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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 53 29 23
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 13 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.06% 4.21% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.26% 36.36% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 3
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£317 £281 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.71% -19.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -16.48%
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
106 44 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 16.77% 11.58% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 37 8
Average daily rate £275 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 3
Average hourly rate £24.00 £10.00 £10.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £10.00 £10.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £10.00 £10.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -25 11 £317 +12.71% 1
Sunderland - 2 - -
Firewall
North East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 12 (80.00%) LAN
1 12 (80.00%) WAN
1 12 (80.00%) Juniper
2 10 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 10 (66.67%) TippingPoint
2 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 8 (53.33%) HP
3 8 (53.33%) Network Security
4 7 (46.67%) Cisco
4 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
4 7 (46.67%) Structured Cabling
5 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
5 6 (40.00%) VPN
5 6 (40.00%) Internet
6 5 (33.33%) MS Office
6 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 5 (33.33%) Windows
6 5 (33.33%) McAfee
6 5 (33.33%) Junos
6 5 (33.33%) F5
6 5 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (26.67%) JSP 440
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
7 4 (26.67%) Riverbed
7 4 (26.67%) vSphere
7 4 (26.67%) 3PAR
7 4 (26.67%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (26.67%) Crossbeam
7 4 (26.67%) Network Load Balancing

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) LAN
1 12 (80.00%) WAN
2 8 (53.33%) Network Security
3 7 (46.67%) Structured Cabling
4 6 (40.00%) VPN
4 6 (40.00%) Internet
5 5 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (33.33%) Junos
6 4 (26.67%) SAN
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (20.00%) Wireless
7 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
8 2 (13.33%) BGP
8 2 (13.33%) NetScreen
8 2 (13.33%) DNS
8 2 (13.33%) IPsec
9 1 (6.67%) SSH
9 1 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (6.67%) OpenLDAP
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Security Officer
2 1 (6.67%) Environment Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (6.67%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (6.67%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
1 4 (26.67%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (20.00%) Service Management
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Time Management
3 2 (13.33%) Network Management
3 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Perl
1 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) CCNP
3 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.67%) CISA
4 1 (6.67%) CISMP
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) JSP 440
2 2 (13.33%) QA
3 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
1 4 (26.67%) vSphere
1 4 (26.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.67%) NFS
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Juniper
2 10 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 10 (66.67%) TippingPoint
3 8 (53.33%) HP
4 7 (46.67%) Cisco
5 5 (33.33%) McAfee
5 5 (33.33%) F5
6 4 (26.67%) Crossbeam
6 4 (26.67%) 3PAR
6 4 (26.67%) Riverbed
6 4 (26.67%) EMC
7 2 (13.33%) Remedy
7 2 (13.33%) Aruba
7 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat
8 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
8 1 (6.67%) Oracle