Period
to 22 June 2018

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 22 June 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 71 28
Rank change year-on-year +16 -43 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 4 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.94% 0.70% 2.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 7.41% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Northern Ireland median daily rate £238 £350 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.14% -27.27% +113.89%
10th Percentile £219 £340 £381
90th Percentile £256 £431 £613
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £15.25 - -
UK median hourly rate £33.78 £26.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +29.92% -7.14% +16.36%

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 36 54 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.47% 9.41% 29.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 47 14
Northern Ireland median daily rate £192 £313 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.64% -6.02% +47.78%
10th Percentile £63 £173 £80
90th Percentile £514 £450 £598
UK median daily rate £425 £407 £400
% change year-on-year +4.42% +1.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.00 - £18.50
10th Percentile £12.38 - £13.25
90th Percentile £16.38 - £35.13
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £19.90 £26.25
% change year-on-year -4.22% -24.19% +22.09%

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
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 22 June 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
County Antrim +23 4 £238 -32.14% 1
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) CommVault
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) SNMP
4 1 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) CRM
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Compuware
4 1 (25.00%) Avaya
4 1 (25.00%) Juniper
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) Meridio
4 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (25.00%) Problem Management

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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) SNMP
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) CRM
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) CommVault
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Avaya
4 1 (25.00%) Compuware
4 1 (25.00%) Juniper
4 1 (25.00%) Meridio