Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 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
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 33 55
Rank change year-on-year -32 +22 +13
Contract jobs citing Firewall 84 178 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.89% 5.24% 2.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.14% 33.46% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 115 66
Manchester median daily rate £385 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £247 £250 £300
90th Percentile £644 £575 £488
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +2.50% +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 0
Manchester median hourly rate £21.78 £19.62 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.04% - -
North West median hourly rate £22.89 £20.18 £22.50
% change year-on-year +13.44% -10.32% +2.27%

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 363 532 513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.49% 15.67% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 317 283
Manchester median daily rate £383 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.38% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £115 £211 £213
90th Percentile £569 £550 £513
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 25 31
Manchester median hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.94% +33.33% -18.18%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.95 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.00 £40.00 £33.64
North West median hourly rate £18.13 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.69% +5.88% -10.53%

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 16 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Manchester over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 16 £425 -5.56%
Stockport +3 5 £193 -64.95% 1
Cheadle - 1 £850 -
Rochdale - 1 - - 3
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 (42.86%) Windows
2 33 (39.29%) VPN
2 33 (39.29%) Cisco
3 31 (36.90%) WAN
3 31 (36.90%) LAN
4 23 (27.38%) Linux
5 21 (25.00%) Unix
6 20 (23.81%) VoIP
6 20 (23.81%) TCP/IP
7 19 (22.62%) Cybersecurity
8 18 (21.43%) Juniper
9 17 (20.24%) Network Security
9 17 (20.24%) Windows Server
10 16 (19.05%) Vulnerability Management
10 16 (19.05%) Splunk
11 15 (17.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 15 (17.86%) VLAN
11 15 (17.86%) CheckPoint
12 14 (16.67%) Telecoms
12 14 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
13 13 (15.48%) MPLS
13 13 (15.48%) CISSP
13 13 (15.48%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (15.48%) Active Directory
13 13 (15.48%) DNS
13 13 (15.48%) Load Balancing
13 13 (15.48%) SIEM
14 12 (14.29%) Security Operations
15 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
16 10 (11.90%) Cisco ASA

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 (7.14%) Apache Pig
2 5 (5.95%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.57%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.38%) IIS
5 2 (2.38%) JBoss
5 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.19%) Apache
6 1 (1.19%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.19%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.52%) Office 365
2 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.38%) IaaS
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 33 (39.29%) VPN
2 31 (36.90%) LAN
2 31 (36.90%) WAN
3 20 (23.81%) TCP/IP
3 20 (23.81%) VoIP
4 17 (20.24%) Network Security
5 15 (17.86%) VLAN
6 13 (15.48%) DNS
6 13 (15.48%) MPLS
7 10 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (10.71%) SNMP
9 8 (9.52%) Junos
9 8 (9.52%) SSH
10 7 (8.33%) DHCP
10 7 (8.33%) PBX
10 7 (8.33%) Wireless
11 5 (5.95%) OSPF
11 5 (5.95%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (4.76%) LDAP
12 4 (4.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.14%) Big Data
2 2 (2.38%) Redis
3 1 (1.19%) MySQL
3 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 14 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.14%) Banking
3 4 (4.76%) Law
4 3 (3.57%) Finance
5 2 (2.38%) Legal
5 2 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (34.52%) Network Engineer
2 17 (20.24%) Analyst
3 12 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 8 (9.52%) Security Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Architect
5 7 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 7 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Security Operations Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Network Architect
7 5 (5.95%) Network Support
7 5 (5.95%) Network Support Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Cisco Architect
8 4 (4.76%) Cisco Network Architect
8 4 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Splunk Engineer
9 3 (3.57%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.90%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (7.14%) Kafka
3 2 (2.38%) .NET
3 2 (2.38%) Middleware
4 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.19%) CSS
4 1 (1.19%) J2EE
4 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) Cyber Attack
2 9 (10.71%) Mainframe
3 8 (9.52%) NHS
4 7 (8.33%) Data Centre
5 6 (7.14%) Smartphone
6 4 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (3.57%) Driving Licence
7 3 (3.57%) PKI
8 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.19%) BYOD
9 1 (1.19%) Clustering
9 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (42.86%) Windows
2 23 (27.38%) Linux
3 21 (25.00%) Unix
4 17 (20.24%) Windows Server
5 6 (7.14%) Apple iOS
6 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.19%) AIX
8 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.19%) Solaris
8 1 (1.19%) SUSE
8 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.62%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (19.05%) Vulnerability Management
3 15 (17.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 14 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
5 13 (15.48%) Load Balancing
5 13 (15.48%) SIEM
6 12 (14.29%) Security Operations
7 10 (11.90%) Case Management
7 10 (11.90%) Information Security
7 10 (11.90%) Network Design
7 10 (11.90%) Patch Management
8 9 (10.71%) Time Management
9 8 (9.52%) Analytics
9 8 (9.52%) Data Analytics
10 6 (7.14%) Data Protection
10 6 (7.14%) ITIL
10 6 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (7.14%) Threat Intelligence
10 6 (7.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 5 (5.95%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.71%) Python
2 6 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 5 (5.95%) SQL
4 4 (4.76%) Perl
5 3 (3.57%) PHP
6 1 (1.19%) C
6 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.19%) Ruby
6 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (15.48%) Cisco Certification
1 13 (15.48%) CISSP
2 11 (13.10%) Security Cleared
3 9 (10.71%) CCNA
3 9 (10.71%) SANS
3 9 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.71%) SSCP
4 8 (9.52%) CCNP
5 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.38%) CISA
6 2 (2.38%) CISM
6 2 (2.38%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.38%) MCP
6 2 (2.38%) MCSA
6 2 (2.38%) MCSE
7 1 (1.19%) CCIE
7 1 (1.19%) CCSA
7 1 (1.19%) CCSE
7 1 (1.19%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.19%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.38%) GDPR
2 2 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.38%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.19%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (15.48%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 8 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.33%) ProxySG
4 6 (7.14%) Apache Flume
5 4 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.19%) Firmware
7 1 (1.19%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.19%) NFS
7 1 (1.19%) vSphere
7 1 (1.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) QRadar
2 8 (9.52%) Nessus
2 8 (9.52%) Nexpose
2 8 (9.52%) Nmap
3 5 (5.95%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (5.95%) Puppet
4 4 (4.76%) Nagios
4 4 (4.76%) SCCM
5 3 (3.57%) Cacti
5 3 (3.57%) OpenNMS
5 3 (3.57%) RANCID
5 3 (3.57%) SCOM
6 2 (2.38%) Ansible
6 2 (2.38%) Kibana
6 2 (2.38%) logstash
7 1 (1.19%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.19%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.19%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.19%) yum
Vendors
1 33 (39.29%) Cisco
2 18 (21.43%) Juniper
3 16 (19.05%) Splunk
4 15 (17.86%) CheckPoint
5 10 (11.90%) Apple
5 10 (11.90%) Blue Coat
5 10 (11.90%) McAfee
5 10 (11.90%) VMware
6 8 (9.52%) ArcSight
6 8 (9.52%) Intel
6 8 (9.52%) Qualys
7 7 (8.33%) Citrix
7 7 (8.33%) Fortinet
7 7 (8.33%) Palo Alto
7 7 (8.33%) ServiceNow
7 7 (8.33%) Snow
8 6 (7.14%) AlienVault
9 4 (4.76%) HP
9 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
10 3 (3.57%) Ericsson