Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 42 48
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 +25
Contract jobs citing Firewall 27 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.25% 2.58% 2.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.00% 8.77% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 11
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £423 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.47% +25.19% -15.63%
10th Percentile £395 £169 £300
90th Percentile £638 £552 £425
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.38% -0.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - £11.00 -
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year +7.41% +30.25% -7.87%

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 90 171 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 14.17% 29.43% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 97 46
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £448 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +21.77% -2.00%
10th Percentile £263 £303 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Lancashire median hourly rate £13.50 £11.36 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.84% -54.56% +47.06%
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £74.85 £13.97 £40.90
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.33 £16.00
% change year-on-year +14.19% -4.22% -4.99%

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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 2018. 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
Chorley - 15 £433 - 1
Preston +16 7 £463 +9.47% 1
Blackburn - 3 £225 - 3
Blackpool - 2 £625 -
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 18 (66.67%) Windows
2 16 (59.26%) SAN
3 15 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 14 (51.85%) SC Cleared
4 14 (51.85%) Web Services
5 13 (48.15%) Unix
5 13 (48.15%) Linux
6 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
6 12 (44.44%) DMZ
6 12 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (40.74%) Red Hat
8 10 (37.04%) DNS
8 10 (37.04%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (33.33%) Solaris
10 8 (29.63%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 8 (29.63%) Hitachi
10 8 (29.63%) IBM
10 8 (29.63%) Windows NT
10 8 (29.63%) Client/Server
10 8 (29.63%) EMC
10 8 (29.63%) Sun
10 8 (29.63%) Windows 2000
10 8 (29.63%) AIX
10 8 (29.63%) IIS
10 8 (29.63%) Network Design
10 8 (29.63%) VLAN
10 8 (29.63%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (29.63%) Palo Alto
11 7 (25.93%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (25.93%) Windows XP

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 8 (29.63%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (37.04%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) PaaS
3 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) SAN
2 12 (44.44%) DMZ
3 10 (37.04%) DNS
4 8 (29.63%) VLAN
5 6 (22.22%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (11.11%) VPN
7 2 (7.41%) BGP
7 2 (7.41%) DHCP
7 2 (7.41%) IP Telephony
7 2 (7.41%) Network Security
7 2 (7.41%) OSPF
7 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
7 2 (7.41%) Unified Communications
7 2 (7.41%) WAN
8 1 (3.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
1 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Architect
2 9 (33.33%) Technical Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (14.81%) Project Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Administrator
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) Automation Specialist
7 1 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) IT Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior DevOps
7 1 (3.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Storage Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (51.85%) Web Services
2 4 (14.81%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Client/Server
2 7 (25.93%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (22.22%) Replication
4 4 (14.81%) Virtual Team
5 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
6 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) Linux
2 13 (48.15%) Unix
3 12 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (33.33%) Solaris
5 8 (29.63%) AIX
5 8 (29.63%) Windows 2000
5 8 (29.63%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 8 (29.63%) Windows NT
6 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
7 4 (14.81%) CentOS
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Network Design
1 8 (29.63%) Technical Architecture
2 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) BPR
3 6 (22.22%) Business Transformation
3 6 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (22.22%) Data Flow Diagram
3 6 (22.22%) Data Management
3 6 (22.22%) Data Privacy
3 6 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (22.22%) IDEF
3 6 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (22.22%) Project Planning
3 6 (22.22%) SOA
3 6 (22.22%) TOGAF
3 6 (22.22%) UML
4 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (18.52%) SDLC
5 4 (14.81%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.81%) Python
3 2 (7.41%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 14 (51.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) CCDP
3 2 (7.41%) CCIE
3 2 (7.41%) CCNP
3 2 (7.41%) Chartered Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.41%) CISM
3 2 (7.41%) CISSP
3 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.70%) MCSA
4 1 (3.70%) MCSE
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (14.81%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (14.81%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) SCCM
2 4 (14.81%) Packer
2 4 (14.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Red Hat
2 8 (29.63%) EMC
2 8 (29.63%) Hitachi
2 8 (29.63%) IBM
2 8 (29.63%) Palo Alto
2 8 (29.63%) Sun
3 5 (18.52%) Oracle
3 5 (18.52%) VMware
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco
5 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.70%) Juniper