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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 59 54 47
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 29 23 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.20% 1.92% 3.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.68% 15.54% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 7
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£300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £246 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £376 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
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 £21.63 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.70% -2.22%
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
185 148 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.03% 12.38% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 80 48
Average daily rate £300 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £178 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £425 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 33
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - 2 £255 - 4
Bolton - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 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 29 (51.79%) Cisco
2 25 (44.64%) Windows
3 24 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 21 (37.50%) Juniper
5 19 (33.93%) CheckPoint
6 18 (32.14%) VMware
7 17 (30.36%) SAN
8 16 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (26.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (25.00%) VMware ESX
11 13 (23.21%) Backup Exec
11 13 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (23.21%) Hyper-V
11 13 (23.21%) Degree
12 12 (21.43%) Symantec
13 11 (19.64%) Finance
13 11 (19.64%) LAN
13 11 (19.64%) WAN
13 11 (19.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (17.86%) MCSE
14 10 (17.86%) Oracle
15 9 (16.07%) UNIX
15 9 (16.07%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
15 9 (16.07%) VCP5
16 8 (14.29%) F5
16 8 (14.29%) PKI
16 8 (14.29%) VPN
16 8 (14.29%) Cisco Certification

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (8.93%) MS Exchange
1 5 (8.93%) WebSphere
1 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (30.36%) SAN
2 11 (19.64%) LAN
2 11 (19.64%) WAN
3 8 (14.29%) VPN
4 7 (12.50%) Network Security
5 6 (10.71%) Wireless
5 6 (10.71%) TCP/IP
6 5 (8.93%) MPLS
6 5 (8.93%) LDAP
6 5 (8.93%) BGP
7 4 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (7.14%) HSRP
7 4 (7.14%) OSPF
8 3 (5.36%) SNMP
8 3 (5.36%) Ethernet
8 3 (5.36%) NAS
8 3 (5.36%) IPsec
8 3 (5.36%) SSL
8 3 (5.36%) Multicast
9 2 (3.57%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.93%) DB2
4 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Metasploit
2 2 (3.57%) MSI
2 2 (3.57%) InstallShield
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (14.29%) Consultant
2 7 (12.50%) Support Consultant
2 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
3 6 (10.71%) Network Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Wintel Support
4 5 (8.93%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.36%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Security Specialist
6 3 (5.36%) ETL Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (3.57%) IT Security Specialist
7 2 (3.57%) Architect
7 2 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Applications Packager
7 2 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) PKI
2 6 (10.71%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.36%) Open Source
4 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.57%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.79%) DataPower
5 1 (1.79%) iSeries
5 1 (1.79%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 25 (44.64%) Windows
2 16 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (16.07%) UNIX
5 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.36%) AIX
7 2 (3.57%) Solaris
7 2 (3.57%) Linux
7 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.79%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.29%) ETL
2 6 (10.71%) Migration
3 5 (8.93%) ITIL
4 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (7.14%) Information Security
4 4 (7.14%) Network Management
4 4 (7.14%) SIEM
5 3 (5.36%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (5.36%) Software Engineering
5 3 (5.36%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.36%) Security Testing
5 3 (5.36%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (3.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.57%) Change Management
6 2 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.57%) ITSM
6 2 (3.57%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (26.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (23.21%) Degree
3 11 (19.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (17.86%) MCSE
5 9 (16.07%) VCP5
6 8 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (12.50%) CCNA
7 7 (12.50%) CISSP
8 5 (8.93%) CCNP
8 5 (8.93%) MCITP
9 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
9 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
10 2 (3.57%) MCP
10 2 (3.57%) CEH
11 1 (1.79%) MCSA
11 1 (1.79%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (1.79%) PMP
11 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
11 1 (1.79%) CISA
11 1 (1.79%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 13 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (23.21%) Hyper-V
3 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.57%) ISA Server
4 2 (3.57%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.79%) XenApp
5 1 (1.79%) RACF
5 1 (1.79%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 13 (23.21%) Backup Exec
2 4 (7.14%) SCCM
3 3 (5.36%) CORE IMPACT
3 3 (5.36%) OpenView
3 3 (5.36%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (3.57%) FortiGate
4 2 (3.57%) ARCserve
4 2 (3.57%) SAP Afaria
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.79%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (51.79%) Cisco
2 24 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 21 (37.50%) Juniper
4 19 (33.93%) CheckPoint
5 18 (32.14%) VMware
6 12 (21.43%) Symantec
7 10 (17.86%) Oracle
8 8 (14.29%) F5
9 6 (10.71%) Blue Coat
10 5 (8.93%) Avaya
10 5 (8.93%) McAfee
10 5 (8.93%) HP
11 4 (7.14%) EMC
11 4 (7.14%) Nortel
11 4 (7.14%) Fortinet
12 3 (5.36%) Sourcefire
12 3 (5.36%) Nokia
12 3 (5.36%) IronPort
12 3 (5.36%) IBM
12 3 (5.36%) Sophos
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