Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 50 69
Rank change year-on-year -2 +19 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 48 33 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.51% 2.69% 2.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.09% 19.41% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 30
Cheshire median daily rate £380 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.02% -23.53% -
10th Percentile £313 £270 £277
90th Percentile £438 £434 £569
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £409
% change year-on-year +6.38% -2.26% +21.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% - -
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year +40.00% -3.52% -3.58%

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 165 170 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 12.08% 13.84% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 116 227
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £389 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.54% -8.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £269 £263
90th Percentile £525 £538 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £405
% change year-on-year - -1.23% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -26.19% +24.70%
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.27 £12.96
90th Percentile £42.50 £65.00 £38.63
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -14.29%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +15 23 £350 +9.80% 8
Chester -10 8 £425 +21.00% 1
Crewe -14 2 - - 7
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 24 (50.00%) Cisco
2 22 (45.83%) WAN
3 20 (41.67%) LAN
4 15 (31.25%) Office 365
5 14 (29.17%) VPN
5 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
6 13 (27.08%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (27.08%) Windows
6 13 (27.08%) Juniper
6 13 (27.08%) SIEM
6 13 (27.08%) Security Operations
7 12 (25.00%) LogRhythm
7 12 (25.00%) ArcSight
7 12 (25.00%) Protective Monitoring
7 12 (25.00%) Linux
7 12 (25.00%) Network Security
7 12 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (22.92%) Migration
8 11 (22.92%) ITIL
8 11 (22.92%) CCNA
9 10 (20.83%) Hyper-V
9 10 (20.83%) SC Cleared
9 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
10 9 (18.75%) CCNP
10 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
10 9 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (16.67%) SAN
11 8 (16.67%) MPLS
11 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
11 8 (16.67%) VMware

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 7 (14.58%) Skype for Business
2 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 15 (31.25%) Office 365
2 12 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (45.83%) WAN
2 20 (41.67%) LAN
3 14 (29.17%) VPN
4 12 (25.00%) Network Security
5 8 (16.67%) MPLS
5 8 (16.67%) SAN
6 7 (14.58%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (14.58%) DMZ
6 7 (14.58%) Skype
6 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
6 7 (14.58%) VoIP
7 5 (10.42%) DNS
8 4 (8.33%) BGP
8 4 (8.33%) EIGRP
8 4 (8.33%) OSPF
8 4 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (4.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.17%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Local Government
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (45.83%) Security Engineer
2 16 (33.33%) Analyst
3 15 (31.25%) Network Engineer
3 15 (31.25%) Security Analyst
4 13 (27.08%) Operations Analyst
4 13 (27.08%) Security Operations Analyst
5 12 (25.00%) SOC Analyst
6 11 (22.92%) SOC Engineer
7 9 (18.75%) Network Security Engineer
8 7 (14.58%) Operations Engineer
8 7 (14.58%) Server Engineer
9 6 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (12.50%) SIEM Analyst
9 6 (12.50%) SIEM Engineer
10 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (8.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 4 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
11 3 (6.25%) Consultant
11 3 (6.25%) Security Consultant
12 2 (4.17%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) LDAP
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (14.58%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.50%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.17%) Replication
4 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.08%) Windows
2 12 (25.00%) Linux
3 8 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.17%) Unix
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) AIX
5 1 (2.08%) CentOS
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.08%) Solaris
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (2.08%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Security Operations
1 13 (27.08%) SIEM
2 12 (25.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 11 (22.92%) ITIL
3 11 (22.92%) Migration
4 9 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (12.50%) Capacity Management
5 6 (12.50%) Change Control
5 6 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 6 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 6 (12.50%) Procure-to-Pay
5 6 (12.50%) Service Management
6 5 (10.42%) Change Management
6 5 (10.42%) Information Security
6 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 4 (8.33%) Visualisation
8 3 (6.25%) Decision-Making
8 3 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.25%) C
3 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (27.08%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (22.92%) CCNA
3 10 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
4 9 (18.75%) CCNP
5 5 (10.42%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.08%) CEH
6 1 (2.08%) CISM
6 1 (2.08%) CISSP
6 1 (2.08%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (2.08%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) GDPR
2 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.83%) Hyper-V
3 6 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.17%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.08%) Puppet
3 1 (2.08%) SCCM
3 1 (2.08%) SCOM
3 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (50.00%) Cisco
2 13 (27.08%) Juniper
3 12 (25.00%) ArcSight
3 12 (25.00%) LogRhythm
4 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 8 (16.67%) VMware
6 7 (14.58%) CheckPoint
7 5 (10.42%) Fortinet
8 3 (6.25%) Blue Coat
8 3 (6.25%) F5
8 3 (6.25%) Sophos
9 2 (4.17%) Palo Alto
9 2 (4.17%) Symantec
10 1 (2.08%) arcserve
10 1 (2.08%) Capita
10 1 (2.08%) EMC
10 1 (2.08%) Hitachi
10 1 (2.08%) IBM
10 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.08%) Sun