Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 88 58
Rank change year-on-year +41 -30 +26
Contract jobs citing Firewall 110 50 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 4.62% 2.24% 3.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 39.86% 20.58% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 26 44
Leeds median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £354 £318 £305
90th Percentile £650 £606 £534
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Leeds median hourly rate - - £25.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -33.04% -5.45% -

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 276 243 348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 11.59% 10.86% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 155 209
Leeds median daily rate £450 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £306 £184 £213
90th Percentile £625 £570 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £401
% change year-on-year +6.25% -0.31% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 13
Leeds median hourly rate £21.25 £20.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +51.85% -32.50%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.69 £10.20
90th Percentile £25.00 £34.60 £22.95
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £14.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year +10.92% -2.07% +3.57%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 47 (42.73%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (39.09%) Cisco
3 32 (29.09%) AWS CloudFormation
4 31 (28.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 31 (28.18%) Amazon RDS
4 31 (28.18%) Auto-Scaling
4 31 (28.18%) AWS Lambda
4 31 (28.18%) Serverless
4 31 (28.18%) Amazon EC2
4 31 (28.18%) Amazon S3
5 30 (27.27%) Linux
6 29 (26.36%) Microsoft
7 26 (23.64%) Microsoft Azure
8 25 (22.73%) Security Cleared
9 24 (21.82%) Terraform
10 23 (20.91%) Degree
10 23 (20.91%) Amazon ELB
11 22 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 22 (20.00%) Windows
12 21 (19.09%) VPN
13 20 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
13 20 (18.18%) Computer Science
13 20 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
14 19 (17.27%) CheckPoint
15 17 (15.45%) Cisco Certification
15 17 (15.45%) Load Balancing
15 17 (15.45%) IaaS
15 17 (15.45%) Splunk
15 17 (15.45%) PaaS
16 16 (14.55%) F5

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 8 (7.27%) Confluence
2 5 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.64%) CloudStack
3 4 (3.64%) JBoss
3 4 (3.64%) OpenStack
3 4 (3.64%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.73%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.73%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.73%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.91%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.73%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 47 (42.73%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (29.09%) AWS CloudFormation
3 31 (28.18%) Amazon EC2
3 31 (28.18%) Amazon S3
3 31 (28.18%) AWS Lambda
3 31 (28.18%) Serverless
3 31 (28.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 26 (23.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (20.91%) Amazon ELB
6 17 (15.45%) IaaS
6 17 (15.45%) PaaS
7 15 (13.64%) SaaS
8 11 (10.00%) Office 365
9 8 (7.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (7.27%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (7.27%) Route 53
10 4 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (2.73%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (19.09%) VPN
2 20 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (14.55%) BGP
3 16 (14.55%) WAN
4 15 (13.64%) DNS
5 14 (12.73%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (12.73%) OSPF
6 12 (10.91%) LAN
6 12 (10.91%) Network Security
7 10 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (9.09%) VoIP
8 9 (8.18%) NX-OS
8 9 (8.18%) TCP/IP
9 8 (7.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (7.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 8 (7.27%) ICMP
10 7 (6.36%) HTTP
10 7 (6.36%) MPLS
10 7 (6.36%) WLAN
11 6 (5.45%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (28.18%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (7.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (2.73%) Couchbase
3 3 (2.73%) CouchDB
3 3 (2.73%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.73%) MySQL
3 3 (2.73%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.91%) Big Data
4 1 (0.91%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (10.00%) JIRA
2 8 (7.27%) GitLab
2 8 (7.27%) Jenkins
2 8 (7.27%) Octopus Deploy
3 7 (6.36%) Metasploit
4 3 (2.73%) JUnit
5 1 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (9.09%) Retail
2 6 (5.45%) Finance
3 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (18.18%) Consultant
1 20 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 14 (12.73%) AWS Consultant
3 13 (11.82%) Architect
4 12 (10.91%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (9.09%) AWS DevOps
6 8 (7.27%) Analyst
6 8 (7.27%) AWS Architect
6 8 (7.27%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 8 (7.27%) AWS Engineer
6 8 (7.27%) Cloud Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (5.45%) Developer
8 6 (5.45%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.55%) Automation Consultant
9 5 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) Security Architect
10 4 (3.64%) Technical Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.91%) Web Services
2 5 (4.55%) .NET
3 3 (2.73%) Grails
3 3 (2.73%) Hibernate
3 3 (2.73%) RESTful
3 3 (2.73%) Spring
4 2 (1.82%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.91%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.91%) JDBC
5 1 (0.91%) Middleware
5 1 (0.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.09%) Public Cloud
2 8 (7.27%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.64%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.73%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (2.73%) PKI
5 3 (2.73%) User Experience
6 2 (1.82%) NHS
7 1 (0.91%) DataPower
7 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (27.27%) Linux
2 22 (20.00%) Windows
3 11 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (7.27%) Windows 10
5 7 (6.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (6.36%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.45%) Unix
7 2 (1.82%) CentOS
8 1 (0.91%) AIX
8 1 (0.91%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (28.18%) Auto-Scaling
2 20 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 17 (15.45%) Load Balancing
4 16 (14.55%) DevOps
5 14 (12.73%) IT Strategy
6 12 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (10.91%) Configuration Management
6 12 (10.91%) SIEM
7 11 (10.00%) Information Security
8 10 (9.09%) Migration
9 8 (7.27%) Coaching
9 8 (7.27%) Mentoring
9 8 (7.27%) Open Source
9 8 (7.27%) Software Delivery
9 8 (7.27%) Systems Engineering
10 7 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (6.36%) Customer Requirements
11 6 (5.45%) Network Architecture
11 6 (5.45%) Network Monitoring
12 5 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.82%) Bash Shell
2 8 (7.27%) SQL
3 6 (5.45%) Python
4 5 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.73%) Groovy
5 3 (2.73%) Java
5 3 (2.73%) Ruby
5 3 (2.73%) Scala
5 3 (2.73%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.82%) Tcl
7 1 (0.91%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 23 (20.91%) Degree
3 22 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 20 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (15.45%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (14.55%) CCNP
7 11 (10.00%) CISSP
8 6 (5.45%) CCIE
8 6 (5.45%) CEH
9 4 (3.64%) CCNA
9 4 (3.64%) CCSA
10 2 (1.82%) CCDP
10 2 (1.82%) CCSE
10 2 (1.82%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (1.82%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (1.82%) MCP
11 1 (0.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.91%) GCED
11 1 (0.91%) MCSA
11 1 (0.91%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.64%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (3.64%) vSphere
3 4 (3.64%) Xen
3 4 (3.64%) XenServer
4 3 (2.73%) Docker
4 3 (2.73%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (21.82%) Terraform
2 12 (10.91%) Ansible
3 8 (7.27%) Nessus
4 7 (6.36%) Nmap
4 7 (6.36%) QRadar
5 6 (5.45%) CSIRT
6 5 (4.55%) ArcSight ESM
6 5 (4.55%) Puppet
7 4 (3.64%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (2.73%) Cobbler
8 3 (2.73%) FortiGate
8 3 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.82%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 43 (39.09%) Cisco
2 29 (26.36%) Microsoft
3 19 (17.27%) CheckPoint
4 17 (15.45%) Splunk
5 16 (14.55%) F5
6 11 (10.00%) VMware
7 9 (8.18%) Fortinet
8 7 (6.36%) Red Hat
9 5 (4.55%) ArcSight
9 5 (4.55%) IBM
10 4 (3.64%) Blue Coat
10 4 (3.64%) Brocade
10 4 (3.64%) Citrix
11 3 (2.73%) Dell
11 3 (2.73%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.73%) Tufin
12 2 (1.82%) Aruba
12 2 (1.82%) IronPort
12 2 (1.82%) Meraki
12 2 (1.82%) SolarWinds