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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 51 58 50
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 33 24 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.37% 2.06% 2.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.65% 14.91% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 11
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£345 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £286 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £513 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -17.30%
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
187 161 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.44% 13.80% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 65 57
Average daily rate £340 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 18
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.53 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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
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 24 October 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - 3 £275 - 1
Salford - 1 - - 1
Stockport - - - - 3
Wigan - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Sale - - - -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 39 (57.35%) Cisco
2 30 (44.12%) Windows
3 26 (38.24%) Microsoft
4 25 (36.76%) CheckPoint
5 24 (35.29%) SAN
5 24 (35.29%) WAN
6 23 (33.82%) VMware
7 21 (30.88%) Juniper
8 19 (27.94%) LAN
9 17 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (23.53%) Migration
10 16 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (22.06%) Hyper-V
11 15 (22.06%) VMware ESX
12 14 (20.59%) Finance
12 14 (20.59%) Degree
13 13 (19.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (19.12%) Wireless
13 13 (19.12%) Backup Exec
14 12 (17.65%) Symantec
14 12 (17.65%) OSPF
14 12 (17.65%) MCSE
14 12 (17.65%) Oracle
14 12 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (16.18%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (16.18%) Active Directory
16 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
16 10 (14.71%) MPLS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.41%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.47%) Lync
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.47%) IIS
3 1 (1.47%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.47%) Office 365
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 24 (35.29%) WAN
1 24 (35.29%) SAN
2 19 (27.94%) LAN
3 13 (19.12%) Wireless
4 12 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (17.65%) OSPF
5 10 (14.71%) EIGRP
5 10 (14.71%) MPLS
6 9 (13.24%) NAS
6 9 (13.24%) BGP
6 9 (13.24%) Internet
7 8 (11.76%) VPN
7 8 (11.76%) VPLS
8 7 (10.29%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (10.29%) DMZ
9 6 (8.82%) VLAN
10 5 (7.35%) Network Security
11 4 (5.88%) TCP/IP
12 3 (4.41%) LDAP
12 3 (4.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.41%) DB2
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Metasploit
2 2 (2.94%) MSI
2 2 (2.94%) InstallShield
General
1 14 (20.59%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Banking
2 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (19.12%) Consultant
2 10 (14.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 8 (11.76%) Analyst
4 7 (10.29%) Support Consultant
4 7 (10.29%) Project Leader
4 7 (10.29%) Technical Project Leader
4 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
5 5 (7.35%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Wintel Support
5 5 (7.35%) Network Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.88%) Security Specialist
7 3 (4.41%) ETL Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Architect
8 2 (2.94%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Applications Packager
8 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) Middleware
2 1 (1.47%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) PKI
2 3 (4.41%) Mainframe
2 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.41%) Open Source
3 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.94%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.94%) Replication
3 2 (2.94%) Life Science
4 1 (1.47%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.47%) iSeries
4 1 (1.47%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 30 (44.12%) Windows
2 16 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (11.76%) UNIX
4 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.41%) AIX
5 3 (4.41%) Linux
6 2 (2.94%) Solaris
6 2 (2.94%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.47%) zOS
7 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.47%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) Migration
2 6 (8.82%) ETL
2 6 (8.82%) ITIL
3 4 (5.88%) Load Balancing
3 4 (5.88%) SIEM
3 4 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (5.88%) Information Security
4 3 (4.41%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (4.41%) Software Engineering
4 3 (4.41%) Incident Management
4 3 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (4.41%) Security Testing
4 3 (4.41%) Data Migration
5 2 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (2.94%) Project Management
5 2 (2.94%) Service Management
5 2 (2.94%) ITSM
5 2 (2.94%) Identity Management
5 2 (2.94%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.29%) SQL
2 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (20.59%) Degree
3 13 (19.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (17.65%) MCSE
5 11 (16.18%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (13.24%) VCP5
7 8 (11.76%) CCNA
8 6 (8.82%) CISSP
9 5 (7.35%) MCITP
10 4 (5.88%) CCNP
10 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
10 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
11 2 (2.94%) MCP
11 2 (2.94%) CCSE
11 2 (2.94%) CEH
12 1 (1.47%) JNCIA
12 1 (1.47%) JNCIS
12 1 (1.47%) MCSA
12 1 (1.47%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (1.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (22.06%) Hyper-V
2 15 (22.06%) VMware ESX
3 11 (16.18%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.47%) XenApp
5 1 (1.47%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.47%) RACF
5 1 (1.47%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 13 (19.12%) Backup Exec
2 7 (10.29%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (8.82%) SCCM
4 3 (4.41%) CORE IMPACT
4 3 (4.41%) OpenView
5 2 (2.94%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.94%) SAP Afaria
5 2 (2.94%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (1.47%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (1.47%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (57.35%) Cisco
2 26 (38.24%) Microsoft
3 25 (36.76%) CheckPoint
4 23 (33.82%) VMware
5 21 (30.88%) Juniper
6 12 (17.65%) Oracle
6 12 (17.65%) Symantec
7 9 (13.24%) Nortel
8 8 (11.76%) SolarWinds
9 7 (10.29%) HP
9 7 (10.29%) F5
10 6 (8.82%) EMC
10 6 (8.82%) Blue Coat
11 4 (5.88%) Veeam
11 4 (5.88%) Fortinet
11 4 (5.88%) Nokia
12 3 (4.41%) Citrix
12 3 (4.41%) IronPort
12 3 (4.41%) Sourcefire
12 3 (4.41%) McAfee
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