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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 41 52 82
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +30
Contract jobs citing Firewall 143 92 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.90% 3.04% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.43% 24.93% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 38 25
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£325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -3.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £18.00 £28.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £37.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+39.47% -3.18%
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
503 369 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.71% 12.20% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 175 122
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 28 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +47.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 +32 90 £300 - 24
Cheshire -28 27 £420 +29.23% 17
Merseyside -9 12 - - 1
Lancashire +12 9 £400 +45.45% 4
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 128 (59.26%) Cisco
2 93 (43.06%) CheckPoint
3 65 (30.09%) VMware
4 63 (29.17%) WAN
4 63 (29.17%) Windows
5 59 (27.31%) SSL
5 59 (27.31%) Network Security
6 56 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
7 47 (21.76%) LAN
8 45 (20.83%) DNS
8 45 (20.83%) Microsoft
8 45 (20.83%) Citrix
9 43 (19.91%) VPN
10 41 (18.98%) Juniper
11 38 (17.59%) Wireless
12 37 (17.13%) SAN
12 37 (17.13%) Cisco Certification
12 37 (17.13%) Active Directory
13 36 (16.67%) Clearswift
14 34 (15.74%) ITIL
15 33 (15.28%) DHCP
15 33 (15.28%) Kalman Filter
16 31 (14.35%) PKI
16 31 (14.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 31 (14.35%) OSPF
16 31 (14.35%) CISSP
16 31 (14.35%) Migration
16 31 (14.35%) Information Security
17 30 (13.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 30 (13.89%) BGP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (12.04%) IIS
2 13 (6.02%) MS Exchange
3 12 (5.56%) Apache
4 7 (3.24%) IBM Notes
5 6 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.39%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.46%) CICS
8 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.46%) nginx
8 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.46%) Lync
8 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.46%) Jetty
Applications
1 9 (4.17%) MS Office
2 8 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.39%) MS Project
3 3 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.31%) Route 53
2 5 (2.31%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (2.31%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.46%) SaaS
4 1 (0.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (29.17%) WAN
2 59 (27.31%) SSL
2 59 (27.31%) Network Security
3 56 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
4 47 (21.76%) LAN
5 45 (20.83%) DNS
6 43 (19.91%) VPN
7 38 (17.59%) Wireless
8 37 (17.13%) SAN
9 33 (15.28%) DHCP
10 31 (14.35%) OSPF
11 30 (13.89%) BGP
12 20 (9.26%) VLAN
13 18 (8.33%) MPLS
13 18 (8.33%) EIGRP
14 17 (7.87%) VoIP
14 17 (7.87%) TCP/IP
15 16 (7.41%) IPsec
15 16 (7.41%) Internet
16 14 (6.48%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.85%) MySQL
4 3 (1.39%) DB2
4 3 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.46%) Big Data
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.31%) Maven
1 5 (2.31%) Jenkins
1 5 (2.31%) Hudson
2 1 (0.46%) MSI
2 1 (0.46%) JUnit
2 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
General
1 18 (8.33%) Finance
2 9 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.24%) Law
5 3 (1.39%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.93%) Publishing
6 2 (0.93%) Retail
7 1 (0.46%) Local Government
7 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Electronics
7 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (20.37%) Network Engineer
2 37 (17.13%) Analyst
3 29 (13.43%) Architect
4 26 (12.04%) Consultant
5 24 (11.11%) Security Analyst
6 20 (9.26%) Technical Analyst
7 19 (8.80%) Security Engineer
8 16 (7.41%) Network Security Engineer
9 14 (6.48%) Project Manager
9 14 (6.48%) Network Consultant
10 13 (6.02%) Technical Architect
11 12 (5.56%) Network Support
12 11 (5.09%) Network Analyst
13 9 (4.17%) Network Architect
13 9 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
13 9 (4.17%) Security Consultant
13 9 (4.17%) Administrator
13 9 (4.17%) Support Engineer
14 7 (3.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 6 (2.78%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.31%) Middleware
2 2 (0.93%) Web Services
3 1 (0.46%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.35%) PKI
2 14 (6.48%) Clustering
3 13 (6.02%) Replication
4 8 (3.70%) Celerra
4 8 (3.70%) Open Source
5 6 (2.78%) Life Science
6 5 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.39%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.39%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.93%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.93%) NHS
9 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.46%) VSAM
10 1 (0.46%) IVR
10 1 (0.46%) DTV
10 1 (0.46%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 63 (29.17%) Windows
2 27 (12.50%) UNIX
3 17 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (6.94%) Linux
5 10 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (4.17%) Solaris
7 8 (3.70%) CentOS
8 6 (2.78%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.31%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.93%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.46%) zOS
12 1 (0.46%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.46%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.46%) Android
12 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (15.74%) ITIL
2 33 (15.28%) Kalman Filter
3 31 (14.35%) Migration
3 31 (14.35%) Information Security
4 30 (13.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 24 (11.11%) SIEM
6 19 (8.80%) Penetration Testing
7 18 (8.33%) Project Management
8 17 (7.87%) Service Delivery
8 17 (7.87%) Disaster Recovery
8 17 (7.87%) Network Management
9 15 (6.94%) Configuration Management
10 12 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (5.09%) Business Continuity
11 11 (5.09%) Change Control
12 10 (4.63%) Network Design
13 9 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
13 9 (4.17%) Load Balancing
14 7 (3.24%) PRINCE2
14 7 (3.24%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.41%) SQL
2 6 (2.78%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.85%) VBScript
3 4 (1.85%) Ruby
4 3 (1.39%) Perl
4 3 (1.39%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.46%) JCL
6 1 (0.46%) Java
6 1 (0.46%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (17.13%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (14.35%) CISSP
3 26 (12.04%) CISMP
4 23 (10.65%) CCNA
4 23 (10.65%) ITIL Certification
5 22 (10.19%) CISM
6 18 (8.33%) CCNP
7 15 (6.94%) CCENT
8 13 (6.02%) Degree
9 12 (5.56%) Security Cleared
10 9 (4.17%) SC Cleared
11 6 (2.78%) PMP
11 6 (2.78%) PMI Certification
11 6 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (2.31%) CCIE
13 4 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.39%) JNCIS
14 3 (1.39%) MCP
14 3 (1.39%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (14.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (11.11%) QA
3 6 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 3 (1.39%) SLA
5 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.46%) BS25999
5 1 (0.46%) HIPAA
System Software
1 37 (17.13%) Active Directory
2 27 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (8.33%) VMware ESX
4 13 (6.02%) Hyper-V
5 11 (5.09%) Terminal Services
6 9 (4.17%) XenApp
7 8 (3.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 7 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.85%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.93%) vSphere
11 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.46%) Samba
11 1 (0.46%) NFS
11 1 (0.46%) iptables
11 1 (0.46%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (3.70%) Puppet
2 6 (2.78%) SCCM
3 5 (2.31%) Nagios
3 5 (2.31%) Vagrant
4 4 (1.85%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (1.85%) MIMEsweeper
4 4 (1.85%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.93%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.93%) Ansible
6 2 (0.93%) Salt
6 2 (0.93%) OpenView
6 2 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.93%) Nessus
7 1 (0.46%) MOM
7 1 (0.46%) Opsview
7 1 (0.46%) Icinga
7 1 (0.46%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 128 (59.26%) Cisco
2 93 (43.06%) CheckPoint
3 65 (30.09%) VMware
4 45 (20.83%) Microsoft
4 45 (20.83%) Citrix
5 41 (18.98%) Juniper
6 36 (16.67%) Clearswift
7 28 (12.96%) Kaspersky
8 20 (9.26%) SolarWinds
9 16 (7.41%) F5
10 14 (6.48%) Oracle
11 13 (6.02%) HP
11 13 (6.02%) EMC
12 11 (5.09%) Blue Coat
12 11 (5.09%) NetApp
12 11 (5.09%) ArcSight
13 9 (4.17%) McAfee
13 9 (4.17%) Red Hat
14 8 (3.70%) Nortel
15 7 (3.24%) Avaya
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