Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 41 80
Rank change year-on-year -32 +39 -10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 143 290 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.51% 4.24% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.57% 28.24% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 182 118
North West median daily rate £394 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.96% +17.14% -5.41%
10th Percentile £178 £269 £214
90th Percentile £507 £550 £488
England median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 5
North West median hourly rate £26.00 £20.73 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.42% -7.87% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.48 £14.38 £20.05
90th Percentile £41.00 £23.75 £23.75
England median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year +2.00% +11.73% -3.24%

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 770 1027 1100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.50% 15.03% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 598 633
North West median daily rate £386 £406 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.92% +8.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £206
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 56 106
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -5.44% -12.10%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.54 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.36 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the North West

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in the North West

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the North West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in the North West

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in the North West

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the North West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in the North West

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 November 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
Manchester -38 78 £375 -6.25% 30
Cheshire -15 28 £411 -3.24% 9
Lancashire +14 15 £423 +26.12%
Cumbria +2 9 £405 - 1
Merseyside -16 6 £375 -6.25% 3
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 72 (50.35%) Cisco
2 57 (39.86%) Windows
3 51 (35.66%) LAN
3 51 (35.66%) WAN
4 40 (27.97%) VPN
5 37 (25.87%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 31 (21.68%) Juniper
7 31 (21.68%) CheckPoint
8 29 (20.28%) CCNA
8 29 (20.28%) Linux
8 29 (20.28%) SC Cleared
8 29 (20.28%) Data Centre
8 29 (20.28%) Windows Server
9 28 (19.58%) Network Security
9 28 (19.58%) DNS
9 28 (19.58%) Active Directory
10 27 (18.88%) TCP/IP
10 27 (18.88%) VMware
11 26 (18.18%) Load Balancing
12 25 (17.48%) CCNP
12 25 (17.48%) MPLS
13 24 (16.78%) VoIP
13 24 (16.78%) ITIL
14 22 (15.38%) Unix
14 22 (15.38%) DHCP
15 20 (13.99%) Migration
16 19 (13.29%) VLAN
16 19 (13.29%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (13.29%) Cybersecurity

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 12 (8.39%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.20%) Apache Pig
3 6 (4.20%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.10%) IIS
5 3 (2.10%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.10%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.40%) JBoss
6 2 (1.40%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.70%) Apache
7 1 (0.70%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.70%) SAS
7 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.49%) Office 365
2 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.70%) IaaS
4 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (35.66%) LAN
1 51 (35.66%) WAN
2 40 (27.97%) VPN
3 28 (19.58%) DNS
3 28 (19.58%) Network Security
4 27 (18.88%) TCP/IP
5 25 (17.48%) MPLS
6 24 (16.78%) VoIP
7 22 (15.38%) DHCP
8 19 (13.29%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (13.29%) VLAN
9 17 (11.89%) Wireless
10 16 (11.19%) SAN
11 12 (8.39%) Junos
12 11 (7.69%) BGP
12 11 (7.69%) OSPF
12 11 (7.69%) SNMP
13 10 (6.99%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (6.99%) ISDN
14 9 (6.29%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.59%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.90%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.20%) Big Data
4 2 (1.40%) Redis
5 1 (0.70%) Ingres
5 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.70%) MySQL
5 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (2.10%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.70%) Subversion
General
1 11 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.90%) Banking
3 6 (4.20%) Finance
4 4 (2.80%) Law
4 4 (2.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.40%) Back Office
5 2 (1.40%) Legal
5 2 (1.40%) Retail
6 1 (0.70%) Local Government
6 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (40.56%) Network Engineer
2 20 (13.99%) Analyst
3 16 (11.19%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (11.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 13 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 13 (9.09%) Architect
4 13 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 13 (9.09%) Security Engineer
5 11 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
6 10 (6.99%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (5.59%) Consultant
7 8 (5.59%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (4.90%) Operations Analyst
8 7 (4.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 7 (4.90%) Security Operations Analyst
8 7 (4.90%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 7 (4.90%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (4.20%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 6 (4.20%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.20%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.99%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (4.20%) Kafka
3 2 (1.40%) .NET
3 2 (1.40%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.40%) Middleware
4 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.70%) CSS
4 1 (0.70%) J2EE
4 1 (0.70%) JSON
4 1 (0.70%) Node.js
4 1 (0.70%) REST
4 1 (0.70%) SOAP
4 1 (0.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (20.28%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.69%) Cyber Attack
3 9 (6.29%) Mainframe
4 8 (5.59%) Clustering
5 6 (4.20%) PKI
5 6 (4.20%) Replication
6 5 (3.50%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (3.50%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.80%) NHS
7 4 (2.80%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (2.80%) Smartphone
8 3 (2.10%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.10%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.10%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.40%) CESG
9 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 57 (39.86%) Windows
2 29 (20.28%) Linux
2 29 (20.28%) Windows Server
3 22 (15.38%) Unix
4 11 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (5.59%) Solaris
5 8 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.20%) AIX
7 4 (2.80%) HPUX
8 3 (2.10%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.10%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.10%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.40%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.70%) Android
10 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.18%) Load Balancing
2 24 (16.78%) ITIL
3 20 (13.99%) Migration
4 19 (13.29%) Cybersecurity
5 17 (11.89%) Security Monitoring
5 17 (11.89%) Vulnerability Management
6 16 (11.19%) Network Design
6 16 (11.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 14 (9.79%) SIEM
8 13 (9.09%) Change Management
8 13 (9.09%) Security Operations
9 11 (7.69%) Information Security
10 10 (6.99%) Case Management
10 10 (6.99%) Patch Management
11 9 (6.29%) Data Protection
11 9 (6.29%) High Availability
12 8 (5.59%) Analytics
12 8 (5.59%) Data Analytics
13 7 (4.90%) Penetration Testing
13 7 (4.90%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.99%) Python
2 7 (4.90%) Bash Shell
3 5 (3.50%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.50%) SQL
4 4 (2.80%) C
5 3 (2.10%) Perl
6 2 (1.40%) PHP
7 1 (0.70%) COBOL
7 1 (0.70%) Java
7 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.70%) Ruby
7 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (25.87%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 29 (20.28%) CCNA
3 29 (20.28%) SC Cleared
4 25 (17.48%) CCNP
5 13 (9.09%) CISSP
6 9 (6.29%) SANS
6 9 (6.29%) SSCP
7 5 (3.50%) JNCIA
8 4 (2.80%) CCDP
8 4 (2.80%) CCIE
8 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.10%) MCP
9 3 (2.10%) MCSA
9 3 (2.10%) MCSE
10 2 (1.40%) CWNA
10 2 (1.40%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.40%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.40%) ISEB
10 2 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.80%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.40%) GDPR
2 2 (1.40%) PMO
3 1 (0.70%) CESG Infosec
3 1 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (19.58%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (11.19%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.90%) ProxySG
4 7 (4.90%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (4.90%) vSphere
5 6 (4.20%) Apache Flume
6 4 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.10%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.40%) XenApp
9 1 (0.70%) Firmware
9 1 (0.70%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.70%) NFS
9 1 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.70%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (6.99%) QRadar
2 8 (5.59%) Nessus
2 8 (5.59%) Nexpose
2 8 (5.59%) Nmap
3 7 (4.90%) Cisco Prime
4 5 (3.50%) Puppet
4 5 (3.50%) SCCM
5 4 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.80%) vCenter Server
6 3 (2.10%) FortiGate
6 3 (2.10%) Nagios
6 3 (2.10%) SCOM
7 2 (1.40%) Ansible
7 2 (1.40%) Cacti
7 2 (1.40%) Kibana
7 2 (1.40%) logstash
7 2 (1.40%) OpenNMS
7 2 (1.40%) RANCID
8 1 (0.70%) vMotion
8 1 (0.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 72 (50.35%) Cisco
2 31 (21.68%) CheckPoint
2 31 (21.68%) Juniper
3 27 (18.88%) VMware
4 16 (11.19%) Splunk
5 12 (8.39%) Apple
5 12 (8.39%) McAfee
5 12 (8.39%) Microsoft
6 10 (6.99%) Blue Coat
6 10 (6.99%) Fortinet
7 9 (6.29%) HP
7 9 (6.29%) IBM
7 9 (6.29%) Palo Alto
8 8 (5.59%) ArcSight
8 8 (5.59%) Citrix
8 8 (5.59%) Intel
8 8 (5.59%) Oracle
8 8 (5.59%) Qualys
8 8 (5.59%) Red Hat
9 7 (4.90%) Snow