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 3 months to 29 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 41 50
Rank change year-on-year -9 +9  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 80 131 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.89% 4.68% 3.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.64% 31.80% 27.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 77 78
Median daily rate £403 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £309 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £715 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.60% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £23.00 - £13.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 - £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.21 - £13.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.51% +46.66%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 312 412 414
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 15.16% 14.73% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 713 842
Median daily rate £395 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.05% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 16 48
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.20 £7.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.13 £20.75 £160.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.69% +36.95%  

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Yorkshire

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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

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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 3 months to 29 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
West Yorkshire -5 53 £408 -4.11% 26
South Yorkshire -8 17 £363 -13.69% 3
North Yorkshire +6 7 £475 -47.22% 7
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 77 (50.99%) Cisco
2 49 (32.45%) Windows
3 48 (31.79%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (26.49%) Microsoft
5 37 (24.50%) F5
6 34 (22.52%) Cisco ASA
7 32 (21.19%) CheckPoint
8 30 (19.87%) Active Directory
8 30 (19.87%) LAN
9 29 (19.21%) CCNA
9 29 (19.21%) ITIL
9 29 (19.21%) Finance
9 29 (19.21%) Data Centre
10 28 (18.54%) WAN
11 25 (16.56%) CCNP
11 25 (16.56%) DNS
11 25 (16.56%) Internet
12 24 (15.89%) Migration
13 23 (15.23%) VMware
14 22 (14.57%) HP
14 22 (14.57%) VPN
14 22 (14.57%) Microsoft Azure
15 21 (13.91%) Information Security
15 21 (13.91%) Windows Server
16 19 (12.58%) Security Cleared
16 19 (12.58%) Load Balancing
17 18 (11.92%) Windows Server 2012
17 18 (11.92%) TCP/IP
17 18 (11.92%) SQL
18 17 (11.26%) SQL Server

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 12 (7.95%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.62%) IIS
3 7 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.66%) Apache
5 1 (0.66%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.66%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (6.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (6.62%) MS Visio
2 7 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.62%) Office 365
3 5 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.31%) IaaS
4 4 (2.65%) PaaS
4 4 (2.65%) SaaS
5 2 (1.32%) Akamai
5 2 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.66%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (22.52%) Cisco ASA
2 30 (19.87%) LAN
3 28 (18.54%) WAN
4 25 (16.56%) DNS
4 25 (16.56%) Internet
5 22 (14.57%) VPN
6 18 (11.92%) TCP/IP
7 17 (11.26%) DHCP
7 17 (11.26%) Wireless
8 16 (10.60%) Network Security
9 13 (8.61%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (8.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 13 (8.61%) SSL
10 11 (7.28%) BGP
10 11 (7.28%) EIGRP
10 11 (7.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 11 (7.28%) LDAP
11 10 (6.62%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (6.62%) WLAN
12 9 (5.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.64%) MySQL
3 6 (3.97%) CouchDB
3 6 (3.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.31%) Couchbase
4 5 (3.31%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.31%) MS Access
4 5 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.65%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.99%) Big Data
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.66%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.66%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (4.64%) JIRA
2 5 (3.31%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.31%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (3.31%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.99%) GoCD
3 3 (1.99%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.66%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.66%) GitLab
4 1 (0.66%) Hudson
4 1 (0.66%) JUnit
4 1 (0.66%) Maven
4 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (19.21%) Finance
2 8 (5.30%) Banking
3 6 (3.97%) Back Office
4 4 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.99%) Marketing
5 3 (1.99%) Retail
6 2 (1.32%) Electronics
6 2 (1.32%) Law
6 2 (1.32%) Legal
6 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (16.56%) Network Engineer
2 21 (13.91%) Cisco Engineer
3 19 (12.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 17 (11.26%) Analyst
5 12 (7.95%) Developer
5 12 (7.95%) Security Specialist
6 10 (6.62%) Security Analyst
7 9 (5.96%) Architect
7 9 (5.96%) Consultant
7 9 (5.96%) Information Security Specialist
7 9 (5.96%) Information Specialist
7 9 (5.96%) Java Developer
7 9 (5.96%) Security Engineer
8 8 (5.30%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (5.30%) VMware Engineer
9 7 (4.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 7 (4.64%) Project Manager
9 7 (4.64%) Security Consultant
9 7 (4.64%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.64%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.28%) .NET
1 11 (7.28%) HTML
2 9 (5.96%) Hibernate
2 9 (5.96%) Spring
3 6 (3.97%) Grails
4 5 (3.31%) .NET Framework
4 5 (3.31%) 802.1X
4 5 (3.31%) jQuery
4 5 (3.31%) XML
5 3 (1.99%) J2EE
5 3 (1.99%) REST
5 3 (1.99%) SOAP
6 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.32%) CSS
7 1 (0.66%) LAMP
7 1 (0.66%) Middleware
7 1 (0.66%) RESTful
7 1 (0.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (19.21%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.96%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.64%) Client/Server
3 7 (4.64%) DataPower
4 5 (3.31%) Replication
5 4 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (2.65%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.65%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (2.65%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 3 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.99%) User Experience
7 2 (1.32%) Clustering
7 2 (1.32%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.32%) FMCG
7 2 (1.32%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.32%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.66%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (0.66%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 49 (32.45%) Windows
2 21 (13.91%) Windows Server
3 18 (11.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (10.60%) Linux
5 14 (9.27%) Unix
6 13 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.97%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.99%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.32%) AIX
10 2 (1.32%) CatOS
10 2 (1.32%) CentOS
10 2 (1.32%) Solaris
10 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.66%) SUSE
11 1 (0.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.21%) ITIL
2 24 (15.89%) Migration
3 21 (13.91%) Information Security
4 19 (12.58%) Load Balancing
5 16 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (10.60%) Project Management
6 14 (9.27%) Change Management
6 14 (9.27%) DevOps
7 13 (8.61%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (8.61%) High Availability
8 10 (6.62%) Change Control
8 10 (6.62%) SIEM
8 10 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (6.62%) TDD
8 10 (6.62%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 9 (5.96%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (5.30%) Configuration Management
10 8 (5.30%) Network Design
11 7 (4.64%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (4.64%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.92%) SQL
2 13 (8.61%) Java
3 12 (7.95%) Python
4 10 (6.62%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.62%) PowerShell
5 9 (5.96%) Bash Shell
6 7 (4.64%) Groovy
7 6 (3.97%) C#
7 6 (3.97%) Perl
8 5 (3.31%) Delphi
9 4 (2.65%) Ruby
10 2 (1.32%) PHP
11 1 (0.66%) C
11 1 (0.66%) Korn
11 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 48 (31.79%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (19.21%) CCNA
3 25 (16.56%) CCNP
4 19 (12.58%) Security Cleared
5 16 (10.60%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.64%) CCSA
7 6 (3.97%) Degree
8 4 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.65%) PCI QSA
9 3 (1.99%) CISA
10 2 (1.32%) CCIE
10 2 (1.32%) CCSE
10 2 (1.32%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (1.32%) CISM
10 2 (1.32%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.32%) MCSE
11 1 (0.66%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.66%) CCSP
11 1 (0.66%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.61%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.97%) QA
3 3 (1.99%) SLA
4 2 (1.32%) GDPR
System Software
1 30 (19.87%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.61%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (7.95%) Hyper-V
5 9 (5.96%) vSphere
6 6 (3.97%) XenApp
7 4 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.99%) KVM
8 3 (1.99%) vCloud
9 1 (0.66%) Docker
9 1 (0.66%) Firmware
9 1 (0.66%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.66%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.66%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.66%) Xen
9 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.66%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (9.93%) FortiGate
2 10 (6.62%) Puppet
3 8 (5.30%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (5.30%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (4.64%) HP UCMDB
4 7 (4.64%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (4.64%) OPNET
5 5 (3.31%) SCCM
5 5 (3.31%) SCOM
5 5 (3.31%) WSUS
6 4 (2.65%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (2.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (2.65%) Nexpose
6 4 (2.65%) vRealize
7 3 (1.99%) SmoothWall
7 3 (1.99%) WMI
8 2 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.66%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.66%) QRadar
Vendors
1 77 (50.99%) Cisco
2 40 (26.49%) Microsoft
3 37 (24.50%) F5
4 32 (21.19%) CheckPoint
5 23 (15.23%) VMware
6 22 (14.57%) HP
7 15 (9.93%) IBM
8 14 (9.27%) Fortinet
9 13 (8.61%) Blue Coat
10 12 (7.95%) McAfee
11 11 (7.28%) Dell
11 11 (7.28%) Splunk
11 11 (7.28%) TippingPoint
12 9 (5.96%) Palo Alto
13 8 (5.30%) Juniper
13 8 (5.30%) Motorola
14 7 (4.64%) BMC
14 7 (4.64%) NetApp
14 7 (4.64%) Oracle
15 6 (3.97%) Veeam
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