Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 69 48
Rank change year-on-year +4 -21 +5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 202 153 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.32% 2.66% 3.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.41% 18.59% 24.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 92 156
North West median daily rate £425 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% -1.88% +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £275
90th Percentile £578 £499 £544
England median daily rate £438 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +7.36% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 6
North West median hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.50% -3.52% -7.87%
10th Percentile £21.82 £12.50 £14.63
90th Percentile £43.25 £66.35 £22.24
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% -1.96% +9.68%

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 795 823 1,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.05% 14.30% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 468 648
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £208 £213 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 72 50
North West median hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.29% - -6.06%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.00 £10.95
90th Percentile £43.03 £51.04 £42.33
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -9 96 £425 +6.25% 51
Cheshire +1 40 £404 +4.87% 11
Lancashire +4 25 £473 +89.00% 7
Merseyside +37 24 £425 +70.00% 6
Cumbria -12 2 £375 -3.85% 2
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 99 (49.01%) Cisco
2 72 (35.64%) WAN
3 71 (35.15%) Windows
4 67 (33.17%) LAN
5 50 (24.75%) Cisco Certification
5 50 (24.75%) Active Directory
6 42 (20.79%) Network Security
7 39 (19.31%) ITIL
7 39 (19.31%) Linux
7 39 (19.31%) Security Cleared
7 39 (19.31%) Windows Server
8 38 (18.81%) CCNP
9 37 (18.32%) SC Cleared
10 36 (17.82%) DNS
11 33 (16.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 32 (15.84%) VMware
13 31 (15.35%) TCP/IP
14 30 (14.85%) VPN
15 28 (13.86%) SAN
15 28 (13.86%) Load Balancing
16 27 (13.37%) Microsoft Azure
17 26 (12.87%) Data Centre
18 25 (12.38%) Telecoms
18 25 (12.38%) CCNA
19 24 (11.88%) SIEM
20 23 (11.39%) Microsoft
20 23 (11.39%) Juniper
20 23 (11.39%) DMZ
21 22 (10.89%) SQL
21 22 (10.89%) Wireless

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 17 (8.42%) IIS
2 11 (5.45%) Skype for Business
3 9 (4.46%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.48%) OpenStack
5 5 (2.48%) SAS
6 3 (1.49%) Apache
7 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.99%) nginx
7 2 (0.99%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.98%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (10.40%) Office 365
3 17 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.95%) PaaS
5 9 (4.46%) SaaS
6 6 (2.97%) IaaS
7 4 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 72 (35.64%) WAN
2 67 (33.17%) LAN
3 42 (20.79%) Network Security
4 36 (17.82%) DNS
5 31 (15.35%) TCP/IP
6 30 (14.85%) VPN
7 28 (13.86%) SAN
8 23 (11.39%) DMZ
9 22 (10.89%) VLAN
9 22 (10.89%) Wireless
10 21 (10.40%) VoIP
11 18 (8.91%) DHCP
11 18 (8.91%) MPLS
12 17 (8.42%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (7.43%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (6.44%) BGP
14 13 (6.44%) OSPF
14 13 (6.44%) Skype
15 12 (5.94%) Cisco IOS
16 10 (4.95%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.47%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.48%) DB2
4 4 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (3.47%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.98%) Cucumber
2 4 (1.98%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.99%) Artifactory
3 2 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.50%) JIRA
General
1 25 (12.38%) Telecoms
2 16 (7.92%) Finance
3 8 (3.96%) Banking
4 1 (0.50%) Back Office
4 1 (0.50%) Local Government
4 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (32.67%) Network Engineer
2 28 (13.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (10.40%) Architect
3 21 (10.40%) Security Engineer
4 20 (9.90%) Analyst
5 18 (8.91%) Operations Analyst
5 18 (8.91%) Security Analyst
5 18 (8.91%) Security Operations Analyst
6 16 (7.92%) Consultant
7 14 (6.93%) Network Security Engineer
8 13 (6.44%) Network Specialist
8 13 (6.44%) Server Engineer
9 11 (5.45%) Senior Network Engineer
10 10 (4.95%) Technical Architect
11 7 (3.47%) Cisco Engineer
11 7 (3.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 7 (3.47%) Security Consultant
12 6 (2.97%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 6 (2.97%) Senior Security Engineer
12 6 (2.97%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.94%) Web Services
2 8 (3.96%) LDAP
3 3 (1.49%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (0.99%) .NET
4 2 (0.99%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.99%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.99%) Middleware
4 2 (0.99%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.50%) JMS
5 1 (0.50%) JSON
5 1 (0.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.87%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.42%) Management Information System
3 12 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.45%) Client/Server
5 10 (4.95%) NHS
6 9 (4.46%) Private Cloud
7 8 (3.96%) Handset
8 6 (2.97%) Virtual Team
9 5 (2.48%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.98%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.98%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.49%) Replication
11 3 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.99%) Clustering
12 2 (0.99%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
13 1 (0.50%) BYOD
13 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 71 (35.15%) Windows
2 39 (19.31%) Linux
2 39 (19.31%) Windows Server
3 18 (8.91%) Unix
4 16 (7.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (5.94%) Solaris
6 10 (4.95%) AIX
6 10 (4.95%) Windows 2000
6 10 (4.95%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 10 (4.95%) Windows NT
6 10 (4.95%) Windows XP
7 7 (3.47%) CentOS
8 6 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.99%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.99%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.31%) ITIL
2 33 (16.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 28 (13.86%) Load Balancing
4 24 (11.88%) SIEM
5 20 (9.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (9.90%) Migration
6 19 (9.41%) Change Management
6 19 (9.41%) Network Management
6 19 (9.41%) Security Operations
7 16 (7.92%) Network Design
7 16 (7.92%) Problem Management
7 16 (7.92%) Vulnerability Management
8 15 (7.43%) Security Monitoring
8 15 (7.43%) Threat Intelligence
9 14 (6.93%) Open Source
9 14 (6.93%) Service Management
10 13 (6.44%) Data Management
10 13 (6.44%) Digital Forensics
10 13 (6.44%) Project Management
10 13 (6.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.89%) SQL
2 16 (7.92%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.47%) Python
4 5 (2.48%) C
5 4 (1.98%) Ruby
6 2 (0.99%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.50%) C#
7 1 (0.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 50 (24.75%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (19.31%) Security Cleared
3 38 (18.81%) CCNP
4 37 (18.32%) SC Cleared
5 25 (12.38%) CCNA
6 18 (8.91%) Degree
7 12 (5.94%) CCIE
8 11 (5.45%) CISM
8 11 (5.45%) CISSP
9 9 (4.46%) CCDP
9 9 (4.46%) Chartered Engineer
9 9 (4.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (1.98%) CCENT
12 4 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (1.98%) ISEB
12 4 (1.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (1.98%) MBA
13 2 (0.99%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.99%) SLA
2 1 (0.50%) COBIT
2 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.50%) GDPR
2 1 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (24.75%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (8.91%) Hyper-V
4 12 (5.94%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (4.95%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (2.48%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.98%) Docker
8 3 (1.49%) ProxySG
8 3 (1.49%) XenApp
9 2 (0.99%) NFS
9 2 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.50%) Gluster
10 1 (0.50%) iptables
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.50%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.50%) Xen
10 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (4.95%) SCCM
2 9 (4.46%) Puppet
3 5 (2.48%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.48%) QRadar
4 4 (1.98%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (1.98%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.98%) Packer
4 4 (1.98%) Proventia
4 4 (1.98%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (1.98%) WSUS
5 3 (1.49%) HAProxy
5 3 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.49%) Terraform
6 2 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.99%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.99%) CSIRT
6 2 (0.99%) Kibana
6 2 (0.99%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.99%) logstash
6 2 (0.99%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 99 (49.01%) Cisco
2 32 (15.84%) VMware
3 23 (11.39%) Juniper
3 23 (11.39%) Microsoft
4 20 (9.90%) F5
5 15 (7.43%) Red Hat
6 14 (6.93%) CheckPoint
6 14 (6.93%) Palo Alto
7 13 (6.44%) Oracle
8 11 (5.45%) EMC
8 11 (5.45%) IBM
9 10 (4.95%) Hitachi
9 10 (4.95%) Sun
10 9 (4.46%) Fortinet
11 8 (3.96%) ArcSight
11 8 (3.96%) LogRhythm
12 5 (2.48%) ForeScout
12 5 (2.48%) Remedy
12 5 (2.48%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.48%) Splunk