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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 34 55 31
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -24
Contract jobs citing Firewall 66 12 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 6.06% 1.64% 5.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.19% 9.02% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 5 12
Median daily rate £328 £325 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% -6.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £375 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.43 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% -32.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.38 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.61% -10.50%
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
262 133 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 24.04% 18.22% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 74 63
Median daily rate £330 £450 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +28.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £533 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 5
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £14.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £27.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +19 61 £330 -12.00% 1
Sunderland -2 4 £275 -15.38%
Firewall
North East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 49 (44.95%) Windows
1 49 (44.95%) Security Cleared
2 47 (43.12%) ITIL
3 46 (42.20%) Oracle
4 44 (40.37%) Linux
4 44 (40.37%) SC Cleared
4 44 (40.37%) High Availability
5 43 (39.45%) Cisco
5 43 (39.45%) Active Directory
6 42 (38.53%) Unix
7 39 (35.78%) Apache
7 39 (35.78%) Clustering
8 36 (33.03%) JBoss
8 36 (33.03%) WebLogic
8 36 (33.03%) DNS
9 35 (32.11%) HP
10 34 (31.19%) TCP/IP
10 34 (31.19%) Red Hat
11 32 (29.36%) SQL
11 32 (29.36%) F5
11 32 (29.36%) Load Balancing
12 29 (26.61%) Tomcat
13 28 (25.69%) J2EE
13 28 (25.69%) Sun
13 28 (25.69%) iPlanet
13 28 (25.69%) Veritas
13 28 (25.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 27 (24.77%) Windows Server
14 27 (24.77%) Oracle Application Server
15 26 (23.85%) Microsoft

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 39 (35.78%) Apache
2 36 (33.03%) JBoss
2 36 (33.03%) WebLogic
3 29 (26.61%) Tomcat
4 28 (25.69%) iPlanet
5 27 (24.77%) Oracle Application Server
6 12 (11.01%) IIS
7 10 (9.17%) IBM Notes
8 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.75%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.92%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (9.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.68%) Office 365
2 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (33.03%) DNS
2 34 (31.19%) TCP/IP
3 12 (11.01%) DHCP
4 11 (10.09%) HTTP
4 11 (10.09%) Kerberos
4 11 (10.09%) SAN
5 10 (9.17%) HTTPS
5 10 (9.17%) iSCSI
5 10 (9.17%) NAS
5 10 (9.17%) Network Security
6 9 (8.26%) SSH
7 8 (7.34%) LDAP
7 8 (7.34%) OpenLDAP
8 5 (4.59%) LAN
9 4 (3.67%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (3.67%) WAN
10 3 (2.75%) BIG-IP
10 3 (2.75%) FTP
10 3 (2.75%) VPN
10 3 (2.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (9.17%) MSI
2 1 (0.92%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (13.76%) Network Engineer
2 12 (11.01%) Active Directory Engineer
3 11 (10.09%) Administrator
4 8 (7.34%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (7.34%) Unix Administrator
5 7 (6.42%) Solaris Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (6.42%) Unix Engineer
6 6 (5.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.59%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Project Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Wintel Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Wintel Support
8 4 (3.67%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Security Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Support Specialist
8 4 (3.67%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.69%) J2EE
2 25 (22.94%) Middleware
3 1 (0.92%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.92%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (35.78%) Clustering
2 11 (10.09%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (4.59%) CMDB
3 5 (4.59%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.67%) HACMP
5 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.75%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.75%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.83%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.83%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.92%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.92%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 49 (44.95%) Windows
2 44 (40.37%) Linux
3 42 (38.53%) Unix
4 27 (24.77%) Windows Server
5 22 (20.18%) Solaris
6 19 (17.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (13.76%) AIX
8 10 (9.17%) HPUX
8 10 (9.17%) SUSE
9 7 (6.42%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.83%) zOS
11 1 (0.92%) CentOS
11 1 (0.92%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (43.12%) ITIL
2 44 (40.37%) High Availability
3 32 (29.36%) Load Balancing
4 13 (11.93%) ITSM
5 12 (11.01%) Migration
6 10 (9.17%) Application Packaging
6 10 (9.17%) Configuration Management
6 10 (9.17%) Software Distribution
6 10 (9.17%) Virtual Environments
7 8 (7.34%) Change Management
7 8 (7.34%) ITIL V3
7 8 (7.34%) OO
7 8 (7.34%) Service Delivery
8 6 (5.50%) Change Control
8 6 (5.50%) CRM
8 6 (5.50%) Incident Management
8 6 (5.50%) Problem Management
9 5 (4.59%) E-Commerce
9 5 (4.59%) Knowledge Management
9 5 (4.59%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (29.36%) SQL
2 21 (19.27%) PowerShell
3 11 (10.09%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.26%) Perl
5 8 (7.34%) Korn
5 8 (7.34%) PL/SQL
6 6 (5.50%) Python
7 5 (4.59%) Jython
8 2 (1.83%) JCL
8 2 (1.83%) REXX
9 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.92%) Java
9 1 (0.92%) PHP
9 1 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (44.95%) Security Cleared
2 44 (40.37%) SC Cleared
3 15 (13.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (6.42%) DV Cleared
5 6 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (3.67%) CCNA
7 4 (3.67%) CCNP
7 4 (3.67%) Degree
7 4 (3.67%) IBM AIX Certification
8 3 (2.75%) CCIE
8 3 (2.75%) MCITP
8 3 (2.75%) MCP
8 3 (2.75%) MCTS
9 2 (1.83%) CCSA
9 2 (1.83%) CCSE
9 2 (1.83%) CEH
9 2 (1.83%) HP ASE
9 2 (1.83%) HP MASE
9 2 (1.83%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) SLA
2 1 (0.92%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 43 (39.45%) Active Directory
2 28 (25.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 13 (11.93%) DFS Replication
4 11 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (9.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (9.17%) Terminal Services
6 9 (8.26%) NFS
7 4 (3.67%) GPFS
8 3 (2.75%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.75%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.92%) Firmware
9 1 (0.92%) KVM
9 1 (0.92%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 14 (12.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Clustering
3 10 (9.17%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 10 (9.17%) OpenView
3 10 (9.17%) Perfmon
4 7 (6.42%) HP SIM
5 6 (5.50%) Puppet
6 5 (4.59%) BladeLogic
6 5 (4.59%) SCCM
6 5 (4.59%) SCOrch
7 4 (3.67%) WSUS
8 3 (2.75%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.83%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 46 (42.20%) Oracle
2 43 (39.45%) Cisco
3 35 (32.11%) HP
4 34 (31.19%) Red Hat
5 32 (29.36%) F5
6 28 (25.69%) Sun
6 28 (25.69%) Veritas
7 26 (23.85%) Microsoft
8 12 (11.01%) Citrix
8 12 (11.01%) VMware
9 10 (9.17%) CheckPoint
9 10 (9.17%) Lotus
10 9 (8.26%) CA
11 6 (5.50%) IBM
11 6 (5.50%) Juniper
12 5 (4.59%) BMC
12 5 (4.59%) Dell
12 5 (4.59%) Fortinet
13 4 (3.67%) Symantec
14 3 (2.75%) Blue Coat