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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 38 43 31
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.60% 1.61% 2.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.45% 12.28% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
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£475 £268 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.57% -17.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.01 £20.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+8.70% -10.98%
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
31 57 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.37% 13.10% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 38 9
Average daily rate £350 £265 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £221 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £326 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £13.68 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.22% -30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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
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 31 July 2015. 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
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Last Year
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Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 10 (83.33%) Juniper
3 8 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 8 (66.67%) Data Centre
4 7 (58.33%) LAN
4 7 (58.33%) WAN
5 6 (50.00%) OSPF
5 6 (50.00%) BGP
5 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (41.67%) IPsec
6 5 (41.67%) SSL
7 4 (33.33%) ADSL
7 4 (33.33%) MPLS
7 4 (33.33%) FireEye
8 3 (25.00%) Sourcefire
9 1 (8.33%) Service Management
9 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (8.33%) NHS
9 1 (8.33%) UNIX
9 1 (8.33%) CCNA
9 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
9 1 (8.33%) HP
9 1 (8.33%) Intel
9 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (8.33%) Finance
9 1 (8.33%) VMware
9 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
9 1 (8.33%) Information Security

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) LAN
1 7 (58.33%) WAN
2 6 (50.00%) OSPF
2 6 (50.00%) BGP
3 5 (41.67%) IPsec
3 5 (41.67%) SSL
4 4 (33.33%) MPLS
4 4 (33.33%) ADSL
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Architect
2 8 (66.67%) Network Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Service Management
1 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
1 1 (8.33%) Information Security
1 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) BS25999
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 10 (83.33%) Juniper
3 8 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 4 (33.33%) FireEye
5 3 (25.00%) Sourcefire
6 1 (8.33%) SonicWALL
6 1 (8.33%) ProCurve
6 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (8.33%) Aruba
6 1 (8.33%) VMware
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) Intel