Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 58 50
Rank change year-on-year +17 -8 +3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 46 36 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.86% 2.74% 3.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.39% 19.57% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 19
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £318 £288 £310
90th Percentile £525 £545 £510
North West median daily rate £425 £416 £400
% change year-on-year +2.10% +4.06% +7.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Cheshire median hourly rate - £29.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +47.50% -6.98%
North West median hourly rate £26.08 £21.70 £18.56
% change year-on-year +20.16% +16.90% -15.63%

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 142 184 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.92% 13.99% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 107 97
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £340 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.97% -19.05% -4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £165 £191
90th Percentile £575 £525 £675
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £401
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 22
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -14.71% -4.33%
10th Percentile £12.14 £11.73 £11.25
90th Percentile £37.60 £36.00 £23.48
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.86% -1.52%

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019. 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 -11 11 £350 -17.65% 5
Knutsford - 9 £400 -
Chester +9 5 £438 +82.29% 5
Macclesfield - 3 £425 - 2
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 19 (41.30%) WAN
1 19 (41.30%) Cisco
2 18 (39.13%) LAN
2 18 (39.13%) Finance
3 16 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (30.43%) Network Security
5 12 (26.09%) Risk Management
5 12 (26.09%) CCNP
5 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (26.09%) Data Centre
6 11 (23.91%) CCIE
6 11 (23.91%) Load Balancing
7 10 (21.74%) CheckPoint
7 10 (21.74%) F5
8 9 (19.57%) Office 365
8 9 (19.57%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (19.57%) Migration
9 8 (17.39%) Law
9 8 (17.39%) Information Security
9 8 (17.39%) Banking
9 8 (17.39%) Wealth Management
9 8 (17.39%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (17.39%) Investment Banking
9 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
9 8 (17.39%) VPN
9 8 (17.39%) Windows
10 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
10 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
10 7 (15.22%) SC Cleared
10 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared

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 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
1 3 (6.52%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (19.57%) Office 365
3 7 (15.22%) IaaS
3 7 (15.22%) PaaS
4 4 (8.70%) SaaS
5 2 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (41.30%) WAN
2 18 (39.13%) LAN
3 14 (30.43%) Network Security
4 8 (17.39%) Cisco IOS
4 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
4 8 (17.39%) VPN
5 6 (13.04%) Ethernet
5 6 (13.04%) SAN
6 5 (10.87%) BIG-IP
6 5 (10.87%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (10.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (10.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (10.87%) Multicast
7 4 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (8.70%) NX-OS
7 4 (8.70%) OSPF
7 4 (8.70%) Skype
7 4 (8.70%) Wireless
8 3 (6.52%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.17%) Hudson
2 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 18 (39.13%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Banking
2 8 (17.39%) Investment Banking
2 8 (17.39%) Law
3 5 (10.87%) Financial Institution
4 4 (8.70%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Network Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Consultant
3 8 (17.39%) Architect
3 8 (17.39%) Security Consultant
4 7 (15.22%) Security Engineer
5 6 (13.04%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Cybersecurity Specialist
6 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) PCI DSS Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) Security Specialist
7 3 (6.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Network Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Network Security Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Security Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Server Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Administrator
8 2 (4.35%) Firewall Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
1 2 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.70%) Replication
3 3 (6.52%) Cyberattack
3 3 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (6.52%) PKI
3 3 (6.52%) SCADA
4 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.35%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.17%) CMDB
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Risk Management
2 11 (23.91%) Load Balancing
3 9 (19.57%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (19.57%) Migration
4 8 (17.39%) Information Security
4 8 (17.39%) Wealth Management
5 6 (13.04%) Service Management
6 5 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.70%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (8.70%) ITIL
8 3 (6.52%) Data Acquisition
8 3 (6.52%) Email Filtering
8 3 (6.52%) Email Migration
8 3 (6.52%) IT Strategy
8 3 (6.52%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (4.35%) Change Management
9 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) Python
2 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (26.09%) CCNP
3 11 (23.91%) CCIE
4 7 (15.22%) SC Cleared
4 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
5 6 (13.04%) CCNA
6 5 (10.87%) CISA
6 5 (10.87%) CISM
6 5 (10.87%) CISSP
7 4 (8.70%) PCI QSA
8 3 (6.52%) CCIE Security
9 2 (4.35%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) GDPR
2 5 (10.87%) PCI DSS
3 4 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (8.70%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (6.52%) SCCM
1 3 (6.52%) Stealthwatch
2 2 (4.35%) OpenView
3 1 (2.17%) SCOM
3 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 19 (41.30%) Cisco
2 10 (21.74%) CheckPoint
2 10 (21.74%) F5
3 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.87%) Juniper
4 5 (10.87%) VMware
5 4 (8.70%) Palo Alto
5 4 (8.70%) Veeam
6 3 (6.52%) Tufin
7 2 (4.35%) Citrix
7 2 (4.35%) HP
7 2 (4.35%) Meraki
7 2 (4.35%) Twitter
7 2 (4.35%) Veritas
7 2 (4.35%) Zscaler
8 1 (2.17%) Dell
8 1 (2.17%) Facebook
8 1 (2.17%) McAfee
8 1 (2.17%) NetApp
8 1 (2.17%) Symantec