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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 41 61 31
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -30
Contract jobs citing Firewall 31 21 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.89% 1.82% 4.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.62% 12.43% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 19
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £545 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £361
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £21.01 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% -23.61%
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
121 169 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.20% 14.68% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 112 65
Median daily rate £425 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 22 21
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.33 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.87% -8.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 1 October 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
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 1 October 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 +7 6 £475 - 2
Chester +6 5 £425 -19.04%
Knutsford - 5 £425 -
Crewe - 1 £375 - 1
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 18 (34.62%) Juniper
2 15 (28.85%) LAN
2 15 (28.85%) WAN
2 15 (28.85%) Cisco
2 15 (28.85%) Finance
2 15 (28.85%) Data Centre
3 14 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 12 (23.08%) Network Security
6 11 (21.15%) SC Cleared
6 11 (21.15%) SIEM
6 11 (21.15%) ITIL
6 11 (21.15%) Windows
7 10 (19.23%) CISSP
7 10 (19.23%) Threat Management
8 9 (17.31%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 8 (15.38%) CCNP
9 8 (15.38%) CISM
9 8 (15.38%) Risk Management
9 8 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 8 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
10 7 (13.46%) Windows Server
10 7 (13.46%) Migration
10 7 (13.46%) DNS
10 7 (13.46%) Linux
10 7 (13.46%) DHCP
11 6 (11.54%) CCNA
11 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
11 6 (11.54%) VMware

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 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.92%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Office
2 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.85%) Office 365
3 1 (1.92%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.92%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (28.85%) LAN
1 15 (28.85%) WAN
2 12 (23.08%) Network Security
3 7 (13.46%) DHCP
3 7 (13.46%) DNS
4 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (7.69%) WLAN
6 3 (5.77%) SSL
6 3 (5.77%) VLAN
6 3 (5.77%) VoIP
6 3 (5.77%) Wireless
7 2 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (3.85%) Intranet
7 2 (3.85%) MPLS
7 2 (3.85%) NetScaler
7 2 (3.85%) OSPF
7 2 (3.85%) SAN
7 2 (3.85%) VPN
8 1 (1.92%) BGP
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (28.85%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.92%) Advertising
5 1 (1.92%) German Language
5 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Consultant
3 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) LAN Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) WAN Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Architect
5 3 (5.77%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) ArcSight Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) Citrix Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Head of Operations
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Linux Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.85%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) Windows
2 7 (13.46%) Linux
2 7 (13.46%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.77%) Unix
4 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.85%) CentOS
6 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (21.15%) ITIL
2 11 (21.15%) SIEM
3 10 (19.23%) Threat Management
4 8 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 8 (15.38%) Vulnerability Management
4 8 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 7 (13.46%) Migration
6 5 (9.62%) Project Management
7 4 (7.69%) DevOps
7 4 (7.69%) Network Design
8 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.77%) Information Security
8 3 (5.77%) Network Architecture
9 2 (3.85%) Change Management
9 2 (3.85%) ITIL V3
9 2 (3.85%) Load Balancing
9 2 (3.85%) Use Case
10 1 (1.92%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (1.92%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (21.15%) SC Cleared
3 10 (19.23%) CISSP
4 9 (17.31%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (15.38%) CCNP
5 8 (15.38%) CISM
6 6 (11.54%) CCNA
7 3 (5.77%) CCIE
8 2 (3.85%) CCDP
9 1 (1.92%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.92%) PMP
9 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
1 2 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) XenApp
4 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) Puppet
2 2 (3.85%) Nessus
2 2 (3.85%) NetApp OnCommand
2 2 (3.85%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.85%) WSUS
3 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.92%) Graylog
3 1 (1.92%) Nagios
3 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.92%) SCCM
3 1 (1.92%) yum
Vendors
1 18 (34.62%) Juniper
2 15 (28.85%) Cisco
3 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 6 (11.54%) VMware
5 5 (9.62%) Citrix
6 4 (7.69%) Palo Alto
7 3 (5.77%) ArcSight
7 3 (5.77%) F5
7 3 (5.77%) NetApp
7 3 (5.77%) Oracle
7 3 (5.77%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.85%) Aruba
8 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.85%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.85%) HP
8 2 (3.85%) Nokia
8 2 (3.85%) RightScale
9 1 (1.92%) Axway
9 1 (1.92%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.92%) LANDesk