Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 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 > Manchester
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 67 31
Rank change year-on-year +23 -36 +29
Contract jobs citing Firewall 141 84 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.76% 2.97% 5.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.19% 23.46% 34.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 52 110
Manchester median daily rate £425 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +12.28%
10th Percentile £313 £224 £255
90th Percentile £545 £661 £595
North West median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 4
Manchester median hourly rate £29.00 £21.60 £16.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.26% +29.92% -
10th Percentile £23.15 £20.00 £14.38
90th Percentile £43.88 £31.50 £20.44
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £21.70 £19.63
% change year-on-year +33.64% +10.57% -12.78%

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 452 358 491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.27% 12.68% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 238 296
Manchester median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £206 £115 £213
90th Percentile £538 £636 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 38 18
Manchester median hourly rate £19.50 £16.14 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.84% -11.58% +28.61%
10th Percentile £12.96 £11.75 £13.10
90th Percentile £44.13 £31.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £15.78 £18.50
% change year-on-year +10.36% -14.73% +4.11%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 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
Salford -5 9 £375 +27.12% 6
Altrincham - 1 - - 2
Bolton - 1 - - 3
Oldham - 1 - -
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 76 (53.90%) Cisco
2 40 (28.37%) LAN
2 40 (28.37%) WAN
3 33 (23.40%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (23.40%) Security Cleared
4 32 (22.70%) Data Centre
5 28 (19.86%) TCP/IP
5 28 (19.86%) Windows
6 26 (18.44%) Juniper
6 26 (18.44%) SC Cleared
7 25 (17.73%) F5
8 23 (16.31%) Network Design
9 22 (15.60%) CCNP
10 21 (14.89%) VPN
11 20 (14.18%) Telecoms
11 20 (14.18%) Migration
12 19 (13.48%) Wireless
12 19 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
12 19 (13.48%) DevOps
13 18 (12.77%) Network Security
13 18 (12.77%) Linux
14 17 (12.06%) Deployment Automation
15 16 (11.35%) PRINCE2
15 16 (11.35%) CCIE
15 16 (11.35%) CheckPoint
16 15 (10.64%) Microsoft
17 14 (9.93%) ITIL
17 14 (9.93%) Wi-Fi
18 13 (9.22%) VoIP
18 13 (9.22%) CCNA

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 (4.26%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.84%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.42%) CloudStack
3 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.42%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (7.80%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.80%) Office 365
3 4 (2.84%) Amazon SQS
3 4 (2.84%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (2.84%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (2.84%) CloudFront
3 4 (2.84%) IaaS
3 4 (2.84%) PaaS
3 4 (2.84%) Serverless
4 3 (2.13%) Fastly
5 2 (1.42%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.71%) SaaS
6 1 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (28.37%) LAN
1 40 (28.37%) WAN
2 28 (19.86%) TCP/IP
3 21 (14.89%) VPN
4 19 (13.48%) Wireless
5 18 (12.77%) Network Security
6 14 (9.93%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (9.22%) VoIP
8 11 (7.80%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (7.80%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (7.80%) DHCP
8 11 (7.80%) DNS
8 11 (7.80%) VLAN
9 10 (7.09%) TACACS
10 8 (5.67%) BGP
10 8 (5.67%) Cisco Firepower
10 8 (5.67%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (5.67%) OSPF
11 7 (4.96%) MPLS
12 6 (4.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.26%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.71%) MySQL
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (7.80%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.96%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.13%) JIRA
4 2 (1.42%) AutoIt
5 1 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (14.18%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.09%) Finance
3 7 (4.96%) Banking
4 1 (0.71%) Games
4 1 (0.71%) Military
Job Titles
1 41 (29.08%) Network Engineer
2 15 (10.64%) Operations Engineer
3 14 (9.93%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 13 (9.22%) Architect
5 11 (7.80%) Security Engineer
5 11 (7.80%) Senior Network Engineer
6 10 (7.09%) Consultant
6 10 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (7.09%) Project Manager
7 9 (6.38%) Data Centre Architect
7 9 (6.38%) Network Operations Engineer
8 8 (5.67%) Cisco Architect
8 8 (5.67%) Cisco Network Architect
8 8 (5.67%) Data Architect
8 8 (5.67%) Firewall Architect
8 8 (5.67%) Juniper Architect
8 8 (5.67%) Network Architect
8 8 (5.67%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
9 7 (4.96%) Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.67%) 802.1X
2 6 (4.26%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.42%) .NET
3 2 (1.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (22.70%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.67%) Handset
3 7 (4.96%) NHS
4 6 (4.26%) Cyberattack
4 6 (4.26%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (3.55%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.84%) CCTV
6 4 (2.84%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.13%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.42%) EFT
8 2 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.42%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.42%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.42%) Replication
8 2 (1.42%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.71%) PKI
9 1 (0.71%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.71%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.86%) Windows
2 18 (12.77%) Linux
3 8 (5.67%) Unix
4 5 (3.55%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.13%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.71%) Android
6 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.71%) CentOS
6 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.31%) Network Design
2 20 (14.18%) Migration
3 19 (13.48%) DevOps
4 17 (12.06%) Deployment Automation
5 16 (11.35%) PRINCE2
6 14 (9.93%) ITIL
7 13 (9.22%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 12 (8.51%) Load Balancing
9 11 (7.80%) Network Monitoring
9 11 (7.80%) SIEM
10 10 (7.09%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (7.09%) Configuration Management
10 10 (7.09%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (7.09%) Project Management
11 9 (6.38%) Continuous Delivery
12 8 (5.67%) Information Security
12 8 (5.67%) Patch Management
12 8 (5.67%) Vulnerability Management
13 7 (4.96%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.09%) Bash Shell
1 10 (7.09%) Python
1 10 (7.09%) SQL
2 9 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.42%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.42%) VB
3 2 (1.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (23.40%) Cisco Certification
1 33 (23.40%) Security Cleared
2 26 (18.44%) SC Cleared
3 22 (15.60%) CCNP
4 16 (11.35%) CCIE
5 13 (9.22%) CCNA
5 13 (9.22%) Degree
6 8 (5.67%) CCIE Data Center
7 5 (3.55%) CCSA
7 5 (3.55%) CISSP
8 4 (2.84%) CCDP
8 4 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.13%) CCENT
9 3 (2.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.42%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.42%) GCIA
10 2 (1.42%) HP APS
10 2 (1.42%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.42%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (1.42%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.71%) PMO
3 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (7.09%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.26%) Docker
4 4 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.84%) vSphere
5 3 (2.13%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.42%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.42%) Xen
6 2 (1.42%) XenServer
7 1 (0.71%) vCloud
7 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (4.96%) QRadar
2 6 (4.26%) Kubernetes
2 6 (4.26%) logstash
3 4 (2.84%) Forum Sentry
4 3 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (2.13%) FortiGate
4 3 (2.13%) SCCM
4 3 (2.13%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (2.13%) Terraform
5 2 (1.42%) OpenView
5 2 (1.42%) Puppet
6 1 (0.71%) Ansible
6 1 (0.71%) Kibana
6 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.71%) SCOM
6 1 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.71%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (0.71%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 76 (53.90%) Cisco
2 26 (18.44%) Juniper
3 25 (17.73%) F5
4 16 (11.35%) CheckPoint
5 15 (10.64%) Microsoft
6 13 (9.22%) VMware
7 9 (6.38%) Splunk
8 8 (5.67%) Avaya
8 8 (5.67%) Palo Alto
8 8 (5.67%) Riverbed
9 7 (4.96%) AlienVault
9 7 (4.96%) HP
10 6 (4.26%) Apple
10 6 (4.26%) Citrix
10 6 (4.26%) IBM
10 6 (4.26%) McAfee
10 6 (4.26%) Meraki
11 5 (3.55%) IronPort
12 4 (2.84%) Fortinet
12 4 (2.84%) Infoblox