The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Manchester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 58 54 53
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 28 19 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.98% 1.97% 2.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.92% 14.39% 16.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 10
Average daily rate £338 £183 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.93% -57.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £122 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £304 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £28.50 £29.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% -1.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.43% -30.83%
Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
148 132 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.46% 13.68% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 53 103
Average daily rate £325 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £383 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £40.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Firewall
North West

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - - 3
Rochdale - - - - 2
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 40 (61.54%) Windows
2 26 (40.00%) Cisco
3 22 (33.85%) Active Directory
3 22 (33.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
6 17 (26.15%) UNIX
6 17 (26.15%) VMware
7 16 (24.62%) CheckPoint
7 16 (24.62%) Juniper
8 15 (23.08%) MPLS
8 15 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (21.54%) WAN
9 14 (21.54%) LAN
10 13 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (18.46%) MS Exchange
11 12 (18.46%) VPN
11 12 (18.46%) SAN
11 12 (18.46%) Nortel
12 11 (16.92%) Avaya
12 11 (16.92%) ITIL
13 10 (15.38%) CCNA
13 10 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (15.38%) Network Security
14 9 (13.85%) SSL
14 9 (13.85%) Oracle
14 9 (13.85%) Symantec
15 8 (12.31%) Project Management
15 8 (12.31%) Citrix
15 8 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2003

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (18.46%) MS Exchange
2 10 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (12.31%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (6.15%) IBM Notes
6 3 (4.62%) WebSphere
7 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
7 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.54%) Apache
8 1 (1.54%) IIS
8 1 (1.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.54%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.08%) MPLS
2 14 (21.54%) WAN
2 14 (21.54%) LAN
3 12 (18.46%) VPN
3 12 (18.46%) SAN
4 10 (15.38%) Network Security
5 9 (13.85%) SSL
6 7 (10.77%) NetScreen
7 6 (9.23%) Wireless
8 5 (7.69%) TCP/IP
9 4 (6.15%) OSPF
9 4 (6.15%) BGP
9 4 (6.15%) NAS
10 3 (4.62%) HSRP
10 3 (4.62%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (4.62%) Multicast
10 3 (4.62%) LDAP
10 3 (4.62%) SNMP
10 3 (4.62%) Ethernet
10 3 (4.62%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) Ingres
2 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.62%) DB2
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.54%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.54%) DataStage
General
1 7 (10.77%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Banking
3 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (20.00%) Consultant
2 11 (16.92%) Architect
3 10 (15.38%) Analyst
4 9 (13.85%) Network Architect
4 9 (13.85%) Project Manager
5 8 (12.31%) Network Analyst
6 7 (10.77%) Network Consultant
7 6 (9.23%) Technical Manager
8 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (7.69%) Security Analyst
8 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
8 5 (7.69%) Network Engineer
8 5 (7.69%) Support Consultant
9 4 (6.15%) Security Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) Senior Project Manager
10 3 (4.62%) Technical Operations Manager
10 3 (4.62%) Operations Manager
10 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) Technical Project Manager
10 3 (4.62%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) Web Services
2 3 (4.62%) .NET
2 3 (4.62%) Middleware
3 1 (1.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Mainframe
2 3 (4.62%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (3.08%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.08%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.08%) DataPower
3 2 (3.08%) PKI
3 2 (3.08%) PDA
4 1 (1.54%) e-Health
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.54%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.54%) NHS
4 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (61.54%) Windows
2 22 (33.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (26.15%) UNIX
4 13 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (10.77%) Linux
6 3 (4.62%) AIX
7 2 (3.08%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.54%) HPUX
8 1 (1.54%) Solaris
8 1 (1.54%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.92%) ITIL
2 8 (12.31%) Project Management
3 7 (10.77%) Network Architecture
4 5 (7.69%) Service Management
5 4 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.15%) PRINCE2
5 4 (6.15%) Network Management
5 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (6.15%) Supplier Management
6 3 (4.62%) Information Security
6 3 (4.62%) Project Planning
6 3 (4.62%) Migration
7 2 (3.08%) CRM
7 2 (3.08%) ETL
7 2 (3.08%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.54%) Document Management
8 1 (1.54%) Network Design
8 1 (1.54%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (1.54%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.54%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.77%) SQL
2 1 (1.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (15.38%) CCNA
3 7 (10.77%) JNCIE
3 7 (10.77%) CCIE
4 6 (9.23%) CCNP
5 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (6.15%) MCSE
5 4 (6.15%) MCTS
5 4 (6.15%) MCITP
6 3 (4.62%) Degree
6 3 (4.62%) CISSP
6 3 (4.62%) CISA
6 3 (4.62%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 22 (33.85%) Active Directory
2 15 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.69%) VMware ESX
4 3 (4.62%) ISA Server
5 2 (3.08%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.54%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.54%) XenApp
6 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.54%) MetaFrame
6 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (1.54%) RACF
6 1 (1.54%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 4 (6.15%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.62%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (3.08%) ARCserve
4 2 (3.08%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.54%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.54%) SCCM
5 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.54%) Netcool
5 1 (1.54%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 26 (40.00%) Cisco
2 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
3 17 (26.15%) VMware
4 16 (24.62%) CheckPoint
4 16 (24.62%) Juniper
5 12 (18.46%) Nortel
6 11 (16.92%) Avaya
7 9 (13.85%) Oracle
7 9 (13.85%) Symantec
8 8 (12.31%) Citrix
9 7 (10.77%) Kaspersky
10 6 (9.23%) McAfee
10 6 (9.23%) SurfControl
11 5 (7.69%) IBM
12 4 (6.15%) Lotus
12 4 (6.15%) F5
13 3 (4.62%) HP
13 3 (4.62%) Clearswift
14 2 (3.08%) Websense
14 2 (3.08%) CA
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