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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 43 77 65
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 151 98 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.26% 2.21% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.44% 16.96% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 61 38
Median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £300 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £475 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £351
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 11
Median hourly rate £20.73 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.86% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.63 £22.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.62 £22.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £21.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -18.44%
Firewall
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
531 578 493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.99% 13.06% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 326 272
Median daily rate £400 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £249 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 67 52
Median hourly rate £18.13 £17.33 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.58% -17.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.61 £12.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Manchester +11 88 £375 +7.14% 34
Cheshire +17 33 £425 +11.84% 6
Merseyside +14 17 £405 -4.70% 1
Lancashire +28 11 £335 +16.52% 4
Cumbria +9 1 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 111 (38.01%) Cisco
2 94 (32.19%) WAN
3 92 (31.51%) Windows
4 85 (29.11%) LAN
5 66 (22.60%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (20.89%) Microsoft
7 57 (19.52%) Active Directory
7 57 (19.52%) VMware
8 56 (19.18%) CheckPoint
8 56 (19.18%) Network Security
9 53 (18.15%) Data Centre
10 51 (17.47%) CCNP
11 50 (17.12%) CISSP
12 48 (16.44%) ITIL
13 47 (16.10%) DNS
13 47 (16.10%) Windows Server
14 46 (15.75%) TCP/IP
15 45 (15.41%) VoIP
16 44 (15.07%) Cisco ASA
17 42 (14.38%) Linux
17 42 (14.38%) Juniper
17 42 (14.38%) Finance
18 40 (13.70%) VPN
18 40 (13.70%) Unix
19 38 (13.01%) Information Security
20 37 (12.67%) CCNA
20 37 (12.67%) SIEM
21 36 (12.33%) Kalman Filter
22 32 (10.96%) Migration
22 32 (10.96%) DHCP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 26 (8.90%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.42%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.71%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.71%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.37%) Apache
4 4 (1.37%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.03%) Confluence
5 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.03%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.03%) IIS
5 3 (1.03%) JBoss
6 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.68%) nginx
6 2 (0.68%) SAS
6 2 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.34%) CICS
7 1 (0.34%) Jetty
7 1 (0.34%) Mongrel
Applications
1 22 (7.53%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.42%) MS Office
3 4 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.68%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.34%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.74%) Office 365
4 3 (1.03%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.68%) IaaS
5 2 (0.68%) SaaS
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.34%) GitHub
6 1 (0.34%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.34%) PaaS
6 1 (0.34%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 94 (32.19%) WAN
2 85 (29.11%) LAN
3 56 (19.18%) Network Security
4 47 (16.10%) DNS
5 46 (15.75%) TCP/IP
6 45 (15.41%) VoIP
7 44 (15.07%) Cisco ASA
8 40 (13.70%) VPN
9 32 (10.96%) DHCP
10 28 (9.59%) SSL
11 21 (7.19%) VLAN
12 20 (6.85%) Intrusion Detection
13 19 (6.51%) MPLS
13 19 (6.51%) SAN
14 18 (6.16%) Wireless
15 17 (5.82%) BGP
16 16 (5.48%) OSPF
17 14 (4.79%) EIGRP
18 12 (4.11%) Cisco Nexus
19 11 (3.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.45%) Oracle Database
3 12 (4.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (3.08%) Redis
5 6 (2.05%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (1.37%) GIS
7 3 (1.03%) DB2
7 3 (1.03%) MS Access
8 2 (0.68%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.68%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.34%) MySQL
9 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (2.74%) Git (software)
1 8 (2.74%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.37%) JIRA
3 3 (1.03%) LoadRunner
3 3 (1.03%) Toad
4 2 (0.68%) Gradle
4 2 (0.68%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.68%) Maven
4 2 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.34%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.34%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.34%) Firebug
5 1 (0.34%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.34%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.34%) Subversion
5 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.34%) The Grinder
5 1 (0.34%) Travis CI
General
1 42 (14.38%) Finance
2 13 (4.45%) Banking
3 6 (2.05%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.05%) Retail
3 6 (2.05%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.03%) Marketing
5 2 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.34%) Advertising
6 1 (0.34%) French Language
6 1 (0.34%) German Language
6 1 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 56 (19.18%) Network Engineer
2 38 (13.01%) Analyst
3 34 (11.64%) Security Analyst
4 26 (8.90%) Consultant
5 25 (8.56%) Cisco Engineer
6 24 (8.22%) Security Manager
7 22 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (7.19%) Architect
8 21 (7.19%) Network Security Manager
9 20 (6.85%) Firewall Engineer
10 19 (6.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 13 (4.45%) Security Consultant
12 10 (3.42%) IT Manager
12 10 (3.42%) Project Manager
13 9 (3.08%) Administrator
13 9 (3.08%) Firewall Analyst
13 9 (3.08%) Network Consultant
13 9 (3.08%) Network Manager
13 9 (3.08%) Network Security Consultant
13 9 (3.08%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.79%) ELK Stack
2 11 (3.77%) Web Services
3 5 (1.71%) Middleware
3 5 (1.71%) RESTful
3 5 (1.71%) SOAP
4 4 (1.37%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.03%) .NET
5 3 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.68%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (0.68%) REST
6 2 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.68%) XML
6 2 (0.68%) XSD
7 1 (0.34%) CSS
7 1 (0.34%) J2EE
7 1 (0.34%) LAMP
7 1 (0.34%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.34%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.34%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 53 (18.15%) Data Centre
2 27 (9.25%) PKI
3 11 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.05%) Cyber Attack
4 6 (2.05%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (1.37%) EFT
6 3 (1.03%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.03%) BYOD
6 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.03%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.68%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.68%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Licensing
7 2 (0.68%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.68%) User Experience
7 2 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 92 (31.51%) Windows
2 47 (16.10%) Windows Server
3 42 (14.38%) Linux
4 40 (13.70%) Unix
5 17 (5.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.08%) Solaris
7 8 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.05%) CentOS
9 5 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.71%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.37%) AIX
10 4 (1.37%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (16.44%) ITIL
2 38 (13.01%) Information Security
3 37 (12.67%) SIEM
4 36 (12.33%) Kalman Filter
5 32 (10.96%) Migration
5 32 (10.96%) Vulnerability Management
6 26 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (8.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 23 (7.88%) Network Monitoring
9 22 (7.53%) Penetration Testing
10 20 (6.85%) Security Operations
10 20 (6.85%) Threat Management
11 19 (6.51%) Email Filtering
11 19 (6.51%) Load Balancing
11 19 (6.51%) Web Filtering
12 17 (5.82%) Patch Management
12 17 (5.82%) Risk Management
13 16 (5.48%) ITIL V3
13 16 (5.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 14 (4.79%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.85%) SQL
2 15 (5.14%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.05%) Bash Shell
3 6 (2.05%) Python
4 5 (1.71%) Java
5 3 (1.03%) Perl
6 2 (0.68%) PHP
6 2 (0.68%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.34%) C
7 1 (0.34%) COBOL
7 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.34%) JCL
Qualifications
1 66 (22.60%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (17.47%) CCNP
3 50 (17.12%) CISSP
4 37 (12.67%) CCNA
5 31 (10.62%) Security Cleared
6 27 (9.25%) CISM
6 27 (9.25%) SC Cleared
7 14 (4.79%) SANS
8 13 (4.45%) SSCP
9 12 (4.11%) CCIE
9 12 (4.11%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (3.08%) CISMP
11 8 (2.74%) CCENT
12 7 (2.40%) CEH
12 7 (2.40%) GCIH
13 6 (2.05%) CESG Certified Professional
13 6 (2.05%) CLAS
14 5 (1.71%) Degree
14 5 (1.71%) GIAC
14 5 (1.71%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (6.16%) PCI DSS
3 12 (4.11%) QA
4 5 (1.71%) SLA
5 2 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 57 (19.52%) Active Directory
2 24 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.51%) VMware ESX
4 10 (3.42%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.40%) XenApp
7 3 (1.03%) vCloud
8 2 (0.68%) Docker
8 2 (0.68%) iptables
8 2 (0.68%) NFS
8 2 (0.68%) Samba
8 2 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.68%) vSphere
9 1 (0.34%) Firmware
9 1 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.34%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.34%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (6.16%) SmoothWall
2 13 (4.45%) QRadar
3 11 (3.77%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (2.74%) Kibana
4 8 (2.74%) logstash
4 8 (2.74%) Puppet
4 8 (2.74%) SCCM
5 6 (2.05%) EnCase
6 4 (1.37%) Nagios
6 4 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.37%) RSA enVision
6 4 (1.37%) WSUS
7 3 (1.03%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.03%) Graylog
7 3 (1.03%) Nessus
7 3 (1.03%) ServiceCenter
7 3 (1.03%) vMotion
7 3 (1.03%) yum
8 2 (0.68%) Ansible
8 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 111 (38.01%) Cisco
2 61 (20.89%) Microsoft
3 57 (19.52%) VMware
4 56 (19.18%) CheckPoint
5 42 (14.38%) Juniper
6 32 (10.96%) F5
7 31 (10.62%) Citrix
8 29 (9.93%) Oracle
9 28 (9.59%) Clearswift
10 27 (9.25%) Splunk
11 17 (5.82%) HP
11 17 (5.82%) IBM
12 14 (4.79%) Apple
12 14 (4.79%) LogRhythm
13 13 (4.45%) Fortinet
14 12 (4.11%) Intel Security
14 12 (4.11%) Kaspersky
15 11 (3.77%) ArcSight
15 11 (3.77%) EMC
16 8 (2.74%) Avaya
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