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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 40 39
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.80% 2.04% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.13% 18.75% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Median daily rate £220 £413 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.66% -5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £383 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £423 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £33.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year - +45.05%  

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 117 48 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 35.14% 10.86% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 20 29
Median daily rate £425 £368 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.64% +22.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.42% -31.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Lancashire over the 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 -22 3 £338 -18.18% 2
Lytham St Annes - 1 £175 -
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) Internet
3 3 (37.50%) Wireless
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) DHCP
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 2000
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) NETGEAR
3 3 (37.50%) Office 365
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Licensing
4 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (25.00%) Software Licensing
4 2 (25.00%) vMotion
4 2 (25.00%) SonicWALL
4 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
4 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (25.00%) VLAN
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) VoIP
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce

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 2 (25.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) DHCP
2 3 (37.50%) Internet
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) Wireless
3 2 (25.00%) Broadband
3 2 (25.00%) DSL
3 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (25.00%) MPLS
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 2 (25.00%) SNMP
3 2 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) VLAN
3 2 (25.00%) VoIP
3 2 (25.00%) VRRP
4 1 (12.50%) DMZ
4 1 (12.50%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) IT Support
2 2 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) IT Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Licensing
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Life Science
2 1 (12.50%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 2000
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) CRM
1 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) Software Licensing
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) NETGEAR
3 2 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) SonicWALL
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Huawei
4 1 (12.50%) IBM