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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 42 60 56
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 139 101 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.80% 2.64% 2.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.50% 22.30% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 44 50
Median daily rate £394 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
Median hourly rate £20.73 £21.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.58% +1.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +6.29%
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
545 453 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.89% 11.83% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 227 201
Median daily rate £389 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.00% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 40 40
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% -25.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +13 97 £405 +35.00% 17
Merseyside +9 22 £375 - 4
Cheshire -1 16 £388 -13.88% 9
Lancashire -7 4 £350 -22.22% 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 98 (38.13%) Cisco
2 64 (24.90%) WAN
3 61 (23.74%) Windows
4 56 (21.79%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (21.79%) CheckPoint
5 53 (20.62%) Active Directory
6 51 (19.84%) LAN
6 51 (19.84%) Microsoft
6 51 (19.84%) VMware
7 45 (17.51%) CCNP
8 44 (17.12%) Network Security
9 43 (16.73%) DNS
9 43 (16.73%) Information Security
9 43 (16.73%) Finance
10 40 (15.56%) Kalman Filter
11 38 (14.79%) Juniper
12 37 (14.40%) ITIL
12 37 (14.40%) Cisco ASA
13 36 (14.01%) Data Centre
14 34 (13.23%) Windows Server
15 33 (12.84%) MS Excel
15 33 (12.84%) CCNA
16 32 (12.45%) CISSP
17 31 (12.06%) Penetration Testing
18 28 (10.89%) SSL
19 26 (10.12%) DHCP
19 26 (10.12%) TCP/IP
19 26 (10.12%) VMware Infrastructure
19 26 (10.12%) F5
20 25 (9.73%) Security Cleared

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 22 (8.56%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.95%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.56%) Apache
4 4 (1.56%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.17%) Confluence
5 3 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.17%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.17%) IIS
6 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.78%) FileNet
6 2 (0.78%) JBoss
6 2 (0.78%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.78%) SAS
6 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 33 (12.84%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (5.45%) MS Office
4 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.78%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.39%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.56%) Office 365
4 2 (0.78%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.78%) SaaS
4 2 (0.78%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (24.90%) WAN
2 51 (19.84%) LAN
3 44 (17.12%) Network Security
4 43 (16.73%) DNS
5 37 (14.40%) Cisco ASA
6 28 (10.89%) SSL
7 26 (10.12%) DHCP
7 26 (10.12%) TCP/IP
8 21 (8.17%) VPN
9 20 (7.78%) VoIP
10 16 (6.23%) VLAN
11 15 (5.84%) BGP
11 15 (5.84%) Intrusion Detection
11 15 (5.84%) MPLS
11 15 (5.84%) SAN
12 14 (5.45%) OSPF
13 13 (5.06%) EIGRP
14 12 (4.67%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (4.67%) Internet
14 12 (4.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.11%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.56%) GIS
5 3 (1.17%) MS Access
6 2 (0.78%) DB2
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.17%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.17%) JIRA
3 2 (0.78%) Gradle
3 2 (0.78%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.78%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.78%) Maven
3 2 (0.78%) Toad
4 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 43 (16.73%) Finance
2 10 (3.89%) Banking
3 9 (3.50%) Manufacturing
3 9 (3.50%) Retail
4 7 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.17%) Legal
5 3 (1.17%) Marketing
6 2 (0.78%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Automotive
7 1 (0.39%) French Language
7 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 47 (18.29%) Network Engineer
2 41 (15.95%) Analyst
3 35 (13.62%) Security Analyst
4 31 (12.06%) Security Manager
5 24 (9.34%) Architect
5 24 (9.34%) Cisco Engineer
6 19 (7.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 18 (7.00%) Consultant
7 18 (7.00%) Network Security Manager
8 16 (6.23%) Firewall Engineer
8 16 (6.23%) IT Manager
9 14 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (5.06%) IT Security Manager
11 12 (4.67%) Project Manager
11 12 (4.67%) Security Consultant
12 10 (3.89%) IT Risk Manager
12 10 (3.89%) Risk Manager
13 8 (3.11%) Security Architect
13 8 (3.11%) Security Engineer
14 7 (2.72%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.33%) Middleware
2 5 (1.95%) Web Services
3 4 (1.56%) SOAP
4 3 (1.17%) 802.1X
4 3 (1.17%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (1.17%) XML
5 2 (0.78%) .NET
5 2 (0.78%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (0.78%) REST
5 2 (0.78%) WAP
5 2 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.78%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.01%) Data Centre
2 25 (9.73%) PKI
3 10 (3.89%) Cryptography
4 7 (2.72%) Life Science
5 6 (2.33%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.95%) Clustering
7 4 (1.56%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.17%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.17%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.17%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.78%) DataPower
9 2 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.78%) Health Informatics
9 2 (0.78%) Informatics
9 2 (0.78%) IVR
9 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Licensing
9 2 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 61 (23.74%) Windows
2 34 (13.23%) Windows Server
3 23 (8.95%) Unix
4 22 (8.56%) Linux
5 15 (5.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.95%) Solaris
7 5 (1.95%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.56%) AIX
8 4 (1.56%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.17%) CentOS
10 2 (0.78%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (16.73%) Information Security
2 40 (15.56%) Kalman Filter
3 37 (14.40%) ITIL
4 31 (12.06%) Penetration Testing
5 24 (9.34%) Migration
5 24 (9.34%) SIEM
6 23 (8.95%) Security Operations
7 21 (8.17%) Load Balancing
7 21 (8.17%) Risk Management
8 17 (6.61%) Email Filtering
8 17 (6.61%) Web Filtering
9 15 (5.84%) PRINCE2
9 15 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (5.84%) Vulnerability Management
10 13 (5.06%) Change Management
11 12 (4.67%) Data Loss Prevention
11 12 (4.67%) Network Design
11 12 (4.67%) Security Management
11 12 (4.67%) Service Delivery
12 11 (4.28%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.23%) SQL
2 12 (4.67%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.95%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.17%) Java
5 2 (0.78%) JCL
5 2 (0.78%) Perl
5 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 56 (21.79%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (17.51%) CCNP
3 33 (12.84%) CCNA
4 32 (12.45%) CISSP
5 25 (9.73%) Security Cleared
6 24 (9.34%) CISM
7 20 (7.78%) SC Cleared
8 9 (3.50%) CCIE
8 9 (3.50%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (3.11%) CEH
9 8 (3.11%) CISMP
10 7 (2.72%) CCENT
10 7 (2.72%) CESG Certified Professional
10 7 (2.72%) CLAS
10 7 (2.72%) GCIH
10 7 (2.72%) PMI Certification
10 7 (2.72%) PMP
11 6 (2.33%) GIAC
11 6 (2.33%) MCSE
11 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (7.78%) PCI DSS
3 8 (3.11%) QA
4 4 (1.56%) SLA
5 2 (0.78%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.78%) RMADS
6 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 53 (20.62%) Active Directory
2 26 (10.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.84%) VMware ESX
4 5 (1.95%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.95%) vSphere
4 5 (1.95%) XenApp
5 3 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.78%) iptables
6 2 (0.78%) NFS
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.78%) Samba
6 2 (0.78%) vCloud
7 1 (0.39%) Firmware
7 1 (0.39%) GPFS
7 1 (0.39%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (6.61%) SmoothWall
2 8 (3.11%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (2.33%) EnCase
4 4 (1.56%) Nagios
5 3 (1.17%) Graylog
5 3 (1.17%) Puppet
5 3 (1.17%) vMotion
5 3 (1.17%) vRealize
5 3 (1.17%) WSUS
5 3 (1.17%) yum
6 2 (0.78%) Cacti
6 2 (0.78%) DameWare
6 2 (0.78%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.78%) SCCM
6 2 (0.78%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 98 (38.13%) Cisco
2 56 (21.79%) CheckPoint
3 51 (19.84%) Microsoft
3 51 (19.84%) VMware
4 38 (14.79%) Juniper
5 26 (10.12%) F5
6 25 (9.73%) Citrix
7 20 (7.78%) Clearswift
8 19 (7.39%) Oracle
9 16 (6.23%) HP
10 11 (4.28%) ArcSight
10 11 (4.28%) Kaspersky
10 11 (4.28%) Splunk
11 9 (3.50%) EMC
12 8 (3.11%) Fortinet
12 8 (3.11%) Intel Security
13 7 (2.72%) Palo Alto
14 6 (2.33%) Rapid7
15 5 (1.95%) Avaya
15 5 (1.95%) Red Hat
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