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 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 16 31 37
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 36 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 7.52% 2.92% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 46.15% 18.87% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 3 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £264 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.36% -34.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £279 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -9.52%
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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
78 53 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 16.28% 15.45% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 20 38
Average daily rate £275 £280 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -22.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% +36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £25.45 £15.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -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 April 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 April 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 +6 18 £275 +4.36% 5
Rotherham -5 2 - -
Doncaster - 2 £300 - 1
Firewall
Yorkshire

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 37 (60.66%) Cisco
2 30 (49.18%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (44.26%) DNS
4 26 (42.62%) Load Balancing
5 25 (40.98%) Windows
5 25 (40.98%) CCNP
6 22 (36.07%) CheckPoint
6 22 (36.07%) WAN
7 21 (34.43%) .NET
8 20 (32.79%) SQL Server
8 20 (32.79%) ITIL
8 20 (32.79%) Linux
9 19 (31.15%) IIS
10 18 (29.51%) SQL
10 18 (29.51%) CCNA
11 17 (27.87%) JBoss
12 16 (26.23%) Oracle
12 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
12 16 (26.23%) Migration
12 16 (26.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (22.95%) BizTalk Server
13 14 (22.95%) XML
13 14 (22.95%) SharePoint
14 13 (21.31%) BGP
14 13 (21.31%) EIGRP
15 12 (19.67%) Web Services
16 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (18.03%) F5
17 10 (16.39%) Windows 2000 Server

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 19 (31.15%) IIS
2 17 (27.87%) JBoss
3 14 (22.95%) SharePoint
3 14 (22.95%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.28%) NetWeaver
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 27 (44.26%) DNS
2 22 (36.07%) WAN
3 13 (21.31%) BGP
3 13 (21.31%) EIGRP
4 10 (16.39%) LAN
5 5 (8.20%) Network Security
6 4 (6.56%) MPLS
7 3 (4.92%) DHCP
7 3 (4.92%) SAN
8 2 (3.28%) DMZ
8 2 (3.28%) HTTPS
8 2 (3.28%) FTP
8 2 (3.28%) HTTP
9 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.64%) Wireless
9 1 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.79%) SQL Server
2 16 (26.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.28%) DB2
General
1 7 (11.48%) Banking
2 2 (3.28%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (29.51%) Network Engineer
2 14 (22.95%) Migration Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 10 (16.39%) Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) Applications Support
6 5 (8.20%) Network Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.92%) Support Manager
7 3 (4.92%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Cisco Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Firewall Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Designer
8 2 (3.28%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.28%) Solutions Designer
8 2 (3.28%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (34.43%) .NET
2 14 (22.95%) XML
3 12 (19.67%) Web Services
4 2 (3.28%) HTML
4 2 (3.28%) XSD
4 2 (3.28%) JMS
4 2 (3.28%) WSDL
4 2 (3.28%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (3.28%) Middleware
4 2 (3.28%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (3.28%) JSON
4 2 (3.28%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (3.28%) REST
4 2 (3.28%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
1 2 (3.28%) Clustering
1 2 (3.28%) Open Source
2 1 (1.64%) Private Cloud
2 1 (1.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (40.98%) Windows
2 20 (32.79%) Linux
3 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (16.39%) Windows 2000 Server
4 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (13.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (13.11%) Windows 2000
6 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (42.62%) Load Balancing
2 20 (32.79%) ITIL
3 16 (26.23%) Migration
4 9 (14.75%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.56%) Supplier Management
6 3 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.28%) SOA
7 2 (3.28%) Line Management
8 1 (1.64%) Software Deployment
8 1 (1.64%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.51%) SQL
2 8 (13.11%) VB
2 8 (13.11%) PowerShell
2 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.28%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (49.18%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (40.98%) CCNP
3 18 (29.51%) CCNA
4 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (8.20%) MCSE
6 4 (6.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.64%) MCTS
7 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.64%) MCSA
7 1 (1.64%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.64%) vSphere
2 1 (1.64%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (1.64%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) Foglight
2 2 (3.28%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.64%) WSUS
3 1 (1.64%) SCCM
3 1 (1.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (60.66%) Cisco
2 22 (36.07%) CheckPoint
3 16 (26.23%) Microsoft
3 16 (26.23%) Oracle
4 11 (18.03%) F5
5 9 (14.75%) EMC
5 9 (14.75%) NetApp
6 8 (13.11%) Red Hat
6 8 (13.11%) HP
7 4 (6.56%) New Relic
8 3 (4.92%) VMware
9 2 (3.28%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.28%) Symantec
9 2 (3.28%) Websense
9 2 (3.28%) Intel
9 2 (3.28%) Citrix
9 2 (3.28%) Software AG
9 2 (3.28%) SAP
10 1 (1.64%) IBM
10 1 (1.64%) Dell
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