The first table below looks at the demand for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Chester 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 12 23 16
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 32 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 12.26% 1.38% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 53.33% 6.45% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Average daily rate £350 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.95% -30.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
60 31 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 22.99% 21.38% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 5
Average daily rate £340 £240 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £409 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 5
Average hourly rate £31.56 £55.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.62% +292.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £9.00 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £33.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
Firewall
Cheshire

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 35 (87.50%) DNS
2 29 (72.50%) DHCP
3 20 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 20 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 20 (50.00%) Maven
3 20 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (50.00%) CentOS
3 20 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (50.00%) Amazon S3
3 20 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (50.00%) Open Source
3 20 (50.00%) Puppet
3 20 (50.00%) Hudson
3 20 (50.00%) Route 53
3 20 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 20 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
3 20 (50.00%) Vagrant
4 18 (45.00%) RightScale
5 15 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (37.50%) Cisco
5 15 (37.50%) CCNP
6 12 (30.00%) F5
6 12 (30.00%) QA
7 11 (27.50%) NetScaler
7 11 (27.50%) HTTP
7 11 (27.50%) LAN
7 11 (27.50%) Linux
7 11 (27.50%) Juniper
8 10 (25.00%) VPN
9 9 (22.50%) Internet

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 8 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 7 (17.50%) Apache
2 7 (17.50%) Jetty
2 7 (17.50%) WebSphere
2 7 (17.50%) nginx
2 7 (17.50%) OpenStack
3 4 (10.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.50%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 20 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
1 20 (50.00%) Amazon S3
1 20 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (50.00%) Route 53
1 20 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
2 9 (22.50%) SaaS
2 9 (22.50%) PaaS
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (87.50%) DNS
2 29 (72.50%) DHCP
3 11 (27.50%) NetScaler
3 11 (27.50%) HTTP
3 11 (27.50%) LAN
4 10 (25.00%) VPN
5 9 (22.50%) Internet
5 9 (22.50%) BGP
6 8 (20.00%) WAN
6 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 7 (17.50%) OSPF
7 7 (17.50%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (15.00%) MPLS
8 6 (15.00%) Wireless
9 5 (12.50%) DMZ
9 5 (12.50%) VLAN
9 5 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (12.50%) Network Security
9 5 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
10 4 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (17.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (50.00%) Maven
1 20 (50.00%) Hudson
1 20 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (17.50%) JUnit
2 7 (17.50%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (15.00%) Banking
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Consultant
3 4 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Security Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Network Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Network Security Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Data Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Data Network Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Administrator
6 1 (2.50%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Server Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Security Specialist
6 1 (2.50%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Network Specialist
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Security Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) Servlets
2 3 (7.50%) LAMP
2 3 (7.50%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (50.00%) Open Source
2 5 (12.50%) Firmware
3 4 (10.00%) e-Health
4 3 (7.50%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.50%) Replication
5 1 (2.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 20 (50.00%) CentOS
2 11 (27.50%) Linux
3 4 (10.00%) Windows
4 3 (7.50%) UNIX
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 20 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (22.50%) Capacity Planning
2 9 (22.50%) Information Security
3 7 (17.50%) ITIL
3 7 (17.50%) Performance Testing
3 7 (17.50%) JVM Tuning
4 5 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 5 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 5 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 4 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.50%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (7.50%) Web Development
6 3 (7.50%) Network Management
6 3 (7.50%) Data Protection
6 3 (7.50%) OWASP
7 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.00%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) Java
1 7 (17.50%) Ruby
2 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
1 15 (37.50%) CCNP
2 3 (7.50%) CCIP
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (50.00%) Puppet
1 20 (50.00%) Vagrant
2 4 (10.00%) Netcool
3 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 18 (45.00%) RightScale
3 15 (37.50%) Cisco
4 12 (30.00%) F5
5 11 (27.50%) Juniper
6 9 (22.50%) Blue Coat
7 5 (12.50%) HP
7 5 (12.50%) CheckPoint
8 4 (10.00%) NetScout
8 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (7.50%) Avaya
9 3 (7.50%) Nortel
9 3 (7.50%) Citrix
9 3 (7.50%) Riverbed
9 3 (7.50%) Akamai
10 1 (2.50%) VMware