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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
England / North West
Rank 32 57 71
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 140 108 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.33% 2.81% 2.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.98% 18.85% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 57 37
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £219 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 8
Median hourly rate £19.63 £22.50 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.77% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £22.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.13 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-19.50% +5.26%

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
412 573 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.68% 14.89% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 314 188
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £232 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 35 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £11.85 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £101.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 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 +38 88 £400 +7.74% 26
Merseyside +15 24 £340 -20.00% 3
Cheshire +14 21 £400 -9.09% 7
Cumbria - 4 £360 - 1
Lancashire -5 1 £335 +6.77% 3
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 113 (39.65%) LAN
2 109 (38.25%) Windows
3 108 (37.89%) WAN
3 108 (37.89%) Cisco
4 68 (23.86%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (22.46%) TCP/IP
6 61 (21.40%) VoIP
7 59 (20.70%) Linux
8 58 (20.35%) VPN
9 56 (19.65%) CISSP
10 54 (18.95%) Microsoft
11 52 (18.25%) Network Security
12 50 (17.54%) VMware
13 49 (17.19%) Data Centre
14 48 (16.84%) Active Directory
15 47 (16.49%) Unix
16 46 (16.14%) DNS
16 46 (16.14%) DHCP
17 45 (15.79%) Windows Server
18 40 (14.04%) Vulnerability Management
19 39 (13.68%) VLAN
19 39 (13.68%) Citrix
20 35 (12.28%) Finance
20 35 (12.28%) Patch Management
21 34 (11.93%) CCNA
21 34 (11.93%) Apple
22 33 (11.58%) ITIL
22 33 (11.58%) Security Cleared
22 33 (11.58%) Splunk
22 33 (11.58%) Network Monitoring

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 21 (7.37%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.81%) Skype for Business
3 7 (2.46%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.40%) Apache
5 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.05%) IIS
5 3 (1.05%) nginx
5 3 (1.05%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.70%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.70%) JBoss
6 2 (0.70%) Jetty
7 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.35%) CICS
7 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.51%) MS Office
3 1 (0.35%) MS Project
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.35%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 31 (10.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (10.18%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.16%) Office 365
4 4 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.70%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.70%) GitHub
5 2 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.35%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.35%) IaaS
6 1 (0.35%) PaaS
6 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 113 (39.65%) LAN
2 108 (37.89%) WAN
3 64 (22.46%) TCP/IP
4 61 (21.40%) VoIP
5 58 (20.35%) VPN
6 52 (18.25%) Network Security
7 46 (16.14%) DHCP
7 46 (16.14%) DNS
8 39 (13.68%) VLAN
9 28 (9.82%) Cisco ASA
10 21 (7.37%) Wireless
11 20 (7.02%) SAN
12 18 (6.32%) MPLS
12 18 (6.32%) OSPF
13 15 (5.26%) BGP
14 13 (4.56%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (4.56%) SSL
15 10 (3.51%) EIGRP
15 10 (3.51%) Ethernet
15 10 (3.51%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.96%) Oracle Database
3 16 (5.61%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (4.91%) Redis
5 8 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (2.46%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.40%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.05%) MySQL
9 3 (1.05%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.35%) DB2
10 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.35%) MS Access
10 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.51%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.40%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.05%) Subversion
4 2 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.35%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.35%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.35%) Firebug
5 1 (0.35%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.35%) JIRA
5 1 (0.35%) JMeter
5 1 (0.35%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.35%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.35%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.35%) The Grinder
5 1 (0.35%) Toad
5 1 (0.35%) Travis CI
General
1 35 (12.28%) Finance
2 11 (3.86%) Banking
3 6 (2.11%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.70%) Local Government
5 2 (0.70%) Retail
6 1 (0.35%) Advertising
6 1 (0.35%) German Language
6 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 57 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 30 (10.53%) Analyst
3 25 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (8.42%) Consultant
5 17 (5.96%) Architect
5 17 (5.96%) Firewall Engineer
5 17 (5.96%) Network Security Engineer
5 17 (5.96%) Security Analyst
5 17 (5.96%) Security Engineer
6 16 (5.61%) Designer
6 16 (5.61%) Security Consultant
7 15 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
8 12 (4.21%) Design Engineer
9 11 (3.86%) Administrator
9 11 (3.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 11 (3.86%) IT Consultant
10 10 (3.51%) IT Security Consultant
11 9 (3.16%) Implementation Engineer
11 9 (3.16%) Network Implementation Engineer
11 9 (3.16%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.47%) Web Services
2 26 (9.12%) ELK Stack
3 7 (2.46%) RESTful
4 6 (2.11%) XML
4 6 (2.11%) XSLT
5 3 (1.05%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.70%) .NET
6 2 (0.70%) LAMP
6 2 (0.70%) Middleware
6 2 (0.70%) SAML
6 2 (0.70%) SOAP
7 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.35%) CSS
7 1 (0.35%) J2EE
7 1 (0.35%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.35%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.35%) Servlets
7 1 (0.35%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 49 (17.19%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.26%) Cyber Attack
3 14 (4.91%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.11%) Mainframe
4 6 (2.11%) PKI
5 5 (1.75%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.75%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.40%) BYOD
6 4 (1.40%) NHS
6 4 (1.40%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.70%) EFT
8 2 (0.70%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.70%) Life Science
8 2 (0.70%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.70%) User Experience
8 2 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Licensing
9 1 (0.35%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 109 (38.25%) Windows
2 59 (20.70%) Linux
3 47 (16.49%) Unix
4 45 (15.79%) Windows Server
5 26 (9.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (4.21%) Solaris
8 10 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (3.16%) CentOS
9 9 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.46%) Windows 10
11 6 (2.11%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.05%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.70%) AIX
13 2 (0.70%) Android
13 2 (0.70%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.70%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (14.04%) Vulnerability Management
2 35 (12.28%) Patch Management
3 33 (11.58%) ITIL
3 33 (11.58%) Network Monitoring
4 32 (11.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 30 (10.53%) Migration
6 29 (10.18%) Information Security
7 28 (9.82%) SIEM
8 24 (8.42%) Load Balancing
9 23 (8.07%) Security Monitoring
10 22 (7.72%) Cybersecurity
11 19 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (6.32%) Case Management
13 17 (5.96%) Network Design
14 14 (4.91%) Project Management
15 13 (4.56%) Penetration Testing
15 13 (4.56%) Security Operations
16 12 (4.21%) DevOps
16 12 (4.21%) Kalman Filter
16 12 (4.21%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.42%) SQL
2 16 (5.61%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.16%) Python
4 7 (2.46%) Java
5 6 (2.11%) C#
5 6 (2.11%) VBScript
6 3 (1.05%) PHP
7 2 (0.70%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.35%) C
8 1 (0.35%) C++
8 1 (0.35%) COBOL
8 1 (0.35%) JCL
8 1 (0.35%) Perl
8 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.35%) Ruby
8 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 68 (23.86%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (19.65%) CISSP
3 34 (11.93%) CCNA
4 33 (11.58%) Security Cleared
5 30 (10.53%) CCNP
6 29 (10.18%) SANS
7 28 (9.82%) SSCP
8 27 (9.47%) SC Cleared
9 12 (4.21%) CISM
10 10 (3.51%) CCIE
10 10 (3.51%) CISMP
11 9 (3.16%) CCSP
12 8 (2.81%) MCSE
12 8 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (1.40%) CCDP
13 4 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (1.05%) Degree
14 3 (1.05%) MCSA
15 2 (0.70%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (3.86%) PCI DSS
3 9 (3.16%) COBIT
3 9 (3.16%) ISO27002
3 9 (3.16%) QA
4 3 (1.05%) SLA
5 2 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 48 (16.84%) Active Directory
2 22 (7.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.61%) VMware ESX
4 14 (4.91%) XenApp
5 10 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (3.16%) Hyper-V
7 8 (2.81%) ProxySG
8 4 (1.40%) Docker
9 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.35%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.35%) NFS
10 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.35%) Varnish
10 1 (0.35%) vCloud
10 1 (0.35%) Xen
10 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (9.12%) QRadar
2 14 (4.91%) FortiGate
3 12 (4.21%) Puppet
4 11 (3.86%) Nessus
4 11 (3.86%) SCCM
5 10 (3.51%) Kibana
5 10 (3.51%) logstash
6 8 (2.81%) Nexpose
6 8 (2.81%) Nmap
7 6 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (2.11%) SmoothWall
8 5 (1.75%) RSA enVision
9 4 (1.40%) Ansible
10 3 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.70%) Nagios
11 2 (0.70%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 108 (37.89%) Cisco
2 54 (18.95%) Microsoft
3 50 (17.54%) VMware
4 39 (13.68%) Citrix
5 34 (11.93%) Apple
6 33 (11.58%) Splunk
7 28 (9.82%) CheckPoint
8 26 (9.12%) Oracle
9 25 (8.77%) F5
10 24 (8.42%) Intel Security
11 19 (6.67%) Fortinet
11 19 (6.67%) Juniper
12 18 (6.32%) LogRhythm
13 17 (5.96%) IBM
14 14 (4.91%) Red Hat
15 13 (4.56%) Forcepoint
15 13 (4.56%) SolarWinds
16 12 (4.21%) ArcSight
16 12 (4.21%) NetApp
17 10 (3.51%) HP
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