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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 32 9 23
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 4 32 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.65% 13.01% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 51.61% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 0
Average daily rate
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£463 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -9.52%
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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
36 62 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 14.88% 25.20% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 3
Average daily rate £425 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £320 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 6
Average hourly rate £16.84 £32.00 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.37% -41.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 2015, 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 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (40.00%) Maven
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon S3
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (40.00%) Open Source
2 2 (40.00%) CentOS
2 2 (40.00%) RightScale
2 2 (40.00%) Puppet
2 2 (40.00%) Hudson
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (40.00%) Vagrant
2 2 (40.00%) Route 53
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Auto-Scaling
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Big Data
3 1 (20.00%) JVM Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (20.00%) ArcSight
3 1 (20.00%) SIEM

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (20.00%) nginx
1 1 (20.00%) Jetty
1 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon S3
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (40.00%) Route 53
2 1 (20.00%) SaaS
2 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
1 2 (40.00%) Hudson
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) JUnit
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Domain Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) CentOS
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps
1 2 (40.00%) Auto-Scaling
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) JVM Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) SIEM
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (20.00%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
1 2 (40.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) RightScale
2 1 (20.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (20.00%) Sun
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec