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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 37 33
Rank change year-on-year +21 -4  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 5 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 3.79% 2.14% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.86% 9.46% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £35.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year -9.43% +50.00%  

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 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 28 74 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warrington 21.21% 22.63% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 47 10
Median daily rate £363 £435 £800
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.57% -45.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £700 £850
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Median hourly rate £66.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Warrington

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Warrington over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in Warrington

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) VPN
2 5 (55.56%) CheckPoint
3 4 (44.44%) BGP
3 4 (44.44%) EIGRP
3 4 (44.44%) Wireless
3 4 (44.44%) LAN
3 4 (44.44%) WAN
3 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (33.33%) Public Cloud
4 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 3 (33.33%) Juniper
4 3 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (33.33%) VoIP
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) CCNP
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (22.22%) MPLS
5 2 (22.22%) OSPF
5 2 (22.22%) Network Design
5 2 (22.22%) SaaS
5 2 (22.22%) PaaS
5 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) IaaS
2 2 (22.22%) PaaS
2 2 (22.22%) SaaS
3 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) VPN
2 4 (44.44%) BGP
2 4 (44.44%) EIGRP
2 4 (44.44%) LAN
2 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) Wireless
3 3 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (33.33%) VoIP
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) MPLS
4 2 (22.22%) Network Security
4 2 (22.22%) OSPF
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) DMZ
5 1 (11.11%) H.323
5 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
5 1 (11.11%) PSTN
5 1 (11.11%) SSL
5 1 (11.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Azure Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Check Point Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SaaS Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Security Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (33.33%) Public Cloud
3 2 (22.22%) Private Cloud
4 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
4 1 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (11.11%) PKI
4 1 (11.11%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (11.11%) High Availability
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) CCNP
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) CheckPoint
3 3 (33.33%) Juniper
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) F5
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto