The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 10 27 24
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 23 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 10.65% 1.74% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 48.94% 9.52% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 2
Average daily rate
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£260 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £21.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+6.32% -20.90%
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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
47 42 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 21.76% 18.26% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 10
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £7.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +256.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 29 (76.32%) Cisco
2 28 (73.68%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (52.63%) CheckPoint
4 19 (50.00%) CCNP
4 19 (50.00%) DNS
5 18 (47.37%) Load Balancing
6 14 (36.84%) WAN
7 13 (34.21%) CCNA
8 10 (26.32%) EIGRP
8 10 (26.32%) BGP
9 9 (23.68%) Internet
9 9 (23.68%) Wireless
9 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
9 9 (23.68%) ITIL
10 8 (21.05%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (21.05%) Blackberry
10 8 (21.05%) IP Telephony
11 7 (18.42%) Banking
11 7 (18.42%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (15.79%) Service Delivery
13 5 (13.16%) CISA
13 5 (13.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (13.16%) LAN
13 5 (13.16%) Risk Analysis
13 5 (13.16%) PCI DSS
13 5 (13.16%) F5
13 5 (13.16%) LINC
14 4 (10.53%) VPN
15 3 (7.89%) Dell
15 3 (7.89%) Information Security

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) JBoss
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (50.00%) DNS
2 14 (36.84%) WAN
3 10 (26.32%) EIGRP
3 10 (26.32%) BGP
4 9 (23.68%) Internet
4 9 (23.68%) Wireless
5 8 (21.05%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (21.05%) IP Telephony
6 7 (18.42%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (13.16%) LAN
8 4 (10.53%) VPN
9 2 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (2.63%) DHCP
10 1 (2.63%) SAN
10 1 (2.63%) MPLS
10 1 (2.63%) Network Security
10 1 (2.63%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (18.42%) Banking
2 3 (7.89%) Back Office
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 12 (31.58%) Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Network Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Security Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Consultant
6 4 (10.53%) Cisco Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) IT Consultant
7 3 (7.89%) Support Technician
7 3 (7.89%) Security Consultant
7 3 (7.89%) IT Security Consultant
7 3 (7.89%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Risk Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Cisco Support
8 2 (5.26%) Network Support
8 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Web Services
1 1 (2.63%) XML
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.89%) CESG
3 2 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Load Balancing
2 9 (23.68%) ITIL
3 6 (15.79%) Service Delivery
4 5 (13.16%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (7.89%) Information Security
5 3 (7.89%) Change Control
5 3 (7.89%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.26%) Protective Monitoring
7 1 (2.63%) Service Management
7 1 (2.63%) Migration
7 1 (2.63%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) LINC
2 2 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (73.68%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (50.00%) CCNP
3 13 (34.21%) CCNA
4 5 (13.16%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (13.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
1 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 29 (76.32%) Cisco
2 20 (52.63%) CheckPoint
3 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
4 5 (13.16%) F5
5 3 (7.89%) Dell
6 2 (5.26%) SonicWALL
6 2 (5.26%) HP
6 2 (5.26%) Nokia
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle
7 1 (2.63%) Juniper
7 1 (2.63%) NetApp
7 1 (2.63%) EMC
7 1 (2.63%) Citrix
7 1 (2.63%) VMware
7 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.63%) TippingPoint
7 1 (2.63%) LogRhythm