Period
to 12 December 2019

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 December 2019 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 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 47 81
Rank change year-on-year -9 +34 -33
Contract jobs citing Firewall 76 139 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.28% 4.06% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.36% 33.82% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 106 37
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £305 £338 £267
90th Percentile £575 £638 £588
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £423 £425
% change year-on-year -11.24% -0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £17.41 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.03% -33.04% -5.45%
Yorkshire median hourly rate £26.90 £17.41 £24.54
% change year-on-year +54.51% -29.05% -10.77%

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 312 411 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.47% 12.00% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 234 226
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £191 £288 £161
90th Percentile £575 £614 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £360 £416 £400
% change year-on-year -13.46% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 42 22
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.75 £15.75 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% +10.92% +1.43%
10th Percentile £12.42 £10.63 £10.09
90th Percentile £43.63 £25.00 £24.58
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.75 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +8.06% +6.90% -

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 December 2019.

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 December 2019. 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 -8 60 £425 -5.56% 30
Wakefield +7 6 £340 -15.00% 1
Bradford +5 3 £406 +47.73% 3
Firewall
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, 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 40 (52.63%) Cisco
2 37 (48.68%) Azure
3 27 (35.53%) AWS
3 27 (35.53%) Network Security
4 24 (31.58%) Windows
5 22 (28.95%) Microsoft
5 22 (28.95%) PaaS
5 22 (28.95%) IaaS
6 21 (27.63%) LAN
6 21 (27.63%) WAN
7 20 (26.32%) SaaS
8 18 (23.68%) VMware
8 18 (23.68%) DNS
9 17 (22.37%) DevOps
9 17 (22.37%) Data Centre
9 17 (22.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 14 (18.42%) VPN
10 14 (18.42%) GCP
11 13 (17.11%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (17.11%) Linux
12 12 (15.79%) Active Directory
12 12 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 12 (15.79%) Load Balancing
12 12 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (14.47%) Fortinet
13 11 (14.47%) vSphere
13 11 (14.47%) CCNP
13 11 (14.47%) Project Management
14 10 (13.16%) Risk Assessment
14 10 (13.16%) Finance

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 9 (11.84%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.32%) Apache
3 1 (1.32%) IIS
3 1 (1.32%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.32%) Magento
1 1 (1.32%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 37 (48.68%) Azure
2 27 (35.53%) AWS
3 22 (28.95%) IaaS
3 22 (28.95%) PaaS
4 20 (26.32%) SaaS
5 14 (18.42%) GCP
6 6 (7.89%) Office 365
7 2 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.32%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (1.32%) Mimecast
8 1 (1.32%) Route 53
8 1 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (35.53%) Network Security
2 21 (27.63%) LAN
2 21 (27.63%) WAN
3 18 (23.68%) DNS
4 14 (18.42%) VPN
5 8 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (9.21%) DHCP
6 7 (9.21%) MPLS
7 6 (7.89%) BGP
7 6 (7.89%) VoIP
8 5 (6.58%) DMZ
8 5 (6.58%) Wireless
9 4 (5.26%) Internet
9 4 (5.26%) SNMP
9 4 (5.26%) SSL
9 4 (5.26%) WLAN
10 3 (3.95%) OSPF
10 3 (3.95%) SAN
10 3 (3.95%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (5.26%) MySQL
1 4 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.63%) Data Lake
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.63%) WinDbg
3 1 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (13.16%) Finance
2 6 (7.89%) Retail
3 4 (5.26%) Billing
4 2 (2.63%) Legal
4 2 (2.63%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.32%) Automotive
5 1 (1.32%) Games
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 15 (19.74%) Architect
3 11 (14.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (11.84%) AWS Architect
4 9 (11.84%) Cloud Architect
4 9 (11.84%) Security Architect
4 9 (11.84%) VMware Architect
5 7 (9.21%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Security Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Technical Leader
8 4 (5.26%) Administrator
8 4 (5.26%) Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Network Architect
8 4 (5.26%) Platform Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) .NET
2 3 (3.95%) Flash
3 2 (2.63%) LAMP
4 1 (1.32%) EDI
4 1 (1.32%) Web Services
4 1 (1.32%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.37%) Data Centre
2 9 (11.84%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (6.58%) Clustering
4 4 (5.26%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.95%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (3.95%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.63%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.63%) Handset
6 2 (2.63%) IVR
6 2 (2.63%) Replication
6 2 (2.63%) Social Network
7 1 (1.32%) CMDB
7 1 (1.32%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (1.32%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.32%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (31.58%) Windows
2 13 (17.11%) Linux
3 10 (13.16%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.26%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.63%) CentOS
6 2 (2.63%) Debian
6 2 (2.63%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.32%) Unix
7 1 (1.32%) VMS
7 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.32%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) DevOps
1 17 (22.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (15.79%) Load Balancing
3 11 (14.47%) Project Management
4 10 (13.16%) Risk Assessment
4 10 (13.16%) Security Architecture
5 9 (11.84%) DevSecOps
5 9 (11.84%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (11.84%) Security Testing
6 8 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (10.53%) ITIL
6 8 (10.53%) Migration
7 7 (9.21%) High Availability
7 7 (9.21%) Project Delivery
7 7 (9.21%) SIEM
8 6 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (7.89%) Configuration Management
8 6 (7.89%) Network Design
8 6 (7.89%) Service Delivery
8 6 (7.89%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.84%) PowerShell
2 7 (9.21%) SQL
3 4 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.95%) Java
4 3 (3.95%) PHP
5 2 (2.63%) VBScript
6 1 (1.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (14.47%) CCNP
3 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.95%) CCNA
4 3 (3.95%) CCSP
4 3 (3.95%) Degree
4 3 (3.95%) MCSE
5 2 (2.63%) CCVP
5 2 (2.63%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.32%) CCDA
6 1 (1.32%) CCIE
6 1 (1.32%) MCSA
6 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.32%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (11.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (5.26%) SLA
4 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (15.79%) Active Directory
1 12 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (14.47%) vSphere
3 9 (11.84%) VMware NSX
4 3 (3.95%) Docker
5 2 (2.63%) iptables
5 2 (2.63%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (11.84%) vCenter Server
1 9 (11.84%) vRealize
2 5 (6.58%) WhatsUp Gold
3 4 (5.26%) QRadar
3 4 (5.26%) Terraform
4 3 (3.95%) Ansible
4 3 (3.95%) CFEngine
4 3 (3.95%) Kubernetes
4 3 (3.95%) Nagios
4 3 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.95%) Puppet
4 3 (3.95%) Salt
4 3 (3.95%) SCCM
4 3 (3.95%) WSUS
5 2 (2.63%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (2.63%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.32%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 40 (52.63%) Cisco
2 22 (28.95%) Microsoft
3 18 (23.68%) VMware
4 11 (14.47%) Fortinet
5 9 (11.84%) Alibaba
6 8 (10.53%) CheckPoint
7 6 (7.89%) Citrix
7 6 (7.89%) F5
8 5 (6.58%) Dell
8 5 (6.58%) McAfee
9 4 (5.26%) HP
9 4 (5.26%) Oracle
9 4 (5.26%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.95%) Meraki
10 3 (3.95%) Palo Alto
10 3 (3.95%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.95%) Sophos
10 3 (3.95%) Veeam
11 2 (2.63%) Avaya
11 2 (2.63%) Sage