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 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 20 59 59
Rank change year-on-year
+39 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 91 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.99% 2.08% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.63% 23.89% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 10 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £298 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -8.28%
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
224 113 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.76% 8.70% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 47 48
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £431 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 13
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 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 28 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 28 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
Cheadle - 3 - -
Stockport - 2 - - 1
Bolton - 2 £250 - 2
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 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 83 (61.03%) Cisco
2 61 (44.85%) CheckPoint
3 50 (36.76%) Network Security
4 48 (35.29%) SSL
5 42 (30.88%) WAN
5 42 (30.88%) Cisco ASA
6 38 (27.94%) Windows
6 38 (27.94%) VMware
7 36 (26.47%) Citrix
7 36 (26.47%) Data Centre
8 35 (25.74%) Clearswift
9 31 (22.79%) Microsoft
9 31 (22.79%) VPN
10 30 (22.06%) PKI
11 29 (21.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 28 (20.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 28 (20.59%) ITIL
12 28 (20.59%) Kalman Filter
13 27 (19.85%) Kaspersky
14 26 (19.12%) Wireless
15 25 (18.38%) LAN
15 25 (18.38%) CISSP
15 25 (18.38%) CISMP
15 25 (18.38%) Migration
16 22 (16.18%) Cisco Certification
16 22 (16.18%) DNS
16 22 (16.18%) Active Directory
17 21 (15.44%) UNIX
17 21 (15.44%) CISM
18 19 (13.97%) BGP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 18 (13.24%) IIS
2 11 (8.09%) Apache
3 7 (5.15%) IBM Notes
4 6 (4.41%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.47%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.74%) CICS
7 1 (0.74%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.41%) MS Office
3 3 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.74%) Route 53
2 1 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 50 (36.76%) Network Security
2 48 (35.29%) SSL
3 42 (30.88%) WAN
3 42 (30.88%) Cisco ASA
4 31 (22.79%) VPN
5 26 (19.12%) Wireless
6 25 (18.38%) LAN
7 22 (16.18%) DNS
8 19 (13.97%) BGP
9 18 (13.24%) OSPF
10 16 (11.76%) SAN
11 14 (10.29%) DHCP
12 13 (9.56%) EIGRP
12 13 (9.56%) Internet
12 13 (9.56%) MPLS
13 12 (8.82%) TCP/IP
14 10 (7.35%) VoIP
14 10 (7.35%) NAS
14 10 (7.35%) iSCSI
15 9 (6.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.15%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.21%) MySQL
3 3 (2.21%) DB2
4 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Maven
1 1 (0.74%) Hudson
1 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (5.15%) Manufacturing
2 6 (4.41%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.41%) Finance
3 5 (3.68%) Law
4 3 (2.21%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.47%) Publishing
5 2 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 31 (22.79%) Analyst
3 23 (16.91%) Security Analyst
4 18 (13.24%) Technical Analyst
5 15 (11.03%) Security Engineer
6 13 (9.56%) Network Security Engineer
6 13 (9.56%) Architect
7 12 (8.82%) Consultant
8 10 (7.35%) Network Consultant
8 10 (7.35%) Network Support
9 9 (6.62%) Network Analyst
10 8 (5.88%) Technical Architect
10 8 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (4.41%) Administrator
11 6 (4.41%) Technical Security Analyst
12 5 (3.68%) Security Consultant
12 5 (3.68%) Support Engineer
13 4 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 4 (2.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 4 (2.94%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.21%) Middleware
2 2 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (26.47%) Data Centre
2 30 (22.06%) PKI
3 10 (7.35%) Replication
4 9 (6.62%) Clustering
5 7 (5.15%) Celerra
6 6 (4.41%) Life Science
7 3 (2.21%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.21%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (2.21%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.47%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.47%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.74%) IVR
9 1 (0.74%) VSAM
9 1 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 38 (27.94%) Windows
2 21 (15.44%) UNIX
3 11 (8.09%) Linux
4 9 (6.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.15%) Solaris
6 4 (2.94%) CentOS
7 3 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.47%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.47%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.74%) zOS
9 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 28 (20.59%) ITIL
2 28 (20.59%) Kalman Filter
3 25 (18.38%) Migration
4 19 (13.97%) SIEM
5 18 (13.24%) Information Security
5 18 (13.24%) Penetration Testing
6 16 (11.76%) Security Patching
7 15 (11.03%) Service Delivery
8 12 (8.82%) Project Management
8 12 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (8.09%) Network Management
10 10 (7.35%) Change Control
10 10 (7.35%) Configuration Management
11 8 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
12 7 (5.15%) Business Continuity
13 5 (3.68%) Load Balancing
13 5 (3.68%) Network Design
13 5 (3.68%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.41%) SQL
2 4 (2.94%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.21%) VBScript
4 2 (1.47%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.74%) JCL
Qualifications
1 25 (18.38%) CISSP
1 25 (18.38%) CISMP
2 22 (16.18%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (15.44%) CISM
4 19 (13.97%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (10.29%) CCENT
5 14 (10.29%) CCNA
6 12 (8.82%) CCNP
7 5 (3.68%) Degree
8 4 (2.94%) CCIE
9 3 (2.21%) JNCIS
9 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.21%) ISACA
10 2 (1.47%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.47%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.47%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.74%) HP ASE
11 1 (0.74%) GIAC
11 1 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (20.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (13.24%) QA
3 6 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (1.47%) SLA
5 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (16.18%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.35%) VMware ESX
4 9 (6.62%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.62%) Terminal Services
5 7 (5.15%) XenApp
5 7 (5.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 4 (2.94%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.47%) vSphere
8 1 (0.74%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (2.94%) Nagios
1 4 (2.94%) MIMEsweeper
2 3 (2.21%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (2.21%) Puppet
3 2 (1.47%) Ansible
3 2 (1.47%) Salt
3 2 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.47%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.74%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.74%) Cacti
4 1 (0.74%) SCCM
4 1 (0.74%) OpenView
4 1 (0.74%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.74%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.74%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.74%) Icinga
Vendors
1 83 (61.03%) Cisco
2 61 (44.85%) CheckPoint
3 38 (27.94%) VMware
4 36 (26.47%) Citrix
5 35 (25.74%) Clearswift
6 31 (22.79%) Microsoft
7 27 (19.85%) Kaspersky
8 18 (13.24%) Juniper
9 12 (8.82%) EMC
9 12 (8.82%) SolarWinds
10 11 (8.09%) Oracle
11 8 (5.88%) NetApp
12 7 (5.15%) Nortel
12 7 (5.15%) Lotus
13 6 (4.41%) HP
14 4 (2.94%) F5
14 4 (2.94%) SurfControl
15 3 (2.21%) Aruba
15 3 (2.21%) Veeam
15 3 (2.21%) Infoblox
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