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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 58 59 75
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +16
Contract jobs citing Firewall 23 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.12% 2.01% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.77% 18.18% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £347
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -17.30%
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
167 99 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.38% 11.05% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 53 53
Average daily rate £325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Average hourly rate £14.87 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 16 (40.00%) Cisco
2 13 (32.50%) Windows
3 11 (27.50%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (22.50%) LAN
5 8 (20.00%) CCNA
5 8 (20.00%) VMware
6 7 (17.50%) WAN
6 7 (17.50%) Network Design
6 7 (17.50%) F5
7 6 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (15.00%) Ethernet
7 6 (15.00%) Apache
7 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (15.00%) VPN
7 6 (15.00%) CCNP
7 6 (15.00%) Citrix
8 5 (12.50%) Juniper
8 5 (12.50%) MPLS
8 5 (12.50%) BGP
8 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
8 5 (12.50%) UNIX
8 5 (12.50%) ITIL
8 5 (12.50%) Imperva
9 4 (10.00%) Bash Shell
9 4 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (10.00%) JNCIP
9 4 (10.00%) JNCIE
9 4 (10.00%) VPLS
9 4 (10.00%) DNS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 6 (15.00%) Apache
2 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.00%) nginx
4 1 (2.50%) IIS
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) LAN
2 7 (17.50%) WAN
3 6 (15.00%) Ethernet
3 6 (15.00%) VPN
3 6 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (12.50%) MPLS
4 5 (12.50%) BGP
5 4 (10.00%) OSPF
5 4 (10.00%) SAN
5 4 (10.00%) DNS
5 4 (10.00%) VPLS
5 4 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (7.50%) Internet
6 3 (7.50%) Wireless
6 3 (7.50%) Network Security
6 3 (7.50%) WLAN
6 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (5.00%) IP Telephony
7 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) Redis
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Subversion
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
1 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Architect
1 7 (17.50%) Network Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Security Specialist
2 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 4 (10.00%) IP Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (10.00%) Design Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Applications Support
4 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Services Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Network Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Service Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Junior
5 2 (5.00%) Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) XML
1 1 (2.50%) LAMP
1 1 (2.50%) Hibernate
1 1 (2.50%) Spring
1 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) NHS
2 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) Clustering
2 1 (2.50%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.50%) Social Media
2 1 (2.50%) User Experience
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (32.50%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) UNIX
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.50%) Linux
4 2 (5.00%) Solaris
4 2 (5.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (5.00%) CentOS
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) Network Design
2 5 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (7.50%) Service Management
3 3 (7.50%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.00%) Workflow
4 2 (5.00%) Migration
4 2 (5.00%) SIEM
4 2 (5.00%) Project Management
4 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.50%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.50%) CMMI
5 1 (2.50%) Change Management
5 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.50%) Release Management
5 1 (2.50%) Security Testing
5 1 (2.50%) Time Management
5 1 (2.50%) QMS
5 1 (2.50%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.00%) Korn
3 2 (5.00%) Python
3 2 (5.00%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.50%) Perl
4 1 (2.50%) Lisp
4 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (20.00%) CCNA
3 6 (15.00%) CCNP
4 4 (10.00%) JNCIP
4 4 (10.00%) JNCIE
5 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (7.50%) MCSE
6 2 (5.00%) MCSA
6 2 (5.00%) CCDP
6 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) MCITP
7 1 (2.50%) CHFI
7 1 (2.50%) CCIE
7 1 (2.50%) CCSP
7 1 (2.50%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.50%) CCSE
7 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.00%) Samba
5 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.50%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.50%) XenServer
5 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.50%) Puppet
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.50%) Hyperic
2 1 (2.50%) OPNET
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Cisco
2 8 (20.00%) VMware
3 7 (17.50%) F5
4 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (15.00%) Citrix
5 5 (12.50%) Juniper
5 5 (12.50%) Imperva
6 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.50%) HP
8 2 (5.00%) Dell
8 2 (5.00%) Oracle
8 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat
8 2 (5.00%) Splunk
9 1 (2.50%) ArcSight
9 1 (2.50%) LogRhythm
9 1 (2.50%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.50%) TippingPoint
9 1 (2.50%) ProCurve
9 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
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