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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 50 47
Rank change year-on-year +18 -3  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 61 55 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.61% 3.06% 3.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.65% 22.18% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 27
Median daily rate £425 £383 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +27.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £102.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.88 £20.63 £27.50
% change year-on-year -3.63% -25.00%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 199 248 234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.03% 13.80% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 132 119
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £534 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 12
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.30 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.40% -16.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Manchester over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Manchester

Firewall
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

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 15 £450 - 2
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 65 (42.76%) Windows
2 57 (37.50%) WAN
3 55 (36.18%) LAN
4 53 (34.87%) TCP/IP
5 51 (33.55%) Linux
6 46 (30.26%) Cisco
7 43 (28.29%) VPN
7 43 (28.29%) CISSP
7 43 (28.29%) VoIP
8 39 (25.66%) Unix
8 39 (25.66%) Cisco Certification
9 36 (23.68%) Patch Management
10 34 (22.37%) Vulnerability Management
10 34 (22.37%) Apple
10 34 (22.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 33 (21.71%) Splunk
12 32 (21.05%) Network Monitoring
13 31 (20.39%) SANS
14 30 (19.74%) QRadar
14 30 (19.74%) SSCP
14 30 (19.74%) Network Security
15 29 (19.08%) VMware
16 27 (17.76%) Elastic Stack
16 27 (17.76%) Amazon AWS
17 26 (17.11%) Information Security
18 25 (16.45%) Web Services
19 23 (15.13%) Microsoft
20 22 (14.47%) DNS
20 22 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
20 22 (14.47%) Cybersecurity

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 4 (2.63%) Apache
1 4 (2.63%) nginx
2 3 (1.97%) Jetty
2 3 (1.97%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.32%) IIS
3 2 (1.32%) Mongrel
3 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.32%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.66%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.66%) iPlanet
4 1 (0.66%) JBoss
4 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.66%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 27 (17.76%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.29%) Office 365
4 4 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.32%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.66%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 57 (37.50%) WAN
2 55 (36.18%) LAN
3 53 (34.87%) TCP/IP
4 43 (28.29%) VoIP
4 43 (28.29%) VPN
5 30 (19.74%) Network Security
6 22 (14.47%) DNS
7 21 (13.82%) DHCP
7 21 (13.82%) MPLS
8 18 (11.84%) Wireless
9 17 (11.18%) VLAN
10 10 (6.58%) OSPF
11 9 (5.92%) BGP
11 9 (5.92%) WebEx
12 8 (5.26%) Internet
12 8 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (4.61%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (4.61%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (3.95%) EIGRP
14 6 (3.95%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.21%) Redis
2 5 (3.29%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.97%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.97%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.66%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.66%) MySQL
5 1 (0.66%) Riak
Development Applications
1 8 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.97%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.97%) Subversion
3 2 (1.32%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (9.87%) Finance
2 3 (1.97%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.32%) Banking
4 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (21.71%) Network Engineer
2 21 (13.82%) Analyst
3 16 (10.53%) Security Engineer
4 15 (9.87%) Design Engineer
4 15 (9.87%) Network Security Engineer
5 14 (9.21%) Architect
5 14 (9.21%) Firewall Engineer
5 14 (9.21%) Implementation Engineer
5 14 (9.21%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 14 (9.21%) Security Analyst
6 13 (8.55%) Consultant
7 11 (7.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (7.24%) Security Specialist
7 11 (7.24%) Technical Specialist
8 10 (6.58%) Designer
9 9 (5.92%) IT Consultant
9 9 (5.92%) IT Security Consultant
9 9 (5.92%) Security Consultant
10 8 (5.26%) Network Analyst
10 8 (5.26%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.76%) Elastic Stack
2 25 (16.45%) Web Services
3 7 (4.61%) RESTful
4 2 (1.32%) .NET
4 2 (1.32%) J2EE
4 2 (1.32%) Servlets
5 1 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.87%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.21%) Cyber Attack
3 12 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.61%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (1.97%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.66%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.66%) BYOD
6 1 (0.66%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.66%) PKI
6 1 (0.66%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.66%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.66%) RIA
6 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.66%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 65 (42.76%) Windows
2 51 (33.55%) Linux
3 39 (25.66%) Unix
4 18 (11.84%) Windows Server
5 13 (8.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.63%) CentOS
8 4 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.66%) Debian
9 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.66%) VMS
9 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (23.68%) Patch Management
2 34 (22.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 34 (22.37%) Vulnerability Management
3 32 (21.05%) Network Monitoring
4 26 (17.11%) Information Security
5 22 (14.47%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (13.16%) Case Management
7 17 (11.18%) Security Operations
8 15 (9.87%) Security Monitoring
8 15 (9.87%) SIEM
9 14 (9.21%) DevOps
9 14 (9.21%) Open Source
10 13 (8.55%) Load Balancing
11 11 (7.24%) Migration
12 10 (6.58%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (5.92%) Analytics
13 9 (5.92%) Data Analytics
13 9 (5.92%) Penetration Testing
13 9 (5.92%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 7 (4.61%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.26%) Python
2 7 (4.61%) Java
3 6 (3.95%) SQL
4 3 (1.97%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.32%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.66%) C++
6 1 (0.66%) PHP
6 1 (0.66%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (28.29%) CISSP
2 39 (25.66%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (20.39%) SANS
4 30 (19.74%) SSCP
5 20 (13.16%) Security Cleared
6 19 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 16 (10.53%) CCNP
8 15 (9.87%) CCSP
9 9 (5.92%) CISMP
10 7 (4.61%) CCIE
11 5 (3.29%) CCNA
12 3 (1.97%) CISM
13 2 (1.32%) CCDP
13 2 (1.32%) ISEB
13 2 (1.32%) MCSE
13 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.66%) CCA
14 1 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.66%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (5.92%) COBIT
2 9 (5.92%) ISO27002
3 8 (5.26%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.97%) QA
5 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (11.18%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.26%) ProxySG
3 8 (5.26%) XenApp
4 6 (3.95%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.29%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.97%) Docker
7 2 (1.32%) Xen
8 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.66%) NFS
8 1 (0.66%) Varnish
8 1 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 30 (19.74%) QRadar
2 16 (10.53%) FortiGate
3 10 (6.58%) Kibana
3 10 (6.58%) logstash
3 10 (6.58%) Puppet
4 8 (5.26%) Nessus
4 8 (5.26%) Nexpose
4 8 (5.26%) Nmap
5 6 (3.95%) RSA enVision
6 5 (3.29%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.97%) Ansible
7 3 (1.97%) SCOM
8 2 (1.32%) SmoothWall
8 2 (1.32%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.66%) SCCM
9 1 (0.66%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 46 (30.26%) Cisco
2 34 (22.37%) Apple
3 33 (21.71%) Splunk
4 29 (19.08%) VMware
5 23 (15.13%) Microsoft
6 21 (13.82%) IBM
7 20 (13.16%) LogRhythm
8 16 (10.53%) Fortinet
9 15 (9.87%) Citrix
10 12 (7.89%) F5
11 10 (6.58%) ArcSight
11 10 (6.58%) CheckPoint
11 10 (6.58%) Intel Security
12 9 (5.92%) Blue Coat
12 9 (5.92%) Intel
12 9 (5.92%) Juniper
12 9 (5.92%) NetWitness
12 9 (5.92%) Qualys
13 7 (4.61%) Palo Alto
13 7 (4.61%) Red Hat
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