Period
to 3 August 2020

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 3 August 2020 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 45 86 78
Rank change year-on-year +41 -8 -18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 60 103 144
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 3.98% 2.47% 2.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.44% 21.15% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 77 98
Median daily rate £475 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -11.76% +1.19%
10th Percentile £252 £216 £329
90th Percentile £636 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £432 £428
% change year-on-year +4.29% +0.94% +4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.55 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.00% +23.75% -28.94%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +40.79%

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 211 487 650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.98% 11.69% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 337 446
Median daily rate £450 £401 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.36% -3.49% -1.19%
10th Percentile £210 £192 £234
90th Percentile £695 £575 £550
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 43
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +26.76%
10th Percentile £16.13 £14.53 £14.40
90th Percentile £35.00 £39.89 £41.30
Median hourly rate £34.90 £22.68 £20.00
% change year-on-year +53.86% +13.40% +10.50%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Yorkshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for Firewall in Yorkshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Firewall in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Firewall in Yorkshire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Firewall in Yorkshire.

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 3 August 2020. 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 +24 41 £500 +25.00% 16
North Yorkshire +13 12 £350 +48.94% 3
South Yorkshire +24 5 £415 +38.33% 3
East Yorkshire +6 1 £190 -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, 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 23 (38.33%) Cisco
1 23 (38.33%) AWS
2 20 (33.33%) WAN
3 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (28.33%) TCP/IP
4 17 (28.33%) LAN
4 17 (28.33%) GCP
4 17 (28.33%) Data Centre
5 14 (23.33%) DNS
5 14 (23.33%) SSL
5 14 (23.33%) Finance
5 14 (23.33%) Scrum
5 14 (23.33%) Network Security
5 14 (23.33%) F5
5 14 (23.33%) Splunk
6 13 (21.67%) Confluence
6 13 (21.67%) Kanban
6 13 (21.67%) Security Testing
6 13 (21.67%) JIRA
6 13 (21.67%) Reverse Proxy
6 13 (21.67%) Migration
6 13 (21.67%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (21.67%) AppDynamics
6 13 (21.67%) Slack
7 12 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 12 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 12 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 12 (20.00%) Git (software)
8 11 (18.33%) GitHub
8 11 (18.33%) Mobile App

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 13 (21.67%) Confluence
2 7 (11.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (11.67%) Mule
3 1 (1.67%) CMS
3 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.67%) IIS
3 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.67%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 23 (38.33%) AWS
2 17 (28.33%) GCP
3 13 (21.67%) Slack
4 11 (18.33%) GitHub
5 9 (15.00%) Azure
5 9 (15.00%) SaaS
6 7 (11.67%) npm
6 7 (11.67%) PaaS
7 6 (10.00%) IaaS
8 5 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (6.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (6.67%) Amazon S3
9 4 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (6.67%) Office 365
10 1 (1.67%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (1.67%) Cloudflare
10 1 (1.67%) Route 53
10 1 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (33.33%) WAN
2 17 (28.33%) LAN
2 17 (28.33%) TCP/IP
3 14 (23.33%) DNS
3 14 (23.33%) Network Security
3 14 (23.33%) SSL
4 13 (21.67%) Reverse Proxy
5 9 (15.00%) VPN
5 9 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (13.33%) MPLS
7 6 (10.00%) BGP
7 6 (10.00%) OSPF
7 6 (10.00%) Wireless
8 5 (8.33%) DMZ
9 4 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (6.67%) IPv4
9 4 (6.67%) IPv6
10 3 (5.00%) BIG-IP
10 3 (5.00%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) Big Data
1 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (21.67%) JIRA
2 12 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (11.67%) Jenkins
3 7 (11.67%) JUnit
3 7 (11.67%) Maven
3 7 (11.67%) Mockito
3 7 (11.67%) Selenium
3 7 (11.67%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (8.33%) GitLab
5 4 (6.67%) Bitbucket
5 4 (6.67%) Snyk
6 2 (3.33%) Bitbucket Server
7 1 (1.67%) GoCD
7 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (23.33%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Banking
3 5 (8.33%) Legal
4 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.33%) Law
5 2 (3.33%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Network Engineer
2 7 (11.67%) Security Engineer
3 6 (10.00%) Architect
4 5 (8.33%) Programme Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Consultant
5 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Security Architect
5 4 (6.67%) Security Consultant
5 4 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Project Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Security Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Security Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) Enzyme
1 7 (11.67%) Express
1 7 (11.67%) Jest
1 7 (11.67%) JSON
1 7 (11.67%) Node.js
1 7 (11.67%) Redux
1 7 (11.67%) REST
1 7 (11.67%) Spring
1 7 (11.67%) Spring Boot
1 7 (11.67%) WireMock
2 3 (5.00%) SAML
3 1 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.67%) Kafka
3 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.33%) Data Centre
2 11 (18.33%) Mobile App
3 6 (10.00%) Private Cloud
4 5 (8.33%) User Experience
5 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.33%) Linux
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (23.33%) Scrum
3 13 (21.67%) Kanban
3 13 (21.67%) Migration
3 13 (21.67%) Security Testing
4 12 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 12 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 12 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 10 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (16.67%) DevOps
5 10 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 10 (16.67%) SIEM
6 8 (13.33%) Change Management
6 8 (13.33%) Load Balancing
6 8 (13.33%) Pair Programming
6 8 (13.33%) Security Architecture
6 8 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (11.67%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (11.67%) Project Management
7 7 (11.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.67%) ES6
1 7 (11.67%) Java
2 1 (1.67%) Python
2 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (21.67%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (13.33%) CCNP
3 7 (11.67%) CCNA
4 6 (10.00%) CISM
4 6 (10.00%) CISSP
4 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.67%) AWS Certification
5 4 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (6.67%) CRISC
5 4 (6.67%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.33%) CISA
6 2 (3.33%) Degree
7 1 (1.67%) CCDP
7 1 (1.67%) CCSA
7 1 (1.67%) CCSE
7 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.67%) MCP
7 1 (1.67%) MCSE
7 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.67%) GDPR
2 4 (6.67%) QA
3 2 (3.33%) COBIT
3 2 (3.33%) NIST
3 2 (3.33%) SLA
4 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.00%) vCloud
4 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (1.67%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.67%) Docker
5 1 (1.67%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) Terraform
2 4 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.67%) Puppet
3 3 (5.00%) Ansible
3 3 (5.00%) FortiGate
4 2 (3.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.67%) Grafana
5 1 (1.67%) Graphite
5 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.67%) Mesos
5 1 (1.67%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.67%) QRadar
5 1 (1.67%) SCCM
5 1 (1.67%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 23 (38.33%) Cisco
2 14 (23.33%) F5
2 14 (23.33%) Splunk
3 13 (21.67%) AppDynamics
4 8 (13.33%) CheckPoint
5 7 (11.67%) Blue Coat
5 7 (11.67%) VMware
6 6 (10.00%) Citrix
6 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (10.00%) Palo Alto
7 5 (8.33%) Fortinet
7 5 (8.33%) Juniper
7 5 (8.33%) Meraki
8 4 (6.67%) Aruba
9 3 (5.00%) Huawei
9 3 (5.00%) NETGEAR
10 2 (3.33%) Avaya
10 2 (3.33%) Dell
11 1 (1.67%) Ericsson
11 1 (1.67%) HP