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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 17 26 30
Rank change year-on-year +9 +4  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.88% 3.31% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 16.13% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £295 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £24.56
% change year-on-year -4.76% -14.50%  

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 16 31 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 15.53% 20.53% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 14
Median daily rate £360 £250 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.00% -35.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £200 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £461 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Median hourly rate £15.15 £30.00 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.50% +65.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Chester

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) Local Government
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Juniper
4 2 (40.00%) SAN
4 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Intel Security
4 2 (40.00%) Information Security Management
4 2 (40.00%) Security Management
4 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (40.00%) Migration
4 2 (40.00%) Clustering
4 2 (40.00%) Information Security
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) IIS
4 2 (40.00%) CCNA
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) ISEB
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Unix
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) AIX
4 2 (40.00%) LDAP

Firewall
Top Related 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 2 (40.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) LDAP
2 2 (40.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (80.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Security Officer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support
2 1 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Firewall Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) CESG
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) AIX
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security Management
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Security Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNA
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCOM
1 2 (40.00%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Intel Security
4 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
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