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 June 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.

Firewall
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 25 27
Rank change year-on-year -17 +2  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.91% 5.81% 2.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 28.36% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 0
Median daily rate £220 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £35.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year -9.43% +50.00%  

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 30 67 60
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 9.09% 20.49% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 33 13
Median daily rate £250 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £313 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £16.18 £13.00 £51.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.46% -74.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 -15 3 £220 -45.00%
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Office 365
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) SAN
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (16.67%) Meraki
5 1 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (16.67%) LogRhythm
5 1 (16.67%) Software Licensing
5 1 (16.67%) vMotion
5 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (16.67%) Information Security Management
5 1 (16.67%) Security Management
5 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Security Operations

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 1 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) Broadband
3 1 (16.67%) DSL
3 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) NAS
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) SNMP
3 1 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) VRRP
3 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) IT Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) iPad
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (16.67%) CRM
1 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 1 (16.67%) Information Security
1 1 (16.67%) Information Security Management
1 1 (16.67%) ISMS
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Network Design
1 1 (16.67%) Personalization
1 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
1 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
1 1 (16.67%) Security Management
1 1 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
1 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
1 1 (16.67%) SIEM
1 1 (16.67%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCIE
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Nessus
1 1 (16.67%) Nmap
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) vMotion
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Dell
2 1 (16.67%) F5
2 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
2 1 (16.67%) LogRhythm
2 1 (16.67%) Meraki
2 1 (16.67%) NETGEAR
2 1 (16.67%) SonicWALL
2 1 (16.67%) Veeam