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 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 27 28 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Contract jobs citing Firewall 5 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.91% 1.32% 6.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 12.50% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £438 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +0.11%
Firewall
Cheshire

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
20 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 11.63% 10.60% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 4
Median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £360 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £466 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Median hourly rate - £16.84 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 27 August 2016, 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 (57.14%) DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) Capacity Management
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Management
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) NAS
3 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) 3PAR
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) vRealize
3 2 (28.57%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
4 1 (14.29%) RightScale
4 1 (14.29%) Puppet
4 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) Intranet
4 1 (14.29%) MPLS
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management

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 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) NAS
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) Intranet
2 1 (14.29%) MPLS
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) VLAN
2 1 (14.29%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Head of IT
1 1 (14.29%) Head of IT Operations
1 1 (14.29%) Head of Operations
1 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Senior Project Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Senior VMware Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) CentOS
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) Capacity Management
2 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Management
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Network Design
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCIE
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
1 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) vRealize
2 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) 3PAR
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) RightScale
3 1 (14.29%) Sun