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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 55 73 61
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 105 50 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 3.33% 2.11% 2.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.65% 18.66% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 33 37
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £374 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-4.33% +3.44%
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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
485 268 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.39% 11.31% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 149 168
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 £200 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £385 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 22 13
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.94 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.09% -52.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £10.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.50 £25.00 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 +3 58 £350 +27.27% 31
South Yorkshire -1 31 £275 -8.33% 10
North Yorkshire +2 6 £350 +33.33% 5
East Yorkshire +3 1 £175 -27.08% 4
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 135 (62.50%) Cisco
2 72 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 68 (31.48%) Linux
4 67 (31.02%) Windows
5 58 (26.85%) WAN
6 55 (25.46%) CCNA
7 51 (23.61%) CCNP
8 47 (21.76%) LAN
8 47 (21.76%) VMware
9 46 (21.30%) Microsoft
10 44 (20.37%) Red Hat
11 43 (19.91%) MPLS
12 42 (19.44%) Network Security
13 41 (18.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 39 (18.06%) TCP/IP
14 39 (18.06%) VPN
15 38 (17.59%) ITIL
15 38 (17.59%) F5
16 37 (17.13%) CheckPoint
17 35 (16.20%) UNIX
17 35 (16.20%) Oracle
18 34 (15.74%) Migration
19 33 (15.28%) Internet
20 32 (14.81%) SQL Server
20 32 (14.81%) Load Balancing
21 31 (14.35%) Cisco ASA
21 31 (14.35%) IIS
22 29 (13.43%) SAN
23 28 (12.96%) SQL
23 28 (12.96%) DNS

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 31 (14.35%) IIS
2 22 (10.19%) JBoss
3 18 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 15 (6.94%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (5.09%) Apache
5 11 (5.09%) Tomcat
6 8 (3.70%) Node.js
7 6 (2.78%) MS Exchange
8 5 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.46%) Jetty
10 1 (0.46%) nginx
10 1 (0.46%) Confluence
10 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (5.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 58 (26.85%) WAN
2 47 (21.76%) LAN
3 43 (19.91%) MPLS
4 42 (19.44%) Network Security
5 39 (18.06%) TCP/IP
5 39 (18.06%) VPN
6 33 (15.28%) Internet
7 31 (14.35%) Cisco ASA
8 29 (13.43%) SAN
9 28 (12.96%) DNS
10 26 (12.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 21 (9.72%) Wi-Fi
12 20 (9.26%) SSL
13 18 (8.33%) DMZ
13 18 (8.33%) BGP
13 18 (8.33%) NAS
14 16 (7.41%) VLAN
15 14 (6.48%) Wireless
15 14 (6.48%) VoIP
16 12 (5.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (6.02%) MySQL
4 8 (3.70%) RDBMS
4 8 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.24%) Informix
6 6 (2.78%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (10.65%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.70%) JIRA
3 5 (2.31%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.46%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.46%) Hudson
4 1 (0.46%) Gerrit
4 1 (0.46%) FishEye
4 1 (0.46%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.46%) Gradle
4 1 (0.46%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.46%) Ant
4 1 (0.46%) PVCS
4 1 (0.46%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.46%) JMeter
4 1 (0.46%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.46%) Subversion
4 1 (0.46%) Maven
4 1 (0.46%) Selenium
4 1 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 15 (6.94%) Finance
2 4 (1.85%) Telecoms
2 4 (1.85%) Retail
3 2 (0.93%) Retail Banking
3 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
3 2 (0.93%) Banking
4 1 (0.46%) Advertising
4 1 (0.46%) Games
4 1 (0.46%) Marketing
4 1 (0.46%) Electronics
4 1 (0.46%) Law
4 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 67 (31.02%) Network Engineer
2 21 (9.72%) Migration Engineer
3 17 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (6.48%) Consultant
4 14 (6.48%) Analyst
5 13 (6.02%) Senior Network Engineer
5 13 (6.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 11 (5.09%) Cisco Engineer
6 11 (5.09%) Administrator
7 10 (4.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
8 8 (3.70%) Technical Support
9 7 (3.24%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (3.24%) Test Manager
9 7 (3.24%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.24%) UNIX Engineer
9 7 (3.24%) Senior UNIX Engineer
10 6 (2.78%) Lead Java Developer
10 6 (2.78%) Java Developer
10 6 (2.78%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.11%) .NET
2 19 (8.80%) Web Services
3 12 (5.56%) XML
4 4 (1.85%) WSDL
4 4 (1.85%) SOAP
5 2 (0.93%) Middleware
6 1 (0.46%) LAMP
6 1 (0.46%) Java EE
6 1 (0.46%) jQuery
6 1 (0.46%) HTML
6 1 (0.46%) J2EE
6 1 (0.46%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.57%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (4.17%) Clustering
4 8 (3.70%) Smart Meter
4 8 (3.70%) IBM XIV
5 7 (3.24%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (3.24%) Smartcard
6 6 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.78%) Replication
7 4 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.93%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.46%) DTV
9 1 (0.46%) Tandem
9 1 (0.46%) PKI
9 1 (0.46%) Life Science
9 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.46%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 68 (31.48%) Linux
2 67 (31.02%) Windows
3 41 (18.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 35 (16.20%) UNIX
5 23 (10.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (10.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (8.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (7.87%) Windows 2000 Server
9 16 (7.41%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.85%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.85%) CentOS
11 3 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.39%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.93%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.93%) Solaris
13 1 (0.46%) AIX
13 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (17.59%) ITIL
2 34 (15.74%) Migration
3 32 (14.81%) Load Balancing
4 23 (10.65%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (9.72%) Configuration Management
5 21 (9.72%) Project Management
6 17 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (6.94%) PRINCE2
8 12 (5.56%) Service Delivery
8 12 (5.56%) TDD
8 12 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
9 11 (5.09%) Service Management
9 11 (5.09%) DDoS Mitigation
10 10 (4.63%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (4.63%) Supplier Management
11 9 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (3.70%) Workflow
12 8 (3.70%) Validation
12 8 (3.70%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.96%) SQL
2 18 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 17 (7.87%) Java
3 17 (7.87%) JavaScript
4 16 (7.41%) VB
5 13 (6.02%) PHP
6 7 (3.24%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.39%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.39%) Lisp
7 3 (1.39%) Perl
8 1 (0.46%) C
8 1 (0.46%) C++
8 1 (0.46%) Python
8 1 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 72 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (25.46%) CCNA
3 51 (23.61%) CCNP
4 11 (5.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (4.63%) MCSE
6 9 (4.17%) CCIE
7 8 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (3.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (2.78%) CCDP
9 6 (2.78%) CISSP
10 5 (2.31%) CCSP
11 4 (1.85%) MCITP
12 3 (1.39%) Security Cleared
13 2 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.93%) Degree
13 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.93%) MCTS
13 2 (0.93%) MCSA
13 2 (0.93%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.31%) SLA
2 4 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (12.04%) vSphere
2 21 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (8.80%) Active Directory
4 8 (3.70%) NFS
5 6 (2.78%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.39%) Squid
6 3 (1.39%) vCloud
7 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.93%) Firmware
7 2 (0.93%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.46%) Docker
8 1 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.46%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.46%) XenApp
8 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (7.41%) Puppet
1 16 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (6.94%) SolarWinds Orion
2 15 (6.94%) Ansible
3 11 (5.09%) Salt
4 10 (4.63%) FortiGate
5 9 (4.17%) Graphite
5 9 (4.17%) Opsview
5 9 (4.17%) Nagios
5 9 (4.17%) Foglight
5 9 (4.17%) Cacti
6 7 (3.24%) NetBackup
7 6 (2.78%) SCCM
8 3 (1.39%) OPNET
8 3 (1.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (1.39%) Rsyslog
8 3 (1.39%) vMotion
9 2 (0.93%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.93%) WSUS
10 1 (0.46%) SCOM
Vendors
1 135 (62.50%) Cisco
2 47 (21.76%) VMware
3 46 (21.30%) Microsoft
4 44 (20.37%) Red Hat
5 38 (17.59%) F5
6 37 (17.13%) CheckPoint
7 35 (16.20%) Oracle
8 27 (12.50%) NetApp
9 19 (8.80%) IBM
9 19 (8.80%) HP
10 17 (7.87%) EMC
10 17 (7.87%) SolarWinds
11 9 (4.17%) New Relic
12 8 (3.70%) Juniper
13 7 (3.24%) Veritas
14 6 (2.78%) Citrix
14 6 (2.78%) Blue Coat
14 6 (2.78%) Splunk
14 6 (2.78%) Aruba
15 4 (1.85%) Brocade
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