Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 64 48
Rank change year-on-year -1 -16 +25
Contract jobs citing Firewall 109 88 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.14% 3.10% 4.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.17% 21.95% 34.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 44 99
West Yorkshire median daily rate £500 £389 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.62% -7.44% +20.00%
10th Percentile £353 £302 £312
90th Percentile £638 £463 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £420
% change year-on-year +1.19% - +29.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £26.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.04% +67.74% -
10th Percentile £15.24 £21.80 £14.25
90th Percentile £19.59 £29.11 £16.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £24.50 £30.25
% change year-on-year -28.94% -19.01% +112.28%

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 387 401 473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 11.14% 14.13% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 212 293
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £271 £251 £264
90th Percentile £625 £525 £556
Yorkshire median daily rate £417 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 23 18
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.51 £14.20 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.23% +13.60% -18.59%
10th Percentile £11.90 £9.40 £10.20
90th Percentile £25.08 £37.43 £16.90
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.81 £14.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year +18.38% +1.43% +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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +8 90 £500 +19.05% 25
Wakefield -1 4 £330 +20.00% 3
Pudsey +4 3 £425 -1.16%
Bradford -17 2 £215 -31.20% 9
Brighouse - 2 - -
Halifax -1 1 £455 +15.80% 1
Otley - 1 £350 - 1
Firewall
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 34 (31.19%) Linux
2 32 (29.36%) Windows
2 32 (29.36%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (29.36%) AWS CloudFormation
3 31 (28.44%) Cisco
4 30 (27.52%) Microsoft
5 24 (22.02%) Amazon EC2
5 24 (22.02%) Amazon S3
5 24 (22.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 24 (22.02%) Amazon RDS
5 24 (22.02%) Auto-Scaling
5 24 (22.02%) AWS Lambda
5 24 (22.02%) Serverless
6 23 (21.10%) Terraform
6 23 (21.10%) Amazon ELB
7 21 (19.27%) Security Cleared
7 21 (19.27%) Degree
8 20 (18.35%) Computer Science
8 20 (18.35%) Computer Science Degree
9 19 (17.43%) Windows Server
10 18 (16.51%) Splunk
10 18 (16.51%) Network Security
10 18 (16.51%) Microsoft Azure
11 17 (15.60%) VMware
11 17 (15.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 16 (14.68%) CheckPoint
12 16 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (12.84%) VPN
13 14 (12.84%) CISSP
13 14 (12.84%) Cisco Certification

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 (7.34%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (4.59%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.67%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.75%) CloudStack
4 3 (2.75%) JBoss
4 3 (2.75%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.75%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.75%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.92%) Apache
5 1 (0.92%) Confluence
5 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.75%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 32 (29.36%) Amazon AWS
1 32 (29.36%) AWS CloudFormation
2 24 (22.02%) Amazon EC2
2 24 (22.02%) Amazon S3
2 24 (22.02%) AWS Lambda
2 24 (22.02%) Serverless
2 24 (22.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 23 (21.10%) Amazon ELB
4 18 (16.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (8.26%) Office 365
6 2 (1.83%) IaaS
7 1 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.92%) PaaS
7 1 (0.92%) Route 53
7 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.51%) Network Security
2 14 (12.84%) VPN
3 13 (11.93%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (11.01%) DNS
4 12 (11.01%) HTTP
5 9 (8.26%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (6.42%) Wireless
7 5 (4.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (4.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (4.59%) IPsec
7 5 (4.59%) LAN
7 5 (4.59%) TCP/IP
7 5 (4.59%) WAN
8 4 (3.67%) BGP
8 4 (3.67%) EIGRP
8 4 (3.67%) SAN
8 4 (3.67%) Spanning Tree
8 4 (3.67%) SSL
9 3 (2.75%) 802.11
9 3 (2.75%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.02%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (9.17%) Big Data
2 10 (9.17%) Hadoop
3 6 (5.50%) MySQL
3 6 (5.50%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.59%) Couchbase
4 5 (4.59%) CouchDB
4 5 (4.59%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.59%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.92%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.92%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (8.26%) Metasploit
2 6 (5.50%) JIRA
3 5 (4.59%) JUnit
4 1 (0.92%) GitLab
4 1 (0.92%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.92%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (7.34%) Retail
2 7 (6.42%) Finance
3 5 (4.59%) Banking
4 1 (0.92%) Automotive
4 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (16.51%) Consultant
2 17 (15.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (12.84%) AWS Consultant
4 13 (11.93%) Architect
5 12 (11.01%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (11.01%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (9.17%) Analyst
7 9 (8.26%) Network Engineer
8 8 (7.34%) AWS Architect
9 7 (6.42%) Azure Engineer
10 6 (5.50%) Firewall Engineer
10 6 (5.50%) Project Manager
10 6 (5.50%) Windows Engineer
11 5 (4.59%) Cisco Engineer
11 5 (4.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (4.59%) Developer
11 5 (4.59%) Java Developer
11 5 (4.59%) Security Analyst
11 5 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.01%) Web Services
2 5 (4.59%) .NET
2 5 (4.59%) 802.1X
2 5 (4.59%) Grails
2 5 (4.59%) Hibernate
2 5 (4.59%) RESTful
2 5 (4.59%) Spring
3 1 (0.92%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.92%) JDBC
3 1 (0.92%) LDAP
3 1 (0.92%) Middleware
3 1 (0.92%) XML
3 1 (0.92%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.35%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.26%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.50%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (4.59%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.67%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.67%) Replication
6 3 (2.75%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.75%) PKI
7 2 (1.83%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.83%) NHS
8 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.92%) DataPower
8 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.92%) EPoS
8 1 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.92%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 34 (31.19%) Linux
2 32 (29.36%) Windows
3 19 (17.43%) Windows Server
4 7 (6.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (5.50%) Unix
5 6 (5.50%) Windows 10
5 6 (5.50%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.83%) CentOS
7 1 (0.92%) AIX
7 1 (0.92%) HPUX
7 1 (0.92%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.02%) Auto-Scaling
2 17 (15.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (12.84%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (12.84%) IT Strategy
4 13 (11.93%) Information Security
4 13 (11.93%) SIEM
5 10 (9.17%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (8.26%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (8.26%) Information Management
7 7 (6.42%) Customer Requirements
7 7 (6.42%) DevOps
7 7 (6.42%) High Availability
7 7 (6.42%) Migration
8 6 (5.50%) Project Management
9 5 (4.59%) Configuration Management
9 5 (4.59%) ITIL
9 5 (4.59%) Pair Programming
9 5 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.59%) TDD
10 4 (3.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.09%) Python
1 11 (10.09%) SQL
2 10 (9.17%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.59%) Groovy
3 5 (4.59%) Java
3 5 (4.59%) Scala
4 3 (2.75%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.83%) Ruby
5 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (19.27%) Degree
1 21 (19.27%) Security Cleared
2 20 (18.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (12.84%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (12.84%) CISSP
4 12 (11.01%) SC Cleared
5 11 (10.09%) CCNA
6 9 (8.26%) CCNP
7 8 (7.34%) BC Cleared
7 8 (7.34%) CEH
8 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.75%) CCDP
9 3 (2.75%) CCSA
9 3 (2.75%) MCSE
10 2 (1.83%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (1.83%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (1.83%) GCED
10 2 (1.83%) GCIA
10 2 (1.83%) GIAC
10 2 (1.83%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.83%) SLA
3 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.92%) QA
3 1 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (11.01%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.75%) Docker
3 3 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.75%) vSphere
3 3 (2.75%) Xen
3 3 (2.75%) XenServer
4 2 (1.83%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.92%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (21.10%) Terraform
2 13 (11.93%) Ansible
3 12 (11.01%) Nessus
4 10 (9.17%) Puppet
5 9 (8.26%) CSIRT
5 9 (8.26%) Nmap
6 7 (6.42%) QRadar
7 5 (4.59%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (2.75%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.83%) Cobbler
9 2 (1.83%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.83%) SCCM
10 1 (0.92%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.92%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 31 (28.44%) Cisco
2 30 (27.52%) Microsoft
3 18 (16.51%) Splunk
4 17 (15.60%) VMware
5 16 (14.68%) CheckPoint
6 11 (10.09%) F5
7 8 (7.34%) CA
7 8 (7.34%) Fortinet
8 7 (6.42%) Red Hat
9 5 (4.59%) HP
10 4 (3.67%) IBM
11 3 (2.75%) Citrix
12 2 (1.83%) Juniper
12 2 (1.83%) NetApp
12 2 (1.83%) Palo Alto
12 2 (1.83%) Qualys
12 2 (1.83%) Veeam
13 1 (0.92%) Extreme Networks
13 1 (0.92%) QNAP
13 1 (0.92%) Synology