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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
North West / Lancashire
Rank 32 41 37
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.48% 2.32% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.17% 17.54% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Median daily rate £250 £338 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.92% +15.87%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% -17.50%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 46 57 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 22.12% 13.23% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 35 16
Median daily rate £501 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.06% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £447 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +307.40% +22.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 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 -
Firewall
North West

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
1 2 (66.67%) Software Licensing
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (33.33%) vMotion
2 1 (33.33%) Security Patching
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Licensing
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Licensing
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) NETGEAR
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (33.33%) SonicWALL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g

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 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
1 1 (33.33%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) iSCSI
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) DSL
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) MPLS
2 1 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (33.33%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) DBA
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) LAMP
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Licensing
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) CentOS
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Licensing
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Security Patching
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PHP
1 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) MetaFrame
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) NETGEAR
2 1 (33.33%) SonicWALL