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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 58 49 49
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 48 42 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.65% 2.94% 3.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.39% 23.08% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 16
Average daily rate £368 £298 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% +8.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £389 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £336
% change year-on-year
- +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +15.62%
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
276 182 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.23% 12.75% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 90 77
Average daily rate £368 £318 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.74% +11.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.88 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +43.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.52 £10.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 £400 -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 52 (52.00%) Cisco
2 31 (31.00%) Cisco ASA
3 28 (28.00%) WAN
4 24 (24.00%) Network Security
5 23 (23.00%) Windows
6 22 (22.00%) LAN
6 22 (22.00%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (21.00%) CheckPoint
8 20 (20.00%) ITIL
9 19 (19.00%) VPN
10 18 (18.00%) Wireless
10 18 (18.00%) Data Centre
11 17 (17.00%) Finance
11 17 (17.00%) CCNP
11 17 (17.00%) Migration
12 16 (16.00%) Load Balancing
13 15 (15.00%) Juniper
14 14 (14.00%) Active Directory
14 14 (14.00%) DNS
14 14 (14.00%) Microsoft
15 13 (13.00%) SSL
15 13 (13.00%) TCP/IP
15 13 (13.00%) F5
15 13 (13.00%) Kalman Filter
16 12 (12.00%) VoIP
16 12 (12.00%) DHCP
17 11 (11.00%) VMware
17 11 (11.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 10 (10.00%) Fortinet
18 10 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (5.00%) IIS
1 5 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.00%) Apache
5 1 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.00%) CMS
5 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.00%) JBoss
5 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.00%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.00%) Mimecast
1 1 (1.00%) SaaS
1 1 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (31.00%) Cisco ASA
2 28 (28.00%) WAN
3 24 (24.00%) Network Security
4 22 (22.00%) LAN
5 19 (19.00%) VPN
6 18 (18.00%) Wireless
7 14 (14.00%) DNS
8 13 (13.00%) SSL
8 13 (13.00%) TCP/IP
9 12 (12.00%) DHCP
9 12 (12.00%) VoIP
10 9 (9.00%) BGP
10 9 (9.00%) OSPF
11 8 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (7.00%) Cisco PIX
12 7 (7.00%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (6.00%) IPsec
13 6 (6.00%) TACACS
14 5 (5.00%) SAN
14 5 (5.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.00%) DB2
4 1 (1.00%) MySQL
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
1 2 (2.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (2.00%) Xcode
2 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.00%) Subversion
General
1 17 (17.00%) Finance
2 4 (4.00%) Retail
3 3 (3.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.00%) Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (36.00%) Network Engineer
2 12 (12.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 12 (12.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 11 (11.00%) Consultant
4 10 (10.00%) Analyst
5 9 (9.00%) Architect
6 8 (8.00%) Firewall Engineer
7 7 (7.00%) Project Manager
7 7 (7.00%) Security Analyst
7 7 (7.00%) Security Consultant
8 5 (5.00%) IT Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.00%) IT Security Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Network Architect
9 4 (4.00%) Security Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Security Manager
9 4 (4.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.00%) .NET
2 2 (2.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.00%) Ajax
2 2 (2.00%) Android SDK
2 2 (2.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (2.00%) HTML
2 2 (2.00%) HTML5
2 2 (2.00%) iOS SDK
2 2 (2.00%) jQuery
2 2 (2.00%) Middleware
2 2 (2.00%) PhoneGap
2 2 (2.00%) WAP
2 2 (2.00%) WCF
2 2 (2.00%) Web Services
2 2 (2.00%) XML
3 1 (1.00%) LAMP
3 1 (1.00%) OAuth
3 1 (1.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.00%) PKI
3 5 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (4.00%) Mainframe
4 4 (4.00%) Statistics
5 3 (3.00%) CMDB
6 2 (2.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.00%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.00%) CCTV
7 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.00%) EFT
7 1 (1.00%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.00%) Life Science
7 1 (1.00%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.00%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.00%) Replication
7 1 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.00%) Windows
2 9 (9.00%) Unix
3 7 (7.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 5 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.00%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.00%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.00%) Android
8 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.00%) Linux
9 1 (1.00%) AIX
9 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.00%) ITIL
2 17 (17.00%) Migration
3 16 (16.00%) Load Balancing
4 13 (13.00%) Kalman Filter
5 11 (11.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 10 (10.00%) SIEM
7 8 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (7.00%) Risk Management
8 7 (7.00%) Threat Management
9 6 (6.00%) Network Design
9 6 (6.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (6.00%) Service Delivery
9 6 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (5.00%) Application Rationalisation
10 5 (5.00%) Service Management
11 4 (4.00%) Information Security
11 4 (4.00%) Patch Management
11 4 (4.00%) Web Filtering
12 3 (3.00%) Coaching
12 3 (3.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.00%) Perl
1 4 (4.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (4.00%) Python
2 3 (3.00%) Java
2 3 (3.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.00%) SQL
2 3 (3.00%) VBScript
3 2 (2.00%) C#
3 2 (2.00%) Objective-C
3 2 (2.00%) PHP
3 2 (2.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (22.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (17.00%) CCNP
3 8 (8.00%) CCIE
3 8 (8.00%) CCNA
4 6 (6.00%) CISSP
5 5 (5.00%) CISM
6 4 (4.00%) CCSA
6 4 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.00%) CISA
7 3 (3.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.00%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.00%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (2.00%) CISMP
8 2 (2.00%) CLAS
8 2 (2.00%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.00%) CCSE
9 1 (1.00%) Degree
9 1 (1.00%) MCITP
9 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.00%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (7.00%) SLA
3 2 (2.00%) COBIT
3 2 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.00%) QA
4 1 (1.00%) COSO
4 1 (1.00%) ISO22301
System Software
1 14 (14.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.00%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (5.00%) SmoothWall
2 4 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (4.00%) SCCM
3 2 (2.00%) QRadar
4 1 (1.00%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.00%) Proventia
4 1 (1.00%) SCOM
4 1 (1.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (52.00%) Cisco
2 21 (21.00%) CheckPoint
3 15 (15.00%) Juniper
4 14 (14.00%) Microsoft
5 13 (13.00%) F5
6 11 (11.00%) VMware
7 10 (10.00%) Fortinet
8 8 (8.00%) Palo Alto
9 6 (6.00%) Aruba
10 4 (4.00%) Citrix
10 4 (4.00%) Clearswift
10 4 (4.00%) Kaspersky
10 4 (4.00%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.00%) WatchGuard
11 3 (3.00%) Becrypt
11 3 (3.00%) Blue Coat
11 3 (3.00%) HP
11 3 (3.00%) IBM
12 2 (2.00%) Imperva
12 2 (2.00%) Proofpoint
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