The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 North West 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 56 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 87 93 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.88% 3.45% 3.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.48% 23.72% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 45 40
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £367 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
387 392 548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.83% 14.56% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 180 193
Average daily rate £300 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 44 57
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.69% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Firewall
England

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 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
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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 +3 34 £300 +20.00% 18
Cheshire -8 34 £422 +53.54% 8
Lancashire -13 7 £268 -17.69% 1
Merseyside +1 5 £200 -33.33% 1
Cumbria - - - -
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England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 73 (41.24%) Cisco
2 70 (39.55%) Windows
3 53 (29.94%) Microsoft
4 44 (24.86%) DNS
5 42 (23.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (22.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (22.03%) VMware
7 38 (21.47%) LAN
7 38 (21.47%) DHCP
8 37 (20.90%) Cisco Certification
9 36 (20.34%) Finance
10 32 (18.08%) WAN
11 30 (16.95%) SAN
12 29 (16.38%) VPN
12 29 (16.38%) Open Source
13 28 (15.82%) Linux
13 28 (15.82%) Juniper
14 27 (15.25%) UNIX
15 26 (14.69%) Red Hat
16 25 (14.12%) VMware ESX
16 25 (14.12%) Configuration Management
16 25 (14.12%) Puppet
16 25 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
17 24 (13.56%) Active Directory
17 24 (13.56%) Oracle
18 23 (12.99%) CCNP
18 23 (12.99%) Maven
18 23 (12.99%) Amazon EC2
18 23 (12.99%) Amazon S3

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 20 (11.30%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.60%) SharePoint
3 15 (8.47%) IIS
4 12 (6.78%) Tomcat
4 12 (6.78%) WebSphere
5 8 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.52%) Apache
6 7 (3.95%) OpenStack
6 7 (3.95%) Jetty
6 7 (3.95%) nginx
6 7 (3.95%) CMS
7 6 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (2.82%) Lync
9 4 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (2.26%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.56%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (3.39%) MS Office
2 5 (2.82%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (12.99%) Amazon EC2
2 23 (12.99%) Amazon S3
2 23 (12.99%) Route 53
2 23 (12.99%) Amazon ELB
3 12 (6.78%) SaaS
3 12 (6.78%) PaaS
4 4 (2.26%) Office 365
5 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 44 (24.86%) DNS
2 38 (21.47%) LAN
2 38 (21.47%) DHCP
3 32 (18.08%) WAN
4 30 (16.95%) SAN
5 29 (16.38%) VPN
6 21 (11.86%) TCP/IP
7 19 (10.73%) Wireless
8 16 (9.04%) Internet
8 16 (9.04%) Network Security
9 13 (7.34%) VLAN
9 13 (7.34%) BGP
9 13 (7.34%) HTTP
9 13 (7.34%) SSL
10 10 (5.65%) MPLS
10 10 (5.65%) OSPF
11 9 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (4.52%) NetScaler
12 8 (4.52%) DMZ
12 8 (4.52%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.04%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (5.08%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.95%) Big Data
4 5 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.82%) DB2
5 4 (2.26%) QlikView
5 4 (2.26%) Ingres
6 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (12.99%) Maven
1 23 (12.99%) Hudson
1 23 (12.99%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.95%) Cucumber
2 7 (3.95%) JUnit
3 3 (1.69%) Metasploit
4 2 (1.13%) MSI
4 2 (1.13%) InstallShield
General
1 36 (20.34%) Finance
2 16 (9.04%) Banking
3 11 (6.21%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.69%) Local Government
5 2 (1.13%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.56%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) Automotive
6 1 (0.56%) Law
6 1 (0.56%) Legal
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (14.69%) Network Engineer
2 21 (11.86%) Consultant
3 17 (9.60%) Analyst
4 15 (8.47%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (7.34%) Security Consultant
6 12 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (5.65%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.52%) Support Engineer
8 8 (4.52%) Administrator
9 7 (3.95%) Support Consultant
9 7 (3.95%) Architect
9 7 (3.95%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 7 (3.95%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
10 6 (3.39%) Implementation Engineer
10 6 (3.39%) Avaya Engineer
10 6 (3.39%) Security Architect
10 6 (3.39%) Technical Manager
10 6 (3.39%) Security Engineer
11 5 (2.82%) IT Security Consultant
11 5 (2.82%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.65%) Middleware
2 7 (3.95%) Servlets
3 4 (2.26%) Web Services
4 3 (1.69%) .NET
4 3 (1.69%) JSP
4 3 (1.69%) LAMP
4 3 (1.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.38%) Open Source
2 10 (5.65%) Clustering
3 8 (4.52%) PKI
3 8 (4.52%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.82%) Firmware
4 5 (2.82%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.26%) Replication
5 4 (2.26%) Wiki
5 4 (2.26%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.69%) Statistics
7 2 (1.13%) NHS
8 1 (0.56%) iPhone
8 1 (0.56%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 70 (39.55%) Windows
2 42 (23.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (22.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (15.82%) Linux
5 27 (15.25%) UNIX
6 23 (12.99%) CentOS
7 13 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (5.65%) Solaris
9 8 (4.52%) Windows 7
10 7 (3.95%) AIX
11 5 (2.82%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.13%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.56%) MVS
13 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.12%) Configuration Management
1 25 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
2 23 (12.99%) DevOps
3 17 (9.60%) ITIL
4 16 (9.04%) Information Security
5 13 (7.34%) Project Management
6 11 (6.21%) Change Management
7 10 (5.65%) Incident Management
7 10 (5.65%) Change Control
8 8 (4.52%) Load Balancing
8 8 (4.52%) Validation
8 8 (4.52%) Migration
8 8 (4.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (4.52%) PRINCE2
8 8 (4.52%) Risk Management
8 8 (4.52%) ETL
9 7 (3.95%) Performance Testing
9 7 (3.95%) JVM Tuning
10 6 (3.39%) Project Planning
10 6 (3.39%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.73%) SQL
2 10 (5.65%) PowerShell
3 9 (5.08%) Java
4 7 (3.95%) Ruby
5 3 (1.69%) VB
5 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.56%) JCL
6 1 (0.56%) REXX
6 1 (0.56%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 37 (20.90%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (12.99%) CCNP
3 21 (11.86%) CCNA
4 16 (9.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (7.34%) CISSP
5 13 (7.34%) Degree
6 12 (6.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (6.21%) MCSE
8 9 (5.08%) VCP5
9 7 (3.95%) MCITP
10 5 (2.82%) SC Cleared
10 5 (2.82%) Security Cleared
10 5 (2.82%) CISM
11 4 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.69%) PMP
12 3 (1.69%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.69%) CISA
12 3 (1.69%) CCSA
12 3 (1.69%) CCIP
13 2 (1.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.73%) QA
2 9 (5.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 25 (14.12%) VMware ESX
2 24 (13.56%) Active Directory
3 21 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (11.30%) Hyper-V
5 10 (5.65%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (2.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (2.26%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.13%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (1.13%) vSphere
7 2 (1.13%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.13%) vCloud
8 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (14.12%) Puppet
2 23 (12.99%) Vagrant
3 15 (8.47%) Backup Exec
4 7 (3.95%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (2.82%) SCCM
6 5 (2.82%) FortiGate
7 4 (2.26%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.69%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (1.69%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.69%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 3 (1.69%) CORE IMPACT
8 3 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.13%) ARCserve
9 2 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.13%) Data Guard
10 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.56%) MIMEsweeper
10 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 73 (41.24%) Cisco
2 53 (29.94%) Microsoft
3 39 (22.03%) VMware
4 28 (15.82%) Juniper
5 26 (14.69%) Red Hat
6 24 (13.56%) Oracle
7 22 (12.43%) CheckPoint
8 21 (11.86%) HP
8 21 (11.86%) RightScale
9 19 (10.73%) Citrix
9 19 (10.73%) Symantec
10 16 (9.04%) Avaya
10 16 (9.04%) F5
11 10 (5.65%) IronPort
12 9 (5.08%) McAfee
13 8 (4.52%) Nortel
13 8 (4.52%) Fortinet
14 7 (3.95%) Blue Coat
14 7 (3.95%) Verint
14 7 (3.95%) SolarWinds
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