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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 43 50
Rank change year-on-year -24 +7  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 7 43 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.32% 4.73% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.60% 18.38% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 2
Median daily rate £373 £280 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.03% -18.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £262 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £365 £347
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.00% +1.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £16.99 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -15.55% -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 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 106 234 72
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 19.92% 25.74% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 127 50
Median daily rate £395 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.20% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £375 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +5.86% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.29 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.58% +4.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £16.99 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £28.90 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 7 £373 +33.03% 1
Firewall
North East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 31 (75.61%) Cisco
2 27 (65.85%) Security Cleared
3 26 (63.41%) ITIL
3 26 (63.41%) HP
4 25 (60.98%) F5
5 24 (58.54%) CheckPoint
5 24 (58.54%) CCNP
5 24 (58.54%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (56.10%) Juniper
6 23 (56.10%) WAN
6 23 (56.10%) Wireless
6 23 (56.10%) FortiGate
7 22 (53.66%) ITSM
7 22 (53.66%) Riverbed
7 22 (53.66%) JNCIA
7 22 (53.66%) Fortinet
7 22 (53.66%) LAN
7 22 (53.66%) CCIE
8 21 (51.22%) CCIP
8 21 (51.22%) CCDP
8 21 (51.22%) JNCIE
8 21 (51.22%) SC Cleared
8 21 (51.22%) Service Management
8 21 (51.22%) CCSA
8 21 (51.22%) CCSE
9 16 (39.02%) Network Design
10 15 (36.59%) BIG-IP
10 15 (36.59%) HP ASE
10 15 (36.59%) HP MASE
11 13 (31.71%) Aruba

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 8 (19.51%) JBoss
1 8 (19.51%) WebLogic
2 3 (7.32%) Apache
2 3 (7.32%) iPlanet
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (7.32%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.44%) IIS
3 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (56.10%) WAN
1 23 (56.10%) Wireless
2 22 (53.66%) LAN
3 15 (36.59%) BIG-IP
4 5 (12.20%) DNS
4 5 (12.20%) LDAP
4 5 (12.20%) OpenLDAP
4 5 (12.20%) SSH
4 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.88%) Network Security
5 2 (4.88%) SAN
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.44%) HTTP
6 1 (2.44%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.44%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.44%) NAS
6 1 (2.44%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (26.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (58.54%) Network Engineer
2 4 (9.76%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Administrator
3 3 (7.32%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Security Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) IT Manager
4 2 (4.88%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
4 2 (4.88%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Support Specialist
4 2 (4.88%) Unix Support
5 1 (2.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Support Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) J2EE
2 1 (2.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.76%) Clustering
3 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Linux
1 8 (19.51%) Unix
2 7 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (17.07%) Windows
3 4 (9.76%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.44%) AIX
5 1 (2.44%) HPUX
5 1 (2.44%) Solaris
5 1 (2.44%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (63.41%) ITIL
2 22 (53.66%) ITSM
3 21 (51.22%) Service Management
4 16 (39.02%) Network Design
5 4 (9.76%) High Availability
5 4 (9.76%) Project Management
6 3 (7.32%) Load Balancing
6 3 (7.32%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.88%) Change Control
7 2 (4.88%) Integration Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.44%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (2.44%) Process Improvement
8 1 (2.44%) Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (2.44%) QMS
8 1 (2.44%) Software Distribution
8 1 (2.44%) Storage Virtualisation
8 1 (2.44%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.63%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) Korn
2 5 (12.20%) Perl
2 5 (12.20%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (65.85%) Security Cleared
2 24 (58.54%) CCNP
2 24 (58.54%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (53.66%) CCIE
3 22 (53.66%) JNCIA
4 21 (51.22%) CCDP
4 21 (51.22%) CCIP
4 21 (51.22%) CCSA
4 21 (51.22%) CCSE
4 21 (51.22%) JNCIE
4 21 (51.22%) SC Cleared
5 15 (36.59%) HP ASE
5 15 (36.59%) HP MASE
6 11 (26.83%) Degree
7 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
8 2 (4.88%) CCNA
9 1 (2.44%) MCSE
9 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.44%) OCA
9 1 (2.44%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
1 5 (12.20%) NFS
2 4 (9.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.44%) KVM
Systems Management
1 23 (56.10%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.44%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (75.61%) Cisco
2 26 (63.41%) HP
3 25 (60.98%) F5
4 24 (58.54%) CheckPoint
5 23 (56.10%) Juniper
6 22 (53.66%) Fortinet
6 22 (53.66%) Riverbed
7 13 (31.71%) Aruba
8 8 (19.51%) Oracle
8 8 (19.51%) Red Hat
9 4 (9.76%) Veritas
10 3 (7.32%) Sun
11 2 (4.88%) TippingPoint
11 2 (4.88%) VMware
12 1 (2.44%) Citrix
12 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
12 1 (2.44%) PlateSpin