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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
North West / Merseyside
Rank 35 40 30
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.93% 0.30% 2.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 2.44% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £463 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.63 £24.13
% change year-on-year -3.03% -14.50%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 36 41 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 11.11% 12.17% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 9
Median daily rate £330 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.83% +19.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £200 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.90% -19.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Merseyside

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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
Liverpool +5 3 £463 +8.82% 3
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 17 (62.96%) LAN
1 17 (62.96%) WAN
2 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Cisco
3 12 (44.44%) SolarWinds
4 11 (40.74%) Performance Monitoring
4 11 (40.74%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (37.04%) CCNA
5 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (37.04%) Intel Security
5 10 (37.04%) Forcepoint
6 7 (25.93%) SQL
6 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
6 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
7 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
7 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (22.22%) VBScript
7 6 (22.22%) XML
7 6 (22.22%) XSLT
7 6 (22.22%) C#
8 5 (18.52%) Linux
8 5 (18.52%) Citrix
8 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
8 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
8 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
8 5 (18.52%) F5
8 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
9 4 (14.81%) Data Centre Operations

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 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (62.96%) LAN
1 17 (62.96%) WAN
2 11 (40.74%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (14.81%) SAN
4 3 (11.11%) NAS
5 2 (7.41%) DNS
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.70%) DHCP
6 1 (3.70%) DMZ
6 1 (3.70%) Network Security
6 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.70%) VLAN
6 1 (3.70%) VPN
6 1 (3.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (3.70%) Banking
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Analyst
1 6 (22.22%) Hardware Specialist
1 6 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (22.22%) Storage Specialist
2 5 (18.52%) Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Network Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (11.11%) NetApp Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.41%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Storage Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) XML
1 6 (22.22%) XSLT
2 1 (3.70%) Regular Expression
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
3 5 (18.52%) Linux
4 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (14.81%) Solaris
4 4 (14.81%) Unix
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (11.11%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (14.81%) Data Centre Operations
2 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
2 4 (14.81%) Migration
3 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.70%) Information Security
4 1 (3.70%) Information Security Management
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL
4 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.70%) Network Design
4 1 (3.70%) Personalization
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
4 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.70%) Security Architecture
4 1 (3.70%) Security Management
4 1 (3.70%) Security Monitoring
4 1 (3.70%) Security Operations
4 1 (3.70%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) C#
2 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 6 (22.22%) VBScript
3 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) CCNA
1 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) CCA
3 1 (3.70%) CCIE
3 1 (3.70%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.70%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Nagios
2 1 (3.70%) Nessus
2 1 (3.70%) Nmap
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Cisco
2 12 (44.44%) SolarWinds
3 10 (37.04%) Forcepoint
3 10 (37.04%) Intel Security
4 5 (18.52%) Citrix
4 5 (18.52%) F5
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.81%) NetApp
5 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
6 2 (7.41%) VMware
7 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.70%) LogRhythm
7 1 (3.70%) Sourcefire
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