The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
West Yorkshire / Bradford
Rank 14 24 32
Rank change year-on-year +10 +8  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 7 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bradford 6.73% 1.33% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.82% 16.67% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £24.13
% change year-on-year -4.76% -12.95%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bradford with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bradford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 22 12 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bradford 21.15% 8.00% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 19
Median daily rate £375 £400 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +56.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £590 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £17.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Bradford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bradford citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Bradford

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Bradford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Bradford

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Bradford

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bradford region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) IIS
2 5 (62.50%) SMTP
2 5 (62.50%) DHCP
2 5 (62.50%) FTP
2 5 (62.50%) HTTP
2 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 5 (62.50%) HTTPS
2 5 (62.50%) SSL
2 5 (62.50%) Telnet
2 5 (62.50%) Project Management
2 5 (62.50%) Incident Management
2 5 (62.50%) Load Balancing
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (62.50%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (62.50%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (62.50%) DevOps
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Delivery
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (62.50%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) DHCP
1 5 (62.50%) DNS
1 5 (62.50%) FTP
1 5 (62.50%) HTTP
1 5 (62.50%) HTTPS
1 5 (62.50%) SMTP
1 5 (62.50%) SSL
1 5 (62.50%) Telnet
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco ISE
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (37.50%) NetScaler
2 3 (37.50%) Wireless
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (50.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
2 1 (12.50%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Implementation Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Delivery
2 5 (62.50%) DevOps
2 5 (62.50%) Incident Management
2 5 (62.50%) Load Balancing
2 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Network Load Balancing
3 3 (37.50%) Release Management
4 1 (12.50%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCNA
2 3 (37.50%) MCSE
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Brocade
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) Splunk