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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 46 58 57
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 64 29 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.46% 2.22% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.09% 15.76% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 11 17
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £255 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £29.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+0.11% -2.27%
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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
220 184 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.89% 14.06% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 88 79
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £443 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 14
Average hourly rate £14.19 £30.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.70% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £40.00 £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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
Altrincham +3 3 £350 +37.25%
Bolton - 1 £300 - 1
Wigan - 1 - -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 93 (60.39%) Cisco
2 58 (37.66%) CheckPoint
3 51 (33.12%) SSL
4 49 (31.82%) WAN
5 47 (30.52%) Network Security
6 46 (29.87%) PKI
7 45 (29.22%) Kalman Filter
8 44 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
9 43 (27.92%) ITIL
10 41 (26.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 41 (26.62%) VMware
10 41 (26.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 38 (24.68%) Clearswift
12 37 (24.03%) Kaspersky
13 36 (23.38%) Data Centre
14 32 (20.78%) LAN
14 32 (20.78%) Cisco Certification
15 30 (19.48%) SIEM
16 29 (18.83%) CISSP
16 29 (18.83%) CISMP
17 28 (18.18%) Migration
17 28 (18.18%) Wireless
18 27 (17.53%) VPN
18 27 (17.53%) DNS
19 26 (16.88%) CISM
19 26 (16.88%) ITIL Certification
20 25 (16.23%) Windows
20 25 (16.23%) Penetration Testing
21 23 (14.94%) Citrix
22 21 (13.64%) Juniper

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (4.55%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.60%) CICS
3 3 (1.95%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (1.95%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.30%) IIS
4 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.65%) SAS
5 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.65%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (1.95%) MS Office
2 1 (0.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 51 (33.12%) SSL
2 49 (31.82%) WAN
3 47 (30.52%) Network Security
4 44 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
5 32 (20.78%) LAN
6 28 (18.18%) Wireless
7 27 (17.53%) DNS
7 27 (17.53%) VPN
8 18 (11.69%) DHCP
9 17 (11.04%) VoIP
9 17 (11.04%) TCP/IP
10 13 (8.44%) OSPF
10 13 (8.44%) BGP
11 10 (6.49%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (5.84%) SAN
12 9 (5.84%) FTP
13 8 (5.19%) SNMP
14 7 (4.55%) HTTP
14 7 (4.55%) IPsec
14 7 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.60%) DB2
2 4 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.95%) DataStage
4 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 12 (7.79%) Finance
2 7 (4.55%) Retail
3 6 (3.90%) Banking
4 5 (3.25%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.30%) Publishing
5 2 (1.30%) Law
5 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 48 (31.17%) Analyst
2 35 (22.73%) Network Engineer
2 35 (22.73%) Security Analyst
3 25 (16.23%) Technical Analyst
4 14 (9.09%) Consultant
5 12 (7.79%) Network Support
6 11 (7.14%) Network Analyst
7 10 (6.49%) Support Engineer
7 10 (6.49%) Architect
8 9 (5.84%) Network Consultant
9 8 (5.19%) Security Consultant
9 8 (5.19%) Security Engineer
10 7 (4.55%) Technical Security Analyst
11 6 (3.90%) Administrator
11 6 (3.90%) Network Administrator
11 6 (3.90%) Network Security Engineer
12 5 (3.25%) 3rd Line Support
12 5 (3.25%) Network Support Engineer
12 5 (3.25%) Infrastructure Architect
13 4 (2.60%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.84%) Middleware
2 3 (1.95%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.30%) Web Services
4 1 (0.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 46 (29.87%) PKI
2 36 (23.38%) Data Centre
3 11 (7.14%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.25%) Life Science
5 5 (3.25%) EFT
6 4 (2.60%) VSAM
6 4 (2.60%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.95%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (1.95%) Statistics
8 2 (1.30%) Replication
8 2 (1.30%) Clustering
8 2 (1.30%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.30%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.30%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (16.23%) Windows
2 18 (11.69%) UNIX
3 9 (5.84%) Linux
4 6 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.60%) zOS
6 3 (1.95%) AIX
6 3 (1.95%) Solaris
6 3 (1.95%) Windows 8
6 3 (1.95%) CentOS
7 2 (1.30%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.65%) Android
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.65%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (29.22%) Kalman Filter
2 43 (27.92%) ITIL
3 41 (26.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 30 (19.48%) SIEM
5 28 (18.18%) Migration
6 25 (16.23%) Penetration Testing
7 21 (13.64%) Service Delivery
8 20 (12.99%) Security Patching
9 13 (8.44%) Capacity Planning
10 12 (7.79%) Network Monitoring
11 10 (6.49%) Project Management
12 9 (5.84%) Load Balancing
12 9 (5.84%) Network Management
12 9 (5.84%) Network Design
13 8 (5.19%) Information Security
13 8 (5.19%) ETL
14 6 (3.90%) Security Architecture
15 5 (3.25%) Risk Management
16 4 (2.60%) ISMS
16 4 (2.60%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.90%) SQL
2 3 (1.95%) Python
2 3 (1.95%) Perl
2 3 (1.95%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.30%) VBScript
4 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.65%) JCL
Qualifications
1 32 (20.78%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (18.83%) CISMP
2 29 (18.83%) CISSP
3 26 (16.88%) CISM
3 26 (16.88%) ITIL Certification
4 19 (12.34%) CCNP
5 15 (9.74%) CCNA
6 14 (9.09%) CCENT
7 4 (2.60%) Degree
7 4 (2.60%) JNCIS
8 3 (1.95%) GIAC
8 3 (1.95%) CCIE
8 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.30%) CCDP
9 2 (1.30%) CCSA
9 2 (1.30%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.30%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.65%) CCSE
10 1 (0.65%) MCSA
10 1 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (26.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (12.99%) QA
3 7 (4.55%) PCI DSS
4 5 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 5 (3.25%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.60%) VMware ESX
3 4 (2.60%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (1.95%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 3 (1.95%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.95%) RACF
5 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.65%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (2.60%) Nagios
1 4 (2.60%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (1.95%) zSecure
2 3 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (1.95%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.30%) Puppet
4 1 (0.65%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.65%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.65%) Icinga
4 1 (0.65%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.65%) SCCM
4 1 (0.65%) Cacti
4 1 (0.65%) WSUS
4 1 (0.65%) OpenView
4 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 93 (60.39%) Cisco
2 58 (37.66%) CheckPoint
3 41 (26.62%) VMware
4 38 (24.68%) Clearswift
5 37 (24.03%) Kaspersky
6 23 (14.94%) Citrix
7 21 (13.64%) Juniper
8 14 (9.09%) Microsoft
9 7 (4.55%) F5
10 6 (3.90%) Oracle
10 6 (3.90%) EMC
10 6 (3.90%) NetApp
11 5 (3.25%) HP
11 5 (3.25%) McAfee
11 5 (3.25%) Aruba
12 4 (2.60%) Sophos
12 4 (2.60%) Blue Coat
12 4 (2.60%) IBM
13 3 (1.95%) CA
13 3 (1.95%) Symantec
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