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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 13 28 30
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 14 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 6.42% 3.53% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 56.00% 27.27% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 1
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£288 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £19.30 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+25.64% -18.73%
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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
25 33 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 11.47% 12.94% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 9
Average daily rate £275 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £18.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.54% -43.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 15 September 2014.

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 15 September 2014, 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 10 (62.50%) Cisco
1 10 (62.50%) Wireless
2 8 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 8 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (50.00%) Internet
2 8 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 7 (43.75%) ITIL
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (31.25%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (31.25%) LINC
4 5 (31.25%) PCI DSS
4 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
4 5 (31.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (31.25%) CISA
5 4 (25.00%) VPN
6 3 (18.75%) LAN
6 3 (18.75%) WAN
6 3 (18.75%) Information Security
6 3 (18.75%) Back Office
6 3 (18.75%) CESG
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (18.75%) Change Control
6 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
7 2 (12.50%) SonicWALL
7 2 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (12.50%) VMware
7 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) Wireless
2 8 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 8 (50.00%) Internet
2 8 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (25.00%) VPN
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (18.75%) LAN
5 3 (18.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Security Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) IT Security Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) IT Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Support Technician
3 3 (18.75%) Security Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) IT Security Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Network Support
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Support
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Support
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (18.75%) CESG
3 2 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (18.75%) Change Control
3 3 (18.75%) Information Security
3 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) SIEM
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) LINC
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (31.25%) CISA
3 2 (12.50%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (31.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) SonicWALL
4 2 (12.50%) Dell
4 2 (12.50%) Nokia
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
5 1 (6.25%) Aruba
5 1 (6.25%) LogRhythm