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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 64 66 34
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -32
Contract jobs citing Firewall 46 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.57% 1.93% 4.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.20% 11.17% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 21
Median daily rate £260 £305 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £277 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £378 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Median hourly rate £28.00 £13.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.40% -57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £13.50 £30.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £13.50 £31.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £21.63
% change year-on-year
+30.08% -0.46%
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
377 179 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 29.25% 17.28% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 85 56
Median daily rate £295 £340 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% -2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 26 6
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.58 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.71% +15.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £35.65 £32.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the North East region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +5 41 £260 -16.12% 3
Durham +1 5 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 North East region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 74 (62.71%) Windows
2 51 (43.22%) Active Directory
2 51 (43.22%) HP
3 50 (42.37%) DNS
4 42 (35.59%) Microsoft
4 42 (35.59%) Security Cleared
5 40 (33.90%) SQL
6 39 (33.05%) SQL Server
6 39 (33.05%) ITIL
6 39 (33.05%) VMware
7 37 (31.36%) Oracle
8 36 (30.51%) SC Cleared
9 35 (29.66%) Microsoft Certification
10 31 (26.27%) Clustering
11 30 (25.42%) VMware Infrastructure
11 30 (25.42%) ITIL V3
12 29 (24.58%) Citrix
13 27 (22.88%) IIS
13 27 (22.88%) Microsoft Clustering
14 26 (22.03%) Middleware
15 25 (21.19%) OpenView
15 25 (21.19%) High Availability
16 24 (20.34%) Unix
16 24 (20.34%) Red Hat
17 23 (19.49%) Cisco
17 23 (19.49%) Windows Server
18 22 (18.64%) DHCP
19 21 (17.80%) Linux
19 21 (17.80%) Apache
20 20 (16.95%) IBM Notes

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 27 (22.88%) IIS
2 21 (17.80%) Apache
3 20 (16.95%) IBM Notes
4 17 (14.41%) WebLogic
5 13 (11.02%) MS Exchange
6 12 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (7.63%) JBoss
8 8 (6.78%) iPlanet
9 4 (3.39%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (1.69%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.85%) CMS
11 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (16.95%) MS Excel
2 14 (11.86%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.25%) Office 365
2 7 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (42.37%) DNS
2 22 (18.64%) DHCP
3 20 (16.95%) TCP/IP
4 13 (11.02%) FTP
4 13 (11.02%) LAN
5 12 (10.17%) LDAP
6 11 (9.32%) WAN
7 10 (8.47%) BIG-IP
7 10 (8.47%) SSH
8 8 (6.78%) OpenLDAP
9 7 (5.93%) SAN
9 7 (5.93%) VPN
10 6 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (5.08%) Kerberos
11 4 (3.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (3.39%) Network Security
12 3 (2.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 3 (2.54%) MPLS
12 3 (2.54%) NAS
12 3 (2.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (33.05%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (10.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (7.63%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.39%) DB2
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (16.95%) MSI
General
1 2 (1.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (20.34%) Support Engineer
2 17 (14.41%) Network Engineer
3 13 (11.02%) Wintel Support
4 11 (9.32%) Wintel Engineer
5 9 (7.63%) Office 365 Engineer
6 8 (6.78%) Unix Engineer
6 8 (6.78%) Unix Support
7 7 (5.93%) Consultant
7 7 (5.93%) Unix Support Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Active Directory Engineer
8 6 (5.08%) Linux Support
8 6 (5.08%) Server Support
8 6 (5.08%) Wintel Support Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Administrator
9 5 (4.24%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Linux Support Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Unix Linux Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Windows Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (22.03%) Middleware
2 10 (8.47%) ISPF
3 8 (6.78%) JSP
4 7 (5.93%) J2EE
5 3 (2.54%) Web Services
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 31 (26.27%) Clustering
2 17 (14.41%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (11.02%) IBM Mainframe
3 13 (11.02%) Mainframe
4 11 (9.32%) Management Information System
5 9 (7.63%) CMDB
6 7 (5.93%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (3.39%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.39%) HACMP
8 3 (2.54%) SCADA
9 2 (1.69%) Grid Computing
9 2 (1.69%) HP Storage
9 2 (1.69%) HP StoreVirtual
10 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (62.71%) Windows
2 24 (20.34%) Unix
3 23 (19.49%) Windows Server
4 21 (17.80%) Linux
5 18 (15.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (11.02%) AIX
6 13 (11.02%) Solaris
6 13 (11.02%) zOS
7 10 (8.47%) MVS
7 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (7.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (6.78%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.54%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.85%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (33.05%) ITIL
2 30 (25.42%) ITIL V3
3 25 (21.19%) High Availability
4 20 (16.95%) Application Packaging
5 19 (16.10%) Load Balancing
6 18 (15.25%) Service Delivery
7 14 (11.86%) Change Management
7 14 (11.86%) Configuration Management
7 14 (11.86%) Project Management
8 13 (11.02%) Content Management
8 13 (11.02%) Incident Management
8 13 (11.02%) Migration
9 12 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (10.17%) Six Sigma
10 11 (9.32%) Change Control
10 11 (9.32%) Problem Management
11 10 (8.47%) Validation
12 9 (7.63%) CRM
12 9 (7.63%) E-Commerce
12 9 (7.63%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (33.90%) SQL
2 20 (16.95%) PowerShell
3 13 (11.02%) JCL
3 13 (11.02%) REXX
4 9 (7.63%) Perl
5 8 (6.78%) Java
5 8 (6.78%) Korn
5 8 (6.78%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.85%) Python
6 1 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (35.59%) Security Cleared
2 36 (30.51%) SC Cleared
3 35 (29.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (8.47%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (6.78%) MCITP
5 8 (6.78%) MCP
5 8 (6.78%) MCTS
6 7 (5.93%) CCNP
6 7 (5.93%) MCSE
7 5 (4.24%) CCNA
8 4 (3.39%) Degree
8 4 (3.39%) IBM AIX Certification
9 2 (1.69%) CCIE
9 2 (1.69%) CEH
9 2 (1.69%) CISSP
9 2 (1.69%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.85%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.56%) SLA
2 8 (6.78%) JSP 440
System Software
1 51 (43.22%) Active Directory
2 30 (25.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (16.95%) Microsoft App-V
3 20 (16.95%) Terminal Services
4 10 (8.47%) Time Sharing Option
5 9 (7.63%) vSphere
6 8 (6.78%) DFS Replication
7 7 (5.93%) NFS
7 7 (5.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 4 (3.39%) GPFS
9 3 (2.54%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.85%) KVM
10 1 (0.85%) RHEV
10 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (22.88%) Microsoft Clustering
2 25 (21.19%) OpenView
3 20 (16.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 20 (16.95%) Perfmon
4 14 (11.86%) HP SIM
5 9 (7.63%) NetBackup
6 8 (6.78%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (6.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (5.93%) Control-M
8 2 (1.69%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (1.69%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.85%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.85%) Puppet
9 1 (0.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (43.22%) HP
2 42 (35.59%) Microsoft
3 39 (33.05%) VMware
4 37 (31.36%) Oracle
5 29 (24.58%) Citrix
6 24 (20.34%) Red Hat
7 23 (19.49%) Cisco
8 20 (16.95%) Lotus
9 17 (14.41%) IBM
10 13 (11.02%) F5
11 9 (7.63%) BMC
11 9 (7.63%) Veritas
12 8 (6.78%) BEA
12 8 (6.78%) CheckPoint
12 8 (6.78%) ServiceNow
12 8 (6.78%) Sun
13 7 (5.93%) CA
14 5 (4.24%) Juniper
15 4 (3.39%) Cognos
15 4 (3.39%) Opsware