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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 67 39 53
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 10 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.08% 3.22% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.40% 19.42% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 0
Average daily rate £285 £365 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.91% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £336
% change year-on-year
- +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +15.62%
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
119 103 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.91% 16.56% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 64 39
Average daily rate £400 £365 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +1.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £256 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 20
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £31.10
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 - £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -34 9 £285 -26.68% 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 15 (46.88%) LAN
2 12 (37.50%) WAN
2 12 (37.50%) VPN
2 12 (37.50%) Cisco
3 11 (34.38%) Windows
4 10 (31.25%) ITIL
5 9 (28.13%) Unix
6 8 (25.00%) Middleware
6 8 (25.00%) Service Management
6 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
7 7 (21.88%) High Availability
8 6 (18.75%) Open Source
8 6 (18.75%) GPFS
8 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
8 6 (18.75%) VLAN
8 6 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (18.75%) HACMP
8 6 (18.75%) Configuration Management
8 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 6 (18.75%) CCNP
8 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (18.75%) IBM AIX Certification
8 6 (18.75%) Red Hat
8 6 (18.75%) AIX
8 6 (18.75%) Solaris
9 5 (15.63%) IBM
9 5 (15.63%) VoIP
9 5 (15.63%) DNS
9 5 (15.63%) Active Directory

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.38%) IaaS
2 3 (9.38%) Office 365
3 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.25%) PaaS
4 1 (3.13%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) LAN
2 12 (37.50%) VPN
2 12 (37.50%) WAN
3 6 (18.75%) VLAN
4 5 (15.63%) DNS
4 5 (15.63%) MPLS
4 5 (15.63%) OSPF
4 5 (15.63%) VoIP
5 4 (12.50%) Network Security
6 3 (9.38%) EIGRP
6 3 (9.38%) HTTPS
6 3 (9.38%) SAN
6 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.25%) BGP
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (6.25%) HTTP
7 2 (6.25%) iSCSI
7 2 (6.25%) SSL
7 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.13%) MSI
General
1 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Unix Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) AIX Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Network Support
4 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Support
4 2 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.13%) Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Applications Packager
5 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) HACMP
2 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.25%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.25%) User Experience
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) IVR
4 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Unix
3 6 (18.75%) AIX
3 6 (18.75%) Solaris
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) ITIL
2 8 (25.00%) Service Management
3 7 (21.88%) High Availability
4 6 (18.75%) Configuration Management
4 6 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (18.75%) Open Source
5 5 (15.63%) ITIL V3
5 5 (15.63%) Lean Six Sigma
5 5 (15.63%) Six Sigma
5 5 (15.63%) Workflow
6 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 4 (12.50%) Network Design
7 3 (9.38%) Project Management
7 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.25%) Migration
8 2 (6.25%) Network Architecture
8 2 (6.25%) OO
9 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (3.13%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
3 6 (18.75%) CCNP
3 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (18.75%) IBM AIX Certification
4 3 (9.38%) Degree
5 2 (6.25%) CCIE
5 2 (6.25%) CCNA
5 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) CCSP
6 1 (3.13%) CCVP
6 1 (3.13%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) GPFS
2 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) Terminal Server
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 2 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Cisco
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) Red Hat
3 5 (15.63%) IBM
3 5 (15.63%) Palo Alto
4 4 (12.50%) HP
5 3 (9.38%) CheckPoint
5 3 (9.38%) Juniper
6 2 (6.25%) Citrix
6 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.13%) arcserve
7 1 (3.13%) Avaya
7 1 (3.13%) BT
7 1 (3.13%) CA
7 1 (3.13%) Dell
7 1 (3.13%) F5
7 1 (3.13%) Mitel
7 1 (3.13%) NICE Systems
7 1 (3.13%) Remedy
7 1 (3.13%) VMware