The table below looks at the statistics 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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 19 26 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 2.97% 1.89% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 42.86% 37.50% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £425 £430 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +22.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £336
% change year-on-year
- +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +15.62%
Firewall
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Communications & Networking Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 6.93% 5.03% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Average daily rate £500 £275 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -24.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

Firewall
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Intranet
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) Extranet
1 2 (66.67%) F5
1 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Firmware
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) BT
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) Bourne shell

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) Extranet
1 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) Intranet
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) LAN/WAN Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Cisco Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Technical Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bourne shell
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) BT
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper