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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 32 67 59
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 163 103 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.07% 2.46% 2.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.46% 17.46% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 65 49
Median daily rate £413 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
- +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 7
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £21.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.50 £22.40 £29.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -15.09%
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
473 590 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.73% 14.09% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 351 243
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £504 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 49 35
Median hourly rate £18.81 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.01% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.25 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 7 December 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
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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the North West region over the 3 months to 7 December 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 +35 106 £450 +24.13% 27
Merseyside +16 28 £350 -17.64% 6
Cheshire +5 19 £425 +11.84% 5
Lancashire -11 6 £405 +29.60% 6
Cumbria - 2 - - 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 118 (39.86%) Cisco
2 114 (38.51%) Windows
3 111 (37.50%) LAN
4 109 (36.82%) WAN
5 68 (22.97%) Microsoft
6 66 (22.30%) TCP/IP
6 66 (22.30%) VoIP
7 63 (21.28%) Cisco Certification
8 60 (20.27%) CISSP
9 58 (19.59%) VMware
10 57 (19.26%) Active Directory
10 57 (19.26%) VPN
11 56 (18.92%) Linux
12 54 (18.24%) DNS
13 52 (17.57%) Network Security
13 52 (17.57%) Data Centre
14 50 (16.89%) Windows Server
14 50 (16.89%) DHCP
15 45 (15.20%) Unix
16 44 (14.86%) Vulnerability Management
17 42 (14.19%) Citrix
18 39 (13.18%) ITIL
19 38 (12.84%) VLAN
20 37 (12.50%) Splunk
20 37 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
20 37 (12.50%) Finance
21 36 (12.16%) Migration
22 35 (11.82%) Patch Management
23 34 (11.49%) Apple
23 34 (11.49%) Vulnerability Assessment

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 24 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.72%) Skype for Business
3 7 (2.36%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.35%) Apache
6 3 (1.01%) IIS
6 3 (1.01%) nginx
6 3 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.68%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.68%) JBoss
7 2 (0.68%) Jetty
7 2 (0.68%) SAS
8 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.34%) CICS
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.05%) MS Office
3 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.34%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 33 (11.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (9.12%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.38%) Office 365
4 4 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.68%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.68%) GitHub
5 2 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.34%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.34%) IaaS
6 1 (0.34%) PaaS
6 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (37.50%) LAN
2 109 (36.82%) WAN
3 66 (22.30%) TCP/IP
3 66 (22.30%) VoIP
4 57 (19.26%) VPN
5 54 (18.24%) DNS
6 52 (17.57%) Network Security
7 50 (16.89%) DHCP
8 38 (12.84%) VLAN
9 37 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (8.45%) SAN
11 20 (6.76%) Wireless
12 19 (6.42%) SSL
13 16 (5.41%) OSPF
14 14 (4.73%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (4.73%) Intrusion Detection
14 14 (4.73%) MPLS
15 13 (4.39%) BGP
16 11 (3.72%) Internet
17 10 (3.38%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.12%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.08%) Oracle Database
3 17 (5.74%) Oracle Database 11g
4 13 (4.39%) Redis
5 8 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.01%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.01%) MySQL
8 3 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.34%) DB2
10 1 (0.34%) GIS
10 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.34%) MS Access
10 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (3.04%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.01%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.68%) Subversion
3 2 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.34%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.34%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.34%) Firebug
4 1 (0.34%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.34%) JIRA
4 1 (0.34%) JMeter
4 1 (0.34%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.34%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.34%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.34%) The Grinder
4 1 (0.34%) Toad
4 1 (0.34%) Travis CI
General
1 37 (12.50%) Finance
2 9 (3.04%) Banking
3 8 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.34%) Advertising
5 1 (0.34%) German Language
5 1 (0.34%) Legal
5 1 (0.34%) Local Government
5 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (16.55%) Network Engineer
2 34 (11.49%) Analyst
3 31 (10.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 28 (9.46%) Consultant
5 24 (8.11%) Security Analyst
6 18 (6.08%) Cisco Engineer
6 18 (6.08%) Security Consultant
7 15 (5.07%) Designer
8 14 (4.73%) Architect
8 14 (4.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 12 (4.05%) Administrator
10 10 (3.38%) Firewall Engineer
10 10 (3.38%) IT Consultant
10 10 (3.38%) Security Manager
11 9 (3.04%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 9 (3.04%) IT Security Consultant
11 9 (3.04%) Network Security Manager
11 9 (3.04%) Network Specialist
11 9 (3.04%) Technical Specialist
12 8 (2.70%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.78%) ELK Stack
2 24 (8.11%) Web Services
3 7 (2.36%) RESTful
4 4 (1.35%) XML
4 4 (1.35%) XSLT
5 3 (1.01%) .NET
5 3 (1.01%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.01%) Middleware
6 2 (0.68%) LAMP
6 2 (0.68%) SAML
6 2 (0.68%) SOAP
7 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.34%) CSS
7 1 (0.34%) J2EE
7 1 (0.34%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.34%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.34%) Servlets
7 1 (0.34%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 52 (17.57%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.07%) Cyber Attack
3 14 (4.73%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.72%) PKI
5 6 (2.03%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.69%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.35%) BYOD
7 4 (1.35%) NHS
7 4 (1.35%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.01%) EFT
8 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.01%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.01%) Life Science
8 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Licensing
8 3 (1.01%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.68%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.68%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 114 (38.51%) Windows
2 56 (18.92%) Linux
3 50 (16.89%) Windows Server
4 45 (15.20%) Unix
5 28 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (7.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (3.72%) Solaris
8 9 (3.04%) CentOS
8 9 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.36%) Windows 10
10 6 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.03%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.68%) AIX
11 2 (0.68%) Android
11 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.68%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.34%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.34%) Debian
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (14.86%) Vulnerability Management
2 39 (13.18%) ITIL
3 36 (12.16%) Migration
4 35 (11.82%) Patch Management
5 34 (11.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 33 (11.15%) Information Security
6 33 (11.15%) Network Monitoring
7 31 (10.47%) SIEM
8 23 (7.77%) Load Balancing
9 22 (7.43%) Cybersecurity
10 21 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (6.08%) Case Management
11 18 (6.08%) Network Design
12 17 (5.74%) Kalman Filter
13 15 (5.07%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (5.07%) Security Operations
14 14 (4.73%) Project Management
14 14 (4.73%) Service Delivery
14 14 (4.73%) Threat Management
15 13 (4.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.11%) SQL
2 18 (6.08%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.04%) Python
4 7 (2.36%) Java
5 4 (1.35%) C#
5 4 (1.35%) PHP
5 4 (1.35%) VBScript
6 3 (1.01%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.34%) C
7 1 (0.34%) C++
7 1 (0.34%) COBOL
7 1 (0.34%) JCL
7 1 (0.34%) Perl
7 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.34%) Ruby
7 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 63 (21.28%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (20.27%) CISSP
3 33 (11.15%) Security Cleared
4 32 (10.81%) CCNA
4 32 (10.81%) CCNP
5 30 (10.14%) SANS
6 28 (9.46%) SSCP
7 27 (9.12%) SC Cleared
8 15 (5.07%) CISM
9 12 (4.05%) CCIE
10 9 (3.04%) CISMP
10 9 (3.04%) MCSE
10 9 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.01%) CCDP
12 3 (1.01%) CEH
12 3 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.01%) GCIH
12 3 (1.01%) MCSA
13 2 (0.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (4.05%) QA
3 11 (3.72%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.70%) COBIT
4 8 (2.70%) ISO27002
5 4 (1.35%) SLA
6 2 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 57 (19.26%) Active Directory
2 24 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (7.09%) VMware ESX
4 14 (4.73%) XenApp
5 11 (3.72%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.72%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (2.03%) ProxySG
7 3 (1.01%) Docker
7 3 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.68%) vCloud
8 2 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.68%) vSphere
9 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.34%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.34%) Varnish
9 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.34%) Xen
9 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (8.78%) QRadar
2 11 (3.72%) Nessus
2 11 (3.72%) Puppet
2 11 (3.72%) SCCM
3 10 (3.38%) Kibana
3 10 (3.38%) logstash
3 10 (3.38%) SmoothWall
4 8 (2.70%) Nexpose
4 8 (2.70%) Nmap
5 7 (2.36%) FortiGate
5 7 (2.36%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.69%) RSA enVision
7 3 (1.01%) Ansible
7 3 (1.01%) EnCase
7 3 (1.01%) vMotion
7 3 (1.01%) WSUS
8 2 (0.68%) Cacti
8 2 (0.68%) Nagios
8 2 (0.68%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 118 (39.86%) Cisco
2 68 (22.97%) Microsoft
3 58 (19.59%) VMware
4 42 (14.19%) Citrix
5 37 (12.50%) Splunk
6 34 (11.49%) Apple
7 30 (10.14%) CheckPoint
8 28 (9.46%) F5
9 27 (9.12%) Intel Security
9 27 (9.12%) Oracle
10 19 (6.42%) LogRhythm
11 18 (6.08%) Juniper
12 17 (5.74%) IBM
13 16 (5.41%) Clearswift
14 15 (5.07%) ArcSight
15 13 (4.39%) Forcepoint
15 13 (4.39%) HP
15 13 (4.39%) SolarWinds
16 11 (3.72%) NetApp
16 11 (3.72%) Red Hat
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