The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 16 34 29
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 25 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 7.58% 2.26% 2.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.32% 12.50% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 2
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£260 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £124 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £320 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £21.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+6.32% -17.14%
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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 South Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
62 64 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 18.79% 18.08% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 42 20
Average daily rate £300 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £110 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £380 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.36 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +93.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.88 £6.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £25.00 £21.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the South Yorkshire region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the South Yorkshire region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +19 23 £260 -20.00%
Doncaster +4 1 £425 -
Barnsley - - - -
Firewall
Yorkshire

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 33 (76.74%) Cisco
2 28 (65.12%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (55.81%) CheckPoint
4 20 (46.51%) DNS
5 19 (44.19%) CCNP
5 19 (44.19%) Load Balancing
6 15 (34.88%) WAN
7 13 (30.23%) CCNA
8 10 (23.26%) EIGRP
8 10 (23.26%) BGP
9 9 (20.93%) Internet
9 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
9 9 (20.93%) ITIL
9 9 (20.93%) Wireless
10 8 (18.60%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (18.60%) IP Telephony
10 8 (18.60%) F5
10 8 (18.60%) Blackberry
11 7 (16.28%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (16.28%) Banking
12 6 (13.95%) Service Delivery
12 6 (13.95%) LAN
13 5 (11.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (11.63%) CISA
13 5 (11.63%) Risk Analysis
13 5 (11.63%) LINC
13 5 (11.63%) PCI DSS
14 4 (9.30%) VPN
15 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
15 3 (6.98%) Websense

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.33%) JBoss
2 1 (2.33%) IIS
2 1 (2.33%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (46.51%) DNS
2 15 (34.88%) WAN
3 10 (23.26%) EIGRP
3 10 (23.26%) BGP
4 9 (20.93%) Internet
4 9 (20.93%) Wireless
5 8 (18.60%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (18.60%) IP Telephony
6 7 (16.28%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (13.95%) LAN
8 4 (9.30%) VPN
9 3 (6.98%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (4.65%) MPLS
11 1 (2.33%) HTTPS
11 1 (2.33%) DHCP
11 1 (2.33%) HTTP
11 1 (2.33%) SNMP
11 1 (2.33%) DMZ
11 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) DB2
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (16.28%) Banking
2 3 (6.98%) Back Office
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (41.86%) Network Engineer
2 12 (27.91%) Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Consultant
3 8 (18.60%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (18.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Network Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Security Consultant
5 5 (11.63%) Security Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Cisco Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Support Technician
7 3 (6.98%) IT Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) IT Security Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Cisco Support
8 2 (4.65%) Risk Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Network Support
8 2 (4.65%) Principal Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Principal Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) .NET
1 2 (4.65%) Web Services
1 2 (4.65%) XML
2 1 (2.33%) XSD
2 1 (2.33%) WSDL
2 1 (2.33%) JMS
2 1 (2.33%) HTML
2 1 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.33%) Middleware
2 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (2.33%) JSON
2 1 (2.33%) REST
2 1 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.98%) CESG
3 2 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.33%) Open Source
4 1 (2.33%) FMCG
4 1 (2.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Load Balancing
2 9 (20.93%) ITIL
3 6 (13.95%) Service Delivery
4 5 (11.63%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (6.98%) Change Control
5 3 (6.98%) Information Security
5 3 (6.98%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.65%) Protective Monitoring
7 1 (2.33%) SOA
7 1 (2.33%) Service Management
7 1 (2.33%) Logistics
7 1 (2.33%) SIEM
7 1 (2.33%) Migration
7 1 (2.33%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) LINC
2 2 (4.65%) SQL
3 1 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (65.12%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (44.19%) CCNP
3 13 (30.23%) CCNA
4 5 (11.63%) CISA
5 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (11.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) SCCM
1 1 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 33 (76.74%) Cisco
2 24 (55.81%) CheckPoint
3 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
4 8 (18.60%) F5
5 3 (6.98%) Websense
5 3 (6.98%) Dell
6 2 (4.65%) SonicWALL
6 2 (4.65%) Nokia
6 2 (4.65%) Oracle
6 2 (4.65%) HP
7 1 (2.33%) SAP
7 1 (2.33%) EMC
7 1 (2.33%) Intel
7 1 (2.33%) Citrix
7 1 (2.33%) Software AG
7 1 (2.33%) Juniper
7 1 (2.33%) NetApp
7 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.33%) TippingPoint
7 1 (2.33%) VMware