Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 82 54
Rank change year-on-year +39 -28 +30
Contract jobs citing Firewall 150 76 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 4.56% 2.51% 3.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 36.14% 22.69% 26.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 41 67
West Yorkshire median daily rate £431 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.13% +1.27%
10th Percentile £338 £300 £306
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £443 £400
% change year-on-year -3.95% +10.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.81 - £27.50
10th Percentile £15.46 - £25.25
90th Percentile £19.41 - £31.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.11 £23.08 £20.50
% change year-on-year -30.21% +12.56% +13.89%

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 415 335 442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 12.61% 11.07% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 201 260
West Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £296 £158 £213
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 20 18
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.58 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.97% -5.97% +10.71%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.86 £10.76
90th Percentile £22.83 £25.00 £32.88
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.65 £16.75
% change year-on-year +4.44% -12.54% +28.85%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +34 111 £500 +17.65% 47
Bradford -6 8 £275 - 6
Wakefield +6 5 £400 - 2
Halifax -2 3 £363 +22.88% 3
Huddersfield - 3 £438 - 1
Pudsey - 3 £425 - 1
Brighouse - 1 - -
Firewall
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 75 (50.00%) Cisco
2 54 (36.00%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (26.67%) CheckPoint
4 36 (24.00%) Microsoft
5 34 (22.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 33 (22.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 33 (22.00%) Auto-Scaling
6 33 (22.00%) Amazon RDS
6 33 (22.00%) AWS Lambda
6 33 (22.00%) Serverless
6 33 (22.00%) VPN
6 33 (22.00%) Amazon EC2
7 32 (21.33%) Amazon S3
7 32 (21.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 29 (19.33%) Cisco ASA
8 29 (19.33%) Linux
9 28 (18.67%) WAN
10 27 (18.00%) DNS
11 26 (17.33%) Security Cleared
12 25 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (16.67%) BGP
13 24 (16.00%) OSPF
13 24 (16.00%) Windows
13 24 (16.00%) LAN
13 24 (16.00%) Cisco IOS
14 23 (15.33%) SC Cleared
14 23 (15.33%) Terraform
15 22 (14.67%) IaaS
15 22 (14.67%) Amazon ELB
15 22 (14.67%) PaaS

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 11 (7.33%) Confluence
2 6 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.67%) CloudStack
4 4 (2.67%) JBoss
4 4 (2.67%) OpenStack
4 4 (2.67%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.67%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.67%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.67%) CMS
6 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (4.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.67%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 54 (36.00%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (22.67%) AWS CloudFormation
3 33 (22.00%) Amazon EC2
3 33 (22.00%) AWS Lambda
3 33 (22.00%) Serverless
3 33 (22.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 32 (21.33%) Amazon S3
4 32 (21.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 22 (14.67%) Amazon ELB
5 22 (14.67%) IaaS
5 22 (14.67%) PaaS
6 20 (13.33%) SaaS
7 12 (8.00%) Office 365
8 11 (7.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 11 (7.33%) Route 53
9 10 (6.67%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (2.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 33 (22.00%) VPN
2 29 (19.33%) Cisco ASA
3 28 (18.67%) WAN
4 27 (18.00%) DNS
5 25 (16.67%) BGP
6 24 (16.00%) Cisco IOS
6 24 (16.00%) LAN
6 24 (16.00%) OSPF
7 17 (11.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 16 (10.67%) Network Security
9 15 (10.00%) TCP/IP
9 15 (10.00%) VoIP
10 13 (8.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 13 (8.67%) NX-OS
10 13 (8.67%) Wireless
11 12 (8.00%) Cisco ISE
12 11 (7.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 11 (7.33%) ICMP
12 11 (7.33%) WLAN
13 10 (6.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (22.00%) Amazon RDS
2 11 (7.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 6 (4.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.67%) Big Data
5 1 (0.67%) Firebird
5 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (7.33%) GitLab
1 11 (7.33%) Jenkins
1 11 (7.33%) JIRA
1 11 (7.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (4.67%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (8.00%) Banking
1 12 (8.00%) Finance
1 12 (8.00%) Retail
2 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
2 1 (0.67%) Legal
2 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (23.33%) Network Engineer
2 20 (13.33%) Consultant
3 19 (12.67%) Analyst
4 16 (10.67%) Firewall Engineer
5 15 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (8.67%) AWS Consultant
7 12 (8.00%) Architect
7 12 (8.00%) AWS DevOps
8 10 (6.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 10 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
9 8 (5.33%) AWS Architect
9 8 (5.33%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (4.67%) Cisco Engineer
10 7 (4.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 6 (4.00%) Azure Engineer
11 6 (4.00%) Network Analyst
12 5 (3.33%) Automation Consultant
12 5 (3.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 5 (3.33%) Security Analyst
12 5 (3.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.00%) Web Services
2 6 (4.00%) .NET
3 2 (1.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.33%) XML
4 1 (0.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.67%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.00%) Public Cloud
3 7 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.00%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.67%) PKI
5 4 (2.67%) User Experience
6 3 (2.00%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.00%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (2.00%) NHS
6 3 (2.00%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.67%) iPhone
8 1 (0.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 29 (19.33%) Linux
2 24 (16.00%) Windows
3 11 (7.33%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 8 (5.33%) Unix
5 8 (5.33%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.33%) Check Point GAiA
7 4 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.00%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.67%) Android
10 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.00%) Auto-Scaling
2 22 (14.67%) Load Balancing
3 20 (13.33%) DevOps
4 19 (12.67%) Computer Science
4 19 (12.67%) Migration
5 15 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 14 (9.33%) IT Strategy
7 13 (8.67%) Information Security
8 11 (7.33%) Coaching
8 11 (7.33%) Mentoring
8 11 (7.33%) Open Source
8 11 (7.33%) SIEM
8 11 (7.33%) Software Delivery
8 11 (7.33%) Systems Engineering
9 10 (6.67%) ITIL
10 9 (6.00%) Network Architecture
11 8 (5.33%) Customer Requirements
12 7 (4.67%) Network Monitoring
12 7 (4.67%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (4.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.67%) Bash Shell
2 8 (5.33%) SQL
3 6 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.00%) Python
4 3 (2.00%) Ruby
4 3 (2.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.33%) Tcl
6 1 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (17.33%) Security Cleared
2 25 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (15.33%) SC Cleared
4 22 (14.67%) CCNP
5 21 (14.00%) Degree
6 19 (12.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (6.67%) CCIE
8 8 (5.33%) CCNA
8 8 (5.33%) CCSA
8 8 (5.33%) CCSE
9 7 (4.67%) CISSP
10 6 (4.00%) CEH
11 4 (2.67%) CCDP
12 2 (1.33%) MCP
12 2 (1.33%) MCSE
12 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 1 (0.67%) CCSP
13 1 (0.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (14.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.67%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (2.67%) vSphere
3 4 (2.67%) Xen
3 4 (2.67%) XenServer
4 3 (2.00%) Docker
4 3 (2.00%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.33%) Firmware
5 2 (1.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (15.33%) Terraform
2 11 (7.33%) Ansible
3 7 (4.67%) ArcSight ESM
3 7 (4.67%) Nessus
3 7 (4.67%) Nmap
3 7 (4.67%) QRadar
4 6 (4.00%) CSIRT
5 5 (3.33%) Puppet
6 4 (2.67%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (2.00%) Cobbler
7 3 (2.00%) FortiGate
7 3 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.33%) WSUS
9 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 75 (50.00%) Cisco
2 40 (26.67%) CheckPoint
3 36 (24.00%) Microsoft
4 20 (13.33%) F5
5 13 (8.67%) Splunk
6 11 (7.33%) VMware
7 9 (6.00%) SolarWinds
8 8 (5.33%) Fortinet
9 7 (4.67%) ArcSight
10 6 (4.00%) Blue Coat
11 5 (3.33%) Tufin
12 4 (2.67%) Brocade
12 4 (2.67%) IBM
12 4 (2.67%) Meraki
12 4 (2.67%) Red Hat
13 3 (2.00%) Dell
13 3 (2.00%) HP
13 3 (2.00%) IronPort
13 3 (2.00%) Palo Alto
14 2 (1.33%) Aruba