The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Warrington region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 32 11 23
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 1.49% 5.49% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.38% 33.33% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 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 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +2.22%
Communications & Networking Category
Warrington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
32 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warrington 15.92% 16.48% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 3
Average daily rate £290 £288 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% +9.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £34.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.11% +209.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Firewall
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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
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 25 July 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%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 5 (55.56%) VPN
2 5 (55.56%) SSL
3 4 (44.44%) Wireless
4 3 (33.33%) IPsec
4 3 (33.33%) VLAN
4 3 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Juniper
4 3 (33.33%) OSPF
4 3 (33.33%) BGP
5 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 2 (22.22%) TACACS
5 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) Internet
5 2 (22.22%) MPLS
5 2 (22.22%) Websense
5 2 (22.22%) NetScreen
5 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
5 2 (22.22%) HTTP
5 2 (22.22%) SNMP
5 2 (22.22%) CCNP
5 2 (22.22%) CCNA
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) ADSL
5 2 (22.22%) ISDN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (11.11%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
1 5 (55.56%) VPN
1 5 (55.56%) SSL
2 4 (44.44%) Wireless
3 3 (33.33%) IPsec
3 3 (33.33%) VLAN
3 3 (33.33%) OSPF
3 3 (33.33%) BGP
4 2 (22.22%) TACACS
4 2 (22.22%) NetScreen
4 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
4 2 (22.22%) HTTP
4 2 (22.22%) SNMP
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) MPLS
4 2 (22.22%) ADSL
4 2 (22.22%) ISDN
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) PSTN
4 2 (22.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Web Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Web Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Ubuntu
4 1 (11.11%) Solaris
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
1 2 (22.22%) Scrum
1 2 (22.22%) Information Security
1 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
1 2 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) DevOps
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (11.11%) Analytics
2 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCNP
1 2 (22.22%) CCNA
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) vCloud
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
1 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Juniper
2 3 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 2 (22.22%) ProCurve
3 2 (22.22%) Websense
3 2 (22.22%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle