23 (29.49%) Jenkins
6 23 (29.49%) Amazon ELB
6 23 (29.49%) Vagrant
6 23 (29.49%) DevOps
6 23 (29.49%) Red Hat
7 21 (26.92%) RightScale
8 20 (25.64%) Cisco
9 17 (21.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (20.51%) Microsoft
10 16 (20.51%) Finance
11 15 (19.23%) TCP/IP
11 15 (19.23%) QA
12 14 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (17.95%) VPN
13 13 (16.67%) HTTP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (12.82%) Tomcat
2 7 (8.97%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.97%) Apache
2 7 (8.97%) CMS
2 7 (8.97%) WebSphere
2 7 (8.97%) Jetty
2 7 (8.97%) nginx
2 7 (8.97%) OpenStack
3 6 (7.69%) IIS
3 6 (7.69%) MS Exchange
4 5 (6.41%) Lync
5 3 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (29.49%) Amazon EC2
2 23 (29.49%) Amazon S3
2 23 (29.49%) Route 53
2 23 (29.49%) Amazon ELB
3 12 (15.38%) SaaS
3 12 (15.38%) PaaS
4 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (52.56%) DNS
2 35 (44.87%) DHCP
3 15 (19.23%) TCP/IP
4 14 (17.95%) VPN
5 13 (16.67%) HTTP
5 13 (16.67%) LAN
6 11 (14.10%) Wireless
6 11 (14.10%) VLAN
7 10 (12.82%) WAN
7 10 (12.82%) Internet
8 8 (10.26%) SSL
8 8 (10.26%) BGP
9 7 (8.97%) DMZ
9 7 (8.97%) NetScaler
10 6 (7.69%) SAN
10 6 (7.69%) OSPF
11 5 (6.41%) Structured Cabling
11 5 (6.41%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (5.13%) Cisco PIX
12 4 (5.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (8.97%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (29.49%) Maven
1 23 (29.49%) Hudson
1 23 (29.49%) Jenkins
2 7 (8.97%) Cucumber
2 7 (8.97%) JUnit
General
1 16 (20.51%) Finance
2 13 (16.67%) Banking
3 8 (10.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Local Government
5 1 (1.28%) Law
5 1 (1.28%) Legal
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (19.23%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (14.10%) Network Engineer
3 8 (10.26%) Analyst
3 8 (10.26%) Consultant
3 8 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.97%) Security Consultant
5 6 (7.69%) Implementation Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Avaya Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Administrator
7 4 (5.13%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Architect
7 4 (5.13%) Security Architect
7 4 (5.13%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) AIX Administrator
8 3 (3.85%) Security Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Server Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (2.56%) Design Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) Servlets
2 3 (3.85%) Web Services
2 3 (3.85%) LAMP
2 3 (3.85%) Application Packaging
2 3 (3.85%) JSP
3 2 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (33.33%) Open Source
2 5 (6.41%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (6.41%) Firmware
3 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.85%) Replication
3 3 (3.85%) Clustering
3 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.28%) iPhone
4 1 (1.28%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (33.33%) Linux
2 24 (30.77%) Windows
3 23 (29.49%) CentOS
4 17 (21.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (12.82%) UNIX
7 7 (8.97%) Solaris
8 6 (7.69%) AIX
9 2 (2.56%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.05%) Configuration Management
1 25 (32.05%) Continuous Integration
2 23 (29.49%) DevOps
3 10 (12.82%) Information Security
4 7 (8.97%) Incident Management
4 7 (8.97%) Performance Testing
4 7 (8.97%) JVM Tuning
5 6 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 6 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (7.69%) Web Development
5 6 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 6 (7.69%) ITIL
5 6 (7.69%) Change Management
6 5 (6.41%) Risk Management
7 4 (5.13%) Validation
7 4 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.13%) Security Management
7 4 (5.13%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.85%) Change Control
8 3 (3.85%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.54%) Java
2 7 (8.97%) Ruby
3 6 (7.69%) SQL
4 3 (3.85%) VB
4 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) CCNP
1 12 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.13%) CCNA
3 3 (3.85%) CISSP
3 3 (3.85%) CCIP
3 3 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.56%) PMP
4 2 (2.56%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.56%) CISM
4 2 (2.56%) CCSA
4 2 (2.56%) CCIE
5 1 (1.28%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.23%) QA
2 3 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (12.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (3.85%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.56%) vSphere
4 2 (2.56%) vCloud
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.28%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 25 (32.05%) Puppet
2 23 (29.49%) Vagrant
3 4 (5.13%) Tivoli
4 3 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.85%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.85%) FortiGate
4 3 (3.85%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (3.85%) SCCM
4 3 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (29.49%) Red Hat
2 21 (26.92%) RightScale
3 20 (25.64%) Cisco
4 16 (20.51%) Microsoft
5 9 (11.54%) Juniper
6 8 (10.26%) F5
7 7 (8.97%) Verint
7 7 (8.97%) Avaya
7 7 (8.97%) HP
8 6 (7.69%) Citrix
8 6 (7.69%) SolarWinds
9 5 (6.41%) VMware
9 5 (6.41%) Blue Coat
10 3 (3.85%) Fortinet
10 3 (3.85%) Symantec
10 3 (3.85%) CA
10 3 (3.85%) Riverbed
10 3 (3.85%) Akamai
11 2 (2.56%) SAP
11 2 (2.56%) Websense
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