The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 35 21 12
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.08% 5.20% 7.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 34.62% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £450 £350 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +17.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £350 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £350 £308
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +7.62%
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
22 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 11.83% 15.03% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 7
Median daily rate £413 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £443 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Management
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (75.00%) Capacity Management
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) vRealize
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) NAS
2 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) Network Design
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Sun
3 1 (25.00%) CCIE
3 1 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) LANDesk
3 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) NAS
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Senior VMware Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Capacity Management
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCIE
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) LANDesk
3 1 (25.00%) Sun