Period
to 20 February 2018

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 20 February 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
England > North West
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 39 73
Rank change year-on-year -20 +34 +14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 176 262 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.27% 4.45% 2.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.89% 30.61% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 173 122
North West median daily rate £411 £400 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% +7.74% -0.34%
10th Percentile £215 £275 £203
90th Percentile £650 £588 £513
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 2
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £18.56 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.90% -15.63% -12.00%
10th Percentile £20.00 £14.38 £19.45
90th Percentile £31.50 £38.25 £23.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year +17.50% -8.05% -8.42%

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 707 856 1,137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.15% 14.54% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 519 663
North West median daily rate £375 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.41% +1.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £157 £213 £218
90th Percentile £600 £595 £563
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 58 91
North West median hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.29% -1.52% -6.47%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £44.37 £50.16 £41.80
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 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
Manchester -25 94 £475 +11.76% 55
Cheshire -5 36 £350 -12.50% 20
Lancashire +19 17 £423 +4.32% 10
Merseyside -4 15 £380 +8.57% 4
Cumbria -7 2 £430 +13.01%
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 North West region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 66 (37.50%) Cisco
2 43 (24.43%) Windows
3 37 (21.02%) Information Security
4 36 (20.45%) LAN
5 34 (19.32%) WAN
5 34 (19.32%) Security Operations
6 33 (18.75%) Security Cleared
7 31 (17.61%) Security Monitoring
7 31 (17.61%) VPN
8 30 (17.05%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (16.48%) SC Cleared
10 26 (14.77%) VMware
11 25 (14.20%) Migration
11 25 (14.20%) Linux
11 25 (14.20%) Data Protection
11 25 (14.20%) Cybersecurity
12 24 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
13 23 (13.07%) VLAN
13 23 (13.07%) Active Directory
14 22 (12.50%) CCNP
14 22 (12.50%) Malware Analysis
14 22 (12.50%) Data Centre
14 22 (12.50%) Digital Forensics
14 22 (12.50%) Threat Intelligence
15 21 (11.93%) Windows Server
16 20 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (11.36%) Protective Monitoring
16 20 (11.36%) Juniper
17 19 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (10.80%) Vulnerability Management

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 (5.68%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (4.55%) IIS
4 6 (3.41%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.27%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.70%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.57%) Apache
8 1 (0.57%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.57%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.57%) JBoss
8 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.57%) InfoPath
1 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.66%) Office 365
2 13 (7.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.14%) IaaS
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.57%) GitHub
5 1 (0.57%) PaaS
5 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (20.45%) LAN
2 34 (19.32%) WAN
3 31 (17.61%) VPN
4 24 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
5 23 (13.07%) VLAN
6 18 (10.23%) Cisco ASA
7 17 (9.66%) MPLS
7 17 (9.66%) SAN
7 17 (9.66%) VoIP
8 16 (9.09%) DNS
8 16 (9.09%) Network Security
8 16 (9.09%) TCP/IP
9 11 (6.25%) Wireless
10 10 (5.68%) Intranet
11 9 (5.11%) BGP
11 9 (5.11%) DHCP
11 9 (5.11%) OSPF
12 8 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (4.55%) FTP
13 7 (3.98%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.55%) Oracle Database
1 8 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.57%) Big Data
2 1 (0.57%) Ingres
2 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.14%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.14%) Subversion
3 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.57%) Maven
3 1 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (7.95%) Finance
2 13 (7.39%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.84%) Retail
4 2 (1.14%) Local Government
4 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.57%) Back Office
5 1 (0.57%) Banking
5 1 (0.57%) Law
5 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 55 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 41 (23.30%) Analyst
3 35 (19.89%) Security Analyst
4 30 (17.05%) Operations Analyst
4 30 (17.05%) Security Operations Analyst
5 16 (9.09%) Architect
5 16 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
5 16 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 16 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
6 15 (8.52%) Consultant
7 14 (7.95%) Security Engineer
7 14 (7.95%) Senior Security Analyst
8 13 (7.39%) Senior Operations Analyst
9 12 (6.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 10 (5.68%) Firewall Engineer
10 10 (5.68%) SOC Analyst
11 9 (5.11%) Security Consultant
12 8 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (3.98%) Infrastructure Architect
13 7 (3.98%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.68%) JSON
2 9 (5.11%) Node.js
3 6 (3.41%) .NET
3 6 (3.41%) LDAP
4 3 (1.70%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.14%) CSS
5 2 (1.14%) Middleware
5 2 (1.14%) Web Services
6 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.57%) J2EE
6 1 (0.57%) Kafka
6 1 (0.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 20 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 11 (6.25%) NHS
5 10 (5.68%) CESG
6 8 (4.55%) Clustering
6 8 (4.55%) Cyberattack
7 7 (3.98%) Replication
8 6 (3.41%) Public Cloud
8 6 (3.41%) Smartphone
9 5 (2.84%) N-Tier
10 4 (2.27%) PKI
11 3 (1.70%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.70%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
12 2 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (1.14%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
13 1 (0.57%) CCTV
13 1 (0.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 43 (24.43%) Windows
2 25 (14.20%) Linux
3 21 (11.93%) Windows Server
4 12 (6.82%) Unix
5 11 (6.25%) Solaris
6 7 (3.98%) AIX
6 7 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.41%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.84%) CentOS
8 5 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.27%) HPUX
9 4 (2.27%) Windows 10
9 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.14%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.14%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.14%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 2 (1.14%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.02%) Information Security
2 34 (19.32%) Security Operations
3 31 (17.61%) Security Monitoring
4 25 (14.20%) Cybersecurity
4 25 (14.20%) Data Protection
4 25 (14.20%) Migration
5 22 (12.50%) Digital Forensics
5 22 (12.50%) Malware Analysis
5 22 (12.50%) Threat Intelligence
6 20 (11.36%) Protective Monitoring
7 19 (10.80%) Vulnerability Management
8 17 (9.66%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 17 (9.66%) Load Balancing
9 15 (8.52%) Open Source
9 15 (8.52%) Project Management
10 14 (7.95%) Risk Management
10 14 (7.95%) SIEM
11 13 (7.39%) Information Security Management
11 13 (7.39%) Security Management
11 13 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.39%) Python
2 9 (5.11%) COBOL
2 9 (5.11%) Java
2 9 (5.11%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.98%) SQL
4 2 (1.14%) C
4 2 (1.14%) Perl
5 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.57%) C#
5 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.57%) PHP
5 1 (0.57%) Ruby
5 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.57%) VB
5 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 30 (17.05%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (16.48%) SC Cleared
4 22 (12.50%) CCNP
5 18 (10.23%) CCNA
6 13 (7.39%) CISSP
7 10 (5.68%) GCFA
7 10 (5.68%) GSEC
8 9 (5.11%) GCED
8 9 (5.11%) GCIA
8 9 (5.11%) GCIH
8 9 (5.11%) GIAC
8 9 (5.11%) GREM
9 6 (3.41%) CCIE
10 3 (1.70%) CISA
10 3 (1.70%) CISM
10 3 (1.70%) CWNA
10 3 (1.70%) DBS Check
11 2 (1.14%) CCSP
11 2 (1.14%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (5.11%) CESG Infosec
2 9 (5.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 9 (5.11%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.84%) GDPR
4 3 (1.70%) PMO
5 2 (1.14%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (13.07%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 9 (5.11%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (3.98%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (3.98%) vSphere
6 3 (1.70%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.57%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.57%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.57%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (5.68%) IBM BigFix
2 6 (3.41%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (3.41%) SCCM
3 5 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.27%) FortiGate
4 4 (2.27%) Puppet
4 4 (2.27%) vCenter Server
5 3 (1.70%) SCOM
6 2 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.14%) Packer
7 1 (0.57%) Ansible
7 1 (0.57%) Cacti
7 1 (0.57%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.57%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.57%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.57%) OpenNMS
7 1 (0.57%) QRadar
7 1 (0.57%) RANCID
7 1 (0.57%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 66 (37.50%) Cisco
2 26 (14.77%) VMware
3 20 (11.36%) Juniper
4 17 (9.66%) CheckPoint
5 16 (9.09%) Citrix
5 16 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 13 (7.39%) Palo Alto
7 11 (6.25%) HP
7 11 (6.25%) Oracle
8 10 (5.68%) Red Hat
9 9 (5.11%) ArcSight
9 9 (5.11%) Fortinet
9 9 (5.11%) IBM
9 9 (5.11%) LogRhythm
10 8 (4.55%) F5
11 5 (2.84%) Blue Coat
11 5 (2.84%) Meraki
12 4 (2.27%) Aruba
12 4 (2.27%) CA
13 3 (1.70%) Splunk