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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 54 52 43
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 31 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.81% 2.80% 2.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.14% 24.55% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 5
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £327 £310
% change year-on-year
+18.50% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -12.08%
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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
140 110 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.70% 11.41% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 72 44
Average daily rate £343 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £110.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -88.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015, 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 37 (52.86%) Cisco
2 17 (24.29%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (24.29%) ITIL
2 17 (24.29%) Windows
2 17 (24.29%) LAN
2 17 (24.29%) CentOS
3 16 (22.86%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (21.43%) UNIX
4 15 (21.43%) CCNA
5 14 (20.00%) SSL
5 14 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 14 (20.00%) Smartcard
5 14 (20.00%) Workflow
6 13 (18.57%) Splunk
7 12 (17.14%) F5
7 12 (17.14%) Linux
8 11 (15.71%) LDAP
8 11 (15.71%) Java
8 11 (15.71%) Active Directory
8 11 (15.71%) CCNP
8 11 (15.71%) Red Hat
9 10 (14.29%) Service Management
9 10 (14.29%) Configuration Management
9 10 (14.29%) VMware
9 10 (14.29%) Imperva
10 9 (12.86%) Jenkins
10 9 (12.86%) Incident Management
10 9 (12.86%) CheckPoint
10 9 (12.86%) WAN
11 8 (11.43%) VPN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 6 (8.57%) Apache ServiceMix
2 5 (7.14%) Apache
3 4 (5.71%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.71%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.86%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 17 (24.29%) LAN
2 16 (22.86%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 14 (20.00%) SSL
4 11 (15.71%) LDAP
5 9 (12.86%) WAN
6 8 (11.43%) VPN
6 8 (11.43%) Network Security
7 7 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (8.57%) MPLS
8 6 (8.57%) HTTPS
9 5 (7.14%) BGP
9 5 (7.14%) EIGRP
9 5 (7.14%) DNS
10 4 (5.71%) SAN
10 4 (5.71%) OSPF
11 3 (4.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 2 (2.86%) HSRP
12 2 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 2 (2.86%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (8.57%) Pentaho
2 6 (8.57%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.43%) Redis
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (12.86%) Jenkins
2 8 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.43%) Subversion
3 6 (8.57%) JUnit
3 6 (8.57%) JMeter
3 6 (8.57%) QUnit
4 1 (1.43%) Selenium
General
1 2 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (1.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (18.57%) Network Engineer
2 8 (11.43%) Security Specialist
3 7 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 6 (8.57%) Senior Developer
4 6 (8.57%) Technical Support
4 6 (8.57%) Developer
5 5 (7.14%) Analyst
5 5 (7.14%) Architect
6 3 (4.29%) Consultant
6 3 (4.29%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) UNIX Administrator
7 2 (2.86%) IT Security Consultant
7 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (2.86%) Security Architect
7 2 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.86%) Support Technician
7 2 (2.86%) Java Developer
7 2 (2.86%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.86%) IT Consultant
7 2 (2.86%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.57%) J2EE
1 6 (8.57%) XML
1 6 (8.57%) Hibernate
1 6 (8.57%) ActiveMQ
1 6 (8.57%) JRules
1 6 (8.57%) Ajax
1 6 (8.57%) JSON
1 6 (8.57%) jQuery
1 6 (8.57%) JPA
1 6 (8.57%) Drools
1 6 (8.57%) REST
1 6 (8.57%) Mustache
1 6 (8.57%) Apache Camel
2 3 (4.29%) Regular Expression
3 2 (2.86%) WebCenter
3 2 (2.86%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.86%) Middleware
3 2 (2.86%) LAMP
3 2 (2.86%) CSS
3 2 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.00%) Smartcard
2 6 (8.57%) PKI
3 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.86%) CCTV
4 2 (2.86%) NHS
5 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.43%) IBM XIV
5 1 (1.43%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.43%) Symmetrix
5 1 (1.43%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.29%) Windows
1 17 (24.29%) CentOS
2 15 (21.43%) UNIX
3 12 (17.14%) Linux
4 8 (11.43%) Ubuntu
5 6 (8.57%) Android
5 6 (8.57%) Apple iOS
5 6 (8.57%) Windows Phone
6 5 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (5.71%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.86%) HPUX
8 2 (2.86%) Solaris
8 2 (2.86%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.29%) ITIL
2 14 (20.00%) Workflow
3 10 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 10 (14.29%) Service Management
4 9 (12.86%) Incident Management
5 8 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (10.00%) TDD
6 7 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (8.57%) Load Balancing
7 6 (8.57%) MVC
7 6 (8.57%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (8.57%) Network Design
8 5 (7.14%) Project Management
9 4 (5.71%) E-Commerce
9 4 (5.71%) Information Security
10 3 (4.29%) Time Management
10 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2
11 2 (2.86%) BCP
11 2 (2.86%) TOGAF
11 2 (2.86%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.71%) Java
2 7 (10.00%) PHP
2 7 (10.00%) SQL
3 6 (8.57%) Python
3 6 (8.57%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.57%) C#
4 4 (5.71%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.29%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.86%) Korn
6 2 (2.86%) C
7 1 (1.43%) Perl
7 1 (1.43%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 17 (24.29%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (21.43%) CCNA
3 11 (15.71%) CCNP
4 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (8.57%) CCDP
6 5 (7.14%) CCSA
6 5 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 4 (5.71%) CISSP
8 3 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.86%) GIAC
9 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.86%) CCSE
9 2 (2.86%) CEH
9 2 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.86%) CHFI
9 2 (2.86%) CCDA
9 2 (2.86%) CCSP
9 2 (2.86%) MCSE
9 2 (2.86%) MCSA
9 2 (2.86%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.29%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.29%) HIPAA
2 3 (4.29%) SLA
2 3 (4.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 11 (15.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.71%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.86%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.86%) Samba
5 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) OpenIDM
2 3 (4.29%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.86%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.86%) Puppet
4 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.43%) Ansible
4 1 (1.43%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.43%) OPNET
Vendors
1 37 (52.86%) Cisco
2 13 (18.57%) Splunk
3 12 (17.14%) F5
4 11 (15.71%) Red Hat
5 10 (14.29%) VMware
5 10 (14.29%) Imperva
6 9 (12.86%) CheckPoint
7 7 (10.00%) Oracle
8 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
8 3 (4.29%) Remedy
9 2 (2.86%) Syncsort
9 2 (2.86%) HP
9 2 (2.86%) NetApp
10 1 (1.43%) IBM
10 1 (1.43%) EMC
10 1 (1.43%) BMC
10 1 (1.43%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.43%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.43%) TippingPoint
10 1 (1.43%) McAfee
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