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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 40 77 67
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 140 85 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.07% 2.00% 2.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.92% 16.01% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 43 39
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £259 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 10
Median hourly rate £20.73 £22.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.86% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.39 £22.50 £17.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.79 £22.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +0.11%
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
520 531 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.11% 12.47% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 290 246
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £226 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 51 51
Median hourly rate £17.25 £17.33 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -22.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +17 87 £375 +7.14% 27
Cheshire +29 30 £419 -6.94% 12
Merseyside +11 14 £350 +37.25% 2
Lancashire +24 7 £325 - 3
Cumbria +13 1 - - 2
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 104 (36.75%) Cisco
2 79 (27.92%) WAN
3 72 (25.44%) Windows
4 62 (21.91%) LAN
4 62 (21.91%) CheckPoint
5 61 (21.55%) Active Directory
6 60 (21.20%) Cisco Certification
7 57 (20.14%) Microsoft
8 56 (19.79%) VMware
9 55 (19.43%) Network Security
10 49 (17.31%) DNS
10 49 (17.31%) Data Centre
11 48 (16.96%) CCNP
11 48 (16.96%) Finance
12 46 (16.25%) Kalman Filter
13 43 (15.19%) ITIL
14 42 (14.84%) Cisco ASA
15 40 (14.13%) Windows Server
16 38 (13.43%) Juniper
17 37 (13.07%) Information Security
18 36 (12.72%) CISSP
19 33 (11.66%) Citrix
19 33 (11.66%) SSL
19 33 (11.66%) DHCP
20 32 (11.31%) CCNA
21 31 (10.95%) Penetration Testing
22 30 (10.60%) MS Excel
23 29 (10.25%) VoIP
23 29 (10.25%) TCP/IP
23 29 (10.25%) Oracle

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 27 (9.54%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.18%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.77%) Apache
5 4 (1.41%) IIS
5 4 (1.41%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.41%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.06%) Confluence
6 3 (1.06%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.06%) JBoss
6 3 (1.06%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.71%) FileNet
7 2 (0.71%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.71%) SAS
7 2 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.35%) nginx
Applications
1 30 (10.60%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (4.59%) MS Office
4 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.71%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.35%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.41%) Office 365
4 3 (1.06%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.71%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (0.71%) SaaS
5 2 (0.71%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.35%) GitHub
6 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (27.92%) WAN
2 62 (21.91%) LAN
3 55 (19.43%) Network Security
4 49 (17.31%) DNS
5 42 (14.84%) Cisco ASA
6 33 (11.66%) DHCP
6 33 (11.66%) SSL
7 29 (10.25%) TCP/IP
7 29 (10.25%) VoIP
8 26 (9.19%) VPN
9 21 (7.42%) VLAN
10 20 (7.07%) SAN
11 18 (6.36%) MPLS
12 17 (6.01%) BGP
13 16 (5.65%) OSPF
14 15 (5.30%) EIGRP
14 15 (5.30%) Intrusion Detection
15 13 (4.59%) Internet
16 12 (4.24%) Wireless
17 11 (3.89%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.59%) Oracle Database
3 12 (4.24%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (2.12%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (1.41%) GIS
6 3 (1.06%) MS Access
7 2 (0.71%) DB2
8 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.35%) MySQL
8 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (2.47%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.12%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.06%) JIRA
4 2 (0.71%) Gradle
4 2 (0.71%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.71%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.71%) Maven
4 2 (0.71%) Toad
4 2 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.35%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.35%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.35%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.35%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (16.96%) Finance
2 11 (3.89%) Banking
3 8 (2.83%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.83%) Retail
4 6 (2.12%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.06%) Legal
5 3 (1.06%) Marketing
6 2 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.35%) Automotive
7 1 (0.35%) French Language
7 1 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 48 (16.96%) Network Engineer
2 40 (14.13%) Analyst
3 34 (12.01%) Security Analyst
3 34 (12.01%) Security Manager
4 23 (8.13%) Architect
4 23 (8.13%) Cisco Engineer
4 23 (8.13%) Network Security Manager
5 20 (7.07%) Firewall Engineer
5 20 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (6.71%) Consultant
7 17 (6.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 16 (5.65%) IT Manager
9 14 (4.95%) Project Manager
10 12 (4.24%) IT Security Manager
11 10 (3.53%) Security Consultant
12 9 (3.18%) Administrator
12 9 (3.18%) Firewall Analyst
12 9 (3.18%) Network Manager
13 8 (2.83%) DevOps Engineer
13 8 (2.83%) IT Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.12%) Web Services
2 5 (1.77%) Middleware
3 4 (1.41%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.41%) SOAP
4 3 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.71%) .NET
5 2 (0.71%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (0.71%) REST
5 2 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.71%) XML
5 2 (0.71%) XSD
6 1 (0.35%) CSS
6 1 (0.35%) LAMP
6 1 (0.35%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.35%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 49 (17.31%) Data Centre
2 29 (10.25%) PKI
3 8 (2.83%) Cryptography
4 6 (2.12%) Mainframe
5 5 (1.77%) Life Science
6 4 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.41%) BYOD
6 4 (1.41%) Clustering
6 4 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.06%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.06%) EFT
7 3 (1.06%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.06%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.06%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.71%) DataPower
8 2 (0.71%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.71%) Health Informatics
8 2 (0.71%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 72 (25.44%) Windows
2 40 (14.13%) Windows Server
3 27 (9.54%) Linux
4 26 (9.19%) Unix
5 13 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.18%) Solaris
7 8 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (2.12%) CentOS
9 4 (1.41%) AIX
9 4 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.41%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.71%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.71%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (16.25%) Kalman Filter
2 43 (15.19%) ITIL
3 37 (13.07%) Information Security
4 31 (10.95%) Penetration Testing
5 29 (10.25%) Migration
5 29 (10.25%) SIEM
6 24 (8.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (8.13%) Email Filtering
7 23 (8.13%) Risk Management
7 23 (8.13%) Web Filtering
8 21 (7.42%) Load Balancing
9 20 (7.07%) Security Operations
10 19 (6.71%) Vulnerability Management
11 18 (6.36%) Threat Management
12 16 (5.65%) Service Delivery
12 16 (5.65%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 15 (5.30%) PRINCE2
13 15 (5.30%) Project Management
14 14 (4.95%) Change Management
14 14 (4.95%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 21 (7.42%) SQL
2 13 (4.59%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.12%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.06%) Java
4 3 (1.06%) Perl
5 2 (0.71%) JCL
5 2 (0.71%) PHP
5 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.35%) C
6 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 60 (21.20%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (16.96%) CCNP
3 36 (12.72%) CISSP
4 32 (11.31%) CCNA
5 28 (9.89%) CISM
6 25 (8.83%) Security Cleared
7 21 (7.42%) SC Cleared
8 12 (4.24%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (3.53%) CCIE
10 9 (3.18%) CISMP
11 8 (2.83%) CCENT
11 8 (2.83%) CESG Certified Professional
11 8 (2.83%) CLAS
12 7 (2.47%) CEH
12 7 (2.47%) GCIH
12 7 (2.47%) PMI Certification
12 7 (2.47%) PMP
13 6 (2.12%) JNCIA
13 6 (2.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 5 (1.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (6.36%) PCI DSS
3 14 (4.95%) QA
4 5 (1.77%) SLA
5 2 (0.71%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.71%) RMADS
6 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 61 (21.55%) Active Directory
2 26 (9.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (7.07%) VMware ESX
4 9 (3.18%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.47%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.12%) XenApp
7 4 (1.41%) vSphere
8 3 (1.06%) vCloud
9 2 (0.71%) iptables
9 2 (0.71%) NFS
9 2 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.71%) Samba
10 1 (0.35%) Docker
10 1 (0.35%) Firmware
10 1 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.35%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (7.42%) SmoothWall
2 11 (3.89%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (2.12%) EnCase
3 6 (2.12%) Puppet
4 4 (1.41%) Nagios
4 4 (1.41%) WSUS
5 3 (1.06%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.06%) Graylog
5 3 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.06%) SCCM
5 3 (1.06%) vMotion
5 3 (1.06%) yum
6 2 (0.71%) Cacti
6 2 (0.71%) DameWare
6 2 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.71%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.71%) vRealize
7 1 (0.35%) Nessus
Vendors
1 104 (36.75%) Cisco
2 62 (21.91%) CheckPoint
3 57 (20.14%) Microsoft
4 56 (19.79%) VMware
5 38 (13.43%) Juniper
6 33 (11.66%) Citrix
7 29 (10.25%) Oracle
8 28 (9.89%) Clearswift
8 28 (9.89%) F5
9 19 (6.71%) HP
10 12 (4.24%) ArcSight
10 12 (4.24%) Kaspersky
11 11 (3.89%) EMC
11 11 (3.89%) Fortinet
11 11 (3.89%) Intel Security
11 11 (3.89%) Splunk
12 8 (2.83%) Avaya
13 6 (2.12%) Palo Alto
13 6 (2.12%) Rapid7
13 6 (2.12%) Red Hat
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