The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Lancashire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 40 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 11 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.63% 2.99% 3.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.92% 20.69% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 5
Average daily rate £288 £324 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.19% -28.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £273 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £375 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -27.58%
Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
79 29 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.90% 14.43% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 11 18
Average daily rate £250 £253 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% -30.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £403 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 2
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -7.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.50 £29.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £27.90 £29.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
Firewall
North West

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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn - 1 £238 - 1
Lancaster - 1 £330 -
Preston - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (64.29%) Oracle
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
1 9 (64.29%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (57.14%) VMware
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) Citrix
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 7 (50.00%) SAN
3 7 (50.00%) Informatica
3 7 (50.00%) LAN
3 7 (50.00%) WAN
3 7 (50.00%) IIS
3 7 (50.00%) Siebel
3 7 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (50.00%) Open Text
3 7 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 7 (50.00%) IronPort
3 7 (50.00%) Clustering
4 6 (42.86%) Change Control
5 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
5 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (35.71%) HP
6 4 (28.57%) Wiki
6 4 (28.57%) QlikView
6 4 (28.57%) Windows XP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 7 (50.00%) IIS
2 7 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) SAS
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) LAN
1 7 (50.00%) WAN
1 7 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (7.14%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) QlikView
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) MySQL
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Applications Support
2 2 (14.29%) Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Head of IT
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Clustering
2 4 (28.57%) Wiki
3 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 3 (21.43%) UNIX
6 2 (14.29%) Solaris
7 1 (7.14%) Linux
7 1 (7.14%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Change Control
2 3 (21.43%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Data Management
3 2 (14.29%) Information Management
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
4 1 (7.14%) Campaign Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.14%) SELCOPY
3 1 (7.14%) REXX
3 1 (7.14%) JCL
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CCNP
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.14%) XenServer
4 1 (7.14%) vSphere
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (14.29%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Oracle
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) Citrix
2 8 (57.14%) VMware
3 7 (50.00%) Informatica
3 7 (50.00%) Open Text
3 7 (50.00%) IronPort
3 7 (50.00%) Siebel
4 5 (35.71%) HP
5 4 (28.57%) Business Objects
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco
6 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
7 1 (7.14%) Axway
7 1 (7.14%) Planview
7 1 (7.14%) IBM
7 1 (7.14%) CA