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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 12 26 26
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 21 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 6.95% 2.19% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 42.86% 14.71% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £264 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.85% -21.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £213 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £279 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.75 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+57.69% -7.14%
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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
49 34 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 16.23% 14.91% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 21
Average daily rate £275 £283 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% -29.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £206 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 28 (71.79%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (66.67%) Cisco
3 25 (64.10%) DNS
4 23 (58.97%) CCNP
5 22 (56.41%) WAN
5 22 (56.41%) Load Balancing
6 19 (48.72%) CheckPoint
7 16 (41.03%) CCNA
8 13 (33.33%) EIGRP
8 13 (33.33%) BGP
9 11 (28.21%) ITIL
10 10 (25.64%) LAN
11 9 (23.08%) Windows
11 9 (23.08%) Service Delivery
12 8 (20.51%) F5
13 7 (17.95%) Banking
13 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
14 6 (15.38%) HP
14 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (15.38%) SQL
14 6 (15.38%) Migration
15 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (12.82%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (12.82%) .NET
15 5 (12.82%) Oracle
15 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
15 5 (12.82%) IIS
15 5 (12.82%) Linux
15 5 (12.82%) JBoss

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (12.82%) IIS
1 5 (12.82%) JBoss
1 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
1 5 (12.82%) 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 25 (64.10%) DNS
2 22 (56.41%) WAN
3 13 (33.33%) BGP
3 13 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 10 (25.64%) LAN
5 5 (12.82%) Network Security
6 4 (10.26%) MPLS
7 3 (7.69%) DHCP
7 3 (7.69%) SAN
8 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (17.95%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Network Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Migration Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Network Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Support Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.13%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Consultant
6 1 (2.56%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) Web Services
2 3 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Linux
2 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.26%) Windows 2000 Server
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000
4 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Load Balancing
2 11 (28.21%) ITIL
3 9 (23.08%) Service Delivery
4 6 (15.38%) Migration
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 6 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) VB
2 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (71.79%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (58.97%) CCNP
3 16 (41.03%) CCNA
4 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (12.82%) MCSE
6 4 (10.26%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.56%) MCTS
7 1 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.56%) MCSA
7 1 (2.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.56%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (2.56%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Foglight
1 2 (5.13%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.56%) WSUS
2 1 (2.56%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (66.67%) Cisco
2 19 (48.72%) CheckPoint
3 8 (20.51%) F5
4 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
5 6 (15.38%) HP
6 5 (12.82%) Oracle
7 3 (7.69%) EMC
7 3 (7.69%) NetApp
8 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
8 2 (5.13%) Citrix
8 2 (5.13%) VMware
8 2 (5.13%) Symantec
8 2 (5.13%) New Relic
9 1 (2.56%) Websense
9 1 (2.56%) Dell
9 1 (2.56%) IBM