The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 46 56 84
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +28
Contract jobs citing Firewall 125 90 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.22% 2.90% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.70% 22.22% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 27 19
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£325 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £229 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £387 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.22% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £18.00 £22.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.00 £18.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -5.00%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
506 405 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.03% 13.03% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 173 130
Average daily rate £325 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £331 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.15% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 31 45
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.54% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.50 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the North West region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the North West region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 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
Manchester +29 76 £288 -15.56% 21
Cheshire -24 22 £423 +27.06% 13
Merseyside -3 13 - - 1
Lancashire 0 10 £390 +35.65% 1
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 119 (59.50%) Cisco
2 91 (45.50%) CheckPoint
3 69 (34.50%) Windows
4 63 (31.50%) VMware
5 58 (29.00%) WAN
6 56 (28.00%) SSL
6 56 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
7 53 (26.50%) Network Security
8 47 (23.50%) Microsoft
9 41 (20.50%) DNS
9 41 (20.50%) Citrix
10 40 (20.00%) LAN
11 39 (19.50%) Active Directory
11 39 (19.50%) Juniper
12 38 (19.00%) SAN
13 37 (18.50%) VPN
14 34 (17.00%) Clearswift
15 33 (16.50%) CISSP
16 32 (16.00%) ITIL
16 32 (16.00%) Wireless
16 32 (16.00%) Kalman Filter
17 31 (15.50%) DHCP
18 30 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
18 30 (15.00%) Migration
18 30 (15.00%) Information Security
18 30 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 30 (15.00%) PKI
19 29 (14.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 28 (14.00%) SQL Server
21 27 (13.50%) OSPF

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 26 (13.00%) IIS
2 15 (7.50%) MS Exchange
3 12 (6.00%) Apache
4 7 (3.50%) IBM Notes
4 7 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.50%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.50%) CICS
7 1 (0.50%) nginx
7 1 (0.50%) Jetty
7 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.50%) Lync
7 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (5.00%) MS Office
2 9 (4.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.50%) MS Project
3 3 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.00%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (2.00%) Route 53
2 4 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.00%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.50%) SaaS
3 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (29.00%) WAN
2 56 (28.00%) SSL
2 56 (28.00%) Cisco ASA
3 53 (26.50%) Network Security
4 41 (20.50%) DNS
5 40 (20.00%) LAN
6 38 (19.00%) SAN
7 37 (18.50%) VPN
8 32 (16.00%) Wireless
9 31 (15.50%) DHCP
10 27 (13.50%) OSPF
11 26 (13.00%) BGP
12 19 (9.50%) MPLS
12 19 (9.50%) VLAN
13 18 (9.00%) EIGRP
14 15 (7.50%) VoIP
15 14 (7.00%) TCP/IP
16 13 (6.50%) Internet
16 13 (6.50%) NAS
17 12 (6.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.50%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.00%) MySQL
4 3 (1.50%) DB2
4 3 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (2.00%) Hudson
1 4 (2.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (2.00%) Maven
2 1 (0.50%) JUnit
2 1 (0.50%) MSI
2 1 (0.50%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (8.50%) Finance
2 10 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.50%) Law
5 3 (1.50%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.00%) Retail
6 2 (1.00%) Marketing
7 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 37 (18.50%) Network Engineer
2 33 (16.50%) Analyst
3 28 (14.00%) Architect
4 24 (12.00%) Security Analyst
5 22 (11.00%) Security Engineer
6 20 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
7 18 (9.00%) Consultant
8 17 (8.50%) Network Security Engineer
9 16 (8.00%) Project Manager
10 13 (6.50%) Technical Architect
11 10 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (5.00%) Network Consultant
12 9 (4.50%) Network Support
12 9 (4.50%) Network Architect
13 8 (4.00%) Support Engineer
14 7 (3.50%) Administrator
14 7 (3.50%) Network Analyst
15 6 (3.00%) Technical Security Analyst
15 6 (3.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 6 (3.00%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.50%) Middleware
2 1 (0.50%) Servlets
2 1 (0.50%) Web Services
2 1 (0.50%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.00%) PKI
2 14 (7.00%) Clustering
3 11 (5.50%) Replication
4 8 (4.00%) Celerra
5 6 (3.00%) Life Science
6 5 (2.50%) Open Source
7 3 (1.50%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.50%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.00%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.00%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.50%) NHS
9 1 (0.50%) DTV
9 1 (0.50%) VSAM
9 1 (0.50%) IVR
9 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 69 (34.50%) Windows
2 26 (13.00%) UNIX
3 20 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (7.00%) Linux
6 11 (5.50%) Solaris
7 9 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (4.50%) Windows 7
8 8 (4.00%) CentOS
9 5 (2.50%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.00%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.00%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.50%) zOS
11 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.50%) Android
11 1 (0.50%) BlackBerry OS
11 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.00%) ITIL
1 32 (16.00%) Kalman Filter
2 30 (15.00%) Migration
2 30 (15.00%) Information Security
2 30 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 25 (12.50%) SIEM
4 19 (9.50%) Penetration Testing
5 17 (8.50%) Project Management
6 16 (8.00%) Service Delivery
7 15 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (7.00%) Network Management
8 14 (7.00%) Configuration Management
9 11 (5.50%) Business Continuity
9 11 (5.50%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (5.00%) Change Control
10 10 (5.00%) Network Design
11 8 (4.00%) Business Development
11 8 (4.00%) PRINCE2
12 6 (3.00%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (3.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.00%) SQL
2 4 (2.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.00%) VBScript
3 2 (1.00%) Ruby
3 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.50%) Python
4 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.50%) Java
4 1 (0.50%) Perl
4 1 (0.50%) JCL
4 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (16.50%) CISSP
2 30 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (13.00%) CISMP
4 23 (11.50%) ITIL Certification
5 22 (11.00%) CISM
6 20 (10.00%) CCNA
7 15 (7.50%) CCENT
8 13 (6.50%) Degree
8 13 (6.50%) Security Cleared
9 10 (5.00%) SC Cleared
10 9 (4.50%) CCNP
11 8 (4.00%) PMP
11 8 (4.00%) PMI Certification
11 8 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (2.00%) CEH
13 4 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.50%) MCP
14 3 (1.50%) CCIE
14 3 (1.50%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (14.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (11.50%) QA
3 5 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (1.50%) SLA
5 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.50%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.50%) BS25999
System Software
1 39 (19.50%) Active Directory
2 26 (13.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.50%) VMware ESX
4 14 (7.00%) Hyper-V
5 11 (5.50%) Terminal Services
6 9 (4.50%) XenApp
7 8 (4.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 5 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.00%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.00%) vSphere
11 1 (0.50%) NFS
11 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.50%) Samba
11 1 (0.50%) iptables
11 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (3.50%) Puppet
2 5 (2.50%) Tivoli
3 4 (2.00%) Vagrant
3 4 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (2.00%) SCCM
3 4 (2.00%) MIMEsweeper
4 3 (1.50%) Nagios
4 3 (1.50%) Nessus
4 3 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.00%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.00%) Salt
5 2 (1.00%) Ansible
5 2 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.50%) MOM
6 1 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.50%) Icinga
6 1 (0.50%) Opsview
6 1 (0.50%) Cacti
6 1 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 119 (59.50%) Cisco
2 91 (45.50%) CheckPoint
3 63 (31.50%) VMware
4 47 (23.50%) Microsoft
5 41 (20.50%) Citrix
6 39 (19.50%) Juniper
7 34 (17.00%) Clearswift
8 26 (13.00%) Kaspersky
9 20 (10.00%) SolarWinds
10 19 (9.50%) F5
11 17 (8.50%) Oracle
12 14 (7.00%) ArcSight
13 13 (6.50%) NetApp
14 12 (6.00%) HP
15 11 (5.50%) EMC
15 11 (5.50%) Blue Coat
16 10 (5.00%) Nortel
17 9 (4.50%) McAfee
18 8 (4.00%) TippingPoint
18 8 (4.00%) Cyber-Ark
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