Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 68 43
Rank change year-on-year +16 -25 +36
Contract jobs citing Firewall 126 88 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.72% 2.98% 4.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.47% 22.17% 34.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 44 90
West Yorkshire median daily rate £448 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.48% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £339 £263 £312
90th Percentile £638 £485 £685
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.04% +4.00% -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £23.08 £25.00
% change year-on-year -24.55% -7.70% +66.67%

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 388 397 477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 11.46% 13.45% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 221 280
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £298 £200 £250
90th Percentile £588 £543 £557
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 22 18
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £14.20 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.92% +5.19% -12.08%
10th Percentile £11.13 £9.33 £10.20
90th Percentile £25.13 £25.45 £22.18
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £14.43 £14.00
% change year-on-year +9.19% +3.04% +7.69%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +34 95 £500 +18.34% 32
Bradford -12 6 £215 -31.20% 6
Pudsey +4 4 £425 -1.16%
Wakefield -1 4 £330 +20.00% 3
Halifax -6 3 £363 -6.45%
Brighouse - 2 - -
Firewall
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 47 (37.30%) Cisco
2 45 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (28.57%) AWS CloudFormation
4 35 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 34 (26.98%) Linux
6 31 (24.60%) Amazon EC2
6 31 (24.60%) Amazon S3
6 31 (24.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 31 (24.60%) Auto-Scaling
6 31 (24.60%) Amazon RDS
6 31 (24.60%) AWS Lambda
6 31 (24.60%) Serverless
7 28 (22.22%) VPN
8 26 (20.63%) Windows
9 23 (18.25%) DNS
9 23 (18.25%) CheckPoint
9 23 (18.25%) Terraform
9 23 (18.25%) Amazon ELB
10 22 (17.46%) Microsoft Azure
10 22 (17.46%) Security Cleared
10 22 (17.46%) Degree
11 20 (15.87%) Computer Science
11 20 (15.87%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (15.87%) Computer Science Degree
12 17 (13.49%) Network Security
13 16 (12.70%) VMware
13 16 (12.70%) Windows Server
13 16 (12.70%) DevOps
14 15 (11.90%) CCNP

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 (6.35%) Confluence
2 5 (3.97%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (3.97%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.97%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.97%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.17%) CloudStack
3 4 (3.17%) JBoss
3 4 (3.17%) OpenStack
3 4 (3.17%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.79%) CMS
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.79%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 45 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (28.57%) AWS CloudFormation
3 31 (24.60%) Amazon EC2
3 31 (24.60%) Amazon S3
3 31 (24.60%) AWS Lambda
3 31 (24.60%) Serverless
3 31 (24.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 23 (18.25%) Amazon ELB
5 22 (17.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (11.11%) IaaS
6 14 (11.11%) PaaS
7 12 (9.52%) SaaS
8 9 (7.14%) Office 365
9 8 (6.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (6.35%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (6.35%) Route 53
10 1 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.79%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (22.22%) VPN
2 23 (18.25%) DNS
3 20 (15.87%) Cisco ASA
4 17 (13.49%) Network Security
5 15 (11.90%) LAN
5 15 (11.90%) WAN
6 12 (9.52%) Wireless
7 11 (8.73%) TCP/IP
8 10 (7.94%) Intrusion Detection
9 9 (7.14%) BGP
9 9 (7.14%) HTTP
10 8 (6.35%) ICMP
11 7 (5.56%) Cisco Wireless
11 7 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (5.56%) Internet
11 7 (5.56%) OSPF
12 6 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 6 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (24.60%) Amazon RDS
2 8 (6.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 7 (5.56%) Big Data
4 6 (4.76%) Hadoop
4 6 (4.76%) MySQL
4 6 (4.76%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.97%) Couchbase
5 5 (3.97%) CouchDB
5 5 (3.97%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.59%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.79%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.79%) Firebird
7 1 (0.79%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (10.32%) JIRA
2 8 (6.35%) GitLab
2 8 (6.35%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.35%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (3.97%) JUnit
3 5 (3.97%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (11.11%) Retail
2 11 (8.73%) Finance
3 9 (7.14%) Banking
4 1 (0.79%) Automotive
4 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (15.87%) Consultant
2 18 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 14 (11.11%) AWS Consultant
4 13 (10.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (9.52%) Analyst
5 12 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 11 (8.73%) Architect
7 10 (7.94%) Firewall Engineer
8 9 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
8 9 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (7.14%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (6.35%) AWS Architect
10 7 (5.56%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 7 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
10 7 (5.56%) Developer
11 6 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (4.76%) Project Manager
11 6 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (3.97%) Automation Consultant
12 5 (3.97%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.52%) Web Services
2 5 (3.97%) .NET
2 5 (3.97%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.97%) Grails
2 5 (3.97%) Hibernate
2 5 (3.97%) RESTful
2 5 (3.97%) Spring
3 1 (0.79%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.79%) JDBC
3 1 (0.79%) Middleware
3 1 (0.79%) XML
3 1 (0.79%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.87%) Computer Science
2 13 (10.32%) Data Centre
3 11 (8.73%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.97%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.17%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.17%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.38%) PKI
7 2 (1.59%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.59%) NHS
7 2 (1.59%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.79%) DataPower
8 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.79%) EPoS
8 1 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) iPhone
8 1 (0.79%) Replication
8 1 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.98%) Linux
2 26 (20.63%) Windows
3 16 (12.70%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.35%) Unix
5 7 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.76%) Windows 10
7 5 (3.97%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.59%) CentOS
8 2 (1.59%) Check Point GAiA
8 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.59%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.79%) AIX
9 1 (0.79%) Android
9 1 (0.79%) HPUX
9 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.60%) Auto-Scaling
2 16 (12.70%) DevOps
3 14 (11.11%) IT Strategy
4 13 (10.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 12 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (9.52%) Configuration Management
6 10 (7.94%) Coaching
6 10 (7.94%) Load Balancing
6 10 (7.94%) SIEM
7 9 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (7.14%) Information Security
7 9 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 9 (7.14%) Migration
8 8 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (6.35%) Open Source
8 8 (6.35%) Software Delivery
8 8 (6.35%) Systems Engineering
9 7 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (5.56%) High Availability
9 7 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.52%) Bash Shell
1 12 (9.52%) SQL
2 9 (7.14%) Python
3 8 (6.35%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.97%) Groovy
4 5 (3.97%) Java
4 5 (3.97%) Scala
5 3 (2.38%) Ruby
5 3 (2.38%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.79%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 22 (17.46%) Degree
1 22 (17.46%) Security Cleared
2 20 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (15.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (11.90%) CCNP
3 15 (11.90%) SC Cleared
4 13 (10.32%) CCNA
5 11 (8.73%) CISSP
6 6 (4.76%) CCSA
6 6 (4.76%) CEH
7 5 (3.97%) BC Cleared
7 5 (3.97%) CCDP
7 5 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (3.17%) CCSE
8 4 (3.17%) MCSE
9 2 (1.59%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (1.59%) GCED
9 2 (1.59%) GCIA
9 2 (1.59%) GIAC
9 2 (1.59%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 14 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.17%) vSphere
3 4 (3.17%) Xen
3 4 (3.17%) XenServer
4 3 (2.38%) Docker
4 3 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.59%) Firmware
5 2 (1.59%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.79%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 23 (18.25%) Terraform
2 12 (9.52%) Ansible
3 8 (6.35%) Puppet
4 7 (5.56%) Nessus
5 5 (3.97%) CSIRT
5 5 (3.97%) Nmap
5 5 (3.97%) QRadar
6 4 (3.17%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (3.17%) FortiGate
7 3 (2.38%) Cobbler
7 3 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.59%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.59%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.59%) WSUS
9 1 (0.79%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.79%) ArcSight ESM
9 1 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (37.30%) Cisco
2 35 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 23 (18.25%) CheckPoint
4 16 (12.70%) VMware
5 14 (11.11%) F5
5 14 (11.11%) Splunk
6 10 (7.94%) Fortinet
7 7 (5.56%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.97%) CA
8 5 (3.97%) HP
9 4 (3.17%) IBM
10 3 (2.38%) Citrix
10 3 (2.38%) Dell
10 3 (2.38%) Meraki
10 3 (2.38%) SonicWALL
11 2 (1.59%) Aruba
11 2 (1.59%) Palo Alto
11 2 (1.59%) Qualys
11 2 (1.59%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.59%) Veeam