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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 26 18 28
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 13 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.53% 5.13% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.64% 47.62% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Average daily rate
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- £210 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -47.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -8.28%
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 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 14.95% 10.77% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 3
Average daily rate £363 £220 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.77% -37.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £200 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £355 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 May 2015. 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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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 -12 10 - - 1
St Helens - 1 - -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) DNS
3 9 (52.94%) Cisco
4 8 (47.06%) VPN
4 8 (47.06%) VMware
5 7 (41.18%) Wireless
5 7 (41.18%) WAN
5 7 (41.18%) LAN
5 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (35.29%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (35.29%) Network Management
6 6 (35.29%) DHCP
6 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
7 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
7 5 (29.41%) SAN
7 5 (29.41%) VoIP
7 5 (29.41%) SQL
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (29.41%) VLAN
8 4 (23.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (23.53%) F5
8 4 (23.53%) HSRP
8 4 (23.53%) GLBP
8 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (23.53%) Network Architecture
8 4 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (23.53%) Patch Management

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 4 (23.53%) IIS
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) DNS
2 8 (47.06%) VPN
3 7 (41.18%) Wireless
3 7 (41.18%) WAN
3 7 (41.18%) LAN
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (35.29%) DHCP
5 5 (29.41%) SAN
5 5 (29.41%) VoIP
5 5 (29.41%) VLAN
6 4 (23.53%) HSRP
6 4 (23.53%) GLBP
6 4 (23.53%) OSPF
6 4 (23.53%) BGP
6 4 (23.53%) EIGRP
6 4 (23.53%) IPsec
6 4 (23.53%) FTP
6 4 (23.53%) HTTP
6 4 (23.53%) SMTP
6 4 (23.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Network Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Network Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Support
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Network Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
2 4 (23.53%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) UNIX
5 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.88%) BlackBerry OS
5 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Network Management
2 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (23.53%) Network Architecture
3 4 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (23.53%) Patch Management
3 4 (23.53%) Migration
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 4 (23.53%) MCP
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (11.76%) CCNA
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) CISSP
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (5.88%) HIPAA
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (23.53%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) VMware
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) F5
4 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
5 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds
6 2 (11.76%) Avaya
6 2 (11.76%) Juniper
7 1 (5.88%) Citrix
7 1 (5.88%) WatchGuard