The first table below looks at the demand for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Halifax region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank - 20 31
Contract jobs citing Firewall 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax - 2.56% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 25.00% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.43% -30.83%
Communications & Networking Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7 12 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 3.83% 10.26% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 39
Average daily rate £380 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £138 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £418 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Firewall
West Yorkshire

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Halifax region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Firewall
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Supplier Management
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) BT
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) FWSM

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax region citing Firewall also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firewall. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (33.33%) FWSM
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Technical Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Supplier Management
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) BT
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint