The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 39 34 38
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 10 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.54% 1.04% 2.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 17.65% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Average daily rate
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£268 £225 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £225 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £225 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.63 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-2.80% -1.11%
Firewall
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
70 17 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 17.81% 5.88% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 5 30
Average daily rate £275 £225 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £150 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.17% -61.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Lancashire region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Lancashire region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 4 - - 1
Blackburn - 1 £268 -
Lancaster - 1 £375 -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) WAN
2 6 (37.50%) LAN
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (25.00%) Project Management
4 4 (25.00%) MS Project
4 4 (25.00%) UNIX
4 4 (25.00%) Windows
4 4 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (25.00%) SAN
5 3 (18.75%) Informatica
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) CCNA
5 3 (18.75%) Siebel
5 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
5 3 (18.75%) VoIP
5 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
5 3 (18.75%) IIS
5 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 3 (18.75%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) WAN
1 6 (37.50%) LAN
2 4 (25.00%) SAN
3 3 (18.75%) VoIP
4 2 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (12.50%) Wireless
4 2 (12.50%) MPLS
4 2 (12.50%) ADSL
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (6.25%) VPN
5 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
5 1 (6.25%) VLAN
5 1 (6.25%) FWSM
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) QlikView
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Applications Support
2 3 (18.75%) Network Technician
2 3 (18.75%) Network Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) DBA
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (25.00%) UNIX
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 2 (12.50%) Solaris
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
2 3 (18.75%) Change Control
3 2 (12.50%) Campaign Management
3 2 (12.50%) Information Management
3 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 2 (12.50%) Data Management
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCNA
3 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.25%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (18.75%) VMware ESX
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
4 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (12.50%) Data Guard
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) Informatica
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Siebel
4 3 (18.75%) Open Text
4 3 (18.75%) IronPort
5 2 (12.50%) F5
5 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 2 (12.50%) Planview
5 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
6 1 (6.25%) Meru Networks