The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 49 54 24
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -30
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.44% 1.53% 5.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.51% 9.72% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 5
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£155 £283 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.13% -5.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -4.76%
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North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Communications & Networking Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
57 72 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 12.50% 15.69% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 44 20
Average daily rate £300 £273 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% -9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £227 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £371 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £26.75 £14.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.07% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Tyne and Wear region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Tyne and Wear region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 2 £155 -45.13% 2
Prudhoe - - - -
Firewall
North East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 14 (43.75%) Cisco
2 13 (40.63%) Linux
3 9 (28.13%) LAN
3 9 (28.13%) WAN
3 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
4 8 (25.00%) Network Security
4 8 (25.00%) Build Automation
4 8 (25.00%) Network Design
4 8 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 8 (25.00%) DNS
4 8 (25.00%) Service Management
4 8 (25.00%) SAN
4 8 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 7 (21.88%) Juniper
5 7 (21.88%) McAfee
5 7 (21.88%) Windows
5 7 (21.88%) Incident Management
5 7 (21.88%) F5
5 7 (21.88%) Cisco IOS
5 7 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (21.88%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (18.75%) TippingPoint
6 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 6 (18.75%) ITIL
7 5 (15.63%) SSL
7 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
7 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
7 5 (15.63%) HP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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%) WebLogic
1 2 (6.25%) JBoss
2 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.38%) MS Office
3 2 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) LAN
1 9 (28.13%) WAN
2 8 (25.00%) DNS
2 8 (25.00%) SAN
2 8 (25.00%) Network Security
3 7 (21.88%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (21.88%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (15.63%) SSL
6 4 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (9.38%) VPN
8 2 (6.25%) LDAP
8 2 (6.25%) Wireless
8 2 (6.25%) SSH
8 2 (6.25%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (6.25%) Junos
9 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (3.13%) DHCP
9 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.13%) Back Office
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Technical Leader
3 5 (15.63%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Data Centre Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Security Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) UNIX Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Environment Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) IT Security Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Security Designer
7 1 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Designer
7 1 (3.13%) Junior Designer
7 1 (3.13%) Junior Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Wintel Support
7 1 (3.13%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Cryptography
2 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (9.38%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.25%) HACMP
3 2 (6.25%) Private Cloud
3 2 (6.25%) Open Source
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Linux
2 7 (21.88%) Windows
3 4 (12.50%) UNIX
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.25%) AIX
5 2 (6.25%) Solaris
5 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Service Management
1 8 (25.00%) Network Design
1 8 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 8 (25.00%) Build Automation
2 7 (21.88%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (21.88%) Incident Management
3 6 (18.75%) ITIL
4 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
4 5 (15.63%) Network Management
5 4 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 4 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (9.38%) Time Management
6 3 (9.38%) SIEM
7 2 (6.25%) Lean Six Sigma
7 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.25%) Workflow
7 2 (6.25%) Six Sigma
7 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.13%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) Korn
2 2 (6.25%) Perl
2 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (12.50%) CCNP
4 4 (12.50%) CCNA
5 2 (6.25%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (3.13%) Degree
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
2 3 (9.38%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) vSphere
1 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
2 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.25%) NFS
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) GPFS
4 1 (3.13%) XenApp
4 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (9.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.13%) HP SIM
3 1 (3.13%) OpenView
3 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Cisco
2 8 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (21.88%) McAfee
3 7 (21.88%) F5
3 7 (21.88%) Juniper
4 6 (18.75%) TippingPoint
5 5 (15.63%) HP
6 4 (12.50%) EMC
6 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 4 (12.50%) 3PAR
7 3 (9.38%) Symantec
7 3 (9.38%) Oracle
8 2 (6.25%) IBM
8 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
8 2 (6.25%) VMware
9 1 (3.13%) Crossbeam
9 1 (3.13%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.13%) Citrix
9 1 (3.13%) NetApp
9 1 (3.13%) Lotus