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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 32 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 8 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.52% - 2.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% - 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Median daily rate £325 - £268
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 - £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £21.63
% change year-on-year
+30.08% -0.46%
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 65 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.62% 14.25% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 45 53
Median daily rate £325 £400 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +48.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £198 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £635 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 13
Median hourly rate £14.00 £42.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% +86.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 25 August 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
Lancaster - 6 £325 -
Preston - 2 - - 1
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 8 (40.00%) Oracle
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
1 8 (40.00%) LAN
1 8 (40.00%) WAN
1 8 (40.00%) VMware
2 7 (35.00%) DNS
2 7 (35.00%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (30.00%) Security Patching
3 6 (30.00%) Solaris
3 6 (30.00%) Unix
3 6 (30.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (30.00%) iSCSI
3 6 (30.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (30.00%) Oracle Database
4 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (25.00%) ITIL
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) CCNA
5 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (20.00%) Web Services
5 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (15.00%) Splunk
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (15.00%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (15.00%) Citrix
6 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (15.00%) Linux

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 3 (15.00%) Apache
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) FileNet
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) JBoss
3 1 (5.00%) nginx
3 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (5.00%) GitHub
2 1 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) LAN
1 8 (40.00%) WAN
2 7 (35.00%) DNS
3 6 (30.00%) iSCSI
4 3 (15.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (15.00%) SSL
5 2 (10.00%) HTTPS
5 2 (10.00%) Internet
5 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.00%) VPN
6 1 (5.00%) BGP
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (5.00%) DMZ
6 1 (5.00%) FWSM
6 1 (5.00%) HTTP
6 1 (5.00%) SMTP
6 1 (5.00%) VoIP
6 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle Database
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.00%) MS Access
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.00%) Redis
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Artifactory
1 1 (5.00%) Gerrit
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (5.00%) SonarQube
1 1 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Administrator
1 5 (25.00%) Solaris Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.00%) IT Support
3 2 (10.00%) Network Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Operations Team Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Server Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Splunk Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) LAMP
2 1 (5.00%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (5.00%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Clustering
1 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (10.00%) PKI
1 2 (10.00%) Private Cloud
1 2 (10.00%) Tandem
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Life Science
2 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Solaris
2 6 (30.00%) Unix
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (15.00%) Linux
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) CentOS
5 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Security Patching
2 5 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
3 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (10.00%) People Management
4 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) DevOps
5 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Network Design
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) JCL
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.00%) Perl
2 1 (5.00%) PHP
2 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CCNA
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.00%) CCNP
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) HP ASE
4 1 (5.00%) HP MASE
4 1 (5.00%) MCP
4 1 (5.00%) MCSA
4 1 (5.00%) MCSE
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.00%) Docker
5 1 (5.00%) Firmware
5 1 (5.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.00%) Ansible
2 1 (5.00%) CFEngine
2 1 (5.00%) HAProxy
2 1 (5.00%) Kibana
2 1 (5.00%) logstash
2 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (5.00%) Rundeck
2 1 (5.00%) Salt
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
2 1 (5.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Oracle
1 8 (40.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix
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%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) Informatica
6 1 (5.00%) Black Duck
6 1 (5.00%) Google
6 1 (5.00%) Mitel
6 1 (5.00%) Polycom
6 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.00%) Sonatype
6 1 (5.00%) Veracode