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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 50 42 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -16
Contract jobs citing Firewall 17 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.18% 2.58% 3.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.74% 27.27% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 6
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£313 £273 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.03% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £246 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £325 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+39.47% -3.18%
Firewall
England

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
108 55 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.86% 9.47% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 35 19
Average daily rate £294 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £378 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £10.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -12 11 £343 +26.04% 6
Durham -5 5 £288 -
Cleveland - 1 £200 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 18 (64.29%) CheckPoint
1 18 (64.29%) Cisco
2 15 (53.57%) Juniper
3 14 (50.00%) LAN
3 14 (50.00%) WAN
3 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 12 (42.86%) Network Security
5 11 (39.29%) TippingPoint
5 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
5 11 (39.29%) F5
5 11 (39.29%) HP
6 9 (32.14%) MS Office
6 9 (32.14%) McAfee
6 9 (32.14%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 8 (28.57%) DNS
8 7 (25.00%) ITIL
8 7 (25.00%) Windows
8 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (25.00%) Internet
8 7 (25.00%) Cryptography
9 6 (21.43%) Service Management
9 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (21.43%) vSphere
9 6 (21.43%) 3PAR
9 6 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (21.43%) Junos

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
1 1 (3.57%) JBoss
1 1 (3.57%) Apache
1 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) MS Office
2 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) LAN
1 14 (50.00%) WAN
2 12 (42.86%) Network Security
3 9 (32.14%) Cisco IOS
4 8 (28.57%) DNS
5 7 (25.00%) Internet
6 6 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (21.43%) Junos
6 6 (21.43%) SAN
7 5 (17.86%) SSL
7 5 (17.86%) VPN
7 5 (17.86%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
10 2 (7.14%) IPv6
10 2 (7.14%) DHCP
10 2 (7.14%) VoIP
11 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (3.57%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 1 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (3.57%) Environment Analyst
2 1 (3.57%) VoIP Engineer
2 1 (3.57%) Linux Consultant
2 1 (3.57%) Security Designer
2 1 (3.57%) Security Officer
2 1 (3.57%) Designer
2 1 (3.57%) Junior Designer
2 1 (3.57%) Junior Architect
2 1 (3.57%) Architect
2 1 (3.57%) Junior
2 1 (3.57%) Analyst
2 1 (3.57%) Network Consultant
2 1 (3.57%) IT Consultant
2 1 (3.57%) Consultant
2 1 (3.57%) Network Technician
2 1 (3.57%) Security Architect
2 1 (3.57%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (3.57%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (10.71%) Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.57%) UNIX
4 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Service Management
2 6 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (21.43%) Service Delivery
3 5 (17.86%) Time Management
3 5 (17.86%) Network Design
3 5 (17.86%) Incident Management
3 5 (17.86%) Load Balancing
4 4 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
4 4 (14.29%) Network Management
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.14%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Change Control
7 1 (3.57%) Coaching
7 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.57%) Information Security
7 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Korn
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) Perl
2 1 (3.57%) PHP
2 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
3 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (10.71%) CCNP
5 2 (7.14%) CCNA
5 2 (7.14%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) CISA
6 1 (3.57%) CISMP
6 1 (3.57%) CISSP
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) JSP 440
2 4 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) vSphere
1 6 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.57%) iptables
3 1 (3.57%) KVM
3 1 (3.57%) Xen
3 1 (3.57%) NFS
3 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) CheckPoint
1 18 (64.29%) Cisco
2 15 (53.57%) Juniper
3 11 (39.29%) TippingPoint
3 11 (39.29%) F5
3 11 (39.29%) HP
4 9 (32.14%) McAfee
5 6 (21.43%) 3PAR
5 6 (21.43%) EMC
6 4 (14.29%) Crossbeam
6 4 (14.29%) Riverbed
7 3 (10.71%) SolarWinds
7 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.57%) Citrix
8 1 (3.57%) Oracle
8 1 (3.57%) Sybase
8 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.57%) BT
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