Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firewall
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 53 49
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 +31
Contract jobs citing Firewall 46 38 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.58% 3.05% 3.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.75% 19.29% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 37
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £393 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% -7.65% -
10th Percentile £318 £292 £277
90th Percentile £488 £500 £525
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.38% -0.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.85% - -
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year +7.41% +30.25% -7.87%

Firewall is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 160 197 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.44% 15.80% 16.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 145 202
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £378 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% -11.18% -
10th Percentile £263 £254 £263
90th Percentile £525 £525 £586
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 5
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -21.43% +24.70%
10th Percentile £13.45 £10.88 £13.45
90th Percentile £42.50 £66.13 £38.25
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.33 £16.00
% change year-on-year +14.19% -4.22% -4.99%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Cheshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Cheshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Cheshire over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Cheshire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Cheshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +5 10 £300 -29.41% 12
Chester -6 8 £425 +12.58% 3
Macclesfield -2 4 £425 -15.00% 2
Crewe -20 2 - - 3
Wilmslow - 1 £475 - 1
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 28 (60.87%) WAN
1 28 (60.87%) Cisco
2 26 (56.52%) LAN
3 18 (39.13%) Active Directory
3 18 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (39.13%) Office 365
4 17 (36.96%) Migration
4 17 (36.96%) Network Security
5 16 (34.78%) Windows
6 15 (32.61%) Data Centre
7 14 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
7 14 (30.43%) Juniper
7 14 (30.43%) CheckPoint
8 13 (28.26%) VPN
8 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
8 13 (28.26%) Windows Server
9 12 (26.09%) VMware
9 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
9 12 (26.09%) Security Cleared
9 12 (26.09%) CCNP
10 11 (23.91%) CCNA
10 11 (23.91%) SAN
10 11 (23.91%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (23.91%) PowerShell
10 11 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (21.74%) Skype
11 10 (21.74%) ITIL
12 9 (19.57%) Linux
12 9 (19.57%) DMZ
12 9 (19.57%) OSPF

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 8 (17.39%) Skype for Business
2 5 (10.87%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.17%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 18 (39.13%) Office 365
2 14 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.35%) IaaS
4 2 (4.35%) PaaS
5 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (60.87%) WAN
2 26 (56.52%) LAN
3 17 (36.96%) Network Security
4 13 (28.26%) VPN
5 11 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (23.91%) SAN
6 10 (21.74%) Skype
7 9 (19.57%) BGP
7 9 (19.57%) DMZ
7 9 (19.57%) OSPF
8 7 (15.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (13.04%) DNS
9 6 (13.04%) MPLS
9 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
10 5 (10.87%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (10.87%) NAS
10 5 (10.87%) NetScaler
10 5 (10.87%) NX-OS
10 5 (10.87%) VoIP
10 5 (10.87%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.52%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Local Government
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Network Engineer
2 16 (34.78%) Security Engineer
3 13 (28.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (15.22%) Server Engineer
5 6 (13.04%) Architect
5 6 (13.04%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Consultant
7 4 (8.70%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (6.52%) Migration Architect
9 2 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Data Centre Architect
9 2 (4.35%) Data Centre Consultant
9 2 (4.35%) Data Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Data Network Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Office 365 Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) LDAP
1 4 (8.70%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (32.61%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (8.70%) Public Cloud
3 4 (8.70%) Replication
4 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.35%) PKI
5 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.78%) Windows
2 13 (28.26%) Windows Server
3 9 (19.57%) Linux
4 2 (4.35%) Solaris
4 2 (4.35%) Unix
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.17%) AIX
5 1 (2.17%) CentOS
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (2.17%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Migration
2 11 (23.91%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (21.74%) ITIL
4 9 (19.57%) Load Balancing
5 6 (13.04%) Service Management
6 5 (10.87%) Change Control
6 5 (10.87%) Change Management
6 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (10.87%) ITIL V3
7 4 (8.70%) Capacity Management
7 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
7 4 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (8.70%) Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
7 4 (8.70%) Visualisation
8 3 (6.52%) Email Filtering
8 3 (6.52%) Information Security
8 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.52%) C
3 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (26.09%) CCNP
2 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
2 12 (26.09%) Security Cleared
3 11 (23.91%) CCNA
4 5 (10.87%) CCIE
4 5 (10.87%) CCIE Security
4 5 (10.87%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.35%) Degree
6 1 (2.17%) CEH
6 1 (2.17%) CISM
6 1 (2.17%) CISSP
6 1 (2.17%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (2.17%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.70%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.35%) ProxySG
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (10.87%) SCCM
2 5 (10.87%) Stealthwatch
3 4 (8.70%) OpenView
4 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.17%) Nagios
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (2.17%) Puppet
5 1 (2.17%) SCOM
5 1 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (60.87%) Cisco
2 14 (30.43%) CheckPoint
2 14 (30.43%) Juniper
3 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
4 12 (26.09%) VMware
5 7 (15.22%) F5
6 6 (13.04%) Palo Alto
6 6 (13.04%) Veeam
7 5 (10.87%) Fortinet
7 5 (10.87%) Tufin
8 4 (8.70%) HP
8 4 (8.70%) Veritas
9 2 (4.35%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.35%) Sophos
9 2 (4.35%) Symantec
9 2 (4.35%) WatchGuard
9 2 (4.35%) Zscaler
10 1 (2.17%) Oracle
10 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds