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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 56 53 72
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +19
Contract jobs citing Firewall 84 94 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.62% 3.41% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 20.66% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 53 33
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£370 £305 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.31% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £253 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 1
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+26.43% -16.34%
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
420 455 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.10% 16.53% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 214 230
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £225 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 36 36
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £31.56 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +4 38 £325 - 36
Cheshire -4 34 £400 +25.00% 12
Merseyside -5 4 £369 +47.50%
Lancashire -37 2 £450 +63.63%
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 76 (47.50%) Cisco
2 52 (32.50%) Windows
3 43 (26.88%) CheckPoint
4 36 (22.50%) WAN
5 34 (21.25%) Finance
6 33 (20.63%) LAN
7 32 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 31 (19.38%) VMware
9 29 (18.13%) Juniper
10 28 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
11 27 (16.88%) UNIX
12 24 (15.00%) Linux
12 24 (15.00%) CISSP
12 24 (15.00%) SAN
13 23 (14.38%) Active Directory
14 22 (13.75%) F5
15 21 (13.13%) Oracle
16 20 (12.50%) Wireless
16 20 (12.50%) Fortinet
17 19 (11.88%) VLAN
17 19 (11.88%) Migration
17 19 (11.88%) CCNA
17 19 (11.88%) DNS
17 19 (11.88%) Cisco ASA
18 18 (11.25%) TCP/IP
18 18 (11.25%) OSPF
18 18 (11.25%) Information Security
19 17 (10.63%) DHCP
19 17 (10.63%) SQL
20 16 (10.00%) SQL Server

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 12 (7.50%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.38%) IIS
2 7 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.75%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.88%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.88%) nginx
4 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.25%) Jetty
5 2 (1.25%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.25%) Lync
5 2 (1.25%) CMS
5 2 (1.25%) Apache
5 2 (1.25%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.63%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (3.75%) MS Office
1 6 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.50%) MS Project
3 2 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.63%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (5.63%) Amazon S3
1 9 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.00%) Route 53
2 8 (5.00%) Amazon ELB
3 6 (3.75%) SaaS
3 6 (3.75%) PaaS
4 1 (0.63%) Office 365
4 1 (0.63%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 36 (22.50%) WAN
2 33 (20.63%) LAN
3 24 (15.00%) SAN
4 20 (12.50%) Wireless
5 19 (11.88%) VLAN
5 19 (11.88%) DNS
5 19 (11.88%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (11.25%) TCP/IP
6 18 (11.25%) OSPF
7 17 (10.63%) DHCP
8 15 (9.38%) VPN
8 15 (9.38%) Network Security
9 14 (8.75%) BGP
9 14 (8.75%) MPLS
10 13 (8.13%) NAS
11 12 (7.50%) EIGRP
12 11 (6.88%) SSL
12 11 (6.88%) Internet
13 10 (6.25%) VPLS
13 10 (6.25%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.88%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.25%) Big Data
4 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.63%) DB2
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (5.63%) Jenkins
2 8 (5.00%) Hudson
2 8 (5.00%) Maven
3 3 (1.88%) Metasploit
4 2 (1.25%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.25%) JUnit
5 1 (0.63%) MSI
5 1 (0.63%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
General
1 34 (21.25%) Finance
2 8 (5.00%) Banking
3 7 (4.38%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.13%) Local Government
5 1 (0.63%) Marketing
5 1 (0.63%) Law
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 32 (20.00%) Consultant
2 15 (9.38%) Security Consultant
2 15 (9.38%) Architect
3 14 (8.75%) Analyst
3 14 (8.75%) Network Engineer
4 13 (8.13%) Firewall Engineer
5 9 (5.63%) Technical Project Leader
5 9 (5.63%) Project Leader
6 8 (5.00%) Security Engineer
6 8 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 8 (5.00%) IT Consultant
7 7 (4.38%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.38%) Security Architect
7 7 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (3.75%) IT Security Consultant
8 6 (3.75%) Administrator
9 5 (3.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 5 (3.13%) Network Analyst
9 5 (3.13%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.63%) Middleware
2 3 (1.88%) Web Services
3 2 (1.25%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.25%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.50%) Open Source
2 9 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.13%) PKI
4 5 (3.13%) Replication
5 4 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.25%) Life Science
6 2 (1.25%) Clustering
6 2 (1.25%) NHS
6 2 (1.25%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.63%) Tandem
7 1 (0.63%) iSeries
7 1 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 52 (32.50%) Windows
2 27 (16.88%) UNIX
3 24 (15.00%) Linux
4 14 (8.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (8.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (6.25%) Solaris
6 9 (5.63%) CentOS
7 7 (4.38%) Windows 7
8 6 (3.75%) AIX
9 2 (1.25%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.63%) zOS
10 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (11.88%) Migration
2 18 (11.25%) Information Security
3 13 (8.13%) Validation
4 12 (7.50%) Risk Management
4 12 (7.50%) Project Management
4 12 (7.50%) ITIL
5 11 (6.88%) SIEM
5 11 (6.88%) DevOps
6 9 (5.63%) Configuration Management
6 9 (5.63%) Change Management
6 9 (5.63%) Kalman Filter
6 9 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (4.38%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.75%) Technical Analysis
10 5 (3.13%) PRINCE2
10 5 (3.13%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (3.13%) Incident Management
10 5 (3.13%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.63%) SQL
2 5 (3.13%) Java
3 4 (2.50%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.25%) Ruby
4 2 (1.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (15.00%) CISSP
3 19 (11.88%) CCNA
4 13 (8.13%) SC Cleared
4 13 (8.13%) Security Cleared
5 10 (6.25%) CCNP
6 9 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (5.00%) CEH
8 7 (4.38%) Degree
9 6 (3.75%) GCIA
9 6 (3.75%) GCIH
9 6 (3.75%) CCSA
9 6 (3.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (3.75%) MCSE
10 4 (2.50%) PMP
10 4 (2.50%) PMI Certification
10 4 (2.50%) CCIE
11 3 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.88%) CCSE
11 3 (1.88%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.75%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.63%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (14.38%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.63%) VMware ESX
3 9 (5.63%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.25%) vSphere
6 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.63%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.63%) RACF
6 1 (0.63%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.63%) XenApp
6 1 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (5.63%) Puppet
2 8 (5.00%) SCCM
2 8 (5.00%) Vagrant
2 8 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (3.13%) Nessus
3 5 (3.13%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.88%) OpenView
4 3 (1.88%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.88%) CORE IMPACT
4 3 (1.88%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.88%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.25%) SAP Afaria
6 1 (0.63%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.63%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 76 (47.50%) Cisco
2 43 (26.88%) CheckPoint
3 32 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 31 (19.38%) VMware
5 29 (18.13%) Juniper
6 22 (13.75%) F5
7 21 (13.13%) Oracle
8 20 (12.50%) Fortinet
9 15 (9.38%) HP
9 15 (9.38%) SolarWinds
10 11 (6.88%) Nortel
10 11 (6.88%) Blue Coat
11 9 (5.63%) Red Hat
11 9 (5.63%) ArcSight
12 8 (5.00%) Websense
12 8 (5.00%) Citrix
13 7 (4.38%) McAfee
13 7 (4.38%) Nokia
14 6 (3.75%) Veeam
14 6 (3.75%) RightScale
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