The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warrington 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 29 March 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
Cheshire / Warrington
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 29 29
Rank change year-on-year +15 0  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 3.09% 5.25% 3.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.65% 19.79% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 5
Median daily rate £319 £544 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.37% +8.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.88 £20.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year -1.85% -26.36%  

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 Warrington with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Warrington
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 17 96 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warrington 17.53% 26.52% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 57 20
Median daily rate £338 £530 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.32% +103.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £343 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £10.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -42.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Warrington

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Warrington 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 Warrington

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Warrington

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Warrington

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Warrington region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 5 (38.46%) LAN
1 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
1 5 (38.46%) Network Security
2 4 (30.77%) VLAN
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (30.77%) OSPF
2 4 (30.77%) BGP
2 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
2 4 (30.77%) Wireless
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (30.77%) SSL
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) CCNP
2 4 (30.77%) WAN
3 3 (23.08%) VoIP
3 3 (23.08%) CCNA
3 3 (23.08%) H.323
3 3 (23.08%) IPsec
3 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
3 3 (23.08%) Driving Licence
3 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
3 3 (23.08%) Spanning Tree
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (15.38%) F5
4 2 (15.38%) Android
4 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
4 2 (15.38%) AirWatch
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Phone

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Warrington 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) LAN
1 5 (38.46%) Network Security
2 4 (30.77%) BGP
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
2 4 (30.77%) OSPF
2 4 (30.77%) SSL
2 4 (30.77%) VLAN
2 4 (30.77%) WAN
2 4 (30.77%) Wireless
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (23.08%) H.323
3 3 (23.08%) IPsec
3 3 (23.08%) Spanning Tree
3 3 (23.08%) VoIP
4 2 (15.38%) Kerberos
4 2 (15.38%) VPN
5 1 (7.69%) DHCP
5 1 (7.69%) DNS
5 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Check Point Specialist
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Firewall Specialist
2 4 (30.77%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Security Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Firewall Support
5 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Network Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Network Support
5 1 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Security Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Security Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) SAML
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
1 3 (23.08%) Driving Licence
2 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Android
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
2 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CCNP
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCNA
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) AirWatch
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Apple
3 2 (15.38%) F5
3 2 (15.38%) Juniper
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
4 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto