Period
to 19 October 2017

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 6 months to 19 October 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
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 51 84
Rank change year-on-year +20 +33 -41
Contract jobs citing Firewall 76 154 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 6.21% 5.30% 1.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.24% 17.78% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 99 19
North East median daily rate £330 £330 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.45% -4.62%
10th Percentile £305 £225 £235
90th Percentile £438 £426 £414
England median daily rate £410 £409 £388
% change year-on-year +0.24% +5.55% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 2
North East median hourly rate £17.75 £28.00 £14.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.61% +90.74% -54.25%
10th Percentile £16.68 £27.55 £12.53
90th Percentile £18.63 £28.50 £16.49
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.55 £21.53
% change year-on-year -9.26% +27.99% -4.33%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 279 866 331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 22.81% 29.79% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 558 164
North East median daily rate £325 £315 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.17% -16.00% +16.28%
10th Percentile £196 £205 £225
90th Percentile £519 £456 £650
England median daily rate £405 £400 £387
% change year-on-year +1.25% +3.36% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 71 54
North East median hourly rate £15.75 £28.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.75% +73.27% -46.13%
10th Percentile £9.30 £15.00 £11.90
90th Percentile £31.40 £36.50 £36.78
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -18.70% +15.00% +2.56%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

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 6 months to 19 October 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 6 months to 19 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +28 71 £330 +1.54% 4
Durham -9 1 - - 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 50 (65.79%) Linux
2 48 (63.16%) WebLogic
2 48 (63.16%) Red Hat
3 47 (61.84%) Oracle
4 46 (60.53%) Unix
5 45 (59.21%) JBoss
6 41 (53.95%) Security Cleared
7 39 (51.32%) High Availability
7 39 (51.32%) Cisco
8 38 (50.00%) SC Cleared
9 34 (44.74%) F5
10 33 (43.42%) Load Balancing
10 33 (43.42%) TCP/IP
10 33 (43.42%) AIX
11 32 (42.11%) HPUX
11 32 (42.11%) Solaris
11 32 (42.11%) Apache
11 32 (42.11%) Tomcat
11 32 (42.11%) Sun
11 32 (42.11%) iPlanet
11 32 (42.11%) Clustering
11 32 (42.11%) Oracle Application Server
12 31 (40.79%) SUSE
12 31 (40.79%) J2EE
13 28 (36.84%) ITIL
14 26 (34.21%) Windows
14 26 (34.21%) DNS
15 24 (31.58%) Perl
15 24 (31.58%) Korn
16 22 (28.95%) LDAP

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 48 (63.16%) WebLogic
2 45 (59.21%) JBoss
3 32 (42.11%) Apache
3 32 (42.11%) iPlanet
3 32 (42.11%) Oracle Application Server
3 32 (42.11%) Tomcat
4 7 (9.21%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (9.21%) MQSeries
4 7 (9.21%) OpenStack
4 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
4 7 (9.21%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (14.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.32%) IaaS
2 1 (1.32%) Office 365
2 1 (1.32%) PaaS
2 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (43.42%) TCP/IP
2 26 (34.21%) DNS
3 22 (28.95%) LDAP
4 16 (21.05%) WAN
5 15 (19.74%) OpenLDAP
5 15 (19.74%) SSH
6 12 (15.79%) SAN
7 10 (13.16%) LAN
8 9 (11.84%) NAS
9 6 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (6.58%) FCoE
10 5 (6.58%) iSCSI
11 4 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (5.26%) VPN
11 4 (5.26%) Wireless
12 3 (3.95%) BIG-IP
12 3 (3.95%) Cisco Wireless
12 3 (3.95%) Network Security
12 3 (3.95%) VLAN
13 2 (2.63%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.32%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.32%) JIRA
1 1 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (27.63%) Unix Engineer
2 13 (17.11%) Network Engineer
3 12 (15.79%) AIX Engineer
4 9 (11.84%) Solaris Engineer
5 8 (10.53%) Administrator
6 7 (9.21%) Unix Administrator
7 6 (7.89%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 5 (6.58%) Firewall Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Support Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (5.26%) Information Manager
9 4 (5.26%) Information Security Manager
9 4 (5.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 4 (5.26%) Security Manager
10 3 (3.95%) Information Security Risk Manager
10 3 (3.95%) Solaris Administrator
10 3 (3.95%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (40.79%) J2EE
2 1 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 32 (42.11%) Clustering
2 18 (23.68%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.26%) Grid Computing
3 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.26%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (65.79%) Linux
2 46 (60.53%) Unix
3 33 (43.42%) AIX
4 32 (42.11%) HPUX
4 32 (42.11%) Solaris
5 31 (40.79%) SUSE
6 26 (34.21%) Windows
7 17 (22.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (18.42%) Windows XP
9 4 (5.26%) Windows Server
10 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.32%) Debian
11 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (51.32%) High Availability
2 33 (43.42%) Load Balancing
3 28 (36.84%) ITIL
4 12 (15.79%) Proactive Monitoring
5 11 (14.47%) DevOps
6 8 (10.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 8 (10.53%) Unit Testing
7 5 (6.58%) Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (5.26%) Information Security
8 4 (5.26%) Requirements Management
8 4 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.95%) Network Design
9 3 (3.95%) Runbook
9 3 (3.95%) Security Testing
10 2 (2.63%) Change Control
10 2 (2.63%) Customer Requirements
10 2 (2.63%) Facilities Management
10 2 (2.63%) ITIL V3
10 2 (2.63%) Network Management
10 2 (2.63%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 24 (31.58%) Korn
1 24 (31.58%) Perl
2 18 (23.68%) SQL
3 15 (19.74%) PL/SQL
4 8 (10.53%) Bash Shell
4 8 (10.53%) C-shell
4 8 (10.53%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (53.95%) Security Cleared
2 38 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.53%) CCNP
3 8 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (6.58%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (6.58%) CCNA
5 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.63%) CCDP
6 2 (2.63%) CCIE
6 2 (2.63%) CCSA
6 2 (2.63%) CCSE
6 2 (2.63%) CISM
6 2 (2.63%) Degree
6 2 (2.63%) JNCIS
6 2 (2.63%) MCSE
7 1 (1.32%) CCIP
7 1 (1.32%) CISA
7 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.32%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.32%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.63%) PMBOK
2 2 (2.63%) QA
3 1 (1.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 17 (22.37%) Active Directory
3 15 (19.74%) NFS
3 15 (19.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (18.42%) Hyper-V
5 9 (11.84%) KVM
6 8 (10.53%) Samba
7 7 (9.21%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (2.63%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.32%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) OpenView
2 4 (5.26%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.63%) Puppet
4 1 (1.32%) Ansible
4 1 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.32%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (1.32%) Netcool
4 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 48 (63.16%) Red Hat
2 47 (61.84%) Oracle
3 39 (51.32%) Cisco
4 34 (44.74%) F5
5 32 (42.11%) Sun
6 22 (28.95%) HP
7 19 (25.00%) Veritas
8 15 (19.74%) VMware
9 11 (14.47%) PlateSpin
10 10 (13.16%) CheckPoint
11 7 (9.21%) Cognos
11 7 (9.21%) Fortinet
11 7 (9.21%) Opsware
12 5 (6.58%) Blue Coat
12 5 (6.58%) Juniper
13 4 (5.26%) Microsoft
13 4 (5.26%) TippingPoint
14 3 (3.95%) Borland
14 3 (3.95%) Palo Alto
14 3 (3.95%) Riverbed