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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 17 16 15
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.56% 5.26% 7.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.43% 21.88% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Median daily rate £325 £435 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.28% -13.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
- +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £21.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -15.09%
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
14 32 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 11.97% 24.06% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 7
Median daily rate £400 £473 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.34% +18.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £355 £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 8
Median hourly rate £16.33 £21.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.06% +16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.39 £12.35 £17.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.27 £34.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 2 December 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 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) Intranet
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) Contract Management
4 1 (12.50%) MS Office
4 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) MPLS
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Ethernet

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) Intranet
2 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) MPLS
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (12.50%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Local Government
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Head of IT
1 2 (25.00%) Head of IT Operations
1 2 (25.00%) Head of Operations
1 2 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior VMware Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Support Team Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) CentOS
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Contract Management
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCIE
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Juniper
2 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) NetApp
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) RightScale