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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 38 34 17
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -17
Contract jobs citing Firewall 22 6 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.72% 1.60% 5.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.16% 20.00% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 16
Average daily rate
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£347 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £350 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £350 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-2.27% -2.22%
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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
81 30 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.71% 7.98% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 10 43
Average daily rate £350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +16.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.21 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -13 16 £349 -0.36%
Durham - 5 £231 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (53.66%) UNIX
1 22 (53.66%) DNS
2 20 (48.78%) Red Hat
3 19 (46.34%) HP
3 19 (46.34%) Windows
3 19 (46.34%) SQL
4 18 (43.90%) WAN
5 17 (41.46%) LAN
5 17 (41.46%) Linux
5 17 (41.46%) Service Management
5 17 (41.46%) Security Cleared
6 16 (39.02%) SC Cleared
7 13 (31.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (31.71%) Oracle
7 13 (31.71%) Cisco
8 12 (29.27%) Perl
8 12 (29.27%) WebLogic
8 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
9 11 (26.83%) Juniper
10 10 (24.39%) SAN
10 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (24.39%) VPN
10 10 (24.39%) Citrix
10 10 (24.39%) Middleware
10 10 (24.39%) Configuration Management
10 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
10 10 (24.39%) Solaris
10 10 (24.39%) AIX
10 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (24.39%) Open Source

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (29.27%) WebLogic
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (4.88%) IIS
4 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.44%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Office
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (53.66%) DNS
2 18 (43.90%) WAN
3 17 (41.46%) LAN
4 10 (24.39%) VPN
4 10 (24.39%) SAN
5 8 (19.51%) SSH
5 8 (19.51%) LDAP
5 8 (19.51%) OpenLDAP
5 8 (19.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 7 (17.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (17.07%) DHCP
7 6 (14.63%) SSL
7 6 (14.63%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (14.63%) Network Security
7 6 (14.63%) Junos
8 4 (9.76%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
9 3 (7.32%) SMS
10 2 (4.88%) IP Telephony
11 1 (2.44%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (12.20%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) UNIX Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Support Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Network Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) UNIX Support
4 4 (9.76%) Linux Support
5 3 (7.32%) UNIX Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Support Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Server Support
6 2 (4.88%) Server Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) VMware Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Linux Support Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Data Network Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) Middleware
2 4 (9.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Open Source
2 5 (12.20%) Fat Client
2 5 (12.20%) Thin Client
2 5 (12.20%) HACMP
2 5 (12.20%) Cryptography
3 3 (7.32%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (53.66%) UNIX
2 19 (46.34%) Windows
3 17 (41.46%) Linux
4 13 (31.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (24.39%) Solaris
5 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (24.39%) AIX
6 9 (21.95%) Windows XP
7 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (9.76%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) Service Management
2 10 (24.39%) Configuration Management
3 9 (21.95%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (17.07%) Service Delivery
4 7 (17.07%) ITIL
4 7 (17.07%) Incident Management
4 7 (17.07%) Network Management
4 7 (17.07%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (14.63%) Load Balancing
5 6 (14.63%) Time Management
5 6 (14.63%) Network Design
6 5 (12.20%) Performance Testing
7 4 (9.76%) Change Data Capture
8 3 (7.32%) Change Control
8 3 (7.32%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (4.88%) Lean Six Sigma
9 2 (4.88%) Six Sigma
10 1 (2.44%) Workflow
10 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (2.44%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (46.34%) SQL
2 12 (29.27%) Perl
3 8 (19.51%) PL/SQL
3 8 (19.51%) Korn
Qualifications
1 17 (41.46%) Security Cleared
2 16 (39.02%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.20%) IBM AIX Certification
4 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (7.32%) MCSE
6 2 (4.88%) CCNP
6 2 (4.88%) CCNA
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) QA
2 4 (9.76%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
2 8 (19.51%) NFS
3 6 (14.63%) Hyper-V
4 5 (12.20%) VMware ESX
4 5 (12.20%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (12.20%) vSphere
4 5 (12.20%) GPFS
5 4 (9.76%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (9.76%) KVM
5 4 (9.76%) RHEV
6 2 (4.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (2.44%) XenApp
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (7.32%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.44%) SCCM
3 1 (2.44%) SCOM
3 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (48.78%) Red Hat
2 19 (46.34%) HP
3 13 (31.71%) Oracle
3 13 (31.71%) Cisco
4 11 (26.83%) Juniper
5 10 (24.39%) Citrix
5 10 (24.39%) F5
6 9 (21.95%) CheckPoint
7 8 (19.51%) JBoss
8 7 (17.07%) VMware
9 6 (14.63%) TippingPoint
9 6 (14.63%) McAfee
10 5 (12.20%) IBM
10 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
11 4 (9.76%) EMC
11 4 (9.76%) 3PAR
12 3 (7.32%) Riverbed
12 3 (7.32%) Crossbeam
12 3 (7.32%) Veritas
13 2 (4.88%) ProCurve