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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 32 24
Rank change year-on-year -13 -8  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 45 86 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.27% 4.69% 6.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.20% 31.27% 42.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 39 47
Median daily rate £387 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.18% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £204 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £491 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 £35.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year -9.64% +48.42%  

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 194 275 213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.09% 15.00% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 147 108
Median daily rate £350 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 17
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -34.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.79 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £35.85 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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

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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 22 June 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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 36 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (31.43%) VPN
3 32 (30.48%) WAN
4 31 (29.52%) Linux
5 30 (28.57%) Cisco
6 29 (27.62%) Windows
6 29 (27.62%) LAN
7 28 (26.67%) TCP/IP
8 26 (24.76%) VoIP
9 24 (22.86%) MPLS
10 23 (21.90%) Unix
10 23 (21.90%) Network Security
11 20 (19.05%) Wireless
11 20 (19.05%) Network Monitoring
12 19 (18.10%) Vulnerability Management
12 19 (18.10%) CCNP
12 19 (18.10%) CISSP
12 19 (18.10%) Splunk
13 18 (17.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 18 (17.14%) IBM
13 18 (17.14%) QRadar
14 17 (16.19%) LogRhythm
14 17 (16.19%) Patch Management
14 17 (16.19%) Apple
15 16 (15.24%) VMware
15 16 (15.24%) SSCP
15 16 (15.24%) Elastic Stack
15 16 (15.24%) SANS
16 15 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
17 14 (13.33%) CCSP

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 3 (2.86%) Apache
1 3 (2.86%) nginx
1 3 (2.86%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.90%) IIS
2 2 (1.90%) JBoss
2 2 (1.90%) Jetty
2 2 (1.90%) Mongrel
2 2 (1.90%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.95%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.95%) iPlanet
3 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.90%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (31.43%) VPN
2 32 (30.48%) WAN
3 29 (27.62%) LAN
4 28 (26.67%) TCP/IP
5 26 (24.76%) VoIP
6 24 (22.86%) MPLS
7 23 (21.90%) Network Security
8 20 (19.05%) Wireless
9 12 (11.43%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (11.43%) VLAN
10 11 (10.48%) SSL
11 10 (9.52%) DNS
11 10 (9.52%) OSPF
12 9 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (8.57%) DHCP
12 9 (8.57%) Intrusion Detection
13 8 (7.62%) BGP
13 8 (7.62%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (6.67%) IPsec
15 5 (4.76%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.43%) Redis
2 3 (2.86%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.95%) Big Data
3 1 (0.95%) CouchDB
3 1 (0.95%) MySQL
3 1 (0.95%) Riak
Development Applications
1 8 (7.62%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.86%) Subversion
3 2 (1.90%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (5.71%) Finance
2 3 (2.86%) Banking
2 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (29.52%) Network Engineer
2 16 (15.24%) Security Engineer
3 15 (14.29%) Analyst
3 15 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
4 14 (13.33%) Architect
5 12 (11.43%) Design Engineer
5 12 (11.43%) Firewall Engineer
5 12 (11.43%) Implementation Engineer
5 12 (11.43%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 10 (9.52%) Network Architect
6 10 (9.52%) Security Analyst
7 7 (6.67%) Consultant
7 7 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Security Specialist
8 6 (5.71%) Designer
8 6 (5.71%) Network Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Network Specialist
10 4 (3.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
10 4 (3.81%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.24%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (5.71%) Web Services
3 5 (4.76%) RESTful
4 2 (1.90%) .NET
4 2 (1.90%) J2EE
4 2 (1.90%) Servlets
5 1 (0.95%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.43%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.71%) Cyber Attack
4 5 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.86%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.90%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.95%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.95%) Life Science
7 1 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.95%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.95%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (29.52%) Linux
2 29 (27.62%) Windows
3 23 (21.90%) Unix
4 6 (5.71%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.86%) CentOS
5 3 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.95%) AIX
7 1 (0.95%) SUSE
7 1 (0.95%) VMS
7 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.05%) Network Monitoring
2 19 (18.10%) Vulnerability Management
3 18 (17.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 17 (16.19%) Patch Management
5 15 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (12.38%) DevOps
6 13 (12.38%) Information Security
6 13 (12.38%) Security Operations
7 12 (11.43%) Load Balancing
7 12 (11.43%) Open Source
7 12 (11.43%) SIEM
8 11 (10.48%) Network Design
9 10 (9.52%) Case Management
10 6 (5.71%) ITIL
10 6 (5.71%) Network Architecture
11 5 (4.76%) Configuration Management
11 5 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (4.76%) Project Management
11 5 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (4.76%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.62%) Java
2 6 (5.71%) Python
3 3 (2.86%) Ruby
3 3 (2.86%) SQL
4 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.95%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (34.29%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (18.10%) CCNP
2 19 (18.10%) CISSP
3 16 (15.24%) SANS
3 16 (15.24%) SSCP
4 14 (13.33%) CCSP
5 12 (11.43%) Security Cleared
6 11 (10.48%) SC Cleared
7 10 (9.52%) CCNA
8 6 (5.71%) CCIE
9 3 (2.86%) ISEB
10 2 (1.90%) CCDP
10 2 (1.90%) Degree
10 2 (1.90%) GIAC
10 2 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.90%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.90%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.90%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.95%) CCIE Security
11 1 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.86%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.86%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.95%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 5 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 4 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.86%) Docker
4 2 (1.90%) Xen
5 1 (0.95%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.95%) Firmware
5 1 (0.95%) NFS
5 1 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (17.14%) QRadar
2 12 (11.43%) FortiGate
3 9 (8.57%) Kibana
3 9 (8.57%) logstash
3 9 (8.57%) Puppet
4 5 (4.76%) RSA enVision
5 4 (3.81%) Ansible
6 3 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.86%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.90%) SCOM
7 2 (1.90%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.95%) Nagios
8 1 (0.95%) SCCM
8 1 (0.95%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.95%) yum
Vendors
1 30 (28.57%) Cisco
2 19 (18.10%) Splunk
3 18 (17.14%) IBM
4 17 (16.19%) Apple
4 17 (16.19%) LogRhythm
5 16 (15.24%) VMware
6 14 (13.33%) Fortinet
7 11 (10.48%) F5
8 10 (9.52%) CheckPoint
9 8 (7.62%) Juniper
9 8 (7.62%) Microsoft
10 7 (6.67%) Red Hat
11 4 (3.81%) Aruba
11 4 (3.81%) Citrix
11 4 (3.81%) HP
11 4 (3.81%) Palo Alto
12 3 (2.86%) RightScale
13 2 (1.90%) Google
13 2 (1.90%) Riverbed
13 2 (1.90%) Sourcefire
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