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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 13 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 11 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 8.21% 5.73% 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.74% 26.47% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
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£310 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £14.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
27 34 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 20.15% 21.66% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 11
Average daily rate £288 £275 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -42.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £30.28 £14.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% +102.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Chester region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 38 (88.37%) DNS
2 32 (74.42%) DHCP
3 24 (55.81%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (53.49%) Open Source
4 23 (53.49%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (53.49%) Amazon S3
4 23 (53.49%) CentOS
4 23 (53.49%) Puppet
4 23 (53.49%) Hudson
4 23 (53.49%) Route 53
4 23 (53.49%) Jenkins
4 23 (53.49%) Amazon ELB
4 23 (53.49%) Vagrant
4 23 (53.49%) Maven
4 23 (53.49%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (53.49%) Red Hat
4 23 (53.49%) Configuration Management
5 22 (51.16%) DevOps
6 21 (48.84%) RightScale
7 16 (37.21%) Linux
8 15 (34.88%) QA
9 12 (27.91%) SaaS
9 12 (27.91%) PaaS
9 12 (27.91%) Cisco
10 11 (25.58%) HTTP
11 10 (23.26%) LAN
11 10 (23.26%) CCNP
11 10 (23.26%) Tomcat
11 10 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (18.60%) Internet

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 10 (23.26%) Tomcat
2 7 (16.28%) Apache
2 7 (16.28%) nginx
2 7 (16.28%) OpenStack
2 7 (16.28%) WebSphere
2 7 (16.28%) Jetty
3 6 (13.95%) IIS
4 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
4 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
5 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (6.98%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (6.98%) Lync
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 24 (55.81%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (53.49%) Amazon EC2
2 23 (53.49%) Amazon S3
2 23 (53.49%) Route 53
2 23 (53.49%) Amazon ELB
3 12 (27.91%) SaaS
3 12 (27.91%) PaaS
4 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (88.37%) DNS
2 32 (74.42%) DHCP
3 11 (25.58%) HTTP
4 10 (23.26%) LAN
5 8 (18.60%) Internet
6 7 (16.28%) WAN
6 7 (16.28%) NetScaler
6 7 (16.28%) VLAN
7 5 (11.63%) DMZ
7 5 (11.63%) Wireless
7 5 (11.63%) VPN
7 5 (11.63%) BGP
7 5 (11.63%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (9.30%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
9 3 (6.98%) SSL
9 3 (6.98%) OSPF
9 3 (6.98%) SAN
9 3 (6.98%) EIGRP
9 3 (6.98%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (16.28%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (53.49%) Hudson
1 23 (53.49%) Jenkins
1 23 (53.49%) Maven
2 7 (16.28%) JUnit
2 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (4.65%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Network Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Security Consultant
4 3 (6.98%) Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Security Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Network Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Administrator
6 1 (2.33%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Server Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (2.33%) Server Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Senior Linux Administrator
6 1 (2.33%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) Servlets
2 3 (6.98%) JSP
2 3 (6.98%) LAMP
3 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (53.49%) Open Source
2 5 (11.63%) Firmware
2 5 (11.63%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (6.98%) Clustering
3 3 (6.98%) Replication
3 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (53.49%) CentOS
2 16 (37.21%) Linux
3 7 (16.28%) Windows
4 5 (11.63%) UNIX
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.65%) AIX
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (53.49%) Continuous Integration
1 23 (53.49%) Configuration Management
2 22 (51.16%) DevOps
3 7 (16.28%) JVM Tuning
3 7 (16.28%) Performance Testing
3 7 (16.28%) Incident Management
4 5 (11.63%) Information Security
4 5 (11.63%) Data Protection
4 5 (11.63%) Load Balancing
4 5 (11.63%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.98%) ITIL
6 3 (6.98%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (6.98%) Web Development
6 3 (6.98%) OWASP
7 2 (4.65%) Network Management
7 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.33%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) Java
1 7 (16.28%) Ruby
2 3 (6.98%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) CCNP
1 10 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.98%) CCIP
2 3 (6.98%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.65%) CCSA
3 2 (4.65%) CISM
3 2 (4.65%) CCNA
3 2 (4.65%) CCIE
3 2 (4.65%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (34.88%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.98%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (53.49%) Puppet
1 23 (53.49%) Vagrant
2 3 (6.98%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (53.49%) Red Hat
2 21 (48.84%) RightScale
3 12 (27.91%) Cisco
4 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
5 7 (16.28%) F5
6 6 (13.95%) Juniper
7 5 (11.63%) Citrix
8 4 (9.30%) Blue Coat
8 4 (9.30%) VMware
9 3 (6.98%) HP
9 3 (6.98%) Akamai
9 3 (6.98%) Riverbed
10 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds
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