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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 55 53 54
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 88 83 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.74% 2.93% 2.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.46% 18.82% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 43 38
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £253 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £449 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.75 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £27.50 £83.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £21.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -20.90%
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
410 441 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.77% 15.57% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 219 246
Average daily rate £350 £337 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.85% +6.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 35 50
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -2 48 £345 +15.00% 11
Cheshire 0 26 £500 +25.00% 2
Merseyside -4 4 £369 +18.00%
Cumbria - 3 £500 -
Lancashire -25 2 £450 +45.16%
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 80 (49.38%) Cisco
2 52 (32.10%) Windows
3 46 (28.40%) CheckPoint
4 39 (24.07%) WAN
5 37 (22.84%) LAN
6 36 (22.22%) VMware
7 33 (20.37%) Finance
8 31 (19.14%) Juniper
9 30 (18.52%) Microsoft
9 30 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (17.90%) UNIX
11 28 (17.28%) Active Directory
12 25 (15.43%) Linux
12 25 (15.43%) SAN
13 23 (14.20%) F5
14 21 (12.96%) Fortinet
15 20 (12.35%) Wireless
15 20 (12.35%) CISSP
15 20 (12.35%) OSPF
15 20 (12.35%) CCNA
15 20 (12.35%) DNS
15 20 (12.35%) Network Security
16 19 (11.73%) TCP/IP
16 19 (11.73%) Oracle
16 19 (11.73%) SQL Server
17 18 (11.11%) Information Security
17 18 (11.11%) VLAN
17 18 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (10.49%) Migration
18 17 (10.49%) SQL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 14 (8.64%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.32%) IIS
4 6 (3.70%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.85%) nginx
6 2 (1.23%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.23%) Jetty
6 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.23%) Apache
6 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.23%) CMS
7 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.62%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.32%) MS Office
3 4 (2.47%) MS Project
4 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (5.56%) Amazon S3
3 8 (4.94%) Route 53
3 8 (4.94%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (3.70%) SaaS
4 6 (3.70%) PaaS
5 1 (0.62%) Office 365
5 1 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 39 (24.07%) WAN
2 37 (22.84%) LAN
3 25 (15.43%) SAN
4 20 (12.35%) OSPF
4 20 (12.35%) Wireless
4 20 (12.35%) DNS
4 20 (12.35%) Network Security
5 19 (11.73%) TCP/IP
6 18 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (11.11%) VLAN
7 17 (10.49%) DHCP
8 16 (9.88%) VPN
8 16 (9.88%) BGP
9 15 (9.26%) MPLS
10 13 (8.02%) EIGRP
10 13 (8.02%) NAS
11 12 (7.41%) SSL
12 11 (6.79%) Internet
13 10 (6.17%) TACACS
13 10 (6.17%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.85%) MySQL
3 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.23%) Big Data
4 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.62%) DB2
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.62%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.62%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.94%) Hudson
2 8 (4.94%) Maven
3 2 (1.23%) JUnit
3 2 (1.23%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
General
1 33 (20.37%) Finance
2 10 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.09%) Banking
3 5 (3.09%) Local Government
4 4 (2.47%) Law
5 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.62%) Legal
6 1 (0.62%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (19.14%) Consultant
2 18 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 18 (11.11%) Architect
3 13 (8.02%) Analyst
3 13 (8.02%) Security Consultant
3 13 (8.02%) Firewall Engineer
4 11 (6.79%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.17%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (5.56%) Project Leader
6 9 (5.56%) Security Engineer
6 9 (5.56%) Technical Project Leader
7 8 (4.94%) IT Consultant
8 7 (4.32%) Technical Architect
8 7 (4.32%) Network Security Engineer
8 7 (4.32%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.70%) IT Security Consultant
9 6 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.70%) Security Architect
10 5 (3.09%) Network Consultant
10 5 (3.09%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.85%) Middleware
2 2 (1.23%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.23%) Servlets
2 2 (1.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.56%) Open Source
1 9 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.32%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (4.32%) Replication
3 6 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (3.09%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.85%) PKI
6 2 (1.23%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.23%) Clustering
6 2 (1.23%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.23%) Life Science
7 1 (0.62%) iSeries
7 1 (0.62%) IVR
7 1 (0.62%) Tandem
7 1 (0.62%) NHS
7 1 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 52 (32.10%) Windows
2 29 (17.90%) UNIX
3 25 (15.43%) Linux
4 16 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (8.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (6.17%) Solaris
7 9 (5.56%) CentOS
8 7 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.32%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.85%) AIX
10 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.62%) zOS
11 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (11.11%) Information Security
2 17 (10.49%) Migration
3 15 (9.26%) Project Management
4 13 (8.02%) DevOps
5 12 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
5 12 (7.41%) Validation
6 11 (6.79%) ITIL
6 11 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (6.17%) SIEM
8 9 (5.56%) Configuration Management
8 9 (5.56%) Risk Management
9 8 (4.94%) Change Management
9 8 (4.94%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (4.32%) Technical Analysis
10 7 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (4.32%) Load Balancing
11 6 (3.70%) Use Case
11 6 (3.70%) PRINCE2
12 5 (3.09%) Network Management
13 4 (2.47%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.49%) SQL
2 6 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.85%) Java
4 2 (1.23%) Ruby
4 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.62%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (12.35%) CCNA
2 20 (12.35%) CISSP
3 11 (6.79%) CCNP
3 11 (6.79%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.79%) Security Cleared
4 7 (4.32%) Degree
5 6 (3.70%) CEH
5 6 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.70%) CCSA
5 6 (3.70%) GCIA
5 6 (3.70%) GCIH
6 5 (3.09%) PMP
6 5 (3.09%) PMI Certification
6 5 (3.09%) CCIE
7 4 (2.47%) MCSE
7 4 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (2.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.85%) ISSAP
8 3 (1.85%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.02%) QA
2 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.62%) HIPAA
System Software
1 28 (17.28%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 6 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.47%) vSphere
6 1 (0.62%) XenApp
6 1 (0.62%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.62%) RACF
6 1 (0.62%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 11 (6.79%) Puppet
2 8 (4.94%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (4.94%) Vagrant
3 7 (4.32%) SCCM
4 6 (3.70%) Nessus
5 3 (1.85%) OpenView
5 3 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.85%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.85%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.23%) Salt
6 2 (1.23%) SAP Afaria
6 2 (1.23%) Ansible
6 2 (1.23%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.23%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.62%) SCOM
7 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.62%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.62%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 80 (49.38%) Cisco
2 46 (28.40%) CheckPoint
3 36 (22.22%) VMware
4 31 (19.14%) Juniper
5 30 (18.52%) Microsoft
6 23 (14.20%) F5
7 21 (12.96%) Fortinet
8 19 (11.73%) Oracle
9 17 (10.49%) HP
10 14 (8.64%) SolarWinds
10 14 (8.64%) Blue Coat
11 11 (6.79%) Nortel
11 11 (6.79%) ArcSight
12 9 (5.56%) Citrix
12 9 (5.56%) Red Hat
13 8 (4.94%) Nokia
13 8 (4.94%) Websense
14 7 (4.32%) NetApp
15 6 (3.70%) EMC
15 6 (3.70%) RightScale
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