The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 22 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
England / North East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 48 53
Rank change year-on-year +20 +5  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 30 92 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.20% 5.83% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.42% 16.25% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 47 9
Median daily rate £338 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £222 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Median hourly rate £17.75 £28.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.60% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 £35.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year -9.64% +48.42%  

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 the North East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 118 566 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 20.45% 35.87% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 343 59
Median daily rate £338 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £218 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £421 £347
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 42 20
Median hourly rate £17.00 £28.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.28% +73.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £16.99 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £36.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in the North East

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the North East over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in the North East

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in the North East

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the North East region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +27 25 £334 +4.29% 6
Durham -9 1 - -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 North East region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 38 (71.70%) Security Cleared
2 37 (69.81%) Cisco
3 32 (60.38%) F5
4 31 (58.49%) SC Cleared
5 30 (56.60%) LAN
5 30 (56.60%) WAN
6 29 (54.72%) ITIL
6 29 (54.72%) CheckPoint
7 26 (49.06%) Fortinet
8 25 (47.17%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (45.28%) Juniper
9 24 (45.28%) CCNP
10 23 (43.40%) HP
10 23 (43.40%) Wireless
10 23 (43.40%) FortiGate
11 22 (41.51%) Riverbed
12 20 (37.74%) Service Management
12 20 (37.74%) JNCIA
12 20 (37.74%) CCSE
12 20 (37.74%) CCDP
12 20 (37.74%) CCIE
13 19 (35.85%) CCIP
13 19 (35.85%) JNCIE
13 19 (35.85%) ITSM
13 19 (35.85%) CCSA
14 17 (32.08%) Network Design
15 15 (28.30%) BIG-IP
16 13 (24.53%) High Availability
17 12 (22.64%) HP ASE
17 12 (22.64%) HP MASE

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 9 (16.98%) Apache
1 9 (16.98%) iPlanet
1 9 (16.98%) JBoss
1 9 (16.98%) Oracle Application Server
1 9 (16.98%) Tomcat
1 9 (16.98%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (56.60%) LAN
1 30 (56.60%) WAN
2 23 (43.40%) Wireless
3 15 (28.30%) BIG-IP
4 12 (22.64%) TCP/IP
5 5 (9.43%) Network Security
6 4 (7.55%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (7.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (5.66%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (5.66%) VPN
8 2 (3.77%) BGP
8 2 (3.77%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (3.77%) DNS
8 2 (3.77%) EIGRP
8 2 (3.77%) LDAP
8 2 (3.77%) NX-OS
8 2 (3.77%) VoIP
9 1 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (1.89%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (1.89%) Telepresence
General
1 9 (16.98%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (58.49%) Network Engineer
2 7 (13.21%) Network Security Engineer
2 7 (13.21%) Security Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Administrator
3 6 (11.32%) Firewall Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Unix Administrator
4 5 (9.43%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.66%) Design Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Solaris Administrator
5 3 (5.66%) Solaris Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Build Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Clustering
2 8 (15.09%) Computer Science
3 6 (11.32%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.66%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.77%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Linux
2 9 (16.98%) AIX
2 9 (16.98%) HPUX
2 9 (16.98%) Solaris
2 9 (16.98%) SUSE
2 9 (16.98%) Unix
3 3 (5.66%) Windows
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (54.72%) ITIL
2 20 (37.74%) Service Management
3 19 (35.85%) ITSM
4 17 (32.08%) Network Design
5 13 (24.53%) High Availability
6 10 (18.87%) Load Balancing
7 5 (9.43%) Project Management
8 3 (5.66%) Network Management
9 2 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (3.77%) Network Architecture
10 1 (1.89%) Change Control
10 1 (1.89%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 1 (1.89%) Cybersecurity
10 1 (1.89%) Escalation Management
10 1 (1.89%) Integration Testing
10 1 (1.89%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (1.89%) Process Improvement
10 1 (1.89%) SIEM
10 1 (1.89%) Software Architecture
10 1 (1.89%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) VBA
2 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (71.70%) Security Cleared
2 31 (58.49%) SC Cleared
3 25 (47.17%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (45.28%) CCNP
5 20 (37.74%) CCDP
5 20 (37.74%) CCIE
5 20 (37.74%) CCSE
5 20 (37.74%) JNCIA
6 19 (35.85%) CCIP
6 19 (35.85%) CCSA
6 19 (35.85%) JNCIE
7 12 (22.64%) HP ASE
7 12 (22.64%) HP MASE
8 11 (20.75%) Degree
9 8 (15.09%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (7.55%) DV Cleared
11 3 (5.66%) CCNA
12 1 (1.89%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (1.89%) JNCIS
12 1 (1.89%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 9 (16.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (3.77%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (43.40%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.89%) Netcool
Vendors
1 37 (69.81%) Cisco
2 32 (60.38%) F5
3 29 (54.72%) CheckPoint
4 26 (49.06%) Fortinet
5 24 (45.28%) Juniper
6 23 (43.40%) HP
7 22 (41.51%) Riverbed
8 12 (22.64%) Aruba
9 9 (16.98%) Oracle
9 9 (16.98%) Red Hat
9 9 (16.98%) Sun
9 9 (16.98%) Veritas
10 5 (9.43%) Blue Coat
10 5 (9.43%) TippingPoint
11 4 (7.55%) Palo Alto
12 3 (5.66%) VMware
13 1 (1.89%) AlgoSec
13 1 (1.89%) Citrix
13 1 (1.89%) Concur
13 1 (1.89%) McAfee
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