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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 43 57
Rank change year-on-year -5 +14  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 55 92 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 3.84% 4.47% 3.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.50% 34.59% 25.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 50 37
Median daily rate £408 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £324 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £25.63 £15.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.37% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £35.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year -9.43% +50.00%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 200 266 271
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 13.96% 12.93% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 168 161
Median daily rate £375 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +25.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £531 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 14
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.32 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.86% -65.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.49 £15.50 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -14 42 £420 +1.81% 12
Wakefield - 4 £275 - 1
Bradford +7 3 £313 -49.59% 7
Halifax +7 3 £395 -10.73%
Pudsey -1 1 £430 +14.66%
Firewall
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 49 (48.04%) Cisco
2 37 (36.27%) Microsoft
3 33 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (26.47%) Windows
5 26 (25.49%) Cisco ASA
6 25 (24.51%) Data Centre
7 22 (21.57%) Finance
8 20 (19.61%) LAN
9 19 (18.63%) ITIL
10 18 (17.65%) CCNA
10 18 (17.65%) Windows Server
10 18 (17.65%) F5
11 17 (16.67%) Active Directory
11 17 (16.67%) SQL
11 17 (16.67%) CheckPoint
11 17 (16.67%) VMware
12 16 (15.69%) Migration
12 16 (15.69%) Internet
12 16 (15.69%) Project Management
12 16 (15.69%) CCNP
12 16 (15.69%) WAN
13 15 (14.71%) DNS
14 14 (13.73%) HP
14 14 (13.73%) SQL Server
14 14 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (12.75%) Fortinet
15 13 (12.75%) Java
15 13 (12.75%) VPN
15 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (8.82%) IIS
1 9 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (9.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (9.80%) MS Visio
2 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.86%) Office 365
3 2 (1.96%) Akamai
3 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.96%) IaaS
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.98%) PaaS
4 1 (0.98%) SaaS
4 1 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (25.49%) Cisco ASA
2 20 (19.61%) LAN
3 16 (15.69%) Internet
3 16 (15.69%) WAN
4 15 (14.71%) DNS
5 13 (12.75%) Network Security
5 13 (12.75%) VPN
6 12 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (10.78%) BGP
7 11 (10.78%) EIGRP
7 11 (10.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 11 (10.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 10 (9.80%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (8.82%) DHCP
9 9 (8.82%) SSL
9 9 (8.82%) WLAN
10 8 (7.84%) HTTP
11 7 (6.86%) SMTP
11 7 (6.86%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (6.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.88%) CouchDB
2 6 (5.88%) MySQL
2 6 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.90%) Couchbase
3 5 (4.90%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.90%) MS Access
3 5 (4.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.92%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.98%) Big Data
6 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (6.86%) JIRA
2 5 (4.90%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.92%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.98%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.98%) GitLab
4 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.98%) JUnit
4 1 (0.98%) Maven
4 1 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (21.57%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Banking
3 3 (2.94%) Marketing
4 2 (1.96%) Electronics
4 2 (1.96%) Law
4 2 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 16 (15.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 14 (13.73%) Network Engineer
4 13 (12.75%) Analyst
5 12 (11.76%) Developer
6 9 (8.82%) Infrastructure Manager
6 9 (8.82%) Java Developer
7 8 (7.84%) Project Manager
8 7 (6.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (6.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 7 (6.86%) Security Specialist
8 7 (6.86%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (6.86%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (5.88%) Architect
9 6 (5.88%) Security Analyst
9 6 (5.88%) Security Engineer
10 5 (4.90%) Consultant
10 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.90%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (4.90%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.78%) HTML
2 9 (8.82%) .NET
2 9 (8.82%) Hibernate
2 9 (8.82%) Spring
3 6 (5.88%) Grails
4 5 (4.90%) .NET Framework
4 5 (4.90%) jQuery
4 5 (4.90%) XML
5 3 (2.94%) J2EE
5 3 (2.94%) REST
5 3 (2.94%) SOAP
6 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.96%) CSS
7 1 (0.98%) Middleware
7 1 (0.98%) RESTful
7 1 (0.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (24.51%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.86%) DataPower
2 7 (6.86%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.90%) Replication
4 4 (3.92%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.92%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.92%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (3.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.94%) User Experience
6 2 (1.96%) Clustering
6 2 (1.96%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.96%) FMCG
6 2 (1.96%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.98%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.47%) Windows
2 18 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.88%) Linux
5 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.90%) Unix
7 3 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.96%) AIX
8 2 (1.96%) CatOS
8 2 (1.96%) CentOS
8 2 (1.96%) Solaris
8 2 (1.96%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.98%) SUSE
9 1 (0.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.98%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.98%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.63%) ITIL
2 16 (15.69%) Migration
2 16 (15.69%) Project Management
3 14 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (10.78%) Change Management
4 11 (10.78%) DevOps
5 10 (9.80%) Load Balancing
5 10 (9.80%) TDD
6 9 (8.82%) Information Security
6 9 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (7.84%) Change Control
7 8 (7.84%) High Availability
8 6 (5.88%) Data Protection
8 6 (5.88%) Pair Programming
8 6 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (4.90%) Information Governance
9 5 (4.90%) Open Source
9 5 (4.90%) SIEM
9 5 (4.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.67%) SQL
2 13 (12.75%) Java
3 10 (9.80%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.84%) PowerShell
4 8 (7.84%) Python
5 7 (6.86%) Groovy
6 6 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 6 (5.88%) C#
6 6 (5.88%) Perl
7 5 (4.90%) Delphi
8 1 (0.98%) C
8 1 (0.98%) Korn
8 1 (0.98%) PHP
8 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (17.65%) CCNA
3 16 (15.69%) CCNP
4 5 (4.90%) CCSA
4 5 (4.90%) Degree
4 5 (4.90%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.90%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.92%) PCI QSA
6 2 (1.96%) CCIE
6 2 (1.96%) MCSE
7 1 (0.98%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.98%) CCVP
7 1 (0.98%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.76%) PCI DSS
2 5 (4.90%) QA
3 4 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.84%) vSphere
4 7 (6.86%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.86%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.94%) vCloud
6 2 (1.96%) KVM
7 1 (0.98%) Docker
7 1 (0.98%) Firmware
7 1 (0.98%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.98%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (10.78%) FortiGate
2 8 (7.84%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (6.86%) HP UCMDB
3 7 (6.86%) OPNET
3 7 (6.86%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (5.88%) Puppet
5 5 (4.90%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (3.92%) SCCM
6 4 (3.92%) vRealize
6 4 (3.92%) WSUS
7 3 (2.94%) WMI
8 2 (1.96%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.96%) SCOM
8 2 (1.96%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.98%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.98%) yum
9 1 (0.98%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 49 (48.04%) Cisco
2 37 (36.27%) Microsoft
3 18 (17.65%) F5
4 17 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 17 (16.67%) VMware
5 14 (13.73%) HP
6 13 (12.75%) Fortinet
7 10 (9.80%) Splunk
8 9 (8.82%) IBM
9 8 (7.84%) Blue Coat
10 7 (6.86%) BMC
10 7 (6.86%) Motorola
10 7 (6.86%) TippingPoint
11 6 (5.88%) McAfee
11 6 (5.88%) Veeam
12 5 (4.90%) Dell
12 5 (4.90%) Palo Alto
13 4 (3.92%) Oracle
13 4 (3.92%) Red Hat
14 3 (2.94%) Nokia