Period
to 22 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 October 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 > Manchester
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 35 41
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6 +22
Contract jobs citing Firewall 97 182 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.42% 5.01% 3.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.07% 31.49% 30.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 118 80
Manchester median daily rate £385 £423 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.88% +30.00% +8.33%
10th Percentile £218 £213 £205
90th Percentile £486 £595 £450
North West median daily rate £389 £420 £350
% change year-on-year -7.44% +20.00% +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Manchester median hourly rate £21.78 £19.62 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.04% -12.82% +7.14%
10th Percentile £17.21 £14.38 £18.25
90th Percentile £41.00 £20.73 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £20.73 £22.50
% change year-on-year +44.72% -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 Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 403 578 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.19% 15.92% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 330 251
Manchester median daily rate £400 £405 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +15.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £144 £212 £205
90th Percentile £538 £550 £511
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 36
Manchester median hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.59% +8.62% -17.27%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.35 £10.75
90th Percentile £41.00 £40.38 £34.70
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year - -4.99% -11.37%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Manchester

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in Manchester

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
Salford -1 8 £425 -2.86%
Stockport +5 4 £163 -81.89%
Rochdale -1 1 - - 1
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 40 (41.24%) Cisco
2 37 (38.14%) VPN
3 36 (37.11%) Windows
4 26 (26.80%) WAN
5 25 (25.77%) LAN
6 24 (24.74%) Linux
7 23 (23.71%) Cisco Certification
8 22 (22.68%) VoIP
8 22 (22.68%) TCP/IP
9 21 (21.65%) Unix
9 21 (21.65%) Network Security
10 20 (20.62%) VLAN
10 20 (20.62%) MPLS
11 19 (19.59%) Juniper
12 17 (17.53%) CCNP
12 17 (17.53%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (17.53%) Windows Server
13 16 (16.49%) Splunk
13 16 (16.49%) Vulnerability Management
13 16 (16.49%) DNS
13 16 (16.49%) CheckPoint
13 16 (16.49%) Network Design
13 16 (16.49%) Load Balancing
14 15 (15.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 14 (14.43%) OSPF
15 14 (14.43%) Wireless
15 14 (14.43%) CCNA
15 14 (14.43%) Security Monitoring
16 13 (13.40%) SIEM
17 12 (12.37%) Active Directory

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 6 (6.19%) Apache Pig
2 5 (5.15%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.09%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.06%) JBoss
4 2 (2.06%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.06%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.03%) Apache
5 1 (1.03%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.03%) IIS
5 1 (1.03%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (6.19%) Office 365
2 4 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.03%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.03%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (38.14%) VPN
2 26 (26.80%) WAN
3 25 (25.77%) LAN
4 22 (22.68%) TCP/IP
4 22 (22.68%) VoIP
5 21 (21.65%) Network Security
6 20 (20.62%) MPLS
6 20 (20.62%) VLAN
7 16 (16.49%) DNS
8 14 (14.43%) OSPF
8 14 (14.43%) Wireless
9 11 (11.34%) DHCP
10 9 (9.28%) BGP
11 8 (8.25%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (8.25%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (8.25%) Junos
11 8 (8.25%) SNMP
11 8 (8.25%) SSH
12 7 (7.22%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (7.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.19%) Big Data
2 2 (2.06%) Redis
3 1 (1.03%) MySQL
3 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.03%) Subversion
General
1 7 (7.22%) Banking
1 7 (7.22%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.12%) Law
3 2 (2.06%) Finance
3 2 (2.06%) Legal
3 2 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.06%) Retail
4 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (28.87%) Network Engineer
2 18 (18.56%) Analyst
3 13 (13.40%) Security Analyst
4 12 (12.37%) Architect
5 9 (9.28%) Network Architect
5 9 (9.28%) Network Security Engineer
5 9 (9.28%) Security Engineer
6 8 (8.25%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (8.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) Consultant
7 6 (6.19%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (6.19%) Security Operations Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) Designer
9 4 (4.12%) Cisco Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Network Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Splunk Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.31%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (6.19%) Kafka
3 2 (2.06%) Middleware
4 1 (1.03%) .NET
4 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.03%) CSS
4 1 (1.03%) J2EE
4 1 (1.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.31%) Cyber Attack
1 10 (10.31%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.28%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.12%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (4.12%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.09%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.09%) PKI
4 3 (3.09%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.03%) BYOD
6 1 (1.03%) Clustering
6 1 (1.03%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.03%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.03%) Life Science
6 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.03%) NHS
6 1 (1.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (37.11%) Windows
2 24 (24.74%) Linux
3 21 (21.65%) Unix
4 17 (17.53%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.06%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.03%) AIX
8 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.03%) CentOS
8 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.03%) Solaris
8 1 (1.03%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.53%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (16.49%) Load Balancing
2 16 (16.49%) Network Design
2 16 (16.49%) Vulnerability Management
3 15 (15.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 14 (14.43%) Security Monitoring
5 13 (13.40%) SIEM
6 12 (12.37%) Security Operations
7 10 (10.31%) Case Management
7 10 (10.31%) Patch Management
8 9 (9.28%) Information Security
9 8 (8.25%) Analytics
9 8 (8.25%) Data Analytics
9 8 (8.25%) ITIL
10 6 (6.19%) Data Protection
10 6 (6.19%) Network Architecture
10 6 (6.19%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (6.19%) Threat Intelligence
10 6 (6.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 5 (5.15%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.25%) Python
2 6 (6.19%) Bash Shell
3 5 (5.15%) SQL
4 3 (3.09%) Perl
4 3 (3.09%) PHP
5 2 (2.06%) Ruby
6 1 (1.03%) Java
6 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (23.71%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (17.53%) CCNP
3 14 (14.43%) CCNA
4 11 (11.34%) CISSP
5 9 (9.28%) SANS
5 9 (9.28%) Security Cleared
5 9 (9.28%) SSCP
6 7 (7.22%) SC Cleared
7 5 (5.15%) CCIE
8 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.06%) CCDP
9 2 (2.06%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.06%) JNCIA
9 2 (2.06%) JNCIP
9 2 (2.06%) JNCIS
9 2 (2.06%) MCP
9 2 (2.06%) MCSA
9 2 (2.06%) MCSE
10 1 (1.03%) Degree
10 1 (1.03%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.03%) PMO
2 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 12 (12.37%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.22%) ProxySG
2 7 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.19%) Apache Flume
3 6 (6.19%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.12%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.03%) Firmware
5 1 (1.03%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.03%) NFS
5 1 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.03%) vSphere
5 1 (1.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (10.31%) QRadar
2 8 (8.25%) Nessus
2 8 (8.25%) Nexpose
2 8 (8.25%) Nmap
3 5 (5.15%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (5.15%) Puppet
4 4 (4.12%) SCCM
5 3 (3.09%) Nagios
6 2 (2.06%) Ansible
6 2 (2.06%) Cacti
6 2 (2.06%) Kibana
6 2 (2.06%) logstash
6 2 (2.06%) OpenNMS
6 2 (2.06%) RANCID
6 2 (2.06%) SCOM
6 2 (2.06%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.03%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.03%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 40 (41.24%) Cisco
2 19 (19.59%) Juniper
3 16 (16.49%) CheckPoint
3 16 (16.49%) Splunk
4 10 (10.31%) Apple
4 10 (10.31%) McAfee
5 9 (9.28%) Blue Coat
5 9 (9.28%) F5
5 9 (9.28%) VMware
6 8 (8.25%) ArcSight
6 8 (8.25%) Fortinet
6 8 (8.25%) Intel
6 8 (8.25%) Qualys
7 7 (7.22%) Palo Alto
7 7 (7.22%) ServiceNow
7 7 (7.22%) Snow
8 6 (6.19%) AlienVault
9 5 (5.15%) HP
10 4 (4.12%) Aruba
10 4 (4.12%) Microsoft