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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 45 33 24
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 28 5 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.05% 1.43% 5.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.95% 20.00% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 13
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£348 - £256
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 - £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.80 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.40 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+35.86% -26.40%
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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
122 25 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 17.63% 7.14% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 10 38
Average daily rate £348 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.20% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £323 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £32.50 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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 -20 17 £348 - 7
Durham - 10 - - 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 32 (62.75%) Windows
2 29 (56.86%) HP
3 28 (54.90%) DNS
4 24 (47.06%) Security Cleared
5 23 (45.10%) SC Cleared
6 21 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (41.18%) SQL
6 21 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (39.22%) UNIX
7 20 (39.22%) WAN
8 19 (37.25%) LAN
8 19 (37.25%) Service Management
9 18 (35.29%) SQL Server
9 18 (35.29%) Red Hat
10 17 (33.33%) Citrix
10 17 (33.33%) Linux
10 17 (33.33%) Cisco
11 15 (29.41%) Oracle
11 15 (29.41%) Juniper
12 14 (27.45%) SAN
12 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
12 14 (27.45%) Active Directory
12 14 (27.45%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (25.49%) Incident Management
13 13 (25.49%) Time Management
13 13 (25.49%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (25.49%) CheckPoint
13 13 (25.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (25.49%) F5
14 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 12 (23.53%) WebLogic
2 10 (19.61%) IIS
3 4 (7.84%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (3.92%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.92%) Apache
5 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (19.61%) MS Excel
2 8 (15.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 28 (54.90%) DNS
2 20 (39.22%) WAN
3 19 (37.25%) LAN
4 14 (27.45%) SAN
5 11 (21.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 11 (21.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 10 (19.61%) Junos
6 10 (19.61%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (19.61%) Network Security
6 10 (19.61%) SSL
6 10 (19.61%) TCP/IP
7 9 (17.65%) DHCP
8 8 (15.69%) VPN
8 8 (15.69%) LDAP
8 8 (15.69%) SSH
8 8 (15.69%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (15.69%) OpenLDAP
9 4 (7.84%) SMS
10 2 (3.92%) IP Telephony
11 1 (1.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (9.80%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (9.80%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MSI
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Network Engineer
1 12 (23.53%) UNIX Engineer
2 10 (19.61%) Wintel Engineer
3 9 (17.65%) Support Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) UNIX Support
5 4 (7.84%) Linux Support
6 3 (5.88%) UNIX Support Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Wintel Support
6 3 (5.88%) Support Specialist
7 2 (3.92%) Server Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Server Support
7 2 (3.92%) Server Support Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Windows Support Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) VMware Support Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Wintel Support Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.61%) Middleware
2 4 (7.84%) Web Services
3 1 (1.96%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Clustering
2 10 (19.61%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (17.65%) Cryptography
4 8 (15.69%) Open Source
5 5 (9.80%) Fat Client
5 5 (9.80%) Thin Client
6 3 (5.88%) HACMP
7 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.96%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 32 (62.75%) Windows
2 21 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 21 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (39.22%) UNIX
4 17 (33.33%) Linux
5 13 (25.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (17.65%) Windows XP
8 8 (15.69%) Solaris
8 8 (15.69%) AIX
9 4 (7.84%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) Service Management
2 14 (27.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (25.49%) Incident Management
3 13 (25.49%) Time Management
4 12 (23.53%) ITIL
5 11 (21.57%) Service Delivery
5 11 (21.57%) Network Management
5 11 (21.57%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (19.61%) Network Design
7 9 (17.65%) Load Balancing
7 9 (17.65%) Configuration Management
8 8 (15.69%) Change Control
9 5 (9.80%) Performance Testing
10 4 (7.84%) Change Data Capture
11 3 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
12 2 (3.92%) Knowledge Management
12 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce
13 1 (1.96%) Six Sigma
13 1 (1.96%) CRM
13 1 (1.96%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (41.18%) SQL
2 12 (23.53%) Perl
3 8 (15.69%) PL/SQL
3 8 (15.69%) Korn
Qualifications
1 24 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 23 (45.10%) SC Cleared
3 13 (25.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (19.61%) MCSE
5 3 (5.88%) IBM AIX Certification
6 2 (3.92%) CCNP
6 2 (3.92%) CCNA
6 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.61%) QA
2 8 (15.69%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (27.45%) Active Directory
2 12 (23.53%) vSphere
3 10 (19.61%) Hyper-V
4 8 (15.69%) NFS
4 8 (15.69%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (15.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 5 (9.80%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (9.80%) VMware ESX
6 4 (7.84%) KVM
6 4 (7.84%) RHEV
7 3 (5.88%) GPFS
8 2 (3.92%) Terminal Services
8 2 (3.92%) XenApp
9 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (21.57%) WhatsUp Gold
2 9 (17.65%) NetBackup
3 4 (7.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (3.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (3.92%) HP SIM
4 2 (3.92%) OpenView
5 1 (1.96%) SCCM
5 1 (1.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (56.86%) HP
2 18 (35.29%) Red Hat
3 17 (33.33%) Citrix
3 17 (33.33%) Cisco
4 15 (29.41%) Oracle
4 15 (29.41%) Juniper
5 14 (27.45%) Microsoft
6 13 (25.49%) CheckPoint
6 13 (25.49%) F5
7 12 (23.53%) VMware
8 10 (19.61%) TippingPoint
8 10 (19.61%) McAfee
9 9 (17.65%) Veritas
10 8 (15.69%) EMC
10 8 (15.69%) JBoss
10 8 (15.69%) 3PAR
11 3 (5.88%) Riverbed
11 3 (5.88%) IBM
11 3 (5.88%) Crossbeam
12 2 (3.92%) Lotus
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