Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firewall
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 52 68
Rank change year-on-year +17 +16 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 15 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.30% 2.11% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.85% 19.72% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 6
Lancashire median daily rate £423 £335 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.12% +16.52% -10.51%
10th Percentile £170 £300 £183
90th Percentile £588 £524 £442
North West median daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £20.50
North West median hourly rate £26.00 £20.73 £22.50
% change year-on-year +25.42% -7.87% +7.14%

Firewall is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 101 71 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 22.25% 10.73% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 43 79
Lancashire median daily rate £438 £440 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.57% +25.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £225 £173 £168
90th Percentile £550 £600 £643
North West median daily rate £394 £409 £375
% change year-on-year -3.67% +9.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 20
Lancashire median hourly rate £11.72 £16.00 £41.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.75% -61.72% +103.90%
10th Percentile £10.00 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.00 £25.00 £49.50
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.56% -5.88% -10.53%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Lancashire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Lancashire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Lancashire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Lancashire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston 0 10 £425 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 £175 -
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 10 (66.67%) Migration
2 9 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
4 7 (46.67%) Solaris
4 7 (46.67%) IBM
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco
5 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle
5 6 (40.00%) High Availability
5 6 (40.00%) Identity Management
5 6 (40.00%) Clustering
5 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
5 6 (40.00%) Load Balancing
5 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
6 5 (33.33%) N-Tier
7 4 (26.67%) AIX
7 4 (26.67%) HPUX
7 4 (26.67%) VLAN
8 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (20.00%) Windows
8 3 (20.00%) DNS
9 2 (13.33%) SAN
9 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
9 2 (13.33%) Broadband
9 2 (13.33%) VoIP
9 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
9 2 (13.33%) SNMP
9 2 (13.33%) Wireless

Firewall
Co-occurring 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 6 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) VLAN
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) Broadband
3 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (13.33%) SAN
3 2 (13.33%) SNMP
3 2 (13.33%) VoIP
3 2 (13.33%) Wireless
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) DMZ
4 1 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Architect
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (33.33%) Migration Architect
3 4 (26.67%) Data Centre Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Data Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (6.67%) IT Technician
5 1 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Technician
5 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
5 1 (6.67%) Switch Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (40.00%) Clustering
3 5 (33.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Solaris
2 4 (26.67%) AIX
2 4 (26.67%) HPUX
3 3 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Migration
2 6 (40.00%) High Availability
2 6 (40.00%) Identity Management
2 6 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Line Management
3 1 (6.67%) Network Design
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CCNA
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) IBM
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) McAfee
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) VMware