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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 16 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Firewall 18 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 6.47% 2.54% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.91% 25.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £264 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.36% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -8.28%
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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
44 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 15.83% 10.15% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 13 14
Average daily rate £275 £280 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £323 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.25 £20.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 25 (64.10%) Cisco
2 24 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (53.85%) DNS
4 20 (51.28%) WAN
5 19 (48.72%) CCNP
5 19 (48.72%) CheckPoint
6 18 (46.15%) Load Balancing
7 15 (38.46%) ITIL
8 14 (35.90%) CCNA
9 13 (33.33%) Windows
9 13 (33.33%) Data Centre
10 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
10 11 (28.21%) BGP
10 11 (28.21%) EIGRP
11 10 (25.64%) Migration
11 10 (25.64%) SQL
12 9 (23.08%) .NET
12 9 (23.08%) Oracle
12 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
12 9 (23.08%) IIS
12 9 (23.08%) Linux
12 9 (23.08%) JBoss
12 9 (23.08%) SharePoint
12 9 (23.08%) LAN
12 9 (23.08%) Service Delivery
12 9 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (20.51%) F5
13 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 9 (23.08%) IIS
1 9 (23.08%) JBoss
1 9 (23.08%) SharePoint
1 9 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 21 (53.85%) DNS
2 20 (51.28%) WAN
3 11 (28.21%) BGP
3 11 (28.21%) EIGRP
4 9 (23.08%) LAN
5 5 (12.82%) Network Security
6 4 (10.26%) MPLS
7 3 (7.69%) SAN
7 3 (7.69%) DHCP
8 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 9 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (15.38%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Network Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (23.08%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Support Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.13%) Network Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.13%) Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Consultant
6 1 (2.56%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.56%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) Web Services
2 4 (10.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Linux
3 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (17.95%) Windows 2000 Server
5 5 (12.82%) Windows 2000
5 5 (12.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Load Balancing
2 15 (38.46%) ITIL
3 10 (25.64%) Migration
4 9 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 4 (10.26%) Supplier Management
6 2 (5.13%) Line Management
7 1 (2.56%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
2 5 (12.82%) VB
2 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (48.72%) CCNP
3 14 (35.90%) CCNA
4 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (12.82%) MCSE
6 4 (10.26%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.56%) MCSA
7 1 (2.56%) MCP
7 1 (2.56%) MCTS
7 1 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) ISA Server
2 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.56%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Foglight
2 2 (5.13%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.56%) WSUS
3 1 (2.56%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (64.10%) Cisco
2 19 (48.72%) CheckPoint
3 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
4 9 (23.08%) Oracle
5 8 (20.51%) F5
6 6 (15.38%) EMC
6 6 (15.38%) NetApp
6 6 (15.38%) HP
7 5 (12.82%) Red Hat
7 5 (12.82%) New Relic
8 2 (5.13%) VMware
8 2 (5.13%) Citrix
8 2 (5.13%) Symantec
9 1 (2.56%) Dell
9 1 (2.56%) IBM
9 1 (2.56%) Websense