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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
North West / Cheshire
Rank 26 39 45
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 23 35 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.65% 3.97% 2.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.40% 19.44% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 11
Median daily rate £375 £469 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £198 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -2.70%

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
81 180 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.36% 20.43% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 109 79
Median daily rate £338 £475 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% +37.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £230 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 14
Median hourly rate £20.00 £26.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.15% +44.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 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
Warrington +8 11 £338 -40.00% 1
Macclesfield - 3 £375 -
Knutsford +10 1 £425 -
Chester -2 1 - - 2
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 22 (41.51%) LAN
2 21 (39.62%) Cisco
3 19 (35.85%) WAN
4 15 (28.30%) Finance
4 15 (28.30%) Data Centre
5 14 (26.42%) Network Security
6 13 (24.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (24.53%) VLAN
7 11 (20.75%) DHCP
7 11 (20.75%) ITIL
8 10 (18.87%) Windows
8 10 (18.87%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (16.98%) CISSP
9 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
9 9 (16.98%) CCNA
9 9 (16.98%) SIEM
9 9 (16.98%) Threat Management
10 8 (15.09%) VPN
10 8 (15.09%) DNS
10 8 (15.09%) VoIP
10 8 (15.09%) Banking
11 7 (13.21%) CISM
11 7 (13.21%) Wireless
11 7 (13.21%) Risk Management
11 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
11 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
11 7 (13.21%) Juniper
11 7 (13.21%) Project Management
11 7 (13.21%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 7 (13.21%) Security Monitoring

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 (3.77%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.89%) JBoss
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.77%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (41.51%) LAN
2 19 (35.85%) WAN
3 14 (26.42%) Network Security
4 13 (24.53%) VLAN
5 11 (20.75%) DHCP
6 8 (15.09%) DNS
6 8 (15.09%) VoIP
6 8 (15.09%) VPN
7 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
7 7 (13.21%) Wireless
8 6 (11.32%) Ethernet
9 5 (9.43%) SSL
10 4 (7.55%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (5.66%) BGP
11 3 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (5.66%) EIGRP
11 3 (5.66%) IPsec
11 3 (5.66%) OSPF
11 3 (5.66%) Spanning Tree
11 3 (5.66%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 15 (28.30%) Finance
2 8 (15.09%) Banking
3 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.77%) Local Government
5 1 (1.89%) Advertising
5 1 (1.89%) German Language
5 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Network Engineer
2 6 (11.32%) Consultant
3 4 (7.55%) Check Point Specialist
3 4 (7.55%) Firewall Specialist
3 4 (7.55%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (7.55%) Security Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) IT Manager
4 3 (5.66%) LAN Engineer
4 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.77%) Architect
5 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (3.77%) Security Architect
5 2 (3.77%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (3.77%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.77%) SAML
3 1 (1.89%) Middleware
3 1 (1.89%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.30%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.55%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.66%) NHS
4 2 (3.77%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.55%) Linux
3 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.77%) Android
5 2 (3.77%) CentOS
5 2 (3.77%) Unix
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (20.75%) ITIL
3 9 (16.98%) SIEM
3 9 (16.98%) Threat Management
4 7 (13.21%) Project Management
4 7 (13.21%) Risk Management
4 7 (13.21%) Security Monitoring
4 7 (13.21%) Vulnerability Management
4 7 (13.21%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 5 (9.43%) Migration
5 5 (9.43%) Network Design
6 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.66%) ITIL V3
6 3 (5.66%) Load Balancing
6 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.66%) Network Architecture
6 3 (5.66%) Waterfall
7 2 (3.77%) DevOps
7 2 (3.77%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) Java
1 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (18.87%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (16.98%) CCNA
2 9 (16.98%) CISSP
3 7 (13.21%) CISM
4 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
5 5 (9.43%) CCNP
6 3 (5.66%) Degree
6 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.89%) CWNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
1 2 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.77%) AirWatch
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (3.77%) Nessus
2 2 (3.77%) NetApp OnCommand
2 2 (3.77%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.77%) Puppet
3 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.89%) SCCM
3 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (39.62%) Cisco
2 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
3 7 (13.21%) Juniper
4 6 (11.32%) CheckPoint
5 5 (9.43%) Citrix
6 3 (5.66%) NetApp
6 3 (5.66%) Oracle
6 3 (5.66%) Palo Alto
6 3 (5.66%) VMware
7 2 (3.77%) Apple
7 2 (3.77%) ArcSight
7 2 (3.77%) Aruba
7 2 (3.77%) F5
7 2 (3.77%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.77%) HP
7 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.77%) RightScale
8 1 (1.89%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (1.89%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds