The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 13 29 32
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 27 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 9.03% 3.08% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 49.09% 20.00% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 3 2
Median daily rate £350 £425 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +15.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £425 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £485 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -15.09%
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
55 55 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 18.39% 15.41% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 24 22
Median daily rate £350 £430 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% +43.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £165 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 4
Median hourly rate £19.85 £22.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.77% +8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £12.40 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £32.15 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southport - 17 £350 -
Liverpool +5 7 £350 -24.32% 5
Wirral - 2 £335 -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 20 (50.00%) WAN
1 20 (50.00%) LAN
2 19 (47.50%) Cisco
2 19 (47.50%) Windows
3 15 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (30.00%) SolarWinds
5 12 (30.00%) Splunk
6 11 (27.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 11 (27.50%) CCNA
6 11 (27.50%) VPN
6 11 (27.50%) Intel Security
7 10 (25.00%) Forcepoint
7 10 (25.00%) Linux
8 9 (22.50%) Unix
8 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
8 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
8 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
9 8 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (20.00%) ELK Stack
9 8 (20.00%) Information Security
9 8 (20.00%) CISSP
9 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 8 (20.00%) VoIP
10 7 (17.50%) IBM
10 7 (17.50%) Apple
10 7 (17.50%) DHCP
10 7 (17.50%) SSCP
10 7 (17.50%) Migration
10 7 (17.50%) Vulnerability Assessment

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.00%) SAS
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.50%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) Jetty
3 1 (2.50%) Mongrel
3 1 (2.50%) nginx
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Office 365
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.50%) Google App Engine
3 1 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (50.00%) LAN
1 20 (50.00%) WAN
2 15 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (27.50%) VPN
4 8 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 8 (20.00%) VoIP
5 7 (17.50%) DHCP
6 6 (15.00%) DNS
7 5 (12.50%) Wireshark
8 4 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (10.00%) tcpdump
8 4 (10.00%) Wireless
9 3 (7.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (7.50%) MPLS
9 3 (7.50%) SAN
9 3 (7.50%) SSL
10 2 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (5.00%) FWSM
10 2 (5.00%) NX-OS
10 2 (5.00%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Redis
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) GIS
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
1 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) Security Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Network Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Hardware Specialist
4 6 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Senior Security Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Storage Specialist
5 5 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Incident Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Technical Support
8 2 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Developer
8 2 (5.00%) IT Security Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Incident Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) ELK Stack
2 4 (10.00%) Web Services
3 3 (7.50%) RESTful
4 2 (5.00%) XML
4 2 (5.00%) XSLT
5 1 (2.50%) .NET
5 1 (2.50%) J2EE
5 1 (2.50%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.00%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (5.00%) Algorithms
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) FlexPod
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (47.50%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Linux
3 9 (22.50%) Unix
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.00%) Solaris
8 1 (2.50%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 8 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (20.00%) Information Security
3 7 (17.50%) Migration
3 7 (17.50%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (17.50%) Patch Management
3 7 (17.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 7 (17.50%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (15.00%) Open Source
5 5 (12.50%) Case Management
5 5 (12.50%) SIEM
6 4 (10.00%) Data Migration
6 4 (10.00%) Digital Forensics
6 4 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (10.00%) Security Operations
7 3 (7.50%) Process Improvement
8 2 (5.00%) Data Centre Operations
8 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
8 2 (5.00%) Software Licensing
8 2 (5.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) Python
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) C#
2 2 (5.00%) Java
2 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.00%) VBScript
3 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (27.50%) CCNA
3 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
3 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
4 8 (20.00%) CISSP
5 7 (17.50%) SANS
5 7 (17.50%) SSCP
6 3 (7.50%) CCIE
6 3 (7.50%) CCNP
7 2 (5.00%) CFCE
7 2 (5.00%) Degree
7 2 (5.00%) EnCE
7 2 (5.00%) GCFA
7 2 (5.00%) GCFE
7 2 (5.00%) GIAC
7 2 (5.00%) MCSE
7 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.50%) CCA
8 1 (2.50%) CCSA
8 1 (2.50%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.50%) vCloud
4 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.50%) vSphere
4 1 (2.50%) Xen
4 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) QRadar
2 5 (12.50%) Kibana
2 5 (12.50%) logstash
3 4 (10.00%) EnCase
4 3 (7.50%) RSA enVision
5 2 (5.00%) Nagios
5 2 (5.00%) SCCM
5 2 (5.00%) vMotion
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) Cisco
2 12 (30.00%) SolarWinds
2 12 (30.00%) Splunk
3 11 (27.50%) Intel Security
4 10 (25.00%) Forcepoint
5 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
6 7 (17.50%) Apple
6 7 (17.50%) IBM
6 7 (17.50%) LogRhythm
7 5 (12.50%) VMware
8 4 (10.00%) ArcSight
8 4 (10.00%) HP
8 4 (10.00%) Rapid7
9 3 (7.50%) Citrix
9 3 (7.50%) NetApp
10 2 (5.00%) Brocade
10 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
10 2 (5.00%) Dell
10 2 (5.00%) F5
10 2 (5.00%) Red Hat