Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 40 43
Rank change year-on-year +17 +3 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 23 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.89% 3.79% 2.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.05% 30.49% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 8
Merseyside median daily rate £385 £340 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.24% -20.00% +3.03%
10th Percentile £206 £280 £385
90th Percentile £508 £370 £564
North West median daily rate £438 £368 £416
% change year-on-year +19.05% -11.71% +18.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £22.10 £18.75 £12.00
% change year-on-year +17.87% +56.25% -46.67%

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 82 82 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 17.45% 12.44% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 59 50
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -18.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £214 £181 £306
90th Percentile £550 £423 £544
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £414
% change year-on-year +0.13% -3.50% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 14
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.81 £16.18 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.68% +15.57% -26.32%
10th Percentile £12.45 £16.18 £10.50
90th Percentile £21.50 £34.24 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £16.96 £15.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +9.40% -24.39% +13.07%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +24 22 £385 +10.00% 9
Birkenhead - 1 - -
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 10 (43.48%) Windows
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
2 9 (39.13%) High Availability
2 9 (39.13%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
4 7 (30.43%) Cisco ISE
4 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (30.43%) Network Management
4 7 (30.43%) VoIP
4 7 (30.43%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
5 6 (26.09%) CCNP
5 6 (26.09%) Finance
5 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
6 5 (21.74%) Proactive Monitoring
6 5 (21.74%) Programme Delivery
6 5 (21.74%) Task Automation
6 5 (21.74%) Patch Management
6 5 (21.74%) VMware
6 5 (21.74%) Security Management
6 5 (21.74%) WAN
6 5 (21.74%) LAN
6 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (21.74%) Network Security
7 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (17.39%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (17.39%) Unix

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 4 (17.39%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) GitHub
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco Nexus
1 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco ISE
2 7 (30.43%) VoIP
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (21.74%) LAN
3 5 (21.74%) Network Security
3 5 (21.74%) WAN
4 4 (17.39%) DNS
4 4 (17.39%) VPN
5 3 (13.04%) MPLS
6 2 (8.70%) BGP
6 2 (8.70%) EIGRP
6 2 (8.70%) Internet
6 2 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (8.70%) OSPF
6 2 (8.70%) SAN
6 2 (8.70%) SSL
6 2 (8.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) Maven
2 1 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (4.35%) Subversion
2 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Network Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Security Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Server Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Security Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Voice Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Juniper Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
3 4 (17.39%) Unix
4 3 (13.04%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Solaris
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) High Availability
2 7 (30.43%) Network Management
3 5 (21.74%) Patch Management
3 5 (21.74%) Proactive Monitoring
3 5 (21.74%) Programme Delivery
3 5 (21.74%) Security Management
3 5 (21.74%) Task Automation
4 3 (13.04%) Change Management
4 3 (13.04%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (13.04%) Web Filtering
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Open Source
5 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Build Automation
6 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.35%) Information Security
6 1 (4.35%) OWASP
6 1 (4.35%) Security Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) SIEM
6 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) VB
2 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) CCNP
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) GDPR
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
1 4 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) vSphere
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (8.70%) vCenter Server
4 1 (4.35%) EdgeSight
4 1 (4.35%) HP SIM
4 1 (4.35%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco
2 5 (21.74%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) Apple
4 1 (4.35%) Aruba
4 1 (4.35%) BT
4 1 (4.35%) CA
4 1 (4.35%) Draytek
4 1 (4.35%) EMC
4 1 (4.35%) Ivanti
4 1 (4.35%) Juniper
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (4.35%) Rapid7
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.35%) Wyse