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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 49 28 27
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 14 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.17% 3.59% 4.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.72% 18.97% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 5
Average daily rate £273 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £230 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.09% -31.66%
Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
79 58 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.23% 18.95% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 26 36
Average daily rate £273 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £329 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £12.40 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £20.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -25 11 £273 -9.16% 5
Durham - 2 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 6 (40.00%) UNIX
1 6 (40.00%) VPN
1 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (33.33%) LAN
2 5 (33.33%) WAN
2 5 (33.33%) Open Source
3 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) Solaris
3 4 (26.67%) AIX
3 4 (26.67%) Middleware
3 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
3 4 (26.67%) Service Management
4 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (20.00%) HACMP
4 3 (20.00%) IBM AIX Certification
4 3 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
4 3 (20.00%) DNS
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco
4 3 (20.00%) IBM
4 3 (20.00%) Network Security
4 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (13.33%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (13.33%) Korn
5 2 (13.33%) Information Security
5 2 (13.33%) Banking
5 2 (13.33%) SSH

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (6.67%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) VPN
2 5 (33.33%) LAN
2 5 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) Network Security
4 2 (13.33%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (13.33%) SSH
4 2 (13.33%) LDAP
4 2 (13.33%) SAN
4 2 (13.33%) VoIP
5 1 (6.67%) DHCP
5 1 (6.67%) Wireless
5 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
5 1 (6.67%) NAS
5 1 (6.67%) WAAS
5 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) UNIX Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Information Security Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Security Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Telephony Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX Support
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Open Source
2 3 (20.00%) HACMP
3 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) UNIX
2 4 (26.67%) AIX
2 4 (26.67%) Solaris
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (13.33%) Windows
5 1 (6.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Service Management
1 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
2 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Information Security
3 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Information Management
4 1 (6.67%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Change Data Capture
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) RDF
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Korn
2 2 (13.33%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) IBM AIX Certification
3 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.67%) PMP
4 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
4 1 (6.67%) CISSP
4 1 (6.67%) GIAC
4 1 (6.67%) CEH
4 1 (6.67%) CISMP
4 1 (6.67%) GPEN
4 1 (6.67%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) NFS
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) KVM
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) IBM
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) JBoss
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) F5