Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 30 53
Rank change year-on-year -20 +23 +27
Contract jobs citing Firewall 42 67 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 4.58% 7.27% 5.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.59% 28.88% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 50 92
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £370 £333 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.28% +3.91% -1.54%
10th Percentile £228 £298 £241
90th Percentile £509 £438 £350
North East median daily rate £350 £335 £323
% change year-on-year +4.48% +3.88% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - £28.00
North East median hourly rate £15.50 - £28.00

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 118 232 736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 12.87% 25.16% 29.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 192 494
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £340 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +6.25% -24.71%
10th Percentile £208 £226 £205
90th Percentile £521 £538 £457
North East median daily rate £365 £338 £320
% change year-on-year +8.15% +5.47% -18.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 73
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £28.50 £15.80 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.38% -43.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £14.87 £9.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £41.00 £32.05 £36.40
North East median hourly rate £15.00 £14.31 £28.00
% change year-on-year +4.82% -48.89% +60.00%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -23 35 £395 +19.70% 12
Sunderland +3 6 £215 -50.00%
Gateshead - 1 £360 -
Firewall
North East

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 21 (50.00%) Cisco
1 21 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 20 (47.62%) ITIL
3 19 (45.24%) WAN
3 19 (45.24%) HP
4 18 (42.86%) LAN
5 15 (35.71%) Windows
5 15 (35.71%) Security Cleared
5 15 (35.71%) F5
6 14 (33.33%) Service Management
7 13 (30.95%) Juniper
7 13 (30.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 12 (28.57%) Network Security
8 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 12 (28.57%) McAfee
8 12 (28.57%) CheckPoint
8 12 (28.57%) SQL
9 11 (26.19%) Amazon AWS
10 10 (23.81%) SC Cleared
10 10 (23.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 10 (23.81%) Decision-Making
10 10 (23.81%) Perl
10 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
10 10 (23.81%) Cryptography
10 10 (23.81%) Network Load Balancing
10 10 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (21.43%) VLAN
11 9 (21.43%) ITSM
11 9 (21.43%) Linux
12 8 (19.05%) 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 7 (16.67%) Confluence
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (26.19%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (7.14%) Office 365
4 2 (4.76%) PaaS
4 2 (4.76%) SaaS
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.38%) IaaS
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (45.24%) WAN
2 18 (42.86%) LAN
3 13 (30.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 12 (28.57%) Network Security
5 10 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
5 10 (23.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 9 (21.43%) VLAN
7 6 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (14.29%) HTTP
7 6 (14.29%) HTTPS
7 6 (14.29%) iSCSI
7 6 (14.29%) NAS
7 6 (14.29%) SAN
8 4 (9.52%) OSPF
8 4 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (7.14%) BIG-IP
9 3 (7.14%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (7.14%) EIGRP
10 2 (4.76%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.38%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (2.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 7 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 7 (16.67%) JIRA
1 7 (16.67%) Maven
1 7 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
1 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
1 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 17 (40.48%) Network Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Network Support
4 5 (11.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Network Support Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.14%) Systems Support
6 2 (4.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Automation Consultant
7 1 (2.38%) Azure Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Machine Learning Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) YAML
2 7 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (16.67%) Middleware
3 3 (7.14%) 802.1X
4 2 (4.76%) Web Services
5 1 (2.38%) CSS
5 1 (2.38%) HTML
5 1 (2.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
1 7 (16.67%) User Experience
2 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.90%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) DataPower
4 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (35.71%) Windows
2 9 (21.43%) Linux
3 6 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.38%) AIX
4 1 (2.38%) Amazon Linux
4 1 (2.38%) HPUX
4 1 (2.38%) MVS
4 1 (2.38%) Solaris
4 1 (2.38%) Unix
4 1 (2.38%) VME
4 1 (2.38%) VMS
4 1 (2.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 20 (47.62%) ITIL
3 14 (33.33%) Service Management
4 10 (23.81%) Cryptography
4 10 (23.81%) Decision-Making
4 10 (23.81%) Network Load Balancing
5 9 (21.43%) ITSM
6 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (19.05%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 8 (19.05%) Configuration Management
6 8 (19.05%) DevOps
6 8 (19.05%) Infrastructure Management
6 8 (19.05%) Load Balancing
6 8 (19.05%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (16.67%) Deployment Automation
7 7 (16.67%) Kanban
7 7 (16.67%) Network Management
7 7 (16.67%) Release Automation
7 7 (16.67%) SDLC
7 7 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) SQL
2 10 (23.81%) Perl
3 8 (19.05%) Python
4 7 (16.67%) Ruby
5 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.38%) C
7 1 (2.38%) C#
7 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 10 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 6 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (11.90%) CCNP
5 3 (7.14%) CISSP
5 3 (7.14%) Degree
5 3 (7.14%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.76%) CISM
7 1 (2.38%) CCDP
7 1 (2.38%) CCIE
7 1 (2.38%) CCNA
7 1 (2.38%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) CISA
7 1 (2.38%) GCED
7 1 (2.38%) GCIA
7 1 (2.38%) GIAC
7 1 (2.38%) GSEC
7 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) QA
2 4 (9.52%) JSP 440
3 2 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.67%) Docker
3 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) Nagios
1 8 (19.05%) ZABBIX
2 7 (16.67%) Ansible
2 7 (16.67%) Docker Swarm
2 7 (16.67%) Puppet
3 6 (14.29%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (7.14%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (7.14%) FortiGate
4 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (7.14%) TrustSec
5 1 (2.38%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.38%) Nessus
5 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.38%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Cisco
2 19 (45.24%) HP
3 15 (35.71%) F5
4 13 (30.95%) Juniper
5 12 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 12 (28.57%) McAfee
5 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 8 (19.05%) Oracle
7 7 (16.67%) Riverbed
8 4 (9.52%) Remedy
9 3 (7.14%) Fortinet
9 3 (7.14%) Palo Alto
9 3 (7.14%) SolarWinds
10 2 (4.76%) BT
10 2 (4.76%) Citrix
10 2 (4.76%) Qualys
10 2 (4.76%) ServiceNow
11 1 (2.38%) BMC
11 1 (2.38%) EMC
11 1 (2.38%) SonicWALL