The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Yorkshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 63 46 69
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +23
Contract jobs citing Firewall 52 74 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.24% 3.53% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.93% 25.00% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 39 20
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £223 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 8
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-8.79% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
290 296 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.48% 14.13% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 150 191
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £384 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 42
Average hourly rate £15.75 £30.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.50% +106.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.34 £13.98 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Firewall
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -22 27 £275 -15.38% 33
South Yorkshire +9 13 £275 +10.00% 12
North Yorkshire -4 8 £394 +8.68% 3
East Yorkshire - - - - 2
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England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 63 (64.29%) Cisco
2 42 (42.86%) Windows
3 38 (38.78%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (37.76%) VMware
5 34 (34.69%) CheckPoint
6 31 (31.63%) Cisco IOS
7 29 (29.59%) Cisco ASA
7 29 (29.59%) Citrix
8 27 (27.55%) Microsoft
8 27 (27.55%) Linux
8 27 (27.55%) VMware Infrastructure
9 25 (25.51%) CCNP
10 24 (24.49%) HP
11 23 (23.47%) DNS
11 23 (23.47%) LAN
11 23 (23.47%) WAN
12 22 (22.45%) ITIL
12 22 (22.45%) Blue Coat
12 22 (22.45%) CCSE
12 22 (22.45%) F5
13 21 (21.43%) Wireless
13 21 (21.43%) BGP
14 20 (20.41%) OSPF
14 20 (20.41%) Thin Client
14 20 (20.41%) DHCP
14 20 (20.41%) VPN
14 20 (20.41%) Fat Client
14 20 (20.41%) Network Security
14 20 (20.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 20 (20.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 16 (16.33%) IIS
2 15 (15.31%) MS Exchange
3 8 (8.16%) Lync
4 7 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 7 (7.14%) Apache
5 5 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (5.10%) nginx
6 4 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.02%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (6.12%) MS Excel
1 6 (6.12%) MS Office
2 3 (3.06%) MS Project
3 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (31.63%) Cisco IOS
2 29 (29.59%) Cisco ASA
3 23 (23.47%) DNS
3 23 (23.47%) LAN
3 23 (23.47%) WAN
4 21 (21.43%) Wireless
4 21 (21.43%) BGP
5 20 (20.41%) OSPF
5 20 (20.41%) DHCP
5 20 (20.41%) VPN
5 20 (20.41%) Network Security
5 20 (20.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 20 (20.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 19 (19.39%) DMVPN
6 19 (19.39%) BIG-IP
6 19 (19.39%) NetScreen
7 16 (16.33%) TCP/IP
8 15 (15.31%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (12.24%) Internet
10 11 (11.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.20%) MySQL
3 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.02%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 7 (7.14%) Finance
2 6 (6.12%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (4.08%) Back Office
4 3 (3.06%) Banking
4 3 (3.06%) Retail
5 2 (2.04%) Publishing
6 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (21.43%) Network Specialist
2 19 (19.39%) Security Specialist
2 19 (19.39%) Network Security Specialist
3 11 (11.22%) Analyst
4 10 (10.20%) Network Engineer
4 10 (10.20%) Support Engineer
5 6 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.10%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.10%) Support Technician
7 4 (4.08%) Network Support
7 4 (4.08%) Architect
7 4 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.08%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.08%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.06%) Junior
8 3 (3.06%) Tester
8 3 (3.06%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (3.06%) Project Engineer
8 3 (3.06%) Senior Technician
9 2 (2.04%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.33%) XML
1 16 (16.33%) .NET
2 8 (8.16%) XMPP
3 5 (5.10%) HTML
4 4 (4.08%) Middleware
5 2 (2.04%) Spring
5 2 (2.04%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.02%) Web Services
6 1 (1.02%) J2EE
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.02%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.41%) Thin Client
1 20 (20.41%) Fat Client
2 11 (11.22%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.12%) NHS
4 5 (5.10%) CESG
5 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.04%) Open Source
6 2 (2.04%) Clustering
6 2 (2.04%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.02%) HACMP
7 1 (1.02%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.02%) FMCG
7 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.02%) Statistics
7 1 (1.02%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.02%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (42.86%) Windows
2 27 (27.55%) Linux
3 13 (13.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.14%) Ubuntu
4 7 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.12%) CentOS
5 6 (6.12%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.12%) UNIX
6 4 (4.08%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.04%) Debian
7 2 (2.04%) Solaris
7 2 (2.04%) AIX
8 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.02%) zOS
8 1 (1.02%) HPUX
8 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.45%) ITIL
2 19 (19.39%) E-Commerce
3 12 (12.24%) Load Balancing
4 9 (9.18%) Service Management
4 9 (9.18%) Data Management
4 9 (9.18%) Master Data Management
5 8 (8.16%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (8.16%) Migration
6 7 (7.14%) Project Management
7 6 (6.12%) Change Control
8 5 (5.10%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.10%) Workflow
8 5 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.10%) Scrum
9 4 (4.08%) TOGAF
9 4 (4.08%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.08%) Change Management
10 3 (3.06%) Quality Management
10 3 (3.06%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.06%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.33%) SQL
2 12 (12.24%) C
3 9 (9.18%) T-SQL
4 7 (7.14%) Python
5 3 (3.06%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.06%) Java
6 1 (1.02%) Lisp
6 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (38.78%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (25.51%) CCNP
3 22 (22.45%) CCSE
4 9 (9.18%) CCNA
5 4 (4.08%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.08%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.06%) MCSE
7 2 (2.04%) MCSA
7 2 (2.04%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.02%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.02%) IBM AIX Certification
8 1 (1.02%) Degree
8 1 (1.02%) MCITP
8 1 (1.02%) CCSA
8 1 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.02%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.02%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) SLA
1 1 (1.02%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.02%) QA
1 1 (1.02%) COBIT
1 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (27.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (11.22%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.22%) Hyper-V
3 9 (9.18%) vSphere
4 8 (8.16%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (8.16%) Xen
5 4 (4.08%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.04%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.02%) XenServer
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.02%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) Puppet
2 3 (3.06%) SCCM
2 3 (3.06%) SCOM
3 2 (2.04%) Hyperic
3 2 (2.04%) SCOrch
3 2 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.02%) OPNET
4 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 63 (64.29%) Cisco
2 37 (37.76%) VMware
3 34 (34.69%) CheckPoint
4 29 (29.59%) Citrix
5 27 (27.55%) Microsoft
6 24 (24.49%) HP
7 22 (22.45%) Blue Coat
7 22 (22.45%) F5
8 19 (19.39%) Infoblox
8 19 (19.39%) Imperva
9 14 (14.29%) Oracle
10 8 (8.16%) EMC
10 8 (8.16%) IBM
10 8 (8.16%) NetApp
11 7 (7.14%) Splunk
12 6 (6.12%) Dell
13 5 (5.10%) Red Hat
14 4 (4.08%) SonicWALL
14 4 (4.08%) Juniper
14 4 (4.08%) Nokia
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