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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
North West / Lancashire
Rank 41 42 43
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.39% 2.48% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.08% 18.97% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £250 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -4.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £23.31
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -14.20%

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
48 58 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.60% 13.06% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 39 12
Median daily rate £500 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £489 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £24.15 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.74% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 February 2017. 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 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 -5 1 £250 +19.04%
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
1 4 (57.14%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) VoIP
2 3 (42.86%) Symposium
2 3 (42.86%) CCNA
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Softphone
2 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (42.86%) Threat Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 2 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (28.57%) Software Licensing
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) SCCM
3 2 (28.57%) iSCSI
3 2 (28.57%) ITSM

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 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) IaaS
2 1 (14.29%) PaaS
2 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) Softphone
2 3 (42.86%) Symposium
2 3 (42.86%) VoIP
3 2 (28.57%) iSCSI
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (14.29%) DHCP
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) DSL
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) MPLS
4 1 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (14.29%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) DBA
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Network Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
2 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
1 1 (14.29%) LAMP
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Licensing
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Licensing
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 1 (14.29%) CentOS
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Solaris
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (42.86%) Threat Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (28.57%) ITSM
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (28.57%) Software Licensing
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PHP
1 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
1 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNA
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 1 (14.29%) MetaFrame
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) vMotion
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) NETGEAR
3 1 (14.29%) SonicWALL