Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 23 September 2018 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 26 55
Rank change year-on-year -31 +29 +29
Contract jobs citing Firewall 36 66 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 3.97% 7.37% 5.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 28.70% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 51 86
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £364 £330 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.23% +0.76% +0.85%
10th Percentile £242 £305 £224
90th Percentile £638 £438 £435
North East median daily rate £338 £330 £328
% change year-on-year +2.27% +0.76% +0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £17.75 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.61% +76.54%
North East median hourly rate £15.20 £17.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year -14.37% -36.61% +90.74%

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 144 230 856
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 15.89% 25.70% 33.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 190 553
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £334 £340 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +9.68% -11.43%
10th Percentile £207 £208 £206
90th Percentile £476 £538 £456
North East median daily rate £339 £330 £310
% change year-on-year +2.65% +6.45% -10.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 70
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.59% -39.29% +43.59%
10th Percentile £11.58 £9.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £37.38 £29.50 £36.50
North East median hourly rate £15.20 £14.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +4.83% -48.21% +73.27%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Tyne and Wear

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Tyne and Wear

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Tyne and Wear

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Tyne and Wear

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 23 September 2018. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -37 29 £375 +13.64% 7
Sunderland +2 6 £215 -39.01% 2
Gateshead - 1 £360 - 3
Firewall
North East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 23 (63.89%) Cisco
2 21 (58.33%) WAN
3 20 (55.56%) ITIL
4 18 (50.00%) LAN
5 17 (47.22%) HP
6 15 (41.67%) F5
7 14 (38.89%) Network Security
8 13 (36.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 13 (36.11%) Service Management
8 13 (36.11%) Juniper
9 12 (33.33%) CheckPoint
9 12 (33.33%) McAfee
9 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
10 11 (30.56%) Decision-Making
10 11 (30.56%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
11 10 (27.78%) Cryptography
11 10 (27.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 10 (27.78%) Network Load Balancing
11 10 (27.78%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (25.00%) SQL
13 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
13 8 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
14 7 (19.44%) Network Management
14 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
14 7 (19.44%) Proactive Management
14 7 (19.44%) Escalation Management
14 7 (19.44%) CCNP
14 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Office

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 2 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (2.78%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (19.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.33%) Office 365
2 3 (8.33%) PaaS
2 3 (8.33%) SaaS
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.78%) IaaS
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.78%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (58.33%) WAN
2 18 (50.00%) LAN
3 14 (38.89%) Network Security
4 13 (36.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 10 (27.78%) Cisco IOS
5 10 (27.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (16.67%) OSPF
7 5 (13.89%) HTTP
8 4 (11.11%) BGP
8 4 (11.11%) DNS
8 4 (11.11%) HTTPS
8 4 (11.11%) IP Telephony
8 4 (11.11%) iSCSI
8 4 (11.11%) NAS
8 4 (11.11%) SAN
8 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 4 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (8.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.78%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (2.78%) DB2
2 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.78%) MySQL
2 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Artifactory
1 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
1 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Network Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Network Support
3 5 (13.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Network Support Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Support Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Systems Support
6 2 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (2.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.78%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Telecoms Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) Middleware
2 3 (8.33%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) HTML5
3 1 (2.78%) LAMP
3 1 (2.78%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.89%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.78%) DataPower
5 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.56%) Unix
4 1 (2.78%) AIX
4 1 (2.78%) Amazon Linux
4 1 (2.78%) HPUX
4 1 (2.78%) MVS
4 1 (2.78%) Solaris
4 1 (2.78%) VME
4 1 (2.78%) VMS
4 1 (2.78%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) ITIL
2 13 (36.11%) Service Management
3 11 (30.56%) Decision-Making
3 11 (30.56%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (27.78%) Cryptography
4 10 (27.78%) Network Load Balancing
5 7 (19.44%) Escalation Management
5 7 (19.44%) Incident Management
5 7 (19.44%) Network Management
5 7 (19.44%) Proactive Management
6 6 (16.67%) ITSM
6 6 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 5 (13.89%) High Availability
7 5 (13.89%) Runbook
7 5 (13.89%) Time Management
8 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
8 4 (11.11%) Problem Management
8 4 (11.11%) Software Distribution
8 4 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.33%) Perl
3 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.56%) Python
5 1 (2.78%) C
5 1 (2.78%) C#
5 1 (2.78%) Java
5 1 (2.78%) PHP
5 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 7 (19.44%) CCNP
4 5 (13.89%) CISSP
5 4 (11.11%) CISM
5 4 (11.11%) Degree
6 3 (8.33%) CCDP
6 3 (8.33%) CCIE
6 3 (8.33%) Chartered Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
7 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.78%) CCNA
8 1 (2.78%) CISA
8 1 (2.78%) GCED
8 1 (2.78%) GCIA
8 1 (2.78%) GIAC
8 1 (2.78%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
2 4 (11.11%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 3 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (8.33%) TrustSec
3 1 (2.78%) HAProxy
3 1 (2.78%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.78%) Kibana
3 1 (2.78%) logstash
3 1 (2.78%) Nagios
3 1 (2.78%) Nessus
3 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.78%) OSSEC
3 1 (2.78%) Puppet
3 1 (2.78%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (63.89%) Cisco
2 17 (47.22%) HP
3 15 (41.67%) F5
4 13 (36.11%) Juniper
5 12 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 12 (33.33%) McAfee
6 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
7 4 (11.11%) Remedy
8 3 (8.33%) Fortinet
8 3 (8.33%) Palo Alto
8 3 (8.33%) SolarWinds
9 2 (5.56%) Qualys
10 1 (2.78%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.78%) Aruba
10 1 (2.78%) BT
10 1 (2.78%) Extreme Networks
10 1 (2.78%) Meraki
10 1 (2.78%) ProCurve
10 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow
10 1 (2.78%) SonicWALL