The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 46 41 43
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 7 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.61% 0.83% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.50% 10.71% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Median daily rate £375 £450 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +68.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £430 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £470 £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £22.01 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+30.60% +8.70%
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
40 28 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.22% 7.71% 17.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 44
Median daily rate £375 £350 £246
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +42.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £170 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £550 £307
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 11
Median hourly rate £14.00 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.70% -8.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Preston - 4 £413 - 2
Lancaster - 2 £350 -
Blackburn - 1 - -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) LAN
2 9 (45.00%) WAN
2 9 (45.00%) VMware
3 8 (40.00%) DNS
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco
4 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (35.00%) ITIL
4 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 5 (25.00%) Oracle
6 5 (25.00%) HP
6 5 (25.00%) Citrix
6 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (25.00%) CCNA
7 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (15.00%) MCSE
8 3 (15.00%) SQL
8 3 (15.00%) MS Office
8 3 (15.00%) Web Services
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (15.00%) Juniper
8 3 (15.00%) SSL
8 3 (15.00%) CCNP
8 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
8 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
8 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.00%) Apache
3 2 (10.00%) FileNet
3 2 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) LAN
1 9 (45.00%) WAN
2 8 (40.00%) DNS
3 3 (15.00%) SSL
4 2 (10.00%) HTTPS
4 2 (10.00%) Internet
4 2 (10.00%) iSCSI
4 2 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) BGP
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (5.00%) FWSM
5 1 (5.00%) HTTP
5 1 (5.00%) SAN
5 1 (5.00%) SMTP
5 1 (5.00%) VoIP
5 1 (5.00%) VPN
5 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (5.00%) MS Access
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (15.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) IT Support
3 3 (15.00%) Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) IT Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Business Information Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Information Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Network Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Security Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Solaris Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Clustering
1 3 (15.00%) Life Science
2 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (10.00%) PKI
2 2 (10.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (10.00%) Tandem
2 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.00%) Linux
5 2 (10.00%) Solaris
5 2 (10.00%) Unix
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
2 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) ERP
3 2 (10.00%) Information Governance
3 2 (10.00%) Information Security
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (10.00%) People Management
3 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) Security Patching
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) JCL
3 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CCNA
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.00%) CCNP
2 3 (15.00%) MCSE
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (10.00%) MCP
3 2 (10.00%) MCSA
3 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) HP ASE
4 1 (5.00%) HP MASE
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.00%) Firmware
4 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) VMware
2 8 (40.00%) Cisco
3 5 (25.00%) Citrix
3 5 (25.00%) HP
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (15.00%) Juniper
4 3 (15.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (15.00%) Splunk
5 2 (10.00%) Ektron
5 2 (10.00%) Genesys
5 2 (10.00%) Informatica
5 2 (10.00%) Polycom
6 1 (5.00%) Mitel
6 1 (5.00%) NEC
6 1 (5.00%) NetApp