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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 30 26 52
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +26
Contract jobs citing Firewall 84 86 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.70% 5.63% 2.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.11% 40.95% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 49 13
Median daily rate £400 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £21.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+46.66% +21.62%
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
270 210 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.12% 13.75% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 111 54
Median daily rate £375 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 11
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -11 2 £900 - 2
Wigan - 2 - -
Bolton +2 1 - - 2
Bury - 1 - -
Oldham - 1 - -
Rochdale - 1 - - 2
Sale - 1 £425 -
Salford - 1 £288 - 1
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 58 (41.73%) Cisco
2 44 (31.65%) CheckPoint
3 37 (26.62%) Kalman Filter
4 33 (23.74%) Network Security
5 29 (20.86%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (20.14%) Information Security
6 28 (20.14%) Cisco ASA
7 26 (18.71%) Penetration Testing
7 26 (18.71%) Finance
8 25 (17.99%) WAN
9 22 (15.83%) CISSP
9 22 (15.83%) Security Operations
10 21 (15.11%) CCNP
10 21 (15.11%) ITIL
10 21 (15.11%) Windows
11 20 (14.39%) Active Directory
11 20 (14.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 20 (14.39%) F5
11 20 (14.39%) Data Centre
12 19 (13.67%) SSL
13 18 (12.95%) LAN
13 18 (12.95%) PKI
14 16 (11.51%) Clearswift
14 16 (11.51%) CISM
15 15 (10.79%) Risk Management
15 15 (10.79%) VoIP
15 15 (10.79%) DNS
15 15 (10.79%) Email Filtering
15 15 (10.79%) Web Filtering
15 15 (10.79%) SmoothWall

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 8 (5.76%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.16%) JBoss
2 3 (2.16%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.16%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.44%) Confluence
3 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.44%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.72%) IIS
4 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (10.07%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.72%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.44%) Office 365
2 2 (1.44%) SaaS
3 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (23.74%) Network Security
2 28 (20.14%) Cisco ASA
3 25 (17.99%) WAN
4 19 (13.67%) SSL
5 18 (12.95%) LAN
6 15 (10.79%) DNS
6 15 (10.79%) VoIP
7 13 (9.35%) Intrusion Detection
8 12 (8.63%) TCP/IP
9 10 (7.19%) DHCP
10 9 (6.47%) MPLS
11 8 (5.76%) VPN
11 8 (5.76%) Wireless
12 7 (5.04%) BGP
12 7 (5.04%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (5.04%) OSPF
13 6 (4.32%) BIG-IP
13 6 (4.32%) IP Telephony
14 5 (3.60%) EIGRP
15 4 (2.88%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.44%) DB2
2 2 (1.44%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.44%) Gradle
3 2 (1.44%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.44%) JIRA
3 2 (1.44%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.44%) Maven
3 2 (1.44%) Toad
4 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (18.71%) Finance
2 8 (5.76%) Banking
3 6 (4.32%) Retail
4 5 (3.60%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.16%) Legal
6 2 (1.44%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Automotive
7 1 (0.72%) French Language
7 1 (0.72%) Local Government
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (20.14%) Analyst
2 27 (19.42%) Security Manager
3 26 (18.71%) Security Analyst
4 22 (15.83%) Network Engineer
5 16 (11.51%) IT Manager
6 14 (10.07%) Cisco Engineer
7 13 (9.35%) IT Security Manager
7 13 (9.35%) Network Security Manager
8 10 (7.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 10 (7.19%) Consultant
8 10 (7.19%) IT Risk Manager
8 10 (7.19%) Risk Manager
9 9 (6.47%) Architect
10 7 (5.04%) Security Consultant
10 7 (5.04%) Security Engineer
11 6 (4.32%) Firewall Analyst
11 6 (4.32%) ICT Assistant
11 6 (4.32%) ICT Manager
12 5 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
12 5 (3.60%) Security Assurance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.44%) 802.1X
1 2 (1.44%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (1.44%) SOAP
1 2 (1.44%) WAP
1 2 (1.44%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (0.72%) .NET
2 1 (0.72%) Middleware
2 1 (0.72%) OAuth
2 1 (0.72%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.39%) Data Centre
2 18 (12.95%) PKI
3 10 (7.19%) Cryptography
4 4 (2.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (2.88%) Life Science
5 3 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.16%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.44%) EFT
6 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.72%) CMDB
7 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.72%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) Replication
7 1 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.72%) Statistics
7 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.11%) Windows
2 13 (9.35%) Unix
3 11 (7.91%) Windows Server
4 9 (6.47%) Linux
5 2 (1.44%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.72%) AIX
6 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (26.62%) Kalman Filter
2 28 (20.14%) Information Security
3 26 (18.71%) Penetration Testing
4 22 (15.83%) Security Operations
5 21 (15.11%) ITIL
6 15 (10.79%) Email Filtering
6 15 (10.79%) Risk Management
6 15 (10.79%) Web Filtering
7 13 (9.35%) SIEM
8 12 (8.63%) Load Balancing
8 12 (8.63%) Migration
9 10 (7.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 9 (6.47%) PRINCE2
10 9 (6.47%) Service Delivery
10 9 (6.47%) Vulnerability Management
11 8 (5.76%) Application Rationalisation
11 8 (5.76%) Security Management
12 7 (5.04%) Configuration Management
12 7 (5.04%) ITIL V3
12 7 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.04%) SQL
2 3 (2.16%) Bash Shell
2 3 (2.16%) Java
3 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.72%) Perl
3 1 (0.72%) PHP
3 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (20.86%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (15.83%) CISSP
3 21 (15.11%) CCNP
4 16 (11.51%) CISM
5 13 (9.35%) CCNA
6 8 (5.76%) CISMP
6 8 (5.76%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (5.04%) CCENT
7 7 (5.04%) CCIE
8 6 (4.32%) CEH
9 5 (3.60%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (3.60%) CISA
9 5 (3.60%) CLAS
9 5 (3.60%) GCIH
10 4 (2.88%) DBS Check
11 3 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (2.16%) Security Cleared
12 2 (1.44%) GIAC
12 2 (1.44%) MCSE
12 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (10.07%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.04%) QA
4 4 (2.88%) SLA
5 1 (0.72%) COBIT
5 1 (0.72%) COSO
5 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 20 (14.39%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.16%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.72%) Firmware
4 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (10.79%) SmoothWall
2 4 (2.88%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.44%) DameWare
3 2 (1.44%) Graylog
3 2 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.44%) Nagios
3 2 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.44%) Puppet
3 2 (1.44%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (1.44%) yum
4 1 (0.72%) Cacti
4 1 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.72%) QRadar
4 1 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (41.73%) Cisco
2 44 (31.65%) CheckPoint
3 20 (14.39%) F5
4 16 (11.51%) Clearswift
5 14 (10.07%) Juniper
6 13 (9.35%) VMware
7 12 (8.63%) Microsoft
8 9 (6.47%) Kaspersky
9 7 (5.04%) Fortinet
10 6 (4.32%) Citrix
11 5 (3.60%) Avaya
12 4 (2.88%) EMC
12 4 (2.88%) Intel Security
12 4 (2.88%) Oracle
13 3 (2.16%) IBM
13 3 (2.16%) SolarWinds
13 3 (2.16%) Sophos
14 2 (1.44%) Infor
14 2 (1.44%) LexisNexis
14 2 (1.44%) Palo Alto
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