Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 58 31
Rank change year-on-year +4 -27 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 121 95 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.79% 3.26% 4.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.50% 23.69% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 51 100
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £223
90th Percentile £575 £538 £595
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.32% -0.06% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 4
Manchester median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +92.96% -3.58%
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year -3.33% +44.72% -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 440 401 551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.78% 13.76% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 218 310
Manchester median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - +20.75%
10th Percentile £188 £160 £212
90th Percentile £563 £550 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 39 29
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -22.22% +4.35%
10th Percentile £12.74 £11.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £44.00 £41.00 £40.75
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.15 £16.00
% change year-on-year +15.51% -5.31% -4.99%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +11 26 £465 +9.41% 2
Wigan - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 £120 - 5
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 62 (51.24%) Cisco
2 37 (30.58%) WAN
3 36 (29.75%) LAN
4 30 (24.79%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (19.83%) Network Security
6 23 (19.01%) Windows
7 21 (17.36%) Wireless
7 21 (17.36%) Telecoms
8 20 (16.53%) ITIL
8 20 (16.53%) F5
9 19 (15.70%) CCNP
10 17 (14.05%) SIEM
11 16 (13.22%) TCP/IP
12 15 (12.40%) Security Cleared
13 14 (11.57%) Network Management
13 14 (11.57%) Degree
13 14 (11.57%) Load Balancing
13 14 (11.57%) DNS
13 14 (11.57%) CCNA
13 14 (11.57%) Active Directory
13 14 (11.57%) Linux
13 14 (11.57%) Vulnerability Management
13 14 (11.57%) Data Centre
13 14 (11.57%) Security Operations
14 13 (10.74%) Windows Server
14 13 (10.74%) DevOps
14 13 (10.74%) Security Monitoring
14 13 (10.74%) Juniper
14 13 (10.74%) SC Cleared
15 12 (9.92%) Amazon AWS

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 4 (3.31%) OpenStack
1 4 (3.31%) SAS
2 3 (2.48%) Apache
2 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (2.48%) IIS
2 3 (2.48%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.65%) nginx
3 2 (1.65%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Magento
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.92%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.61%) PaaS
4 7 (5.79%) IaaS
4 7 (5.79%) Office 365
5 5 (4.13%) SaaS
6 4 (3.31%) Amazon SQS
6 4 (3.31%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (3.31%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (3.31%) CloudFront
6 4 (3.31%) Serverless
7 3 (2.48%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.83%) Fastly
Communications & Networking
1 37 (30.58%) WAN
2 36 (29.75%) LAN
3 24 (19.83%) Network Security
4 21 (17.36%) Wireless
5 16 (13.22%) TCP/IP
6 14 (11.57%) DNS
7 11 (9.09%) DHCP
8 10 (8.26%) SSL
8 10 (8.26%) TACACS
8 10 (8.26%) VoIP
8 10 (8.26%) VPN
9 9 (7.44%) VLAN
10 7 (5.79%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (5.79%) HTTP
10 7 (5.79%) MPLS
10 7 (5.79%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (4.96%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (4.13%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (4.13%) Internet
12 5 (4.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.96%) MongoDB
1 6 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.31%) DB2
2 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.83%) MySQL
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.61%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.31%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.48%) JIRA
4 2 (1.65%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (17.36%) Telecoms
2 9 (7.44%) Banking
2 9 (7.44%) Finance
3 1 (0.83%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 37 (30.58%) Network Engineer
2 15 (12.40%) Analyst
3 12 (9.92%) Network Specialist
3 12 (9.92%) Operations Analyst
3 12 (9.92%) Security Analyst
3 12 (9.92%) Security Operations Analyst
4 11 (9.09%) Consultant
5 10 (8.26%) Architect
6 8 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.79%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.96%) Security Consultant
9 5 (4.13%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Firewall Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) LAN Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Network Security Specialist
10 4 (3.31%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.48%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (1.65%) .NET
2 2 (1.65%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.65%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (1.65%) Middleware
2 2 (1.65%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.83%) JMS
3 1 (0.83%) JSON
3 1 (0.83%) LAMP
3 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.57%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.09%) NHS
3 10 (8.26%) Handset
4 9 (7.44%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.13%) Smartphone
7 4 (3.31%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.48%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.65%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.65%) EFT
9 2 (1.65%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.65%) Replication
10 1 (0.83%) CCTV
10 1 (0.83%) Clustering
10 1 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.83%) FMCG
10 1 (0.83%) PKI
10 1 (0.83%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.01%) Windows
2 14 (11.57%) Linux
3 13 (10.74%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (3.31%) Unix
6 3 (2.48%) CentOS
6 3 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.65%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.65%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.53%) ITIL
2 17 (14.05%) SIEM
3 14 (11.57%) Load Balancing
3 14 (11.57%) Network Management
3 14 (11.57%) Security Operations
3 14 (11.57%) Vulnerability Management
4 13 (10.74%) DevOps
4 13 (10.74%) Security Monitoring
5 12 (9.92%) Digital Forensics
5 12 (9.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (9.92%) Threat Intelligence
5 12 (9.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 11 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (9.09%) Migration
6 11 (9.09%) Network Design
7 10 (8.26%) Configuration Management
7 10 (8.26%) Project Management
7 10 (8.26%) Time Management
8 9 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (6.61%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.26%) SQL
2 7 (5.79%) Python
3 6 (4.96%) Bash Shell
4 4 (3.31%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.31%) Ruby
5 1 (0.83%) C#
5 1 (0.83%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (24.79%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (15.70%) CCNP
3 15 (12.40%) Security Cleared
4 14 (11.57%) CCNA
4 14 (11.57%) Degree
5 13 (10.74%) SC Cleared
6 9 (7.44%) CCIE
7 6 (4.96%) CCDP
8 4 (3.31%) CCENT
8 4 (3.31%) Chartered Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) CISM
8 4 (3.31%) CISSP
8 4 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (3.31%) ISEB
8 4 (3.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (3.31%) MBA
8 4 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.65%) CCSA
10 2 (1.65%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (1.65%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (11.57%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.44%) Hyper-V
3 8 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.79%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.31%) Docker
6 3 (2.48%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.65%) NFS
7 2 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.83%) Gluster
8 1 (0.83%) iptables
8 1 (0.83%) XenApp
8 1 (0.83%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (4.96%) Puppet
2 4 (3.31%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (3.31%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.31%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (3.31%) Terraform
3 3 (2.48%) HAProxy
3 3 (2.48%) Kibana
3 3 (2.48%) Proventia
3 3 (2.48%) QRadar
3 3 (2.48%) SCCM
4 2 (1.65%) Forum Sentry
4 2 (1.65%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.65%) logstash
4 2 (1.65%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.65%) OpenView
4 2 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.65%) WSUS
5 1 (0.83%) Ansible
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 62 (51.24%) Cisco
2 20 (16.53%) F5
3 13 (10.74%) Juniper
4 10 (8.26%) VMware
5 9 (7.44%) CheckPoint
5 9 (7.44%) Microsoft
6 6 (4.96%) Fortinet
6 6 (4.96%) Oracle
7 5 (4.13%) Blue Coat
7 5 (4.13%) ForeScout
7 5 (4.13%) Meraki
7 5 (4.13%) Splunk
8 4 (3.31%) Citrix
8 4 (3.31%) HP
8 4 (3.31%) Informatica
8 4 (3.31%) IronPort
8 4 (3.31%) Moogsoft
8 4 (3.31%) Palo Alto
8 4 (3.31%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.31%) Remedy