Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 55 79
Rank change year-on-year -23 +24 -9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 84 111 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.62% 3.75% 2.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.85% 26.56% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 59 55
West Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +8.84%
10th Percentile £318 £293 £285
90th Percentile £588 £588 £445
Yorkshire median daily rate £431 £413 £395
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.43% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £22.00 £12.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +78.86% -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £23.08 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +21.45% +5.56% -10.00%

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 325 418 478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 10.13% 14.12% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 239 301
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £163 £215 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +15.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 25
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.12% +32.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £13.15 £10.89 £10.20
90th Percentile £20.31 £32.88 £30.45
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £16.50 £12.72
% change year-on-year -11.21% +29.77% -27.34%

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 February 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 25 February 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 -10 70 £470 +11.24% 35
Halifax +8 8 £295 -23.87% 1
Wakefield -8 1 £350 +7.69% 2
Firewall
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 42 (50.00%) Cisco
2 26 (30.95%) Cisco ASA
3 21 (25.00%) Linux
4 17 (20.24%) CheckPoint
5 15 (17.86%) Network Security
5 15 (17.86%) F5
5 15 (17.86%) Data Centre
6 14 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (15.48%) Windows
8 12 (14.29%) Information Security
8 12 (14.29%) Load Balancing
9 11 (13.10%) DevOps
9 11 (13.10%) VPN
9 11 (13.10%) DNS
10 10 (11.90%) WAN
10 10 (11.90%) LAN
10 10 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (10.71%) CCNP
11 9 (10.71%) Finance
12 8 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (9.52%) Windows Server
13 7 (8.33%) VMware
13 7 (8.33%) Migration
13 7 (8.33%) SSL
13 7 (8.33%) Red Hat
14 6 (7.14%) Juniper
14 6 (7.14%) McAfee
14 6 (7.14%) CCNA
14 6 (7.14%) Unix
14 6 (7.14%) Opscode Chef

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 3 (3.57%) Apache
2 1 (1.19%) CloudStack
2 1 (1.19%) Confluence
2 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.19%) nginx
2 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.76%) IaaS
4 3 (3.57%) Office 365
4 3 (3.57%) OpenShift
5 2 (2.38%) SaaS
6 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.19%) GitHub
6 1 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.19%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (1.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (30.95%) Cisco ASA
2 15 (17.86%) Network Security
3 11 (13.10%) DNS
3 11 (13.10%) VPN
4 10 (11.90%) LAN
4 10 (11.90%) WAN
5 7 (8.33%) SSL
6 6 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (5.95%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (4.76%) BGP
8 4 (4.76%) Internet
9 3 (3.57%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (3.57%) HTTP
9 3 (3.57%) IPsec
9 3 (3.57%) SSH
10 2 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (2.38%) HTTPS
10 2 (2.38%) Intelligent Network
10 2 (2.38%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.57%) MySQL
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.19%) Redis
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.95%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (3.57%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 3 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (2.38%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.19%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.19%) CircleCI
5 1 (1.19%) JIRA
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.19%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (10.71%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Banking
3 2 (2.38%) Games
4 1 (1.19%) Advertising
4 1 (1.19%) Marketing
4 1 (1.19%) Online Betting
4 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (19.05%) Network Engineer
2 15 (17.86%) Firewall Engineer
3 14 (16.67%) Architect
4 13 (15.48%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (10.71%) Consultant
6 8 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (9.52%) Network Architect
6 8 (9.52%) Security Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Administrator
8 5 (5.95%) Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Lead Architect
8 5 (5.95%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.95%) Security Consultant
9 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Security Analyst
10 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 3 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.57%) XML
2 2 (2.38%) JDBC
2 2 (2.38%) LAMP
2 2 (2.38%) LDAP
2 2 (2.38%) Middleware
3 1 (1.19%) .NET
3 1 (1.19%) REST
3 1 (1.19%) RESTful
3 1 (1.19%) SAML
3 1 (1.19%) SOAP
3 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.95%) Clustering
3 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.38%) DataPower
5 1 (1.19%) BYOD
5 1 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.19%) Replication
5 1 (1.19%) User Experience
5 1 (1.19%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.00%) Linux
2 13 (15.48%) Windows
3 8 (9.52%) Windows Server
4 6 (7.14%) Unix
5 2 (2.38%) CentOS
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.19%) AIX
6 1 (1.19%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.19%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.19%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.29%) Information Security
1 12 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 11 (13.10%) DevOps
3 8 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (8.33%) Migration
5 5 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (5.95%) Identity Management
6 4 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (4.76%) Project Management
6 4 (4.76%) SIEM
7 3 (3.57%) Change Control
7 3 (3.57%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.57%) Email Filtering
7 3 (3.57%) High Availability
7 3 (3.57%) Security Operations
7 3 (3.57%) Server Monitoring
7 3 (3.57%) Task Automation
7 3 (3.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (3.57%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.95%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.76%) Bash Shell
2 4 (4.76%) Python
2 4 (4.76%) SQL
3 3 (3.57%) Java
3 3 (3.57%) Perl
3 3 (3.57%) PHP
3 3 (3.57%) Ruby
4 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (10.71%) CCNP
3 6 (7.14%) CCNA
4 5 (5.95%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.76%) CCSA
5 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.57%) CCSP
6 3 (3.57%) CEH
7 1 (1.19%) CCDP
7 1 (1.19%) CCSE
7 1 (1.19%) CCSM
7 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.19%) MCSA
7 1 (1.19%) MCSE
7 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.19%) GDPR
2 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (5.95%) Active Directory
1 5 (5.95%) Docker
1 5 (5.95%) VMware NSX
2 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.38%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.19%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.19%) iptables
3 1 (1.19%) KVM
3 1 (1.19%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.19%) vCloud
3 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.19%) vSphere
3 1 (1.19%) Xen
3 1 (1.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.95%) Ansible
3 4 (4.76%) Puppet
4 3 (3.57%) Nagios
5 2 (2.38%) CFEngine
5 2 (2.38%) Nessus
5 2 (2.38%) Salt
5 2 (2.38%) SCCM
5 2 (2.38%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.38%) WSUS
6 1 (1.19%) Capistrano
6 1 (1.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.19%) Terraform
6 1 (1.19%) vRealize
6 1 (1.19%) WMI
Vendors
1 42 (50.00%) Cisco
2 17 (20.24%) CheckPoint
3 15 (17.86%) F5
4 7 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 7 (8.33%) VMware
5 6 (7.14%) Juniper
5 6 (7.14%) McAfee
6 5 (5.95%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.76%) Blue Coat
8 3 (3.57%) Intel
8 3 (3.57%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.57%) Splunk
9 2 (2.38%) Citrix
9 2 (2.38%) CyberArk
9 2 (2.38%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.38%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.19%) Capita
10 1 (1.19%) Google
10 1 (1.19%) IBM
10 1 (1.19%) WatchGuard