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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 20 42 39
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 52 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 7.16% 2.84% 2.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 42.62% 16.52% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 8 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £250 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £350 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -16.48%
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
122 115 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.80% 17.19% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 60 27
Average daily rate £325 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £171 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £453 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 2
Average hourly rate £26.50 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.83% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 2015.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 62 (72.94%) Cisco
2 46 (54.12%) CheckPoint
3 42 (49.41%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (41.18%) F5
5 33 (38.82%) OSPF
6 32 (37.65%) Juniper
7 30 (35.29%) BGP
8 29 (34.12%) CCNA
9 23 (27.06%) Network Security
10 22 (25.88%) CCNP
11 20 (23.53%) LAN
12 17 (20.00%) TCP/IP
12 17 (20.00%) VPN
12 17 (20.00%) WAN
12 17 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (18.82%) Load Balancing
13 16 (18.82%) ITIL
13 16 (18.82%) UNIX
13 16 (18.82%) Linux
14 15 (17.65%) Solaris
14 15 (17.65%) Project Management
15 13 (15.29%) SC Cleared
15 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
15 13 (15.29%) Data Centre
16 11 (12.94%) Clustering
17 10 (11.76%) Banking
17 10 (11.76%) Blue Coat
17 10 (11.76%) CCSA
17 10 (11.76%) MPLS
17 10 (11.76%) Microsoft

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (3.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.18%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.71%) MS Project
3 3 (3.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 33 (38.82%) OSPF
2 30 (35.29%) BGP
3 23 (27.06%) Network Security
4 20 (23.53%) LAN
5 17 (20.00%) WAN
5 17 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 17 (20.00%) VPN
5 17 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (11.76%) MPLS
7 9 (10.59%) Multicast
7 9 (10.59%) DNS
8 8 (9.41%) Structured Cabling
9 6 (7.06%) Junos
10 5 (5.88%) Internet
11 4 (4.71%) SAN
11 4 (4.71%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (4.71%) Wireless
11 4 (4.71%) VLAN
12 3 (3.53%) IPsec
12 3 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (11.76%) Banking
1 10 (11.76%) Marketing
2 8 (9.41%) Finance
3 7 (8.24%) Telecoms
4 6 (7.06%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Electronics
5 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (28.24%) Network Engineer
2 17 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 14 (16.47%) Firewall Engineer
4 11 (12.94%) Technical Manager
4 11 (12.94%) Technical Project Manager
5 9 (10.59%) Security Engineer
6 8 (9.41%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Consultant
8 4 (4.71%) Administrator
8 4 (4.71%) Network Specialist
9 3 (3.53%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Network Manager
9 3 (3.53%) Network Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (3.53%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.53%) Network Project Manager
10 2 (2.35%) Firewall Administrator
10 2 (2.35%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) CSS
1 2 (2.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.29%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.94%) Clustering
3 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.35%) DTV
4 2 (2.35%) SecurID
4 2 (2.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.82%) Linux
1 16 (18.82%) UNIX
2 15 (17.65%) Solaris
3 8 (9.41%) Windows
4 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.82%) ITIL
1 16 (18.82%) Load Balancing
2 15 (17.65%) Project Management
3 10 (11.76%) ITIL V3
4 9 (10.59%) PRINCE2
5 7 (8.24%) PRINCE
5 7 (8.24%) Change Control
6 5 (5.88%) Network Management
7 4 (4.71%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (4.71%) E-Commerce
7 4 (4.71%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.71%) Migration
7 4 (4.71%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (4.71%) Network Design
8 3 (3.53%) Workflow
8 3 (3.53%) Change Management
8 3 (3.53%) Low Latency
8 3 (3.53%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 2 (2.35%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.53%) Perl
1 3 (3.53%) Tcl
1 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.35%) VB
2 2 (2.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (49.41%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (34.12%) CCNA
3 22 (25.88%) CCNP
4 13 (15.29%) SC Cleared
4 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
5 10 (11.76%) CCSA
6 7 (8.24%) Check Point Certification
7 6 (7.06%) PMP
7 6 (7.06%) PMI Certification
7 6 (7.06%) CCIE
8 5 (5.88%) CCSE
9 1 (1.18%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.18%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.18%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.18%) CCSP
9 1 (1.18%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.35%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (8.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.18%) vSphere
3 1 (1.18%) Firmware
3 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.18%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.53%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.35%) OpenView
3 2 (2.35%) OPNET
3 2 (2.35%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.18%) WSUS
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 62 (72.94%) Cisco
2 46 (54.12%) CheckPoint
3 35 (41.18%) F5
4 32 (37.65%) Juniper
5 10 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 10 (11.76%) Blue Coat
6 7 (8.24%) Sourcefire
7 6 (7.06%) VMware
8 4 (4.71%) Brocade
9 3 (3.53%) HP
9 3 (3.53%) Citrix
10 2 (2.35%) BMC
10 2 (2.35%) Sun
10 2 (2.35%) IBM
10 2 (2.35%) Symantec
10 2 (2.35%) SAP
10 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.35%) Aerohive Networks
10 2 (2.35%) Riverbed
10 2 (2.35%) SolarWinds