The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firewall
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 34 14
Rank change year-on-year -9 -20  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 1.61% 4.40% 6.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.50% 27.14% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 13
Median daily rate £200 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.66% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £204 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £400 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.44 £20.63 £27.50
% change year-on-year -5.75% -25.00%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 80 70 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 21.51% 16.20% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 34
Median daily rate £500 £400 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +36.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £187 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £11.50 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.28% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Sheffield

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Sheffield.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Sheffield

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Sheffield over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Sheffield

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Sheffield

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Sheffield region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 12 (50.00%) Cisco
2 10 (41.67%) CheckPoint
2 10 (41.67%) Migration
2 10 (41.67%) F5
3 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (29.17%) Blue Coat
5 6 (25.00%) Brocade
5 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 5 (20.83%) Use Case
6 5 (20.83%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
6 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (20.83%) Linux
6 5 (20.83%) HTTP
6 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (20.83%) Puppet
6 5 (20.83%) SIEM
6 5 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (20.83%) Anomaly Detection
6 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (20.83%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (20.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (16.67%) GoCD
7 4 (16.67%) Threat Detection
7 4 (16.67%) Threat Modelling
7 4 (16.67%) Software Delivery
7 4 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (16.67%) High Availability
7 4 (16.67%) Jenkins

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) Liferay
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) IaaS
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (20.83%) HTTP
2 5 (20.83%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (12.50%) BGP
3 3 (12.50%) Network Security
4 2 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (4.17%) DMZ
5 1 (4.17%) DNS
5 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (4.17%) Internet
5 1 (4.17%) LAN
5 1 (4.17%) OSPF
5 1 (4.17%) TACACS
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) Wireless
5 1 (4.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) GoCD
1 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) git-flow
2 1 (4.17%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) Metasploit
2 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Administrator
5 3 (12.50%) Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Blue Coat Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Administrator
7 1 (4.17%) Active Directory Administrator
7 1 (4.17%) Architect
7 1 (4.17%) AWS Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Exchange Administrator
7 1 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Security Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Security Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Wireless Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.17%) LAMP
1 1 (4.17%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Migration
2 5 (20.83%) Anomaly Detection
2 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
2 5 (20.83%) Continuous Delivery
2 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (20.83%) SIEM
2 5 (20.83%) Use Case
3 4 (16.67%) High Availability
3 4 (16.67%) Software Delivery
3 4 (16.67%) Threat Detection
3 4 (16.67%) Threat Modelling
4 3 (12.50%) DevOps
5 2 (8.33%) Facilities Management
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.17%) Information Security
6 1 (4.17%) SDLC
6 1 (4.17%) Security Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Security Patching
6 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
1 4 (16.67%) Python
1 4 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) PHP
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (8.33%) CCNP
4 1 (4.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (4.17%) CCSP
4 1 (4.17%) CISSP
4 1 (4.17%) IISP
4 1 (4.17%) ISSAP
4 1 (4.17%) ISSEP
4 1 (4.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) Shibboleth
3 1 (4.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 5 (20.83%) Puppet
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.17%) Nessus
2 1 (4.17%) Nmap
2 1 (4.17%) OpenView
2 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco
2 10 (41.67%) CheckPoint
2 10 (41.67%) F5
3 7 (29.17%) Blue Coat
4 6 (25.00%) Brocade
5 4 (16.67%) Atlassian
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix
6 1 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.17%) WSO2