The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 33 21 23
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 23 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 5.13% 5.63% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.38% 40.00% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 3
Median daily rate £400 £275 £264
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +4.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £167 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £300 £279
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £364 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.46% +6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £13.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £30.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-24.16% +57.89%
Firewall
South 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 Sheffield region.

Communications & Networking Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
65 45 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 14.51% 14.06% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 31 18
Median daily rate £415 £275 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.90% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £303 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Sheffield region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 27 (71.05%) Cisco
2 21 (55.26%) CheckPoint
3 19 (50.00%) F5
4 17 (44.74%) Network Security
5 15 (39.47%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (34.21%) CCNA
8 12 (31.58%) Internet
9 11 (28.95%) Windows
10 10 (26.32%) Linux
10 10 (26.32%) CCNP
10 10 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (23.68%) Unix
11 9 (23.68%) CCSA
12 8 (21.05%) Client/Server
13 7 (18.42%) ITIL
13 7 (18.42%) Wireless
14 6 (15.79%) HTTP
14 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
14 6 (15.79%) Check Point Certification
15 5 (13.16%) CCDA
15 5 (13.16%) CCDP
15 5 (13.16%) LAN
15 5 (13.16%) WAN
15 5 (13.16%) Information Security
15 5 (13.16%) Service Management
15 5 (13.16%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (13.16%) Load Balancing
15 5 (13.16%) Information Management
16 4 (10.53%) Security Testing

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield 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:

Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (44.74%) Network Security
2 14 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (31.58%) Internet
4 10 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (18.42%) Wireless
6 6 (15.79%) HTTP
7 5 (13.16%) LAN
7 5 (13.16%) WAN
7 5 (13.16%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (10.53%) DNS
8 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
9 3 (7.89%) BGP
9 3 (7.89%) EIGRP
9 3 (7.89%) VPN
10 2 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (5.26%) Ethernet
10 2 (5.26%) IP Telephony
10 2 (5.26%) MPLS
10 2 (5.26%) OSPF
10 2 (5.26%) SSL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Network Engineer
2 8 (21.05%) Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Security Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Security Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Consultant
5 4 (10.53%) Firewall Specialist
6 3 (7.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Cisco Specialist
6 3 (7.89%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Security Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Graduate
7 2 (5.26%) Junior
7 2 (5.26%) Junior Network Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Network Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Network Specialist
7 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.63%) Middleware
1 1 (2.63%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Client/Server
2 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.63%) CESG
4 1 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.95%) Windows
2 10 (26.32%) Linux
3 9 (23.68%) Unix
4 2 (5.26%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) Information Management
2 5 (13.16%) Information Security
2 5 (13.16%) Load Balancing
2 5 (13.16%) Service Management
3 4 (10.53%) Change Control
3 4 (10.53%) Security Testing
3 4 (10.53%) SIEM
3 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (7.89%) Computer Security
4 3 (7.89%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (7.89%) Web Filtering
4 3 (7.89%) Workflow
5 2 (5.26%) Security Operations
6 1 (2.63%) Analytics
6 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.63%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.63%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (34.21%) CCNA
3 10 (26.32%) CCNP
4 9 (23.68%) CCSA
5 6 (15.79%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (13.16%) CCDA
6 5 (13.16%) CCDP
7 4 (10.53%) CCSE
7 4 (10.53%) GCIH
7 4 (10.53%) GSEC
8 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
9 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (2.63%) CCIE
9 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Nessus
1 2 (5.26%) Nmap
1 2 (5.26%) QRadar
Vendors
1 27 (71.05%) Cisco
2 21 (55.26%) CheckPoint
3 19 (50.00%) F5
4 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 4 (10.53%) Cramer
6 3 (7.89%) Blue Coat
7 2 (5.26%) Juniper
7 2 (5.26%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.26%) Splunk
8 1 (2.63%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.63%) Palo Alto