Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 64 49
Rank change year-on-year +11 -15 +22
Contract jobs citing Firewall 43 27 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.33% 2.03% 3.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.71% 14.29% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 28
Cheshire median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.34%
10th Percentile £305 £295 £313
90th Percentile £500 £500 £508
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Cheshire median hourly rate - £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.65%
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year +11.54% +25.42% -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 161 189 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.45% 14.18% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 143 146
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.76% -
10th Percentile £263 £225 £243
90th Percentile £525 £525 £675
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £413
% change year-on-year +3.23% -6.06% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -27.78% +3.87%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.11 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £20.93 £52.75
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.81% - -5.88%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +2 14 £325 -23.53% 2
Chester -3 5 £438 +34.62%
Macclesfield -5 4 £425 -15.00%
Knutsford - 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 £475 -
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 18 (41.86%) LAN
1 18 (41.86%) WAN
2 15 (34.88%) Network Security
3 14 (32.56%) Migration
3 14 (32.56%) Cisco
4 13 (30.23%) Windows
4 13 (30.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (30.23%) Office 365
5 12 (27.91%) Data Centre
5 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
6 10 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (23.26%) CheckPoint
6 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
7 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
7 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
8 8 (18.60%) Load Balancing
8 8 (18.60%) VMware
8 8 (18.60%) Finance
8 8 (18.60%) CCNP
8 8 (18.60%) Windows Server
9 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (16.28%) Skype
9 7 (16.28%) PowerShell
9 7 (16.28%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (16.28%) Veeam
9 7 (16.28%) OSPF
9 7 (16.28%) SAN
9 7 (16.28%) Information Security
10 6 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (13.95%) Replication

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 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
1 5 (11.63%) Skype for Business
2 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (30.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (30.23%) Office 365
2 4 (9.30%) IaaS
2 4 (9.30%) PaaS
3 3 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.33%) SaaS
4 1 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (41.86%) LAN
1 18 (41.86%) WAN
2 15 (34.88%) Network Security
3 7 (16.28%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (16.28%) OSPF
3 7 (16.28%) SAN
3 7 (16.28%) Skype
4 6 (13.95%) BGP
5 5 (11.63%) Cisco Firepower
5 5 (11.63%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (11.63%) Cisco ISE
5 5 (11.63%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (11.63%) NetScaler
5 5 (11.63%) NX-OS
5 5 (11.63%) VPN
5 5 (11.63%) Wireless
5 5 (11.63%) WLAN
6 4 (9.30%) DMZ
6 4 (9.30%) NAS
7 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Law
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Consultant
1 11 (25.58%) Network Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Security Consultant
3 8 (18.60%) Architect
3 8 (18.60%) Security Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) PCI DSS Consultant
6 4 (9.30%) Server Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.98%) Migration Architect
7 3 (6.98%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Network Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Network Security Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Firewall Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) Middleware
2 2 (4.65%) .NET
3 1 (2.33%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.95%) Replication
3 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (6.98%) Cyberattack
4 3 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (6.98%) PKI
4 3 (6.98%) SCADA
5 2 (4.65%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.65%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.98%) Linux
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.33%) CentOS
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Solaris
5 1 (2.33%) Unix
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Migration
2 8 (18.60%) Load Balancing
3 7 (16.28%) Information Security
3 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (13.95%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (11.63%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (9.30%) E-Commerce
6 4 (9.30%) Email Filtering
7 3 (6.98%) Data Acquisition
7 3 (6.98%) Email Migration
7 3 (6.98%) IT Strategy
7 3 (6.98%) ITIL
8 2 (4.65%) Network Design
8 2 (4.65%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (4.65%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.65%) Service Management
9 1 (2.33%) Change Management
9 1 (2.33%) Information Security Management
9 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.65%) SQL
3 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (20.93%) SC Cleared
2 9 (20.93%) Security Cleared
3 8 (18.60%) CCNP
4 6 (13.95%) CCIE
5 5 (11.63%) CCIE Security
5 5 (11.63%) CISM
5 5 (11.63%) CISSP
6 4 (9.30%) CCNA
6 4 (9.30%) CISA
6 4 (9.30%) PCI QSA
7 2 (4.65%) Degree
8 1 (2.33%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (2.33%) CEH
8 1 (2.33%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (2.33%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.95%) GDPR
2 4 (9.30%) PA-DSS
2 4 (9.30%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.30%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (9.30%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) SCCM
1 5 (11.63%) Stealthwatch
2 4 (9.30%) OpenView
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.33%) Nagios
4 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.33%) SCOM
4 1 (2.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Cisco
2 10 (23.26%) CheckPoint
2 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
3 8 (18.60%) VMware
4 7 (16.28%) Veeam
5 6 (13.95%) Palo Alto
6 5 (11.63%) F5
6 5 (11.63%) Tufin
7 4 (9.30%) HP
7 4 (9.30%) Juniper
7 4 (9.30%) Veritas
8 2 (4.65%) Citrix
8 2 (4.65%) WatchGuard
8 2 (4.65%) Zscaler
9 1 (2.33%) McAfee
9 1 (2.33%) NetApp
9 1 (2.33%) Oracle
9 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.33%) Sophos
9 1 (2.33%) Symantec