The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 36 48 58
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 65 35 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.92% 2.80% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.02% 22.88% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 15
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£325 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £390 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.36% +8.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.75 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+3.73% -8.79%
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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
203 153 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.25% 12.25% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 70 70
Average daily rate £325 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 10
Average hourly rate £13.88 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.30% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.16 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £40.00 £24.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 2 - -
Altrincham 0 1 £350 +37.25% 2
Bolton - 1 £300 - 1
Wigan - 1 - - 1
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 85 (59.86%) Cisco
2 53 (37.32%) CheckPoint
3 45 (31.69%) WAN
4 44 (30.99%) Network Security
5 40 (28.17%) Cisco ASA
5 40 (28.17%) VMware
6 39 (27.46%) SSL
7 35 (24.65%) Wireless
8 33 (23.24%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (23.24%) PKI
8 33 (23.24%) Data Centre
9 32 (22.54%) Kalman Filter
10 30 (21.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 30 (21.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 30 (21.13%) Clearswift
10 30 (21.13%) ITIL
11 29 (20.42%) Windows
11 29 (20.42%) LAN
11 29 (20.42%) Kaspersky
12 27 (19.01%) DNS
12 27 (19.01%) Migration
13 25 (17.61%) VPN
13 25 (17.61%) Citrix
14 24 (16.90%) CISSP
15 23 (16.20%) UNIX
15 23 (16.20%) CISMP
16 22 (15.49%) SIEM
16 22 (15.49%) Juniper
17 21 (14.79%) CISM
18 20 (14.08%) OSPF

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (5.63%) IIS
2 5 (3.52%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.11%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.11%) CICS
4 2 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.70%) Lync
5 1 (0.70%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.11%) MS Office
2 2 (1.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.70%) Route 53
1 1 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (0.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 45 (31.69%) WAN
2 44 (30.99%) Network Security
3 40 (28.17%) Cisco ASA
4 39 (27.46%) SSL
5 35 (24.65%) Wireless
6 29 (20.42%) LAN
7 27 (19.01%) DNS
8 25 (17.61%) VPN
9 20 (14.08%) OSPF
9 20 (14.08%) BGP
10 18 (12.68%) DHCP
11 17 (11.97%) VoIP
12 16 (11.27%) TCP/IP
13 15 (10.56%) SAN
14 13 (9.15%) EIGRP
14 13 (9.15%) Internet
15 12 (8.45%) MPLS
15 12 (8.45%) NAS
16 10 (7.04%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (7.04%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.93%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.11%) DB2
3 3 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.41%) DataStage
4 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Maven
1 1 (0.70%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (0.70%) Hudson
1 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (6.34%) Finance
2 7 (4.93%) Retail
3 5 (3.52%) Banking
4 4 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.41%) Publishing
5 2 (1.41%) Law
5 2 (1.41%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (25.35%) Analyst
2 33 (23.24%) Network Engineer
3 25 (17.61%) Security Analyst
4 18 (12.68%) Technical Analyst
5 16 (11.27%) Architect
6 14 (9.86%) Consultant
7 11 (7.75%) Network Analyst
7 11 (7.75%) Network Support
8 9 (6.34%) Network Consultant
9 8 (5.63%) Support Engineer
9 8 (5.63%) Security Consultant
9 8 (5.63%) Security Engineer
10 7 (4.93%) Technical Architect
11 6 (4.23%) Network Security Engineer
11 6 (4.23%) Technical Security Analyst
12 5 (3.52%) Infrastructure Architect
13 4 (2.82%) Administrator
13 4 (2.82%) Network Security Consultant
13 4 (2.82%) 3rd Line Support
13 4 (2.82%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.93%) Middleware
2 3 (2.11%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.41%) Web Services
4 1 (0.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 33 (23.24%) PKI
1 33 (23.24%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.04%) Clustering
3 8 (5.63%) Mainframe
3 8 (5.63%) Replication
4 7 (4.93%) EMC VNX
4 7 (4.93%) Celerra
5 6 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.82%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.82%) Life Science
7 3 (2.11%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.11%) EFT
7 3 (2.11%) VSAM
7 3 (2.11%) Statistics
8 2 (1.41%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.41%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.70%) NHS
9 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 29 (20.42%) Windows
2 23 (16.20%) UNIX
3 9 (6.34%) Solaris
3 9 (6.34%) Linux
4 7 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.82%) CentOS
5 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.11%) zOS
6 3 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.41%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.41%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.41%) AIX
8 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.70%) BlackBerry OS
8 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.54%) Kalman Filter
2 30 (21.13%) ITIL
2 30 (21.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 27 (19.01%) Migration
4 22 (15.49%) SIEM
5 18 (12.68%) Penetration Testing
6 17 (11.97%) Service Delivery
7 16 (11.27%) Security Patching
8 12 (8.45%) Network Monitoring
9 11 (7.75%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (7.04%) Change Control
10 10 (7.04%) Configuration Management
10 10 (7.04%) Project Management
11 9 (6.34%) Network Management
12 8 (5.63%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (5.63%) Information Security
12 8 (5.63%) Load Balancing
13 7 (4.93%) Network Design
13 7 (4.93%) Business Continuity
14 6 (4.23%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.23%) SQL
2 3 (2.11%) VBScript
2 3 (2.11%) Python
2 3 (2.11%) Perl
3 2 (1.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.41%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.70%) JCL
Qualifications
1 33 (23.24%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (16.90%) CISSP
3 23 (16.20%) CISMP
4 21 (14.79%) CISM
5 19 (13.38%) ITIL Certification
5 19 (13.38%) CCNP
6 15 (10.56%) CCNA
7 14 (9.86%) CCENT
8 4 (2.82%) Degree
8 4 (2.82%) CCIE
8 4 (2.82%) JNCIS
9 3 (2.11%) JNCIA
9 3 (2.11%) GIAC
9 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.41%) CCDP
10 2 (1.41%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.70%) CCSA
11 1 (0.70%) CCSE
11 1 (0.70%) MCSA
11 1 (0.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (21.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (11.27%) QA
3 7 (4.93%) PCI DSS
4 5 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 5 (3.52%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (13.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (12.68%) Active Directory
3 11 (7.75%) VMware ESX
4 10 (7.04%) Hyper-V
5 9 (6.34%) Terminal Services
6 7 (4.93%) XenApp
6 7 (4.93%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 3 (2.11%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (1.41%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 2 (1.41%) RACF
9 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (2.82%) Nagios
1 4 (2.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (2.11%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.41%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (1.41%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.41%) Puppet
3 2 (1.41%) zSecure
4 1 (0.70%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.70%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.70%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.70%) Icinga
4 1 (0.70%) OpenView
4 1 (0.70%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.70%) SCCM
4 1 (0.70%) Cacti
Vendors
1 85 (59.86%) Cisco
2 53 (37.32%) CheckPoint
3 40 (28.17%) VMware
4 30 (21.13%) Clearswift
5 29 (20.42%) Kaspersky
6 25 (17.61%) Citrix
7 22 (15.49%) Juniper
8 18 (12.68%) Microsoft
9 13 (9.15%) EMC
10 12 (8.45%) Oracle
11 9 (6.34%) SolarWinds
12 7 (4.93%) Nortel
13 6 (4.23%) NetApp
13 6 (4.23%) Aruba
13 6 (4.23%) F5
14 5 (3.52%) McAfee
15 4 (2.82%) Sophos
16 3 (2.11%) Blue Coat
16 3 (2.11%) Fortinet
16 3 (2.11%) Veeam
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