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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 28 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.55% 1.55% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.18% 10.34% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £423 £413 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% +33.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £413 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £337
% change year-on-year
- +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +15.62%
Firewall
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
33 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 14.04% 15.03% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 9
Average daily rate £400 £413 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £335 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +15.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016, 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 6 (46.15%) Oracle
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco
1 6 (46.15%) Intel
1 6 (46.15%) SAN
2 5 (38.46%) Migration
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (23.08%) SLA
4 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (23.08%) Remedy
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (23.08%) CCNA
4 3 (23.08%) LAN
5 2 (15.38%) Solaris
5 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
6 1 (7.69%) LPAR
6 1 (7.69%) vSphere
6 1 (7.69%) Lync
6 1 (7.69%) PowerHA
6 1 (7.69%) SIEM
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
6 1 (7.69%) McAfee
6 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (7.69%) VMware
6 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
6 1 (7.69%) Clustering
6 1 (7.69%) Linux

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (7.69%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) SAN
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (23.08%) LAN
3 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (7.69%) Internet
4 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Architect
1 3 (23.08%) Designer
1 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Solutions Designer
1 3 (23.08%) Technical Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Storage Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Virtualisation Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) HACMP
2 1 (7.69%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Solaris
2 1 (7.69%) AIX
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CCNA
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) PowerHA
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco
1 6 (46.15%) Intel
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Remedy
3 1 (7.69%) EMC
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee
3 1 (7.69%) VMware