Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 58 30
Rank change year-on-year +13 -28 +18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 137 90 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.35% 3.04% 5.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.09% 22.44% 33.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 48 128
Manchester median daily rate £425 £378 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.58% -11.18% +21.43%
10th Percentile £275 £202 £220
90th Percentile £549 £494 £595
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 6
Manchester median hourly rate £29.00 £28.00 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +42.75% -12.82%
10th Percentile £23.15 £18.14 £14.38
90th Percentile £43.25 £41.00 £20.73
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £24.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year +20.83% +15.77% -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 471 401 574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.94% 13.53% 15.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 236 332
Manchester median daily rate £400 £395 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% -2.77% +16.07%
10th Percentile £176 £115 £208
90th Percentile £538 £538 £546
North West median daily rate £400 £390 £413
% change year-on-year +2.56% -5.45% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 29
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £16.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +4.84% +14.81%
10th Percentile £12.96 £11.75 £12.20
90th Percentile £44.13 £41.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.81% - -5.88%

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

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Manchester over the 6 months to 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +8 21 £458 +7.65% 4
Bolton - 2 £120 - 6
Oldham - 1 - - 1
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 76 (55.47%) Cisco
2 39 (28.47%) LAN
3 38 (27.74%) WAN
4 29 (21.17%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (19.71%) Security Cleared
6 24 (17.52%) Network Design
6 24 (17.52%) Wireless
7 23 (16.79%) Telecoms
7 23 (16.79%) Windows
7 23 (16.79%) SC Cleared
8 20 (14.60%) TCP/IP
9 19 (13.87%) Network Security
9 19 (13.87%) F5
9 19 (13.87%) Data Centre
10 18 (13.14%) ITIL
10 18 (13.14%) CCNP
11 17 (12.41%) Juniper
11 17 (12.41%) Degree
11 17 (12.41%) SIEM
11 17 (12.41%) Deployment Automation
12 16 (11.68%) DevOps
13 15 (10.95%) DNS
14 14 (10.22%) Microsoft
14 14 (10.22%) Active Directory
14 14 (10.22%) PRINCE2
14 14 (10.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 13 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (9.49%) VMware
15 13 (9.49%) TACACS
16 12 (8.76%) Migration

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 (4.38%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (2.92%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.46%) CloudStack
4 2 (1.46%) IIS
4 2 (1.46%) SAS
4 2 (1.46%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.73%) Apache
5 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.73%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.03%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (8.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.57%) Office 365
3 6 (4.38%) IaaS
3 6 (4.38%) PaaS
4 4 (2.92%) Amazon SQS
4 4 (2.92%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (2.92%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (2.92%) CloudFront
4 4 (2.92%) Serverless
5 3 (2.19%) Fastly
5 3 (2.19%) SaaS
6 1 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (28.47%) LAN
2 38 (27.74%) WAN
3 24 (17.52%) Wireless
4 20 (14.60%) TCP/IP
5 19 (13.87%) Network Security
6 15 (10.95%) DNS
7 13 (9.49%) TACACS
8 12 (8.76%) DHCP
9 10 (7.30%) MPLS
9 10 (7.30%) SSL
9 10 (7.30%) VPN
9 10 (7.30%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (6.57%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (6.57%) VLAN
11 7 (5.11%) BGP
11 7 (5.11%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (5.11%) OSPF
11 7 (5.11%) SAN
11 7 (5.11%) VoIP
12 6 (4.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.19%) MongoDB
1 3 (2.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.46%) DB2
2 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.73%) MySQL
3 1 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.38%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.19%) JIRA
3 2 (1.46%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.73%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.73%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (16.79%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.30%) Finance
3 9 (6.57%) Banking
4 1 (0.73%) Games
Job Titles
1 47 (34.31%) Network Engineer
2 15 (10.95%) Operations Engineer
3 14 (10.22%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 13 (9.49%) Analyst
5 12 (8.76%) Architect
6 11 (8.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (7.30%) Security Analyst
7 10 (7.30%) Security Engineer
7 10 (7.30%) Senior Network Engineer
8 9 (6.57%) Consultant
8 9 (6.57%) Network Operations Engineer
9 8 (5.84%) Operations Analyst
9 8 (5.84%) Security Operations Analyst
9 8 (5.84%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
10 7 (5.11%) Data Centre Architect
10 7 (5.11%) Security Consultant
11 6 (4.38%) Cisco Architect
11 6 (4.38%) Network Architect
12 5 (3.65%) Cisco Network Architect
12 5 (3.65%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.11%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.46%) .NET
2 2 (1.46%) Middleware
3 1 (0.73%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.73%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.73%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.87%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.03%) Handset
2 11 (8.03%) NHS
3 5 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.65%) Private Cloud
4 4 (2.92%) CCTV
5 3 (2.19%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.19%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.19%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.46%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.46%) EFT
6 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.46%) Replication
7 1 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.73%) PKI
7 1 (0.73%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.79%) Windows
2 11 (8.03%) Linux
2 11 (8.03%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.19%) Unix
5 2 (1.46%) CentOS
5 2 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.46%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.73%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.52%) Network Design
2 18 (13.14%) ITIL
3 17 (12.41%) Deployment Automation
3 17 (12.41%) SIEM
4 16 (11.68%) DevOps
5 14 (10.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 14 (10.22%) PRINCE2
6 13 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (8.76%) Load Balancing
7 12 (8.76%) Migration
8 11 (8.03%) Network Management
8 11 (8.03%) Security Operations
9 10 (7.30%) Time Management
9 10 (7.30%) Vulnerability Management
10 9 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (6.57%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (6.57%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (6.57%) Security Monitoring
10 9 (6.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 8 (5.84%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.65%) Bash Shell
1 5 (3.65%) Python
1 5 (3.65%) SQL
2 4 (2.92%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.46%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.73%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (21.17%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (19.71%) Security Cleared
3 23 (16.79%) SC Cleared
4 18 (13.14%) CCNP
5 17 (12.41%) Degree
6 12 (8.76%) CCIE
6 12 (8.76%) CCNA
7 5 (3.65%) CCDP
7 5 (3.65%) CCIE Data Center
7 5 (3.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (2.92%) CCENT
8 4 (2.92%) CISSP
8 4 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (2.19%) ISEB
10 2 (1.46%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (1.46%) CISM
10 2 (1.46%) HP APS
10 2 (1.46%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (1.46%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.73%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (10.22%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.84%) Hyper-V
2 8 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.65%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.19%) ProxySG
5 3 (2.19%) vSphere
5 3 (2.19%) XenServer
6 2 (1.46%) Docker
6 2 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.46%) Xen
7 1 (0.73%) NFS
7 1 (0.73%) vCloud
7 1 (0.73%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (3.65%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.92%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (2.19%) Forum Sentry
3 3 (2.19%) Puppet
3 3 (2.19%) QRadar
3 3 (2.19%) SCCM
3 3 (2.19%) Terraform
4 2 (1.46%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.46%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.46%) Kibana
4 2 (1.46%) OpenView
5 1 (0.73%) Ansible
5 1 (0.73%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.73%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.73%) logstash
5 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.73%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.73%) SCOM
5 1 (0.73%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 76 (55.47%) Cisco
2 19 (13.87%) F5
3 17 (12.41%) Juniper
4 14 (10.22%) Microsoft
5 13 (9.49%) VMware
6 12 (8.76%) CheckPoint
7 7 (5.11%) Fortinet
7 7 (5.11%) Splunk
8 6 (4.38%) Meraki
8 6 (4.38%) SolarWinds
9 5 (3.65%) Blue Coat
9 5 (3.65%) HP
9 5 (3.65%) Riverbed
10 4 (2.92%) Citrix
10 4 (2.92%) Forcepoint
10 4 (2.92%) Moogsoft
10 4 (2.92%) Nokia
10 4 (2.92%) Palo Alto
10 4 (2.92%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.92%) Remedy