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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 28 22
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 11 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 4.70% 4.96% 5.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.91% 32.20% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 11
Median daily rate £425 £418 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +51.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £379 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £478 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 £35.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year -9.64% +48.42%  

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 46 59 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 19.66% 15.40% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 39 21
Median daily rate £443 £500 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.50% +81.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £213 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £312
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £150.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

Firewall
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

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Sheffield

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Sheffield over the 3 months to 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Sheffield.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 8 (44.44%) Linux
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
2 7 (38.89%) LAN
3 6 (33.33%) WAN
3 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 6 (33.33%) Windows
3 6 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (27.78%) CCNP
4 5 (27.78%) CCNA
5 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 4 (22.22%) Python
5 4 (22.22%) Ruby
5 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
5 4 (22.22%) Migration
5 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
5 4 (22.22%) FortiGate
5 4 (22.22%) Software Delivery
5 4 (22.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (22.22%) GoCD
5 4 (22.22%) Atlassian
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
5 4 (22.22%) Barracuda Networks
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
5 4 (22.22%) Puppet

Firewall
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 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) PaaS
2 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) LAN
1 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
2 6 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (16.67%) DNS
3 3 (16.67%) Internet
4 2 (11.11%) DHCP
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security
4 2 (11.11%) VPN
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (5.56%) DMZ
5 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (5.56%) OSPF
5 1 (5.56%) SAN
5 1 (5.56%) SNMP
5 1 (5.56%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) GoCD
1 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
1 4 (22.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (11.11%) Banking
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) IT Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) IT Security Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Security Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Security Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Server Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Network Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) Unix
3 2 (11.11%) Windows NT
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 4 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (22.22%) High Availability
2 4 (22.22%) Migration
2 4 (22.22%) Risk Management
2 4 (22.22%) Software Delivery
3 3 (16.67%) Change Management
3 3 (16.67%) Information Security
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (11.11%) Computer Forensics
4 2 (11.11%) Computer Security
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.11%) Security Operations
4 2 (11.11%) SIEM
5 1 (5.56%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
1 4 (22.22%) Python
1 4 (22.22%) Ruby
2 1 (5.56%) PHP
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (27.78%) CCNA
2 5 (27.78%) CCNP
3 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 1 (5.56%) CCSP
4 1 (5.56%) CISA
4 1 (5.56%) CISSP
4 1 (5.56%) IISP
4 1 (5.56%) ISSAP
4 1 (5.56%) ISSEP
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) FortiGate
1 4 (22.22%) Puppet
2 3 (16.67%) SCOM
3 2 (11.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 4 (22.22%) Atlassian
3 4 (22.22%) Barracuda Networks
4 2 (11.11%) F5
5 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.56%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds