The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 33 45 65
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +20
Contract jobs citing Firewall 90 63 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.95% 3.36% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.41% 27.16% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 37 10
Median daily rate £375 £350 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £308 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £466 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Median hourly rate £20.73 - £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £21.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-1.29% -18.43%
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
296 232 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.26% 12.36% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 131 105
Median daily rate £400 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 16
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -43.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.94 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 7 £498 -
Stockport - 3 - - 2
Bolton - 1 £335 - 2
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 69 (39.66%) Cisco
2 61 (35.06%) Windows
3 56 (32.18%) WAN
4 47 (27.01%) LAN
4 47 (27.01%) CheckPoint
5 42 (24.14%) Network Security
6 40 (22.99%) VMware
7 39 (22.41%) Active Directory
8 37 (21.26%) Microsoft
9 36 (20.69%) Data Centre
10 33 (18.97%) Kalman Filter
10 33 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
11 32 (18.39%) CISSP
11 32 (18.39%) Windows Server
12 30 (17.24%) VoIP
13 29 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
14 28 (16.09%) ITIL
14 28 (16.09%) Clearswift
15 27 (15.52%) DNS
15 27 (15.52%) F5
16 26 (14.94%) CCNP
17 25 (14.37%) Linux
17 25 (14.37%) PKI
18 24 (13.79%) Information Security
18 24 (13.79%) TCP/IP
19 23 (13.22%) Citrix
20 22 (12.64%) VPN
20 22 (12.64%) Unix
20 22 (12.64%) SIEM
21 21 (12.07%) ISO/IEC 27001

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.17%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.87%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.72%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.72%) IIS
4 3 (1.72%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.15%) Confluence
5 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.15%) JBoss
5 2 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.57%) Apache
6 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.57%) CICS
6 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.57%) Jetty
6 1 (0.57%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.57%) nginx
6 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (8.05%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.45%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.57%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.57%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.15%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.15%) Office 365
4 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.57%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (32.18%) WAN
2 47 (27.01%) LAN
3 42 (24.14%) Network Security
4 30 (17.24%) VoIP
5 29 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 27 (15.52%) DNS
7 24 (13.79%) TCP/IP
8 22 (12.64%) VPN
9 19 (10.92%) DHCP
10 18 (10.34%) Intrusion Detection
10 18 (10.34%) SSL
11 17 (9.77%) VLAN
12 14 (8.05%) SAN
13 13 (7.47%) MPLS
14 10 (5.75%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (5.17%) Wireless
16 7 (4.02%) BGP
16 7 (4.02%) EIGRP
16 7 (4.02%) OSPF
17 6 (3.45%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.77%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (2.87%) Redis
4 3 (1.72%) DB2
4 3 (1.72%) MS Access
5 2 (1.15%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 6 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.72%) LoadRunner
2 3 (1.72%) Toad
3 2 (1.15%) Gradle
3 2 (1.15%) HP UFT
3 2 (1.15%) JIRA
3 2 (1.15%) Maven
4 1 (0.57%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.57%) Firebug
4 1 (0.57%) JMeter
4 1 (0.57%) Subversion
4 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.57%) The Grinder
4 1 (0.57%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (10.92%) Finance
2 7 (4.02%) Banking
3 4 (2.30%) Retail
4 3 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.15%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) French Language
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
6 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (16.09%) Analyst
2 25 (14.37%) Security Analyst
3 24 (13.79%) Network Engineer
4 20 (11.49%) Security Manager
5 19 (10.92%) Network Security Manager
6 15 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (8.05%) Cisco Engineer
8 13 (7.47%) Consultant
9 12 (6.90%) Architect
10 10 (5.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 9 (5.17%) Firewall Engineer
12 8 (4.60%) Network Manager
12 8 (4.60%) Security Consultant
13 7 (4.02%) Designer
13 7 (4.02%) DevOps Engineer
13 7 (4.02%) Firewall Analyst
13 7 (4.02%) ICT Manager
13 7 (4.02%) IT Manager
13 7 (4.02%) Network Consultant
13 7 (4.02%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.60%) ELK Stack
2 4 (2.30%) RESTful
2 4 (2.30%) Web Services
3 3 (1.72%) .NET
3 3 (1.72%) Middleware
3 3 (1.72%) SOAP
4 2 (1.15%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.15%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.57%) CSS
5 1 (0.57%) J2EE
5 1 (0.57%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 25 (14.37%) PKI
3 9 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.45%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.30%) Cyber Attack
5 4 (2.30%) EFT
6 3 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.72%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.72%) BYOD
7 2 (1.15%) Life Science
7 2 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.57%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.57%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.57%) IVR
8 1 (0.57%) NHS
8 1 (0.57%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.57%) Replication
8 1 (0.57%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.57%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 61 (35.06%) Windows
2 32 (18.39%) Windows Server
3 25 (14.37%) Linux
4 22 (12.64%) Unix
5 4 (2.30%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.72%) AIX
6 3 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.15%) CentOS
7 2 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.15%) Solaris
7 2 (1.15%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.97%) Kalman Filter
2 28 (16.09%) ITIL
3 24 (13.79%) Information Security
4 22 (12.64%) SIEM
5 21 (12.07%) Migration
5 21 (12.07%) Penetration Testing
6 19 (10.92%) Email Filtering
6 19 (10.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 19 (10.92%) Vulnerability Management
7 18 (10.34%) Web Filtering
8 16 (9.20%) Security Operations
9 12 (6.90%) Application Rationalisation
9 12 (6.90%) ITIL V3
9 12 (6.90%) Security Management
9 12 (6.90%) Service Delivery
9 12 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (6.32%) Load Balancing
11 10 (5.75%) Network Monitoring
11 10 (5.75%) Patch Management
11 10 (5.75%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.07%) SQL
2 13 (7.47%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.87%) Java
4 4 (2.30%) Python
5 3 (1.72%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.57%) C
6 1 (0.57%) COBOL
6 1 (0.57%) JCL
6 1 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (18.39%) CISSP
3 26 (14.94%) CCNP
4 17 (9.77%) CCNA
4 17 (9.77%) CISM
5 12 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (5.17%) CISMP
6 9 (5.17%) SANS
7 8 (4.60%) CCENT
7 8 (4.60%) SSCP
8 7 (4.02%) CEH
8 7 (4.02%) GCIH
8 7 (4.02%) Security Cleared
9 6 (3.45%) CCIE
9 6 (3.45%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (3.45%) CLAS
9 6 (3.45%) SC Cleared
10 4 (2.30%) DBS Check
11 3 (1.72%) CISA
11 3 (1.72%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (9.20%) PCI DSS
3 11 (6.32%) QA
4 2 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (22.41%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.34%) VMware ESX
3 16 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.87%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.87%) XenApp
5 2 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.57%) Docker
6 1 (0.57%) Firmware
6 1 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.57%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.57%) Xen
6 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (9.20%) SmoothWall
2 11 (6.32%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (4.60%) QRadar
4 5 (2.87%) Puppet
5 4 (2.30%) Kibana
5 4 (2.30%) logstash
5 4 (2.30%) SCCM
6 3 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.72%) RSA enVision
6 3 (1.72%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (1.15%) Cacti
7 2 (1.15%) DameWare
7 2 (1.15%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.15%) Graylog
7 2 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.15%) Nagios
7 2 (1.15%) WSUS
7 2 (1.15%) yum
8 1 (0.57%) Nessus
8 1 (0.57%) vMotion
Vendors
1 69 (39.66%) Cisco
2 47 (27.01%) CheckPoint
3 40 (22.99%) VMware
4 37 (21.26%) Microsoft
5 28 (16.09%) Clearswift
6 27 (15.52%) F5
7 23 (13.22%) Citrix
8 16 (9.20%) Oracle
9 12 (6.90%) Kaspersky
9 12 (6.90%) Splunk
10 11 (6.32%) IBM
10 11 (6.32%) Intel Security
10 11 (6.32%) Juniper
11 10 (5.75%) EMC
11 10 (5.75%) LogRhythm
12 9 (5.17%) Apple
12 9 (5.17%) Avaya
12 9 (5.17%) Fortinet
13 7 (4.02%) HP
14 4 (2.30%) IronPort
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