The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 25 13 22
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 9 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.69% 7.25% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 36.00% 47.62% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Average daily rate
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- £210 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -47.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -8.28%
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Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Communications & Networking Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
25 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 10.25% 15.22% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 3
Average daily rate £375 £220 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.45% -45.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 26 May 2015, 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 (69.23%) DNS
2 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Cisco
3 7 (53.85%) VPN
3 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 7 (53.85%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
4 5 (38.46%) Network Management
4 5 (38.46%) VLAN
4 5 (38.46%) Wireless
4 5 (38.46%) SAN
4 5 (38.46%) DHCP
4 5 (38.46%) LAN
4 5 (38.46%) VoIP
5 4 (30.77%) WAN
5 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
5 4 (30.77%) OSPF
5 4 (30.77%) BGP
5 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
5 4 (30.77%) IPsec
5 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (30.77%) F5
5 4 (30.77%) HSRP
5 4 (30.77%) GLBP
5 4 (30.77%) Network Architecture
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (23.08%) Patch Management
6 3 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) DNS
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (53.85%) VPN
3 5 (38.46%) VLAN
3 5 (38.46%) SAN
3 5 (38.46%) Wireless
3 5 (38.46%) LAN
3 5 (38.46%) VoIP
3 5 (38.46%) DHCP
4 4 (30.77%) WAN
4 4 (30.77%) IPsec
4 4 (30.77%) OSPF
4 4 (30.77%) BGP
4 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
4 4 (30.77%) HSRP
4 4 (30.77%) GLBP
5 3 (23.08%) SSL
5 3 (23.08%) SMTP
5 3 (23.08%) FTP
5 3 (23.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Mining
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Consultant
2 4 (30.77%) Network Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Security Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Junior Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Junior Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Junior
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
2 3 (23.08%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Network Management
2 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (30.77%) Network Architecture
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (23.08%) Patch Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) MCP
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) CISSP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.69%) HIPAA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
1 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) F5
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) Juniper
5 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
6 1 (7.69%) Citrix
6 1 (7.69%) Avaya