Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 59 33
Rank change year-on-year +37 -26 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 24 5 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 5.37% 0.81% 4.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.09% 6.94% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 3 16
Merseyside median daily rate £425 £250 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.00% -37.50% +56.86%
10th Percentile £206 £186 £306
90th Percentile £600 £350 £531
North West median daily rate £425 £393 £400
% change year-on-year +8.28% -1.88% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year +42.50% -3.52% -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 92 72 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 20.58% 11.61% 19.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 38 66
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -18.75% +16.36%
10th Percentile £206 £160 £269
90th Percentile £553 £438 £531
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 10
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.11 £16.18 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.97% +19.85% -40.00%
10th Percentile £12.45 £16.18 £10.50
90th Percentile £25.34 £16.18 £17.73
North West median hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +11.29% - -6.06%

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 August 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 21 August 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 14 £270 +8.00% 5
Southport - 7 £575 -
Birkenhead - 1 - -
Bootle - 1 - -
St Helens - 1 £205 -
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 13 (54.17%) Cisco
2 9 (37.50%) Windows
3 8 (33.33%) SQL
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
4 7 (29.17%) LAN
4 7 (29.17%) WAN
5 6 (25.00%) VoIP
5 6 (25.00%) VMware
5 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (25.00%) Network Management
5 6 (25.00%) High Availability
5 6 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (20.83%) Private Cloud
6 5 (20.83%) Patch Management
6 5 (20.83%) Proactive Monitoring
6 5 (20.83%) Programme Delivery
6 5 (20.83%) Task Automation
6 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (20.83%) ITIL
6 5 (20.83%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (20.83%) Security Management
6 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
6 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
7 4 (16.67%) VPN
7 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 4 (16.67%) IIS
7 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing

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 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) LAN
1 7 (29.17%) WAN
2 6 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (25.00%) VoIP
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
4 4 (16.67%) VPN
5 3 (12.50%) MPLS
5 3 (12.50%) Network Security
5 3 (12.50%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (8.33%) SSL
6 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications
6 2 (8.33%) VLAN
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (4.17%) DMZ
7 1 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (4.17%) Multicast
7 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Network Communications Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Lead Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.83%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) BYOD
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) High Availability
1 6 (25.00%) Network Management
2 5 (20.83%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Patch Management
2 5 (20.83%) Proactive Monitoring
2 5 (20.83%) Programme Delivery
2 5 (20.83%) Security Management
2 5 (20.83%) Task Automation
3 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 3 (12.50%) Change Management
4 3 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (12.50%) Open Source
4 3 (12.50%) Web Filtering
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.33%) Deployment Automation
5 2 (8.33%) DevOps
5 2 (8.33%) Network Design
6 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) CCNP
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.17%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (8.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Cisco
2 6 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) BT
3 1 (4.17%) Draytek
3 1 (4.17%) Juniper
3 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
3 1 (4.17%) WatchGuard
3 1 (4.17%) Wyse