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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 27 36 23
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Contract jobs citing Firewall 18 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.55% 0.38% 3.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.32% 1.75% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
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£365 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £14.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.88 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+10.77% -26.10%
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
74 57 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 18.69% 21.76% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 32 9
Average daily rate £413 £245 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.36% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £203 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £508 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 5
Average hourly rate - £26.75 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +64.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 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 +7 13 £316 - 2
Firewall
North East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 20 (50.00%) Cisco
2 15 (37.50%) DNS
3 14 (35.00%) WAN
3 14 (35.00%) LAN
3 14 (35.00%) Windows
3 14 (35.00%) Incident Management
4 13 (32.50%) Load Balancing
4 13 (32.50%) Network Design
4 13 (32.50%) Service Management
4 13 (32.50%) Network Security
4 13 (32.50%) Linux
4 13 (32.50%) CheckPoint
5 12 (30.00%) Juniper
5 12 (30.00%) SAN
5 12 (30.00%) McAfee
5 12 (30.00%) ITIL
5 12 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
5 12 (30.00%) F5
5 12 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (27.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 11 (27.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
6 11 (27.50%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (27.50%) MS Excel
6 11 (27.50%) HP
7 10 (25.00%) SSL
7 10 (25.00%) Network Management
7 10 (25.00%) WhatsUp Gold
7 10 (25.00%) TippingPoint
7 10 (25.00%) Service Delivery

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (7.50%) IBM Notes
1 3 (7.50%) Apache
1 3 (7.50%) IIS
2 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.00%) JBoss
3 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (27.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (17.50%) MS Office
3 2 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 15 (37.50%) DNS
2 14 (35.00%) WAN
2 14 (35.00%) LAN
3 13 (32.50%) Network Security
4 12 (30.00%) SAN
4 12 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
5 11 (27.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 11 (27.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 11 (27.50%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (25.00%) SSL
7 6 (15.00%) Junos
8 4 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (7.50%) VPN
9 3 (7.50%) DHCP
10 2 (5.00%) SMS
10 2 (5.00%) LDAP
10 2 (5.00%) SSH
10 2 (5.00%) Wireless
10 2 (5.00%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (2.50%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MSI
General
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
1 1 (2.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Technical Leader
3 5 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Data Centre Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Wintel Support
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Security Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Network Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Architect
6 2 (5.00%) UNIX Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Environment Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Designer
7 1 (2.50%) Junior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Cryptography
2 3 (7.50%) Clustering
2 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.50%) Client/Server
2 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.00%) HACMP
3 2 (5.00%) Open Source
4 1 (2.50%) CMDB
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Linux
3 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.00%) UNIX
5 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.00%) AIX
5 2 (5.00%) Solaris
5 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Incident Management
2 13 (32.50%) Load Balancing
2 13 (32.50%) Network Design
2 13 (32.50%) Service Management
3 12 (30.00%) ITIL
3 12 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (25.00%) Network Management
4 10 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 8 (20.00%) Build Automation
6 6 (15.00%) Time Management
7 4 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (10.00%) Project Planning
8 3 (7.50%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
8 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.50%) SIEM
9 2 (5.00%) Six Sigma
9 2 (5.00%) Workflow
9 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (5.00%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) Perl
2 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (5.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (10.00%) CCNP
4 4 (10.00%) CCNA
5 2 (5.00%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) QA
2 7 (17.50%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) vSphere
2 8 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V
4 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (7.50%) Terminal Services
7 2 (5.00%) GPFS
7 2 (5.00%) NFS
7 2 (5.00%) XenApp
8 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (7.50%) HP SIM
3 3 (7.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (7.50%) OpenView
3 3 (7.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.50%) SCCM
4 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Cisco
2 13 (32.50%) CheckPoint
3 12 (30.00%) Juniper
3 12 (30.00%) McAfee
3 12 (30.00%) F5
4 11 (27.50%) HP
5 10 (25.00%) TippingPoint
6 8 (20.00%) EMC
6 8 (20.00%) 3PAR
7 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 5 (12.50%) Oracle
8 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
8 4 (10.00%) Citrix
8 4 (10.00%) VMware
9 3 (7.50%) Symantec
9 3 (7.50%) Lotus
10 2 (5.00%) IBM
11 1 (2.50%) Draytek
11 1 (2.50%) Riverbed
11 1 (2.50%) Crossbeam