Period
to 18 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 18 December 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 39 12
Rank change year-on-year -32 -27 +8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 8 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.42% 1.24% 8.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.78% 7.69% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Northern Ireland median daily rate £450 £430 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% - -
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.06% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £27.75 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +23.33% - -4.76%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 45 52 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.98% 16.10% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 27 2
Northern Ireland median daily rate £435 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.10% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £134 £79 £185
90th Percentile £549 £430 £435
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% -
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Northern Ireland

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Northern Ireland

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Northern Ireland

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 18 December 2017. 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
County Antrim -29 8 £450 +4.65%
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) Avaya
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Compuware
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) SLA
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (25.00%) Symantec
4 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (25.00%) CommVault
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Mitel
4 2 (25.00%) Altiris
4 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (25.00%) CCTV
4 2 (25.00%) VLAN
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (12.50%) Confluence

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Wireless
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) CCTV
2 1 (12.50%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) CCIE
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (12.50%) Graylog
2 1 (12.50%) Nagios
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) yum
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Avaya
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) Altiris
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) CommVault
3 2 (25.00%) Compuware
3 2 (25.00%) Mitel
3 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (25.00%) Symantec
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Polycom