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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 66 60 45
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 23 18 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.69% 1.48% 3.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.37% 11.84% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 6
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£285 £290 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% -16.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £368 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -32.69%
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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
186 152 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.66% 12.51% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 78 44
Average daily rate £300 £305 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £433 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 31
Average hourly rate £32.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.50 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 2014. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - 3 £255 - 1
Bolton - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - - 1
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 30 (51.72%) Cisco
2 27 (46.55%) Windows
3 26 (44.83%) Microsoft
4 20 (34.48%) Juniper
5 19 (32.76%) VMware
6 18 (31.03%) SAN
6 18 (31.03%) CheckPoint
6 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (24.14%) VMware ESX
8 14 (24.14%) Degree
8 14 (24.14%) Hyper-V
9 13 (22.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (22.41%) Backup Exec
9 13 (22.41%) Finance
9 13 (22.41%) WAN
10 12 (20.69%) LAN
10 12 (20.69%) Symantec
10 12 (20.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (18.97%) MCSE
12 10 (17.24%) Oracle
12 10 (17.24%) Active Directory
13 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
13 9 (15.52%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (15.52%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (15.52%) VCP5
14 8 (13.79%) PKI
14 8 (13.79%) Middleware
14 8 (13.79%) ETL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 5 (8.62%) MS Exchange
1 5 (8.62%) WebSphere
1 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.72%) IIS
3 1 (1.72%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.03%) SAN
2 13 (22.41%) WAN
3 12 (20.69%) LAN
4 8 (13.79%) VPN
5 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
6 6 (10.34%) Network Security
6 6 (10.34%) Wireless
7 5 (8.62%) LDAP
7 5 (8.62%) MPLS
7 5 (8.62%) BGP
8 4 (6.90%) HSRP
8 4 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (6.90%) NAS
8 4 (6.90%) OSPF
9 3 (5.17%) SSL
9 3 (5.17%) SNMP
9 3 (5.17%) Ethernet
9 3 (5.17%) IPsec
9 3 (5.17%) VLAN
9 3 (5.17%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
1 9 (15.52%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (8.62%) DB2
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Metasploit
2 2 (3.45%) MSI
2 2 (3.45%) InstallShield
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (13.79%) Consultant
2 7 (12.07%) Support Consultant
2 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
3 6 (10.34%) Network Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) Wintel Support
4 5 (8.62%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.17%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Developer
6 3 (5.17%) ETL Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Security Specialist
7 2 (3.45%) Senior IT Support
7 2 (3.45%) IT Support
7 2 (3.45%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) IT Security Specialist
7 2 (3.45%) Architect
7 2 (3.45%) Applications Packager
7 2 (3.45%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) Middleware
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) PKI
2 6 (10.34%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.17%) Open Source
3 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.45%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.72%) DataPower
5 1 (1.72%) Tandem
5 1 (1.72%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 27 (46.55%) Windows
2 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (13.79%) UNIX
5 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.17%) AIX
7 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.45%) Solaris
7 2 (3.45%) Linux
8 1 (1.72%) zOS
8 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.72%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.79%) ETL
2 6 (10.34%) Migration
2 6 (10.34%) ITIL
3 5 (8.62%) Information Security
4 4 (6.90%) SIEM
4 4 (6.90%) Network Management
4 4 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.17%) Security Testing
5 3 (5.17%) Data Migration
5 3 (5.17%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.17%) Software Engineering
5 3 (5.17%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (5.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (3.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.45%) ITSM
6 2 (3.45%) Identity Management
6 2 (3.45%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.34%) SQL
2 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (24.14%) Degree
3 12 (20.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 11 (18.97%) MCSE
5 9 (15.52%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (15.52%) VCP5
6 8 (13.79%) CCNA
7 7 (12.07%) CISSP
8 5 (8.62%) CCNP
8 5 (8.62%) MCITP
9 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
9 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
10 2 (3.45%) CEH
10 2 (3.45%) MCP
11 1 (1.72%) PMP
11 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
11 1 (1.72%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (1.72%) MCSA
11 1 (1.72%) CISA
11 1 (1.72%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (24.14%) VMware ESX
1 14 (24.14%) Hyper-V
2 13 (22.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (17.24%) Active Directory
4 3 (5.17%) ISA Server
5 2 (3.45%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.72%) RACF
6 1 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.72%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (22.41%) Backup Exec
2 4 (6.90%) SCCM
3 3 (5.17%) OpenView
3 3 (5.17%) MAILsweeper
3 3 (5.17%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (3.45%) SAP Afaria
4 2 (3.45%) FortiGate
4 2 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (3.45%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.72%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.72%) SCOM
5 1 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 30 (51.72%) Cisco
2 26 (44.83%) Microsoft
3 20 (34.48%) Juniper
4 19 (32.76%) VMware
5 18 (31.03%) CheckPoint
6 12 (20.69%) Symantec
7 10 (17.24%) Oracle
8 7 (12.07%) F5
9 6 (10.34%) Blue Coat
10 5 (8.62%) HP
10 5 (8.62%) EMC
10 5 (8.62%) Nortel
10 5 (8.62%) Avaya
10 5 (8.62%) McAfee
11 4 (6.90%) Fortinet
11 4 (6.90%) Nokia
12 3 (5.17%) IBM
12 3 (5.17%) Websense
12 3 (5.17%) Sophos
12 3 (5.17%) IronPort
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