Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 41 44
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 +3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 13 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.21% 3.86% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.41% 30.86% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 5
Lancashire median daily rate £288 £473 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.15% +89.00% -25.93%
10th Percentile £227 £395 £166
90th Percentile £420 £638 £436
North West median daily rate £375 £425 £388
% change year-on-year -11.76% +9.68% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Lancashire median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +104.55% -8.33%
North West median hourly rate £25.67 £28.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -9.93% +42.50% -3.52%

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 58 81 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 9.88% 12.52% 27.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 50 84
Lancashire median daily rate £350 £473 £449
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.04% +5.46% +31.50%
10th Percentile £211 £313 £331
90th Percentile £477 £578 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 4
Lancashire median hourly rate £18.00 £13.87 £11.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.78% +22.10% -29.00%
10th Percentile £13.10 £9.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £27.71 £80.25 £13.97
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +12.90% -3.13%

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019. 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 +1 7 £300 -35.14% 3
Blackpool +7 2 £300 -52.00%
Ormskirk - 2 £275 -
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 9 (69.23%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) VoIP
2 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
2 5 (38.46%) LAN
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (30.77%) WAN
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 3 (23.08%) CCNP
4 3 (23.08%) VPN
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) Wireless
4 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
5 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
5 2 (15.38%) Avaya
5 2 (15.38%) MPLS
5 2 (15.38%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (15.38%) Public Sector
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V

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 1 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) LAN
1 5 (38.46%) VoIP
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (30.77%) WAN
3 3 (23.08%) VPN
3 3 (23.08%) Wireless
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (15.38%) MPLS
5 1 (7.69%) DNS
5 1 (7.69%) FWSM
5 1 (7.69%) Internet
5 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (7.69%) Network Security
5 1 (7.69%) PBX
5 1 (7.69%) SAN
5 1 (7.69%) SSL
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (7.69%) Apache Hive
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Public Sector
3 1 (7.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) VoIP Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Data Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Hadoop Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) ICT Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) ICT Officer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support
4 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) ODBC
1 1 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
1 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
2 1 (7.69%) BCP
2 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
2 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) ETL
2 1 (7.69%) Hardware Maintenance
2 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Server Management
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) CCIE
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) CCSA
3 1 (7.69%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
1 2 (15.38%) Virtual Servers
1 2 (15.38%) vSphere
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.69%) Nagios
1 1 (7.69%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Avaya
5 1 (7.69%) BT
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) Cloudera
5 1 (7.69%) F5
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft