Period
to 20 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 20 June 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 59 50
Rank change year-on-year -36 -9 +25
Contract jobs citing Firewall 76 103 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.24% 3.71% 3.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.53% 26.34% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 59 81
West Yorkshire median daily rate £455 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.21% -1.18% +21.43%
10th Percentile £350 £293 £320
90th Percentile £575 £528 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +4.93% +23.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £21.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00% -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £21.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +31.82% +24.53%

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 323 391 463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 9.52% 14.09% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 210 282
West Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.71% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £275
90th Percentile £575 £525 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -1.79% +5.00% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 23
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.20 £19.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.74% +58.33% -58.06%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.08 £10.20
90th Percentile £41.38 £36.05 £21.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% -30.00%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in West Yorkshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in West Yorkshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in West Yorkshire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in West Yorkshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 20 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -24 67 £484 +13.82% 22
Wakefield -1 4 £340 +23.64% 4
Halifax -4 2 £455 +17.29%
Bradford -12 1 - - 2
Otley - 1 £350 -
Firewall
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 29 (38.16%) Cisco
2 27 (35.53%) Linux
3 21 (27.63%) Windows
3 21 (27.63%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (22.37%) VMware
4 17 (22.37%) Microsoft
5 16 (21.05%) Information Security
5 16 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (21.05%) Data Centre
6 15 (19.74%) Security Cleared
6 15 (19.74%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (19.74%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (18.42%) Network Security
8 12 (15.79%) Nessus
8 12 (15.79%) VPN
9 11 (14.47%) CheckPoint
9 11 (14.47%) SIEM
9 11 (14.47%) Hadoop
10 10 (13.16%) Big Data
10 10 (13.16%) PowerShell
10 10 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (13.16%) Windows Server
11 9 (11.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 9 (11.84%) Active Directory
11 9 (11.84%) Python
11 9 (11.84%) BC Cleared
11 9 (11.84%) Puppet
12 8 (10.53%) F5
12 8 (10.53%) Elasticsearch

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (10.53%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.95%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.32%) Apache
4 1 (1.32%) CloudStack
4 1 (1.32%) Confluence
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.32%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (10.53%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.26%) IaaS
5 3 (3.95%) Office 365
6 1 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.32%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (1.32%) PaaS
6 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (27.63%) Cisco ASA
2 14 (18.42%) Network Security
3 12 (15.79%) VPN
4 8 (10.53%) DNS
5 7 (9.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (7.89%) Cisco Firepower
6 6 (7.89%) HTTP
6 6 (7.89%) SAN
7 5 (6.58%) BGP
7 5 (6.58%) Cisco PIX
7 5 (6.58%) NAS
7 5 (6.58%) TCP/IP
8 4 (5.26%) Internet
8 4 (5.26%) MPLS
8 4 (5.26%) OSPF
9 3 (3.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (3.95%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (3.95%) IPsec
9 3 (3.95%) SSL
9 3 (3.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.47%) Hadoop
2 10 (13.16%) Big Data
3 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.95%) MySQL
4 3 (3.95%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.63%) Couchbase
5 2 (2.63%) CouchDB
5 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.32%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Metasploit
1 4 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (3.95%) JIRA
3 2 (2.63%) JUnit
4 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (9.21%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Retail
3 1 (1.32%) Advertising
3 1 (1.32%) Games
3 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (23.68%) Architect
2 16 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (15.79%) Linux Engineer
3 12 (15.79%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (13.16%) Network Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) Network Architect
6 8 (10.53%) Firewall Engineer
7 7 (9.21%) Security Architect
7 7 (9.21%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (7.89%) Analyst
8 6 (7.89%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (6.58%) Lead Architect
9 5 (6.58%) Security Analyst
10 4 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (3.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 3 (3.95%) IT Analyst
11 3 (3.95%) IT Security Analyst
11 3 (3.95%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) RESTful
2 2 (2.63%) .NET
2 2 (2.63%) Grails
2 2 (2.63%) Hibernate
2 2 (2.63%) LDAP
2 2 (2.63%) Spring
3 1 (1.32%) Web Services
3 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (5.26%) Replication
3 3 (3.95%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.95%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.32%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.32%) EPoS
5 1 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) PKI
5 1 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (35.53%) Linux
2 21 (27.63%) Windows
3 10 (13.16%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.95%) Unix
5 2 (2.63%) CentOS
5 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.32%) AIX
6 1 (1.32%) HPUX
6 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) Information Security
2 15 (19.74%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (14.47%) SIEM
4 10 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (11.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (9.21%) Change Control
6 7 (9.21%) Migration
6 7 (9.21%) Privileged Access Management
7 6 (7.89%) Security Operations
8 5 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (6.58%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (5.26%) DevOps
9 4 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.26%) High Availability
9 4 (5.26%) Identity Management
9 4 (5.26%) Information Management
9 4 (5.26%) Load Balancing
9 4 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (5.26%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.16%) PowerShell
2 9 (11.84%) Python
3 6 (7.89%) SQL
4 2 (2.63%) Groovy
4 2 (2.63%) Java
4 2 (2.63%) Scala
5 1 (1.32%) C#
5 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (19.74%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (11.84%) BC Cleared
4 7 (9.21%) CCNA
5 6 (7.89%) CEH
5 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
6 5 (6.58%) CISSP
7 4 (5.26%) CCSA
8 3 (3.95%) CCSP
9 2 (2.63%) CCNP
9 2 (2.63%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.32%) CCSE
10 1 (1.32%) CISM
10 1 (1.32%) GCIA
10 1 (1.32%) GIAC
10 1 (1.32%) GSEC
10 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.32%) MCSA
10 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.32%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.63%) SLA
4 1 (1.32%) QA
4 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (11.84%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.95%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.63%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.32%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.32%) Firmware
5 1 (1.32%) KVM
5 1 (1.32%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.32%) vSphere
5 1 (1.32%) Xen
5 1 (1.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (15.79%) Nessus
2 9 (11.84%) Puppet
3 6 (7.89%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (5.26%) CSIRT
4 4 (5.26%) Nmap
5 3 (3.95%) Ansible
6 2 (2.63%) QRadar
6 2 (2.63%) SCCM
7 1 (1.32%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.32%) vMotion
7 1 (1.32%) WMI
Vendors
1 29 (38.16%) Cisco
2 17 (22.37%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.37%) VMware
3 11 (14.47%) CheckPoint
4 8 (10.53%) CA
4 8 (10.53%) F5
5 7 (9.21%) CyberArk
5 7 (9.21%) McAfee
5 7 (9.21%) Splunk
6 4 (5.26%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.63%) Cloudera
7 2 (2.63%) HP
7 2 (2.63%) Juniper
7 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.63%) Veeam
8 1 (1.32%) CommVault
8 1 (1.32%) IBM
8 1 (1.32%) Intel
8 1 (1.32%) NetApp
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle