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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 33 23 17
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 19 5 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.39% 2.34% 7.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.00% 31.25% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 16
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£339 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £350 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £350 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.63 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-2.80% -1.11%
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
50 16 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 11.55% 7.48% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 7 40
Average daily rate £347 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.59 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 19 £339 -3.07%
South Shields - - - -
Firewall
North East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 22 (68.75%) UNIX
2 20 (62.50%) Red Hat
3 19 (59.38%) DNS
4 18 (56.25%) WAN
5 17 (53.13%) SQL
5 17 (53.13%) Linux
5 17 (53.13%) LAN
5 17 (53.13%) Service Management
6 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
7 15 (46.88%) SC Cleared
8 14 (43.75%) Windows
9 13 (40.63%) Oracle
9 13 (40.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (37.50%) Perl
10 12 (37.50%) WebLogic
11 11 (34.38%) HP
12 10 (31.25%) AIX
12 10 (31.25%) Solaris
12 10 (31.25%) VPN
12 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
12 10 (31.25%) SAN
12 10 (31.25%) Middleware
12 10 (31.25%) Configuration Management
12 10 (31.25%) Open Source
13 9 (28.13%) Windows XP
13 9 (28.13%) Cisco
14 8 (25.00%) PL/SQL
14 8 (25.00%) JBoss
14 8 (25.00%) LDAP
14 8 (25.00%) NFS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Office
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (59.38%) DNS
2 18 (56.25%) WAN
3 17 (53.13%) LAN
4 10 (31.25%) VPN
4 10 (31.25%) SAN
5 8 (25.00%) OpenLDAP
5 8 (25.00%) SSH
5 8 (25.00%) LDAP
6 6 (18.75%) SSL
6 6 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (18.75%) Network Security
6 6 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (18.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (15.63%) Junos
7 5 (15.63%) DHCP
8 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (6.25%) SMS
10 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) UNIX Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Network Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) UNIX Support
4 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Linux Support
6 3 (9.38%) Support Specialist
6 3 (9.38%) UNIX Support Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Linux Specialist
8 1 (3.13%) Data Network Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Linux Support Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Network Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Data Centre Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Support Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Network Support Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) Middleware
2 4 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Open Source
2 5 (15.63%) Fat Client
2 5 (15.63%) Thin Client
2 5 (15.63%) HACMP
2 5 (15.63%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 22 (68.75%) UNIX
2 17 (53.13%) Linux
3 14 (43.75%) Windows
4 13 (40.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (31.25%) Solaris
5 10 (31.25%) AIX
6 9 (28.13%) Windows XP
7 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (12.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Service Management
2 10 (31.25%) Configuration Management
3 7 (21.88%) Service Delivery
3 7 (21.88%) Incident Management
3 7 (21.88%) Network Management
3 7 (21.88%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (18.75%) Network Design
4 6 (18.75%) ITIL
5 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing
6 4 (12.50%) Change Data Capture
7 3 (9.38%) Time Management
7 3 (9.38%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (6.25%) Lean Six Sigma
8 2 (6.25%) Six Sigma
9 1 (3.13%) Workflow
9 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.13%) Budget Control
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 12 (37.50%) Perl
3 8 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 8 (25.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (46.88%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) QA
2 4 (12.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.00%) NFS
3 5 (15.63%) GPFS
3 5 (15.63%) VMware ESX
3 5 (15.63%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.63%) vSphere
4 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (12.50%) KVM
4 4 (12.50%) RHEV
4 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (62.50%) Red Hat
2 13 (40.63%) Oracle
3 11 (34.38%) HP
4 9 (28.13%) Cisco
5 8 (25.00%) JBoss
5 8 (25.00%) Juniper
5 8 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 8 (25.00%) F5
6 6 (18.75%) McAfee
6 6 (18.75%) Citrix
7 5 (15.63%) IBM
7 5 (15.63%) VMware
7 5 (15.63%) TippingPoint
8 4 (12.50%) 3PAR
8 4 (12.50%) EMC
9 3 (9.38%) Riverbed
9 3 (9.38%) Crossbeam
10 1 (3.13%) Draytek
10 1 (3.13%) Microsoft