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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 47 47
Rank change year-on-year -16 0  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 81 141 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.75% 3.76% 3.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.61% 24.56% 26.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 65 63
Median daily rate £376 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.93% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £280 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £498 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 10
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £21.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 - £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.65 - £41.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £35.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year -9.43% +53.26%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 460 574 475
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.60% 15.30% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 324 240
Median daily rate £375 £382 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.70% +17.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 24 44
Median hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.28% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -11 48 £400 -0.68% 31
Cheshire +15 18 £383 +5.51% 13
Lancashire +2 7 £220 -46.66% 8
Cumbria - 4 £363 -
Merseyside -20 3 £220 -45.00% 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 67 (40.61%) Cisco
2 59 (35.76%) WAN
3 56 (33.94%) LAN
4 54 (32.73%) Windows
5 47 (28.48%) VPN
6 46 (27.88%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (23.03%) Linux
8 33 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 32 (19.39%) Unix
9 32 (19.39%) VoIP
10 31 (18.79%) Wireless
11 30 (18.18%) MPLS
12 29 (17.58%) Microsoft
12 29 (17.58%) Network Security
13 28 (16.97%) CCNP
13 28 (16.97%) VMware
14 27 (16.36%) Juniper
15 26 (15.76%) CheckPoint
15 26 (15.76%) ITIL
16 25 (15.15%) Data Centre
16 25 (15.15%) Windows Server
17 23 (13.94%) Active Directory
17 23 (13.94%) DNS
17 23 (13.94%) Load Balancing
18 20 (12.12%) IBM
18 20 (12.12%) Security Cleared
18 20 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
18 20 (12.12%) Splunk
18 20 (12.12%) Network Monitoring
19 19 (11.52%) 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 8 (4.85%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (3.64%) IIS
3 3 (1.82%) Apache
3 3 (1.82%) nginx
3 3 (1.82%) SAS
3 3 (1.82%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.21%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.21%) JBoss
4 2 (1.21%) Jetty
4 2 (1.21%) Mongrel
4 2 (1.21%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.61%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (4.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.48%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.67%) Office 365
4 5 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.82%) IaaS
6 2 (1.21%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.21%) PaaS
6 2 (1.21%) SaaS
7 1 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.61%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (35.76%) WAN
2 56 (33.94%) LAN
3 47 (28.48%) VPN
4 33 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 32 (19.39%) VoIP
6 31 (18.79%) Wireless
7 30 (18.18%) MPLS
8 29 (17.58%) Network Security
9 23 (13.94%) DNS
10 20 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (10.91%) OSPF
12 17 (10.30%) BGP
13 15 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (9.09%) DHCP
13 15 (9.09%) VLAN
14 12 (7.27%) Cisco IOS
14 12 (7.27%) EIGRP
14 12 (7.27%) Intrusion Detection
14 12 (7.27%) SSL
15 11 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.27%) Redis
2 8 (4.85%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.82%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.21%) Big Data
4 2 (1.21%) MySQL
5 1 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.61%) CouchDB
5 1 (0.61%) Riak
Development Applications
1 9 (5.45%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.42%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.82%) Subversion
4 2 (1.21%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.61%) Gradle
5 1 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (6.67%) Banking
1 11 (6.67%) Finance
2 7 (4.24%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.64%) Local Government
4 4 (2.42%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (30.30%) Network Engineer
2 24 (14.55%) Analyst
3 21 (12.73%) Architect
4 20 (12.12%) Security Engineer
5 19 (11.52%) Network Security Engineer
6 15 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
7 13 (7.88%) Network Architect
8 12 (7.27%) Design Engineer
9 11 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
9 11 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
9 11 (6.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 10 (6.06%) Consultant
10 10 (6.06%) Security Analyst
11 9 (5.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 8 (4.85%) DevOps Engineer
13 7 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support
13 7 (4.24%) Security Specialist
14 6 (3.64%) Designer
14 6 (3.64%) Network Analyst
15 5 (3.03%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.70%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (3.64%) Web Services
3 5 (3.03%) RESTful
4 2 (1.21%) .NET
4 2 (1.21%) J2EE
4 2 (1.21%) Kafka
4 2 (1.21%) Servlets
5 1 (0.61%) CSS
5 1 (0.61%) Flash
5 1 (0.61%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.48%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.85%) PKI
5 7 (4.24%) Life Science
6 6 (3.64%) Cyber Attack
7 5 (3.03%) Clustering
7 5 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
7 5 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (2.42%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.82%) CESG
9 3 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.82%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Licensing
9 3 (1.82%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.82%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.21%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.21%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.61%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 54 (32.73%) Windows
2 38 (23.03%) Linux
3 32 (19.39%) Unix
4 25 (15.15%) Windows Server
5 16 (9.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (8.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.64%) Windows 7
10 5 (3.03%) AIX
10 5 (3.03%) Windows 10
11 4 (2.42%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.82%) CentOS
13 2 (1.21%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.61%) SUSE
14 1 (0.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.76%) ITIL
2 23 (13.94%) Load Balancing
3 20 (12.12%) Network Monitoring
4 19 (11.52%) Vulnerability Management
5 18 (10.91%) Information Security
5 18 (10.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 17 (10.30%) Network Design
6 17 (10.30%) Patch Management
7 15 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (8.48%) DevOps
8 14 (8.48%) Security Operations
8 14 (8.48%) SIEM
9 12 (7.27%) Open Source
10 10 (6.06%) Case Management
10 10 (6.06%) Migration
11 7 (4.24%) Change Management
11 7 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (3.64%) Project Management
12 6 (3.64%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.45%) Java
1 9 (5.45%) Python
2 5 (3.03%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.42%) SQL
4 3 (1.82%) Ruby
5 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.21%) C
6 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.61%) PHP
6 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (27.88%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (16.97%) CCNP
3 20 (12.12%) Security Cleared
4 19 (11.52%) CCNA
4 19 (11.52%) CISSP
4 19 (11.52%) SC Cleared
5 16 (9.70%) SANS
5 16 (9.70%) SSCP
6 12 (7.27%) CCSP
7 8 (4.85%) CCIE
8 7 (4.24%) ISEB
9 6 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (3.03%) MCP
10 5 (3.03%) MCSA
10 5 (3.03%) MCSE
10 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (2.42%) Degree
11 4 (2.42%) JNCIP
12 3 (1.82%) JNCIA
13 2 (1.21%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.42%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.82%) QA
4 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (13.94%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.42%) Docker
5 2 (1.21%) Apache Flume
5 2 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.21%) vSphere
5 2 (1.21%) Xen
6 1 (0.61%) Firmware
6 1 (0.61%) NFS
6 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (10.91%) QRadar
2 11 (6.67%) FortiGate
3 9 (5.45%) Kibana
3 9 (5.45%) logstash
3 9 (5.45%) Puppet
4 5 (3.03%) RSA enVision
4 5 (3.03%) SCOM
5 4 (2.42%) Ansible
5 4 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.82%) SmoothWall
6 3 (1.82%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.82%) vMotion
7 2 (1.21%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (1.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.21%) SCCM
7 2 (1.21%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.61%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.61%) vRealize
8 1 (0.61%) yum
Vendors
1 67 (40.61%) Cisco
2 29 (17.58%) Microsoft
3 28 (16.97%) VMware
4 27 (16.36%) Juniper
5 26 (15.76%) CheckPoint
6 20 (12.12%) IBM
6 20 (12.12%) Splunk
7 18 (10.91%) LogRhythm
8 17 (10.30%) Apple
8 17 (10.30%) F5
8 17 (10.30%) Fortinet
9 14 (8.48%) Citrix
9 14 (8.48%) HP
10 7 (4.24%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.64%) Aruba
12 5 (3.03%) Palo Alto
12 5 (3.03%) Polycom
13 4 (2.42%) McAfee
13 4 (2.42%) NETGEAR
14 3 (1.82%) Dell
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