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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 26 33 20
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs citing Firewall 30 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 5.36% 0.83% 5.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.25% 6.25% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 7
Average daily rate
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£365 - £380
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 - £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 - £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.21% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.63 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -18.39%
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
96 32 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 17.14% 13.28% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 16 22
Average daily rate £365 £352 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £528 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £15.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +65.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Newcastle upon Tyne - 23 £347 - 6
Firewall
North East

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 25 (53.19%) Cisco
2 22 (46.81%) DNS
3 18 (38.30%) LAN
3 18 (38.30%) WAN
3 18 (38.30%) CheckPoint
3 18 (38.30%) Service Management
3 18 (38.30%) Network Design
3 18 (38.30%) Incident Management
4 17 (36.17%) Windows
4 17 (36.17%) HP
4 17 (36.17%) Juniper
4 17 (36.17%) Load Balancing
4 17 (36.17%) F5
5 16 (34.04%) Linux
5 16 (34.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 16 (34.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 15 (31.91%) SSL
6 15 (31.91%) SAN
6 15 (31.91%) McAfee
6 15 (31.91%) Cisco IOS
6 15 (31.91%) Network Security
6 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
6 15 (31.91%) Network Monitoring
7 14 (29.79%) ITIL
7 14 (29.79%) Service Delivery
7 14 (29.79%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (29.79%) WhatsUp Gold
7 14 (29.79%) Network Management
8 13 (27.66%) MS Excel
8 13 (27.66%) TippingPoint

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 4 (8.51%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.38%) IIS
2 3 (6.38%) JBoss
2 3 (6.38%) IBM Notes
2 3 (6.38%) Apache
3 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 13 (27.66%) MS Excel
2 9 (19.15%) MS Office
3 2 (4.26%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 22 (46.81%) DNS
2 18 (38.30%) LAN
2 18 (38.30%) WAN
3 16 (34.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 16 (34.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 15 (31.91%) SSL
4 15 (31.91%) SAN
4 15 (31.91%) Cisco IOS
4 15 (31.91%) Network Security
5 14 (29.79%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (19.15%) Junos
7 4 (8.51%) DHCP
7 4 (8.51%) VPN
7 4 (8.51%) SMS
7 4 (8.51%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (6.38%) OpenLDAP
8 3 (6.38%) LDAP
8 3 (6.38%) SSH
9 1 (2.13%) Wireless Security
9 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MSI
General
1 1 (2.13%) Back Office
1 1 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (42.55%) Network Engineer
2 6 (12.77%) Technical Leader
3 5 (10.64%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Data Centre Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) UNIX Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Wintel Support
6 2 (4.26%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Network Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Support Specialist
7 1 (2.13%) Administrator
7 1 (2.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) Middleware
2 1 (2.13%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Cryptography
2 3 (6.38%) Client/Server
2 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.38%) Clustering
2 3 (6.38%) Open Source
2 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.26%) HACMP
4 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) CMDB
4 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.17%) Windows
2 16 (34.04%) Linux
3 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (14.89%) UNIX
5 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.38%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.38%) Solaris
6 3 (6.38%) AIX
7 1 (2.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Service Management
1 18 (38.30%) Network Design
1 18 (38.30%) Incident Management
2 17 (36.17%) Load Balancing
3 15 (31.91%) Network Monitoring
4 14 (29.79%) Network Management
4 14 (29.79%) Service Delivery
4 14 (29.79%) ITIL
5 8 (17.02%) Time Management
5 8 (17.02%) Build Automation
6 4 (8.51%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
6 4 (8.51%) Project Planning
7 3 (6.38%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.38%) SIEM
8 2 (4.26%) Six Sigma
8 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.26%) Workflow
8 2 (4.26%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) Perl
3 3 (6.38%) PL/SQL
3 3 (6.38%) Korn
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
2 11 (23.40%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.51%) CCNP
4 4 (8.51%) CCNA
5 2 (4.26%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.53%) QA
2 9 (19.15%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (23.40%) vSphere
2 10 (21.28%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (19.15%) Hyper-V
4 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
5 5 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (6.38%) NFS
6 3 (6.38%) Terminal Services
7 2 (4.26%) XenApp
7 2 (4.26%) GPFS
8 1 (2.13%) KVM
8 1 (2.13%) RHEV
8 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (29.79%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (10.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (6.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (6.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (6.38%) HP SIM
3 3 (6.38%) OpenView
4 1 (2.13%) SCCM
4 1 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (53.19%) Cisco
2 18 (38.30%) CheckPoint
3 17 (36.17%) HP
3 17 (36.17%) Juniper
3 17 (36.17%) F5
4 15 (31.91%) McAfee
5 13 (27.66%) TippingPoint
6 10 (21.28%) 3PAR
6 10 (21.28%) EMC
7 7 (14.89%) Oracle
7 7 (14.89%) Red Hat
8 5 (10.64%) VMware
8 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
8 5 (10.64%) Citrix
9 3 (6.38%) Lotus
9 3 (6.38%) Symantec
10 2 (4.26%) Crossbeam
10 2 (4.26%) IBM
10 2 (4.26%) Riverbed
11 1 (2.13%) NetApp