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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 42 53 38
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 45 31 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.24% 2.80% 4.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.95% 21.23% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 16
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£298 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.18% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £363 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 5
Average hourly rate £23.25 - £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 - £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £87.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -31.03%
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
167 146 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.02% 13.19% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 69 87
Average daily rate £316 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 22
Average hourly rate £21.25 £14.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.78% -53.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £25.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Oldham - 1 £288 -
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - - 1
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 42 (53.85%) Windows
2 38 (48.72%) Cisco
3 34 (43.59%) Microsoft
4 30 (38.46%) WAN
5 29 (37.18%) LAN
6 28 (35.90%) CheckPoint
7 21 (26.92%) Active Directory
7 21 (26.92%) VMware
8 20 (25.64%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (24.36%) SAN
10 18 (23.08%) VPN
11 16 (20.51%) SQL Server
11 16 (20.51%) SSL
11 16 (20.51%) Wireless
11 16 (20.51%) Migration
12 15 (19.23%) OSPF
12 15 (19.23%) Network Security
13 14 (17.95%) Information Security
13 14 (17.95%) Citrix
13 14 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (17.95%) IIS
14 13 (16.67%) MPLS
15 12 (15.38%) VLAN
15 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (14.10%) VPLS
16 11 (14.10%) BGP
16 11 (14.10%) EIGRP
16 11 (14.10%) SQL
16 11 (14.10%) Apache
16 11 (14.10%) CCNA

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (17.95%) IIS
2 11 (14.10%) Apache
3 10 (12.82%) MS Exchange
4 7 (8.97%) IBM Notes
5 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.28%) Lync
7 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.69%) MS Office
3 3 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.85%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.28%) Office 365
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 30 (38.46%) WAN
2 29 (37.18%) LAN
3 20 (25.64%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (24.36%) SAN
5 18 (23.08%) VPN
6 16 (20.51%) SSL
6 16 (20.51%) Wireless
7 15 (19.23%) OSPF
7 15 (19.23%) Network Security
8 13 (16.67%) MPLS
9 12 (15.38%) VLAN
10 11 (14.10%) VPLS
10 11 (14.10%) BGP
10 11 (14.10%) EIGRP
11 10 (12.82%) NAS
12 9 (11.54%) Internet
13 8 (10.26%) DMZ
13 8 (10.26%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (8.97%) DNS
15 5 (6.41%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.85%) MySQL
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.28%) DB2
General
1 10 (12.82%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.85%) Law
4 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (20.51%) Network Engineer
2 11 (14.10%) Security Engineer
3 10 (12.82%) Network Security Engineer
3 10 (12.82%) Analyst
3 10 (12.82%) Consultant
4 9 (11.54%) Technical Project Leader
4 9 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (11.54%) Project Leader
5 7 (8.97%) Network Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Architect
7 4 (5.13%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Administrator
7 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Security Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Project Coordinator
8 3 (3.85%) Network Security Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Project Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) Middleware
1 2 (2.56%) Web Services
1 2 (2.56%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Replication
1 6 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (5.13%) Life Science
3 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.56%) PKI
4 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.28%) IVR
5 1 (1.28%) Tandem
5 1 (1.28%) iSeries
5 1 (1.28%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 42 (53.85%) Windows
2 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (12.82%) UNIX
3 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.97%) Linux
5 6 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.28%) CentOS
8 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.28%) AIX
8 1 (1.28%) Solaris
8 1 (1.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.51%) Migration
2 14 (17.95%) Information Security
3 6 (7.69%) Project Management
3 6 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (7.69%) ITIL
4 3 (3.85%) Network Management
4 3 (3.85%) DevOps
4 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (3.85%) Load Balancing
5 2 (2.56%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (2.56%) Matrix Management
5 2 (2.56%) Data Management
5 2 (2.56%) Software Deployment
5 2 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (2.56%) Capacity Management
5 2 (2.56%) High Availability
6 1 (1.28%) SIEM
6 1 (1.28%) MapReduce
6 1 (1.28%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.10%) SQL
2 6 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (14.10%) CCNA
3 4 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.85%) ISACA
4 3 (3.85%) CISMP
4 3 (3.85%) MCSE
4 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.85%) CISSP
4 3 (3.85%) CCNP
5 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.56%) Degree
6 1 (1.28%) CCSE
6 1 (1.28%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 2 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.41%) ISA Server
4 4 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.85%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.56%) vSphere
7 1 (1.28%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.28%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (6.41%) SCCM
3 4 (5.13%) MIMEsweeper
4 2 (2.56%) Salt
4 2 (2.56%) Ansible
4 2 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.56%) Puppet
5 1 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.28%) SAP Afaria
5 1 (1.28%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.28%) SCOM
5 1 (1.28%) OpenView
5 1 (1.28%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.28%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 38 (48.72%) Cisco
2 34 (43.59%) Microsoft
3 28 (35.90%) CheckPoint
4 21 (26.92%) VMware
5 14 (17.95%) Citrix
6 11 (14.10%) Nortel
7 10 (12.82%) SolarWinds
8 8 (10.26%) HP
8 8 (10.26%) Oracle
9 7 (8.97%) NetApp
9 7 (8.97%) Lotus
9 7 (8.97%) Clearswift
10 5 (6.41%) Juniper
11 4 (5.13%) SurfControl
11 4 (5.13%) EMC
12 3 (3.85%) Veeam
12 3 (3.85%) Blue Coat
12 3 (3.85%) Fortinet
12 3 (3.85%) Veritas
13 2 (2.56%) Websense