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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 34 35 24
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.86% 0.98% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 6.67% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate £423 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £413 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £440
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 £20.13 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.97% +15.62%
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
42 45 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.00% 14.71% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 11
Average daily rate £420 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £417 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
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 £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 6 £423 +2.42% 6
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 6 (40.00%) Oracle
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco
1 6 (40.00%) Intel
1 6 (40.00%) SAN
2 5 (33.33%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (20.00%) Remedy
4 3 (20.00%) CCNA
4 3 (20.00%) SLA
4 3 (20.00%) Windows
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
4 3 (20.00%) LAN
5 2 (13.33%) Python
5 2 (13.33%) Web Services
5 2 (13.33%) Solaris
5 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (13.33%) DNS
5 2 (13.33%) Build Automation
5 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (13.33%) Server Building
5 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (13.33%) VLAN
5 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
5 2 (13.33%) PowerShell

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) SAN
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (20.00%) LAN
3 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (13.33%) DNS
4 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (13.33%) VLAN
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Hudson
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Architect
1 3 (20.00%) Designer
1 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Solutions Designer
1 3 (20.00%) Technical Designer
2 2 (13.33%) AWS Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Cloud Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Network Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Storage Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Virtualisation Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) HACMP
2 1 (6.67%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Solaris
3 1 (6.67%) AIX
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Build Automation
2 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (13.33%) Server Building
3 1 (6.67%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (13.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) CCNA
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) PowerHA
1 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco
1 6 (40.00%) Intel
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Remedy
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) EMC
3 1 (6.67%) Intel Security