Period
to 17 August 2019

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 6 months to 17 August 2019 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
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 14 24
Rank change year-on-year -2 +10 +29
Contract jobs citing Firewall 11 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 6.55% 8.21% 3.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 42.31% 55.17% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 2
Warrington median daily rate £380 £300 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -12.41% -31.50%
10th Percentile £364 £241 £308
90th Percentile £484 £385 £383
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £400 £381
% change year-on-year +6.25% +4.92% -10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Warrington median hourly rate - - £65.00
Cheshire median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year -8.33% -53.85% -

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 Warrington with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Warrington
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 26 29 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 15.48% 14.87% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 27
Warrington median daily rate £375 £350 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -9.09% -13.29%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £456 £515 £575
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Warrington median hourly rate - £16.50 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -74.62% +550.00%
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £15.33
% change year-on-year -4.35% +12.56% -27.02%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Warrington

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Warrington.

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 17 August 2019, 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 Warrington region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 8 (72.73%) Palo Alto
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (36.36%) XMPP
3 4 (36.36%) Fortinet
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco Wireless
3 4 (36.36%) Public Cloud
3 4 (36.36%) WebEx
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (36.36%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
3 4 (36.36%) Forcepoint
3 4 (36.36%) Clustering
3 4 (36.36%) Wireless
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (27.27%) CCNP
4 3 (27.27%) Network Security
4 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds
5 2 (18.18%) IT Strategy
5 2 (18.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (18.18%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (18.18%) Plixer Scrutinizer
5 2 (18.18%) Data Acquisition
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco Firepower
5 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) F5
5 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (18.18%) TippingPoint
5 2 (18.18%) SCADA
5 2 (18.18%) Cyberattack

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 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Wireless
1 4 (36.36%) WebEx
1 4 (36.36%) Wireless
2 3 (27.27%) Network Security
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Firepower
3 2 (18.18%) Plixer Scrutinizer
4 1 (9.09%) MPLS
4 1 (9.09%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Designer
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) SCADA Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Security Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) XMPP
2 2 (18.18%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Clustering
1 4 (36.36%) Public Cloud
2 2 (18.18%) Cyberattack
2 2 (18.18%) SCADA
3 1 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (9.09%) PKI
3 1 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (18.18%) Data Acquisition
2 2 (18.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 2 (18.18%) Information Security
2 2 (18.18%) IT Strategy
2 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Proactive Monitoring
2 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) SIEM
3 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCNP
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCIE
3 1 (9.09%) CCDA
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) CISSP
3 1 (9.09%) MCSA
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (9.09%) CASB
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Palo Alto
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
3 4 (36.36%) Forcepoint
3 4 (36.36%) Fortinet
4 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds
5 2 (18.18%) F5
5 2 (18.18%) Meraki
5 2 (18.18%) Remedy
5 2 (18.18%) TippingPoint
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 1 (9.09%) Samsung
6 1 (9.09%) VMware