The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 33 45 44
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 34 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.42% 2.38% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.81% 18.99% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 4
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£350 £345 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -18.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £304 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £530 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £18.90 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+45.50% -27.30%
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
118 79 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.32% 12.56% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 51 42
Average daily rate £300 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £184 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 4
Average hourly rate £20.25 £14.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.64% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.20 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.10 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 (62.26%) Cisco
2 26 (49.06%) CheckPoint
3 25 (47.17%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (41.51%) Juniper
4 22 (41.51%) CCNP
5 15 (28.30%) VPN
6 13 (24.53%) Blue Coat
6 13 (24.53%) WAN
7 12 (22.64%) TCP/IP
7 12 (22.64%) Network Security
8 11 (20.75%) F5
8 11 (20.75%) LAN
8 11 (20.75%) Linux
9 9 (16.98%) ITIL
9 9 (16.98%) UNIX
9 9 (16.98%) Solaris
9 9 (16.98%) Load Balancing
10 8 (15.09%) Clustering
10 8 (15.09%) BGP
10 8 (15.09%) OSPF
10 8 (15.09%) SC Cleared
10 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
11 7 (13.21%) Internet
11 7 (13.21%) Extranet
11 7 (13.21%) CCNA
11 7 (13.21%) Finance
12 6 (11.32%) VMware
12 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
12 6 (11.32%) DNS
12 6 (11.32%) Windows

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
1 4 (7.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.89%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 15 (28.30%) VPN
2 13 (24.53%) WAN
3 12 (22.64%) TCP/IP
3 12 (22.64%) Network Security
4 11 (20.75%) LAN
5 8 (15.09%) BGP
5 8 (15.09%) OSPF
6 7 (13.21%) Internet
6 7 (13.21%) Extranet
7 6 (11.32%) DNS
7 6 (11.32%) SAN
7 6 (11.32%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (7.55%) Junos
9 3 (5.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (5.66%) MPLS
9 3 (5.66%) Ethernet
9 3 (5.66%) BIG-IP
10 2 (3.77%) Wireless
10 2 (3.77%) WLAN
10 2 (3.77%) 3G
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.55%) Banking
3 3 (5.66%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.89%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Billing
5 1 (1.89%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Network Engineer
2 13 (24.53%) Firewall Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Security Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Consultant
4 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Network Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Security Consultant
6 2 (3.77%) Service Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Network Manager
6 2 (3.77%) Network Support
6 2 (3.77%) Network Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Lead Architect
6 2 (3.77%) Network Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) Middleware
2 1 (1.89%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Clustering
2 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.77%) User Experience
3 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.89%) RMADS
3 1 (1.89%) CESG
3 1 (1.89%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Linux
2 9 (16.98%) UNIX
2 9 (16.98%) Solaris
3 6 (11.32%) Windows
4 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.98%) ITIL
1 9 (16.98%) Load Balancing
2 5 (9.43%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (7.55%) Network Design
3 4 (7.55%) E-Commerce
3 4 (7.55%) Low Latency
3 4 (7.55%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 3 (5.66%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (5.66%) Migration
5 2 (3.77%) Network Management
5 2 (3.77%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (1.89%) Business Transformation
6 1 (1.89%) Data Privacy
6 1 (1.89%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.89%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (1.89%) Security Architecture
6 1 (1.89%) Network Architecture
6 1 (1.89%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.89%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) Perl
1 6 (11.32%) Tcl
2 4 (7.55%) VB
2 4 (7.55%) VBA
2 4 (7.55%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (47.17%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (41.51%) CCNP
3 8 (15.09%) SC Cleared
3 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
4 7 (13.21%) CCNA
5 4 (7.55%) CCSA
5 4 (7.55%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (3.77%) CCSP
7 1 (1.89%) CISSP
7 1 (1.89%) PMP
7 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.89%) CCDP
7 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.89%) GPG13
2 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.89%) Squid
3 1 (1.89%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.89%) Snort
3 1 (1.89%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.66%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.77%) OPNET
4 1 (1.89%) OpenView
Vendors
1 33 (62.26%) Cisco
2 26 (49.06%) CheckPoint
3 22 (41.51%) Juniper
4 13 (24.53%) Blue Coat
5 11 (20.75%) F5
6 6 (11.32%) VMware
6 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
7 4 (7.55%) Red Hat
7 4 (7.55%) Avaya
8 3 (5.66%) SonicWALL
8 3 (5.66%) HP
8 3 (5.66%) Symantec
8 3 (5.66%) IBM
8 3 (5.66%) Sourcefire
9 2 (3.77%) Mitel
9 2 (3.77%) Radware
9 2 (3.77%) Nortel
9 2 (3.77%) BMC
9 2 (3.77%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.77%) Foundry
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