The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 55 41 46
Rank change year-on-year -14 +5  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 19 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.50% 3.37% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.19% 28.95% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 1
Median daily rate £360 £280 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +80.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £16.99 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.63 £24.13
% change year-on-year -3.03% -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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 99 76 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 18.23% 11.66% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 38 26
Median daily rate £375 £270 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.88% -18.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £197 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £403 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.99 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.43% -36.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.99 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £17.29 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 Newcastle upon Tyne

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Newcastle upon Tyne

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Newcastle upon Tyne

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Newcastle upon Tyne

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 25 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 44 (68.75%) Cisco
2 41 (64.06%) ITIL
3 39 (60.94%) Security Cleared
4 38 (59.38%) F5
5 34 (53.13%) SC Cleared
6 31 (48.44%) HP
7 27 (42.19%) CheckPoint
7 27 (42.19%) Unix
8 26 (40.63%) Linux
8 26 (40.63%) Oracle
8 26 (40.63%) WebLogic
8 26 (40.63%) JBoss
9 23 (35.94%) Juniper
9 23 (35.94%) Fortinet
10 22 (34.38%) ITSM
10 22 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (32.81%) CCNP
11 21 (32.81%) WAN
11 21 (32.81%) Wireless
11 21 (32.81%) Red Hat
12 20 (31.25%) JNCIA
12 20 (31.25%) TCP/IP
12 20 (31.25%) LAN
12 20 (31.25%) CCIE
12 20 (31.25%) Riverbed
12 20 (31.25%) FortiGate
13 19 (29.69%) High Availability
13 19 (29.69%) Veritas
13 19 (29.69%) CCIP
13 19 (29.69%) CCDP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 26 (40.63%) JBoss
1 26 (40.63%) WebLogic
2 18 (28.13%) Apache
2 18 (28.13%) iPlanet
2 18 (28.13%) Oracle Application Server
2 18 (28.13%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.56%) IIS
3 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Office 365
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (32.81%) WAN
1 21 (32.81%) Wireless
2 20 (31.25%) LAN
2 20 (31.25%) TCP/IP
3 13 (20.31%) BIG-IP
4 9 (14.06%) DNS
5 8 (12.50%) LDAP
5 8 (12.50%) OpenLDAP
5 8 (12.50%) SSH
6 6 (9.38%) Network Security
7 3 (4.69%) HTTP
7 3 (4.69%) HTTPS
7 3 (4.69%) iSCSI
7 3 (4.69%) NAS
7 3 (4.69%) SAN
8 1 (1.56%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.56%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (14.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 8 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (9.38%) Solaris Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Project Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Administrator
6 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Support Specialist
6 3 (4.69%) Unix Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) IT Manager
7 2 (3.13%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (3.13%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.13%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Unix Specialist
7 2 (3.13%) Unix Support
8 1 (1.56%) Consultant
8 1 (1.56%) Server Support
8 1 (1.56%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (1.56%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (28.13%) J2EE
2 4 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (29.69%) Clustering
2 10 (15.63%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.56%) HACMP
4 1 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (42.19%) Unix
2 26 (40.63%) Linux
3 19 (29.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (20.31%) Windows
5 8 (12.50%) Solaris
6 7 (10.94%) Windows XP
7 5 (7.81%) Windows Server
8 2 (3.13%) AIX
8 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.56%) HPUX
9 1 (1.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (64.06%) ITIL
2 22 (34.38%) ITSM
3 19 (29.69%) High Availability
3 19 (29.69%) Service Management
4 18 (28.13%) Load Balancing
5 15 (23.44%) Network Design
6 5 (7.81%) Change Control
6 5 (7.81%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (7.81%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (6.25%) QMS
7 4 (6.25%) Quality Management
8 3 (4.69%) Software Distribution
8 3 (4.69%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (3.13%) Integration Testing
9 2 (3.13%) OO
9 2 (3.13%) Project Management
9 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (1.56%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (1.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.19%) SQL
2 8 (12.50%) Korn
2 8 (12.50%) Perl
2 8 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (60.94%) Security Cleared
2 34 (53.13%) SC Cleared
3 22 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (32.81%) CCNP
5 20 (31.25%) CCIE
5 20 (31.25%) JNCIA
6 19 (29.69%) CCDP
6 19 (29.69%) CCIP
6 19 (29.69%) CCSA
6 19 (29.69%) CCSE
6 19 (29.69%) JNCIE
7 13 (20.31%) HP ASE
7 13 (20.31%) HP MASE
8 10 (15.63%) Degree
9 4 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (3.13%) CCNA
10 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.56%) MCSE
11 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.56%) OCA
System Software
1 19 (29.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 11 (17.19%) Active Directory
3 8 (12.50%) NFS
4 3 (4.69%) ProxySG
5 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.56%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.56%) GPFS
6 1 (1.56%) KVM
Systems Management
1 20 (31.25%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.69%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 3 (4.69%) SCCM
3 2 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.13%) WSUS
4 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 44 (68.75%) Cisco
2 38 (59.38%) F5
3 31 (48.44%) HP
4 27 (42.19%) CheckPoint
5 26 (40.63%) Oracle
6 23 (35.94%) Fortinet
6 23 (35.94%) Juniper
7 21 (32.81%) Red Hat
8 20 (31.25%) Riverbed
9 19 (29.69%) Veritas
10 18 (28.13%) Sun
11 13 (20.31%) Aruba
12 3 (4.69%) Blue Coat
12 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
13 2 (3.13%) CA
13 2 (3.13%) Symantec
13 2 (3.13%) VMware
14 1 (1.56%) Citrix
14 1 (1.56%) IBM
14 1 (1.56%) PlateSpin