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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 17 24 25
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.92% 5.29% 3.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.57% 28.21% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +34.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £51.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+14.94% -16.34%
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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
21 39 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 17.21% 18.75% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 8
Average daily rate £400 £425 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +49.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £388 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £9.00 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £31.56 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 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 9 (50.00%) DHCP
1 9 (50.00%) DNS
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco
2 7 (38.89%) Red Hat
2 7 (38.89%) Configuration Management
2 7 (38.89%) Maven
2 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (38.89%) CentOS
2 7 (38.89%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (38.89%) Amazon S3
2 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (38.89%) Open Source
2 7 (38.89%) Puppet
2 7 (38.89%) Hudson
2 7 (38.89%) Route 53
2 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
2 7 (38.89%) Amazon ELB
2 7 (38.89%) Vagrant
2 7 (38.89%) DevOps
3 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (27.78%) SaaS
3 5 (27.78%) PaaS
3 5 (27.78%) RightScale
3 5 (27.78%) QA
3 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (27.78%) CCNP
3 5 (27.78%) CCNA
4 4 (22.22%) Citrix
4 4 (22.22%) LAN
4 4 (22.22%) WAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2 (11.11%) Apache
1 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
1 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.11%) nginx
1 2 (11.11%) Jetty
1 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (11.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (38.89%) Amazon S3
1 7 (38.89%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (38.89%) Route 53
1 7 (38.89%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (27.78%) SaaS
2 5 (27.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) DHCP
1 9 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (22.22%) LAN
2 4 (22.22%) WAN
2 4 (22.22%) VLAN
3 3 (16.67%) Network Security
4 2 (11.11%) HTTP
5 1 (5.56%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.11%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Maven
1 7 (38.89%) Hudson
1 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.11%) JUnit
2 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (22.22%) Local Government
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
1 4 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Network Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Server Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Domain Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Open Source
2 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) CentOS
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
3 3 (16.67%) UNIX
4 2 (11.11%) Windows
4 2 (11.11%) AIX
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Configuration Management
1 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (38.89%) DevOps
2 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
2 2 (11.11%) Information Security
2 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
2 2 (11.11%) Network Management
2 2 (11.11%) JVM Tuning
3 1 (5.56%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Java
1 2 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (27.78%) CCNP
1 5 (27.78%) CCNA
2 4 (22.22%) CCIE
2 4 (22.22%) CCSA
3 2 (11.11%) CISSP
3 2 (11.11%) CISM
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) Puppet
1 7 (38.89%) Vagrant
2 2 (11.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco
1 7 (38.89%) Red Hat
2 5 (27.78%) RightScale
3 4 (22.22%) Citrix
3 4 (22.22%) SolarWinds
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (5.56%) Juniper
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint