The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 33 23 55
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +32
Contract jobs citing Firewall 83 91 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.53% 5.89% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.02% 39.39% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 52 10
Median daily rate £390 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.75 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.96% +44.44%
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
286 231 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.60% 14.96% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 112 49
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £450 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 8
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.54 £11.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
Stockport -7 2 £900 - 1
Bolton +10 1 - - 3
Bury - 1 - -
Oldham - 1 - - 1
Rochdale - 1 - - 1
Sale - 1 £425 - 1
Salford - 1 £288 -
Wigan - 1 - -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 52 (40.94%) Cisco
2 36 (28.35%) CheckPoint
3 32 (25.20%) Network Security
3 32 (25.20%) Kalman Filter
4 26 (20.47%) Cisco ASA
4 26 (20.47%) Information Security
5 25 (19.69%) Finance
6 24 (18.90%) Penetration Testing
7 23 (18.11%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (17.32%) Windows
8 22 (17.32%) Security Operations
9 19 (14.96%) CISSP
10 18 (14.17%) Active Directory
10 18 (14.17%) ITIL
10 18 (14.17%) Data Centre
11 17 (13.39%) WAN
12 16 (12.60%) DNS
12 16 (12.60%) SSL
12 16 (12.60%) Load Balancing
13 15 (11.81%) CCNP
13 15 (11.81%) CISM
13 15 (11.81%) SIEM
14 14 (11.02%) Risk Management
14 14 (11.02%) Juniper
14 14 (11.02%) Unix
14 14 (11.02%) PKI
14 14 (11.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 14 (11.02%) VMware
15 13 (10.24%) MS Excel
15 13 (10.24%) TCP/IP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 7 (5.51%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.36%) JBoss
2 3 (2.36%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.36%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.57%) Confluence
3 2 (1.57%) IIS
4 1 (0.79%) Apache
4 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (10.24%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.87%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.79%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.79%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.57%) Office 365
2 2 (1.57%) SaaS
3 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (25.20%) Network Security
2 26 (20.47%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (13.39%) WAN
4 16 (12.60%) DNS
4 16 (12.60%) SSL
5 13 (10.24%) TCP/IP
6 12 (9.45%) LAN
6 12 (9.45%) VoIP
7 11 (8.66%) DHCP
7 11 (8.66%) Wireless
8 10 (7.87%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (6.30%) BGP
9 8 (6.30%) OSPF
9 8 (6.30%) VPN
10 7 (5.51%) MPLS
11 6 (4.72%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (4.72%) IP Telephony
12 5 (3.94%) BIG-IP
12 5 (3.94%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (3.94%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.57%) DB2
2 2 (1.57%) MS Access
3 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.15%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.57%) Gradle
3 2 (1.57%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.57%) JIRA
3 2 (1.57%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.57%) Maven
3 2 (1.57%) Toad
4 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (19.69%) Finance
2 8 (6.30%) Banking
3 6 (4.72%) Retail
4 5 (3.94%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.15%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.57%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.57%) Legal
7 1 (0.79%) Automotive
7 1 (0.79%) French Language
7 1 (0.79%) Local Government
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (18.90%) Analyst
1 24 (18.90%) Security Manager
2 23 (18.11%) Network Engineer
3 21 (16.54%) Security Analyst
4 15 (11.81%) IT Manager
5 13 (10.24%) Consultant
5 13 (10.24%) IT Security Manager
6 10 (7.87%) Cisco Engineer
6 10 (7.87%) IT Risk Manager
6 10 (7.87%) Network Security Manager
6 10 (7.87%) Risk Manager
7 9 (7.09%) Security Consultant
8 8 (6.30%) Architect
8 8 (6.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Firewall Analyst
10 5 (3.94%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) Firewall Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) Network Consultant
10 5 (3.94%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.94%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.36%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.57%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (1.57%) SOAP
2 2 (1.57%) WAP
2 2 (1.57%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.79%) .NET
3 1 (0.79%) LAMP
3 1 (0.79%) Middleware
3 1 (0.79%) OAuth
3 1 (0.79%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.17%) Data Centre
2 14 (11.02%) PKI
3 10 (7.87%) Cryptography
4 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.36%) Life Science
5 3 (2.36%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.57%) Statistics
7 1 (0.79%) CMDB
7 1 (0.79%) EFT
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.79%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) Replication
7 1 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.32%) Windows
2 14 (11.02%) Unix
3 9 (7.09%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.30%) Linux
5 1 (0.79%) AIX
5 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.20%) Kalman Filter
2 26 (20.47%) Information Security
3 24 (18.90%) Penetration Testing
4 22 (17.32%) Security Operations
5 18 (14.17%) ITIL
6 16 (12.60%) Load Balancing
7 15 (11.81%) SIEM
8 14 (11.02%) Risk Management
9 12 (9.45%) Web Filtering
10 11 (8.66%) Email Filtering
11 10 (7.87%) Migration
11 10 (7.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 10 (7.87%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (7.09%) PRINCE2
13 7 (5.51%) Configuration Management
14 6 (4.72%) DevOps
14 6 (4.72%) Performance Monitoring
14 6 (4.72%) Service Delivery
14 6 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (4.72%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.94%) SQL
2 3 (2.36%) Bash Shell
2 3 (2.36%) Java
3 2 (1.57%) Perl
3 2 (1.57%) PHP
3 2 (1.57%) Python
4 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (18.11%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (14.96%) CISSP
3 15 (11.81%) CCNP
3 15 (11.81%) CISM
4 11 (8.66%) CCNA
5 8 (6.30%) CISMP
6 7 (5.51%) CCENT
6 7 (5.51%) CCIE
7 5 (3.94%) CEH
7 5 (3.94%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (3.94%) CLAS
7 5 (3.94%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.15%) GCIH
9 3 (2.36%) CCSA
9 3 (2.36%) CISA
9 3 (2.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (2.36%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.57%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.57%) Degree
10 2 (1.57%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (9.45%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.15%) QA
4 3 (2.36%) SLA
5 1 (0.79%) COBIT
5 1 (0.79%) COSO
5 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 18 (14.17%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.36%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.57%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.79%) Firmware
5 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (8.66%) SmoothWall
2 3 (2.36%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.57%) DameWare
3 2 (1.57%) Graylog
3 2 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.57%) Nagios
3 2 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.57%) Puppet
3 2 (1.57%) QRadar
3 2 (1.57%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (1.57%) yum
4 1 (0.79%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.79%) Proventia
4 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (40.94%) Cisco
2 36 (28.35%) CheckPoint
3 14 (11.02%) Juniper
3 14 (11.02%) VMware
4 12 (9.45%) F5
5 11 (8.66%) Clearswift
6 10 (7.87%) Microsoft
7 9 (7.09%) Kaspersky
8 7 (5.51%) Fortinet
9 6 (4.72%) Citrix
10 4 (3.15%) Aruba
11 3 (2.36%) EMC
11 3 (2.36%) IBM
11 3 (2.36%) Intel Security
11 3 (2.36%) Oracle
11 3 (2.36%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.36%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.57%) HP
12 2 (1.57%) SAP
12 2 (1.57%) WatchGuard
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