Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 19 September 2018 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.

Firewall
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 70 46
Rank change year-on-year +7 -24 +10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 91 61 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.61% 2.81% 4.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.08% 21.86% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 32 66
Leeds median daily rate £500 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.05% +5.00% +10.34%
10th Percentile £363 £311 £294
90th Percentile £638 £463 £563
West Yorkshire median daily rate £500 £389 £416
% change year-on-year +28.62% -6.61% +18.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Leeds median hourly rate - £28.27 -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £26.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -33.04% +67.74% -

Firewall is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 267 279 380
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 10.60% 12.84% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 153 238
Leeds median daily rate £463 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% +9.22%
10th Percentile £306 £269 £267
90th Percentile £638 £542 £565
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 12
Leeds median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £11.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +113.31% -37.49%
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.20 £10.20
90th Percentile £25.63 £39.95 £14.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.91 £14.20 £11.88
% change year-on-year +19.05% +19.58% -22.66%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Leeds

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Leeds

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Leeds over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Leeds

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 32 (35.16%) AWS CloudFormation
2 30 (32.97%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (32.97%) Linux
3 24 (26.37%) Microsoft
4 23 (25.27%) Windows
4 23 (25.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 23 (25.27%) Auto-Scaling
4 23 (25.27%) Amazon ELB
4 23 (25.27%) Amazon RDS
4 23 (25.27%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (25.27%) Amazon S3
4 23 (25.27%) AWS Lambda
4 23 (25.27%) Terraform
4 23 (25.27%) Serverless
5 21 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 21 (23.08%) Degree
6 20 (21.98%) Computer Science
6 20 (21.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 19 (20.88%) Cisco
8 18 (19.78%) Microsoft Azure
8 18 (19.78%) Splunk
9 15 (16.48%) Cybersecurity
9 15 (16.48%) Network Security
10 14 (15.38%) SIEM
10 14 (15.38%) VMware
10 14 (15.38%) Information Security
10 14 (15.38%) CISSP
10 14 (15.38%) IT Strategy
11 13 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 13 (14.29%) Nessus

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 9 (9.89%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (5.49%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.40%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.30%) CloudStack
4 3 (3.30%) JBoss
4 3 (3.30%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.30%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.10%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.30%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 32 (35.16%) AWS CloudFormation
2 30 (32.97%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (25.27%) Amazon EC2
3 23 (25.27%) Amazon ELB
3 23 (25.27%) Amazon S3
3 23 (25.27%) AWS Lambda
3 23 (25.27%) Serverless
3 23 (25.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 18 (19.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (6.59%) Office 365
6 1 (1.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.48%) Network Security
2 11 (12.09%) HTTP
3 9 (9.89%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (9.89%) Intrusion Detection
3 9 (9.89%) VPN
4 5 (5.49%) DNS
5 4 (4.40%) BGP
5 4 (4.40%) EIGRP
5 4 (4.40%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (4.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (4.40%) LAN
5 4 (4.40%) Spanning Tree
5 4 (4.40%) WAN
6 3 (3.30%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (3.30%) FTP
6 3 (3.30%) IPsec
6 3 (3.30%) NAS
6 3 (3.30%) SAN
7 2 (2.20%) SSL
7 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.27%) Amazon RDS
2 11 (12.09%) Big Data
2 11 (12.09%) Hadoop
3 6 (6.59%) NoSQL
4 5 (5.49%) Couchbase
4 5 (5.49%) CouchDB
4 5 (5.49%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.49%) MySQL
5 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.10%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (9.89%) Metasploit
2 5 (5.49%) JIRA
2 5 (5.49%) JUnit
General
1 6 (6.59%) Finance
1 6 (6.59%) Retail
2 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (19.78%) Consultant
2 14 (15.38%) Architect
2 14 (15.38%) AWS Consultant
3 13 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (10.99%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (10.99%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.79%) AWS Architect
6 7 (7.69%) Analyst
6 7 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
7 6 (6.59%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.49%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Developer
8 5 (5.49%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.49%) Java Scala Developer
8 5 (5.49%) Network Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) Scala Developer
8 5 (5.49%) Security Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) Security Architect
8 5 (5.49%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.19%) Web Services
2 5 (5.49%) .NET
2 5 (5.49%) Grails
2 5 (5.49%) Hibernate
2 5 (5.49%) RESTful
2 5 (5.49%) Spring
3 2 (2.20%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.10%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.10%) JDBC
4 1 (1.10%) LDAP
4 1 (1.10%) Middleware
4 1 (1.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (21.98%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.59%) Cyberthreat
2 6 (6.59%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.30%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.30%) PKI
4 2 (2.20%) NHS
4 2 (2.20%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.20%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.10%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.10%) DataPower
5 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (32.97%) Linux
2 23 (25.27%) Windows
3 12 (13.19%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.59%) Windows 10
6 5 (5.49%) Unix
6 5 (5.49%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.20%) CentOS
8 1 (1.10%) AIX
8 1 (1.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.27%) Auto-Scaling
2 15 (16.48%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (15.38%) Information Security
3 14 (15.38%) IT Strategy
3 14 (15.38%) SIEM
4 13 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 11 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (9.89%) Information Management
7 7 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
7 7 (7.69%) High Availability
8 6 (6.59%) DevOps
9 5 (5.49%) Pair Programming
9 5 (5.49%) Project Management
9 5 (5.49%) TDD
10 4 (4.40%) Configuration Management
10 4 (4.40%) Service Design
10 4 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (3.30%) Network Segmentation
11 3 (3.30%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.19%) Python
2 10 (10.99%) PowerShell
3 9 (9.89%) SQL
4 5 (5.49%) Groovy
4 5 (5.49%) Java
4 5 (5.49%) Scala
5 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.20%) Ruby
5 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.10%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (23.08%) Degree
1 21 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 20 (21.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (15.38%) CISSP
4 11 (12.09%) SC Cleared
5 9 (9.89%) BC Cleared
6 8 (8.79%) CEH
7 7 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (6.59%) CCNP
9 4 (4.40%) CCNA
10 3 (3.30%) CCSA
11 2 (2.20%) CCDP
11 2 (2.20%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (2.20%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (2.20%) GCED
11 2 (2.20%) GCIA
11 2 (2.20%) GIAC
11 2 (2.20%) GSEC
12 1 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (1.10%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.20%) SLA
3 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.10%) QA
3 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (6.59%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.30%) Docker
3 3 (3.30%) vSphere
3 3 (3.30%) Xen
3 3 (3.30%) XenServer
4 1 (1.10%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (25.27%) Terraform
2 13 (14.29%) Ansible
2 13 (14.29%) Nessus
3 11 (12.09%) Puppet
4 9 (9.89%) CSIRT
4 9 (9.89%) Nmap
5 7 (7.69%) QRadar
6 6 (6.59%) CA Single Sign-On
7 3 (3.30%) FortiGate
8 2 (2.20%) Cobbler
8 2 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (1.10%) SCCM
9 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (1.10%) Tivoli
9 1 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 24 (26.37%) Microsoft
2 19 (20.88%) Cisco
3 18 (19.78%) Splunk
4 14 (15.38%) VMware
5 10 (10.99%) F5
6 9 (9.89%) CA
7 8 (8.79%) CheckPoint
8 7 (7.69%) Red Hat
9 6 (6.59%) Fortinet
10 4 (4.40%) IBM
11 3 (3.30%) Citrix
12 2 (2.20%) CyberArk
12 2 (2.20%) Juniper
12 2 (2.20%) McAfee
12 2 (2.20%) Palo Alto
12 2 (2.20%) Qualys
13 1 (1.10%) Cloudera
13 1 (1.10%) Mercator
13 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds
13 1 (1.10%) Tufin