Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 37 52
Rank change year-on-year -11 +15 +17
Contract jobs citing Firewall 22 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.24% 3.34% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.95% 15.31% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 12
Lancashire median daily rate £463 £423 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.47% +26.12% +16.52%
10th Percentile £330 £170 £300
90th Percentile £522 £588 £524
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year +11.54% +25.42% -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 76 98 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 11.18% 21.83% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 68 43
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £444 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.41% +0.85% +25.71%
10th Percentile £258 £222 £173
90th Percentile £575 £550 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £413
% change year-on-year +3.23% -6.06% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Lancashire median hourly rate £12.50 £11.72 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -26.75% -61.72%
10th Percentile £10.69 £10.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £14.55 £43.00 £25.00
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.81% - -5.88%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 - 10 £473 -
Preston -2 7 £463 +8.82% 1
Blackburn - 4 £250 - 1
Blackpool - 1 £650 - 1
Firewall
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) SAN
3 12 (54.55%) Security Cleared
4 11 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (50.00%) Linux
4 11 (50.00%) Web Services
5 10 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (36.36%) Unix
6 8 (36.36%) Red Hat
7 7 (31.82%) DMZ
7 7 (31.82%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
7 7 (31.82%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (31.82%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (27.27%) Workshop Facilitation
8 6 (27.27%) Data Flow Diagram
8 6 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (27.27%) Data Privacy
8 6 (27.27%) SDLC
8 6 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (27.27%) Business Transformation
8 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
8 6 (27.27%) Reverse Proxy
8 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (27.27%) Solaris
8 6 (27.27%) SOA
8 6 (27.27%) UML

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 5 (22.73%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (45.45%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) SAN
2 7 (31.82%) DMZ
3 6 (27.27%) Reverse Proxy
4 5 (22.73%) DNS
4 5 (22.73%) VLAN
5 2 (9.09%) VPN
6 1 (4.55%) Internet
6 1 (4.55%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
1 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Architect
2 8 (36.36%) Technical Architect
3 5 (22.73%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) IT Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Storage Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) LDAP
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (31.82%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (27.27%) Replication
3 5 (22.73%) Client/Server
4 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
4 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team
5 1 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Linux
3 10 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (36.36%) Unix
5 6 (27.27%) Solaris
6 5 (22.73%) AIX
6 5 (22.73%) CentOS
6 5 (22.73%) Windows 2000
6 5 (22.73%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 5 (22.73%) Windows NT
7 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
8 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
8 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Problem-Solving
1 7 (31.82%) Technical Architecture
2 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) BPR
2 6 (27.27%) Business Transformation
2 6 (27.27%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (27.27%) Data Flow Diagram
2 6 (27.27%) Data Privacy
2 6 (27.27%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (27.27%) IDEF
2 6 (27.27%) Network Design
2 6 (27.27%) Project Planning
2 6 (27.27%) SDLC
2 6 (27.27%) SOA
2 6 (27.27%) TOGAF
2 6 (27.27%) UML
2 6 (27.27%) Workshop Facilitation
3 5 (22.73%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 4 (18.18%) Python
3 2 (9.09%) C
4 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 11 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) MCSA
3 2 (9.09%) MCSE
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Puppet
2 4 (18.18%) Packer
3 3 (13.64%) SCCM
4 1 (4.55%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 6 (27.27%) VMware
3 5 (22.73%) EMC
3 5 (22.73%) Hitachi
3 5 (22.73%) IBM
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle
3 5 (22.73%) Palo Alto
3 5 (22.73%) Sun
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco
4 2 (9.09%) Juniper
5 1 (4.55%) EnterpriseDB
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) Pega
5 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow