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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 50 64 28
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -36
Contract jobs citing Firewall 76 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.09% 1.50% 5.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.84% 10.07% 36.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 10 22
Median daily rate £300 £297 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £266 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £368 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+32.40% +7.62%
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
512 139 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 34.27% 14.90% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 59 51
Median daily rate £290 £294 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -11.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 27 3
Median hourly rate £28.00 £18.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.94 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £30.00 £30.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 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 69 £300 -5.44% 1
Durham +14 6 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 73 (58.40%) Windows
2 52 (41.60%) HP
3 51 (40.80%) Active Directory
4 50 (40.00%) DNS
5 46 (36.80%) Security Cleared
6 44 (35.20%) ITIL
7 41 (32.80%) Microsoft
8 40 (32.00%) SQL
8 40 (32.00%) SC Cleared
9 39 (31.20%) SQL Server
9 39 (31.20%) VMware
10 37 (29.60%) Oracle
11 35 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 35 (28.00%) ITIL V3
12 32 (25.60%) Middleware
13 31 (24.80%) High Availability
13 31 (24.80%) Clustering
14 30 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 30 (24.00%) Red Hat
14 30 (24.00%) Unix
15 29 (23.20%) Citrix
16 27 (21.60%) IIS
16 27 (21.60%) Microsoft Clustering
17 26 (20.80%) Cisco
18 25 (20.00%) OpenView
19 23 (18.40%) Windows Server
20 22 (17.60%) DHCP
21 21 (16.80%) Linux
21 21 (16.80%) Apache
21 21 (16.80%) MS Excel

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 (21.60%) IIS
2 21 (16.80%) Apache
3 20 (16.00%) IBM Notes
4 17 (13.60%) WebLogic
5 13 (10.40%) MS Exchange
6 12 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (9.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (7.20%) JBoss
8 8 (6.40%) iPlanet
9 4 (3.20%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.60%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (1.60%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.80%) CMS
11 1 (0.80%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.80%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (16.80%) MS Excel
2 14 (11.20%) MS Office
3 2 (1.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.40%) Office 365
2 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (40.00%) DNS
2 22 (17.60%) DHCP
3 19 (15.20%) LAN
3 19 (15.20%) TCP/IP
4 16 (12.80%) WAN
5 13 (10.40%) FTP
6 12 (9.60%) LDAP
6 12 (9.60%) VPN
7 10 (8.00%) BIG-IP
7 10 (8.00%) SSH
8 8 (6.40%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (6.40%) OpenLDAP
9 7 (5.60%) SAN
10 6 (4.80%) Kerberos
10 6 (4.80%) Network Security
11 5 (4.00%) Wireless
12 4 (3.20%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (3.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 3 (2.40%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 3 (2.40%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (31.20%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.60%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (9.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (7.20%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.20%) DB2
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (16.00%) MSI
General
1 2 (1.60%) Military
2 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (19.20%) Support Engineer
2 18 (14.40%) Network Engineer
3 14 (11.20%) Unix Engineer
4 13 (10.40%) Wintel Support
5 11 (8.80%) Wintel Engineer
6 9 (7.20%) Office 365 Engineer
7 8 (6.40%) Unix Support
8 7 (5.60%) Unix Support Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Active Directory Engineer
9 6 (4.80%) Consultant
9 6 (4.80%) Linux Support
9 6 (4.80%) Server Support
9 6 (4.80%) Wintel Support Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Administrator
10 5 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Linux Support Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.60%) Middleware
2 10 (8.00%) ISPF
3 8 (6.40%) JSP
4 7 (5.60%) J2EE
5 3 (2.40%) Web Services
6 2 (1.60%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 31 (24.80%) Clustering
2 17 (13.60%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (9.60%) IBM Mainframe
3 12 (9.60%) Mainframe
4 11 (8.80%) Management Information System
5 10 (8.00%) HACMP
6 9 (7.20%) CMDB
7 7 (5.60%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (4.80%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.60%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.60%) Grid Computing
9 2 (1.60%) HP Storage
9 2 (1.60%) HP StoreVirtual
9 2 (1.60%) SCADA
10 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.80%) IVR
10 1 (0.80%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 73 (58.40%) Windows
2 30 (24.00%) Unix
3 23 (18.40%) Windows Server
4 21 (16.80%) Linux
5 19 (15.20%) AIX
5 19 (15.20%) Solaris
6 18 (14.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (9.60%) zOS
8 10 (8.00%) MVS
9 9 (7.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (7.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (7.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (6.40%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.40%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.80%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (35.20%) ITIL
2 35 (28.00%) ITIL V3
3 31 (24.80%) High Availability
4 20 (16.00%) Application Packaging
4 20 (16.00%) Configuration Management
5 19 (15.20%) Load Balancing
6 18 (14.40%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (14.40%) Service Delivery
7 17 (13.60%) Six Sigma
8 15 (12.00%) Project Management
9 14 (11.20%) Change Management
10 13 (10.40%) Content Management
10 13 (10.40%) Incident Management
11 12 (9.60%) Migration
12 11 (8.80%) Change Control
12 11 (8.80%) Open Source
12 11 (8.80%) Problem Management
12 11 (8.80%) Workflow
13 10 (8.00%) Service Management
13 10 (8.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 40 (32.00%) SQL
2 20 (16.00%) PowerShell
3 12 (9.60%) JCL
3 12 (9.60%) REXX
4 9 (7.20%) Perl
5 8 (6.40%) Java
5 8 (6.40%) Korn
5 8 (6.40%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.80%) Python
6 1 (0.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (36.80%) Security Cleared
2 40 (32.00%) SC Cleared
3 35 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (9.60%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (8.00%) IBM AIX Certification
6 9 (7.20%) CCNP
7 8 (6.40%) MCITP
7 8 (6.40%) MCP
7 8 (6.40%) MCTS
8 7 (5.60%) MCSE
9 6 (4.80%) Degree
10 5 (4.00%) CCNA
11 2 (1.60%) CCIE
11 2 (1.60%) CEH
11 2 (1.60%) CISSP
11 2 (1.60%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.80%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.80%) SLA
2 8 (6.40%) JSP 440
System Software
1 51 (40.80%) Active Directory
2 30 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (16.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 20 (16.00%) Terminal Services
4 10 (8.00%) GPFS
4 10 (8.00%) Time Sharing Option
5 9 (7.20%) vSphere
6 8 (6.40%) DFS Replication
7 7 (5.60%) NFS
7 7 (5.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (2.40%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.80%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.80%) KVM
9 1 (0.80%) RHEV
9 1 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (21.60%) Microsoft Clustering
2 25 (20.00%) OpenView
3 20 (16.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 20 (16.00%) Perfmon
4 14 (11.20%) HP SIM
5 9 (7.20%) NetBackup
6 8 (6.40%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (6.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (5.60%) Control-M
8 3 (2.40%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.60%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (1.60%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (1.60%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.60%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.80%) Puppet
10 1 (0.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 52 (41.60%) HP
2 41 (32.80%) Microsoft
3 39 (31.20%) VMware
4 37 (29.60%) Oracle
5 30 (24.00%) Red Hat
6 29 (23.20%) Citrix
7 26 (20.80%) Cisco
8 20 (16.00%) IBM
8 20 (16.00%) Lotus
9 13 (10.40%) F5
10 9 (7.20%) BMC
10 9 (7.20%) Veritas
11 8 (6.40%) BEA
11 8 (6.40%) CA
11 8 (6.40%) CheckPoint
11 8 (6.40%) ServiceNow
11 8 (6.40%) Sun
12 5 (4.00%) Juniper
13 4 (3.20%) Cognos
13 4 (3.20%) Opsware