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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 61 64 78
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 92 73 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.55% 2.58% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.93% 21.47% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 25 16
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£320 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 - £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.67 - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -4.76%
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
486 340 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.47% 12.00% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 135 120
Average daily rate £350 £303 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -0.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £195 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 32 46
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.32% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +14 51 £300 +33.33% 29
Cheshire -13 20 £420 +20.00% 8
Merseyside -12 9 - - 4
Lancashire -6 8 £291 +1.30% 2
Cumbria - 1 £500 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 98 (54.75%) Cisco
2 76 (42.46%) CheckPoint
3 75 (41.90%) Windows
4 54 (30.17%) WAN
5 53 (29.61%) Microsoft
5 53 (29.61%) VMware
6 44 (24.58%) Cisco ASA
7 42 (23.46%) Active Directory
7 42 (23.46%) LAN
8 40 (22.35%) Network Security
9 37 (20.67%) SAN
10 35 (19.55%) Citrix
11 32 (17.88%) SSL
11 32 (17.88%) Migration
11 32 (17.88%) Wireless
12 31 (17.32%) Juniper
13 30 (16.76%) UNIX
14 29 (16.20%) SQL Server
14 29 (16.20%) DNS
14 29 (16.20%) Information Security
15 28 (15.64%) VPN
15 28 (15.64%) IIS
15 28 (15.64%) VMware Infrastructure
16 27 (15.08%) SolarWinds
16 27 (15.08%) OSPF
16 27 (15.08%) Cisco Certification
17 25 (13.97%) MPLS
17 25 (13.97%) Oracle
18 23 (12.85%) BGP
18 23 (12.85%) ITIL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 28 (15.64%) IIS
2 14 (7.82%) MS Exchange
3 12 (6.70%) Apache
4 7 (3.91%) IBM Notes
4 7 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.68%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.12%) Lync
6 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.56%) Jetty
7 1 (0.56%) nginx
7 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (5.03%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.79%) MS Office
3 3 (1.68%) MS Project
3 3 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.35%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (3.35%) Amazon S3
3 5 (2.79%) Route 53
3 5 (2.79%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.56%) SaaS
4 1 (0.56%) PaaS
4 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (30.17%) WAN
2 44 (24.58%) Cisco ASA
3 42 (23.46%) LAN
4 40 (22.35%) Network Security
5 37 (20.67%) SAN
6 32 (17.88%) SSL
6 32 (17.88%) Wireless
7 29 (16.20%) DNS
8 28 (15.64%) VPN
9 27 (15.08%) OSPF
10 25 (13.97%) MPLS
11 23 (12.85%) BGP
12 21 (11.73%) EIGRP
12 21 (11.73%) DHCP
13 20 (11.17%) NAS
14 19 (10.61%) VPLS
14 19 (10.61%) Internet
15 17 (9.50%) Fibre Channel
16 16 (8.94%) VLAN
16 16 (8.94%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.20%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.59%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.23%) MySQL
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.12%) DB2
4 2 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.56%) Big Data
5 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.35%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.79%) Hudson
2 5 (2.79%) Maven
3 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.56%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.56%) JUnit
3 1 (0.56%) MSI
General
1 19 (10.61%) Finance
2 12 (6.70%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.35%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.79%) Law
5 3 (1.68%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.12%) Marketing
7 1 (0.56%) Electronics
7 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (16.20%) Network Engineer
2 26 (14.53%) Architect
3 24 (13.41%) Consultant
4 20 (11.17%) Analyst
5 18 (10.06%) Security Engineer
6 14 (7.82%) Network Security Engineer
7 13 (7.26%) Project Manager
7 13 (7.26%) Technical Architect
7 13 (7.26%) Security Analyst
8 9 (5.03%) Technical Project Leader
8 9 (5.03%) Administrator
8 9 (5.03%) Project Leader
8 9 (5.03%) Network Analyst
9 8 (4.47%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (4.47%) Network Support
10 7 (3.91%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.91%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.35%) Network Consultant
11 6 (3.35%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.79%) Middleware
2 2 (1.12%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.12%) Web Services
3 1 (0.56%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.38%) Replication
1 15 (8.38%) Clustering
2 12 (6.70%) PKI
3 8 (4.47%) Celerra
4 7 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.35%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (3.35%) Life Science
6 5 (2.79%) Open Source
7 3 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.12%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.12%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.56%) IVR
9 1 (0.56%) DTV
9 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 75 (41.90%) Windows
2 30 (16.76%) UNIX
3 18 (10.06%) Linux
4 17 (9.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (7.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (6.70%) Solaris
7 9 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (5.03%) Windows 7
8 6 (3.35%) CentOS
9 5 (2.79%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.12%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.88%) Migration
2 29 (16.20%) Information Security
3 23 (12.85%) ITIL
4 18 (10.06%) SIEM
4 18 (10.06%) Kalman Filter
5 17 (9.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (8.94%) Project Management
7 14 (7.82%) Configuration Management
8 13 (7.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 11 (6.15%) Business Continuity
9 11 (6.15%) Change Control
10 10 (5.59%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (5.03%) Network Design
12 8 (4.47%) Business Development
12 8 (4.47%) Load Balancing
12 8 (4.47%) Service Delivery
12 8 (4.47%) PRINCE2
12 8 (4.47%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (4.47%) DevOps
13 6 (3.35%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.38%) SQL
2 8 (4.47%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.23%) VBScript
4 2 (1.12%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.12%) Ruby
5 1 (0.56%) Python
5 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.56%) Java
5 1 (0.56%) Perl
5 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (15.08%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (12.29%) CISSP
3 17 (9.50%) CCNA
4 15 (8.38%) Security Cleared
5 14 (7.82%) SC Cleared
6 12 (6.70%) CISMP
7 11 (6.15%) Degree
8 10 (5.59%) CCENT
8 10 (5.59%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (5.03%) CISM
10 8 (4.47%) PMP
10 8 (4.47%) PMI Certification
10 8 (4.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (3.35%) CCNP
12 4 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.68%) CCSE
13 3 (1.68%) ISACA
14 2 (1.12%) CEH
14 2 (1.12%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.17%) QA
2 12 (6.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.56%) SLA
4 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.56%) BS25999
4 1 (0.56%) HIPAA
System Software
1 42 (23.46%) Active Directory
2 28 (15.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (10.06%) VMware ESX
4 13 (7.26%) Hyper-V
5 11 (6.15%) Terminal Services
6 9 (5.03%) XenApp
6 9 (5.03%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (4.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (2.23%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.12%) vSphere
10 1 (0.56%) iptables
10 1 (0.56%) NFS
10 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.56%) Samba
Systems Management
1 9 (5.03%) Puppet
2 8 (4.47%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (4.47%) SCCM
3 6 (3.35%) Nessus
4 5 (2.79%) Tivoli
4 5 (2.79%) Vagrant
5 4 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.23%) MIMEsweeper
5 4 (2.23%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.12%) Nagios
6 2 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.12%) Ansible
6 2 (1.12%) Salt
7 1 (0.56%) Opsview
7 1 (0.56%) Icinga
7 1 (0.56%) MOM
7 1 (0.56%) SCOM
7 1 (0.56%) Cacti
7 1 (0.56%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 98 (54.75%) Cisco
2 76 (42.46%) CheckPoint
3 53 (29.61%) VMware
3 53 (29.61%) Microsoft
4 35 (19.55%) Citrix
5 31 (17.32%) Juniper
6 27 (15.08%) SolarWinds
7 25 (13.97%) Oracle
8 21 (11.73%) F5
9 18 (10.06%) Nortel
10 17 (9.50%) Clearswift
11 16 (8.94%) ArcSight
12 14 (7.82%) HP
13 10 (5.59%) EMC
13 10 (5.59%) NetApp
13 10 (5.59%) Blue Coat
13 10 (5.59%) Kaspersky
14 9 (5.03%) McAfee
15 8 (4.47%) TippingPoint
15 8 (4.47%) Nokia
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