Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 42 28
Rank change year-on-year +14 -14 +10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 25 6 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 5.18% 1.23% 4.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.47% 8.96% 25.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 23
Merseyside median daily rate £433 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.33% -6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £206 £188 £310
90th Percentile £605 £428 £562
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year +11.54% +25.42% -7.87%

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 77 67 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 15.94% 13.73% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 36 65
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -18.75% -
10th Percentile £197 £143 £176
90th Percentile £579 £433 £523
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £413
% change year-on-year +3.23% -6.06% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 10
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.11 £11.74 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.72% -26.66% +28.00%
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.57 £12.75
90th Percentile £26.68 £14.10 £28.48
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.56% -5.88%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +10 12 £363 -3.33% 4
Southport - 7 £575 -
Birkenhead - 2 £500 - 1
Bootle - 1 - -
Prescot - 1 - -
St Helens - 1 £205 - 1
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 16 (64.00%) Cisco
2 8 (32.00%) WAN
3 7 (28.00%) Load Balancing
3 7 (28.00%) Data Centre
4 6 (24.00%) Private Cloud
4 6 (24.00%) VMware
4 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (24.00%) Windows
4 6 (24.00%) LAN
4 6 (24.00%) CheckPoint
5 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (20.00%) ITIL
5 5 (20.00%) SQL
5 5 (20.00%) CCNP
5 5 (20.00%) Network Security
5 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (16.00%) NX-OS
6 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (16.00%) Network Design
6 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (16.00%) ISDN
6 4 (16.00%) Wireless
6 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (16.00%) OSPF
6 4 (16.00%) BGP

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 (8.00%) IIS
1 2 (8.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (8.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (8.00%) Office 365
4 1 (4.00%) IaaS
4 1 (4.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) WAN
2 6 (24.00%) LAN
3 5 (20.00%) Network Security
4 4 (16.00%) BGP
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (16.00%) ISDN
4 4 (16.00%) NX-OS
4 4 (16.00%) OSPF
4 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (16.00%) Wireless
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (12.00%) DHCP
5 3 (12.00%) DNS
5 3 (12.00%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (12.00%) IPv4
5 3 (12.00%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (12.00%) VLAN
5 3 (12.00%) VPN
5 3 (12.00%) Wireshark
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.00%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.00%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Network Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Network Support
5 1 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (24.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.00%) BYOD
3 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (16.00%) Network Design
4 3 (12.00%) DevOps
4 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.00%) Deployment Automation
5 2 (8.00%) High Availability
5 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.00%) Information Security
5 2 (8.00%) Open Source
5 2 (8.00%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (4.00%) Change Control
6 1 (4.00%) Network Management
6 1 (4.00%) Network Virtualisation
6 1 (4.00%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (4.00%) Task Automation
6 1 (4.00%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) C
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) CCNP
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) CCNA
4 2 (8.00%) GIAC
5 1 (4.00%) CISSP
5 1 (4.00%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) GDPR
1 1 (4.00%) PMO
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) VMware NSX
3 1 (4.00%) Docker
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Nagios
1 2 (8.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Cisco
2 6 (24.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (24.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) Juniper
4 2 (8.00%) F5
4 2 (8.00%) Infoblox
4 2 (8.00%) Riverbed
4 2 (8.00%) Ruckus Wireless
4 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.00%) AlgoSec
5 1 (4.00%) Brocade
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Meraki
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.00%) Sony
5 1 (4.00%) Veeam
5 1 (4.00%) WatchGuard
5 1 (4.00%) Zscaler