The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had Firewall Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall Engineer
Rank 68 55 54
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 4 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.52% 0.54% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.56% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Median daily rate £356 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.09% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £315 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £335 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £381 £284
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +34.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +74.19%
Firewall Engineer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
748 717 656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.52% 97.15% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 447 380
Median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 38 37
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £42.25 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

Firewall Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Birmingham region that featured Firewall Engineer in the job title.

Firewall Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Firewall Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Firewall Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, Firewall Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring Firewall Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) vSphere
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 8
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (66.67%) Juniper
3 4 (66.67%) SAN
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) IPv4
3 4 (66.67%) CCNP
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) MCSE
3 4 (66.67%) MCSA
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (66.67%) Ubuntu
4 2 (33.33%) Symantec
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Splunk
5 1 (16.67%) SIEM

Firewall Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
3 4 (66.67%) IPv4
3 4 (66.67%) SAN
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Ubuntu
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows 8
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (16.67%) Security Operations
1 1 (16.67%) SIEM
1 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CCNP
2 4 (66.67%) MCSA
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Juniper
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Symantec
4 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
4 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
4 1 (16.67%) Splunk