The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 54 47 55
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 47 36 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.25% 3.16% 2.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.33% 24.16% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 14
Average daily rate £400 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £452 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £337
% change year-on-year
- +11.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +8.82%
Firewall
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
172 149 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.89% 13.08% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 106 63
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.57% +180.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Leeds region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Leeds region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 56 (67.47%) Cisco
2 45 (54.22%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (38.55%) CCNP
4 25 (30.12%) Microsoft
5 22 (26.51%) LAN
6 21 (25.30%) Cisco Nexus
7 20 (24.10%) WAN
7 20 (24.10%) ITIL
8 19 (22.89%) F5
9 18 (21.69%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (21.69%) Windows
10 17 (20.48%) CISSP
10 17 (20.48%) Data Centre
11 16 (19.28%) VMware
11 16 (19.28%) Network Security
12 15 (18.07%) Internet
13 14 (16.87%) CheckPoint
13 14 (16.87%) Security Management
13 14 (16.87%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (16.87%) MCSA
13 14 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (16.87%) PCI DSS
13 14 (16.87%) CEH
14 13 (15.66%) CCNA
14 13 (15.66%) VPN
15 12 (14.46%) Linux
15 12 (14.46%) Ethical Hacking
15 12 (14.46%) Incident Management
15 12 (14.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 12 (14.46%) DDoS Mitigation

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.61%) CloudStack
1 3 (3.61%) JBoss
1 3 (3.61%) OpenStack
1 3 (3.61%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.41%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.20%) IIS
3 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.61%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.41%) Office 365
4 1 (1.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (26.51%) LAN
2 21 (25.30%) Cisco Nexus
3 20 (24.10%) WAN
4 18 (21.69%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (19.28%) Network Security
6 15 (18.07%) Internet
7 13 (15.66%) VPN
8 11 (13.25%) BGP
8 11 (13.25%) Fibre Channel
9 9 (10.84%) OSPF
10 8 (9.64%) DNS
10 8 (9.64%) Ethernet
10 8 (9.64%) MPLS
11 7 (8.43%) FCoE
11 7 (8.43%) HSRP
11 7 (8.43%) VRRP
11 7 (8.43%) Wireless
12 6 (7.23%) EIGRP
13 5 (6.02%) Cisco PIX
14 4 (4.82%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) MySQL
2 3 (3.61%) NoSQL
2 3 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.41%) Informix
3 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.41%) Redis
3 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.20%) OLTP
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.02%) Jenkins
1 5 (6.02%) Sonatype Nexus
1 5 (6.02%) Subversion
2 2 (2.41%) Hudson
2 2 (2.41%) JIRA
2 2 (2.41%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (4.82%) Banking
1 4 (4.82%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Games
3 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (36.14%) Network Engineer
2 15 (18.07%) Security Specialist
3 12 (14.46%) Cisco Engineer
3 12 (14.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 10 (12.05%) Architect
5 8 (9.64%) Applications Architect
6 7 (8.43%) Analyst
6 7 (8.43%) Lead Architect
7 6 (7.23%) Design Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Implementation Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Network Design Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Consultant
8 4 (4.82%) Security Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) AWS Consultant
9 3 (3.61%) Cloud Consultant
9 3 (3.61%) Network Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.05%) Middleware
2 5 (6.02%) ActiveMQ
2 5 (6.02%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (3.61%) Servlets
4 2 (2.41%) .NET
4 2 (2.41%) CSS
5 1 (1.20%) Java EE
5 1 (1.20%) JSON
5 1 (1.20%) REST
5 1 (1.20%) SOAP
5 1 (1.20%) Web Services
5 1 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.20%) WSDL
5 1 (1.20%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.48%) Data Centre
2 12 (14.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (3.61%) Clustering
3 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.61%) PKI
4 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.20%) Life Science
5 1 (1.20%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.20%) NHS
5 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.20%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.20%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.69%) Windows
2 12 (14.46%) Linux
3 5 (6.02%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.82%) Unix
5 3 (3.61%) AIX
5 3 (3.61%) HPUX
5 3 (3.61%) SUSE
5 3 (3.61%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.41%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.10%) ITIL
2 14 (16.87%) Security Management
3 12 (14.46%) DDoS Mitigation
3 12 (14.46%) Ethical Hacking
3 12 (14.46%) Incident Management
4 10 (12.05%) Data Security
5 9 (10.84%) Migration
6 7 (8.43%) Network Design
6 7 (8.43%) WAN Optimisation
7 6 (7.23%) Computer Security
7 6 (7.23%) SIEM
8 5 (6.02%) Load Balancing
9 4 (4.82%) High Availability
10 3 (3.61%) Build Automation
10 3 (3.61%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.61%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (3.61%) Project Management
10 3 (3.61%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (3.61%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.02%) PowerShell
1 5 (6.02%) SQL
2 4 (4.82%) Java
3 3 (3.61%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.61%) Perl
3 3 (3.61%) Ruby
3 3 (3.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (54.22%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (38.55%) CCNP
3 17 (20.48%) CISSP
4 14 (16.87%) CEH
4 14 (16.87%) MCSA
4 14 (16.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (15.66%) CCNA
6 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared
7 10 (12.05%) SC Cleared
8 8 (9.64%) CCIE
9 5 (6.02%) CCDP
10 3 (3.61%) CCSP
10 3 (3.61%) CISA
11 2 (2.41%) CISM
11 2 (2.41%) CREST Certified
11 2 (2.41%) ISEB
11 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
11 2 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (1.20%) SANS
12 1 (1.20%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.87%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.82%) ISO 9000
3 3 (3.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (16.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (9.64%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.82%) VMware ESX
3 4 (4.82%) vSphere
4 3 (3.61%) KVM
4 3 (3.61%) Xen
5 2 (2.41%) Firmware
5 2 (2.41%) vCloud
6 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (3.61%) Cacti
2 3 (3.61%) Graphite
2 3 (3.61%) Nagios
2 3 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.61%) Opsview
2 3 (3.61%) Puppet
3 2 (2.41%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.41%) Nessus
3 2 (2.41%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.20%) SCCM
4 1 (1.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 56 (67.47%) Cisco
2 25 (30.12%) Microsoft
3 19 (22.89%) F5
4 16 (19.28%) VMware
5 14 (16.87%) CheckPoint
6 12 (14.46%) Palo Alto
7 9 (10.84%) HP
8 8 (9.64%) Oracle
8 8 (9.64%) SolarWinds
9 7 (8.43%) Meraki
9 7 (8.43%) Riverbed
10 5 (6.02%) IBM
11 4 (4.82%) Red Hat
12 3 (3.61%) Juniper
12 3 (3.61%) RightScale
13 2 (2.41%) Akamai
13 2 (2.41%) Fortinet
13 2 (2.41%) Sage
13 2 (2.41%) Veritas
14 1 (1.20%) Remedy