The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
West Yorkshire / Halifax
Rank 14 15 21
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 5.41% 6.45% 2.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.33% 66.67% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Median daily rate £388 £459 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.53% +6.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.44 £20.63 £27.50
% change year-on-year -5.75% -25.00%  

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 Halifax with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 12 9 17
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 16.22% 9.68% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 11
Median daily rate £338 £475 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.94% +72.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £443 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £442
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £11.25 £9.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax 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 Halifax

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Halifax

Firewall
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 27 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 Halifax region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) CCNA
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) CCSA
3 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) Change Management
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (40.00%) F5
4 2 (40.00%) Banking
5 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
5 1 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (20.00%) Riverbed
5 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (20.00%) CCNP
5 1 (20.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (20.00%) Unix
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) WLAN
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Senior Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Senior Technical Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Technical Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IP Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Cisco Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNA
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCSA
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) F5
4 1 (20.00%) Intel Security
4 1 (20.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (20.00%) Riverbed