Period
to 23 April 2019

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 April 2019 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 62 48
Rank change year-on-year -3 -14 +11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 184 188 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.33% 3.26% 4.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.44% 25.97% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 114 135
North West median daily rate £425 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +16.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £280 £254 £275
90th Percentile £530 £650 £583
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 13
North West median hourly rate £26.59 £22.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.16% +40.63% -7.25%
10th Percentile £22.58 £20.30 £15.50
90th Percentile £33.13 £35.10 £23.14
England median hourly rate £29.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.36% +40.00% -9.86%

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 625 724 799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.32% 12.54% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 415 464
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% -4.85%
10th Percentile £208 £187 £235
90th Percentile £600 £600 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 80 61
North West median hourly rate £17.46 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.79% +3.13% -31.40%
10th Percentile £12.42 £10.76 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.13 £37.50 £49.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% -6.98% -14.00%

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 April 2019.

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 April 2019.

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 April 2019. 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 +23 125 £425 -12.82% 10
Cheshire 0 32 £475 +35.71% 5
Merseyside -21 11 £425 - 3
Lancashire -18 10 £288 -54.00% 2
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 North West region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 82 (44.57%) Cisco
2 66 (35.87%) WAN
3 65 (35.33%) LAN
4 58 (31.52%) VPN
5 50 (27.17%) Windows
6 48 (26.09%) Security Cleared
7 47 (25.54%) TCP/IP
8 46 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
9 43 (23.37%) SC Cleared
10 37 (20.11%) VoIP
11 36 (19.57%) Cybersecurity
12 35 (19.02%) Data Centre
12 35 (19.02%) Linux
12 35 (19.02%) CheckPoint
13 33 (17.93%) CCNP
14 32 (17.39%) Juniper
14 32 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
15 30 (16.30%) Cyberattack
16 29 (15.76%) Patch Management
16 29 (15.76%) Splunk
17 28 (15.22%) Vulnerability Management
17 28 (15.22%) AlienVault
17 28 (15.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 27 (14.67%) Information Security
18 27 (14.67%) Apple
18 27 (14.67%) Unix
18 27 (14.67%) Case Management
19 26 (14.13%) Elastic Stack
19 26 (14.13%) Open Source
19 26 (14.13%) Network Security

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 10 (5.43%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.72%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.17%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.09%) Confluence
4 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.54%) CMS
5 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (8.15%) Office 365
3 10 (5.43%) IaaS
4 9 (4.89%) PaaS
5 8 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (2.72%) SaaS
7 3 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.63%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.63%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.09%) Akamai
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.09%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.09%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 66 (35.87%) WAN
2 65 (35.33%) LAN
3 58 (31.52%) VPN
4 47 (25.54%) TCP/IP
5 37 (20.11%) VoIP
6 26 (14.13%) Network Security
7 21 (11.41%) Intrusion Detection
8 18 (9.78%) Wireless
9 16 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (8.15%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (8.15%) DNS
11 13 (7.07%) DHCP
11 13 (7.07%) VLAN
12 11 (5.98%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (5.43%) BGP
13 10 (5.43%) Skype
14 9 (4.89%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (4.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 9 (4.89%) Multicast
14 9 (4.89%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.80%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (1.63%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (3.80%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.63%) JIRA
4 2 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.09%) AutoIt
4 2 (1.09%) Maven
4 2 (1.09%) Subversion
5 1 (0.54%) Hudson
5 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (13.59%) Finance
2 15 (8.15%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.35%) Banking
4 7 (3.80%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.80%) Law
5 5 (2.72%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.09%) Retail
7 1 (0.54%) Back Office
7 1 (0.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 49 (26.63%) Network Engineer
2 28 (15.22%) Analyst
3 18 (9.78%) Security Analyst
4 17 (9.24%) Architect
4 17 (9.24%) Consultant
5 15 (8.15%) Security Engineer
6 13 (7.07%) Network Security Engineer
7 11 (5.98%) Firewall Engineer
8 10 (5.43%) Cisco Engineer
9 9 (4.89%) Security Consultant
9 9 (4.89%) Security Specialist
10 8 (4.35%) Network Architect
10 8 (4.35%) SIEM Analyst
10 8 (4.35%) Splunk Analyst
11 7 (3.80%) Cisco Architect
11 7 (3.80%) Cybersecurity Specialist
11 7 (3.80%) Operations Engineer
11 7 (3.80%) SOC Analyst
12 6 (3.26%) Cisco Network Architect
12 6 (3.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (14.13%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (2.17%) 802.1X
3 3 (1.63%) LDAP
4 1 (0.54%) JSON
4 1 (0.54%) Web Services
4 1 (0.54%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.02%) Data Centre
2 30 (16.30%) Cyberattack
3 16 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.43%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (4.35%) Clustering
6 6 (3.26%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.72%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.17%) NHS
8 4 (2.17%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.63%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.63%) SCADA
10 2 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.09%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.09%) Handset
10 2 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.09%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.09%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.09%) User Experience
11 1 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (27.17%) Windows
2 35 (19.02%) Linux
3 27 (14.67%) Unix
4 9 (4.89%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.17%) Windows 10
8 3 (1.63%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.54%) Android
10 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.57%) Cybersecurity
2 32 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
3 29 (15.76%) Patch Management
4 28 (15.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 28 (15.22%) Vulnerability Management
5 27 (14.67%) Case Management
5 27 (14.67%) Information Security
6 26 (14.13%) Open Source
7 25 (13.59%) SIEM
8 20 (10.87%) Load Balancing
9 19 (10.33%) Migration
10 18 (9.78%) ITIL
10 18 (9.78%) Security Operations
11 17 (9.24%) DevOps
11 17 (9.24%) Root Cause Analysis
11 17 (9.24%) Security Monitoring
12 14 (7.61%) Network Design
13 13 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (7.07%) Risk Management
14 11 (5.98%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.07%) SQL
2 12 (6.52%) Python
3 11 (5.98%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.26%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.63%) Java
6 2 (1.09%) VB
6 2 (1.09%) VBScript
6 2 (1.09%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 48 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 46 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (23.37%) SC Cleared
4 33 (17.93%) CCNP
5 22 (11.96%) CCNA
6 18 (9.78%) CCIE
7 10 (5.43%) CISSP
7 10 (5.43%) Degree
8 6 (3.26%) CCIE Data Center
8 6 (3.26%) SSCP
9 5 (2.72%) SANS
10 4 (2.17%) CCSA
11 3 (1.63%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.63%) MCSE
11 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.09%) CCDP
12 2 (1.09%) ISEB
12 2 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.09%) MCP
12 2 (1.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.17%) GDPR
2 4 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.54%) PMO
4 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (7.07%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.80%) Docker
4 3 (1.63%) Firmware
4 3 (1.63%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.54%) vCloud
6 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.54%) vSphere
6 1 (0.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (10.33%) QRadar
2 6 (3.26%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.26%) Kubernetes
2 6 (3.26%) logstash
3 4 (2.17%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (1.63%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.09%) Forum Sentry
5 2 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.54%) Ansible
6 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.54%) Nagios
6 1 (0.54%) SCCM
6 1 (0.54%) Stealthwatch
6 1 (0.54%) Terraform
6 1 (0.54%) vMotion
Vendors
1 82 (44.57%) Cisco
2 35 (19.02%) CheckPoint
3 32 (17.39%) Juniper
4 29 (15.76%) Splunk
5 28 (15.22%) AlienVault
6 27 (14.67%) Apple
7 23 (12.50%) F5
8 20 (10.87%) IBM
9 19 (10.33%) McAfee
10 13 (7.07%) Microsoft
10 13 (7.07%) VMware
11 10 (5.43%) Citrix
11 10 (5.43%) Palo Alto
12 8 (4.35%) Avaya
13 7 (3.80%) Meraki
13 7 (3.80%) Riverbed
14 6 (3.26%) IronPort
15 5 (2.72%) Fortinet
15 5 (2.72%) HP
15 5 (2.72%) SolarWinds