Period
to 20 February 2019

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 20 February 2019 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
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 59 46
Rank change year-on-year +3 -13 +39
Contract jobs citing Firewall 38 32 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 3.61% 3.33% 5.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.17% 18.60% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 21 79
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +6.06% +12.82%
10th Percentile £218 £200 £284
90th Percentile £510 £565 £415
North East median daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +3.57% +6.06% +12.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - £18.00
North East median hourly rate £21.00 - £18.00

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 151 172 441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 14.34% 17.88% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 134 296
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £450 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.35% - -15.00%
10th Percentile £192 £225 £263
90th Percentile £540 £618 £476
North East median daily rate £425 £325 £340
% change year-on-year +30.77% -4.41% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 30
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.49% -32.76% +18.37%
10th Percentile £17.16 £9.80 £21.25
90th Percentile £45.40 £33.75 £55.25
North East median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% -32.76% +46.84%

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 20 February 2019.

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 20 February 2019. 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 +6 30 £455 +30.00% 17
Sunderland +1 7 £228 -40.13% 1
Gateshead - 1 £360 - 3
Firewall
North East

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 19 (50.00%) Windows
2 18 (47.37%) SQL
2 18 (47.37%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
4 14 (36.84%) Perl
4 14 (36.84%) Linux
5 13 (34.21%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (31.58%) Puppet
6 12 (31.58%) Ansible
7 11 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (28.95%) Cisco
7 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
7 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
7 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (26.32%) Configuration Management
8 10 (26.32%) VLAN
8 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
8 10 (26.32%) Jenkins
8 10 (26.32%) DevOps
9 9 (23.68%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (23.68%) SDLC
9 9 (23.68%) ZABBIX
9 9 (23.68%) Bash Shell
9 9 (23.68%) Confluence
9 9 (23.68%) Kanban
9 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
9 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
9 9 (23.68%) Nagios
9 9 (23.68%) Oracle
9 9 (23.68%) Python

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 9 (23.68%) Confluence
2 7 (18.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.26%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.63%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (34.21%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (13.16%) Office 365
4 4 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (7.89%) IaaS
6 2 (5.26%) Azure Functions
6 2 (5.26%) GitHub
6 2 (5.26%) OpenShift
6 2 (5.26%) PaaS
6 2 (5.26%) Serverless
7 1 (2.63%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) VLAN
2 9 (23.68%) LAN
3 8 (21.05%) WAN
4 7 (18.42%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (15.79%) NAS
5 6 (15.79%) SAN
6 5 (13.16%) DHCP
6 5 (13.16%) DNS
6 5 (13.16%) HTTP
6 5 (13.16%) HTTPS
6 5 (13.16%) iSCSI
6 5 (13.16%) Network Security
6 5 (13.16%) VPN
7 2 (5.26%) Internet
7 2 (5.26%) OSPF
7 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.63%) BGP
8 1 (2.63%) EIGRP
8 1 (2.63%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.42%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.26%) MySQL
3 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
1 10 (26.32%) Jenkins
2 9 (23.68%) JIRA
3 7 (18.42%) Maven
3 7 (18.42%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (5.26%) Artifactory
4 2 (5.26%) Bitbucket
4 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.63%) GitLab
5 1 (2.63%) ProC
General
1 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (18.42%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Systems Support
3 5 (13.16%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Systems Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Azure Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.26%) Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) Elastic Stack
1 7 (18.42%) YAML
2 6 (15.79%) Middleware
3 3 (7.89%) RESTful
4 2 (5.26%) JSON
4 2 (5.26%) Web Services
5 1 (2.63%) 802.1X
5 1 (2.63%) Node.js
5 1 (2.63%) SOAP
5 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (18.42%) Hybrid Cloud
1 7 (18.42%) User Experience
2 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.53%) Public Cloud
3 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (5.26%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.63%) CESG
5 1 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.63%) PKI
5 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (50.00%) Windows
2 14 (36.84%) Linux
3 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
4 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (10.53%) CentOS
6 3 (7.89%) Unix
6 3 (7.89%) Windows 10
6 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.26%) Debian
8 1 (2.63%) Solaris
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.95%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (26.32%) Configuration Management
3 10 (26.32%) DevOps
4 9 (23.68%) Kanban
4 9 (23.68%) Performance Monitoring
4 9 (23.68%) SDLC
4 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
5 8 (21.05%) High Availability
5 8 (21.05%) Load Balancing
5 8 (21.05%) Scrum
6 7 (18.42%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 7 (18.42%) Change Management
6 7 (18.42%) Deployment Automation
6 7 (18.42%) Infrastructure Management
6 7 (18.42%) ITIL
6 7 (18.42%) ITSM
6 7 (18.42%) Release Automation
6 7 (18.42%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) SQL
2 14 (36.84%) Perl
3 9 (23.68%) Bash Shell
3 9 (23.68%) Python
4 7 (18.42%) PowerShell
4 7 (18.42%) Ruby
5 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.26%) Java
6 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.63%) C
7 1 (2.63%) COBOL
7 1 (2.63%) Korn
7 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (13.16%) MCSE
3 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (10.53%) CCNA
5 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
5 3 (7.89%) MCSA
6 2 (5.26%) CISSP
6 2 (5.26%) Degree
7 1 (2.63%) CCNP
7 1 (2.63%) CISA
7 1 (2.63%) CISM
7 1 (2.63%) CISMP
7 1 (2.63%) GIAC
7 1 (2.63%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) CESG Infosec
2 1 (2.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.05%) Docker
3 7 (18.42%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.26%) KVM
4 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.26%) Xen
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (31.58%) Ansible
1 12 (31.58%) Puppet
2 9 (23.68%) Nagios
2 9 (23.68%) ZABBIX
3 7 (18.42%) Docker Swarm
4 6 (15.79%) Failover Clustering
4 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (13.16%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 3 (7.89%) Kubernetes
7 2 (5.26%) Check_MK
7 2 (5.26%) Grafana
7 2 (5.26%) Istio
7 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (2.63%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (2.63%) FortiGate
8 1 (2.63%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (2.63%) logstash
8 1 (2.63%) Terraform
8 1 (2.63%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.95%) Cisco
3 9 (23.68%) Oracle
4 7 (18.42%) Riverbed
5 5 (13.16%) HP
6 4 (10.53%) ServiceNow
6 4 (10.53%) SolarWinds
7 3 (7.89%) Citrix
7 3 (7.89%) Google
7 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
7 3 (7.89%) VMware
8 2 (5.26%) BT
8 2 (5.26%) EnterpriseDB
8 2 (5.26%) F5
8 2 (5.26%) Palo Alto
8 2 (5.26%) Pega
9 1 (2.63%) Dynatrace
9 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.63%) Meraki
9 1 (2.63%) SonicWALL