The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 33 33 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 -24
Contract jobs citing Firewall 4 4 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.06% 1.65% 13.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.76% 11.11% 51.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 8
Average daily rate £500 £463 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +32.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +57.89%
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
34 36 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 17.53% 14.88% 25.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 13
Average daily rate £325 £425 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £355 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.92 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.90% -50.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 28 April 2016, 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 5 (55.56%) VMware
1 5 (55.56%) Performance Management
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (55.56%) Load Balancing
2 4 (44.44%) NAS
2 4 (44.44%) vSphere
2 4 (44.44%) 3PAR
2 4 (44.44%) vRealize
2 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 4 (44.44%) LAN
2 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) SAN
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Juniper
3 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (33.33%) Sun
3 3 (33.33%) CCNP
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 3 (33.33%) DevOps
4 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
4 2 (22.22%) Change Control
4 2 (22.22%) Network Security
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
4 2 (22.22%) Local Government
4 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) Windows

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) LAN
1 4 (44.44%) NAS
1 4 (44.44%) SAN
1 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) Internet
4 1 (11.11%) MPLS
4 1 (11.11%) SMTP
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
General
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
3 2 (22.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (11.11%) Administrator
1 1 (11.11%) Analyst
1 1 (11.11%) Architect
1 1 (11.11%) Banking Analyst
1 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
1 1 (11.11%) Data Network Analyst
1 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
1 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
1 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security Analyst
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
1 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Security Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Senior Security Engineer
1 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (11.11%) Unix Administrator
1 1 (11.11%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Load Balancing
1 5 (55.56%) Performance Management
2 3 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 3 (33.33%) DevOps
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Change Control
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CCNP
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) CCIE
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) 3PAR
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Juniper
3 3 (33.33%) Sun
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) PlateSpin
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat