Period
to 23 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 23 August 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 73 61
Rank change year-on-year -9 -12 -14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 101 146 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.45% 2.96% 3.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.61% 22.92% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 99 87
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £216 £331 £281
90th Percentile £575 £638 £515
England median daily rate £425 £438 £401
% change year-on-year -2.86% +9.24% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Yorkshire median hourly rate £21.55 £17.41 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.75% -28.94% +48.48%
10th Percentile £19.05 £15.24 £21.65
90th Percentile £24.87 £19.59 £29.09
England median hourly rate £38.75 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.71% +40.00% -1.96%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 490 637 646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 11.87% 12.93% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 422 350
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £417 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.08% -0.71% +5.00%
10th Percentile £192 £256 £213
90th Percentile £575 £574 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 46 37
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £17.77 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.94% +25.11% +1.43%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.25 £10.45
90th Percentile £39.89 £39.50 £31.48
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +11.11% -28.00%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Yorkshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Yorkshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 23 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Yorkshire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Yorkshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 23 August 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
West Yorkshire +4 74 £425 -15.00% 45
South Yorkshire -20 23 £280 -32.12% 4
North Yorkshire -3 3 £235 -42.54% 18
East Yorkshire - 1 - - 4
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 63 (62.38%) Cisco
2 35 (34.65%) Windows
3 34 (33.66%) LAN
4 33 (32.67%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (31.68%) WAN
6 31 (30.69%) VPN
7 26 (25.74%) CheckPoint
8 25 (24.75%) CCNP
9 24 (23.76%) Active Directory
10 23 (22.77%) Windows Server
11 22 (21.78%) VMware
11 22 (21.78%) Azure
12 21 (20.79%) Network Security
12 21 (20.79%) Microsoft
13 20 (19.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 18 (17.82%) AWS
15 17 (16.83%) DNS
16 16 (15.84%) CCNA
16 16 (15.84%) Cisco ASA
17 15 (14.85%) Office 365
18 14 (13.86%) Finance
19 13 (12.87%) F5
20 12 (11.88%) vSphere
20 12 (11.88%) DHCP
21 11 (10.89%) VoIP
21 11 (10.89%) Windows Server 2012
21 11 (10.89%) Windows Server 2008
21 11 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
21 11 (10.89%) Data Centre
22 10 (9.90%) Palo Alto

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (7.92%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.94%) IIS
3 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (4.95%) OpenStack
4 3 (2.97%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (8.91%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (21.78%) Azure
2 18 (17.82%) AWS
3 15 (14.85%) Office 365
4 8 (7.92%) GCP
5 6 (5.94%) IaaS
5 6 (5.94%) PaaS
6 5 (4.95%) SaaS
7 2 (1.98%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.99%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.99%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.99%) Route 53
8 1 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (33.66%) LAN
2 32 (31.68%) WAN
3 31 (30.69%) VPN
4 21 (20.79%) Network Security
5 17 (16.83%) DNS
6 16 (15.84%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (11.88%) DHCP
8 11 (10.89%) VoIP
9 8 (7.92%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (7.92%) MPLS
10 7 (6.93%) BGP
10 7 (6.93%) Internet
10 7 (6.93%) SAN
10 7 (6.93%) WLAN
11 6 (5.94%) TCP/IP
11 6 (5.94%) VLAN
11 6 (5.94%) Wireless
12 5 (4.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 5 (4.95%) OSPF
13 4 (3.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.98%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.99%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.98%) WinDbg
General
1 14 (13.86%) Finance
2 4 (3.96%) Retail
3 3 (2.97%) Banking
3 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.98%) Advertising
4 2 (1.98%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.98%) Legal
4 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.98%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.99%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.99%) Publishing
5 1 (0.99%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 38 (37.62%) Network Engineer
2 16 (15.84%) Architect
2 16 (15.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (9.90%) Analyst
4 8 (7.92%) Cloud Architect
5 7 (6.93%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) Network Architect
5 7 (6.93%) Security Architect
6 6 (5.94%) Administrator
6 6 (5.94%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (5.94%) Security Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) AWS Architect
7 5 (4.95%) Firewall Administrator
7 5 (4.95%) Firewall Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) VMware Architect
8 4 (3.96%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.96%) Web Services
1 4 (3.96%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.99%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.89%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.94%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.95%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.96%) Clustering
4 4 (3.96%) Handset
4 4 (3.96%) IVR
4 4 (3.96%) Replication
5 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.98%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.98%) Social Network
7 1 (0.99%) CESG
7 1 (0.99%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.99%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (0.99%) NHS
7 1 (0.99%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 35 (34.65%) Windows
2 23 (22.77%) Windows Server
3 11 (10.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (10.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (7.92%) Windows 10
5 7 (6.93%) Linux
5 7 (6.93%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.94%) Check Point GAiA
7 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.97%) Windows 2000
8 3 (2.97%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.99%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (9.90%) Change Management
2 10 (9.90%) ITIL
2 10 (9.90%) Load Balancing
2 10 (9.90%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (8.91%) Migration
4 8 (7.92%) Risk Assessment
4 8 (7.92%) Service Delivery
5 7 (6.93%) DevOps
5 7 (6.93%) Information Security
5 7 (6.93%) Security Architecture
6 6 (5.94%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (4.95%) DevSecOps
7 5 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (4.95%) High Availability
7 5 (4.95%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.95%) Mentoring
7 5 (4.95%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (4.95%) Project Management
7 5 (4.95%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.93%) PowerShell
1 7 (6.93%) SQL
2 2 (1.98%) C#
2 2 (1.98%) VBScript
3 1 (0.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (32.67%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (24.75%) CCNP
3 16 (15.84%) CCNA
4 8 (7.92%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.94%) Degree
6 5 (4.95%) MCSE
6 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (4.95%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.96%) CCDA
7 4 (3.96%) CCSA
7 4 (3.96%) CCSE
8 3 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.98%) CCSP
9 2 (1.98%) CCVP
9 2 (1.98%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.98%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.99%) CCA
10 1 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.99%) MCSA
10 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (8.91%) SLA
2 5 (4.95%) PCI DSS
2 5 (4.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.98%) GDPR
4 1 (0.99%) COBIT
4 1 (0.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 24 (23.76%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.88%) vSphere
3 11 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.95%) VMware NSX
5 3 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.98%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.98%) iptables
6 2 (1.98%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.98%) KVM
6 2 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.98%) XenApp
7 1 (0.99%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) vCenter Server
1 5 (4.95%) vRealize
2 4 (3.96%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (2.97%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.97%) SCCM
4 2 (1.98%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (1.98%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.98%) Nagios
5 1 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.99%) Terraform
5 1 (0.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 63 (62.38%) Cisco
2 26 (25.74%) CheckPoint
3 22 (21.78%) VMware
4 21 (20.79%) Microsoft
5 13 (12.87%) F5
6 10 (9.90%) Palo Alto
7 9 (8.91%) Fortinet
8 8 (7.92%) HP
8 8 (7.92%) SolarWinds
9 7 (6.93%) Juniper
10 5 (4.95%) Alibaba
10 5 (4.95%) McAfee
10 5 (4.95%) Riverbed
11 4 (3.96%) Citrix
12 3 (2.97%) Avaya
12 3 (2.97%) Clearswift
12 3 (2.97%) Dell
12 3 (2.97%) Sophos
13 2 (1.98%) Forcepoint
13 2 (1.98%) Google