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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 38 64 30
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -34
Contract jobs citing Firewall 75 16 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.94% 1.65% 5.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.42% 10.13% 28.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 8 16
Median daily rate £330 £325 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -6.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £228 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £375 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.43 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% -51.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.38 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.61% -10.50%
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
295 158 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 23.36% 16.29% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 85 88
Median daily rate £330 £450 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +29.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £270 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £533 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.93 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.76% -46.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £12.35 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £27.55 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +21 66 £328 +0.76% 1
Durham +10 8 £363 +17.88%
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 54 (44.26%) Windows
2 51 (41.80%) ITIL
3 49 (40.16%) Cisco
3 49 (40.16%) Security Cleared
4 46 (37.70%) Oracle
5 45 (36.89%) Active Directory
6 44 (36.07%) Linux
6 44 (36.07%) High Availability
6 44 (36.07%) SC Cleared
7 42 (34.43%) Unix
8 39 (31.97%) Apache
8 39 (31.97%) Clustering
9 36 (29.51%) JBoss
9 36 (29.51%) WebLogic
9 36 (29.51%) DNS
10 35 (28.69%) HP
11 34 (27.87%) TCP/IP
11 34 (27.87%) Red Hat
12 33 (27.05%) SQL
12 33 (27.05%) F5
13 32 (26.23%) Load Balancing
14 29 (23.77%) Tomcat
14 29 (23.77%) Windows Server
15 28 (22.95%) J2EE
15 28 (22.95%) Microsoft
15 28 (22.95%) Sun
15 28 (22.95%) Veritas
15 28 (22.95%) iPlanet
15 28 (22.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 27 (22.13%) 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 39 (31.97%) Apache
2 36 (29.51%) JBoss
2 36 (29.51%) WebLogic
3 29 (23.77%) Tomcat
4 28 (22.95%) iPlanet
5 27 (22.13%) Oracle Application Server
6 12 (9.84%) IIS
7 10 (8.20%) IBM Notes
8 5 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (4.10%) MS Exchange
9 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.82%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.11%) Office 365
2 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (29.51%) DNS
2 34 (27.87%) TCP/IP
3 13 (10.66%) DHCP
4 11 (9.02%) HTTP
4 11 (9.02%) Kerberos
4 11 (9.02%) SAN
5 10 (8.20%) HTTPS
5 10 (8.20%) iSCSI
5 10 (8.20%) LAN
5 10 (8.20%) NAS
5 10 (8.20%) Network Security
6 9 (7.38%) SSH
6 9 (7.38%) VPN
7 8 (6.56%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (6.56%) LDAP
7 8 (6.56%) OpenLDAP
8 5 (4.10%) SSL
8 5 (4.10%) WAN
8 5 (4.10%) Wireless
9 4 (3.28%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (20.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (8.20%) MSI
2 1 (0.82%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (18.03%) Network Engineer
2 12 (9.84%) Active Directory Engineer
3 11 (9.02%) Administrator
4 8 (6.56%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (6.56%) Support Engineer
4 8 (6.56%) Unix Administrator
5 7 (5.74%) Solaris Engineer
5 7 (5.74%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (5.74%) Unix Engineer
6 6 (4.92%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.10%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) Consultant
7 5 (4.10%) Project Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) Wintel Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) Wintel Support
8 4 (3.28%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (3.28%) Security Engineer
8 4 (3.28%) Support Specialist
8 4 (3.28%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (3.28%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (22.95%) J2EE
2 25 (20.49%) Middleware
3 1 (0.82%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.82%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (31.97%) Clustering
2 11 (9.02%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (4.10%) CMDB
3 5 (4.10%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.28%) HACMP
5 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.46%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.46%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.46%) SCADA
6 2 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.64%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.82%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.82%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (44.26%) Windows
2 44 (36.07%) Linux
3 42 (34.43%) Unix
4 29 (23.77%) Windows Server
5 22 (18.03%) Solaris
6 19 (15.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (12.30%) AIX
8 10 (8.20%) HPUX
8 10 (8.20%) SUSE
9 7 (5.74%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.64%) zOS
12 1 (0.82%) CentOS
12 1 (0.82%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (41.80%) ITIL
2 44 (36.07%) High Availability
3 32 (26.23%) Load Balancing
4 15 (12.30%) ITSM
5 14 (11.48%) Migration
6 11 (9.02%) ITIL V3
7 10 (8.20%) Application Packaging
7 10 (8.20%) Configuration Management
7 10 (8.20%) Software Distribution
7 10 (8.20%) Virtual Environments
8 8 (6.56%) Change Management
8 8 (6.56%) Network Design
8 8 (6.56%) OO
8 8 (6.56%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.92%) Change Control
9 6 (4.92%) CRM
9 6 (4.92%) Incident Management
9 6 (4.92%) Problem Management
10 5 (4.10%) Knowledge Management
10 5 (4.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (27.05%) SQL
2 21 (17.21%) PowerShell
3 11 (9.02%) JavaScript
4 9 (7.38%) Perl
5 8 (6.56%) Korn
5 8 (6.56%) PL/SQL
6 6 (4.92%) Python
7 5 (4.10%) Jython
8 2 (1.64%) JCL
8 2 (1.64%) REXX
9 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.82%) Java
9 1 (0.82%) PHP
9 1 (0.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (40.16%) Security Cleared
2 44 (36.07%) SC Cleared
3 17 (13.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.74%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (5.74%) Degree
4 7 (5.74%) DV Cleared
5 6 (4.92%) CCSE
6 5 (4.10%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (4.10%) CCNA
7 4 (3.28%) CCNP
7 4 (3.28%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (3.28%) IBM AIX Certification
8 3 (2.46%) CCIE
8 3 (2.46%) MCITP
8 3 (2.46%) MCP
8 3 (2.46%) MCTS
9 2 (1.64%) CCDP
9 2 (1.64%) CISSP
9 2 (1.64%) MCSA
9 2 (1.64%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) SLA
2 1 (0.82%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 45 (36.89%) Active Directory
2 28 (22.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 13 (10.66%) DFS Replication
3 13 (10.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (8.20%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (8.20%) Terminal Services
5 9 (7.38%) NFS
6 4 (3.28%) GPFS
7 3 (2.46%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.46%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.82%) Firmware
8 1 (0.82%) KVM
8 1 (0.82%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 14 (11.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 12 (9.84%) Microsoft Clustering
3 10 (8.20%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 10 (8.20%) OpenView
3 10 (8.20%) Perfmon
4 7 (5.74%) HP SIM
5 6 (4.92%) Puppet
6 5 (4.10%) BladeLogic
6 5 (4.10%) SCCM
6 5 (4.10%) SCOrch
7 4 (3.28%) WSUS
8 3 (2.46%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.64%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 49 (40.16%) Cisco
2 46 (37.70%) Oracle
3 35 (28.69%) HP
4 34 (27.87%) Red Hat
5 33 (27.05%) F5
6 28 (22.95%) Microsoft
6 28 (22.95%) Sun
6 28 (22.95%) Veritas
7 15 (12.30%) VMware
8 14 (11.48%) CheckPoint
9 13 (10.66%) Citrix
10 10 (8.20%) Juniper
10 10 (8.20%) Lotus
11 9 (7.38%) CA
12 6 (4.92%) IBM
13 5 (4.10%) BMC
13 5 (4.10%) Dell
13 5 (4.10%) Fortinet
14 4 (3.28%) Symantec
15 3 (2.46%) Blue Coat