Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 69 39
Rank change year-on-year +41 -30 -26
Contract jobs citing Firewall 18 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.63% 1.42% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.00% 19.05% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Northern Ireland median daily rate £434 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +4.65% -
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £39.50 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +182.14% - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £27.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year +44.14% +16.84% +5.56%

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 60 42 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 15.42% 7.43% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 27
Northern Ireland median daily rate £430 £420 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +33.33% +5.00%
10th Percentile £385 £104 £79
90th Percentile £500 £490 £430
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.70 £15.20 £27.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.08% +8.33%

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 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Northern Ireland

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Northern Ireland

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor hourly 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 16 December 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 +40 18 £434 -3.61% 5
Firewall
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 18 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (72.22%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (61.11%) CheckPoint
3 11 (61.11%) LAN
3 11 (61.11%) WAN
4 10 (55.56%) CCNP
5 9 (50.00%) Juniper
5 9 (50.00%) VLAN
5 9 (50.00%) Network Security
5 9 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 9 (50.00%) Security Patching
5 9 (50.00%) Data Centre
5 9 (50.00%) Threat Detection
6 7 (38.89%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (38.89%) SAN
6 7 (38.89%) A+ Certification
7 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (27.78%) ITIL
8 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
9 3 (16.67%) Unix
9 3 (16.67%) Linux
9 3 (16.67%) CCNA
9 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 3 (16.67%) VPN
9 3 (16.67%) IPsec
9 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
9 3 (16.67%) VMware

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 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) LAN
1 11 (61.11%) WAN
2 9 (50.00%) Network Security
2 9 (50.00%) VLAN
3 7 (38.89%) SAN
4 3 (16.67%) BGP
4 3 (16.67%) IPsec
4 3 (16.67%) L2TP
4 3 (16.67%) OpenVPN
4 3 (16.67%) VPN
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (11.11%) DHCP
5 2 (11.11%) DNS
5 2 (11.11%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco Specialist
2 6 (33.33%) Implementation Specialist
3 5 (27.78%) Support Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) IT Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) IT Support
5 2 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Network Specialist
5 2 (11.11%) Network Support
5 2 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Firewall Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Network Implementation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
1 3 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Security Patching
1 9 (50.00%) Threat Detection
2 7 (38.89%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL
3 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (16.67%) Microservices
4 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 3 (16.67%) SOA
4 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.11%) CRM
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Network Planning
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (55.56%) CCNP
3 7 (38.89%) A+ Certification
4 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) CCNA
5 3 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (11.11%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (61.11%) CheckPoint
3 9 (50.00%) Juniper
4 3 (16.67%) CommVault
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 3 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix