The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 26 18 45
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +27
Contract jobs citing Firewall 45 63 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.82% 7.75% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.14% 38.65% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 39 8
Median daily rate £330 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £286 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.43% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £26.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.92% +39.47%
Firewall
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
140 163 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.11% 20.05% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 102 45
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £285 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 9
Median hourly rate £12.15 £26.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.15% +76.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £16.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 25 May 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 34 (51.52%) Cisco
2 23 (34.85%) LAN
2 23 (34.85%) WAN
3 20 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (25.76%) Juniper
5 16 (24.24%) Windows
5 16 (24.24%) Security Cleared
6 15 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (22.73%) Active Directory
7 14 (21.21%) CCNA
8 13 (19.70%) CheckPoint
8 13 (19.70%) DNS
8 13 (19.70%) SC Cleared
8 13 (19.70%) Data Centre
9 11 (16.67%) VPN
9 11 (16.67%) CCNP
9 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 11 (16.67%) Wireless
10 10 (15.15%) Finance
11 9 (13.64%) Citrix
11 9 (13.64%) MS Exchange
11 9 (13.64%) Windows Server
12 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
12 8 (12.12%) VoIP
12 8 (12.12%) Change Management
13 7 (10.61%) BGP
13 7 (10.61%) Blackberry
13 7 (10.61%) VMware
13 7 (10.61%) ITIL
13 7 (10.61%) IBM

Firewall
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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.06%) IIS
4 3 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.55%) SAS
4 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.52%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 23 (34.85%) LAN
1 23 (34.85%) WAN
2 15 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (19.70%) DNS
4 11 (16.67%) VPN
4 11 (16.67%) Wireless
5 8 (12.12%) VoIP
6 7 (10.61%) BGP
6 7 (10.61%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (10.61%) VLAN
7 6 (9.09%) Junos
7 6 (9.09%) Network Security
7 6 (9.09%) OSPF
8 5 (7.58%) Internet
9 4 (6.06%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (6.06%) DHCP
9 4 (6.06%) EIGRP
9 4 (6.06%) SSL
10 3 (4.55%) BIG-IP
10 3 (4.55%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 10 (15.15%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Retail
3 3 (4.55%) Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (42.42%) Network Engineer
2 10 (15.15%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (15.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (12.12%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Firewall Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) IT Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) IT Security Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Security Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Security Technical Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Technical Security Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) IT Risk Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Risk Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Risk Management Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) .NET
1 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.52%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.52%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.70%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.61%) Blackberry
3 6 (9.09%) Mobile App
3 6 (9.09%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (4.55%) EMC VNX
5 2 (3.03%) BYOD
6 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.52%) CESG
6 1 (1.52%) CMDB
6 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.24%) Windows
2 9 (13.64%) Windows Server
3 7 (10.61%) Mac OS X
3 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.09%) Apple iOS
5 5 (7.58%) Linux
5 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.55%) Android
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.03%) BlackBerry OS
7 2 (3.03%) Unix
8 1 (1.52%) Fedora
8 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.12%) Change Management
2 7 (10.61%) ITIL
2 7 (10.61%) Problem Management
3 6 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 6 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 6 (9.09%) Workflow
4 5 (7.58%) Coaching
4 5 (7.58%) Logistics
4 5 (7.58%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (7.58%) Risk Management
4 5 (7.58%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.06%) Presales
5 4 (6.06%) Project Management
6 3 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.55%) Line Management
6 3 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (4.55%) Server Building
6 3 (4.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.06%) SQL
2 2 (3.03%) C#
3 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (24.24%) Security Cleared
3 14 (21.21%) CCNA
4 13 (19.70%) SC Cleared
5 11 (16.67%) CCNP
6 4 (6.06%) LPIC
7 2 (3.03%) CCDP
7 2 (3.03%) CCIE
8 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.52%) CISSP
8 1 (1.52%) Degree
8 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.58%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.06%) Firmware
5 2 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) Backup Exec
1 5 (7.58%) NetBackup
1 5 (7.58%) SCOM
2 4 (6.06%) SCCM
3 3 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (3.03%) FortiGate
4 2 (3.03%) HAProxy
4 2 (3.03%) Nagios
Vendors
1 34 (51.52%) Cisco
2 17 (25.76%) Juniper
3 13 (19.70%) CheckPoint
4 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 9 (13.64%) Citrix
6 7 (10.61%) F5
6 7 (10.61%) IBM
6 7 (10.61%) VMware
7 6 (9.09%) MobileIron
8 5 (7.58%) LogRhythm
8 5 (7.58%) Proofpoint
9 4 (6.06%) Fortinet
9 4 (6.06%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.55%) Dell
10 3 (4.55%) EMC
11 2 (3.03%) Acronis
11 2 (3.03%) Brocade
11 2 (3.03%) Intel Security
11 2 (3.03%) Meru Networks
11 2 (3.03%) Symantec
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