Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 49 82
Rank change year-on-year -30 +33 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 80 144 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.66% 4.05% 2.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.78% 30.57% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 71 74
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +3.70%
10th Percentile £263 £306 £263
90th Percentile £488 £563 £440
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £23.08 £25.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -7.70% +51.52% -17.50%

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 385 471 568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 12.81% 13.23% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 274 346
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £184 £225 £250
90th Percentile £543 £550 £540
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £356
% change year-on-year - +12.25% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 39
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £15.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.43% -8.82% -16.13%
10th Percentile £10.09 £10.20 £10.50
90th Percentile £24.75 £21.37 £47.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year - +11.54% -15.76%

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 25 November 2017.

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 25 November 2017. 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 -31 53 £425 +6.25% 25
Halifax +14 8 £295 -37.89% 1
Wakefield -8 6 £275 -15.38%
Bradford +8 4 £313 -15.54% 1
Pudsey - 3 £430 -
Firewall
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 48 (60.00%) Cisco
2 26 (32.50%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 22 (27.50%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (26.25%) F5
6 18 (22.50%) Network Security
7 17 (21.25%) CCNP
8 16 (20.00%) VMware
9 15 (18.75%) Active Directory
9 15 (18.75%) Linux
10 14 (17.50%) Windows
11 13 (16.25%) LAN
11 13 (16.25%) WAN
11 13 (16.25%) Load Balancing
12 12 (15.00%) DNS
12 12 (15.00%) CCNA
12 12 (15.00%) CheckPoint
13 10 (12.50%) Information Security
14 9 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (11.25%) Finance
14 9 (11.25%) McAfee
14 9 (11.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 9 (11.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 9 (11.25%) DevOps
14 9 (11.25%) Data Centre
14 9 (11.25%) Windows Server
15 8 (10.00%) BGP
16 7 (8.75%) Enterprise Architecture
16 7 (8.75%) Reverse Proxy
16 7 (8.75%) Fortinet

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 7 (8.75%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.75%) Apache
4 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.25%) IIS
4 1 (1.25%) nginx
4 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (7.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.75%) Office 365
2 3 (3.75%) OpenShift
3 2 (2.50%) Akamai
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.25%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.25%) IaaS
4 1 (1.25%) OpenDNS
4 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (27.50%) Cisco ASA
2 18 (22.50%) Network Security
3 13 (16.25%) LAN
3 13 (16.25%) WAN
4 12 (15.00%) DNS
5 9 (11.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 9 (11.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 8 (10.00%) BGP
7 7 (8.75%) EIGRP
7 7 (8.75%) Reverse Proxy
8 6 (7.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (7.50%) VPN
9 5 (6.25%) Internet
9 5 (6.25%) SSL
10 4 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (5.00%) SAN
10 4 (5.00%) SNMP
11 3 (3.75%) Extranet
11 3 (3.75%) Intranet
11 3 (3.75%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) MySQL
3 1 (1.25%) OLAP
3 1 (1.25%) OLTP
3 1 (1.25%) Redis
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 2 (2.50%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.25%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.25%) Maven
5 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (11.25%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (22.50%) Network Engineer
2 17 (21.25%) Cisco Engineer
3 15 (18.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 10 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
5 9 (11.25%) Security Engineer
6 8 (10.00%) Consultant
6 8 (10.00%) Technical Leader
7 7 (8.75%) Administrator
8 6 (7.50%) Analyst
8 6 (7.50%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (6.25%) Information Analyst
9 5 (6.25%) Information Security Analyst
9 5 (6.25%) Project Manager
9 5 (6.25%) Security Analyst
9 5 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (5.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) .NET
2 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.50%) JDBC
2 2 (2.50%) LAMP
2 2 (2.50%) Middleware
2 2 (2.50%) XML
3 1 (1.25%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.25%) J2EE
3 1 (1.25%) SAML
3 1 (1.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.75%) Clustering
3 5 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.50%) DataPower
5 2 (2.50%) FMCG
5 2 (2.50%) Online Banking
5 2 (2.50%) Replication
6 1 (1.25%) BYOD
6 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.75%) Linux
2 14 (17.50%) Windows
3 9 (11.25%) Windows Server
4 6 (7.50%) Unix
5 3 (3.75%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.50%) AIX
6 2 (2.50%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.25%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.25%) Load Balancing
2 10 (12.50%) Information Security
3 9 (11.25%) DevOps
4 7 (8.75%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (8.75%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (7.50%) Change Control
5 6 (7.50%) Migration
6 5 (6.25%) Information Assurance
6 5 (6.25%) ITIL
7 4 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (5.00%) Proactive Monitoring
7 4 (5.00%) Release Management
7 4 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (5.00%) Security Management
7 4 (5.00%) Service Management
8 3 (3.75%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.75%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (3.75%) Server Monitoring
8 3 (3.75%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.50%) Java
2 4 (5.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.75%) Perl
3 3 (3.75%) PHP
3 3 (3.75%) Python
4 2 (2.50%) Ruby
5 1 (1.25%) Groovy
5 1 (1.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (32.50%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (21.25%) CCNP
3 12 (15.00%) CCNA
4 6 (7.50%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.50%) CCSE
7 1 (1.25%) CCSA
7 1 (1.25%) CCSM
7 1 (1.25%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.25%) MCSA
7 1 (1.25%) MCSE
7 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) GDPR
2 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.50%) vSphere
4 5 (6.25%) Docker
5 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.00%) VMware NSX
6 2 (2.50%) iptables
6 2 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.50%) VirtualBox
6 2 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.25%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.25%) Firmware
7 1 (1.25%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) FortiGate
2 6 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (7.50%) SCCM
3 5 (6.25%) WSUS
4 4 (5.00%) WMI
5 3 (3.75%) Ansible
5 3 (3.75%) Nagios
5 3 (3.75%) Puppet
6 2 (2.50%) CFEngine
6 2 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (2.50%) Salt
6 2 (2.50%) SCOM
6 2 (2.50%) SmoothWall
6 2 (2.50%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.25%) Capistrano
7 1 (1.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 48 (60.00%) Cisco
2 25 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 21 (26.25%) F5
4 16 (20.00%) VMware
5 12 (15.00%) CheckPoint
6 9 (11.25%) McAfee
7 7 (8.75%) Citrix
7 7 (8.75%) Fortinet
8 6 (7.50%) Red Hat
9 5 (6.25%) HP
10 4 (5.00%) Intel
11 3 (3.75%) Dell
11 3 (3.75%) Juniper
11 3 (3.75%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.75%) Splunk
11 3 (3.75%) Veeam
12 2 (2.50%) Blue Coat
12 2 (2.50%) IBM
12 2 (2.50%) Imperva
12 2 (2.50%) Palo Alto