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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 22 14 20
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 8 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.73% 6.02% 5.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.77% 36.36% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
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£350 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.75 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+3.73% -8.79%
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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
26 22 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 15.38% 16.54% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 13
Average daily rate £375 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £289 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -0.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 8 (61.54%) DNS
2 7 (53.85%) DHCP
3 6 (46.15%) CCNP
3 6 (46.15%) CCNA
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (38.46%) Network Security
4 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
4 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
5 4 (30.77%) Symantec
5 4 (30.77%) A+ Certification
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
5 4 (30.77%) MS Office
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) Linux
5 4 (30.77%) CISSP
5 4 (30.77%) Web Development
5 4 (30.77%) Information Security
5 4 (30.77%) CEH
5 4 (30.77%) Ruby
5 4 (30.77%) Data Protection
5 4 (30.77%) ArcSight
5 4 (30.77%) SIEM
6 3 (23.08%) Puppet
6 3 (23.08%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (23.08%) Amazon S3
6 3 (23.08%) CentOS
6 3 (23.08%) Open Source
6 3 (23.08%) Maven

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 1 (7.69%) Jetty
1 1 (7.69%) nginx
1 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon S3
2 3 (23.08%) Route 53
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (15.38%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (7.69%) SaaS
4 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) DNS
2 7 (53.85%) DHCP
3 5 (38.46%) Network Security
4 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
5 3 (23.08%) LAN
6 2 (15.38%) HTTP
6 2 (15.38%) OSPF
6 2 (15.38%) BGP
7 1 (7.69%) VLAN
7 1 (7.69%) Internet
7 1 (7.69%) WAN
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Maven
1 3 (23.08%) Hudson
1 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) JUnit
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Network Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Network Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) GIS
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) CentOS
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (15.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
2 4 (30.77%) Web Development
2 4 (30.77%) Information Security
2 4 (30.77%) Data Protection
2 4 (30.77%) SIEM
3 3 (23.08%) Open Source
3 3 (23.08%) DevOps
3 3 (23.08%) Auto-Scaling
3 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
3 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Network Management
5 1 (7.69%) JVM Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
1 4 (30.77%) Ruby
2 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
2 2 (15.38%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) CCNP
1 6 (46.15%) CCNA
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (30.77%) A+ Certification
2 4 (30.77%) CISSP
2 4 (30.77%) CEH
3 1 (7.69%) CCIE
3 1 (7.69%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Puppet
1 3 (23.08%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
2 4 (30.77%) Symantec
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) ArcSight
3 3 (23.08%) Sun
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 2 (15.38%) RightScale
4 2 (15.38%) Google
5 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix