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 3 months to 27 June 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.

Firewall
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 39 53
Rank change year-on-year -11 +14  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 42 76 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 3.81% 5.07% 3.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.79% 35.35% 24.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 39 34
Median daily rate £420 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £310 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.27 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £33.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year - +45.05%  

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 Leeds with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 141 215 223
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 12.79% 14.35% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 138 141
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £531 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
Median hourly rate £25.00 £10.20 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.09% -54.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.20 £13.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.27 £13.21 £117.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 27 June 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 28 (41.18%) Cisco
1 28 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 22 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (26.47%) Data Centre
5 17 (25.00%) Windows
6 16 (23.53%) SQL
7 15 (22.06%) CCNP
7 15 (22.06%) VMware
8 14 (20.59%) Internet
8 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (20.59%) F5
9 13 (19.12%) Migration
9 13 (19.12%) Active Directory
10 12 (17.65%) LAN
10 12 (17.65%) Java
10 12 (17.65%) Fortinet
11 11 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (16.18%) BGP
11 11 (16.18%) EIGRP
11 11 (16.18%) Finance
11 11 (16.18%) HTML
11 11 (16.18%) HP
12 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Excel
12 10 (14.71%) MS Visio
12 10 (14.71%) VPN
12 10 (14.71%) DNS
12 10 (14.71%) JavaScript
12 10 (14.71%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (14.71%) TDD

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 6 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.35%) IIS
3 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (14.71%) MS Visio
2 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (10.29%) Office 365
3 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.47%) Akamai
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.47%) IaaS
4 1 (1.47%) PaaS
4 1 (1.47%) SaaS
4 1 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
2 14 (20.59%) Internet
3 12 (17.65%) LAN
4 11 (16.18%) BGP
4 11 (16.18%) EIGRP
5 10 (14.71%) Cisco IOS
5 10 (14.71%) DNS
5 10 (14.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 10 (14.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 10 (14.71%) VPN
6 8 (11.76%) WAN
6 8 (11.76%) WLAN
7 7 (10.29%) DMVPN
7 7 (10.29%) IOS XR
7 7 (10.29%) Network Security
7 7 (10.29%) VLAN
7 7 (10.29%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (8.82%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (7.35%) DHCP
9 5 (7.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.82%) CouchDB
2 6 (8.82%) MySQL
3 5 (7.35%) Couchbase
3 5 (7.35%) MongoDB
3 5 (7.35%) MS Access
3 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.47%) Big Data
4 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) JIRA
2 5 (7.35%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.47%) GitLab
3 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.47%) JUnit
3 1 (1.47%) Maven
General
1 11 (16.18%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Marketing
3 2 (2.94%) Electronics
3 2 (2.94%) Law
3 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 16 (23.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 12 (17.65%) Developer
4 10 (14.71%) Network Engineer
5 9 (13.24%) Java Developer
6 6 (8.82%) Security Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Security Specialist
7 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Consultant
8 4 (5.88%) Information Security Specialist
8 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (5.88%) Project Leader
8 4 (5.88%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.88%) Security Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.18%) HTML
2 9 (13.24%) Hibernate
2 9 (13.24%) Spring
3 8 (11.76%) .NET
4 6 (8.82%) Grails
5 5 (7.35%) .NET Framework
5 5 (7.35%) jQuery
5 5 (7.35%) XML
6 3 (4.41%) J2EE
6 3 (4.41%) REST
6 3 (4.41%) SOAP
7 2 (2.94%) CSS
8 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.47%) Middleware
8 1 (1.47%) RESTful
8 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.47%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.29%) DataPower
2 7 (10.29%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.35%) Replication
4 4 (5.88%) Client/Server
4 4 (5.88%) Private Cloud
4 4 (5.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 3 (4.41%) User Experience
6 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.47%) iPad
7 1 (1.47%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.47%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.00%) Windows
2 10 (14.71%) Windows Server
3 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.88%) Linux
5 2 (2.94%) AIX
5 2 (2.94%) CatOS
5 2 (2.94%) CentOS
5 2 (2.94%) Solaris
5 2 (2.94%) Unix
5 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.47%) SUSE
6 1 (1.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (19.12%) Migration
3 10 (14.71%) TDD
4 8 (11.76%) Change Control
4 8 (11.76%) High Availability
5 7 (10.29%) DevOps
5 7 (10.29%) Information Security
5 7 (10.29%) ITIL
6 6 (8.82%) Data Protection
6 6 (8.82%) Pair Programming
6 6 (8.82%) Project Management
7 5 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (7.35%) Information Governance
7 5 (7.35%) Open Source
7 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (7.35%) Web Development
8 4 (5.88%) Data Loss Prevention
8 4 (5.88%) Scrum
8 4 (5.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (5.88%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.53%) SQL
2 12 (17.65%) Java
3 10 (14.71%) JavaScript
4 8 (11.76%) Python
5 7 (10.29%) Groovy
6 6 (8.82%) Bash Shell
6 6 (8.82%) C#
6 6 (8.82%) Perl
7 5 (7.35%) Delphi
8 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.47%) C
9 1 (1.47%) Korn
9 1 (1.47%) PHP
9 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (22.06%) CCNP
3 8 (11.76%) CCNA
4 5 (7.35%) Degree
5 4 (5.88%) PCI QSA
6 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.94%) CCIE
8 1 (1.47%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.47%) CCVP
8 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.24%) PCI DSS
2 5 (7.35%) QA
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (19.12%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.76%) vSphere
4 7 (10.29%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.41%) vCloud
7 2 (2.94%) KVM
8 1 (1.47%) Docker
8 1 (1.47%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (14.71%) FortiGate
2 7 (10.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (10.29%) HP UCMDB
2 7 (10.29%) OPNET
3 6 (8.82%) Puppet
4 4 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (5.88%) vRealize
5 3 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.41%) WMI
6 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (2.94%) SCCM
6 2 (2.94%) SmoothWall
6 2 (2.94%) WSUS
7 1 (1.47%) Ansible
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.47%) yum
Vendors
1 28 (41.18%) Cisco
1 28 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 15 (22.06%) VMware
3 14 (20.59%) F5
4 12 (17.65%) Fortinet
5 11 (16.18%) HP
6 10 (14.71%) Splunk
7 9 (13.24%) IBM
8 8 (11.76%) Blue Coat
9 7 (10.29%) BMC
9 7 (10.29%) CheckPoint
9 7 (10.29%) Motorola
9 7 (10.29%) TippingPoint
10 4 (5.88%) McAfee
10 4 (5.88%) Oracle
11 3 (4.41%) Dell
11 3 (4.41%) Nokia
11 3 (4.41%) Sophos
11 3 (4.41%) Veeam
12 2 (2.94%) Imperva