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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 78 66 49
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -17
Contract jobs citing Firewall 97 77 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.23% 2.51% 3.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.77% 17.07% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 36 48
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£350 £388 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +36.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £432 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-4.33% +3.44%
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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
546 451 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.54% 14.72% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 232 180
Average daily rate £385 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £444 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 42 48
Average hourly rate £17.33 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £14.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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
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 4 September 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 +16 68 £350 +27.27% 15
Merseyside - 12 £340 -
Cheshire -35 11 £450 +7.20% 10
Cumbria - 5 £350 -
Lancashire -22 1 - - 4
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 130 (54.62%) Cisco
2 72 (30.25%) CheckPoint
3 71 (29.83%) WAN
4 69 (28.99%) VMware
5 65 (27.31%) SSL
6 57 (23.95%) Cisco ASA
7 56 (23.53%) Data Centre
8 55 (23.11%) DNS
8 55 (23.11%) LAN
8 55 (23.11%) Network Security
9 53 (22.27%) ITIL
9 53 (22.27%) Cisco Certification
10 49 (20.59%) Windows
11 48 (20.17%) PKI
12 47 (19.75%) Kalman Filter
13 46 (19.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 43 (18.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 40 (16.81%) Wireless
16 39 (16.39%) VPN
16 39 (16.39%) CISSP
16 39 (16.39%) Clearswift
16 39 (16.39%) SIEM
17 38 (15.97%) Kaspersky
17 38 (15.97%) Microsoft
17 38 (15.97%) DHCP
18 37 (15.55%) Migration
19 35 (14.71%) Juniper
20 34 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
20 34 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
21 33 (13.87%) CCNP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 12 (5.04%) IIS
2 10 (4.20%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.36%) WebSphere
3 8 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.68%) CICS
6 3 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.42%) Apache
8 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.42%) SAS
8 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.42%) Jetty
8 1 (0.42%) nginx
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (3.78%) MS Office
2 1 (0.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.68%) SaaS
2 4 (1.68%) PaaS
2 4 (1.68%) Route 53
2 4 (1.68%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.68%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.84%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.42%) Office 365
4 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 71 (29.83%) WAN
2 65 (27.31%) SSL
3 57 (23.95%) Cisco ASA
4 55 (23.11%) Network Security
4 55 (23.11%) LAN
4 55 (23.11%) DNS
5 40 (16.81%) Wireless
6 39 (16.39%) VPN
7 38 (15.97%) DHCP
8 27 (11.34%) OSPF
9 24 (10.08%) BGP
9 24 (10.08%) TCP/IP
10 22 (9.24%) SAN
11 21 (8.82%) VoIP
12 17 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (6.72%) HTTP
14 15 (6.30%) FTP
15 14 (5.88%) IPsec
16 13 (5.46%) VLAN
17 12 (5.04%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.68%) DB2
4 3 (1.26%) DataStage
4 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.42%) Big Data
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (2.10%) Hudson
1 5 (2.10%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.68%) Maven
3 1 (0.42%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.42%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.42%) JUnit
3 1 (0.42%) AppScan
General
1 19 (7.98%) Finance
2 7 (2.94%) Banking
2 7 (2.94%) Retail
3 5 (2.10%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.68%) Law
5 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.84%) Publishing
6 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.42%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 56 (23.53%) Analyst
2 52 (21.85%) Network Engineer
3 39 (16.39%) Security Analyst
4 27 (11.34%) Consultant
5 26 (10.92%) Architect
5 26 (10.92%) Technical Analyst
6 14 (5.88%) Network Support
7 12 (5.04%) Support Engineer
7 12 (5.04%) Security Consultant
7 12 (5.04%) Network Analyst
7 12 (5.04%) Network Consultant
8 11 (4.62%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.20%) Security Engineer
10 9 (3.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.78%) Network Architect
11 8 (3.36%) Administrator
11 8 (3.36%) Network Security Engineer
12 7 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (2.94%) Technical Security Analyst
13 6 (2.52%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.30%) Middleware
2 6 (2.52%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.26%) Web Services
4 1 (0.42%) .NET
4 1 (0.42%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 56 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 48 (20.17%) PKI
3 12 (5.04%) Mainframe
4 11 (4.62%) Clustering
5 8 (3.36%) Blackberry
5 8 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.52%) Replication
7 5 (2.10%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.10%) EFT
7 5 (2.10%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (2.10%) Life Science
8 4 (1.68%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (1.68%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.68%) VSAM
9 3 (1.26%) Statistics
9 3 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.84%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.84%) SecurID
10 2 (0.84%) NHS
10 2 (0.84%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 49 (20.59%) Windows
2 22 (9.24%) UNIX
3 19 (7.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (6.30%) Linux
5 14 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.94%) Windows 8
7 7 (2.94%) CentOS
8 5 (2.10%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.10%) Solaris
9 4 (1.68%) AIX
9 4 (1.68%) zOS
10 3 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.26%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.26%) Android
10 3 (1.26%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.26%) BlackBerry OS
11 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (22.27%) ITIL
2 47 (19.75%) Kalman Filter
3 43 (18.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 39 (16.39%) SIEM
5 37 (15.55%) Migration
6 26 (10.92%) Penetration Testing
7 22 (9.24%) Service Delivery
8 20 (8.40%) Security Patching
9 18 (7.56%) Information Security
10 16 (6.72%) Load Balancing
11 15 (6.30%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (5.88%) Network Management
13 13 (5.46%) Capacity Planning
13 13 (5.46%) Network Monitoring
13 13 (5.46%) Project Management
13 13 (5.46%) Network Design
14 10 (4.20%) Data Protection
15 9 (3.78%) ETL
16 8 (3.36%) Performance Tuning
17 7 (2.94%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.14%) SQL
2 7 (2.94%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.10%) Perl
4 4 (1.68%) Python
4 4 (1.68%) Ruby
5 2 (0.84%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.42%) JCL
6 1 (0.42%) Java
6 1 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (22.27%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (16.39%) CISSP
3 34 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 33 (13.87%) CCNP
5 30 (12.61%) CISMP
6 29 (12.18%) CCNA
7 27 (11.34%) CISM
8 15 (6.30%) CCENT
9 12 (5.04%) Security Cleared
10 10 (4.20%) SC Cleared
11 9 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (2.94%) CCIE
13 6 (2.52%) MCP
13 6 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (2.52%) Degree
14 4 (1.68%) JNCIS
14 4 (1.68%) A+ Certification
14 4 (1.68%) CEH
15 3 (1.26%) GIAC
15 3 (1.26%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (19.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (10.08%) QA
3 11 (4.62%) PCI DSS
4 9 (3.78%) SLA
5 5 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.42%) COBIT
6 1 (0.42%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.42%) BS25999
System Software
1 34 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (11.34%) Active Directory
3 13 (5.46%) VMware ESX
4 11 (4.62%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (2.94%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.68%) Time Sharing Option
7 3 (1.26%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 3 (1.26%) RACF
7 3 (1.26%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.26%) vSphere
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.42%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (2.94%) SCCM
1 7 (2.94%) Puppet
2 6 (2.52%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (2.10%) OpenView
3 5 (2.10%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.68%) Nagios
4 4 (1.68%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.26%) zSecure
5 3 (1.26%) OMEGAMON
5 3 (1.26%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.26%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.84%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.84%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.42%) Icinga
7 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.42%) SCOM
7 1 (0.42%) Cacti
Vendors
1 130 (54.62%) Cisco
2 72 (30.25%) CheckPoint
3 69 (28.99%) VMware
4 39 (16.39%) Clearswift
5 38 (15.97%) Microsoft
5 38 (15.97%) Kaspersky
6 35 (14.71%) Juniper
7 31 (13.03%) Citrix
8 17 (7.14%) F5
9 12 (5.04%) HP
10 10 (4.20%) Symantec
11 8 (3.36%) Veritas
12 7 (2.94%) Red Hat
12 7 (2.94%) Oracle
12 7 (2.94%) McAfee
12 7 (2.94%) Sophos
12 7 (2.94%) Fortinet
12 7 (2.94%) Veeam
13 6 (2.52%) ArcSight
13 6 (2.52%) Blue Coat
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