The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 40 43 42
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 19 30 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.96% 2.97% 4.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.65% 16.57% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 17
Median daily rate £425 £380 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £225 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £510 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
- +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.38 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-10.61% -15.56%
Firewall
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
92 181 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.35% 17.90% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 129 74
Median daily rate £400 £425 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +25.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 7
Median hourly rate £21.06 £17.77 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.52% -1.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.02 £16.01 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £32.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Cheshire region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Cheshire region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington +2 8 £463 +88.77% 2
Macclesfield - 3 £375 -
Knutsford +11 2 £425 - 1
Chester -3 2 £325 -25.28% 2
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 21 (41.18%) LAN
2 19 (37.25%) WAN
2 19 (37.25%) Cisco
3 17 (33.33%) Finance
4 14 (27.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (27.45%) Data Centre
5 13 (25.49%) Network Security
5 13 (25.49%) Windows
6 12 (23.53%) ITIL
7 11 (21.57%) DHCP
7 11 (21.57%) DNS
8 10 (19.61%) CISSP
8 10 (19.61%) SIEM
8 10 (19.61%) Threat Management
9 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
9 9 (17.65%) Juniper
9 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 9 (17.65%) VLAN
10 8 (15.69%) Banking
10 8 (15.69%) Risk Management
10 8 (15.69%) CISM
10 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
10 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
10 8 (15.69%) Citrix
10 8 (15.69%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (15.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 7 (13.73%) Windows Server
11 7 (13.73%) Project Management
11 7 (13.73%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (13.73%) VoIP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (3.92%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.96%) JBoss
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.92%) Office 365
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (41.18%) LAN
2 19 (37.25%) WAN
3 13 (25.49%) Network Security
4 11 (21.57%) DHCP
4 11 (21.57%) DNS
5 9 (17.65%) VLAN
6 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
7 7 (13.73%) VoIP
8 6 (11.76%) SSL
8 6 (11.76%) VPN
9 4 (7.84%) Wireless
9 4 (7.84%) WLAN
10 3 (5.88%) Ethernet
10 3 (5.88%) IPsec
11 2 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (3.92%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (3.92%) Intranet
11 2 (3.92%) Kerberos
11 2 (3.92%) NetScaler
11 2 (3.92%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 17 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (15.69%) Banking
3 4 (7.84%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Advertising
4 1 (1.96%) German Language
4 1 (1.96%) Local Government
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Network Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Consultant
3 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) LAN Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) WAN Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) IT Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) ArcSight Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Citrix Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Head of IT
6 2 (3.92%) Linux Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) Security Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Senior Unix Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) SAML
2 1 (1.96%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.96%) Middleware
2 1 (1.96%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.88%) NHS
3 2 (3.92%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.92%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.49%) Windows
2 7 (13.73%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (7.84%) Linux
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.92%) Android
6 2 (3.92%) CentOS
6 2 (3.92%) Unix
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (23.53%) ITIL
3 10 (19.61%) SIEM
3 10 (19.61%) Threat Management
4 8 (15.69%) Risk Management
4 8 (15.69%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (15.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 7 (13.73%) Migration
5 7 (13.73%) Project Management
6 6 (11.76%) Network Design
7 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.88%) DevOps
7 3 (5.88%) ITIL V3
7 3 (5.88%) Load Balancing
7 3 (5.88%) Network Architecture
7 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.92%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.92%) Contract Management
8 2 (3.92%) Information Security
8 2 (3.92%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.96%) Java
1 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) CISSP
2 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 8 (15.69%) CISM
4 7 (13.73%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (11.76%) CCNA
5 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.92%) CCNP
7 1 (1.96%) CCIE
7 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
1 2 (3.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) XenApp
4 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) AirWatch
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (3.92%) Nessus
1 2 (3.92%) NetApp OnCommand
1 2 (3.92%) NetBackup
1 2 (3.92%) Puppet
1 2 (3.92%) WSUS
2 1 (1.96%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (37.25%) Cisco
2 9 (17.65%) Juniper
2 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 8 (15.69%) Citrix
4 5 (9.80%) VMware
5 4 (7.84%) F5
6 3 (5.88%) Fortinet
6 3 (5.88%) NetApp
6 3 (5.88%) Oracle
6 3 (5.88%) Palo Alto
7 2 (3.92%) Apple
7 2 (3.92%) ArcSight
7 2 (3.92%) Aruba
7 2 (3.92%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.92%) HP
7 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.92%) RightScale
8 1 (1.96%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.96%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.96%) LANDesk