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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 30 45 43
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 35 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.58% 2.60% 2.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.00% 20.73% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 5
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£331 £373 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.07% +148.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -32.69%
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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
125 82 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.34% 12.52% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 51 47
Average daily rate £310 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.10 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 34 (65.38%) Cisco
2 28 (53.85%) CheckPoint
3 25 (48.08%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (44.23%) Juniper
5 22 (42.31%) CCNP
6 14 (26.92%) Blue Coat
6 14 (26.92%) VPN
7 12 (23.08%) Network Security
7 12 (23.08%) WAN
7 12 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 12 (23.08%) F5
8 11 (21.15%) Linux
9 10 (19.23%) LAN
10 9 (17.31%) UNIX
10 9 (17.31%) BGP
10 9 (17.31%) OSPF
10 9 (17.31%) Load Balancing
11 8 (15.38%) Finance
11 8 (15.38%) Clustering
11 8 (15.38%) ITIL
11 8 (15.38%) Solaris
11 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
11 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
12 7 (13.46%) CCNA
12 7 (13.46%) Internet
13 6 (11.54%) Extranet
13 6 (11.54%) Tcl
13 6 (11.54%) DNS
13 6 (11.54%) Perl
13 6 (11.54%) Windows

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.92%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.92%) VPN
2 12 (23.08%) Network Security
2 12 (23.08%) WAN
2 12 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 10 (19.23%) LAN
4 9 (17.31%) BGP
4 9 (17.31%) OSPF
5 7 (13.46%) Internet
6 6 (11.54%) Extranet
6 6 (11.54%) DNS
7 5 (9.62%) SAN
7 5 (9.62%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (7.69%) Junos
8 4 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (5.77%) BIG-IP
9 3 (5.77%) Ethernet
9 3 (5.77%) MPLS
9 3 (5.77%) Multicast
10 2 (3.85%) 3G
10 2 (3.85%) WLAN
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.77%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.77%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Automotive
5 1 (1.92%) Billing
5 1 (1.92%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Network Engineer
2 13 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) Consultant
4 4 (7.69%) Network Consultant
4 4 (7.69%) Security Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Security Consultant
5 3 (5.77%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Network Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Network Services Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) Lead Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Service Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Network Support
6 2 (3.85%) Network Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) Middleware
2 1 (1.92%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Clustering
2 2 (3.85%) User Experience
3 1 (1.92%) CESG
3 1 (1.92%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) RMADS
3 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.15%) Linux
2 9 (17.31%) UNIX
3 8 (15.38%) Solaris
4 6 (11.54%) Windows
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) Load Balancing
2 8 (15.38%) ITIL
3 5 (9.62%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (7.69%) Low Latency
4 4 (7.69%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 4 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 4 (7.69%) Network Design
5 3 (5.77%) Migration
5 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.77%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (3.85%) Network Management
6 2 (3.85%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.92%) Change Management
7 1 (1.92%) Information Security
7 1 (1.92%) Data Analysis
7 1 (1.92%) Fund Management
7 1 (1.92%) Wealth Management
7 1 (1.92%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) Tcl
1 6 (11.54%) Perl
2 3 (5.77%) VB
2 3 (5.77%) VBA
2 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (48.08%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (42.31%) CCNP
3 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 7 (13.46%) CCNA
5 4 (7.69%) Check Point Certification
5 4 (7.69%) CCSA
6 2 (3.85%) CCDP
6 2 (3.85%) Degree
7 1 (1.92%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.92%) CCSE
7 1 (1.92%) CCIE
7 1 (1.92%) CCSP
7 1 (1.92%) PMP
7 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.92%) GPG13
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.92%) Snort
3 1 (1.92%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.92%) Squid
3 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) NetBackup
1 3 (5.77%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.85%) OPNET
3 1 (1.92%) OpenView
Vendors
1 34 (65.38%) Cisco
2 28 (53.85%) CheckPoint
3 23 (44.23%) Juniper
4 14 (26.92%) Blue Coat
5 12 (23.08%) F5
6 5 (9.62%) VMware
7 4 (7.69%) Avaya
7 4 (7.69%) Microsoft
8 3 (5.77%) Sourcefire
8 3 (5.77%) HP
8 3 (5.77%) McAfee
8 3 (5.77%) Red Hat
8 3 (5.77%) SonicWALL
9 2 (3.85%) Foundry
9 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.85%) BMC
9 2 (3.85%) Symantec
9 2 (3.85%) Radware
9 2 (3.85%) Nortel
9 2 (3.85%) IBM
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