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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 43 51 38
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Contract jobs citing Firewall 75 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.38% 2.12% 3.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 14.41% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 8 14
Median daily rate £330 £313 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.27% +15.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £218 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £368 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.99 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.75 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.96% +44.44%
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
450 118 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 32.30% 14.71% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 58 38
Median daily rate £295 £288 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.60% +2.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £415 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 3
Median hourly rate £28.50 £17.08 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.86% +62.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.99 £13.25 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £27.50 £13.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +5 70 £330 -3.92%
Durham +2 3 £400 +39.13% 2
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 45 (48.39%) Windows
2 40 (43.01%) Security Cleared
3 35 (37.63%) HP
3 35 (37.63%) Red Hat
4 33 (35.48%) Unix
4 33 (35.48%) ITIL
4 33 (35.48%) SC Cleared
5 28 (30.11%) ITIL V3
6 27 (29.03%) DNS
6 27 (29.03%) Active Directory
7 24 (25.81%) Cisco
7 24 (25.81%) IBM
7 24 (25.81%) AIX
7 24 (25.81%) Oracle
7 24 (25.81%) Solaris
7 24 (25.81%) LAN
7 24 (25.81%) High Availability
8 23 (24.73%) Middleware
8 23 (24.73%) VMware
9 22 (23.66%) Disaster Recovery
10 21 (22.58%) Six Sigma
10 21 (22.58%) SQL
10 21 (22.58%) Microsoft
11 20 (21.51%) WAN
12 19 (20.43%) SQL Server
12 19 (20.43%) Linux
13 18 (19.35%) Configuration Management
14 17 (18.28%) Clustering
14 17 (18.28%) WebLogic
14 17 (18.28%) TCP/IP

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 17 (18.28%) WebLogic
2 13 (13.98%) IIS
3 8 (8.60%) iPlanet
3 8 (8.60%) JBoss
4 7 (7.53%) Apache
4 7 (7.53%) IBM Notes
5 6 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (6.45%) MS Exchange
6 4 (4.30%) MQSeries
7 2 (2.15%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.08%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (8.60%) MS Excel
1 8 (8.60%) MS Office
2 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.68%) Office 365
2 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (29.03%) DNS
2 24 (25.81%) LAN
3 20 (21.51%) WAN
4 17 (18.28%) TCP/IP
5 16 (17.20%) VPN
6 12 (12.90%) LDAP
7 11 (11.83%) FTP
8 9 (9.68%) SSH
9 8 (8.60%) BIG-IP
9 8 (8.60%) DHCP
9 8 (8.60%) OpenLDAP
10 7 (7.53%) SAN
11 6 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (5.38%) Wireless
13 4 (4.30%) Network Security
14 3 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
14 3 (3.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 3 (3.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 3 (3.23%) Kerberos
14 3 (3.23%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.68%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.30%) DB2
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.53%) MSI
General
1 2 (2.15%) Military
1 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (19.35%) Unix Engineer
2 15 (16.13%) Support Engineer
3 13 (13.98%) Network Engineer
4 8 (8.60%) Unix Support
5 7 (7.53%) Unix Support Engineer
5 7 (7.53%) Wintel Engineer
6 6 (6.45%) AIX Engineer
6 6 (6.45%) Linux Support
7 5 (5.38%) Administrator
7 5 (5.38%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Linux Support Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Office 365 Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Wintel Support
8 3 (3.23%) Active Directory Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Architect
8 3 (3.23%) Consultant
8 3 (3.23%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (24.73%) Middleware
2 9 (9.68%) ISPF
3 8 (8.60%) JSP
4 7 (7.53%) J2EE
5 3 (3.23%) Web Services
6 2 (2.15%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.28%) Clustering
2 15 (16.13%) HACMP
3 14 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (11.83%) IBM Mainframe
4 11 (11.83%) Mainframe
5 7 (7.53%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.30%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.15%) CMDB
7 2 (2.15%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.15%) Grid Computing
7 2 (2.15%) HP Storage
7 2 (2.15%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (1.08%) IVR
8 1 (1.08%) User Experience
8 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 45 (48.39%) Windows
2 33 (35.48%) Unix
3 24 (25.81%) AIX
3 24 (25.81%) Solaris
4 19 (20.43%) Linux
5 16 (17.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (15.05%) Windows Server
7 11 (11.83%) zOS
8 9 (9.68%) MVS
8 9 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (8.60%) Windows XP
10 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (3.23%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.08%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (35.48%) ITIL
2 28 (30.11%) ITIL V3
3 24 (25.81%) High Availability
4 22 (23.66%) Disaster Recovery
5 21 (22.58%) Six Sigma
6 18 (19.35%) Configuration Management
7 16 (17.20%) Open Source
8 15 (16.13%) Service Management
9 14 (15.05%) Workflow
10 13 (13.98%) Lean Six Sigma
11 12 (12.90%) Load Balancing
12 11 (11.83%) Project Management
13 10 (10.75%) Service Delivery
14 9 (9.68%) Change Control
14 9 (9.68%) QMS
14 9 (9.68%) Validation
15 8 (8.60%) DevOps
15 8 (8.60%) Kalman Filter
15 8 (8.60%) Migration
15 8 (8.60%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.58%) SQL
2 11 (11.83%) JCL
2 11 (11.83%) PowerShell
2 11 (11.83%) REXX
3 8 (8.60%) Java
3 8 (8.60%) Korn
3 8 (8.60%) Perl
3 8 (8.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (43.01%) Security Cleared
2 33 (35.48%) SC Cleared
3 17 (18.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (16.13%) IBM AIX Certification
5 11 (11.83%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (9.68%) CCNP
7 7 (7.53%) Degree
8 6 (6.45%) MCSE
9 5 (5.38%) CCNA
10 4 (4.30%) MCITP
10 4 (4.30%) MCP
10 4 (4.30%) MCTS
11 2 (2.15%) CCIE
11 2 (2.15%) DV Cleared
12 1 (1.08%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.68%) SLA
2 8 (8.60%) JSP 440
System Software
1 27 (29.03%) Active Directory
2 16 (17.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (16.13%) GPFS
4 9 (9.68%) Time Sharing Option
5 7 (7.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (7.53%) NFS
5 7 (7.53%) Terminal Services
5 7 (7.53%) vSphere
6 6 (6.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 5 (5.38%) DFS Replication
8 3 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.08%) KVM
9 1 (1.08%) RHEV
9 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (11.83%) OpenView
2 8 (8.60%) EMC NetWorker
2 8 (8.60%) NetBackup
2 8 (8.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (7.53%) Control-M
3 7 (7.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (7.53%) Perfmon
4 6 (6.45%) HP SIM
5 3 (3.23%) FortiGate
6 2 (2.15%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (2.15%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (2.15%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (37.63%) HP
1 35 (37.63%) Red Hat
2 24 (25.81%) Cisco
2 24 (25.81%) IBM
2 24 (25.81%) Oracle
3 23 (24.73%) VMware
4 21 (22.58%) Microsoft
5 15 (16.13%) Citrix
6 11 (11.83%) F5
7 9 (9.68%) BMC
8 8 (8.60%) BEA
8 8 (8.60%) CA
8 8 (8.60%) CheckPoint
8 8 (8.60%) Sun
8 8 (8.60%) Veritas
9 7 (7.53%) Lotus
9 7 (7.53%) ServiceNow
10 5 (5.38%) Juniper
11 4 (4.30%) Cognos
11 4 (4.30%) Opsware