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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 20 15 30
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 24 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 6.27% 6.10% 2.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.57% 54.17% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 2
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£269 £294 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% +23.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £350 £248
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+0.11% -2.27%
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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
84 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 21.93% 11.27% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 19 15
Average daily rate £275 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £260 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £350 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -74.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.33 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £20.35 £44.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 26 (63.41%) Cisco
2 20 (48.78%) WAN
3 19 (46.34%) LAN
3 19 (46.34%) Windows
4 17 (41.46%) Microsoft
5 16 (39.02%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (34.15%) CCNA
6 14 (34.15%) TCP/IP
6 14 (34.15%) ITIL
7 13 (31.71%) MPLS
8 12 (29.27%) Linux
9 11 (26.83%) VPN
10 10 (24.39%) Migration
10 10 (24.39%) VoIP
10 10 (24.39%) Network Security
11 9 (21.95%) VLAN
11 9 (21.95%) JBoss
11 9 (21.95%) SQL
11 9 (21.95%) Oracle
11 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
11 9 (21.95%) IIS
11 9 (21.95%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (21.95%) Penetration Testing
12 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (19.51%) Web Services
12 8 (19.51%) .NET
12 8 (19.51%) SharePoint
12 8 (19.51%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (19.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (21.95%) IIS
1 9 (21.95%) JBoss
2 8 (19.51%) SharePoint
2 8 (19.51%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.44%) Apache
5 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.44%) Jetty
5 1 (2.44%) nginx
5 1 (2.44%) Confluence
5 1 (2.44%) Node.js
5 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Office
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (48.78%) WAN
2 19 (46.34%) LAN
3 14 (34.15%) TCP/IP
4 13 (31.71%) MPLS
5 11 (26.83%) VPN
6 10 (24.39%) VoIP
6 10 (24.39%) Network Security
7 9 (21.95%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (21.95%) VLAN
8 6 (14.63%) SSL
9 5 (12.20%) Wireless
9 5 (12.20%) DNS
10 3 (7.32%) SAN
10 3 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (7.32%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (4.88%) DHCP
12 1 (2.44%) FTP
12 1 (2.44%) HTTPS
12 1 (2.44%) DMZ
12 1 (2.44%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) MySQL
3 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Ant
1 1 (2.44%) PVCS
1 1 (2.44%) ClearCase
1 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.44%) JMeter
1 1 (2.44%) CruiseControl
1 1 (2.44%) Subversion
1 1 (2.44%) Maven
1 1 (2.44%) JIRA
1 1 (2.44%) Selenium
1 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.44%) Mercurial
1 1 (2.44%) Hudson
1 1 (2.44%) Gerrit
1 1 (2.44%) FishEye
1 1 (2.44%) Jasmine
1 1 (2.44%) Gradle
1 1 (2.44%) Artifactory
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Network Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Migration Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) IT Support
6 3 (7.32%) Senior IT Support
6 3 (7.32%) Support Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Network Manager
7 2 (4.88%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Support Manager
8 1 (2.44%) 3rd Line Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) .NET
1 8 (19.51%) Web Services
2 3 (7.32%) XML
3 1 (2.44%) LAMP
3 1 (2.44%) Java EE
3 1 (2.44%) jQuery
3 1 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
1 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.44%) Replication
2 1 (2.44%) Tandem
2 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (46.34%) Windows
2 12 (29.27%) Linux
3 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (17.07%) Windows 2000 Server
4 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (12.20%) Windows 2000
6 4 (9.76%) UNIX
7 2 (4.88%) Solaris
7 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.44%) AIX
8 1 (2.44%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) ITIL
2 10 (24.39%) Migration
3 9 (21.95%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (17.07%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (9.76%) Asset Management
5 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (9.76%) Supplier Management
5 4 (9.76%) Project Management
6 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.32%) Network Design
7 2 (4.88%) Line Management
8 1 (2.44%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (2.44%) DevOps
8 1 (2.44%) Data Privacy
8 1 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (2.44%) Scrum
8 1 (2.44%) Business Continuity
8 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
3 5 (12.20%) VB
3 5 (12.20%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.44%) Python
4 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.44%) Ruby
4 1 (2.44%) Perl
4 1 (2.44%) PHP
4 1 (2.44%) C++
4 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (39.02%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (34.15%) CCNA
3 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (12.20%) MCSE
5 4 (9.76%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (7.32%) CCNP
7 1 (2.44%) MCP
7 1 (2.44%) MCSA
7 1 (2.44%) MCTS
7 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.44%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (4.88%) vCloud
4 1 (2.44%) Docker
4 1 (2.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.44%) XenApp
4 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.44%) vSphere
4 1 (2.44%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (2.44%) PowerHA
4 1 (2.44%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.44%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) Foglight
2 2 (4.88%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.44%) WSUS
3 1 (2.44%) SCCM
3 1 (2.44%) SCOM
3 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.44%) Puppet
3 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.44%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 26 (63.41%) Cisco
2 17 (41.46%) Microsoft
3 9 (21.95%) Oracle
4 6 (14.63%) Red Hat
5 5 (12.20%) VMware
5 5 (12.20%) NetApp
5 5 (12.20%) HP
5 5 (12.20%) EMC
5 5 (12.20%) F5
5 5 (12.20%) New Relic
6 4 (9.76%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.32%) Blue Coat
7 3 (7.32%) Citrix
8 2 (4.88%) Symantec
9 1 (2.44%) Websense
9 1 (2.44%) Google
9 1 (2.44%) Atlassian
9 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.44%) Sun
9 1 (2.44%) IBM
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