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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
England / North East
Rank 60 53 54
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 24 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.30% 2.52% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.05% 22.00% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 4
Median daily rate £361 £280 £243
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.01% +15.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £261 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £359 £287
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 £19.44 £20.63 £27.50
% change year-on-year -5.75% -25.00%  

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 133 100 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 18.29% 11.47% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 54 42
Median daily rate £363 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Median hourly rate £38.75 £16.99 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.07% -36.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £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 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 -15 19 £360 +28.57% 4
Durham - 2 £363 - 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 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 North East region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 42 (60.87%) Cisco
2 34 (49.28%) ITIL
3 33 (47.83%) Security Cleared
4 31 (44.93%) CheckPoint
5 30 (43.48%) HP
6 28 (40.58%) Juniper
6 28 (40.58%) SC Cleared
7 27 (39.13%) LAN
8 24 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (34.78%) ITSM
8 24 (34.78%) CCSE
8 24 (34.78%) F5
9 23 (33.33%) Wireless
10 22 (31.88%) CCNP
10 22 (31.88%) WAN
10 22 (31.88%) Fortinet
11 21 (30.43%) FortiGate
11 21 (30.43%) Service Management
11 21 (30.43%) Network Design
12 20 (28.99%) CCIE
12 20 (28.99%) Riverbed
12 20 (28.99%) JNCIA
13 19 (27.54%) JNCIE
13 19 (27.54%) CCIP
13 19 (27.54%) CCDP
13 19 (27.54%) CCSA
14 16 (23.19%) Windows
15 14 (20.29%) Degree
16 13 (18.84%) HP ASE
16 13 (18.84%) HP MASE

Firewall
Top Related 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 12 (17.39%) JBoss
1 12 (17.39%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.80%) Apache
2 4 (5.80%) iPlanet
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle Application Server
2 4 (5.80%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.35%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.45%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Office 365
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (39.13%) LAN
2 23 (33.33%) Wireless
3 22 (31.88%) WAN
4 13 (18.84%) BIG-IP
5 11 (15.94%) DNS
6 9 (13.04%) LDAP
7 8 (11.59%) OpenLDAP
7 8 (11.59%) SSH
7 8 (11.59%) TCP/IP
7 8 (11.59%) VPN
8 7 (10.14%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (10.14%) Network Security
9 5 (7.25%) SAN
9 5 (7.25%) SSL
10 3 (4.35%) DHCP
10 3 (4.35%) HTTP
10 3 (4.35%) HTTPS
10 3 (4.35%) iSCSI
10 3 (4.35%) NAS
10 3 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (14.49%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.90%) Finance
3 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (49.28%) Network Engineer
2 5 (7.25%) Project Manager
2 5 (7.25%) Support Engineer
3 4 (5.80%) IT Manager
3 4 (5.80%) IT Project Manager
3 4 (5.80%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (5.80%) Security Engineer
4 3 (4.35%) Administrator
4 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 3 (4.35%) Support Specialist
5 2 (2.90%) Consultant
5 2 (2.90%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 2 (2.90%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (2.90%) IT Security Project Manager
5 2 (2.90%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (2.90%) Security Manager
5 2 (2.90%) Security Project Manager
5 2 (2.90%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) J2EE
1 4 (5.80%) Middleware
2 1 (1.45%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.25%) Clustering
2 5 (7.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.45%) HACMP
3 1 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.45%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.19%) Windows
2 13 (18.84%) Linux
2 13 (18.84%) Unix
3 11 (15.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (10.14%) Windows Server
4 7 (10.14%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.90%) AIX
6 2 (2.90%) Solaris
6 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.45%) HPUX
7 1 (1.45%) OS/2
7 1 (1.45%) SUSE
7 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (49.28%) ITIL
2 24 (34.78%) ITSM
3 21 (30.43%) Network Design
3 21 (30.43%) Service Management
4 7 (10.14%) High Availability
5 6 (8.70%) Project Management
6 5 (7.25%) Change Control
6 5 (7.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.80%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (5.80%) Load Balancing
7 4 (5.80%) QMS
7 4 (5.80%) Quality Management
8 3 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.35%) ITIL V3
8 3 (4.35%) Migration
8 3 (4.35%) Software Distribution
8 3 (4.35%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (2.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.90%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (2.90%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.84%) SQL
2 8 (11.59%) Korn
2 8 (11.59%) Perl
2 8 (11.59%) PL/SQL
3 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (47.83%) Security Cleared
2 28 (40.58%) SC Cleared
3 24 (34.78%) CCSE
3 24 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (31.88%) CCNP
5 20 (28.99%) CCIE
5 20 (28.99%) JNCIA
6 19 (27.54%) CCDP
6 19 (27.54%) CCIP
6 19 (27.54%) CCSA
6 19 (27.54%) JNCIE
7 14 (20.29%) Degree
8 13 (18.84%) HP ASE
8 13 (18.84%) HP MASE
9 5 (7.25%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (5.80%) CCNA
11 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
12 2 (2.90%) MCSA
System Software
1 13 (18.84%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.04%) NFS
3 5 (7.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.90%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.45%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.45%) Firmware
7 1 (1.45%) GPFS
7 1 (1.45%) KVM
7 1 (1.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (30.43%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 3 (4.35%) SCCM
3 2 (2.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.90%) WSUS
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 42 (60.87%) Cisco
2 31 (44.93%) CheckPoint
3 30 (43.48%) HP
4 28 (40.58%) Juniper
5 24 (34.78%) F5
6 22 (31.88%) Fortinet
7 20 (28.99%) Riverbed
8 13 (18.84%) Aruba
8 13 (18.84%) Red Hat
9 12 (17.39%) Oracle
10 6 (8.70%) VMware
11 5 (7.25%) Microsoft
11 5 (7.25%) Veritas
12 4 (5.80%) Sun
13 3 (4.35%) Citrix
14 2 (2.90%) Blue Coat
14 2 (2.90%) CA
14 2 (2.90%) EMC
14 2 (2.90%) Palo Alto
14 2 (2.90%) Symantec
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