Period
to 23 September 2020

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 September 2020 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 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 57 56
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1 +14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 69 192 222
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 3.76% 3.64% 3.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.56% 28.24% 27.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 117 139
Median daily rate £400 £380 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -10.59% +6.32%
10th Percentile £274 £225 £248
90th Percentile £495 £550 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +7.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 15
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.41% +7.41%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £37.55
% change year-on-year -17.65% +13.18% +50.20%

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 281 680 808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.31% 12.89% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 420 482
Median daily rate £370 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% - -
10th Percentile £172 £180 £206
90th Percentile £525 £575 £568
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 34 81
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +14.19%
10th Percentile £16.00 £11.52 £12.45
90th Percentile £34.00 £28.75 £43.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.31 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.29% +26.55% +9.53%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Firewall in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Firewall in the North West

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Firewall in the North West over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Firewall in the North West

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Firewall in the North West.

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 6 months to 23 September 2020. 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 +11 31 £370 -7.50% 23
Cheshire +8 19 £413 +3.13% 9
Cumbria +21 8 £495 +253.57% 1
Merseyside +12 5 £299 -0.50% 5
Lancashire +9 5 £546 +74.56% 5
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2020, 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 39 (56.52%) Cisco
2 26 (37.68%) Juniper
3 25 (36.23%) F5
4 23 (33.33%) FortiGate
5 22 (31.88%) Wireless
6 21 (30.43%) Network Security
7 18 (26.09%) Fortinet
8 17 (24.64%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (24.64%) Security Cleared
9 15 (21.74%) SC Cleared
10 14 (20.29%) Blue Coat
10 14 (20.29%) TCP/IP
10 14 (20.29%) LAN
11 13 (18.84%) CCNP
11 13 (18.84%) Load Balancing
12 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
12 12 (17.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 11 (15.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 11 (15.94%) Arista
13 11 (15.94%) Migration
14 10 (14.49%) Windows
15 9 (13.04%) WAN
15 9 (13.04%) CCNA
15 9 (13.04%) DNS
15 9 (13.04%) Symantec
15 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (13.04%) Cisco Wireless
15 9 (13.04%) NX-OS
16 8 (11.59%) DevOps
16 8 (11.59%) Finance

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 3 (4.35%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle BPEL
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.14%) Azure
2 6 (8.70%) Office 365
3 5 (7.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (5.80%) AWS
5 3 (4.35%) SaaS
6 2 (2.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (2.90%) CloudFront
7 1 (1.45%) GCP
7 1 (1.45%) IaaS
7 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (31.88%) Wireless
2 21 (30.43%) Network Security
3 14 (20.29%) LAN
3 14 (20.29%) TCP/IP
4 12 (17.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 11 (15.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 9 (13.04%) Cisco Wireless
6 9 (13.04%) DNS
6 9 (13.04%) NX-OS
6 9 (13.04%) WAN
7 8 (11.59%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (10.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (10.14%) VPN
9 6 (8.70%) DHCP
9 6 (8.70%) WLAN
10 5 (7.25%) DMZ
10 5 (7.25%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (5.80%) Cisco Firepower
11 4 (5.80%) NetScaler
12 3 (4.35%) Converged Networks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Hudson
General
1 8 (11.59%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Banking
3 5 (7.25%) Financial Institution
4 4 (5.80%) Legal
5 3 (4.35%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.45%) Back Office
6 1 (1.45%) Electronics
6 1 (1.45%) Law
6 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.45%) Marketing
6 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (52.17%) Network Engineer
2 15 (21.74%) Security Engineer
3 8 (11.59%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) Network Security Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Architect
6 5 (7.25%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Active Directory Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Consultant
7 4 (5.80%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Network Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.80%) Network Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Juniper Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.35%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) SAML
2 1 (1.45%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.45%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.25%) Virtual Team
3 3 (4.35%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.45%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.45%) Social Media
4 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.49%) Windows
2 4 (5.80%) Linux
2 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.35%) AIX
4 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) Unix
5 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.84%) Load Balancing
2 11 (15.94%) Migration
3 9 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (11.59%) DevOps
5 7 (10.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (10.14%) Network Management
5 7 (10.14%) SIEM
6 5 (7.25%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (7.25%) Network Design
6 5 (7.25%) Network Virtualisation
6 5 (7.25%) Virtual Team Management
7 4 (5.80%) Build Automation
8 3 (4.35%) Hardware Maintenance
8 3 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (2.90%) Architectural Design
9 2 (2.90%) Critical Success Factor
9 2 (2.90%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (2.90%) Security Architecture
9 2 (2.90%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.25%) C#
2 4 (5.80%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (24.64%) Cisco Certification
1 17 (24.64%) Security Cleared
2 15 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 13 (18.84%) CCNP
4 9 (13.04%) CCNA
5 5 (7.25%) Degree
6 4 (5.80%) CISSP
6 4 (5.80%) JNCIA
6 4 (5.80%) JNCIP
6 4 (5.80%) JNCIS
7 3 (4.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 3 (4.35%) CCA
7 3 (4.35%) CCSP
7 3 (4.35%) CEH
7 3 (4.35%) CISM
7 3 (4.35%) JNCIE
7 3 (4.35%) OSCP
8 2 (2.90%) CISA
9 1 (1.45%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.80%) GlusterFS
2 4 (5.80%) NFS
3 3 (4.35%) BitLocker
3 3 (4.35%) VMware NSX
4 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.45%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (33.33%) FortiGate
2 6 (8.70%) Terraform
3 4 (5.80%) Ansible
3 4 (5.80%) Data Guard
3 4 (5.80%) Puppet
4 3 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.45%) SCCM
6 1 (1.45%) SCOM
6 1 (1.45%) SCSM
6 1 (1.45%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 39 (56.52%) Cisco
2 26 (37.68%) Juniper
3 25 (36.23%) F5
4 18 (26.09%) Fortinet
5 14 (20.29%) Blue Coat
6 11 (15.94%) Arista
7 9 (13.04%) Symantec
8 7 (10.14%) CheckPoint
8 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
8 7 (10.14%) Oracle
9 5 (7.25%) BT
9 5 (7.25%) Palo Alto
9 5 (7.25%) VMware
10 4 (5.80%) Okta
11 3 (4.35%) CA
12 2 (2.90%) CommVault
12 2 (2.90%) Meraki
13 1 (1.45%) Ruckus Wireless
13 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds
13 1 (1.45%) Splunk