The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firewall
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 40 26
Rank change year-on-year +23 -14  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 8 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.67% 0.91% 4.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 7.14% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
Median daily rate £351 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.94% +28.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £35.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year -9.43% +53.26%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 24 28 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 17.02% 12.79% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 24
Median daily rate £360 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.72% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
Median hourly rate £14.08 £21.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.97% -1.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £21.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £21.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Chester

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Chester

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Chester over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Chester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 10 (83.33%) LAN
2 10 (83.33%) WAN
3 9 (75.00%) ITIL
4 7 (58.33%) Data Centre
5 6 (50.00%) Juniper
6 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
6 5 (41.67%) OSPF
6 5 (41.67%) VPN
6 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 5 (41.67%) BGP
6 5 (41.67%) EIGRP
6 5 (41.67%) Local Government
6 5 (41.67%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
7 4 (33.33%) Change Management
7 4 (33.33%) Windows
7 4 (33.33%) SAN
7 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 3 (25.00%) ISEB
8 3 (25.00%) Citrix
8 3 (25.00%) McAfee
8 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (25.00%) AIX
8 3 (25.00%) LDAP
8 3 (25.00%) Unix
8 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (25.00%) IIS

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) LAN
1 10 (83.33%) WAN
2 5 (41.67%) BGP
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (41.67%) EIGRP
2 5 (41.67%) OSPF
2 5 (41.67%) VPN
3 4 (33.33%) SAN
4 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (25.00%) LDAP
4 3 (25.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (16.67%) Network Security
5 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (8.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (41.67%) Local Government
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Network Support
3 3 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Security Officer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Firewall Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Support
5 1 (8.33%) Firewall Support
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) CESG
2 3 (25.00%) Clustering
2 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (25.00%) PKI
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (25.00%) AIX
2 3 (25.00%) Unix
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Change Management
2 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 3 (25.00%) Information Security
3 3 (25.00%) Information Security Management
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Security Management
4 1 (8.33%) Network Packet Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCOM
1 3 (25.00%) SmoothWall
2 1 (8.33%) BladeLogic
2 1 (8.33%) vCenter Server
2 1 (8.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) Juniper
3 5 (41.67%) CheckPoint
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 3 (25.00%) McAfee
5 1 (8.33%) 3PAR
5 1 (8.33%) BMC
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) VMware