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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 50 40 55
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 143 142 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.62% 3.86% 3.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.56% 28.34% 23.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 73 38
Median daily rate £400 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £425 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 5
Median hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.44%
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
607 501 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.36% 13.62% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 235 182
Median daily rate £378 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 55 32
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -12 83 £390 +30.00% 29
Cheshire -7 33 £425 +0.59% 7
Lancashire +6 13 £375 -11.76% 3
Merseyside -2 13 £460 - 6
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 100 (41.84%) Cisco
2 62 (25.94%) Cisco Certification
3 52 (21.76%) WAN
4 50 (20.92%) LAN
4 50 (20.92%) Network Security
5 49 (20.50%) DNS
5 49 (20.50%) CheckPoint
6 48 (20.08%) CCNP
6 48 (20.08%) Juniper
7 43 (17.99%) Kalman Filter
8 41 (17.15%) Windows
8 41 (17.15%) Information Security
9 39 (16.32%) VPN
10 38 (15.90%) Finance
11 37 (15.48%) VMware
11 37 (15.48%) CCNA
11 37 (15.48%) Data Centre
11 37 (15.48%) Cisco ASA
12 35 (14.64%) Active Directory
13 34 (14.23%) SSL
14 30 (12.55%) ITIL
15 29 (12.13%) Security Cleared
15 29 (12.13%) Load Balancing
16 28 (11.72%) DHCP
17 26 (10.88%) Microsoft
17 26 (10.88%) Penetration Testing
18 25 (10.46%) MS Excel
18 25 (10.46%) VMware Infrastructure
19 24 (10.04%) SC Cleared
19 24 (10.04%) Unix

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 12 (5.02%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.09%) Apache
2 5 (2.09%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.67%) IIS
3 4 (1.67%) JBoss
4 3 (1.26%) Confluence
4 3 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.84%) FileNet
5 2 (0.84%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.84%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (10.46%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (4.18%) MS Office
4 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.42%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.67%) SoftLayer
4 3 (1.26%) SaaS
5 2 (0.84%) Office 365
6 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.42%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (21.76%) WAN
2 50 (20.92%) LAN
2 50 (20.92%) Network Security
3 49 (20.50%) DNS
4 39 (16.32%) VPN
5 37 (15.48%) Cisco ASA
6 34 (14.23%) SSL
7 28 (11.72%) DHCP
8 24 (10.04%) TCP/IP
9 23 (9.62%) BGP
10 20 (8.37%) OSPF
10 20 (8.37%) SSH
11 19 (7.95%) Intrusion Detection
11 19 (7.95%) Wireless
12 18 (7.53%) VoIP
13 15 (6.28%) IPsec
14 14 (5.86%) Cisco Nexus
15 13 (5.44%) MPLS
16 12 (5.02%) VLAN
17 11 (4.60%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.26%) MS Access
3 2 (0.84%) DB2
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.42%) GIS
4 1 (0.42%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.51%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.26%) JIRA
4 2 (0.84%) Gradle
4 2 (0.84%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.84%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.84%) Maven
4 2 (0.84%) Toad
5 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (15.90%) Finance
2 12 (5.02%) Banking
3 11 (4.60%) Retail
4 7 (2.93%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.93%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.26%) Marketing
6 2 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.84%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.84%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.84%) Legal
7 1 (0.42%) Automotive
7 1 (0.42%) French Language
7 1 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 56 (23.43%) Network Engineer
2 37 (15.48%) Architect
3 33 (13.81%) Analyst
4 29 (12.13%) Security Manager
5 25 (10.46%) Security Analyst
6 21 (8.79%) Cisco Engineer
7 19 (7.95%) Network Architect
8 18 (7.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 18 (7.53%) Consultant
9 15 (6.28%) Firewall Engineer
9 15 (6.28%) IT Manager
10 14 (5.86%) Network Security Manager
10 14 (5.86%) Project Manager
11 13 (5.44%) IT Security Manager
12 12 (5.02%) Security Consultant
13 11 (4.60%) Security Architect
13 11 (4.60%) Security Engineer
14 10 (4.18%) IT Risk Manager
14 10 (4.18%) Risk Manager
15 7 (2.93%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.09%) Web Services
2 4 (1.67%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.67%) Middleware
2 4 (1.67%) SOAP
3 3 (1.26%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (1.26%) XML
4 2 (0.84%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (0.84%) REST
4 2 (0.84%) WAP
4 2 (0.84%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (0.84%) XSD
5 1 (0.42%) .NET
5 1 (0.42%) LAMP
5 1 (0.42%) OAuth
5 1 (0.42%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (15.48%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.53%) PKI
3 10 (4.18%) Cryptography
4 8 (3.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (2.51%) Life Science
6 5 (2.09%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.67%) Clustering
7 4 (1.67%) iSeries
8 3 (1.26%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.26%) Statistics
9 2 (0.84%) CMDB
9 2 (0.84%) DataPower
9 2 (0.84%) HACMP
9 2 (0.84%) Health Informatics
9 2 (0.84%) Informatics
9 2 (0.84%) IVR
9 2 (0.84%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.84%) Tandem
9 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (17.15%) Windows
2 24 (10.04%) Unix
3 23 (9.62%) Linux
4 17 (7.11%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.67%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.26%) AIX
9 3 (1.26%) Solaris
9 3 (1.26%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.84%) CentOS
11 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.99%) Kalman Filter
2 41 (17.15%) Information Security
3 30 (12.55%) ITIL
4 29 (12.13%) Load Balancing
5 26 (10.88%) Penetration Testing
6 23 (9.62%) Security Operations
7 21 (8.79%) SIEM
8 19 (7.95%) Migration
9 15 (6.28%) PRINCE2
9 15 (6.28%) Risk Management
10 13 (5.44%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (5.44%) Web Filtering
11 12 (5.02%) Project Management
12 11 (4.60%) Change Management
12 11 (4.60%) Email Filtering
12 11 (4.60%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 10 (4.18%) DevOps
13 10 (4.18%) Network Design
13 10 (4.18%) Service Delivery
13 10 (4.18%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.35%) SQL
2 5 (2.09%) Bash Shell
3 4 (1.67%) Lisp
3 4 (1.67%) Perl
4 3 (1.26%) Java
5 2 (0.84%) JCL
5 2 (0.84%) PHP
5 2 (0.84%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.84%) Python
5 2 (0.84%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 62 (25.94%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (20.08%) CCNP
3 37 (15.48%) CCNA
4 29 (12.13%) Security Cleared
5 24 (10.04%) SC Cleared
6 21 (8.79%) CISSP
7 17 (7.11%) CISM
8 14 (5.86%) CCIE
9 8 (3.35%) CISMP
10 7 (2.93%) CCENT
10 7 (2.93%) CESG Certified Professional
10 7 (2.93%) CLAS
10 7 (2.93%) PMI Certification
10 7 (2.93%) PMP
11 6 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (2.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (2.09%) CEH
12 5 (2.09%) JNCIA
13 4 (1.67%) GCIH
13 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (6.69%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.51%) QA
4 5 (2.09%) SLA
5 2 (0.84%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.84%) RMADS
6 1 (0.42%) COBIT
6 1 (0.42%) COSO
6 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 35 (14.64%) Active Directory
2 25 (10.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.09%) VMware ESX
4 4 (1.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.67%) vSphere
5 2 (0.84%) iptables
5 2 (0.84%) NFS
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.84%) Samba
5 2 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.42%) Firmware
6 1 (0.42%) GPFS
6 1 (0.42%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.42%) vCloud
6 1 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (5.44%) SmoothWall
2 4 (1.67%) vRealize
3 3 (1.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.26%) Graylog
3 3 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.26%) Nagios
3 3 (1.26%) Puppet
3 3 (1.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (1.26%) yum
4 2 (0.84%) DameWare
4 2 (0.84%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.84%) QRadar
4 2 (0.84%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.42%) EnCase
5 1 (0.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.42%) Proventia
5 1 (0.42%) SCCM
Vendors
1 100 (41.84%) Cisco
2 49 (20.50%) CheckPoint
3 48 (20.08%) Juniper
4 37 (15.48%) VMware
5 26 (10.88%) Microsoft
6 23 (9.62%) Palo Alto
7 21 (8.79%) F5
8 14 (5.86%) Citrix
8 14 (5.86%) Fortinet
8 14 (5.86%) Oracle
9 13 (5.44%) HP
10 11 (4.60%) Clearswift
11 9 (3.77%) IBM
11 9 (3.77%) Kaspersky
12 6 (2.51%) ArcSight
13 5 (2.09%) Red Hat
14 4 (1.67%) Aruba
14 4 (1.67%) ATG
14 4 (1.67%) Splunk
14 4 (1.67%) Teradata
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