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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 39 24 45
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +21
Contract jobs citing Firewall 32 56 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.70% 6.70% 2.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.19% 35.22% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 10
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£420 £291 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.12% -6.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £412 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £34.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.92% +72.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.38 £23.90 £17.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £30.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.99% -7.22%
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
151 159 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.48% 19.02% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 68 73
Average daily rate £310 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.48% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +73.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £14.50 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +8 9 £400 +45.45%
Warrington -17 5 £280 -2.60% 2
Knutsford +2 4 £425 +44.06%
Macclesfield - - - -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 38 (46.34%) DNS
2 33 (40.24%) DHCP
3 25 (30.49%) Open Source
4 24 (29.27%) Puppet
4 24 (29.27%) DevOps
4 24 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (29.27%) Configuration Management
5 23 (28.05%) Linux
5 23 (28.05%) Cisco
5 23 (28.05%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (26.83%) Amazon EC2
6 22 (26.83%) Amazon S3
6 22 (26.83%) CentOS
6 22 (26.83%) Maven
6 22 (26.83%) Hudson
6 22 (26.83%) Route 53
6 22 (26.83%) Jenkins
6 22 (26.83%) Amazon ELB
6 22 (26.83%) Vagrant
6 22 (26.83%) Red Hat
7 21 (25.61%) Windows
7 21 (25.61%) RightScale
8 17 (20.73%) Finance
9 15 (18.29%) SaaS
9 15 (18.29%) PaaS
9 15 (18.29%) QA
10 14 (17.07%) VLAN
10 14 (17.07%) Banking
10 14 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (15.85%) Microsoft

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (10.98%) Tomcat
2 8 (9.76%) nginx
3 7 (8.54%) OpenStack
3 7 (8.54%) Jetty
3 7 (8.54%) WebSphere
3 7 (8.54%) Apache
3 7 (8.54%) CMS
4 6 (7.32%) SharePoint
5 5 (6.10%) MS Exchange
5 5 (6.10%) IIS
6 4 (4.88%) Lync
7 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (28.05%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (26.83%) Amazon EC2
2 22 (26.83%) Amazon S3
2 22 (26.83%) Route 53
2 22 (26.83%) Amazon ELB
3 15 (18.29%) SaaS
3 15 (18.29%) PaaS
4 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (46.34%) DNS
2 33 (40.24%) DHCP
3 14 (17.07%) VLAN
4 13 (15.85%) TCP/IP
4 13 (15.85%) VPN
5 12 (14.63%) HTTP
5 12 (14.63%) LAN
6 10 (12.20%) WAN
7 9 (10.98%) SSL
7 9 (10.98%) Wireless
7 9 (10.98%) BGP
8 8 (9.76%) Internet
9 7 (8.54%) DMZ
10 6 (7.32%) OSPF
10 6 (7.32%) NetScaler
11 5 (6.10%) Structured Cabling
11 5 (6.10%) Network Security
11 5 (6.10%) SAN
12 4 (4.88%) TACACS
12 4 (4.88%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.54%) Big Data
1 7 (8.54%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (26.83%) Maven
1 22 (26.83%) Hudson
1 22 (26.83%) Jenkins
2 7 (8.54%) Cucumber
2 7 (8.54%) JUnit
General
1 17 (20.73%) Finance
2 14 (17.07%) Banking
3 6 (7.32%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.88%) Local Government
5 2 (2.44%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.22%) Law
6 1 (1.22%) Legal
6 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (20.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (10.98%) Network Engineer
3 8 (9.76%) Consultant
3 8 (9.76%) Analyst
4 7 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.54%) Security Consultant
5 6 (7.32%) Implementation Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) Avaya Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Architect
7 4 (4.88%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Administrator
7 4 (4.88%) AIX Administrator
7 4 (4.88%) Network Manager
7 4 (4.88%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Security Architect
7 4 (4.88%) Security Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Firewall Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Network Security Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (2.44%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.54%) Servlets
2 3 (3.66%) Application Packaging
2 3 (3.66%) Web Services
2 3 (3.66%) JSP
2 3 (3.66%) LAMP
3 2 (2.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (30.49%) Open Source
2 5 (6.10%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (6.10%) Firmware
3 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.44%) Replication
4 2 (2.44%) Clustering
5 1 (1.22%) iPhone
5 1 (1.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.05%) Linux
2 22 (26.83%) CentOS
3 21 (25.61%) Windows
4 14 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (13.41%) UNIX
7 8 (9.76%) Solaris
8 6 (7.32%) AIX
9 2 (2.44%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (29.27%) DevOps
1 24 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
1 24 (29.27%) Configuration Management
2 8 (9.76%) Information Security
3 7 (8.54%) JVM Tuning
3 7 (8.54%) Performance Testing
3 7 (8.54%) Incident Management
4 6 (7.32%) Change Management
4 6 (7.32%) Web Development
4 6 (7.32%) Load Balancing
4 6 (7.32%) Data Protection
4 6 (7.32%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (6.10%) ITIL
5 5 (6.10%) Risk Management
6 4 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.88%) Security Management
6 4 (4.88%) Validation
7 3 (3.66%) Change Control
7 3 (3.66%) OWASP
7 3 (3.66%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.20%) Java
2 7 (8.54%) Ruby
3 5 (6.10%) SQL
4 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.66%) VB
5 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (13.41%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (13.41%) CCNP
2 5 (6.10%) CISSP
3 4 (4.88%) CCNA
3 4 (4.88%) CCSA
3 4 (4.88%) CCIE
4 2 (2.44%) CISM
4 2 (2.44%) GCIA
4 2 (2.44%) GCIH
4 2 (2.44%) CEH
4 2 (2.44%) PMP
4 2 (2.44%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.44%) CCIP
5 1 (1.22%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.29%) QA
2 3 (3.66%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (10.98%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (3.66%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.44%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.44%) vCloud
4 2 (2.44%) vSphere
5 1 (1.22%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 24 (29.27%) Puppet
2 22 (26.83%) Vagrant
3 4 (4.88%) Tivoli
4 3 (3.66%) FortiGate
4 3 (3.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (3.66%) SCCM
4 3 (3.66%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (3.66%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.44%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.44%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (28.05%) Cisco
2 22 (26.83%) Red Hat
3 21 (25.61%) RightScale
4 13 (15.85%) Microsoft
5 12 (14.63%) Juniper
6 8 (9.76%) SolarWinds
6 8 (9.76%) F5
7 7 (8.54%) Verint
7 7 (8.54%) Citrix
7 7 (8.54%) Avaya
8 6 (7.32%) Blue Coat
8 6 (7.32%) Fortinet
9 4 (4.88%) Websense
9 4 (4.88%) VMware
9 4 (4.88%) HP
10 3 (3.66%) Akamai
10 3 (3.66%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.66%) Symantec
10 3 (3.66%) CA
11 2 (2.44%) SAP
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