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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 57 64 52
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 33 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.80% 1.87% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.88% 16.95% 16.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £368 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.83% +13.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £264 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £378 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £311
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -4.76%
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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
166 118 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.10% 11.05% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 80 47
Average daily rate £318 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £225 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £398 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 12
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.37% -59.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -7.48%

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 38 (49.35%) Cisco
2 18 (23.38%) Java
2 18 (23.38%) Windows
3 17 (22.08%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (22.08%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (22.08%) CentOS
3 17 (22.08%) Jenkins
4 16 (20.78%) CCNA
4 16 (20.78%) LAN
4 16 (20.78%) ITIL
4 16 (20.78%) Configuration Management
5 15 (19.48%) UNIX
5 15 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (18.18%) TDD
6 14 (18.18%) Oracle
6 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 14 (18.18%) SSL
6 14 (18.18%) Smartcard
6 14 (18.18%) Workflow
7 13 (16.88%) Linux
7 13 (16.88%) Splunk
8 12 (15.58%) F5
8 12 (15.58%) CCNP
8 12 (15.58%) Red Hat
9 11 (14.29%) Active Directory
9 11 (14.29%) LDAP
9 11 (14.29%) VMware
10 10 (12.99%) Service Management
11 9 (11.69%) Puppet

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (7.79%) Apache ServiceMix
1 6 (7.79%) Apache
2 5 (6.49%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.19%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.60%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.30%) Node.js
5 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.08%) Cisco ASA
2 16 (20.78%) LAN
3 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 14 (18.18%) SSL
4 11 (14.29%) LDAP
5 9 (11.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (10.39%) WAN
7 7 (9.09%) VPN
7 7 (9.09%) MPLS
7 7 (9.09%) Network Security
8 6 (7.79%) EIGRP
8 6 (7.79%) BGP
8 6 (7.79%) HTTPS
9 5 (6.49%) SAN
9 5 (6.49%) DNS
10 4 (5.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (5.19%) OSPF
11 3 (3.90%) WLAN
12 2 (2.60%) VPLS
12 2 (2.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (7.79%) Pentaho
2 6 (7.79%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.30%) Informix
5 1 (1.30%) MySQL
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.30%) Redis
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (22.08%) Jenkins
2 8 (10.39%) Subversion
2 8 (10.39%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.79%) QUnit
3 6 (7.79%) JMeter
3 6 (7.79%) JUnit
4 1 (1.30%) Selenium
4 1 (1.30%) JIRA
General
1 2 (2.60%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 9 (11.69%) Developer
3 7 (9.09%) Security Specialist
4 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 6 (7.79%) Senior Developer
4 6 (7.79%) Technical Support
5 5 (6.49%) Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.19%) Architect
7 3 (3.90%) Consultant
7 3 (3.90%) Lead Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Designer
7 3 (3.90%) Lead Java Developer
8 2 (2.60%) Firewall Support
8 2 (2.60%) Information Security Officer
8 2 (2.60%) IT Security Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Technical Manager
8 2 (2.60%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (2.60%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) JPA
1 6 (7.79%) Drools
1 6 (7.79%) jQuery
1 6 (7.79%) JSON
1 6 (7.79%) ActiveMQ
1 6 (7.79%) Ajax
1 6 (7.79%) JRules
1 6 (7.79%) REST
1 6 (7.79%) Apache Camel
1 6 (7.79%) Mustache
1 6 (7.79%) Hibernate
1 6 (7.79%) J2EE
1 6 (7.79%) XML
2 3 (3.90%) Regular Expression
3 2 (2.60%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.60%) WebCenter
3 2 (2.60%) LAMP
3 2 (2.60%) Middleware
3 2 (2.60%) CSS
3 2 (2.60%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.18%) Smartcard
2 6 (7.79%) PKI
3 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.60%) CCTV
4 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.60%) IBM XIV
4 2 (2.60%) NHS
5 1 (1.30%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.30%) Symmetrix
5 1 (1.30%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.38%) Windows
2 17 (22.08%) CentOS
3 15 (19.48%) UNIX
4 13 (16.88%) Linux
5 8 (10.39%) Ubuntu
6 6 (7.79%) Android
6 6 (7.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (7.79%) Apple iOS
6 6 (7.79%) Windows Phone
7 4 (5.19%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.60%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.60%) HPUX
8 2 (2.60%) Solaris
9 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.78%) ITIL
1 16 (20.78%) Configuration Management
2 15 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (18.18%) TDD
3 14 (18.18%) Workflow
4 10 (12.99%) Service Management
5 9 (11.69%) Incident Management
6 7 (9.09%) Load Balancing
7 6 (7.79%) Network Design
7 6 (7.79%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (7.79%) MVC
8 5 (6.49%) Project Management
9 4 (5.19%) Information Security
9 4 (5.19%) E-Commerce
10 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2
10 3 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (3.90%) Time Management
11 2 (2.60%) Ethical Hacking
11 2 (2.60%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.38%) Java
2 8 (10.39%) PHP
3 7 (9.09%) SQL
4 6 (7.79%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.79%) C#
4 6 (7.79%) Python
5 4 (5.19%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.60%) Korn
7 2 (2.60%) C
7 2 (2.60%) Lisp
8 1 (1.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (22.08%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (20.78%) CCNA
3 12 (15.58%) CCNP
4 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 6 (7.79%) CCDP
6 5 (6.49%) CCSA
6 5 (6.49%) SC Cleared
7 4 (5.19%) CISSP
8 3 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.60%) CEH
9 2 (2.60%) CCSE
9 2 (2.60%) CHFI
9 2 (2.60%) VCAP
9 2 (2.60%) VCP5
9 2 (2.60%) GIAC
9 2 (2.60%) MCSE
9 2 (2.60%) MCSA
9 2 (2.60%) CCDA
9 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.90%) HIPAA
3 2 (2.60%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (2.60%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.19%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.60%) Samba
4 2 (2.60%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.60%) iptables
5 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) Puppet
2 8 (10.39%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (10.39%) Ansible
3 6 (7.79%) OpenIDM
4 3 (3.90%) Tivoli
4 3 (3.90%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (2.60%) OPNET
6 1 (1.30%) Nagios
6 1 (1.30%) Graphite
6 1 (1.30%) Opsview
6 1 (1.30%) Salt
6 1 (1.30%) Cacti
6 1 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 38 (49.35%) Cisco
2 14 (18.18%) Oracle
3 13 (16.88%) Splunk
4 12 (15.58%) F5
4 12 (15.58%) Red Hat
5 11 (14.29%) VMware
6 9 (11.69%) Imperva
7 8 (10.39%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.90%) HP
8 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.90%) Remedy
9 2 (2.60%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.60%) TippingPoint
9 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.60%) Syncsort
9 2 (2.60%) IBM
9 2 (2.60%) BMC
9 2 (2.60%) NetApp
10 1 (1.30%) Veritas
10 1 (1.30%) EMC
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