The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 70 66 83
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +17
Contract jobs citing Firewall 51 60 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.10% 2.78% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.75% 22.99% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 34 20
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£294 £363 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £262 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £432 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +17.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.36 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+43.98% -33.22%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
272 261 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.22% 12.10% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 147 164
Average daily rate £305 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £435 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 31
Average hourly rate £12.62 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.96% -12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.38 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.54 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -15 26 £325 -8.77% 19
South Yorkshire +13 16 £294 -2.08% 6
East Yorkshire - 3 £240 - 3
North Yorkshire -3 2 £332 -14.45% 1
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Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 (56.57%) Cisco
2 37 (37.37%) Windows
3 36 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (29.29%) VMware
5 28 (28.28%) Microsoft
6 27 (27.27%) CheckPoint
6 27 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
7 25 (25.25%) Cisco ASA
8 23 (23.23%) Citrix
8 23 (23.23%) ITIL
9 22 (22.22%) DNS
10 21 (21.21%) Linux
10 21 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (20.20%) CCNP
12 19 (19.19%) WAN
12 19 (19.19%) Network Security
12 19 (19.19%) Wireless
12 19 (19.19%) Blue Coat
13 18 (18.18%) HP
13 18 (18.18%) BGP
14 17 (17.17%) OSPF
14 17 (17.17%) LAN
14 17 (17.17%) Wi-Fi
14 17 (17.17%) F5
15 16 (16.16%) CCSE
15 16 (16.16%) VPN
16 15 (15.15%) Internet
17 14 (14.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 14 (14.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 14 (14.14%) Imperva

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 11 (11.11%) IIS
2 10 (10.10%) Apache
2 10 (10.10%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.05%) nginx
3 5 (5.05%) Lync
4 4 (4.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.03%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.03%) MS Project
3 2 (2.02%) MS Office
4 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (27.27%) Cisco IOS
2 25 (25.25%) Cisco ASA
3 22 (22.22%) DNS
4 19 (19.19%) WAN
4 19 (19.19%) Network Security
4 19 (19.19%) Wireless
5 18 (18.18%) BGP
6 17 (17.17%) OSPF
6 17 (17.17%) Wi-Fi
6 17 (17.17%) LAN
7 16 (16.16%) VPN
8 15 (15.15%) Internet
9 14 (14.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 14 (14.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 13 (13.13%) DMVPN
10 13 (13.13%) DHCP
10 13 (13.13%) IP Telephony
10 13 (13.13%) BIG-IP
10 13 (13.13%) NetScreen
11 10 (10.10%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.07%) MySQL
3 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) JIRA
2 1 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (7.07%) Finance
2 6 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (6.06%) Back Office
3 3 (3.03%) Retail
4 2 (2.02%) Publishing
4 2 (2.02%) Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.01%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (15.15%) Network Specialist
2 13 (13.13%) Network Security Specialist
2 13 (13.13%) Security Specialist
2 13 (13.13%) Analyst
3 11 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 10 (10.10%) Network Engineer
5 8 (8.08%) Architect
6 7 (7.07%) Support Technician
7 6 (6.06%) Consultant
8 5 (5.05%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.05%) Security Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Design Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.04%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Applications Support
9 4 (4.04%) Network Support
9 4 (4.04%) IP Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Senior Technician
10 3 (3.03%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.11%) XML
1 11 (11.11%) .NET
2 5 (5.05%) XMPP
3 2 (2.02%) Middleware
3 2 (2.02%) Hibernate
3 2 (2.02%) Spring
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.01%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.01%) J2EE
4 1 (1.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.13%) Thin Client
1 13 (13.13%) Blackberry
1 13 (13.13%) Fat Client
2 11 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.06%) NHS
4 5 (5.05%) CESG
4 5 (5.05%) User Experience
5 3 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.02%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.01%) FMCG
7 1 (1.01%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.01%) Social Media
7 1 (1.01%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.01%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.01%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 37 (37.37%) Windows
2 21 (21.21%) Linux
3 9 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (7.07%) Ubuntu
5 6 (6.06%) CentOS
6 4 (4.04%) UNIX
7 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.02%) Debian
9 1 (1.01%) Fedora
9 1 (1.01%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.01%) zOS
9 1 (1.01%) HPUX
9 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.23%) ITIL
2 13 (13.13%) E-Commerce
3 9 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 9 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (8.08%) Migration
5 7 (7.07%) Service Management
6 6 (6.06%) Data Management
6 6 (6.06%) Network Design
6 6 (6.06%) Master Data Management
6 6 (6.06%) Change Control
7 5 (5.05%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (5.05%) Line Management
7 5 (5.05%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (5.05%) Project Management
7 5 (5.05%) Change Management
7 5 (5.05%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.04%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.04%) Information Security
8 4 (4.04%) Workflow
8 4 (4.04%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.10%) SQL
2 9 (9.09%) T-SQL
2 9 (9.09%) C
3 7 (7.07%) Python
4 6 (6.06%) Shell Script
5 5 (5.05%) LINC
6 3 (3.03%) C++
6 3 (3.03%) Java
6 3 (3.03%) Perl
6 3 (3.03%) PHP
7 1 (1.01%) Lisp
7 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 36 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (20.20%) CCNP
3 16 (16.16%) CCSE
4 10 (10.10%) CCNA
5 6 (6.06%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.06%) Security Cleared
6 5 (5.05%) CISA
7 4 (4.04%) JNCIP
7 4 (4.04%) JNCIE
8 3 (3.03%) MCSE
8 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.02%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (2.02%) MCSA
10 1 (1.01%) CCSP
10 1 (1.01%) CCDP
10 1 (1.01%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.01%) MCITP
10 1 (1.01%) CCSA
10 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) PCI DSS
2 5 (5.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.02%) SLA
4 1 (1.01%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.01%) COBIT
4 1 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 21 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 8 (8.08%) Hyper-V
4 7 (7.07%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (6.06%) vSphere
6 5 (5.05%) Xen
7 4 (4.04%) VMware ESX
8 2 (2.02%) ProxySG
8 2 (2.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.01%) XenServer
9 1 (1.01%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) Puppet
2 4 (4.04%) SCCM
3 3 (3.03%) SCOM
3 3 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.02%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.02%) Hyperic
4 2 (2.02%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.01%) OPNET
5 1 (1.01%) Nagios
5 1 (1.01%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 56 (56.57%) Cisco
2 29 (29.29%) VMware
3 28 (28.28%) Microsoft
4 27 (27.27%) CheckPoint
5 23 (23.23%) Citrix
6 19 (19.19%) Blue Coat
7 18 (18.18%) HP
8 17 (17.17%) F5
9 14 (14.14%) Imperva
10 13 (13.13%) Infoblox
11 10 (10.10%) Oracle
11 10 (10.10%) Juniper
12 7 (7.07%) Dell
12 7 (7.07%) Splunk
13 6 (6.06%) EMC
14 5 (5.05%) IBM
14 5 (5.05%) NetApp
15 4 (4.04%) Nokia
15 4 (4.04%) Red Hat
15 4 (4.04%) SonicWALL
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