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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 15 23 19
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 9 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.38% 4.17% 3.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.50% 18.92% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 - £14.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.99% -7.22%
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
24 37 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 17.02% 22.02% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 15
Average daily rate £350 £275 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -35.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £230 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £14.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% +110.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 August 2014.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 35 (81.40%) DNS
2 30 (69.77%) DHCP
3 22 (51.16%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (48.84%) Open Source
4 21 (48.84%) Amazon EC2
4 21 (48.84%) Amazon S3
4 21 (48.84%) Puppet
4 21 (48.84%) Hudson
4 21 (48.84%) Route 53
4 21 (48.84%) Jenkins
4 21 (48.84%) Amazon ELB
4 21 (48.84%) Vagrant
4 21 (48.84%) DevOps
4 21 (48.84%) Maven
4 21 (48.84%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (48.84%) CentOS
4 21 (48.84%) Red Hat
4 21 (48.84%) Configuration Management
5 20 (46.51%) RightScale
6 14 (32.56%) SaaS
6 14 (32.56%) PaaS
6 14 (32.56%) QA
6 14 (32.56%) Cisco
7 13 (30.23%) Linux
8 11 (25.58%) CCNP
8 11 (25.58%) LAN
8 11 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (23.26%) HTTP
10 9 (20.93%) WAN
10 9 (20.93%) Tomcat

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (20.93%) Tomcat
2 7 (16.28%) Apache
2 7 (16.28%) WebSphere
2 7 (16.28%) Jetty
2 7 (16.28%) nginx
2 7 (16.28%) OpenStack
3 5 (11.63%) IIS
4 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
4 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.65%) Lync
5 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 22 (51.16%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (48.84%) Amazon EC2
2 21 (48.84%) Amazon S3
2 21 (48.84%) Route 53
2 21 (48.84%) Amazon ELB
3 14 (32.56%) SaaS
3 14 (32.56%) PaaS
4 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (81.40%) DNS
2 30 (69.77%) DHCP
3 11 (25.58%) LAN
4 10 (23.26%) HTTP
5 9 (20.93%) WAN
5 9 (20.93%) VLAN
6 8 (18.60%) Internet
7 6 (13.95%) NetScaler
8 5 (11.63%) Wireless
8 5 (11.63%) DMZ
8 5 (11.63%) VPN
8 5 (11.63%) Structured Cabling
8 5 (11.63%) BGP
9 4 (9.30%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (9.30%) Network Security
10 3 (6.98%) SSL
11 2 (4.65%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (4.65%) SAN
11 2 (4.65%) OSPF
11 2 (4.65%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (16.28%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (48.84%) Hudson
1 21 (48.84%) Jenkins
1 21 (48.84%) Maven
2 7 (16.28%) JUnit
2 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (9.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Network Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Network Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Security Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Server Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Security Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Firewall 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 21 (48.84%) Open Source
2 5 (11.63%) Firmware
2 5 (11.63%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.65%) Replication
4 2 (4.65%) Clustering
4 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (48.84%) CentOS
2 13 (30.23%) Linux
3 6 (13.95%) Windows
4 4 (9.30%) UNIX
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.65%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) DevOps
1 21 (48.84%) Continuous Integration
1 21 (48.84%) Configuration Management
2 7 (16.28%) Incident Management
2 7 (16.28%) Performance Testing
2 7 (16.28%) JVM Tuning
3 5 (11.63%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (11.63%) Data Protection
3 5 (11.63%) Information Security
3 5 (11.63%) Load Balancing
4 4 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.98%) OWASP
5 3 (6.98%) Web Development
6 2 (4.65%) Network Management
6 2 (4.65%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (4.65%) ITIL
6 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.33%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) Java
1 7 (16.28%) Ruby
2 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) CCNP
1 11 (25.58%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.30%) CCSA
2 4 (9.30%) CCNA
2 4 (9.30%) CCIE
3 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.65%) CISM
3 2 (4.65%) CCIP
3 2 (4.65%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (32.56%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) vSphere
1 2 (4.65%) VMware ESX
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (48.84%) Puppet
1 21 (48.84%) Vagrant
2 2 (4.65%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.65%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 21 (48.84%) Red Hat
2 20 (46.51%) RightScale
3 14 (32.56%) Cisco
4 7 (16.28%) Juniper
4 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
5 6 (13.95%) F5
5 6 (13.95%) Citrix
6 4 (9.30%) Blue Coat
6 4 (9.30%) SolarWinds
6 4 (9.30%) VMware
7 3 (6.98%) Akamai
8 2 (4.65%) Riverbed
8 2 (4.65%) HP
9 1 (2.33%) NetApp