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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 34 20 18
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 15 6 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.53% 2.91% 6.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.61% 37.50% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 15
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £350 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £350 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+1.13% -2.22%
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
46 16 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 10.82% 7.77% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 6 40
Average daily rate £350 £350 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £295 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +16.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 September 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 September 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
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 15 £350 -
South Shields - - - -
Firewall
North East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (66.67%) UNIX
2 20 (60.61%) DNS
2 20 (60.61%) Red Hat
3 18 (54.55%) WAN
3 18 (54.55%) SQL
4 17 (51.52%) Linux
4 17 (51.52%) LAN
4 17 (51.52%) Service Management
5 16 (48.48%) Security Cleared
6 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
6 15 (45.45%) Windows
7 14 (42.42%) Oracle
8 13 (39.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (36.36%) Perl
9 12 (36.36%) WebLogic
9 12 (36.36%) HP
10 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
10 11 (33.33%) Middleware
11 10 (30.30%) Configuration Management
11 10 (30.30%) SAN
11 10 (30.30%) AIX
11 10 (30.30%) Solaris
11 10 (30.30%) VPN
11 10 (30.30%) Open Source
12 9 (27.27%) Cisco
12 9 (27.27%) Windows XP
13 8 (24.24%) LDAP
13 8 (24.24%) NFS
13 8 (24.24%) JBoss
13 8 (24.24%) PL/SQL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (36.36%) WebLogic
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.03%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (15.15%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 20 (60.61%) DNS
2 18 (54.55%) WAN
3 17 (51.52%) LAN
4 10 (30.30%) VPN
4 10 (30.30%) SAN
5 8 (24.24%) OpenLDAP
5 8 (24.24%) SSH
5 8 (24.24%) LDAP
6 6 (18.18%) SSL
6 6 (18.18%) DHCP
6 6 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (18.18%) Network Security
6 6 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (15.15%) Junos
8 3 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (6.06%) SMS
10 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) UNIX Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Network Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) UNIX Support
4 4 (12.12%) Linux Support
5 3 (9.09%) Support Specialist
5 3 (9.09%) UNIX Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Linux Specialist
7 1 (3.03%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Data Network Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Linux Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Network Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Wintel Support
7 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) Middleware
2 4 (12.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) Open Source
2 5 (15.15%) Fat Client
2 5 (15.15%) Thin Client
2 5 (15.15%) HACMP
2 5 (15.15%) Cryptography
3 2 (6.06%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) UNIX
2 17 (51.52%) Linux
3 15 (45.45%) Windows
4 13 (39.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (30.30%) Solaris
5 10 (30.30%) AIX
6 9 (27.27%) Windows XP
7 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (12.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Service Management
2 10 (30.30%) Configuration Management
3 8 (24.24%) Incident Management
4 7 (21.21%) ITIL
4 7 (21.21%) Service Delivery
4 7 (21.21%) Network Management
4 7 (21.21%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (18.18%) Network Design
6 5 (15.15%) Performance Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Load Balancing
7 4 (12.12%) Change Data Capture
8 3 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (9.09%) Time Management
9 2 (6.06%) Lean Six Sigma
9 2 (6.06%) Six Sigma
10 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
10 1 (3.03%) Workflow
10 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (3.03%) Budget Control
Programming Languages
1 18 (54.55%) SQL
2 12 (36.36%) Perl
3 8 (24.24%) PL/SQL
3 8 (24.24%) Korn
Qualifications
1 16 (48.48%) Security Cleared
2 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.15%) IBM AIX Certification
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) QA
2 4 (12.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (24.24%) NFS
3 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (15.15%) GPFS
4 5 (15.15%) VMware ESX
4 5 (15.15%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (15.15%) vSphere
5 4 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (12.12%) KVM
5 4 (12.12%) RHEV
5 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.03%) XenApp
6 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (3.03%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.03%) OpenView
2 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Red Hat
2 14 (42.42%) Oracle
3 12 (36.36%) HP
4 9 (27.27%) Cisco
5 8 (24.24%) JBoss
5 8 (24.24%) Juniper
5 8 (24.24%) CheckPoint
5 8 (24.24%) F5
6 7 (21.21%) Citrix
7 6 (18.18%) McAfee
7 6 (18.18%) VMware
8 5 (15.15%) TippingPoint
8 5 (15.15%) IBM
9 4 (12.12%) EMC
9 4 (12.12%) 3PAR
10 3 (9.09%) Riverbed
10 3 (9.09%) Crossbeam
11 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
12 1 (3.03%) Lotus
12 1 (3.03%) Draytek