The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 19 15 21
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.00% 4.67% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 29.41% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £398 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -2.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
11 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 11.00% 15.89% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 8
Median daily rate £400 £355 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £201 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £492 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
Median hourly rate £17.00 £30.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +66.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Chester region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Chester region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 Chester region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Intranet
3 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (33.33%) Contract Management
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) CentOS
4 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (16.67%) RightScale
4 1 (16.67%) Puppet
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (16.67%) Office 365
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) ERP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Intranet
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (16.67%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Local Government
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Head of IT
1 2 (33.33%) Head of IT Operations
1 2 (33.33%) Head of Operations
1 2 (33.33%) IT Manager
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Security Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Support Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) CentOS
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Contract Management
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Juniper
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) NetApp
1 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
1 1 (16.67%) RightScale
1 1 (16.67%) VMware