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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 55 50 77
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +27
Contract jobs citing Firewall 18 24 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.81% 2.71% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.74% 20.87% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 3
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£325 £338 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +23.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £274 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £429 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -32.69%
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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
131 115 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.17% 13.01% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 68 74
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £435 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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 22 (62.86%) Cisco
2 15 (42.86%) Windows
3 12 (34.29%) VMware
4 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 10 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (25.71%) MPLS
5 9 (25.71%) VPN
6 8 (22.86%) Citrix
6 8 (22.86%) HP
6 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
7 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 7 (20.00%) Wireless
8 6 (17.14%) Ubuntu
8 6 (17.14%) MySQL
8 6 (17.14%) Oracle
8 6 (17.14%) Apache
8 6 (17.14%) Python
8 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
8 6 (17.14%) CCNA
8 6 (17.14%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (17.14%) NHS
8 6 (17.14%) CentOS
8 6 (17.14%) vSphere
8 6 (17.14%) Splunk
9 5 (14.29%) Puppet
9 5 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (14.29%) Lync
9 5 (14.29%) nginx

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.14%) Apache
3 5 (14.29%) Lync
3 5 (14.29%) nginx
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.86%) IIS
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) MPLS
1 9 (25.71%) VPN
2 7 (20.00%) Wireless
3 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (14.29%) BGP
4 5 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 5 (14.29%) LAN
4 5 (14.29%) WAN
4 5 (14.29%) IPsec
5 4 (11.43%) VPLS
5 4 (11.43%) DNS
5 4 (11.43%) OSPF
5 4 (11.43%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (8.57%) SAN
7 2 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (5.71%) IP Telephony
7 2 (5.71%) WLAN
7 2 (5.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 6 (17.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Architect
2 5 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Design Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (11.43%) IP Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Applications Support
5 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Junior
5 2 (5.71%) Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Project Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) IT Support
6 1 (2.86%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Network Security Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Junior Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) XMPP
2 1 (2.86%) XML
2 1 (2.86%) Spring
2 1 (2.86%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) NHS
2 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.86%) Social Media
4 1 (2.86%) User Experience
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Ubuntu
2 6 (17.14%) CentOS
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.71%) Linux
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.86%) UNIX
5 1 (2.86%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) Master Data Management
1 5 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
1 5 (14.29%) ITIL
1 5 (14.29%) Network Design
1 5 (14.29%) Data Management
1 5 (14.29%) Service Management
2 4 (11.43%) Workflow
3 3 (8.57%) QMS
3 3 (8.57%) Quality Management
4 2 (5.71%) Migration
4 2 (5.71%) TOGAF
4 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.71%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (2.86%) Time Management
5 1 (2.86%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.86%) SIEM
5 1 (2.86%) Change Control
5 1 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.86%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) Python
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.86%) Lisp
3 1 (2.86%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (17.14%) CCNA
3 5 (14.29%) CCNP
4 4 (11.43%) JNCIP
4 4 (11.43%) JNCIE
5 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (8.57%) MCSE
6 2 (5.71%) CCSE
6 2 (5.71%) MCSA
6 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.86%) CCDP
7 1 (2.86%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.86%) CCSP
7 1 (2.86%) MCITP
7 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
2 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (17.14%) vSphere
4 5 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 5 (14.29%) Xen
5 2 (5.71%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.71%) ProxySG
6 1 (2.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Puppet
2 3 (8.57%) SCOM
3 2 (5.71%) SCOrch
3 2 (5.71%) SCCM
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.86%) Hyperic
4 1 (2.86%) OPNET
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) Cisco
2 12 (34.29%) VMware
3 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 8 (22.86%) Citrix
4 8 (22.86%) HP
5 6 (17.14%) Oracle
5 6 (17.14%) Splunk
6 5 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 5 (14.29%) EMC
6 5 (14.29%) Juniper
6 5 (14.29%) NetApp
6 5 (14.29%) IBM
7 3 (8.57%) F5
7 3 (8.57%) Blue Coat
8 2 (5.71%) Dell
9 1 (2.86%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.86%) TippingPoint
9 1 (2.86%) ProCurve
9 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.86%) ArcSight
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