The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Manchester region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 47 57 36
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -21
Contract jobs citing Firewall 35 23 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.80% 2.02% 4.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.88% 17.29% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 14
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -24.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £357 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £29.75 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.18% +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-8.79% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
153 133 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.26% 11.67% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 70 61
Average daily rate £310 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 31
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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North West

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 - 1 £255 - 1
Bolton - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
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North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 32 (52.46%) Cisco
2 31 (50.82%) Windows
3 24 (39.34%) Microsoft
4 21 (34.43%) CheckPoint
4 21 (34.43%) VMware
5 20 (32.79%) Juniper
6 18 (29.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (29.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (26.23%) SAN
7 16 (26.23%) Symantec
8 15 (24.59%) UNIX
8 15 (24.59%) Oracle
9 14 (22.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (21.31%) VMware ESX
10 13 (21.31%) Degree
10 13 (21.31%) Backup Exec
10 13 (21.31%) Hyper-V
11 10 (16.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (16.39%) Network Security
11 10 (16.39%) Finance
11 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
11 10 (16.39%) LAN
11 10 (16.39%) WAN
12 9 (14.75%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (14.75%) ITIL
12 9 (14.75%) MCSE
12 9 (14.75%) CISSP
12 9 (14.75%) Avaya
12 9 (14.75%) VPN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (8.20%) MS Exchange
1 5 (8.20%) WebSphere
1 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (6.56%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.64%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.64%) Apache
4 1 (1.64%) IIS
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.23%) SAN
2 10 (16.39%) Network Security
2 10 (16.39%) LAN
2 10 (16.39%) WAN
3 9 (14.75%) VPN
4 6 (9.84%) MPLS
4 6 (9.84%) SSL
5 5 (8.20%) LDAP
5 5 (8.20%) Wireless
5 5 (8.20%) BGP
5 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.56%) OSPF
7 3 (4.92%) SNMP
7 3 (4.92%) Ethernet
7 3 (4.92%) IPsec
7 3 (4.92%) Multicast
7 3 (4.92%) NAS
7 3 (4.92%) HSRP
8 2 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (3.28%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.75%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.20%) DB2
4 4 (6.56%) Ingres
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Metasploit
2 2 (3.28%) MSI
2 2 (3.28%) InstallShield
General
1 10 (16.39%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Banking
3 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
4 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (13.11%) Consultant
2 7 (11.48%) Support Consultant
2 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
2 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 6 (9.84%) Technical Manager
3 6 (9.84%) Project Manager
3 6 (9.84%) Network Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Wintel Support
5 4 (6.56%) Network Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Operations Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.92%) Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Architect
6 3 (4.92%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Security Specialist
6 3 (4.92%) Technical Operations Manager
6 3 (4.92%) ETL Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) Middleware
2 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Mainframe
2 7 (11.48%) PKI
3 4 (6.56%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (4.92%) Open Source
5 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.64%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 31 (50.82%) Windows
2 18 (29.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (24.59%) UNIX
4 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.28%) Linux
6 2 (3.28%) AIX
7 1 (1.64%) Solaris
7 1 (1.64%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.75%) ITIL
2 8 (13.11%) ETL
3 7 (11.48%) Project Management
4 6 (9.84%) Service Management
5 5 (8.20%) PRINCE2
5 5 (8.20%) Migration
5 5 (8.20%) Information Security
6 4 (6.56%) Network Management
6 4 (6.56%) Supplier Management
6 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.92%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.92%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (4.92%) Security Testing
7 3 (4.92%) Data Migration
7 3 (4.92%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.92%) SIEM
8 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (3.28%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (22.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (21.31%) Degree
3 10 (16.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (14.75%) MCSE
4 9 (14.75%) CISSP
4 9 (14.75%) VCP5
5 8 (13.11%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (9.84%) CCNP
6 6 (9.84%) CCNA
7 5 (8.20%) MCITP
8 3 (4.92%) CISA
8 3 (4.92%) CISM
8 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
8 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
9 2 (3.28%) CEH
9 2 (3.28%) MCP
10 1 (1.64%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.64%) PMP
10 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (29.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (21.31%) VMware ESX
2 13 (21.31%) Hyper-V
3 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.92%) ISA Server
5 2 (3.28%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (21.31%) Backup Exec
2 4 (6.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.92%) MAILsweeper
3 3 (4.92%) SCCM
3 3 (4.92%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (3.28%) FortiGate
4 2 (3.28%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.28%) ARCserve
4 2 (3.28%) OpenView
5 1 (1.64%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.64%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (1.64%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 32 (52.46%) Cisco
2 24 (39.34%) Microsoft
3 21 (34.43%) CheckPoint
3 21 (34.43%) VMware
4 20 (32.79%) Juniper
5 16 (26.23%) Symantec
6 15 (24.59%) Oracle
7 9 (14.75%) Avaya
7 9 (14.75%) McAfee
8 8 (13.11%) Nortel
9 7 (11.48%) F5
10 6 (9.84%) Citrix
11 5 (8.20%) IBM
12 4 (6.56%) Fortinet
12 4 (6.56%) Blue Coat
12 4 (6.56%) HP
12 4 (6.56%) Lotus
13 3 (4.92%) Nokia
13 3 (4.92%) SurfControl
13 3 (4.92%) Sophos
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