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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 38 45 52
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 27 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.56% 1.44% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.84% 14.29% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 0
Average daily rate
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£370 £283 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.97% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -4.76%
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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
97 56 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.80% 10.09% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 33 37
Average daily rate £380 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £183 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £422 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% +23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 33 (64.71%) Cisco
2 18 (35.29%) F5
3 17 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 14 (27.45%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (25.49%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (23.53%) Juniper
6 12 (23.53%) VPN
7 11 (21.57%) Network Security
8 10 (19.61%) LAN
8 10 (19.61%) CCNP
9 8 (15.69%) CCNA
9 8 (15.69%) WAN
9 8 (15.69%) ITIL
9 8 (15.69%) Windows
10 7 (13.73%) Telecoms
10 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
10 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
11 5 (9.80%) Load Balancing
11 5 (9.80%) FortiGate
11 5 (9.80%) IPsec
11 5 (9.80%) Banking
11 5 (9.80%) Sourcefire
11 5 (9.80%) SSL
11 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
11 5 (9.80%) HP
11 5 (9.80%) MPLS
11 5 (9.80%) OSPF
11 5 (9.80%) BGP
12 4 (7.84%) BMC
12 4 (7.84%) Linux

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 14 (27.45%) Cisco ASA
2 12 (23.53%) VPN
3 11 (21.57%) Network Security
4 10 (19.61%) LAN
5 8 (15.69%) WAN
6 5 (9.80%) SSL
6 5 (9.80%) MPLS
6 5 (9.80%) OSPF
6 5 (9.80%) BGP
6 5 (9.80%) IPsec
7 4 (7.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
8 3 (5.88%) Wireless
9 2 (3.92%) VLAN
9 2 (3.92%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (3.92%) DSL
9 2 (3.92%) X.21
9 2 (3.92%) SAN
9 2 (3.92%) ATM
9 2 (3.92%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.96%) DTS
2 1 (1.96%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 7 (13.73%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.80%) Banking
3 4 (7.84%) Finance
4 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.92%) Electronics
4 2 (3.92%) Marketing
5 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) Security Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Consultant
3 5 (9.80%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Architect
4 4 (7.84%) Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Network Consultant
5 3 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Network Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Network Specialist
6 2 (3.92%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) IT Security Officer
6 2 (3.92%) Network Architect
6 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Security Officer
6 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Technical Architect
6 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) User Experience
2 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.92%) DTV
3 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.96%) AS400
3 1 (1.96%) Clustering
3 1 (1.96%) iSeries
3 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Windows
2 4 (7.84%) Linux
3 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.92%) UNIX
4 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.96%) AIX
5 1 (1.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) ITIL
2 5 (9.80%) Load Balancing
3 4 (7.84%) Network Management
3 4 (7.84%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.88%) Network Design
4 3 (5.88%) Project Management
4 3 (5.88%) Performance Management
4 3 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.92%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (3.92%) Change Control
5 2 (3.92%) Line Management
5 2 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (3.92%) Coaching
5 2 (3.92%) Service Management
5 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.92%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.92%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) VB
2 1 (1.96%) VBA
2 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (19.61%) CCNP
3 8 (15.69%) CCNA
4 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
4 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.88%) CISSP
5 3 (5.88%) CCIE
6 1 (1.96%) CCSP
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.96%) CISM
6 1 (1.96%) MCITP
6 1 (1.96%) HP APS
6 1 (1.96%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (7.84%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.88%) SLA
3 2 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.96%) ProxySG
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.88%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (5.88%) OpenView
2 3 (5.88%) OPNET
3 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.96%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.96%) Control-M
3 1 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 33 (64.71%) Cisco
2 18 (35.29%) F5
3 17 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 12 (23.53%) Juniper
5 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
5 5 (9.80%) HP
5 5 (9.80%) Sourcefire
6 4 (7.84%) BMC
7 3 (5.88%) SolarWinds
7 3 (5.88%) VMware
7 3 (5.88%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.92%) Qualys
8 2 (3.92%) IBM
8 2 (3.92%) SAP
8 2 (3.92%) Symantec
9 1 (1.96%) Websense
9 1 (1.96%) Citrix
9 1 (1.96%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.96%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.96%) SonicWALL
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