The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 50 47 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 13 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.77% 2.19% 3.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.94% 19.72% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 6
Average daily rate
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£339 £273 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.56% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £239 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £350 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -9.52%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
87 71 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.87% 11.13% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 43 26
Average daily rate £300 £273 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% -9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £368 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 £14.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the North East region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the North East region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the North East region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +2 6 £347 +27.51% 1
Durham +1 5 £288 -
Cleveland - 2 £200 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 27 (67.50%) Cisco
2 15 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 15 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 14 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (35.00%) LAN
3 14 (35.00%) WAN
4 13 (32.50%) ITIL
4 13 (32.50%) SC Cleared
5 12 (30.00%) Windows
5 12 (30.00%) Juniper
5 12 (30.00%) F5
6 11 (27.50%) McAfee
6 11 (27.50%) MS Office
6 11 (27.50%) MS Excel
6 11 (27.50%) Network Security
6 11 (27.50%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (27.50%) TippingPoint
7 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (25.00%) vSphere
7 10 (25.00%) Service Management
7 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (25.00%) SAN
8 9 (22.50%) DNS
9 8 (20.00%) Linux
9 8 (20.00%) CCNA
9 8 (20.00%) HP
9 8 (20.00%) EMC
9 8 (20.00%) Service Delivery
9 8 (20.00%) Cryptography
9 8 (20.00%) Cisco ASA

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 2 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) JBoss
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (27.50%) MS Office
1 11 (27.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.00%) LAN
1 14 (35.00%) WAN
2 11 (27.50%) Cisco IOS
2 11 (27.50%) Network Security
3 10 (25.00%) SAN
4 9 (22.50%) DNS
5 8 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (17.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (17.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 7 (17.50%) Junos
7 6 (15.00%) SSL
8 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 3 (7.50%) VPN
9 3 (7.50%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (5.00%) Wireless
10 2 (5.00%) IPv6
10 2 (5.00%) DHCP
10 2 (5.00%) VoIP
11 1 (2.50%) IP Telephony
11 1 (2.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
General
1 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (7.50%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (7.50%) Administrator
2 3 (7.50%) Network Administrator
2 3 (7.50%) Security Engineer
2 3 (7.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (5.00%) Technical Leader
3 2 (5.00%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (5.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (2.50%) Network Consultant
4 1 (2.50%) IT Consultant
4 1 (2.50%) Consultant
4 1 (2.50%) Support Analyst
4 1 (2.50%) Architect
4 1 (2.50%) Junior
4 1 (2.50%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (2.50%) VoIP Engineer
4 1 (2.50%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Cryptography
2 2 (5.00%) HACMP
2 2 (5.00%) Clustering
2 2 (5.00%) Open Source
2 2 (5.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (20.00%) Linux
4 3 (7.50%) UNIX
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) AIX
5 2 (5.00%) Solaris
6 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) ITIL
2 10 (25.00%) Service Management
3 8 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 8 (20.00%) Time Management
3 8 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (17.50%) Load Balancing
4 7 (17.50%) Network Design
4 7 (17.50%) Incident Management
5 6 (15.00%) Network Management
6 4 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (10.00%) Change Control
6 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (7.50%) Project Planning
7 3 (7.50%) Build Automation
7 3 (7.50%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (7.50%) SIEM
7 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.00%) Lean Six Sigma
8 2 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) Korn
2 1 (2.50%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) Perl
2 1 (2.50%) PHP
2 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 14 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (32.50%) SC Cleared
4 8 (20.00%) CCNA
5 7 (17.50%) CCNP
6 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (5.00%) IBM AIX Certification
7 2 (5.00%) Degree
7 2 (5.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) JSP 440
2 6 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) vSphere
2 8 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.00%) GPFS
4 2 (5.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (2.50%) iptables
5 1 (2.50%) KVM
5 1 (2.50%) XenApp
5 1 (2.50%) NFS
5 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (7.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (7.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 27 (67.50%) Cisco
2 15 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 12 (30.00%) Juniper
3 12 (30.00%) F5
4 11 (27.50%) TippingPoint
4 11 (27.50%) McAfee
5 8 (20.00%) HP
5 8 (20.00%) EMC
5 8 (20.00%) 3PAR
6 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (12.50%) Crossbeam
7 5 (12.50%) Riverbed
8 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds
8 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
8 3 (7.50%) Symantec
8 3 (7.50%) Citrix
9 2 (5.00%) Avaya
9 2 (5.00%) IBM
9 2 (5.00%) Veritas
9 2 (5.00%) VMware