Period
to 20 November 2017

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 2017 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 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 48 70
Rank change year-on-year -15 +22 -31
Contract jobs citing Firewall 27 49 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.03% 3.37% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 21.12% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 28 34
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £425 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.34% +2.81%
10th Percentile £295 £313 £222
90th Percentile £500 £508 £505
North West median daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.65% -33.85%
10th Percentile £22.00 £19.10 £19.25
90th Percentile £26.00 £139.75 £23.75
North West median hourly rate £26.00 £20.73 £22.50
% change year-on-year +25.42% -7.87% +7.14%

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 189 232 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.18% 15.95% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 147 201
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% - +16.84%
10th Percentile £225 £244 £225
90th Percentile £525 £675 £550
North West median daily rate £388 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -5.49% +9.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +3.87% -8.79%
10th Percentile £12.11 £11.25 £12.41
90th Percentile £20.93 £52.75 £21.75
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year - -5.88% -10.53%

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 2017.

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 2017. 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 +17 10 £425 -10.53% 2
Chester +10 7 £325 -21.21%
Macclesfield +5 4 £500 +33.33%
Crewe -14 1 - - 2
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 19 (70.37%) Cisco
2 15 (55.56%) LAN
2 15 (55.56%) WAN
3 12 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (44.44%) Data Centre
4 11 (40.74%) CheckPoint
5 10 (37.04%) CCNP
5 10 (37.04%) BGP
5 10 (37.04%) Load Balancing
6 9 (33.33%) ITIL
7 8 (29.63%) OSPF
8 7 (25.93%) CCNA
8 7 (25.93%) VMware
8 7 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (22.22%) Network Security
9 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
9 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 6 (22.22%) Network Design
9 6 (22.22%) EIGRP
9 6 (22.22%) Windows
9 6 (22.22%) VPN
9 6 (22.22%) DNS
10 5 (18.52%) DHCP
10 5 (18.52%) Juniper
10 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
10 5 (18.52%) Change Management
10 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (18.52%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (14.81%) vSphere

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 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) LAN
1 15 (55.56%) WAN
2 10 (37.04%) BGP
3 8 (29.63%) OSPF
4 7 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (22.22%) DNS
5 6 (22.22%) EIGRP
5 6 (22.22%) Network Security
5 6 (22.22%) VPN
6 5 (18.52%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (18.52%) DHCP
7 4 (14.81%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (14.81%) Wireless
8 3 (11.11%) ADSL
8 3 (11.11%) BIG-IP
8 3 (11.11%) Ethernet
8 3 (11.11%) ISDN
8 3 (11.11%) MPLS
8 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 3 (11.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Ingres
2 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (7.41%) Back Office
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Network Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Network Architect
3 3 (11.11%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Network Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Support
4 2 (7.41%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) WAN Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.70%) JSON
1 1 (3.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.41%) CESG
4 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (3.70%) Clustering
5 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.70%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (3.70%) PKI
5 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) AIX
4 1 (3.70%) Android
4 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.70%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Load Balancing
2 9 (33.33%) ITIL
3 6 (22.22%) Network Design
4 5 (18.52%) Change Management
5 4 (14.81%) Migration
6 3 (11.11%) Project Management
6 3 (11.11%) Runbook
7 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.41%) DevOps
7 2 (7.41%) Information Security
7 2 (7.41%) Information Security Management
7 2 (7.41%) Network Architecture
7 2 (7.41%) Security Management
7 2 (7.41%) SFIA
8 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
8 1 (3.70%) Data Management
8 1 (3.70%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
8 1 (3.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) C
2 1 (3.70%) COBOL
2 1 (3.70%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) Python
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (37.04%) CCNP
3 7 (25.93%) CCNA
4 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 4 (14.81%) CCDP
6 3 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.70%) CCIE
7 1 (3.70%) CCSP
7 1 (3.70%) CISSP
7 1 (3.70%) CWNA
7 1 (3.70%) Degree
7 1 (3.70%) GCFA
7 1 (3.70%) GCIA
7 1 (3.70%) GCIH
7 1 (3.70%) GIAC
7 1 (3.70%) GSEC
7 1 (3.70%) ISEB
7 1 (3.70%) JNCIA
7 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) CESG Infosec
2 1 (3.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
1 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.81%) vSphere
3 3 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) vCenter Server
2 2 (7.41%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.70%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (3.70%) SCCM
3 1 (3.70%) SCOM
3 1 (3.70%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Cisco
2 11 (40.74%) CheckPoint
3 7 (25.93%) VMware
4 5 (18.52%) Juniper
5 3 (11.11%) F5
5 3 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 3 (11.11%) Meraki
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.41%) Citrix
6 2 (7.41%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.70%) Avaya
7 1 (3.70%) D-Link
7 1 (3.70%) HP
7 1 (3.70%) McAfee
7 1 (3.70%) NetApp
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle
7 1 (3.70%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.70%) Ubiquiti
7 1 (3.70%) WatchGuard