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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
North West / Merseyside
Rank 19 34 34
Rank change year-on-year
+15 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 23 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.42% 1.23% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 45.10% 10.00% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 2 1
Median daily rate £333 £423 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.30% +2.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £23.31
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -14.20%

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
51 40 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 16.45% 12.35% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 19 12
Median daily rate £340 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £194 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -13.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 - 10 £325 -
Liverpool -1 9 £350 -17.15% 2
Wirral - 4 £335 -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 24 (66.67%) LAN
1 24 (66.67%) WAN
2 19 (52.78%) Windows
3 15 (41.67%) Cisco
4 12 (33.33%) Linux
4 12 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 11 (30.56%) Unix
5 11 (30.56%) Intel Security
5 11 (30.56%) Performance Monitoring
6 10 (27.78%) Forcepoint
6 10 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (25.00%) CCNA
7 9 (25.00%) VPN
7 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 8 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (22.22%) Splunk
8 8 (22.22%) Elastic Stack
9 7 (19.44%) LogRhythm
9 7 (19.44%) Patch Management
9 7 (19.44%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (19.44%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (19.44%) QRadar
9 7 (19.44%) SANS
9 7 (19.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (19.44%) VoIP
9 7 (19.44%) SQL
9 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
9 7 (19.44%) TCP/IP

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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) Apache
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
2 1 (2.78%) Jetty
2 1 (2.78%) Mongrel
2 1 (2.78%) nginx
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.78%) Google App Engine
2 1 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (66.67%) LAN
1 24 (66.67%) WAN
2 12 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (25.00%) VPN
4 7 (19.44%) TCP/IP
4 7 (19.44%) VoIP
5 5 (13.89%) SAN
6 4 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (8.33%) NAS
7 3 (8.33%) Wireless
8 2 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (5.56%) DHCP
8 2 (5.56%) DMZ
8 2 (5.56%) DNS
8 2 (5.56%) SSL
9 1 (2.78%) FTP
9 1 (2.78%) HTTP
9 1 (2.78%) IPsec
9 1 (2.78%) NX-OS
9 1 (2.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (13.89%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.78%) Travis CI
1 1 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (2.78%) Banking
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
1 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Hardware Specialist
2 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Storage Specialist
3 5 (13.89%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Security Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Security Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Storage Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (8.33%) NetApp Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Support
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (16.67%) XML
2 6 (16.67%) XSLT
3 4 (11.11%) Web Services
4 3 (8.33%) RESTful
5 1 (2.78%) .NET
5 1 (2.78%) J2EE
5 1 (2.78%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
1 5 (13.89%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.11%) Cyber Attack
3 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.78%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 19 (52.78%) Windows
2 12 (33.33%) Linux
3 11 (30.56%) Unix
4 6 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 4 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (11.11%) Solaris
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.33%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Performance Monitoring
2 8 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (19.44%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (19.44%) Patch Management
3 7 (19.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 7 (19.44%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (16.67%) Information Security
4 6 (16.67%) Open Source
5 5 (13.89%) Case Management
5 5 (13.89%) Migration
5 5 (13.89%) SIEM
6 4 (11.11%) Data Centre Operations
6 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 4 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (11.11%) Security Monitoring
6 4 (11.11%) Security Operations
7 3 (8.33%) Process Improvement
8 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
9 1 (2.78%) Computer Security
9 1 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) C#
2 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 6 (16.67%) VBScript
3 3 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (25.00%) CCNA
2 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (19.44%) CISSP
3 7 (19.44%) SANS
3 7 (19.44%) SSCP
4 1 (2.78%) CCA
4 1 (2.78%) CCIE
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.78%) MCSE
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (2.78%) Xen
2 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) QRadar
2 5 (13.89%) Kibana
2 5 (13.89%) logstash
3 3 (8.33%) RSA enVision
4 2 (5.56%) SCCM
5 1 (2.78%) Nagios
5 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Cisco
2 12 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 11 (30.56%) Intel Security
4 10 (27.78%) Forcepoint
5 8 (22.22%) Splunk
6 7 (19.44%) Apple
6 7 (19.44%) IBM
6 7 (19.44%) LogRhythm
7 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 5 (13.89%) Citrix
9 4 (11.11%) F5
9 4 (11.11%) NetApp
9 4 (11.11%) Red Hat
10 3 (8.33%) VMware
11 1 (2.78%) Brocade
11 1 (2.78%) Google
11 1 (2.78%) HP
11 1 (2.78%) Sourcefire