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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 16 44 50
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 62 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.52% 2.61% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 39.74% 21.62% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 10 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.25 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+159.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -5.00%
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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
156 74 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.93% 12.05% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 41 29
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £183 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 £12.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.92% -1.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 1 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 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 (71.43%) Cisco
2 41 (48.81%) CheckPoint
3 36 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (38.10%) F5
5 30 (35.71%) OSPF
6 29 (34.52%) BGP
7 27 (32.14%) Juniper
8 23 (27.38%) CCNA
9 22 (26.19%) Network Security
10 19 (22.62%) Linux
10 19 (22.62%) VPN
11 17 (20.24%) UNIX
11 17 (20.24%) CCNP
12 16 (19.05%) TCP/IP
12 16 (19.05%) ITIL
12 16 (19.05%) LAN
12 16 (19.05%) Project Management
12 16 (19.05%) Load Balancing
13 15 (17.86%) Solaris
14 14 (16.67%) Windows
14 14 (16.67%) WAN
14 14 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (13.10%) Banking
15 11 (13.10%) MPLS
15 11 (13.10%) PRINCE2
15 11 (13.10%) Blue Coat
16 10 (11.90%) Marketing
16 10 (11.90%) SC Cleared
16 10 (11.90%) Security Cleared
16 10 (11.90%) ITIL V3

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 2 (2.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.19%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.57%) MS Office
3 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 30 (35.71%) OSPF
2 29 (34.52%) BGP
3 22 (26.19%) Network Security
4 19 (22.62%) VPN
5 16 (19.05%) TCP/IP
5 16 (19.05%) LAN
6 14 (16.67%) WAN
6 14 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (13.10%) MPLS
8 9 (10.71%) DNS
8 9 (10.71%) Multicast
9 8 (9.52%) Structured Cabling
10 6 (7.14%) Junos
11 5 (5.95%) IPsec
12 4 (4.76%) Wireless
12 4 (4.76%) SSL
12 4 (4.76%) SAN
12 4 (4.76%) Internet
13 3 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 3 (3.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.19%) DTS
General
1 11 (13.10%) Banking
2 10 (11.90%) Marketing
3 9 (10.71%) Finance
4 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 5 (5.95%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.38%) Electronics
6 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 24 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 18 (21.43%) Project Manager
3 12 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 11 (13.10%) Technical Manager
4 11 (13.10%) Technical Project Manager
4 11 (13.10%) Firewall Engineer
5 9 (10.71%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Network Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Network Project Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Network Specialist
8 3 (3.57%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Architect
9 2 (2.38%) Network Consultant
9 2 (2.38%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (2.38%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.38%) Middleware
2 1 (1.19%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) Clustering
2 2 (2.38%) DTV
2 2 (2.38%) User Experience
2 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.19%) iSeries
3 1 (1.19%) AS400
3 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.62%) Linux
2 17 (20.24%) UNIX
3 15 (17.86%) Solaris
4 14 (16.67%) Windows
5 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.19%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.05%) ITIL
1 16 (19.05%) Project Management
1 16 (19.05%) Load Balancing
2 11 (13.10%) PRINCE2
3 10 (11.90%) ITIL V3
4 7 (8.33%) PRINCE
5 5 (5.95%) Change Control
5 5 (5.95%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (4.76%) Network Management
7 3 (3.57%) Low Latency
7 3 (3.57%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 3 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.57%) Network Design
7 3 (3.57%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.57%) Migration
7 3 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
1 3 (3.57%) Tcl
1 3 (3.57%) Perl
2 2 (2.38%) SQL
2 2 (2.38%) VB
2 2 (2.38%) VBA
2 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (27.38%) CCNA
3 17 (20.24%) CCNP
4 10 (11.90%) SC Cleared
4 10 (11.90%) Security Cleared
5 7 (8.33%) CCSA
6 6 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
6 6 (7.14%) PMP
6 6 (7.14%) PMI Certification
6 6 (7.14%) CCIE
7 2 (2.38%) CISSP
7 2 (2.38%) CCSE
8 1 (1.19%) HP APS
8 1 (1.19%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.19%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.19%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.19%) MCITP
8 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.19%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.57%) SLA
3 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.19%) vSphere
3 1 (1.19%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.57%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (2.38%) OPNET
3 2 (2.38%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.38%) OpenView
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.19%) WSUS
4 1 (1.19%) Control-M
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.19%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 60 (71.43%) Cisco
2 41 (48.81%) CheckPoint
3 32 (38.10%) F5
4 27 (32.14%) Juniper
5 11 (13.10%) Blue Coat
6 5 (5.95%) Sourcefire
6 5 (5.95%) Microsoft
6 5 (5.95%) VMware
7 4 (4.76%) HP
8 3 (3.57%) BMC
8 3 (3.57%) IBM
8 3 (3.57%) Symantec
9 2 (2.38%) SAP
9 2 (2.38%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.38%) Riverbed
9 2 (2.38%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.19%) Aerohive Networks
10 1 (1.19%) Ruckus Wireless
10 1 (1.19%) WatchGuard
10 1 (1.19%) SonicWALL
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