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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 18 44 39
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 63 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.98% 2.48% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 39.87% 17.78% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 8 2
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£325 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £302 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £380 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -8.28%
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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
158 90 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.03% 13.98% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 45 21
Average daily rate £325 £323 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -16.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £168 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 3
Average hourly rate £27.25 £12.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.08% -18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 60 (72.29%) Cisco
2 41 (49.40%) CheckPoint
3 38 (45.78%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (38.55%) OSPF
5 31 (37.35%) F5
6 30 (36.14%) BGP
7 28 (33.73%) Juniper
8 24 (28.92%) CCNA
9 22 (26.51%) Network Security
10 20 (24.10%) CCNP
10 20 (24.10%) VPN
11 18 (21.69%) TCP/IP
12 17 (20.48%) ITIL
12 17 (20.48%) UNIX
13 16 (19.28%) Linux
13 16 (19.28%) Load Balancing
14 15 (18.07%) Solaris
14 15 (18.07%) LAN
15 14 (16.87%) Project Management
15 14 (16.87%) Data Centre
16 13 (15.66%) Cisco ASA
17 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
17 12 (14.46%) Security Cleared
17 12 (14.46%) MPLS
17 12 (14.46%) WAN
18 11 (13.25%) Banking
18 11 (13.25%) Blue Coat
19 10 (12.05%) Marketing
19 10 (12.05%) ITIL V3
19 10 (12.05%) Clustering

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 3 (3.61%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.82%) MS Project
3 3 (3.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 32 (38.55%) OSPF
2 30 (36.14%) BGP
3 22 (26.51%) Network Security
4 20 (24.10%) VPN
5 18 (21.69%) TCP/IP
6 15 (18.07%) LAN
7 13 (15.66%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (14.46%) MPLS
8 12 (14.46%) WAN
9 9 (10.84%) DNS
9 9 (10.84%) Multicast
10 8 (9.64%) Structured Cabling
11 6 (7.23%) Junos
12 5 (6.02%) IPsec
13 4 (4.82%) SAN
13 4 (4.82%) Internet
13 4 (4.82%) Wireless
13 4 (4.82%) VLAN
14 3 (3.61%) Cisco Nexus
14 3 (3.61%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.20%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (13.25%) Banking
2 10 (12.05%) Marketing
3 9 (10.84%) Finance
4 7 (8.43%) Telecoms
5 6 (7.23%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.41%) Electronics
6 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (28.92%) Network Engineer
2 17 (20.48%) Project Manager
3 11 (13.25%) Technical Project Manager
3 11 (13.25%) Technical Manager
3 11 (13.25%) Firewall Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) Security Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Analyst
6 4 (4.82%) Consultant
6 4 (4.82%) Administrator
6 4 (4.82%) Network Manager
6 4 (4.82%) Network Specialist
7 3 (3.61%) Network Project Manager
7 3 (3.61%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Network Analyst
7 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (2.41%) Network Consultant
8 2 (2.41%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.41%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) Middleware
2 1 (1.20%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.87%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.05%) Clustering
3 2 (2.41%) DTV
3 2 (2.41%) User Experience
3 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.20%) SecurID
4 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.48%) UNIX
2 16 (19.28%) Linux
3 15 (18.07%) Solaris
4 9 (10.84%) Windows
5 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.20%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.48%) ITIL
2 16 (19.28%) Load Balancing
3 14 (16.87%) Project Management
4 10 (12.05%) ITIL V3
5 9 (10.84%) PRINCE2
6 7 (8.43%) PRINCE
7 6 (7.23%) Change Control
8 4 (4.82%) E-Commerce
8 4 (4.82%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.82%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (4.82%) Network Management
9 3 (3.61%) Network Design
9 3 (3.61%) Low Latency
9 3 (3.61%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 3 (3.61%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (3.61%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (3.61%) Workflow
9 3 (3.61%) Migration
9 3 (3.61%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
1 3 (3.61%) Tcl
1 3 (3.61%) Perl
2 2 (2.41%) VB
2 2 (2.41%) VBA
2 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (45.78%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (28.92%) CCNA
3 20 (24.10%) CCNP
4 12 (14.46%) SC Cleared
4 12 (14.46%) Security Cleared
5 7 (8.43%) CCSA
6 6 (7.23%) Check Point Certification
6 6 (7.23%) PMP
6 6 (7.23%) PMI Certification
6 6 (7.23%) CCIE
7 3 (3.61%) CCSE
8 1 (1.20%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.20%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.20%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.20%) CISM
8 1 (1.20%) CISSP
8 1 (1.20%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
1 3 (3.61%) SLA
2 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (7.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.20%) vSphere
3 1 (1.20%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.20%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.61%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (2.41%) OpenView
3 2 (2.41%) OPNET
3 2 (2.41%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.20%) WSUS
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.20%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.20%) Control-M
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 60 (72.29%) Cisco
2 41 (49.40%) CheckPoint
3 31 (37.35%) F5
4 28 (33.73%) Juniper
5 11 (13.25%) Blue Coat
6 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
7 6 (7.23%) VMware
7 6 (7.23%) Sourcefire
8 3 (3.61%) BMC
8 3 (3.61%) HP
8 3 (3.61%) Citrix
9 2 (2.41%) SAP
9 2 (2.41%) Sun
9 2 (2.41%) IBM
9 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.41%) Symantec
9 2 (2.41%) Riverbed
9 2 (2.41%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.41%) Brocade
10 1 (1.20%) WatchGuard
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