The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warrington 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 29 13 27
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 5 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 2.03% 8.65% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 69.23% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
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£280 £288 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.60% +9.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.63 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-2.80% -1.11%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Warrington region.

Communications & Networking Category
Warrington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
35 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 14.23% 12.50% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 4
Average daily rate £280 £390 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +48.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £280 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 £34.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.11% +177.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £34.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £34.00 £13.25
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 Warrington

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Warrington region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Warrington region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Warrington

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Warrington region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Warrington

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Warrington region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington 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 6 (66.67%) SSL
2 5 (55.56%) VPN
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 4 (44.44%) Juniper
3 4 (44.44%) OSPF
3 4 (44.44%) BGP
3 4 (44.44%) IPsec
3 4 (44.44%) VLAN
3 4 (44.44%) Fortinet
4 3 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (33.33%) TACACS
4 3 (33.33%) Websense
4 3 (33.33%) NetScreen
5 2 (22.22%) HTTP
5 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 2 (22.22%) Wireless
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) Ubuntu
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) Open Source
5 2 (22.22%) Puppet
5 2 (22.22%) vCloud
5 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 1 (11.11%) ADSL
6 1 (11.11%) ISDN
6 1 (11.11%) LAN
6 1 (11.11%) PSTN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warrington 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 (11.11%) nginx
1 1 (11.11%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) SSL
2 5 (55.56%) VPN
3 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
3 4 (44.44%) IPsec
3 4 (44.44%) OSPF
3 4 (44.44%) BGP
3 4 (44.44%) VLAN
4 3 (33.33%) TACACS
4 3 (33.33%) NetScreen
5 2 (22.22%) Wireless
5 2 (22.22%) HTTP
6 1 (11.11%) SNMP
6 1 (11.11%) ADSL
6 1 (11.11%) ISDN
6 1 (11.11%) LAN
6 1 (11.11%) PSTN
6 1 (11.11%) WAN
6 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
6 1 (11.11%) BIG-IP
6 1 (11.11%) Internet
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Web Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Web Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Operations Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Ubuntu
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Scrum
1 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Analytics
2 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) DevOps
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCNP
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) GCIA
1 1 (11.11%) GCIH
1 1 (11.11%) CEH
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) vCloud
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
1 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) Juniper
2 4 (44.44%) Fortinet
3 3 (33.33%) Websense
4 1 (11.11%) ProCurve
4 1 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix