The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 27 17 46
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +29
Contract jobs citing Firewall 42 62 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.48% 7.46% 2.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.22% 38.27% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 40 10
Median daily rate £340 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £288 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £411 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.25 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.43% +159.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £29.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.68% +52.63%
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
139 162 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.12% 19.49% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 100 42
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £281 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 6
Median hourly rate £11.80 £26.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.61% +103.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £14.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £28.00 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 May 2016.

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 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 33 (50.00%) Cisco
2 22 (33.33%) WAN
3 20 (30.30%) LAN
4 19 (28.79%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (25.76%) Juniper
5 17 (25.76%) Security Cleared
6 15 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (22.73%) Active Directory
7 14 (21.21%) CCNA
8 13 (19.70%) SC Cleared
9 12 (18.18%) Data Centre
9 12 (18.18%) CheckPoint
9 12 (18.18%) DNS
9 12 (18.18%) Windows
10 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 11 (16.67%) Citrix
11 10 (15.15%) Wireless
12 9 (13.64%) Finance
12 9 (13.64%) CCNP
12 9 (13.64%) ITIL
12 9 (13.64%) VPN
13 8 (12.12%) MS Exchange
14 7 (10.61%) F5
14 7 (10.61%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (10.61%) VLAN
14 7 (10.61%) Change Management
14 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
14 7 (10.61%) VoIP
14 7 (10.61%) IBM
14 7 (10.61%) BGP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.06%) IIS
4 3 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.55%) SAS
4 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.55%) MS Office
3 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.52%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 22 (33.33%) WAN
2 20 (30.30%) LAN
3 15 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (18.18%) DNS
5 10 (15.15%) Wireless
6 9 (13.64%) VPN
7 7 (10.61%) BGP
7 7 (10.61%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (10.61%) VLAN
7 7 (10.61%) VoIP
8 6 (9.09%) SSL
9 5 (7.58%) Internet
9 5 (7.58%) Network Security
9 5 (7.58%) OSPF
10 4 (6.06%) EIGRP
10 4 (6.06%) Junos
10 4 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (4.55%) BIG-IP
11 3 (4.55%) H.323
11 3 (4.55%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 9 (13.64%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Retail
3 3 (4.55%) Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Publishing
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 10 (15.15%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (15.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (12.12%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Consultant
5 6 (9.09%) Firewall Consultant
5 6 (9.09%) IT Consultant
5 6 (9.09%) IT Security Consultant
5 6 (9.09%) Security Consultant
5 6 (9.09%) Security Technical Consultant
5 6 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
5 6 (9.09%) Technical Security Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) IT Risk Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Network Specialist
7 4 (6.06%) Risk Management Consultant
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) .NET
1 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.52%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 5 (7.58%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.06%) RSA SecurID
5 3 (4.55%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.52%) BYOD
6 1 (1.52%) CESG
6 1 (1.52%) CMDB
6 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.18%) Windows
2 7 (10.61%) Windows Server
3 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.58%) Apple iOS
4 5 (7.58%) Linux
4 5 (7.58%) Mac OS X
4 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.03%) Android
5 2 (3.03%) BlackBerry OS
5 2 (3.03%) Unix
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.52%) Fedora
6 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.64%) ITIL
2 7 (10.61%) Change Management
3 6 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (7.58%) Incident Management
4 5 (7.58%) Logistics
4 5 (7.58%) Problem Management
4 5 (7.58%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (7.58%) Risk Management
5 4 (6.06%) Coaching
5 4 (6.06%) Presales
5 4 (6.06%) Project Management
5 4 (6.06%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 4 (6.06%) Workflow
6 3 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.55%) Fault Management
6 3 (4.55%) Server Building
6 3 (4.55%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.06%) SQL
2 2 (3.03%) C#
3 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (28.79%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (25.76%) Security Cleared
3 14 (21.21%) CCNA
4 13 (19.70%) SC Cleared
5 9 (13.64%) CCNP
6 4 (6.06%) LPIC
7 3 (4.55%) CCDP
7 3 (4.55%) CCIE
8 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.52%) CISSP
8 1 (1.52%) Degree
8 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) PCI DSS
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.58%) Hyper-V
2 5 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.06%) Firmware
4 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) Backup Exec
1 5 (7.58%) NetBackup
1 5 (7.58%) SCOM
2 4 (6.06%) SCCM
3 3 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (4.55%) FortiGate
4 2 (3.03%) HAProxy
4 2 (3.03%) Nagios
Vendors
1 33 (50.00%) Cisco
2 17 (25.76%) Juniper
3 12 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 11 (16.67%) Citrix
4 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 7 (10.61%) F5
5 7 (10.61%) IBM
6 6 (9.09%) VMware
7 5 (7.58%) LogRhythm
7 5 (7.58%) MobileIron
7 5 (7.58%) Proofpoint
8 4 (6.06%) Fortinet
8 4 (6.06%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.55%) Dell
9 3 (4.55%) EMC
10 2 (3.03%) Acronis
10 2 (3.03%) Brocade
10 2 (3.03%) Infoblox
10 2 (3.03%) Meru Networks
10 2 (3.03%) Symantec