Period
to 22 July 2018

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 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 > Manchester
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 43 39
Rank change year-on-year -27 -4 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 98 115 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.05% 4.08% 4.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.73% 28.61% 28.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 66 79
Manchester median daily rate £444 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.23% +1.56% +33.33%
10th Percentile £275 £294 £255
90th Percentile £576 £575 £655
North West median daily rate £425 £393 £400
% change year-on-year +8.28% -1.88% +18.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Manchester median hourly rate £28.00 £40.00 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +92.96% -7.87%
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 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 413 402 531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.86% 14.26% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 219 278
Manchester median daily rate £383 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.38% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £181 £163 £210
90th Percentile £563 £546 £547
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 39 24
Manchester median hourly rate £18.79 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.23% +3.33% -21.05%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.00 £11.34
90th Percentile £45.50 £41.00 £43.50
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% -11.76%

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 July 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

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 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
Salford +2 22 £465 +9.41% 3
Stockport - 2 £600 - 2
Wigan - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 £120 - 3
Firewall
North West

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

1 50 (51.02%) Cisco
2 26 (26.53%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (23.47%) Network Security
4 22 (22.45%) LAN
4 22 (22.45%) WAN
5 19 (19.39%) ITIL
6 18 (18.37%) Windows
6 18 (18.37%) CCNP
7 16 (16.33%) SIEM
8 15 (15.31%) F5
9 14 (14.29%) Linux
10 13 (13.27%) SQL
10 13 (13.27%) Active Directory
10 13 (13.27%) Security Operations
10 13 (13.27%) Security Monitoring
11 12 (12.24%) Windows Server
11 12 (12.24%) Threat Intelligence
11 12 (12.24%) Vulnerability Management
11 12 (12.24%) Network Design
11 12 (12.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 12 (12.24%) Load Balancing
11 12 (12.24%) Network Management
11 12 (12.24%) Digital Forensics
11 12 (12.24%) TCP/IP
11 12 (12.24%) DNS
12 11 (11.22%) Management Information System
12 11 (11.22%) Project Management
12 11 (11.22%) Change Management
12 11 (11.22%) VPN
12 11 (11.22%) VLAN

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 5 (5.10%) OpenStack
1 5 (5.10%) SAS
2 3 (3.06%) Apache
2 3 (3.06%) IIS
3 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.04%) nginx
3 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.04%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) InfoPath
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.02%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.18%) PaaS
2 7 (7.14%) IaaS
2 7 (7.14%) SaaS
3 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (3.06%) Office 365
6 2 (2.04%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (23.47%) Network Security
2 22 (22.45%) LAN
2 22 (22.45%) WAN
3 12 (12.24%) DNS
3 12 (12.24%) TCP/IP
4 11 (11.22%) VLAN
4 11 (11.22%) VPN
5 10 (10.20%) DHCP
5 10 (10.20%) Wireless
6 8 (8.16%) VoIP
7 7 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (7.14%) MPLS
7 7 (7.14%) SSL
8 6 (6.12%) BGP
8 6 (6.12%) HTTP
8 6 (6.12%) SAN
9 5 (5.10%) OSPF
9 5 (5.10%) Unified Communications
10 4 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (4.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 5 (5.10%) DB2
2 5 (5.10%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (3.06%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.06%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.04%) Artifactory
2 2 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (9.18%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.10%) Finance
3 3 (3.06%) Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Back Office
4 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.02%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (25.51%) Network Engineer
2 15 (15.31%) Analyst
3 13 (13.27%) Network Specialist
4 12 (12.24%) Operations Analyst
4 12 (12.24%) Security Analyst
4 12 (12.24%) Security Operations Analyst
5 11 (11.22%) Consultant
6 8 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.14%) Architect
8 6 (6.12%) Network Security Specialist
8 6 (6.12%) Security Specialist
9 4 (4.08%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Firewall Specialist
10 3 (3.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 3 (3.06%) Cisco Consultant
10 3 (3.06%) Designer
10 3 (3.06%) Network Architect
10 3 (3.06%) Security Consultant
10 3 (3.06%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.08%) .NET
2 3 (3.06%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (2.04%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.04%) JSON
3 2 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.02%) JMS
4 1 (1.02%) LAMP
4 1 (1.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.22%) Management Information System
2 9 (9.18%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.08%) NHS
4 4 (4.08%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.06%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.04%) Clustering
6 2 (2.04%) Handset
6 2 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.02%) CCTV
7 1 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.02%) FMCG
7 1 (1.02%) Life Science
7 1 (1.02%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.02%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.02%) User Experience
7 1 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (18.37%) Windows
2 14 (14.29%) Linux
3 12 (12.24%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.08%) CentOS
6 3 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.06%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.04%) Unix
7 2 (2.04%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.39%) ITIL
2 16 (16.33%) SIEM
3 13 (13.27%) Security Monitoring
3 13 (13.27%) Security Operations
4 12 (12.24%) Digital Forensics
4 12 (12.24%) Load Balancing
4 12 (12.24%) Network Design
4 12 (12.24%) Network Management
4 12 (12.24%) Threat Intelligence
4 12 (12.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 12 (12.24%) Vulnerability Management
5 11 (11.22%) Change Management
5 11 (11.22%) Project Management
6 10 (10.20%) Problem Management
7 9 (9.18%) Open Source
8 8 (8.16%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (8.16%) DevOps
8 8 (8.16%) Service Management
9 7 (7.14%) Configuration Management
9 7 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.27%) SQL
2 5 (5.10%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.08%) Ruby
4 3 (3.06%) Python
5 2 (2.04%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.04%) C#
6 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.02%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (26.53%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (18.37%) CCNP
3 10 (10.20%) CCNA
3 10 (10.20%) Degree
4 9 (9.18%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.14%) CCIE
5 7 (7.14%) CISM
5 7 (7.14%) CISSP
5 7 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 6 (6.12%) CCDP
6 6 (6.12%) Chartered Engineer
6 6 (6.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (4.08%) MBA
8 3 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (3.06%) ISEB
8 3 (3.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (2.04%) JNCIP
9 2 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.02%) CCENT
10 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.02%) GDPR
2 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.02%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (13.27%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.18%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (4.08%) Docker
6 2 (2.04%) NFS
7 1 (1.02%) Gluster
7 1 (1.02%) iptables
7 1 (1.02%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.02%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.02%) vSphere
7 1 (1.02%) XenApp
7 1 (1.02%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) FortiGate
1 5 (5.10%) Proventia
2 4 (4.08%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (4.08%) Puppet
3 3 (3.06%) HAProxy
3 3 (3.06%) WSUS
4 2 (2.04%) Kibana
4 2 (2.04%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.04%) logstash
4 2 (2.04%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.04%) QRadar
4 2 (2.04%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.02%) SCOM
5 1 (1.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 50 (51.02%) Cisco
2 15 (15.31%) F5
3 10 (10.20%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.18%) Juniper
4 9 (9.18%) VMware
5 7 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 7 (7.14%) Oracle
6 6 (6.12%) Citrix
6 6 (6.12%) HP
6 6 (6.12%) Splunk
7 5 (5.10%) ForeScout
7 5 (5.10%) Fortinet
7 5 (5.10%) Informatica
8 4 (4.08%) Palo Alto
8 4 (4.08%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.06%) ArcSight
9 3 (3.06%) LogRhythm
10 2 (2.04%) Capita
10 2 (2.04%) IronPort
10 2 (2.04%) Wyse