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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 32 55 59
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 80 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.88% 1.93% 1.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.33% 19.40% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 2 7
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£275 £341 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +41.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £393 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.22% -36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £27.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £18.00 £29.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -7.31%
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
233 134 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.21% 9.93% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 50 50
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £181 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 22
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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
Bolton - 3 £250 -
Cheadle - 3 - -
Stockport - 1 - - 1
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 69 (56.56%) Cisco
2 53 (43.44%) CheckPoint
3 48 (39.34%) Network Security
4 47 (38.52%) SSL
5 42 (34.43%) Windows
5 42 (34.43%) Cisco ASA
6 40 (32.79%) VMware
7 37 (30.33%) WAN
8 34 (27.87%) Citrix
9 33 (27.05%) Microsoft
9 33 (27.05%) Clearswift
10 30 (24.59%) PKI
11 29 (23.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 27 (22.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 27 (22.13%) Kalman Filter
13 26 (21.31%) Kaspersky
14 25 (20.49%) CISMP
14 25 (20.49%) VPN
14 25 (20.49%) Active Directory
14 25 (20.49%) ITIL
15 24 (19.67%) CISSP
15 24 (19.67%) Migration
16 22 (18.03%) Wireless
16 22 (18.03%) LAN
17 21 (17.21%) DNS
17 21 (17.21%) CISM
18 20 (16.39%) SQL Server
18 20 (16.39%) IIS
19 19 (15.57%) ITIL Certification
19 19 (15.57%) SAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 20 (16.39%) IIS
2 11 (9.02%) Apache
3 10 (8.20%) MS Exchange
4 7 (5.74%) IBM Notes
5 6 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.64%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.82%) Lync
7 1 (0.82%) CICS
Applications
1 9 (7.38%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.92%) MS Office
3 3 (2.46%) MS Project
3 3 (2.46%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.82%) Route 53
2 1 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.82%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 48 (39.34%) Network Security
2 47 (38.52%) SSL
3 42 (34.43%) Cisco ASA
4 37 (30.33%) WAN
5 25 (20.49%) VPN
6 22 (18.03%) LAN
6 22 (18.03%) Wireless
7 21 (17.21%) DNS
8 19 (15.57%) SAN
9 15 (12.30%) DHCP
9 15 (12.30%) BGP
10 14 (11.48%) OSPF
11 12 (9.84%) EIGRP
11 12 (9.84%) MPLS
12 11 (9.02%) VLAN
13 10 (8.20%) iSCSI
14 9 (7.38%) NAS
14 9 (7.38%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (7.38%) Internet
14 9 (7.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.74%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.46%) MySQL
3 3 (2.46%) DB2
4 2 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Maven
1 1 (0.82%) Hudson
1 1 (0.82%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (5.74%) Manufacturing
2 6 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.10%) Finance
3 5 (4.10%) Law
4 3 (2.46%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (22.13%) Analyst
1 27 (22.13%) Network Engineer
2 22 (18.03%) Security Analyst
3 18 (14.75%) Technical Analyst
4 15 (12.30%) Security Engineer
5 13 (10.66%) Network Security Engineer
6 11 (9.02%) Architect
7 10 (8.20%) Consultant
7 10 (8.20%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (7.38%) Network Support
9 8 (6.56%) Technical Architect
9 8 (6.56%) Network Consultant
10 7 (5.74%) Administrator
11 6 (4.92%) Network Analyst
11 6 (4.92%) Technical Security Analyst
12 4 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (3.28%) Support Engineer
12 4 (3.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 4 (3.28%) Network Security Analyst
13 3 (2.46%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.64%) Middleware
2 1 (0.82%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.59%) PKI
2 9 (7.38%) Replication
2 9 (7.38%) Clustering
3 7 (5.74%) Celerra
4 6 (4.92%) Life Science
5 3 (2.46%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.46%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.64%) Open Source
6 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.82%) NHS
7 1 (0.82%) IVR
7 1 (0.82%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 42 (34.43%) Windows
2 17 (13.93%) UNIX
3 11 (9.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (9.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (6.56%) Linux
5 7 (5.74%) Solaris
5 7 (5.74%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.10%) CentOS
7 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.64%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.82%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 27 (22.13%) Kalman Filter
3 25 (20.49%) ITIL
4 24 (19.67%) Migration
5 18 (14.75%) Penetration Testing
5 18 (14.75%) SIEM
6 17 (13.93%) Service Delivery
7 16 (13.11%) Information Security
8 12 (9.84%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (8.20%) Configuration Management
10 9 (7.38%) Project Management
10 9 (7.38%) Network Management
10 9 (7.38%) Change Control
11 7 (5.74%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (5.74%) Business Continuity
12 6 (4.92%) Network Monitoring
13 5 (4.10%) Data Management
13 5 (4.10%) Network Design
14 4 (3.28%) Load Balancing
15 3 (2.46%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.74%) SQL
2 3 (2.46%) VBScript
2 3 (2.46%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.64%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.82%) JCL
Qualifications
1 25 (20.49%) CISMP
2 24 (19.67%) CISSP
3 21 (17.21%) CISM
4 19 (15.57%) ITIL Certification
5 16 (13.11%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (11.48%) CCENT
7 13 (10.66%) CCNA
8 5 (4.10%) CCNP
9 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.46%) Degree
9 3 (2.46%) ISACA
10 2 (1.64%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.64%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.64%) CCIE
11 1 (0.82%) MCSA
11 1 (0.82%) CCSE
11 1 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.82%) HP ASE
11 1 (0.82%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.82%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (22.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (14.75%) QA
3 6 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (1.64%) SLA
5 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.82%) HIPAA
System Software
1 25 (20.49%) Active Directory
2 17 (13.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.38%) Hyper-V
3 9 (7.38%) Terminal Services
3 9 (7.38%) VMware ESX
4 7 (5.74%) XenApp
4 7 (5.74%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 4 (3.28%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.64%) vSphere
7 1 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (3.28%) MIMEsweeper
2 3 (2.46%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (2.46%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.46%) Puppet
3 2 (1.64%) Nagios
3 2 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.64%) Ansible
3 2 (1.64%) Salt
4 1 (0.82%) Icinga
4 1 (0.82%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.82%) Cacti
4 1 (0.82%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 69 (56.56%) Cisco
2 53 (43.44%) CheckPoint
3 40 (32.79%) VMware
4 34 (27.87%) Citrix
5 33 (27.05%) Microsoft
5 33 (27.05%) Clearswift
6 26 (21.31%) Kaspersky
7 12 (9.84%) SolarWinds
7 12 (9.84%) NetApp
8 11 (9.02%) Oracle
9 10 (8.20%) EMC
10 9 (7.38%) Juniper
11 7 (5.74%) Lotus
11 7 (5.74%) Nortel
12 5 (4.10%) HP
13 4 (3.28%) SurfControl
14 3 (2.46%) Red Hat
14 3 (2.46%) Avaya
14 3 (2.46%) Aruba
15 2 (1.64%) Veeam
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