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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 46 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 18 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.22% 3.61% 5.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 40.00% 23.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 12
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£348 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 - £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.15 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+36.47% -22.50%
Firewall
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
81 15 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 14.49% 9.04% 24.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 6 33
Average daily rate £348 £300 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £378 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 15
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.50 £20.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 17 £347 - 5
Firewall
North East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 26 (70.27%) DNS
2 21 (56.76%) Windows
3 20 (54.05%) UNIX
3 20 (54.05%) SQL
3 20 (54.05%) WAN
4 19 (51.35%) LAN
4 19 (51.35%) Service Management
5 18 (48.65%) Security Cleared
5 18 (48.65%) Red Hat
6 17 (45.95%) HP
6 17 (45.95%) Linux
6 17 (45.95%) SC Cleared
7 16 (43.24%) Oracle
8 14 (37.84%) SAN
8 14 (37.84%) Incident Management
9 13 (35.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
9 13 (35.14%) Cisco
10 12 (32.43%) Perl
10 12 (32.43%) WebLogic
10 12 (32.43%) ITIL
10 12 (32.43%) CheckPoint
10 12 (32.43%) Juniper
10 12 (32.43%) F5
11 11 (29.73%) Network Monitoring
11 11 (29.73%) Service Delivery
11 11 (29.73%) WhatsUp Gold
11 11 (29.73%) Network Management
11 11 (29.73%) Middleware
11 11 (29.73%) MS Excel

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 12 (32.43%) WebLogic
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (8.11%) IBM Notes
3 3 (8.11%) Apache
3 3 (8.11%) IIS
4 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
2 8 (21.62%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 26 (70.27%) DNS
2 20 (54.05%) WAN
3 19 (51.35%) LAN
4 14 (37.84%) SAN
5 10 (27.03%) SSL
5 10 (27.03%) Network Security
5 10 (27.03%) Cisco IOS
5 10 (27.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 10 (27.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 9 (24.32%) Junos
7 8 (21.62%) LDAP
7 8 (21.62%) DHCP
7 8 (21.62%) VPN
7 8 (21.62%) OpenLDAP
7 8 (21.62%) SSH
8 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (8.11%) SMS
10 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MSI
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) UNIX Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Network Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Support Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) UNIX Support
5 4 (10.81%) Linux Support
6 3 (8.11%) Wintel Support
6 3 (8.11%) UNIX Support Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Support Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Linux Specialist
8 1 (2.70%) Data Centre Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Network Architect
8 1 (2.70%) Network Support Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) UNIX Administrator
8 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Network Support
8 1 (2.70%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) Middleware
2 4 (10.81%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Cryptography
2 8 (21.62%) Open Source
3 5 (13.51%) Fat Client
3 5 (13.51%) Thin Client
4 4 (10.81%) Clustering
5 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
5 3 (8.11%) HACMP
6 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.70%) CMDB
7 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (56.76%) Windows
2 20 (54.05%) UNIX
3 17 (45.95%) Linux
4 13 (35.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (24.32%) Windows XP
6 8 (21.62%) Solaris
6 8 (21.62%) AIX
7 4 (10.81%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Service Management
2 14 (37.84%) Incident Management
3 12 (32.43%) ITIL
4 11 (29.73%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (29.73%) Service Delivery
4 11 (29.73%) Network Management
5 10 (27.03%) Network Design
6 9 (24.32%) Load Balancing
6 9 (24.32%) Configuration Management
7 6 (16.22%) Time Management
8 5 (13.51%) Performance Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Change Data Capture
9 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (8.11%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (8.11%) Network Load Balancing
10 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
11 1 (2.70%) Lean Six Sigma
11 1 (2.70%) Change Management
11 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
11 1 (2.70%) Budget Control
Programming Languages
1 20 (54.05%) SQL
2 12 (32.43%) Perl
3 8 (21.62%) PL/SQL
3 8 (21.62%) Korn
Qualifications
1 18 (48.65%) Security Cleared
2 17 (45.95%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (8.11%) IBM AIX Certification
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.03%) QA
2 8 (21.62%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
2 9 (24.32%) vSphere
3 8 (21.62%) NFS
3 8 (21.62%) Hyper-V
3 8 (21.62%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (13.51%) VMware ESX
4 5 (13.51%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (10.81%) KVM
5 4 (10.81%) RHEV
6 3 (8.11%) Terminal Services
6 3 (8.11%) GPFS
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (29.73%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (10.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (8.11%) HP SIM
3 3 (8.11%) OpenView
3 3 (8.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.70%) SCCM
4 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (48.65%) Red Hat
2 17 (45.95%) HP
3 16 (43.24%) Oracle
4 13 (35.14%) Cisco
5 12 (32.43%) CheckPoint
5 12 (32.43%) Juniper
5 12 (32.43%) F5
6 10 (27.03%) McAfee
7 9 (24.32%) TippingPoint
7 9 (24.32%) Citrix
8 8 (21.62%) JBoss
8 8 (21.62%) EMC
8 8 (21.62%) 3PAR
8 8 (21.62%) VMware
9 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
10 3 (8.11%) Crossbeam
10 3 (8.11%) Riverbed
10 3 (8.11%) IBM
10 3 (8.11%) Lotus
11 1 (2.70%) Draytek