Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 40 55
Rank change year-on-year -20 +15 -10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 28 53 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.23% 4.08% 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.14% 26.24% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 25 46
Cheshire median daily rate £438 £425 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +11.84% -5.00%
10th Percentile £296 £313 £170
90th Percentile £545 £500 £594
North West median daily rate £423 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +5.63% +10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.98% -52.22%
10th Percentile £22.00 £17.41 £19.25
90th Percentile £26.00 £96.25 £23.75
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £19.63 £22.50
% change year-on-year +10.57% -12.78% -10.00%

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 185 202 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.76% 15.56% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 122 225
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -2.86% +17.45%
10th Percentile £178 £207 £239
90th Percentile £521 £675 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.68% -0.11% -3.95%
10th Percentile £12.04 £11.25 £12.41
90th Percentile £33.75 £41.88 £36.00
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.59% +4.29% -7.89%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +6 14 £425 -5.56% 8
Macclesfield +5 4 £500 +33.33% 1
Chester +5 2 £240 -43.53% 3
Crewe -18 1 - -
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 16 (57.14%) Cisco
2 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (42.86%) LAN
3 12 (42.86%) WAN
4 10 (35.71%) CCNP
5 9 (32.14%) VMware
6 8 (28.57%) Load Balancing
6 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
6 8 (28.57%) Windows
6 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 8 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (28.57%) Data Centre
7 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (25.00%) CCNA
7 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 6 (21.43%) ITIL
8 6 (21.43%) Network Design
8 6 (21.43%) Migration
8 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
9 5 (17.86%) Information Security
9 5 (17.86%) Network Security
9 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
9 5 (17.86%) VPN
9 5 (17.86%) Juniper
9 5 (17.86%) SAN
9 5 (17.86%) MPLS
9 5 (17.86%) BGP
9 5 (17.86%) Project Management

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 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.71%) Office 365
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) LAN
1 12 (42.86%) WAN
2 8 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (17.86%) BGP
3 5 (17.86%) MPLS
3 5 (17.86%) Network Security
3 5 (17.86%) SAN
3 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
3 5 (17.86%) VPN
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
4 4 (14.29%) DHCP
4 4 (14.29%) VoIP
4 4 (14.29%) Wireless
5 3 (10.71%) ADSL
5 3 (10.71%) BIG-IP
5 3 (10.71%) Ethernet
5 3 (10.71%) FTP
5 3 (10.71%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (10.71%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Ingres
2 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (7.14%) Back Office
1 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Local Government
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) IT Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Network Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Security Operations Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Operations Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Security Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) SIEM Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) WAN Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) JSON
1 3 (10.71%) Node.js
2 1 (3.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
4 4 (14.29%) CESG
5 3 (10.71%) Cyberattack
5 3 (10.71%) Replication
6 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (7.14%) Public Cloud
7 1 (3.57%) Clustering
7 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Linux
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.57%) AIX
5 1 (3.57%) Android
5 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.57%) Unix
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 6 (21.43%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Migration
2 6 (21.43%) Network Design
3 5 (17.86%) Information Security
3 5 (17.86%) Project Management
4 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (14.29%) Information Security Management
4 4 (14.29%) Security Management
4 4 (14.29%) SFIA
4 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.71%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 3 (10.71%) Malware Reverse Engineering
5 3 (10.71%) Remediation Plan
5 3 (10.71%) Runbook
5 3 (10.71%) Security Monitoring
5 3 (10.71%) Security Operations
5 3 (10.71%) Threat Intelligence
5 3 (10.71%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) COBOL
1 3 (10.71%) Java
1 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
1 3 (10.71%) Python
2 2 (7.14%) C
3 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (35.71%) CCNP
3 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 7 (25.00%) CCNA
5 4 (14.29%) CCDP
6 3 (10.71%) CISSP
6 3 (10.71%) GCED
6 3 (10.71%) GCFA
6 3 (10.71%) GCIA
6 3 (10.71%) GCIH
6 3 (10.71%) GIAC
6 3 (10.71%) GREM
6 3 (10.71%) GSEC
7 2 (7.14%) CCSP
8 1 (3.57%) CCIE
8 1 (3.57%) CWNA
8 1 (3.57%) Degree
8 1 (3.57%) ISEB
8 1 (3.57%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (10.71%) CESG Infosec
2 3 (10.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 4 (14.29%) vSphere
3 3 (10.71%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) IBM BigFix
1 3 (10.71%) vCenter Server
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.57%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Cisco
2 9 (32.14%) VMware
3 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 5 (17.86%) Juniper
5 3 (10.71%) F5
5 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.14%) Citrix
6 2 (7.14%) Meraki
6 2 (7.14%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.57%) Avaya
7 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.57%) HP
7 1 (3.57%) McAfee
7 1 (3.57%) NetApp
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle