Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 45 47
Rank change year-on-year -37 +2 +31
Contract jobs citing Firewall 23 53 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 2.09% 5.40% 5.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.60% 24.20% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 43 69
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £395 £335 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.91% +13.56% +0.34%
10th Percentile £253 £263 £223
90th Percentile £638 £438 £460
North East median daily rate £365 £336 £310
% change year-on-year +8.55% +8.47% +8.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 10
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £17.75 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.61% -
North East median hourly rate £15.20 £17.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year -14.37% -36.61% -

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 217 219 702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 19.69% 22.32% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 165 435
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £315 £370 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.86% +29.82% -5.00%
10th Percentile £230 £212 £205
90th Percentile £500 £520 £420
North East median daily rate £313 £350 £290
% change year-on-year -10.71% +20.69% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 57
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £31.00 £29.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% +86.67%
10th Percentile £14.52 £14.12 £15.00
90th Percentile £45.25 £43.00 £36.50
North East median hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -16.22% -33.93% +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 15 July 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 15 July 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 22 £395 +17.91% 8
Sunderland +1 1 - - 2
Firewall
North East

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 18 (78.26%) WAN
2 17 (73.91%) Cisco
3 16 (69.57%) ITIL
4 14 (60.87%) Network Security
5 12 (52.17%) LAN
5 12 (52.17%) Juniper
6 11 (47.83%) CheckPoint
6 11 (47.83%) HP
6 11 (47.83%) McAfee
6 11 (47.83%) F5
6 11 (47.83%) Decision-Making
7 10 (43.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 10 (43.48%) Service Management
8 9 (39.13%) Network Load Balancing
8 9 (39.13%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (39.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 8 (34.78%) Cryptography
10 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (26.09%) OSPF
11 6 (26.09%) CCNP
11 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
11 6 (26.09%) DNS
11 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
11 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Excel
11 6 (26.09%) MS Visio
11 6 (26.09%) Management Information System
11 6 (26.09%) BGP
11 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
11 6 (26.09%) Finance
11 6 (26.09%) Network Design

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 (8.70%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (26.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) PaaS
1 4 (17.39%) SaaS
2 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (4.35%) Office 365
3 1 (4.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (78.26%) WAN
2 14 (60.87%) Network Security
3 12 (52.17%) LAN
4 10 (43.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 9 (39.13%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (39.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (26.09%) BGP
6 6 (26.09%) DNS
6 6 (26.09%) IP Telephony
6 6 (26.09%) OSPF
6 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
7 5 (21.74%) DHCP
7 5 (21.74%) Unified Communications
7 5 (21.74%) VPN
8 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (4.35%) EIGRP
9 1 (4.35%) FTP
9 1 (4.35%) HTTP
9 1 (4.35%) SSL
9 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Artifactory
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
1 6 (26.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Network Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Network Support
3 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
1 1 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (4.35%) LAMP
1 1 (4.35%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (4.35%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
1 6 (26.09%) Management Information System
2 4 (17.39%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) VMS
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) ITIL
2 11 (47.83%) Decision-Making
3 10 (43.48%) Service Management
4 9 (39.13%) Network Load Balancing
5 8 (34.78%) Cryptography
6 6 (26.09%) Escalation Management
6 6 (26.09%) Incident Management
6 6 (26.09%) Load Balancing
6 6 (26.09%) Network Design
6 6 (26.09%) Network Management
6 6 (26.09%) Proactive Management
7 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (21.74%) Contract Management
7 5 (21.74%) Data Management
7 5 (21.74%) IT Strategy
7 5 (21.74%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (21.74%) Problem Management
7 5 (21.74%) Product Management
7 5 (21.74%) Server Virtualisation
7 5 (21.74%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.35%) PHP
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (26.09%) CCNP
2 6 (26.09%) CISSP
2 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) CCDP
3 5 (21.74%) CCIE
3 5 (21.74%) Chartered Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) CISM
3 5 (21.74%) Degree
3 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.35%) GCED
6 1 (4.35%) GCIA
6 1 (4.35%) GIAC
6 1 (4.35%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 3 (13.04%) JSP 440
3 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
1 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
1 1 (4.35%) HAProxy
1 1 (4.35%) Kibana
1 1 (4.35%) logstash
1 1 (4.35%) Nessus
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
1 1 (4.35%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) Cisco
2 12 (52.17%) Juniper
3 11 (47.83%) CheckPoint
3 11 (47.83%) F5
3 11 (47.83%) HP
3 11 (47.83%) McAfee
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.04%) Remedy
6 1 (4.35%) Aruba
6 1 (4.35%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.35%) Meraki
6 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.35%) ProCurve
6 1 (4.35%) Qualys
6 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.35%) VMware