The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North East region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 24 34 14
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -20
Contract jobs citing Firewall 28 5 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.20% 1.49% 7.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.33% 16.13% 40.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 3 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £350 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £350 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +2.22%
Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
75 31 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.94% 9.23% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 12 47
Average daily rate £347 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 9
Average hourly rate £13.50 £32.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.46% +78.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.61 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £32.65 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Firewall
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +1 23 £328 -6.28% 3
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 22 (52.38%) UNIX
2 21 (50.00%) DNS
3 20 (47.62%) Red Hat
4 19 (45.24%) SQL
5 18 (42.86%) Security Cleared
6 17 (40.48%) SC Cleared
6 17 (40.48%) Linux
6 17 (40.48%) WAN
7 16 (38.10%) LAN
7 16 (38.10%) Service Management
8 15 (35.71%) Windows
8 15 (35.71%) HP
9 13 (30.95%) Oracle
9 13 (30.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (28.57%) Perl
10 12 (28.57%) WebLogic
10 12 (28.57%) Cisco
10 12 (28.57%) VPN
11 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
11 11 (26.19%) Open Source
12 10 (23.81%) Juniper
12 10 (23.81%) SAN
12 10 (23.81%) Middleware
12 10 (23.81%) Configuration Management
12 10 (23.81%) Solaris
12 10 (23.81%) AIX
13 9 (21.43%) Windows XP
13 9 (21.43%) CheckPoint
13 9 (21.43%) F5
14 8 (19.05%) OpenLDAP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.38%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Office
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (50.00%) DNS
2 17 (40.48%) WAN
3 16 (38.10%) LAN
4 12 (28.57%) VPN
5 10 (23.81%) SAN
6 8 (19.05%) SSH
6 8 (19.05%) Network Security
6 8 (19.05%) LDAP
6 8 (19.05%) OpenLDAP
7 7 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (16.67%) DHCP
8 6 (14.29%) Junos
8 6 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (11.90%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (11.90%) SSL
10 4 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (7.14%) SMS
12 2 (4.76%) Wireless
12 2 (4.76%) IP Telephony
13 1 (2.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (4.76%) Finance
1 2 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) UNIX Engineer
2 9 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) UNIX Support
4 4 (9.52%) Linux Support
5 3 (7.14%) UNIX Support Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Support Specialist
5 3 (7.14%) Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Server Support
6 2 (4.76%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (4.76%) Server Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) VMware Support Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Security Tester
7 1 (2.38%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) Middleware
2 4 (9.52%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) Open Source
2 5 (11.90%) Fat Client
2 5 (11.90%) Thin Client
2 5 (11.90%) HACMP
3 4 (9.52%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 22 (52.38%) UNIX
2 17 (40.48%) Linux
3 15 (35.71%) Windows
4 13 (30.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (23.81%) Solaris
5 10 (23.81%) AIX
6 9 (21.43%) Windows XP
7 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (9.52%) HPUX
9 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Service Management
2 10 (23.81%) Configuration Management
3 8 (19.05%) ITIL
4 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 6 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 6 (14.29%) Network Management
4 6 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (11.90%) Network Design
5 5 (11.90%) Performance Testing
5 5 (11.90%) Load Balancing
6 4 (9.52%) Change Data Capture
7 3 (7.14%) Six Sigma
7 3 (7.14%) Time Management
7 3 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (4.76%) Lean Six Sigma
8 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.76%) Information Security
9 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.38%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (45.24%) SQL
2 12 (28.57%) Perl
3 8 (19.05%) PL/SQL
3 8 (19.05%) Korn
4 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.38%) PHP
4 1 (2.38%) C
4 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 17 (40.48%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.90%) IBM AIX Certification
4 3 (7.14%) CCNA
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.76%) CCNP
6 1 (2.38%) GPEN
6 1 (2.38%) OSCP
6 1 (2.38%) PMP
6 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.38%) CISSP
6 1 (2.38%) GIAC
6 1 (2.38%) CEH
6 1 (2.38%) CISMP
6 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
2 4 (9.52%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
2 8 (19.05%) NFS
3 6 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 5 (11.90%) VMware ESX
4 5 (11.90%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (11.90%) GPFS
5 4 (9.52%) vSphere
5 4 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (9.52%) KVM
5 4 (9.52%) RHEV
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Red Hat
2 15 (35.71%) HP
3 13 (30.95%) Oracle
4 12 (28.57%) Cisco
5 10 (23.81%) Juniper
6 9 (21.43%) CheckPoint
6 9 (21.43%) F5
7 8 (19.05%) JBoss
8 7 (16.67%) VMware
9 6 (14.29%) TippingPoint
9 6 (14.29%) Citrix
10 5 (11.90%) IBM
10 5 (11.90%) McAfee
11 4 (9.52%) EMC
11 4 (9.52%) 3PAR
12 3 (7.14%) Riverbed
12 3 (7.14%) Crossbeam
13 2 (4.76%) ProCurve
13 2 (4.76%) Dell
13 2 (4.76%) Microsoft