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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
England / North West
Rank 39 65 80
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 123 99 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.68% 2.66% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.98% 17.58% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 48 39
Median daily rate £350 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £224 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £574 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Median hourly rate £18.75 - £25.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 - £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 - £29.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £23.31
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -14.20%

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
397 563 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.11% 15.11% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 321 200
Median daily rate £380 £424 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.32% +21.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +35 76 £400 +8.47% 25
Merseyside +16 23 £333 -21.30% 4
Cheshire +9 17 £331 -32.05% 8
Cumbria +12 4 £381 - 2
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 114 (42.70%) LAN
2 108 (40.45%) WAN
3 107 (40.07%) Windows
4 102 (38.20%) Cisco
5 76 (28.46%) TCP/IP
6 71 (26.59%) Linux
6 71 (26.59%) Cisco Certification
7 70 (26.22%) VPN
8 69 (25.84%) VoIP
9 60 (22.47%) Unix
10 58 (21.72%) CISSP
11 51 (19.10%) Network Monitoring
12 50 (18.73%) Patch Management
13 49 (18.35%) Apple
14 48 (17.98%) Splunk
15 47 (17.60%) Vulnerability Management
15 47 (17.60%) Microsoft
16 46 (17.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 45 (16.85%) Network Security
18 43 (16.10%) SANS
19 42 (15.73%) QRadar
19 42 (15.73%) SSCP
20 41 (15.36%) VMware
21 40 (14.98%) Security Cleared
21 40 (14.98%) Elastic Stack
22 37 (13.86%) Information Security
23 36 (13.48%) Windows Server
24 35 (13.11%) Cybersecurity
25 33 (12.36%) LogRhythm
25 33 (12.36%) SC Cleared

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 11 (4.12%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.87%) Apache
3 4 (1.50%) IIS
3 4 (1.50%) Jetty
3 4 (1.50%) nginx
3 4 (1.50%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.12%) Mongrel
4 3 (1.12%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.12%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.75%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.37%) CICS
6 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.37%) JBoss
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.62%) MS Office
3 1 (0.37%) MS Project
3 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.37%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 29 (10.86%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (10.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.75%) Office 365
4 5 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.12%) Google App Engine
6 3 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.37%) GitHub
7 1 (0.37%) IaaS
7 1 (0.37%) PaaS
7 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (42.70%) LAN
2 108 (40.45%) WAN
3 76 (28.46%) TCP/IP
4 70 (26.22%) VPN
5 69 (25.84%) VoIP
6 45 (16.85%) Network Security
7 32 (11.99%) Wireless
8 31 (11.61%) DHCP
8 31 (11.61%) DNS
9 30 (11.24%) VLAN
10 29 (10.86%) Cisco ASA
11 24 (8.99%) MPLS
12 18 (6.74%) OSPF
13 17 (6.37%) BGP
14 14 (5.24%) Cisco Nexus
15 13 (4.87%) Intrusion Detection
16 12 (4.49%) EIGRP
16 12 (4.49%) SAN
16 12 (4.49%) SSL
17 9 (3.37%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.87%) Redis
2 15 (5.62%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.00%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.62%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.50%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.50%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.50%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.75%) MySQL
8 1 (0.37%) DB2
8 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.37%) MS Access
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.75%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.50%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.50%) Subversion
3 3 (1.12%) Travis CI
4 2 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.37%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.37%) Firebug
5 1 (0.37%) JIRA
5 1 (0.37%) JMeter
5 1 (0.37%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.37%) The Grinder
5 1 (0.37%) Toad
General
1 30 (11.24%) Finance
2 7 (2.62%) Banking
3 4 (1.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.75%) Local Government
4 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.37%) Advertising
5 1 (0.37%) German Language
5 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (23.22%) Network Engineer
2 36 (13.48%) Analyst
3 21 (7.87%) Consultant
3 21 (7.87%) Security Engineer
4 20 (7.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (7.49%) Network Security Engineer
4 20 (7.49%) Security Analyst
5 18 (6.74%) Architect
5 18 (6.74%) Cisco Engineer
5 18 (6.74%) Firewall Engineer
6 17 (6.37%) Design Engineer
7 13 (4.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 13 (4.87%) Security Consultant
8 12 (4.49%) Implementation Engineer
8 12 (4.49%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 12 (4.49%) Network Specialist
9 11 (4.12%) Security Specialist
9 11 (4.12%) Technical Specialist
10 10 (3.75%) IT Consultant
10 10 (3.75%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (14.98%) Elastic Stack
2 30 (11.24%) Web Services
3 11 (4.12%) RESTful
4 6 (2.25%) XML
4 6 (2.25%) XSLT
5 4 (1.50%) .NET
6 3 (1.12%) J2EE
6 3 (1.12%) Servlets
7 2 (0.75%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.75%) SAML
7 2 (0.75%) SOAP
8 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.37%) CSS
8 1 (0.37%) LAMP
8 1 (0.37%) Middleware
8 1 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.37%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.99%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.49%) Cyber Attack
3 19 (7.12%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.37%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (2.25%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.87%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.50%) PKI
8 3 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.12%) NHS
9 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.75%) EFT
9 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.75%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.75%) Life Science
9 2 (0.75%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.75%) User Experience
9 2 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.37%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.37%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.37%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 107 (40.07%) Windows
2 71 (26.59%) Linux
3 60 (22.47%) Unix
4 36 (13.48%) Windows Server
5 24 (8.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.62%) Solaris
8 7 (2.62%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.87%) CentOS
9 5 (1.87%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.12%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.75%) Android
11 2 (0.75%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.37%) Debian
12 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (19.10%) Network Monitoring
2 50 (18.73%) Patch Management
3 47 (17.60%) Vulnerability Management
4 46 (17.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 37 (13.86%) Information Security
6 35 (13.11%) Cybersecurity
7 26 (9.74%) Case Management
8 25 (9.36%) SIEM
9 23 (8.61%) Load Balancing
9 23 (8.61%) Security Operations
10 21 (7.87%) Open Source
11 20 (7.49%) Security Monitoring
12 19 (7.12%) ITIL
13 18 (6.74%) Migration
14 16 (5.99%) DevOps
14 16 (5.99%) Network Design
14 16 (5.99%) Root Cause Analysis
15 14 (5.24%) Project Management
16 12 (4.49%) Performance Monitoring
17 9 (3.37%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.99%) SQL
2 12 (4.49%) PowerShell
2 12 (4.49%) Python
3 10 (3.75%) Java
4 6 (2.25%) C#
4 6 (2.25%) VBScript
5 2 (0.75%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.75%) PHP
6 1 (0.37%) C++
6 1 (0.37%) COBOL
6 1 (0.37%) JCL
6 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.37%) Ruby
6 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 71 (26.59%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (21.72%) CISSP
3 43 (16.10%) SANS
4 42 (15.73%) SSCP
5 40 (14.98%) Security Cleared
6 33 (12.36%) SC Cleared
7 32 (11.99%) CCNA
8 30 (11.24%) CCNP
9 13 (4.87%) CCSP
10 10 (3.75%) CCIE
11 9 (3.37%) CISMP
12 8 (3.00%) MCSE
12 8 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (1.87%) Degree
14 4 (1.50%) CCDP
14 4 (1.50%) CISM
15 3 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
15 3 (1.12%) MCSA
16 2 (0.75%) CCA
16 2 (0.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (4.12%) PCI DSS
3 9 (3.37%) COBIT
3 9 (3.37%) ISO27002
4 3 (1.12%) QA
5 2 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.75%) SLA
6 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (11.61%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.75%) Hyper-V
3 10 (3.75%) XenApp
4 8 (3.00%) ProxySG
5 6 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.25%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.50%) Docker
7 3 (1.12%) Xen
8 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.37%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.37%) NFS
9 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.37%) Varnish
9 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (15.73%) QRadar
2 17 (6.37%) FortiGate
3 16 (5.99%) Kibana
3 16 (5.99%) logstash
4 12 (4.49%) Puppet
5 10 (3.75%) Nessus
5 10 (3.75%) RSA enVision
6 8 (3.00%) Nexpose
6 8 (3.00%) Nmap
6 8 (3.00%) SCCM
7 6 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.50%) Ansible
9 3 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (1.12%) SCOM
10 2 (0.75%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.75%) NetApp OnCommand
10 2 (0.75%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.75%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 102 (38.20%) Cisco
2 49 (18.35%) Apple
3 48 (17.98%) Splunk
4 47 (17.60%) Microsoft
5 41 (15.36%) VMware
6 33 (12.36%) IBM
6 33 (12.36%) LogRhythm
7 29 (10.86%) Citrix
7 29 (10.86%) F5
8 25 (9.36%) CheckPoint
9 22 (8.24%) Juniper
10 21 (7.87%) Intel Security
11 19 (7.12%) Fortinet
12 14 (5.24%) Forcepoint
13 12 (4.49%) ArcSight
13 12 (4.49%) NetApp
13 12 (4.49%) Oracle
13 12 (4.49%) Palo Alto
13 12 (4.49%) Red Hat
13 12 (4.49%) SolarWinds
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