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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 70 59 80
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +21
Contract jobs citing Firewall 47 70 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.99% 3.09% 2.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.91% 23.81% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 20
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£275 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 5
Average hourly rate - £26.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-3.37% -1.11%
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England

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
278 294 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.76% 13.00% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 166 187
Average daily rate £305 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £195 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 30
Average hourly rate £14.50 £36.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.72% +148.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £50.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 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 27 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 25 £275 -21.42% 17
South Yorkshire +13 16 £300 +26.31% 4
North Yorkshire +2 1 £263 -32.25% 2
East Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 59 (56.73%) Cisco
2 39 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 38 (36.54%) Windows
4 37 (35.58%) VMware
5 32 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
5 32 (30.77%) CheckPoint
6 29 (27.88%) Citrix
6 29 (27.88%) Microsoft
7 28 (26.92%) Cisco ASA
8 26 (25.00%) DNS
8 26 (25.00%) Linux
8 26 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 24 (23.08%) ITIL
9 24 (23.08%) CCNP
10 23 (22.12%) HP
10 23 (22.12%) BGP
11 22 (21.15%) OSPF
11 22 (21.15%) Wireless
11 22 (21.15%) Blue Coat
11 22 (21.15%) F5
12 21 (20.19%) CCSE
12 21 (20.19%) Network Security
13 19 (18.27%) Fat Client
13 19 (18.27%) Thin Client
13 19 (18.27%) WAN
13 19 (18.27%) DHCP
13 19 (18.27%) VPN
13 19 (18.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 19 (18.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 19 (18.27%) Imperva

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 11 (10.58%) IIS
1 11 (10.58%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.69%) Apache
2 8 (7.69%) Lync
3 5 (4.81%) nginx
4 4 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.88%) MS Project
3 1 (0.96%) MS Office
3 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
2 28 (26.92%) Cisco ASA
3 26 (25.00%) DNS
4 23 (22.12%) BGP
5 22 (21.15%) Wireless
5 22 (21.15%) OSPF
6 21 (20.19%) Network Security
7 19 (18.27%) VPN
7 19 (18.27%) WAN
7 19 (18.27%) DHCP
7 19 (18.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 19 (18.27%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 18 (17.31%) DMVPN
8 18 (17.31%) LAN
8 18 (17.31%) BIG-IP
8 18 (17.31%) NetScreen
9 16 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (14.42%) Internet
11 13 (12.50%) MPLS
12 12 (11.54%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.42%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.62%) MySQL
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.96%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 7 (6.73%) Finance
2 6 (5.77%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (5.77%) Back Office
3 3 (2.88%) Retail
4 2 (1.92%) Publishing
4 2 (1.92%) Banking
4 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (19.23%) Network Specialist
2 18 (17.31%) Security Specialist
2 18 (17.31%) Network Security Specialist
3 13 (12.50%) Analyst
4 10 (9.62%) Network Engineer
4 10 (9.62%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.73%) Support Technician
5 7 (6.73%) Architect
6 6 (5.77%) Consultant
6 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.81%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.81%) Security Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Network Support
8 4 (3.85%) Design Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.85%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.85%) Applications Support
8 4 (3.85%) IP Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) Senior Technician
9 3 (2.88%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.58%) XML
1 11 (10.58%) .NET
2 8 (7.69%) XMPP
3 4 (3.85%) Middleware
4 2 (1.92%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.92%) Spring
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.96%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.96%) J2EE
5 1 (0.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.27%) Thin Client
1 19 (18.27%) Fat Client
2 13 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.77%) NHS
4 5 (4.81%) CESG
5 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.92%) Clustering
6 2 (1.92%) Open Source
6 2 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.92%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.96%) FMCG
7 1 (0.96%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.96%) Social Media
7 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.96%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.96%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 38 (36.54%) Windows
2 26 (25.00%) Linux
3 8 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (6.73%) Ubuntu
4 7 (6.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.77%) CentOS
5 6 (5.77%) UNIX
6 2 (1.92%) Solaris
6 2 (1.92%) AIX
6 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.92%) Debian
7 1 (0.96%) zOS
7 1 (0.96%) HPUX
7 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.08%) ITIL
2 18 (17.31%) E-Commerce
3 11 (10.58%) Load Balancing
4 9 (8.65%) Data Management
4 9 (8.65%) Service Management
4 9 (8.65%) Master Data Management
5 8 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (7.69%) Migration
6 7 (6.73%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (5.77%) Change Control
7 6 (5.77%) Network Design
8 5 (4.81%) Workflow
8 5 (4.81%) Risk Analysis
8 5 (4.81%) Project Management
8 5 (4.81%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.85%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.85%) Change Management
9 4 (3.85%) Information Security
9 4 (3.85%) TOGAF
10 3 (2.88%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.58%) C
1 11 (10.58%) SQL
2 9 (8.65%) T-SQL
3 7 (6.73%) Python
4 5 (4.81%) LINC
5 4 (3.85%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.88%) Java
7 1 (0.96%) Perl
7 1 (0.96%) PHP
7 1 (0.96%) C++
7 1 (0.96%) Lisp
7 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 39 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (23.08%) CCNP
3 21 (20.19%) CCSE
4 9 (8.65%) CCNA
5 5 (4.81%) CISA
5 5 (4.81%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.81%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.85%) JNCIP
6 4 (3.85%) JNCIE
7 3 (2.88%) MCSE
7 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.92%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.92%) MCSA
9 1 (0.96%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.96%) IBM AIX Certification
9 1 (0.96%) MCITP
9 1 (0.96%) Degree
9 1 (0.96%) CCSA
9 1 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (4.81%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.96%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.96%) COBIT
2 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 26 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (10.58%) Hyper-V
3 9 (8.65%) vSphere
3 9 (8.65%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (7.69%) Xen
5 7 (6.73%) Active Directory
6 4 (3.85%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.92%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.96%) GPFS
8 1 (0.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) Puppet
2 3 (2.88%) SCCM
2 3 (2.88%) SCOM
3 2 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.92%) Hyperic
3 2 (1.92%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.96%) OPNET
Vendors
1 59 (56.73%) Cisco
2 37 (35.58%) VMware
3 32 (30.77%) CheckPoint
4 29 (27.88%) Microsoft
4 29 (27.88%) Citrix
5 23 (22.12%) HP
6 22 (21.15%) Blue Coat
6 22 (21.15%) F5
7 19 (18.27%) Imperva
8 18 (17.31%) Infoblox
9 14 (13.46%) Oracle
10 8 (7.69%) IBM
10 8 (7.69%) Juniper
10 8 (7.69%) NetApp
10 8 (7.69%) EMC
11 7 (6.73%) Splunk
12 6 (5.77%) Dell
13 5 (4.81%) Red Hat
14 4 (3.85%) Nokia
14 4 (3.85%) SonicWALL
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