The first table below looks at the demand for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Liverpool region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 20 20 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.35% 3.70% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.50% 37.50% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Average daily rate
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£200 £400 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +52.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +2.22%
Communications & Networking Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
16 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 8.94% 9.88% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 5
Average daily rate £375 £439 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.52% +67.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% +30.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Firewall
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Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Liverpool region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 9 (81.82%) Cisco
2 8 (72.73%) CCNA
2 8 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (54.55%) VPN
3 6 (54.55%) LAN
4 5 (45.45%) Internet
5 4 (36.36%) MS Office
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) CCNP
6 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) WAN
6 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
6 3 (27.27%) Remedy
6 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (27.27%) Statistics
7 2 (18.18%) Network Security
7 2 (18.18%) Time Management
7 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (18.18%) IP Telephony
7 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (18.18%) MCITP
7 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
7 2 (18.18%) VMware
7 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
7 2 (18.18%) DSL
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (18.18%) MCSE
7 2 (18.18%) HP
7 2 (18.18%) Adobe
8 1 (9.09%) SLA

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) LAN
1 6 (54.55%) VPN
2 5 (45.45%) Internet
3 3 (27.27%) WAN
3 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
4 2 (18.18%) DSL
4 2 (18.18%) IP Telephony
4 2 (18.18%) Network Security
5 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (9.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Support
3 2 (18.18%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (18.18%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) CCNA
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) CCNP
3 2 (18.18%) MCSE
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (18.18%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Remedy
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) Adobe
4 2 (18.18%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) Apple