The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank - 25 27
Contract jobs citing Firewall 0 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 3.97% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 33.33% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 0
Average daily rate
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- £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -32.69%
Firewall
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
27 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.51% 11.90% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 8
Average daily rate £350 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £125.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+525.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool - - - - 2
St Helens - - - -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 7 (87.50%) Cisco
1 7 (87.50%) CCNA
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (62.50%) VPN
2 5 (62.50%) LAN
3 4 (50.00%) Internet
4 3 (37.50%) Remedy
4 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
4 3 (37.50%) MS Office
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (25.00%) MCITP
5 2 (25.00%) Statistics
5 2 (25.00%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) Time Management
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (25.00%) Adobe
5 2 (25.00%) CCNP
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) MCSE
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) DSL
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (25.00%) HP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (37.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) VPN
1 5 (62.50%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) Internet
3 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
4 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (25.00%) Network Security
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) DSL
General
1 1 (12.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Network Support
3 2 (25.00%) IT Support
4 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Time Management
1 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) CCNA
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (25.00%) MCITP
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Remedy
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Adobe
3 2 (25.00%) HP