The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 31 41 41
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 33 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.62% 2.96% 2.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.81% 23.38% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 8
Average daily rate
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£294 £355 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.25% +77.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +1.11%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
133 77 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.63% 12.66% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 33 38
Average daily rate £308 £400 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.12% +150.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £146 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £16.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
Firewall
West Midlands

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 31 (64.58%) Cisco
2 29 (60.42%) CheckPoint
3 22 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (41.67%) Juniper
5 19 (39.58%) CCNP
6 14 (29.17%) Blue Coat
7 13 (27.08%) LAN
7 13 (27.08%) VPN
8 12 (25.00%) WAN
8 12 (25.00%) Network Security
9 11 (22.92%) Linux
10 9 (18.75%) DNS
10 9 (18.75%) TCP/IP
10 9 (18.75%) OSPF
10 9 (18.75%) BGP
10 9 (18.75%) Load Balancing
10 9 (18.75%) F5
11 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 8 (16.67%) Finance
11 8 (16.67%) Clustering
11 8 (16.67%) Solaris
12 7 (14.58%) UNIX
13 6 (12.50%) Windows
13 6 (12.50%) Perl
13 6 (12.50%) CCNA
13 6 (12.50%) Avaya
13 6 (12.50%) Tcl
13 6 (12.50%) Internet
14 5 (10.42%) ITIL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.08%) LAN
1 13 (27.08%) VPN
2 12 (25.00%) WAN
2 12 (25.00%) Network Security
3 9 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 9 (18.75%) DNS
3 9 (18.75%) OSPF
3 9 (18.75%) BGP
4 6 (12.50%) Internet
5 4 (8.33%) Extranet
5 4 (8.33%) DHCP
5 4 (8.33%) Junos
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (6.25%) SAN
6 3 (6.25%) BIG-IP
6 3 (6.25%) Multicast
6 3 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (4.17%) Ethernet
7 2 (4.17%) VoIP
7 2 (4.17%) WLAN
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Banking
3 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 3 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Network Engineer
1 13 (27.08%) Firewall Engineer
2 4 (8.33%) Consultant
3 3 (6.25%) Security Consultant
3 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (6.25%) Administrator
4 2 (4.17%) Network Analyst
4 2 (4.17%) Service Manager
4 2 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (4.17%) Network Manager
4 2 (4.17%) Architect
4 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
4 2 (4.17%) Analyst
4 2 (4.17%) Network Consultant
4 2 (4.17%) Lead Architect
4 2 (4.17%) Network Support
4 2 (4.17%) Security Engineer
4 2 (4.17%) Network Architect
4 2 (4.17%) Solaris Administrator
4 2 (4.17%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Clustering
2 3 (6.25%) CMDB
3 1 (2.08%) RMADS
3 1 (2.08%) LPAR
3 1 (2.08%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (2.08%) CESG
3 1 (2.08%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Linux
2 8 (16.67%) Solaris
3 7 (14.58%) UNIX
4 6 (12.50%) Windows
5 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.08%) AIX
7 1 (2.08%) HPUX
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) Load Balancing
2 5 (10.42%) Risk Assessment
2 5 (10.42%) ITIL
3 4 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 4 (8.33%) Network Design
3 4 (8.33%) Low Latency
3 4 (8.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 3 (6.25%) Migration
5 2 (4.17%) ERP
5 2 (4.17%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (2.08%) Business Transformation
6 1 (2.08%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.08%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.08%) Project Management
6 1 (2.08%) Change Management
6 1 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.08%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.08%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) Perl
1 6 (12.50%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 22 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (39.58%) CCNP
3 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 6 (12.50%) CCNA
5 4 (8.33%) CCSA
5 4 (8.33%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (4.17%) CCDP
6 2 (4.17%) Degree
7 1 (2.08%) CCIE
7 1 (2.08%) CCSE
7 1 (2.08%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.08%) PMP
7 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.08%) GPG13
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (2.08%) SRDF
2 1 (2.08%) NFS
2 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (2.08%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.08%) Snort
2 1 (2.08%) Squid
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) NetBackup
1 3 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.08%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 31 (64.58%) Cisco
2 29 (60.42%) CheckPoint
3 20 (41.67%) Juniper
4 14 (29.17%) Blue Coat
5 9 (18.75%) F5
6 6 (12.50%) Avaya
7 3 (6.25%) Citrix
7 3 (6.25%) BMC
7 3 (6.25%) IBM
7 3 (6.25%) Sourcefire
7 3 (6.25%) McAfee
7 3 (6.25%) NetApp
7 3 (6.25%) Veritas
7 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.25%) SonicWALL
8 2 (4.17%) Foundry
8 2 (4.17%) Radware
8 2 (4.17%) VMware
8 2 (4.17%) Mitel
8 2 (4.17%) Sun
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