Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 22 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firewall
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 26 44
Rank change year-on-year -8 +18 +3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 15 36 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.47% 5.86% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.81% 40.91% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 35 5
Merseyside median daily rate £380 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -17.65% +3.03%
10th Percentile £206 £304 £413
90th Percentile £534 £553 £475
North West median daily rate £416 £400 £371
% change year-on-year +4.06% +7.74% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Merseyside median hourly rate - - £22.50
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £18.56 £22.00
% change year-on-year +16.90% -15.63% -5.38%

Firewall is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 63 88 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 14.58% 14.33% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 68 42
Merseyside median daily rate £358 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% -17.65% +30.77%
10th Percentile £169 £155 £159
90th Percentile £544 £472 £475
North West median daily rate £375 £401 £400
% change year-on-year -6.37% +0.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 15
Merseyside median hourly rate £11.74 £22.43 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.67% +60.18% -26.32%
10th Percentile £9.53 £16.56 £10.35
90th Percentile £21.85 £38.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year -2.86% -1.52% -6.47%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Merseyside

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Merseyside

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Merseyside over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Merseyside

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall 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 6 months to 22 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +5 15 £380 +8.57% 3
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
4 4 (26.67%) Unix
4 4 (26.67%) DNS
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) CCNP
5 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) VMware
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (20.00%) Network Security
5 3 (20.00%) High Availability
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (13.33%) Office 365
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (13.33%) vSphere
6 2 (13.33%) Citrix
6 2 (13.33%) vCenter Server
6 2 (13.33%) Retail
6 2 (13.33%) HP
6 2 (13.33%) SAN

Firewall
Co-occurring 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 2 (13.33%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) GitHub
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (20.00%) Network Security
4 2 (13.33%) SAN
4 2 (13.33%) VoIP
4 2 (13.33%) WLAN
5 1 (6.67%) BGP
5 1 (6.67%) DHCP
5 1 (6.67%) DMZ
5 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (6.67%) IPsec
5 1 (6.67%) OSPF
5 1 (6.67%) SSH
5 1 (6.67%) VLAN
5 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.67%) Maven
1 1 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
1 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Security Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Information Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) IT Operations Manager
3 1 (6.67%) IT Security Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Operational Security Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Security Operations Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Security Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Software Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Voice Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (26.67%) Unix
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Solaris
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (6.67%) Build Automation
2 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (6.67%) DevOps
2 1 (6.67%) Facilities Management
2 1 (6.67%) Information Security
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (6.67%) Network Design
2 1 (6.67%) OWASP
2 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (6.67%) Secure Coding
2 1 (6.67%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (6.67%) Security Operations
2 1 (6.67%) SIEM
2 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
2 1 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VB
2 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) CCNP
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) GDPR
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (6.67%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) vSphere
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (13.33%) vCenter Server
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (6.67%) EdgeSight
2 1 (6.67%) HP SIM
2 1 (6.67%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Aerohive Networks
4 1 (6.67%) Apple
4 1 (6.67%) Aruba
4 1 (6.67%) CA
4 1 (6.67%) EMC
4 1 (6.67%) Ivanti
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) Meraki
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (6.67%) Rapid7
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat