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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 33 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 24 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.82% 1.97% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.53% 15.19% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 3
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£363 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £125 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £375 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £21.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.19% -20.90%
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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
102 79 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.22% 12.99% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 52 22
Average daily rate £319 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £124 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +29.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 36 (64.29%) Cisco
2 22 (39.29%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (35.71%) CCNP
4 19 (33.93%) CheckPoint
5 17 (30.36%) Juniper
6 15 (26.79%) VPN
7 13 (23.21%) LAN
7 13 (23.21%) WAN
8 12 (21.43%) Linux
8 12 (21.43%) Blue Coat
8 12 (21.43%) Network Security
9 11 (19.64%) Windows
10 10 (17.86%) ITIL
10 10 (17.86%) F5
10 10 (17.86%) Load Balancing
11 9 (16.07%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (16.07%) UNIX
11 9 (16.07%) TCP/IP
12 8 (14.29%) CCNA
12 8 (14.29%) Solaris
12 8 (14.29%) OSPF
12 8 (14.29%) BGP
12 8 (14.29%) Clustering
13 7 (12.50%) VMware
13 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
13 7 (12.50%) Extranet
13 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (10.71%) Tcl
14 6 (10.71%) Perl

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 4 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.79%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.79%) VPN
2 13 (23.21%) LAN
2 13 (23.21%) WAN
3 12 (21.43%) Network Security
4 9 (16.07%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (16.07%) TCP/IP
5 8 (14.29%) OSPF
5 8 (14.29%) BGP
6 7 (12.50%) Extranet
7 5 (8.93%) SAN
7 5 (8.93%) Internet
7 5 (8.93%) MPLS
8 4 (7.14%) SSL
8 4 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (7.14%) Junos
9 2 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (3.57%) DSL
9 2 (3.57%) X.21
9 2 (3.57%) Wireless
9 2 (3.57%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.79%) DTS
2 1 (1.79%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 6 (10.71%) Finance
1 6 (10.71%) Banking
2 5 (8.93%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Local Government
4 1 (1.79%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 10 (17.86%) Firewall Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Consultant
5 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Network Consultant
5 4 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.36%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Security Officer
7 2 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Network Manager
7 2 (3.57%) IT Security Officer
7 2 (3.57%) NOC Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) Security Manager
8 1 (1.79%) Network Team Leader
8 1 (1.79%) Network Security Consultant
8 1 (1.79%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Clustering
2 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.36%) User Experience
3 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.79%) AS400
3 1 (1.79%) CESG
3 1 (1.79%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (1.79%) RMADS
3 1 (1.79%) iSeries
3 1 (1.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.43%) Linux
2 11 (19.64%) Windows
3 9 (16.07%) UNIX
4 8 (14.29%) Solaris
5 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.86%) ITIL
1 10 (17.86%) Load Balancing
2 5 (8.93%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (8.93%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (7.14%) E-Commerce
3 4 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (7.14%) Low Latency
3 4 (7.14%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 3 (5.36%) Network Management
5 2 (3.57%) Project Planning
5 2 (3.57%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.57%) Security Management
5 2 (3.57%) Migration
5 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.57%) Information Security
5 2 (3.57%) Project Management
5 2 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (1.79%) Data Analysis
6 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (1.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.71%) Perl
1 6 (10.71%) Tcl
2 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.14%) VB
2 4 (7.14%) VBA
3 3 (5.36%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.57%) SQL
5 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (39.29%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (35.71%) CCNP
3 8 (14.29%) CCNA
4 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.14%) CCSA
5 4 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (5.36%) CISSP
7 2 (3.57%) CCSP
8 1 (1.79%) MCITP
8 1 (1.79%) HP APS
8 1 (1.79%) MCSE
8 1 (1.79%) CCIE
8 1 (1.79%) CISM
8 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (5.36%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.57%) QA
3 1 (1.79%) SLA
3 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.79%) GPG13
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.79%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.79%) Snort
3 1 (1.79%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.36%) OPNET
3 2 (3.57%) OpenView
4 1 (1.79%) Control-M
4 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.79%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 36 (64.29%) Cisco
2 19 (33.93%) CheckPoint
3 17 (30.36%) Juniper
4 12 (21.43%) Blue Coat
5 10 (17.86%) F5
6 7 (12.50%) VMware
6 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 5 (8.93%) HP
8 4 (7.14%) IBM
8 4 (7.14%) BMC
8 4 (7.14%) Symantec
8 4 (7.14%) Red Hat
9 3 (5.36%) SolarWinds
9 3 (5.36%) Avaya
10 2 (3.57%) Nortel
10 2 (3.57%) Websense
10 2 (3.57%) Sourcefire
10 2 (3.57%) SonicWALL
10 2 (3.57%) Qualys
11 1 (1.79%) Riverbed