The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Salford 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 23 April 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
Manchester / Salford
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 17 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 -  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 15 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Salford 26.32% 2.17% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 65.22% 16.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £288 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.52% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -15.55% -25.00%  

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 Salford with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Salford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 23 6 3
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Salford 40.35% 13.04% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 1
Median daily rate £450 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +25.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Salford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Salford 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 Salford

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Salford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Salford

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Salford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Salford over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Salford

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Salford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Salford

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Salford region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 22 (91.67%) LAN
1 22 (91.67%) VoIP
1 22 (91.67%) WAN
1 22 (91.67%) TCP/IP
1 22 (91.67%) VPN
1 22 (91.67%) Vulnerability Management
2 21 (87.50%) Patch Management
2 21 (87.50%) Apple
2 21 (87.50%) Unix
2 21 (87.50%) Windows
2 21 (87.50%) Linux
2 21 (87.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 20 (83.33%) SSCP
3 20 (83.33%) CISSP
3 20 (83.33%) SANS
4 18 (75.00%) QRadar
4 18 (75.00%) Network Monitoring
4 18 (75.00%) Splunk
5 17 (70.83%) Elastic Stack
6 13 (54.17%) LogRhythm
6 13 (54.17%) Cybersecurity
6 13 (54.17%) Security Operations
6 13 (54.17%) IBM
6 13 (54.17%) Information Security
7 12 (50.00%) Case Management
7 12 (50.00%) Security Cleared
8 11 (45.83%) SC Cleared
9 9 (37.50%) Security Monitoring
10 8 (33.33%) Cyber Attack
10 8 (33.33%) Open Source

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Salford 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 2 (8.33%) Apache
1 2 (8.33%) IIS
1 2 (8.33%) Jetty
1 2 (8.33%) Mongrel
1 2 (8.33%) nginx
1 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (8.33%) Google App Engine
1 2 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (91.67%) LAN
1 22 (91.67%) TCP/IP
1 22 (91.67%) VoIP
1 22 (91.67%) VPN
1 22 (91.67%) WAN
2 5 (20.83%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (20.83%) Wireless
3 3 (12.50%) DHCP
3 3 (12.50%) DNS
3 3 (12.50%) SSL
4 2 (8.33%) FTP
4 2 (8.33%) HTTP
4 2 (8.33%) IPsec
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (4.17%) PBX
5 1 (4.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.33%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Technical Specialist
2 7 (29.17%) Security Specialist
3 5 (20.83%) Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Security Specialist
5 3 (12.50%) Security Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Security Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) SOC Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (70.83%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (16.67%) RESTful
2 4 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (8.33%) .NET
3 2 (8.33%) J2EE
3 2 (8.33%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Cyber Attack
1 8 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 5 (20.83%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (4.17%) RIA
3 1 (4.17%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (87.50%) Linux
1 21 (87.50%) Unix
1 21 (87.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (91.67%) Vulnerability Management
2 21 (87.50%) Patch Management
2 21 (87.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 18 (75.00%) Network Monitoring
4 13 (54.17%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (54.17%) Information Security
4 13 (54.17%) Security Operations
5 12 (50.00%) Case Management
6 9 (37.50%) Security Monitoring
7 8 (33.33%) Open Source
8 5 (20.83%) Analytics
8 5 (20.83%) Data Analytics
8 5 (20.83%) DevOps
8 5 (20.83%) Process Improvement
8 5 (20.83%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (20.83%) SIEM
9 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
9 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (8.33%) ITIL
10 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) Python
2 2 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (83.33%) CISSP
1 20 (83.33%) SANS
1 20 (83.33%) SSCP
2 12 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (45.83%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) CCNA
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.17%) ISEB
4 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (75.00%) QRadar
2 6 (25.00%) Kibana
2 6 (25.00%) logstash
3 5 (20.83%) Nessus
3 5 (20.83%) Nexpose
3 5 (20.83%) Nmap
3 5 (20.83%) RSA enVision
4 2 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (87.50%) Apple
2 18 (75.00%) Splunk
3 13 (54.17%) IBM
3 13 (54.17%) LogRhythm
4 5 (20.83%) ArcSight
4 5 (20.83%) Intel
4 5 (20.83%) Intel Security
4 5 (20.83%) NetWitness
4 5 (20.83%) Qualys
4 5 (20.83%) Snow
5 2 (8.33%) Google
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.33%) VMware
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco
6 1 (4.17%) HP