Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 35 29
Rank change year-on-year +10 -6 -12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.84% 2.66% 3.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.38% 21.05% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 6
Chester median daily rate £325 £413 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% -5.17% -3.33%
10th Percentile £228 £356 £273
90th Percentile £424 £500 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £411 £425 £411
% change year-on-year -3.24% +3.34% +2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Chester median hourly rate - - £21.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.65% -33.85%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 39 38 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 18.48% 12.62% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 33 37
Chester median daily rate £325 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.53% -10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £236 £333 £331
90th Percentile £493 £530 £530
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -11.76% - +16.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £16.33 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.37% -3.06% -38.76%
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year -27.78% +3.87% -8.79%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Chester

Firewall
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 22 November 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 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
2 4 (66.67%) OSPF
2 4 (66.67%) BGP
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) CESG
5 1 (16.67%) Local Government
5 1 (16.67%) PKI
5 1 (16.67%) VLAN
5 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (16.67%) SCOM
5 1 (16.67%) Network Security
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless Security
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Clustering

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 1 (16.67%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) BGP
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (66.67%) OSPF
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) 802.11
5 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 1 (16.67%) Multicast
5 1 (16.67%) Network Security
5 1 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (16.67%) SAN
5 1 (16.67%) SMS
5 1 (16.67%) VLAN
5 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Security Officer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) CESG
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) AIX
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security Management
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CWNA
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
1 1 (16.67%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft