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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 12 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 11 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.75% 3.95% 2.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.74% 18.42% 10.81%
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 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £14.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+1.13% -2.22%
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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
27 38 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 19.01% 21.47% 25.17%
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 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 1
Average hourly rate £38.25 £31.56 £14.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +110.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 1 September 2014.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 32 (76.19%) DNS
2 27 (64.29%) DHCP
3 21 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (47.62%) Open Source
4 20 (47.62%) Puppet
4 20 (47.62%) Hudson
4 20 (47.62%) Route 53
4 20 (47.62%) Jenkins
4 20 (47.62%) Amazon ELB
4 20 (47.62%) Vagrant
4 20 (47.62%) DevOps
4 20 (47.62%) Maven
4 20 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (47.62%) CentOS
4 20 (47.62%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (47.62%) Amazon S3
4 20 (47.62%) Red Hat
4 20 (47.62%) Configuration Management
5 19 (45.24%) RightScale
6 14 (33.33%) SaaS
6 14 (33.33%) PaaS
6 14 (33.33%) QA
6 14 (33.33%) Cisco
7 12 (28.57%) Linux
8 11 (26.19%) CCNP
8 11 (26.19%) LAN
8 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (21.43%) WAN
9 9 (21.43%) HTTP
9 9 (21.43%) VLAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 8 (19.05%) Tomcat
2 6 (14.29%) Apache
2 6 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 6 (14.29%) Jetty
2 6 (14.29%) nginx
2 6 (14.29%) OpenStack
3 5 (11.90%) IIS
4 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.76%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 21 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (47.62%) Amazon EC2
2 20 (47.62%) Amazon S3
2 20 (47.62%) Route 53
2 20 (47.62%) Amazon ELB
3 14 (33.33%) SaaS
3 14 (33.33%) PaaS
4 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (76.19%) DNS
2 27 (64.29%) DHCP
3 11 (26.19%) LAN
4 9 (21.43%) WAN
4 9 (21.43%) HTTP
4 9 (21.43%) VLAN
5 6 (14.29%) Internet
6 4 (9.52%) Network Security
6 4 (9.52%) NetScaler
7 3 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (7.14%) BGP
7 3 (7.14%) Wireless
7 3 (7.14%) SSL
7 3 (7.14%) VPN
7 3 (7.14%) DMZ
8 2 (4.76%) SAN
8 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
8 2 (4.76%) OSPF
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (14.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (47.62%) Maven
1 20 (47.62%) Hudson
1 20 (47.62%) Jenkins
2 6 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 6 (14.29%) JUnit
General
1 6 (14.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Network Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Network Manager
3 4 (9.52%) Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Security Consultant
4 3 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Server Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Security Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) Servlets
2 3 (7.14%) JSP
2 3 (7.14%) LAMP
3 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (47.62%) Open Source
2 5 (11.90%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.14%) Firmware
4 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.76%) Replication
4 2 (4.76%) Clustering
5 1 (2.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (47.62%) CentOS
2 12 (28.57%) Linux
3 6 (14.29%) Windows
4 4 (9.52%) UNIX
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Configuration Management
1 20 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
1 20 (47.62%) DevOps
2 6 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 6 (14.29%) JVM Tuning
3 5 (11.90%) Information Security
3 5 (11.90%) Data Protection
3 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
4 3 (7.14%) Web Development
4 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 3 (7.14%) OWASP
4 3 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.76%) Network Management
5 2 (4.76%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.76%) ITIL
5 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.38%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) Java
1 6 (14.29%) Ruby
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) CCNP
1 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (14.29%) CCIE
2 6 (14.29%) CCSA
2 6 (14.29%) CCNA
3 2 (4.76%) CISSP
3 2 (4.76%) CCIP
3 2 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.76%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
1 2 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (47.62%) Puppet
1 20 (47.62%) Vagrant
2 2 (4.76%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.76%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Red Hat
2 19 (45.24%) RightScale
3 14 (33.33%) Cisco
4 8 (19.05%) Citrix
5 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 6 (14.29%) SolarWinds
7 5 (11.90%) Juniper
8 4 (9.52%) VMware
8 4 (9.52%) F5
9 3 (7.14%) Akamai
10 2 (4.76%) Blue Coat
10 2 (4.76%) Riverbed
10 2 (4.76%) HP
11 1 (2.38%) NetApp