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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
England / North West
Rank 51 64 73
Rank change year-on-year +13 +9  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 86 100 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.36% 2.60% 2.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.06% 17.42% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 45 45
Median daily rate £394 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £310 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £40.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -70.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £24.13
% change year-on-year -4.76% -12.95%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 373 574 475
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.58% 14.95% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 320 219
Median daily rate £389 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.52% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 31 42
Median hourly rate £16.59 £16.84 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.48% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £12.17 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.35 £40.00 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +18 60 £425 +15.25% 34
Cheshire +6 13 £313 -36.70% 10
Cumbria +5 5 £381 -
Merseyside +2 3 £463 +8.82% 2
Lancashire +16 1 £250 -25.92% 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 98 (41.53%) Cisco
2 97 (41.10%) LAN
3 96 (40.68%) WAN
4 93 (39.41%) Windows
5 67 (28.39%) Cisco Certification
6 59 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 58 (24.58%) Linux
8 57 (24.15%) VPN
9 52 (22.03%) VoIP
10 46 (19.49%) Unix
11 43 (18.22%) CISSP
11 43 (18.22%) Microsoft
12 41 (17.37%) Network Security
13 40 (16.95%) VMware
14 37 (15.68%) Windows Server
15 36 (15.25%) Patch Management
15 36 (15.25%) Apple
16 34 (14.41%) Active Directory
16 34 (14.41%) Citrix
16 34 (14.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 34 (14.41%) Splunk
16 34 (14.41%) Vulnerability Management
17 32 (13.56%) DNS
17 32 (13.56%) Network Monitoring
18 31 (13.14%) VLAN
18 31 (13.14%) Security Cleared
18 31 (13.14%) DHCP
18 31 (13.14%) SANS
19 30 (12.71%) QRadar
19 30 (12.71%) SSCP

Firewall
Top Related 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 13 (5.51%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (2.54%) IIS
3 5 (2.12%) Apache
4 4 (1.69%) nginx
5 3 (1.27%) Jetty
5 3 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.85%) JBoss
6 2 (0.85%) Mongrel
6 2 (0.85%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.85%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.42%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.42%) SAS
7 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (5.51%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.97%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) MS Project
3 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.42%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.42%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 30 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (11.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.97%) Office 365
4 5 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.85%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.42%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 97 (41.10%) LAN
2 96 (40.68%) WAN
3 59 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 57 (24.15%) VPN
5 52 (22.03%) VoIP
6 41 (17.37%) Network Security
7 32 (13.56%) DNS
8 31 (13.14%) DHCP
8 31 (13.14%) VLAN
9 28 (11.86%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (11.02%) Wireless
11 24 (10.17%) MPLS
12 18 (7.63%) OSPF
13 17 (7.20%) BGP
14 13 (5.51%) SAN
15 12 (5.08%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (5.08%) EIGRP
16 10 (4.24%) Internet
16 10 (4.24%) SSL
17 9 (3.81%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.93%) Redis
3 8 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.54%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.27%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.27%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.85%) MySQL
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.42%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.42%) Riak
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.81%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.27%) Subversion
3 2 (0.85%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (9.75%) Finance
2 6 (2.54%) Local Government
2 6 (2.54%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.12%) Banking
4 3 (1.27%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 33 (13.98%) Analyst
3 21 (8.90%) Security Engineer
4 20 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (8.47%) Network Security Engineer
5 17 (7.20%) Architect
5 17 (7.20%) Design Engineer
5 17 (7.20%) Firewall Engineer
6 16 (6.78%) Cisco Engineer
7 14 (5.93%) Implementation Engineer
7 14 (5.93%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 14 (5.93%) Security Analyst
8 12 (5.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 12 (5.08%) Consultant
9 11 (4.66%) Security Specialist
9 11 (4.66%) Technical Specialist
10 10 (4.24%) Security Architect
11 9 (3.81%) IT Consultant
11 9 (3.81%) IT Security Consultant
11 9 (3.81%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.44%) Elastic Stack
1 27 (11.44%) Web Services
2 7 (2.97%) RESTful
3 6 (2.54%) XML
3 6 (2.54%) XSLT
4 3 (1.27%) .NET
5 2 (0.85%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.85%) J2EE
5 2 (0.85%) SAML
5 2 (0.85%) Servlets
6 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.42%) CSS
6 1 (0.42%) LAMP
6 1 (0.42%) Middleware
6 1 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.42%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.42%) SOAP
6 1 (0.42%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.29%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.36%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.93%) Cyber Attack
4 7 (2.97%) PKI
4 7 (2.97%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (2.54%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.12%) Life Science
6 5 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.27%) Clustering
7 3 (1.27%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.27%) NHS
8 2 (0.85%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.85%) CESG
8 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Licensing
9 1 (0.42%) IVR
9 1 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle Licensing
9 1 (0.42%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.42%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 93 (39.41%) Windows
2 58 (24.58%) Linux
3 46 (19.49%) Unix
4 37 (15.68%) Windows Server
5 27 (11.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (2.97%) Windows 7
10 6 (2.54%) CentOS
10 6 (2.54%) Windows 10
11 5 (2.12%) Solaris
12 3 (1.27%) AIX
12 3 (1.27%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.85%) Android
13 2 (0.85%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.42%) Debian
14 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (15.25%) Patch Management
2 34 (14.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 34 (14.41%) Vulnerability Management
3 32 (13.56%) Network Monitoring
4 30 (12.71%) Information Security
5 22 (9.32%) Cybersecurity
6 21 (8.90%) Load Balancing
7 20 (8.47%) Case Management
7 20 (8.47%) Migration
8 19 (8.05%) ITIL
9 18 (7.63%) Security Operations
10 16 (6.78%) Security Monitoring
10 16 (6.78%) SIEM
11 15 (6.36%) DevOps
11 15 (6.36%) Network Design
12 13 (5.51%) Open Source
13 12 (5.08%) Performance Monitoring
13 12 (5.08%) Project Management
14 11 (4.66%) Root Cause Analysis
15 9 (3.81%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.78%) SQL
2 9 (3.81%) Java
2 9 (3.81%) PowerShell
2 9 (3.81%) Python
3 6 (2.54%) C#
3 6 (2.54%) VBScript
4 2 (0.85%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.85%) PHP
4 2 (0.85%) Ruby
5 1 (0.42%) C++
5 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 67 (28.39%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (18.22%) CISSP
3 31 (13.14%) SANS
3 31 (13.14%) Security Cleared
4 30 (12.71%) CCNP
4 30 (12.71%) SSCP
5 28 (11.86%) CCNA
6 27 (11.44%) SC Cleared
7 14 (5.93%) CCSP
8 10 (4.24%) CCIE
8 10 (4.24%) MCSE
8 10 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (3.81%) CISMP
10 6 (2.54%) Degree
11 5 (2.12%) ISEB
11 5 (2.12%) MCP
11 5 (2.12%) MCSA
12 3 (1.27%) CCDP
12 3 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (4.66%) PCI DSS
3 9 (3.81%) COBIT
3 9 (3.81%) ISO27002
4 4 (1.69%) QA
5 2 (0.85%) SLA
6 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (14.41%) Active Directory
2 22 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.24%) XenApp
4 9 (3.81%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.39%) ProxySG
6 5 (2.12%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.27%) Docker
7 3 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.85%) Xen
9 1 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.42%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.42%) NFS
9 1 (0.42%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.42%) Varnish
9 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (12.71%) QRadar
2 18 (7.63%) FortiGate
3 11 (4.66%) Puppet
4 10 (4.24%) Kibana
4 10 (4.24%) logstash
5 9 (3.81%) Nessus
5 9 (3.81%) Nmap
6 8 (3.39%) Nexpose
7 6 (2.54%) RSA enVision
8 5 (2.12%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.12%) SCOM
9 4 (1.69%) SmoothWall
10 3 (1.27%) Ansible
10 3 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (1.27%) SCCM
11 2 (0.85%) AirWatch
11 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.85%) Stealthwatch
12 1 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 1 (0.42%) vMotion
Vendors
1 98 (41.53%) Cisco
2 43 (18.22%) Microsoft
3 40 (16.95%) VMware
4 36 (15.25%) Apple
5 34 (14.41%) Citrix
5 34 (14.41%) Splunk
6 26 (11.02%) F5
7 24 (10.17%) CheckPoint
8 23 (9.75%) Juniper
9 22 (9.32%) Intel Security
9 22 (9.32%) LogRhythm
10 21 (8.90%) IBM
11 20 (8.47%) Fortinet
12 12 (5.08%) Forcepoint
12 12 (5.08%) Red Hat
12 12 (5.08%) SolarWinds
13 10 (4.24%) ArcSight
13 10 (4.24%) Blue Coat
13 10 (4.24%) Palo Alto
14 9 (3.81%) Qualys
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