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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
North West / Manchester
Rank 31 61 46
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 68 42 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.03% 2.33% 2.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.69% 16.60% 21.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 20 22
Median daily rate £419 £363 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.51% +21.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £257 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £453 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £23.31
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -14.20%

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
208 253 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.38% 14.02% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 133 99
Median daily rate £400 £363 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +14.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.15 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.97 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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
Salford - 14 £450 - 2
Stockport - 1 £650 -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 76 (43.43%) Windows
2 69 (39.43%) LAN
2 69 (39.43%) WAN
3 61 (34.86%) TCP/IP
4 59 (33.71%) Linux
5 53 (30.29%) Cisco
6 52 (29.71%) VPN
6 52 (29.71%) VoIP
7 50 (28.57%) CISSP
8 46 (26.29%) Unix
9 45 (25.71%) Patch Management
10 42 (24.00%) Splunk
10 42 (24.00%) Apple
11 41 (23.43%) Cisco Certification
11 41 (23.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 41 (23.43%) Vulnerability Management
11 41 (23.43%) Network Monitoring
12 38 (21.71%) SANS
13 37 (21.14%) QRadar
13 37 (21.14%) SSCP
14 36 (20.57%) Network Security
15 34 (19.43%) Elastic Stack
16 33 (18.86%) VMware
17 32 (18.29%) Information Security
18 29 (16.57%) Amazon AWS
19 28 (16.00%) LogRhythm
19 28 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
19 28 (16.00%) Web Services
19 28 (16.00%) IBM
20 27 (15.43%) Microsoft

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 5 (2.86%) Apache
1 5 (2.86%) nginx
2 4 (2.29%) Jetty
2 4 (2.29%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.71%) IIS
3 3 (1.71%) Mongrel
3 3 (1.71%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.71%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.14%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.57%) CICS
5 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 29 (16.57%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (13.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.86%) Office 365
4 4 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.71%) Google App Engine
5 3 (1.71%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 69 (39.43%) LAN
1 69 (39.43%) WAN
2 61 (34.86%) TCP/IP
3 52 (29.71%) VoIP
3 52 (29.71%) VPN
4 36 (20.57%) Network Security
5 26 (14.86%) DNS
6 23 (13.14%) DHCP
6 23 (13.14%) Wireless
7 22 (12.57%) MPLS
8 16 (9.14%) VLAN
9 10 (5.71%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (5.71%) OSPF
10 9 (5.14%) BGP
10 9 (5.14%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (5.14%) WebEx
11 8 (4.57%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (4.00%) Internet
12 7 (4.00%) SAN
12 7 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.29%) Redis
2 7 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.29%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.29%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.57%) CouchDB
4 1 (0.57%) DB2
4 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.57%) MS Access
4 1 (0.57%) MySQL
4 1 (0.57%) Riak
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.29%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.29%) Subversion
3 3 (1.71%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.57%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.57%) Firebug
4 1 (0.57%) JMeter
4 1 (0.57%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.57%) The Grinder
4 1 (0.57%) Toad
4 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (10.29%) Finance
2 2 (1.14%) Banking
2 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (22.86%) Network Engineer
2 24 (13.71%) Analyst
3 18 (10.29%) Security Engineer
4 17 (9.71%) Network Security Engineer
4 17 (9.71%) Security Analyst
5 16 (9.14%) Consultant
6 15 (8.57%) Design Engineer
6 15 (8.57%) Firewall Engineer
7 14 (8.00%) Architect
8 13 (7.43%) Implementation Engineer
8 13 (7.43%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 12 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (6.29%) Security Consultant
10 11 (6.29%) Security Specialist
10 11 (6.29%) Technical Specialist
11 10 (5.71%) IT Consultant
12 9 (5.14%) Designer
12 9 (5.14%) DevOps Engineer
12 9 (5.14%) IT Security Consultant
13 8 (4.57%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (19.43%) Elastic Stack
2 28 (16.00%) Web Services
3 10 (5.71%) RESTful
4 3 (1.71%) .NET
4 3 (1.71%) J2EE
4 3 (1.71%) Servlets
5 1 (0.57%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.86%) Data Centre
2 18 (10.29%) Cyber Attack
3 17 (9.71%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.57%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (2.29%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.14%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.14%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.57%) BYOD
7 1 (0.57%) EFT
7 1 (0.57%) IVR
7 1 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.57%) PKI
7 1 (0.57%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.57%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.57%) RIA
7 1 (0.57%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 76 (43.43%) Windows
2 59 (33.71%) Linux
3 46 (26.29%) Unix
4 20 (11.43%) Windows Server
5 16 (9.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (5.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.29%) CentOS
10 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.57%) Debian
11 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.57%) VMS
11 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (25.71%) Patch Management
2 41 (23.43%) Network Monitoring
2 41 (23.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 41 (23.43%) Vulnerability Management
3 32 (18.29%) Information Security
4 28 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
5 23 (13.14%) Case Management
6 20 (11.43%) Security Operations
7 19 (10.86%) SIEM
8 18 (10.29%) Load Balancing
9 17 (9.71%) Open Source
9 17 (9.71%) Security Monitoring
10 15 (8.57%) DevOps
11 13 (7.43%) Migration
11 13 (7.43%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (5.14%) Analytics
12 9 (5.14%) Data Analytics
12 9 (5.14%) Penetration Testing
12 9 (5.14%) Project Management
12 9 (5.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.29%) Python
2 9 (5.14%) Java
3 7 (4.00%) SQL
4 5 (2.86%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.57%) C++
6 1 (0.57%) COBOL
6 1 (0.57%) JCL
6 1 (0.57%) PHP
6 1 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 50 (28.57%) CISSP
2 41 (23.43%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (21.71%) SANS
4 37 (21.14%) SSCP
5 24 (13.71%) Security Cleared
6 22 (12.57%) SC Cleared
7 19 (10.86%) CCNP
8 14 (8.00%) CCSP
9 9 (5.14%) CISMP
10 8 (4.57%) CCIE
11 7 (4.00%) CCNA
12 3 (1.71%) CCDP
12 3 (1.71%) CISM
12 3 (1.71%) MCSE
12 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.57%) CCA
13 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.57%) ISEB
13 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (5.71%) PCI DSS
3 9 (5.14%) COBIT
3 9 (5.14%) ISO27002
4 3 (1.71%) QA
5 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.14%) Hyper-V
3 9 (5.14%) XenApp
4 8 (4.57%) ProxySG
5 6 (3.43%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.29%) Docker
7 3 (1.71%) Xen
8 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.57%) NFS
9 1 (0.57%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.57%) Varnish
9 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (21.14%) QRadar
2 16 (9.14%) FortiGate
3 13 (7.43%) Kibana
3 13 (7.43%) logstash
4 12 (6.86%) Puppet
5 9 (5.14%) RSA enVision
6 8 (4.57%) Nessus
6 8 (4.57%) Nexpose
6 8 (4.57%) Nmap
7 6 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.29%) Ansible
9 3 (1.71%) SCOM
10 2 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (1.14%) SCCM
10 2 (1.14%) SmoothWall
10 2 (1.14%) Stealthwatch
11 1 (0.57%) Forum Sentry
11 1 (0.57%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 53 (30.29%) Cisco
2 42 (24.00%) Apple
2 42 (24.00%) Splunk
3 33 (18.86%) VMware
4 28 (16.00%) IBM
4 28 (16.00%) LogRhythm
5 27 (15.43%) Microsoft
6 17 (9.71%) Citrix
6 17 (9.71%) F5
6 17 (9.71%) Fortinet
7 15 (8.57%) CheckPoint
8 11 (6.29%) Juniper
9 10 (5.71%) ArcSight
9 10 (5.71%) Blue Coat
9 10 (5.71%) Intel Security
10 9 (5.14%) Intel
10 9 (5.14%) NetWitness
10 9 (5.14%) Qualys
11 8 (4.57%) Palo Alto
11 8 (4.57%) Red Hat
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