Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 52 59
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 214 194 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.64% 3.57% 3.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.54% 24.16% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 122 121
North West median daily rate £438 £368 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -12.50% +20.00%
10th Percentile £254 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £575 £600
England median daily rate £435 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +8.61% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 1
North West median hourly rate £22.10 £18.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.87% +56.25% -46.67%
England median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +44.19% -4.44% -6.01%

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 777 803 1,163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.23% 14.78% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 472 656
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.06% -3.44% +10.40%
10th Percentile £200 £256 £262
90th Percentile £600 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 72 56
North West median hourly rate £16.96 £15.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.40% -24.39% +13.07%
10th Percentile £12.32 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.75 £56.92 £42.63
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -19 106 £475 +18.75% 37
Cheshire -9 47 £400 +18.52% 10
Merseyside +13 23 £385 +13.24% 13
Lancashire +10 18 £523 +109.00% 11
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 81 (37.85%) Cisco
2 57 (26.64%) WAN
2 57 (26.64%) Windows
3 53 (24.77%) LAN
4 46 (21.50%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (19.63%) Security Operations
6 40 (18.69%) Active Directory
7 38 (17.76%) VPN
7 38 (17.76%) Network Security
8 36 (16.82%) CCNP
9 33 (15.42%) Linux
9 33 (15.42%) Information Security
9 33 (15.42%) Security Cleared
10 32 (14.95%) Windows Server
11 31 (14.49%) SC Cleared
11 31 (14.49%) DNS
11 31 (14.49%) Security Monitoring
12 30 (14.02%) TCP/IP
12 30 (14.02%) Digital Forensics
13 28 (13.08%) Cybersecurity
13 28 (13.08%) VMware
14 27 (12.62%) Microsoft
14 27 (12.62%) SIEM
15 26 (12.15%) VoIP
15 26 (12.15%) ITIL
15 26 (12.15%) Management Information System
15 26 (12.15%) Threat Intelligence
16 25 (11.68%) VLAN
16 25 (11.68%) SAN
17 24 (11.21%) Intrusion Detection

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 13 (6.07%) IIS
2 8 (3.74%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.80%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.87%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.87%) SAS
4 4 (1.87%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.40%) Apache
6 2 (0.93%) nginx
7 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.47%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.47%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (9.35%) Office 365
3 10 (4.67%) PaaS
4 8 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.74%) SaaS
5 7 (3.27%) IaaS
6 4 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 57 (26.64%) WAN
2 53 (24.77%) LAN
3 38 (17.76%) Network Security
3 38 (17.76%) VPN
4 31 (14.49%) DNS
5 30 (14.02%) TCP/IP
6 26 (12.15%) VoIP
7 25 (11.68%) SAN
7 25 (11.68%) VLAN
8 24 (11.21%) Intrusion Detection
9 22 (10.28%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (8.88%) MPLS
11 17 (7.94%) BGP
12 16 (7.48%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (7.48%) DMZ
12 16 (7.48%) OSPF
13 13 (6.07%) DHCP
14 10 (4.67%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (4.67%) Skype
15 9 (4.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.80%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.87%) DB2
4 3 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (2.80%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.34%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.93%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.93%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.47%) Maven
5 1 (0.47%) Subversion
5 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (10.28%) Finance
2 21 (9.81%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.34%) Retail
4 2 (0.93%) Banking
4 2 (0.93%) Local Government
5 1 (0.47%) Back Office
5 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 62 (28.97%) Network Engineer
2 46 (21.50%) Analyst
3 42 (19.63%) Security Analyst
4 37 (17.29%) Operations Analyst
4 37 (17.29%) Security Operations Analyst
5 28 (13.08%) Security Engineer
6 24 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (8.41%) Consultant
8 15 (7.01%) SOC Analyst
9 14 (6.54%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (6.07%) Architect
10 13 (6.07%) Network Security Engineer
10 13 (6.07%) Senior Security Analyst
10 13 (6.07%) Server Engineer
11 12 (5.61%) Cisco Engineer
11 12 (5.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 12 (5.61%) Senior Operations Analyst
12 11 (5.14%) Network Specialist
12 11 (5.14%) SOC Engineer
13 10 (4.67%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.67%) JSON
2 8 (3.74%) LDAP
2 8 (3.74%) Node.js
2 8 (3.74%) Web Services
3 6 (2.80%) .NET
4 3 (1.40%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.93%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.93%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.47%) CSS
6 1 (0.47%) JMS
6 1 (0.47%) LAMP
6 1 (0.47%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (12.15%) Management Information System
2 24 (11.21%) Data Centre
3 22 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.21%) CESG
4 9 (4.21%) Client/Server
4 9 (4.21%) NHS
5 7 (3.27%) Cyberattack
5 7 (3.27%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.80%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.40%) Replication
7 3 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.40%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.93%) Clustering
8 2 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) CCTV
9 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 57 (26.64%) Windows
2 33 (15.42%) Linux
3 32 (14.95%) Windows Server
4 17 (7.94%) Unix
5 12 (5.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (3.74%) Solaris
6 8 (3.74%) Windows XP
7 7 (3.27%) AIX
7 7 (3.27%) Windows 2000
7 7 (3.27%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 7 (3.27%) Windows NT
8 6 (2.80%) CentOS
9 5 (2.34%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.40%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.93%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (19.63%) Security Operations
2 33 (15.42%) Information Security
3 31 (14.49%) Security Monitoring
4 30 (14.02%) Digital Forensics
5 28 (13.08%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (12.62%) SIEM
7 26 (12.15%) ITIL
7 26 (12.15%) Threat Intelligence
8 24 (11.21%) Open Source
8 24 (11.21%) Protective Monitoring
9 23 (10.75%) Migration
9 23 (10.75%) Vulnerability Management
10 22 (10.28%) Data Protection
10 22 (10.28%) Load Balancing
10 22 (10.28%) Project Management
11 21 (9.81%) Malware Analysis
12 20 (9.35%) Decision-Making
13 19 (8.88%) Change Management
14 18 (8.41%) Network Management
15 17 (7.94%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.81%) SQL
2 15 (7.01%) PowerShell
3 14 (6.54%) Python
4 8 (3.74%) COBOL
4 8 (3.74%) Java
5 4 (1.87%) C
5 4 (1.87%) Ruby
6 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.93%) C#
6 2 (0.93%) Perl
7 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.47%) PHP
7 1 (0.47%) VB
7 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (21.50%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (16.82%) CCNP
3 33 (15.42%) Security Cleared
4 31 (14.49%) SC Cleared
5 20 (9.35%) CCNA
5 20 (9.35%) CISSP
6 12 (5.61%) CCIE
7 11 (5.14%) CISM
8 9 (4.21%) Degree
8 9 (4.21%) GCFA
8 9 (4.21%) GIAC
8 9 (4.21%) GSEC
9 8 (3.74%) CCDP
9 8 (3.74%) Chartered Engineer
9 8 (3.74%) GCED
9 8 (3.74%) GCIA
9 8 (3.74%) GCIH
9 8 (3.74%) GREM
10 7 (3.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (4.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 8 (3.74%) CESG Infosec
3 8 (3.74%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.40%) GDPR
5 2 (0.93%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.93%) PMO
5 2 (0.93%) SLA
6 1 (0.47%) COBIT
6 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 40 (18.69%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.94%) Hyper-V
3 16 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.87%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.87%) vSphere
6 3 (1.40%) Docker
7 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.93%) XenApp
8 1 (0.47%) Gluster
8 1 (0.47%) iptables
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.47%) NFS
8 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (4.21%) IBM BigFix
1 9 (4.21%) SCCM
2 8 (3.74%) Puppet
3 5 (2.34%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.34%) Proventia
4 4 (1.87%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.87%) WSUS
5 3 (1.40%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.40%) CSIRT
5 3 (1.40%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (1.40%) HAProxy
5 3 (1.40%) QRadar
5 3 (1.40%) SCOM
6 2 (0.93%) Kibana
6 2 (0.93%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.93%) logstash
6 2 (0.93%) Packer
6 2 (0.93%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 81 (37.85%) Cisco
2 28 (13.08%) VMware
3 27 (12.62%) Microsoft
4 23 (10.75%) Juniper
5 19 (8.88%) F5
6 15 (7.01%) CheckPoint
6 15 (7.01%) Palo Alto
7 14 (6.54%) ArcSight
7 14 (6.54%) LogRhythm
8 13 (6.07%) Citrix
9 9 (4.21%) HP
9 9 (4.21%) IBM
9 9 (4.21%) Oracle
10 8 (3.74%) EMC
10 8 (3.74%) Fortinet
10 8 (3.74%) Red Hat
11 7 (3.27%) Hitachi
11 7 (3.27%) Sun
12 5 (2.34%) Blue Coat
13 4 (1.87%) Informatica