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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 45 47 56
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 140 124 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.72% 3.35% 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.52% 25.83% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 63 35
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 £293 £200 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £445 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 7
Median hourly rate - £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £22.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+45.05% +22.97%
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
571 480 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.19% 12.96% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 242 183
Median daily rate £385 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 44 31
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -7 84 £400 +33.33% 21
Cheshire +2 27 £393 -7.64% 9
Merseyside +6 19 £400 - 4
Lancashire +3 9 £413 -5.71% 2
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 97 (39.75%) Cisco
2 62 (25.41%) Cisco Certification
3 60 (24.59%) WAN
4 55 (22.54%) CheckPoint
5 52 (21.31%) LAN
6 50 (20.49%) CCNP
7 44 (18.03%) Windows
7 44 (18.03%) Network Security
7 44 (18.03%) Kalman Filter
8 43 (17.62%) Juniper
8 43 (17.62%) Information Security
9 42 (17.21%) Cisco ASA
10 40 (16.39%) Finance
10 40 (16.39%) DNS
11 39 (15.98%) Active Directory
12 36 (14.75%) VMware
13 34 (13.93%) Data Centre
14 33 (13.52%) SSL
14 33 (13.52%) Microsoft
14 33 (13.52%) ITIL
15 32 (13.11%) CCNA
16 30 (12.30%) VPN
17 28 (11.48%) Penetration Testing
17 28 (11.48%) F5
18 27 (11.07%) Security Cleared
19 26 (10.66%) Load Balancing
19 26 (10.66%) MS Excel
20 24 (9.84%) TCP/IP
20 24 (9.84%) CISSP
20 24 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure

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 15 (6.15%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.05%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.64%) Apache
5 3 (1.23%) Confluence
5 3 (1.23%) IIS
5 3 (1.23%) JBoss
5 3 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.82%) FileNet
6 2 (0.82%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.82%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (10.66%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (4.10%) MS Office
4 1 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.41%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.64%) SoftLayer
4 3 (1.23%) SaaS
5 2 (0.82%) Office 365
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (24.59%) WAN
2 52 (21.31%) LAN
3 44 (18.03%) Network Security
4 42 (17.21%) Cisco ASA
5 40 (16.39%) DNS
6 33 (13.52%) SSL
7 30 (12.30%) VPN
8 24 (9.84%) TCP/IP
9 23 (9.43%) VoIP
10 21 (8.61%) DHCP
11 20 (8.20%) BGP
12 17 (6.97%) Intrusion Detection
12 17 (6.97%) OSPF
13 15 (6.15%) MPLS
14 14 (5.74%) Wireless
15 13 (5.33%) Cisco Nexus
15 13 (5.33%) EIGRP
16 12 (4.92%) SAN
16 12 (4.92%) SSH
17 11 (4.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.64%) GIS
1 4 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.23%) MS Access
3 2 (0.82%) DB2
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.46%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.23%) JIRA
4 2 (0.82%) Gradle
4 2 (0.82%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.82%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.82%) Maven
4 2 (0.82%) Toad
5 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (16.39%) Finance
2 11 (4.51%) Banking
2 11 (4.51%) Retail
3 9 (3.69%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.23%) Legal
5 3 (1.23%) Marketing
6 2 (0.82%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.82%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Automotive
7 1 (0.41%) French Language
7 1 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 52 (21.31%) Network Engineer
2 39 (15.98%) Analyst
3 35 (14.34%) Architect
4 33 (13.52%) Security Analyst
5 31 (12.70%) Security Manager
6 23 (9.43%) Cisco Engineer
7 18 (7.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 17 (6.97%) Network Security Manager
9 16 (6.56%) Consultant
9 16 (6.56%) IT Manager
9 16 (6.56%) Network Architect
10 14 (5.74%) Firewall Engineer
11 13 (5.33%) IT Security Manager
12 12 (4.92%) Project Manager
12 12 (4.92%) Security Architect
13 10 (4.10%) IT Risk Manager
13 10 (4.10%) Risk Manager
13 10 (4.10%) Security Consultant
13 10 (4.10%) Security Engineer
14 7 (2.87%) Firewall Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.05%) Web Services
2 4 (1.64%) Middleware
2 4 (1.64%) SOAP
3 3 (1.23%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (1.23%) XML
4 2 (0.82%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (0.82%) REST
4 2 (0.82%) WAP
4 2 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (0.82%) XSD
5 1 (0.41%) .NET
5 1 (0.41%) OAuth
5 1 (0.41%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.93%) Data Centre
2 22 (9.02%) PKI
3 10 (4.10%) Cryptography
4 7 (2.87%) Life Science
5 6 (2.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (2.05%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.64%) Clustering
7 4 (1.64%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.23%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.23%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.82%) CMDB
9 2 (0.82%) DataPower
9 2 (0.82%) Health Informatics
9 2 (0.82%) iSeries
9 2 (0.82%) IVR
9 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.82%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 44 (18.03%) Windows
2 23 (9.43%) Linux
2 23 (9.43%) Unix
3 20 (8.20%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.05%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.64%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.23%) AIX
8 3 (1.23%) Solaris
8 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.82%) CentOS
10 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (18.03%) Kalman Filter
2 43 (17.62%) Information Security
3 33 (13.52%) ITIL
4 28 (11.48%) Penetration Testing
5 26 (10.66%) Load Balancing
6 23 (9.43%) Security Operations
7 20 (8.20%) Migration
8 18 (7.38%) SIEM
9 16 (6.56%) Risk Management
9 16 (6.56%) Web Filtering
10 15 (6.15%) Email Filtering
10 15 (6.15%) PRINCE2
11 13 (5.33%) Service Delivery
12 11 (4.51%) Change Management
12 11 (4.51%) Project Management
12 11 (4.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 10 (4.10%) DevOps
13 10 (4.10%) Network Design
13 10 (4.10%) Security Management
14 9 (3.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.10%) SQL
2 5 (2.05%) Bash Shell
3 3 (1.23%) Java
3 3 (1.23%) Perl
3 3 (1.23%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.82%) JCL
4 2 (0.82%) Lisp
4 2 (0.82%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.41%) PHP
5 1 (0.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 62 (25.41%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (20.49%) CCNP
3 32 (13.11%) CCNA
4 27 (11.07%) Security Cleared
5 24 (9.84%) CISSP
6 22 (9.02%) SC Cleared
7 18 (7.38%) CISM
8 15 (6.15%) CCIE
9 9 (3.69%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (3.28%) CISMP
11 7 (2.87%) CCENT
11 7 (2.87%) CESG Certified Professional
11 7 (2.87%) CLAS
11 7 (2.87%) PMI Certification
11 7 (2.87%) PMP
12 6 (2.46%) CEH
12 6 (2.46%) Degree
12 6 (2.46%) GIAC
12 6 (2.46%) JNCIA
12 6 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (7.79%) PCI DSS
3 8 (3.28%) QA
4 5 (2.05%) SLA
5 2 (0.82%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.82%) RMADS
6 1 (0.41%) COBIT
6 1 (0.41%) COSO
6 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 39 (15.98%) Active Directory
2 24 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.46%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.05%) vSphere
5 3 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.82%) iptables
6 2 (0.82%) NFS
6 2 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.82%) Samba
6 2 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.41%) Firmware
7 1 (0.41%) GPFS
7 1 (0.41%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.41%) vCloud
7 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (6.97%) SmoothWall
2 5 (2.05%) EnCase
3 4 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.64%) vRealize
4 3 (1.23%) Graylog
4 3 (1.23%) Nagios
4 3 (1.23%) Puppet
4 3 (1.23%) yum
5 2 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.82%) DameWare
5 2 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.82%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.82%) WSUS
6 1 (0.41%) Cacti
6 1 (0.41%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.41%) QRadar
6 1 (0.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 97 (39.75%) Cisco
2 55 (22.54%) CheckPoint
3 43 (17.62%) Juniper
4 36 (14.75%) VMware
5 33 (13.52%) Microsoft
6 28 (11.48%) F5
7 16 (6.56%) Clearswift
8 15 (6.15%) Citrix
8 15 (6.15%) Oracle
8 15 (6.15%) Palo Alto
9 14 (5.74%) HP
10 13 (5.33%) Fortinet
11 10 (4.10%) ArcSight
12 9 (3.69%) Kaspersky
13 8 (3.28%) Splunk
14 7 (2.87%) IBM
15 5 (2.05%) Avaya
15 5 (2.05%) EMC
15 5 (2.05%) Rapid7
15 5 (2.05%) Red Hat
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