The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Tyne and Wear 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 49 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 11 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.05% 4.81% 6.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.92% 24.39% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 5
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 £237 £228 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.43% -30.83%
Communications & Networking Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
65 41 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 12.10% 19.71% 24.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 20 31
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 £222 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £10.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Firewall
North East

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 11 £273 -9.16% 5
South Shields - - - -
Sunderland - - - -
Firewall
North East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (54.55%) UNIX
1 6 (54.55%) Red Hat
2 5 (45.45%) VPN
2 5 (45.45%) Open Source
3 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Solaris
3 4 (36.36%) LAN
3 4 (36.36%) WAN
3 4 (36.36%) AIX
3 4 (36.36%) Service Management
3 4 (36.36%) Middleware
3 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
4 3 (27.27%) HACMP
4 3 (27.27%) IBM
4 3 (27.27%) IBM AIX Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (27.27%) WebLogic
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 3 (27.27%) DNS
4 3 (27.27%) Network Security
4 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (18.18%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (18.18%) SSH
5 2 (18.18%) Korn
5 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
5 2 (18.18%) NFS
5 2 (18.18%) Active Directory

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (27.27%) WebLogic
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) VPN
2 4 (36.36%) LAN
2 4 (36.36%) WAN
3 3 (27.27%) DNS
3 3 (27.27%) Network Security
4 2 (18.18%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (18.18%) SSH
4 2 (18.18%) LDAP
5 1 (9.09%) SAN
5 1 (9.09%) Wireless
5 1 (9.09%) DHCP
5 1 (9.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) UNIX Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Information Security Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Security Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) UNIX Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Telephony Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) UNIX Support
3 1 (9.09%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Open Source
2 3 (27.27%) HACMP
3 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
3 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) UNIX
2 4 (36.36%) Solaris
2 4 (36.36%) AIX
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 1 (9.09%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Service Management
1 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
2 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Information Security
3 2 (18.18%) Six Sigma
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
4 1 (9.09%) RDF
4 1 (9.09%) Information Management
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Security
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Lean Six Sigma
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Korn
2 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
3 1 (9.09%) PHP
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) IBM AIX Certification
3 1 (9.09%) GIAC
3 1 (9.09%) CISSP
3 1 (9.09%) PMP
3 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
3 1 (9.09%) CEH
3 1 (9.09%) CISMP
3 1 (9.09%) GPEN
3 1 (9.09%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) NFS
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) KVM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Red Hat
2 3 (27.27%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) JBoss
4 1 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco