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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 35 36 25
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 37 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.73% 1.60% 4.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.13% 11.32% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 12
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£350 - £378
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 - £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 - £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £32.75 £18.25 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.45% -14.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.55 £15.25 £12.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.95 £21.25 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £21.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -20.90%
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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
127 53 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.22% 14.10% 17.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 21 27
Average daily rate £350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.62% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.50% +28.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £14.50 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £34.00 £32.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 30 £365 - 7
Durham - 4 - -
Northumberland - 1 £348 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 34 (50.75%) Windows
2 32 (47.76%) HP
3 29 (43.28%) Cisco
4 27 (40.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (40.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (38.81%) Security Cleared
6 24 (35.82%) DNS
7 22 (32.84%) SC Cleared
8 21 (31.34%) Time Management
8 21 (31.34%) vSphere
9 20 (29.85%) CheckPoint
9 20 (29.85%) Microsoft
9 20 (29.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (28.36%) Juniper
10 19 (28.36%) WAN
10 19 (28.36%) LAN
10 19 (28.36%) Service Management
10 19 (28.36%) Network Design
10 19 (28.36%) Incident Management
10 19 (28.36%) F5
11 18 (26.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 18 (26.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 18 (26.87%) Load Balancing
11 18 (26.87%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (26.87%) Citrix
12 17 (25.37%) ITIL
12 17 (25.37%) SQL Server
13 16 (23.88%) Network Security
13 16 (23.88%) Cisco IOS
13 16 (23.88%) Linux

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 15 (22.39%) IIS
2 4 (5.97%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.48%) JBoss
3 3 (4.48%) IBM Notes
3 3 (4.48%) Apache
4 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 14 (20.90%) MS Excel
2 10 (14.93%) MS Office
3 2 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 24 (35.82%) DNS
2 19 (28.36%) LAN
2 19 (28.36%) WAN
3 18 (26.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 18 (26.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 16 (23.88%) SSL
4 16 (23.88%) SAN
4 16 (23.88%) TCP/IP
4 16 (23.88%) Cisco IOS
4 16 (23.88%) Network Security
4 16 (23.88%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (16.42%) Junos
6 5 (7.46%) SMS
7 4 (5.97%) DHCP
7 4 (5.97%) VPN
7 4 (5.97%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (4.48%) LDAP
8 3 (4.48%) SSH
8 3 (4.48%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (1.49%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.37%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MSI
General
1 1 (1.49%) Back Office
1 1 (1.49%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (31.34%) Network Engineer
2 17 (25.37%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Technical Leader
4 5 (7.46%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.46%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Wintel Support
5 4 (5.97%) Data Centre Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Network Administrator
6 3 (4.48%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) UNIX Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Administrator
6 3 (4.48%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Network Consultant
7 2 (2.99%) Consultant
7 2 (2.99%) Architect
7 2 (2.99%) Support Specialist
8 1 (1.49%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) Middleware
2 1 (1.49%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.39%) Clustering
2 13 (19.40%) Cryptography
3 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.48%) Open Source
4 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.48%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.99%) HACMP
6 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.49%) CMDB
6 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (50.75%) Windows
2 27 (40.30%) Windows Server 2003
2 27 (40.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (23.88%) Linux
3 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (10.45%) UNIX
5 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.48%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.48%) Solaris
6 3 (4.48%) AIX
7 1 (1.49%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.34%) Time Management
2 19 (28.36%) Service Management
2 19 (28.36%) Network Design
2 19 (28.36%) Incident Management
3 18 (26.87%) Load Balancing
3 18 (26.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (25.37%) ITIL
5 16 (23.88%) Network Monitoring
6 15 (22.39%) Network Management
6 15 (22.39%) Service Delivery
7 13 (19.40%) Change Control
8 8 (11.94%) Build Automation
9 4 (5.97%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (5.97%) Configuration Management
9 4 (5.97%) Project Planning
10 3 (4.48%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (4.48%) Change Management
10 3 (4.48%) E-Commerce
10 3 (4.48%) SIEM
11 2 (2.99%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.94%) SQL
2 4 (5.97%) Perl
3 3 (4.48%) PL/SQL
3 3 (4.48%) Korn
Qualifications
1 26 (38.81%) Security Cleared
2 22 (32.84%) SC Cleared
3 20 (29.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (23.88%) MCSE
5 7 (10.45%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (8.96%) CCNA
7 4 (5.97%) CCNP
8 2 (2.99%) IBM AIX Certification
9 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.40%) QA
2 10 (14.93%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (31.34%) vSphere
2 12 (17.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 11 (16.42%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (14.93%) Hyper-V
5 7 (10.45%) Active Directory
6 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (5.97%) XenApp
8 3 (4.48%) NFS
8 3 (4.48%) Terminal Services
9 2 (2.99%) GPFS
10 1 (1.49%) KVM
10 1 (1.49%) RHEV
10 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (22.39%) WhatsUp Gold
2 13 (19.40%) NetBackup
3 6 (8.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (4.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (4.48%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.48%) HP SIM
4 3 (4.48%) OpenView
5 1 (1.49%) SCCM
5 1 (1.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (47.76%) HP
2 29 (43.28%) Cisco
3 20 (29.85%) Microsoft
3 20 (29.85%) CheckPoint
4 19 (28.36%) F5
4 19 (28.36%) Juniper
5 18 (26.87%) Citrix
6 16 (23.88%) McAfee
7 15 (22.39%) TippingPoint
8 14 (20.90%) VMware
9 13 (19.40%) Veritas
10 11 (16.42%) EMC
10 11 (16.42%) 3PAR
11 7 (10.45%) Red Hat
11 7 (10.45%) Oracle
12 3 (4.48%) Lotus
12 3 (4.48%) Symantec
13 2 (2.99%) Riverbed
13 2 (2.99%) Crossbeam
13 2 (2.99%) IBM