Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 30 41
Rank change year-on-year -16 +11 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.22% 4.53% 2.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.45% 25.00% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 23 4
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +30.77%
10th Percentile £188 £310 £301
90th Percentile £428 £562 £481
North West median daily rate £399 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -6.18% +21.43% -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Merseyside median hourly rate - - £22.50
North West median hourly rate £26.00 £20.73 £22.50
% change year-on-year +25.42% -7.87% +7.14%

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 71 108 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 14.40% 18.12% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 64 47
Merseyside median daily rate £325 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £146 £170 £150
90th Percentile £438 £518 £475
North West median daily rate £388 £410 £375
% change year-on-year -5.49% +9.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 11
Merseyside median hourly rate £10.47 £16.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.56% +28.00% -39.76%
10th Percentile £9.39 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £13.69 £28.48 £23.75
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year - -5.44% -10.95%

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 21 November 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 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 21 November 2017. 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 -12 6 £375 -6.25% 2
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Office 365
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) DHCP
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) Meraki
4 1 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (16.67%) Software Licensing
4 1 (16.67%) vMotion
4 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (16.67%) PMO
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (16.67%) NAS
4 1 (16.67%) XenApp
4 1 (16.67%) Veeam
4 1 (16.67%) vSphere
4 1 (16.67%) SaaS

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%) 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 4 (66.67%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) Broadband
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) DSL
3 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) IPsec
3 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) NAS
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) PABX
3 1 (16.67%) SNMP
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) VRRP
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Delivery Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) IT Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Software Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) CRM
1 1 (16.67%) Facilities Management
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Network Design
1 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
1 1 (16.67%) Software Licensing
1 1 (16.67%) Validation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) vMotion
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Meraki
3 1 (16.67%) Aerohive Networks
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) NETGEAR
3 1 (16.67%) SonicWALL
3 1 (16.67%) Veeam