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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 40 25 12
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -13
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.93% 4.39% 9.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 23.08% 38.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £450 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £350 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £350 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+46.66% +18.42%
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
26 39 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 12.09% 19.02% 25.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 11
Median daily rate £413 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £489 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Median hourly rate £21.00 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.50% -11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

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 1 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 6 (85.71%) VMware
1 6 (85.71%) Performance Management
1 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (71.43%) Load Balancing
3 4 (57.14%) SAN
3 4 (57.14%) NAS
3 4 (57.14%) Capacity Management
3 4 (57.14%) vSphere
3 4 (57.14%) 3PAR
3 4 (57.14%) DevOps
3 4 (57.14%) vRealize
4 3 (42.86%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) Banking
4 3 (42.86%) Sun
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
5 2 (28.57%) Unix
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
6 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (14.29%) LAN
6 1 (14.29%) WAN
6 1 (14.29%) DHCP
6 1 (14.29%) DNS
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco

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 4 (57.14%) NAS
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) MPLS
2 1 (14.29%) VLAN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Administrator
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Senior VMware Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (14.29%) Unix Administrator
1 1 (14.29%) Unix Systems Administrator
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Performance Management
2 5 (71.43%) Load Balancing
3 4 (57.14%) Capacity Management
3 4 (57.14%) DevOps
4 3 (42.86%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCIE
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) 3PAR
3 3 (42.86%) Sun
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) PlateSpin
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat