Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 53 92
Rank change year-on-year -3 +39 -43
Contract jobs citing Firewall 40 99 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 4.21% 4.91% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.83% 21.52% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 75 6
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £330 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.54% -21.21%
10th Percentile £200 £282 £304
90th Percentile £529 £415 £400
North East median daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year - +1.54% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £18.00 £18.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.33% -32.98%
North East median hourly rate - £18.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year - +13.49% -50.58%

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 192 460 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 20.23% 22.83% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 307 136
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £334 £338 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% -28.95% +35.71%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £233
90th Percentile £619 £488 £654
North East median daily rate £325 £331 £468
% change year-on-year -1.66% -29.42% +45.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 38 30
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £11.50 £28.08 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.04% +12.30% -9.09%
10th Percentile £9.00 £21.25 £11.13
90th Percentile £32.10 £46.68 £37.18
North East median hourly rate £11.50 £28.00 £17.77
% change year-on-year -58.93% +57.57% -40.77%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +3 37 £330 - 8
Sunderland +2 3 £380 +38.18% 1
Firewall
North East

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (52.50%) Linux
2 20 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 20 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 19 (47.50%) JBoss
4 17 (42.50%) Unix
4 17 (42.50%) Oracle
5 15 (37.50%) Windows
5 15 (37.50%) Cisco
6 14 (35.00%) HP
6 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
7 13 (32.50%) High Availability
7 13 (32.50%) TCP/IP
7 13 (32.50%) DNS
7 13 (32.50%) AIX
7 13 (32.50%) ITIL
8 12 (30.00%) HPUX
8 12 (30.00%) Solaris
8 12 (30.00%) J2EE
8 12 (30.00%) Apache
8 12 (30.00%) Tomcat
8 12 (30.00%) Sun
8 12 (30.00%) iPlanet
8 12 (30.00%) VMware
8 12 (30.00%) Clustering
8 12 (30.00%) Oracle Application Server
8 12 (30.00%) SC Cleared
9 11 (27.50%) Korn
9 11 (27.50%) SUSE
9 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
9 11 (27.50%) 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 20 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 19 (47.50%) JBoss
3 12 (30.00%) Apache
3 12 (30.00%) iPlanet
3 12 (30.00%) Oracle Application Server
3 12 (30.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (5.00%) Confluence
4 2 (5.00%) MQSeries
4 2 (5.00%) OpenStack
4 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.00%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.50%) IaaS
3 1 (2.50%) PaaS
3 1 (2.50%) SaaS
3 1 (2.50%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (32.50%) DNS
1 13 (32.50%) TCP/IP
2 8 (20.00%) SAN
3 7 (17.50%) NAS
4 6 (15.00%) DHCP
4 6 (15.00%) WAN
5 4 (10.00%) LAN
5 4 (10.00%) OpenLDAP
5 4 (10.00%) SSH
5 4 (10.00%) VPN
6 3 (7.50%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (7.50%) Internet
6 3 (7.50%) iSCSI
6 3 (7.50%) Network Security
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (5.00%) FCoE
7 2 (5.00%) Wireless
8 1 (2.50%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (2.50%) Modbus
8 1 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.50%) Big Data
3 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.50%) MySQL
3 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
1 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Unix Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Solaris Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Information Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Information Security Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Security Manager
4 3 (7.50%) AIX Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Information Risk Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Information Security Risk Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Risk Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Digital Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.50%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) J2EE
2 6 (15.00%) LDAP
3 1 (2.50%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.50%) Middleware
3 1 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Clustering
2 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (52.50%) Linux
2 17 (42.50%) Unix
3 15 (37.50%) Windows
4 13 (32.50%) AIX
5 12 (30.00%) HPUX
5 12 (30.00%) Solaris
6 11 (27.50%) SUSE
7 10 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 9 (22.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (10.00%) Windows XP
10 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (2.50%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) High Availability
1 13 (32.50%) ITIL
2 10 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 9 (22.50%) DevOps
4 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.00%) Information Security
5 4 (10.00%) Project Management
6 3 (7.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.50%) Security Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.00%) Information Governance
7 2 (5.00%) OO
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.00%) Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (5.00%) Server Building
7 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) Korn
1 11 (27.50%) Perl
2 10 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.50%) C-shell
4 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.00%) CCNA
4 2 (5.00%) CCNP
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.00%) CISM
4 2 (5.00%) MCSE
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.50%) CCSA
5 1 (2.50%) CCSE
5 1 (2.50%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (2.50%) CISA
5 1 (2.50%) CISSP
5 1 (2.50%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.00%) PMBOK
3 1 (2.50%) GDPR
3 1 (2.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (10.00%) KVM
4 4 (10.00%) NFS
5 3 (7.50%) XenDesktop
5 3 (7.50%) XenServer
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (5.00%) Samba
6 2 (5.00%) Xen
7 1 (2.50%) Terminal Server
7 1 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) OpenView
1 2 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.50%) Ansible
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.50%) Dollar Universe
2 1 (2.50%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 17 (42.50%) Oracle
3 15 (37.50%) Cisco
4 14 (35.00%) HP
5 12 (30.00%) Sun
5 12 (30.00%) VMware
6 10 (25.00%) F5
7 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (15.00%) PlateSpin
8 5 (12.50%) Veritas
9 4 (10.00%) Citrix
10 2 (5.00%) 3PAR
10 2 (5.00%) Borland
10 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
10 2 (5.00%) Cognos
10 2 (5.00%) Juniper
10 2 (5.00%) Opsware
10 2 (5.00%) ThinPrint
11 1 (2.50%) Veeam
11 1 (2.50%) Vyatta