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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
England / North East
Rank 59 54 42
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 29 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.29% 1.93% 2.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.68% 14.53% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 9
Median daily rate £360 £283 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.43% -22.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £262 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £303 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £23.31
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -14.20%

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
164 117 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 18.59% 13.31% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 65 61
Median daily rate £338 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £529 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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
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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the North East region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 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 -6 24 £345 +22.12% 3
Durham - 1 £363 - 1
Northumberland - 1 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 68 (59.13%) Cisco
2 62 (53.91%) Security Cleared
3 57 (49.57%) ITIL
4 55 (47.83%) SC Cleared
5 49 (42.61%) F5
6 43 (37.39%) Linux
7 42 (36.52%) HP
8 41 (35.65%) Unix
9 36 (31.30%) WebLogic
9 36 (31.30%) Oracle
10 35 (30.43%) JBoss
11 34 (29.57%) Red Hat
11 34 (29.57%) High Availability
12 33 (28.70%) CheckPoint
12 33 (28.70%) Windows
12 33 (28.70%) TCP/IP
13 32 (27.83%) ITSM
14 29 (25.22%) Clustering
14 29 (25.22%) Juniper
14 29 (25.22%) Load Balancing
15 28 (24.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 28 (24.35%) Active Directory
15 28 (24.35%) Sun
15 28 (24.35%) J2EE
15 28 (24.35%) Apache
15 28 (24.35%) Tomcat
15 28 (24.35%) iPlanet
15 28 (24.35%) Veritas
16 27 (23.48%) LAN
16 27 (23.48%) Oracle Application Server

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 36 (31.30%) WebLogic
2 35 (30.43%) JBoss
3 28 (24.35%) Apache
3 28 (24.35%) iPlanet
3 28 (24.35%) Tomcat
4 27 (23.48%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.74%) IIS
5 2 (1.74%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (8.70%) Office 365
2 1 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (28.70%) TCP/IP
2 27 (23.48%) LAN
3 23 (20.00%) WAN
3 23 (20.00%) Wireless
4 21 (18.26%) DNS
5 13 (11.30%) BIG-IP
6 11 (9.57%) SAN
7 10 (8.70%) HTTP
7 10 (8.70%) HTTPS
7 10 (8.70%) iSCSI
7 10 (8.70%) NAS
8 9 (7.83%) VPN
9 8 (6.96%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (6.96%) Kerberos
9 8 (6.96%) LDAP
9 8 (6.96%) Network Security
9 8 (6.96%) OpenLDAP
9 8 (6.96%) SSH
10 5 (4.35%) SSL
11 4 (3.48%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.74%) Finance
3 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (30.43%) Network Engineer
2 11 (9.57%) Administrator
3 9 (7.83%) Active Directory Engineer
4 8 (6.96%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (6.96%) Unix Administrator
5 7 (6.09%) Solaris Engineer
5 7 (6.09%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (6.09%) Unix Engineer
6 6 (5.22%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (4.35%) Project Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) IT Manager
8 4 (3.48%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (3.48%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.48%) Security Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.48%) Support Specialist
9 3 (2.61%) Consultant
9 3 (2.61%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (24.35%) J2EE
2 14 (12.17%) Middleware
3 1 (0.87%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.22%) Clustering
2 10 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.96%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.48%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.48%) HACMP
5 3 (2.61%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.87%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.87%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 43 (37.39%) Linux
2 41 (35.65%) Unix
3 33 (28.70%) Windows
4 23 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 22 (19.13%) Solaris
6 19 (16.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (13.04%) AIX
8 10 (8.70%) HPUX
8 10 (8.70%) SUSE
9 7 (6.09%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.87%) CentOS
12 1 (0.87%) OS/2
12 1 (0.87%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (49.57%) ITIL
2 34 (29.57%) High Availability
3 32 (27.83%) ITSM
4 29 (25.22%) Load Balancing
5 22 (19.13%) Service Management
6 21 (18.26%) Network Design
7 10 (8.70%) Software Distribution
7 10 (8.70%) Virtual Environments
8 9 (7.83%) Migration
9 8 (6.96%) OO
10 6 (5.22%) Change Control
11 5 (4.35%) Configuration Management
11 5 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
11 5 (4.35%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 5 (4.35%) Project Management
12 4 (3.48%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (3.48%) Open Source
12 4 (3.48%) QMS
12 4 (3.48%) Quality Management
13 3 (2.61%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (18.26%) SQL
2 15 (13.04%) PowerShell
3 11 (9.57%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.96%) Korn
4 8 (6.96%) Perl
4 8 (6.96%) PL/SQL
5 5 (4.35%) Jython
5 5 (4.35%) Python
6 1 (0.87%) Java
6 1 (0.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 62 (53.91%) Security Cleared
2 55 (47.83%) SC Cleared
3 25 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (20.87%) CCSE
5 22 (19.13%) CCNP
6 20 (17.39%) CCIE
6 20 (17.39%) JNCIA
7 19 (16.52%) CCDP
7 19 (16.52%) CCIP
7 19 (16.52%) CCSA
7 19 (16.52%) JNCIE
8 14 (12.17%) Degree
9 13 (11.30%) HP ASE
9 13 (11.30%) HP MASE
10 7 (6.09%) DV Cleared
11 5 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (4.35%) CCNA
11 5 (4.35%) Check Point Certification
12 4 (3.48%) IBM AIX Certification
12 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.87%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.87%) QA
1 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (24.35%) Active Directory
1 28 (24.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 10 (8.70%) DFS Replication
3 9 (7.83%) NFS
4 4 (3.48%) GPFS
5 3 (2.61%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.61%) ProxySG
5 3 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.87%) Firmware
6 1 (0.87%) KVM
6 1 (0.87%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (18.26%) FortiGate
2 10 (8.70%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 6 (5.22%) Puppet
4 5 (4.35%) BladeLogic
4 5 (4.35%) SCCM
4 5 (4.35%) SCOrch
5 4 (3.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (3.48%) WSUS
6 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.74%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 68 (59.13%) Cisco
2 49 (42.61%) F5
3 42 (36.52%) HP
4 36 (31.30%) Oracle
5 34 (29.57%) Red Hat
6 33 (28.70%) CheckPoint
7 29 (25.22%) Juniper
8 28 (24.35%) Sun
8 28 (24.35%) Veritas
9 23 (20.00%) Fortinet
10 20 (17.39%) Riverbed
11 14 (12.17%) Microsoft
12 13 (11.30%) Aruba
13 9 (7.83%) CA
14 5 (4.35%) BMC
14 5 (4.35%) Dell
14 5 (4.35%) VMware
15 4 (3.48%) Citrix
15 4 (3.48%) IBM
15 4 (3.48%) Symantec