Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 51 81
Rank change year-on-year +6 +30 -39
Contract jobs citing Firewall 53 120 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 5.57% 5.39% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.87% 16.51% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 69 9
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £333 £295 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.71% -13.09% +20.37%
10th Percentile £263 £223 £251
90th Percentile £438 £460 £381
North East median daily rate £338 £310 £294
% change year-on-year +8.87% +5.44% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £17.75 £28.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.61% - -
North East median hourly rate £17.75 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year -36.61% - -

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 222 727 181
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 23.32% 32.66% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 447 99
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £370 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.81% -3.50% +10.09%
10th Percentile £213 £205 £231
90th Percentile £519 £425 £445
North East median daily rate £350 £291 £300
% change year-on-year +20.48% -3.17% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 59 19
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £27.00 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +86.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £14.36 £15.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £42.90 £36.50 £36.75
North East median hourly rate £21.75 £28.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year -22.32% +73.27% +13.40%

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 21 July 2017.

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 21 July 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +13 50 £335 +13.56% 2
Sunderland +3 3 £275 - 1
Firewall
North East

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 36 (67.92%) Cisco
2 32 (60.38%) Linux
3 31 (58.49%) Oracle
3 31 (58.49%) WebLogic
3 31 (58.49%) Red Hat
3 31 (58.49%) Security Cleared
3 31 (58.49%) F5
4 30 (56.60%) Unix
5 29 (54.72%) JBoss
6 27 (50.94%) High Availability
6 27 (50.94%) SC Cleared
7 25 (47.17%) ITIL
8 24 (45.28%) Load Balancing
9 23 (43.40%) TCP/IP
10 21 (39.62%) Sun
10 21 (39.62%) Apache
10 21 (39.62%) Tomcat
10 21 (39.62%) AIX
10 21 (39.62%) HPUX
10 21 (39.62%) Solaris
10 21 (39.62%) iPlanet
10 21 (39.62%) SUSE
10 21 (39.62%) Clustering
10 21 (39.62%) Oracle Application Server
11 20 (37.74%) J2EE
11 20 (37.74%) WAN
12 19 (35.85%) DNS
13 18 (33.96%) HP
14 17 (32.08%) Windows
15 16 (30.19%) Perl

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 31 (58.49%) WebLogic
2 29 (54.72%) JBoss
3 21 (39.62%) Apache
3 21 (39.62%) iPlanet
3 21 (39.62%) Oracle Application Server
3 21 (39.62%) Tomcat
4 5 (9.43%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (9.43%) MQSeries
4 5 (9.43%) OpenStack
4 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
4 5 (9.43%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (43.40%) TCP/IP
2 20 (37.74%) WAN
3 19 (35.85%) DNS
4 15 (28.30%) LAN
4 15 (28.30%) LDAP
5 10 (18.87%) OpenLDAP
5 10 (18.87%) SSH
5 10 (18.87%) Wireless
6 8 (15.09%) SAN
7 6 (11.32%) BIG-IP
8 5 (9.43%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (9.43%) NAS
9 4 (7.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (7.55%) FCoE
9 4 (7.55%) iSCSI
10 3 (5.66%) Cisco Wireless
10 3 (5.66%) Network Security
10 3 (5.66%) VLAN
11 2 (3.77%) BGP
11 2 (3.77%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Reports
General
1 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Network Engineer
2 14 (26.42%) Unix Engineer
3 9 (16.98%) AIX Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Administrator
4 7 (13.21%) Unix Administrator
5 6 (11.32%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 5 (9.43%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Solaris Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.66%) Design Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (5.66%) Network Design Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Solaris Administrator
8 3 (5.66%) Solaris Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.77%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (37.74%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (39.62%) Clustering
2 16 (30.19%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.55%) Grid Computing
4 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.66%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (60.38%) Linux
2 30 (56.60%) Unix
3 21 (39.62%) AIX
3 21 (39.62%) HPUX
3 21 (39.62%) Solaris
3 21 (39.62%) SUSE
4 17 (32.08%) Windows
5 10 (18.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (16.98%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.94%) High Availability
2 25 (47.17%) ITIL
3 24 (45.28%) Load Balancing
4 8 (15.09%) Proactive Monitoring
4 8 (15.09%) Service Management
5 7 (13.21%) ITSM
6 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
7 5 (9.43%) DevOps
7 5 (9.43%) Network Design
7 5 (9.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (5.66%) Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (5.66%) Requirements Management
8 3 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (3.77%) Change Management
9 2 (3.77%) Network Management
9 2 (3.77%) Project Management
10 1 (1.89%) Cryptography
10 1 (1.89%) E-Commerce
10 1 (1.89%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.19%) Korn
1 16 (30.19%) Perl
2 10 (18.87%) PL/SQL
2 10 (18.87%) SQL
3 6 (11.32%) Bash Shell
3 6 (11.32%) C-shell
3 6 (11.32%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 31 (58.49%) Security Cleared
2 27 (50.94%) SC Cleared
3 13 (24.53%) CCNP
3 13 (24.53%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (15.09%) CCDP
4 8 (15.09%) CCIE
5 7 (13.21%) CCIP
5 7 (13.21%) CCSA
5 7 (13.21%) CCSE
5 7 (13.21%) JNCIA
5 7 (13.21%) JNCIE
6 5 (9.43%) Degree
7 4 (7.55%) CCNA
8 3 (5.66%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (5.66%) DV Cleared
8 3 (5.66%) HP ASE
8 3 (5.66%) HP MASE
9 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.89%) CCIE Security
9 1 (1.89%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 14 (26.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
3 10 (18.87%) NFS
4 7 (13.21%) Hyper-V
4 7 (13.21%) Samba
4 7 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (9.43%) KVM
5 5 (9.43%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (3.77%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) FortiGate
2 5 (9.43%) OpenView
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.89%) Netcool
Vendors
1 36 (67.92%) Cisco
2 31 (58.49%) F5
2 31 (58.49%) Oracle
2 31 (58.49%) Red Hat
3 21 (39.62%) Sun
4 18 (33.96%) HP
5 14 (26.42%) Veritas
6 12 (22.64%) CheckPoint
7 10 (18.87%) Fortinet
7 10 (18.87%) Juniper
8 9 (16.98%) Riverbed
9 7 (13.21%) VMware
10 5 (9.43%) Cognos
10 5 (9.43%) Opsware
10 5 (9.43%) PlateSpin
10 5 (9.43%) TippingPoint
11 3 (5.66%) Aruba
11 3 (5.66%) Palo Alto
12 2 (3.77%) Blue Coat
13 1 (1.89%) Crossbeam