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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 30 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 27 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.13% 3.37% 3.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.11% 26.92% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 18
Median daily rate £360 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £170 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £23.63
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -15.34%

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
112 78 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.15% 12.52% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 39 41
Median daily rate £325 £368 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.56% +28.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £158 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £10.73 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.47% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.35 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 27 February 2017.

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 February 2017, 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 41 (83.67%) Cisco
2 30 (61.22%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (46.94%) Juniper
4 21 (42.86%) CCNP
4 21 (42.86%) WAN
5 20 (40.82%) CheckPoint
6 18 (36.73%) LAN
6 18 (36.73%) Cisco ASA
7 16 (32.65%) BGP
8 15 (30.61%) F5
9 14 (28.57%) CCNA
9 14 (28.57%) OSPF
10 13 (26.53%) Network Design
10 13 (26.53%) VPN
10 13 (26.53%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (22.45%) Windows
11 11 (22.45%) Wireless
12 10 (20.41%) MPLS
12 10 (20.41%) Data Centre
13 9 (18.37%) Windows Server
13 9 (18.37%) Junos
13 9 (18.37%) Network Security
14 8 (16.33%) Network Management
14 8 (16.33%) Finance
15 7 (14.29%) Migration
15 7 (14.29%) CCDA
15 7 (14.29%) CCDP
15 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
15 7 (14.29%) DNS
15 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared

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 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.12%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.04%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Project
1 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.08%) Office 365
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.04%) IaaS
3 1 (2.04%) PaaS
3 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (42.86%) WAN
2 18 (36.73%) Cisco ASA
2 18 (36.73%) LAN
3 16 (32.65%) BGP
4 14 (28.57%) OSPF
5 13 (26.53%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (26.53%) VPN
6 11 (22.45%) Wireless
7 10 (20.41%) MPLS
8 9 (18.37%) Junos
8 9 (18.37%) Network Security
9 7 (14.29%) DNS
10 5 (10.20%) DHCP
10 5 (10.20%) EIGRP
10 5 (10.20%) IP Telephony
10 5 (10.20%) VLAN
10 5 (10.20%) VoIP
10 5 (10.20%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (8.16%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (8.16%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (16.33%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) Advertising
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (67.35%) Network Engineer
2 22 (44.90%) Cisco Engineer
3 21 (42.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Juniper Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) LAN Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) WAN Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Citrix Support
7 2 (4.08%) Citrix Support Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Support
7 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Principal Network Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) CSS
2 3 (6.12%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.04%) Clustering
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Windows
2 9 (18.37%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.12%) Linux
4 3 (6.12%) Unix
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) Network Design
2 8 (16.33%) Network Management
3 7 (14.29%) Migration
4 6 (12.24%) ITIL
5 5 (10.20%) Service Delivery
6 4 (8.16%) Change Management
6 4 (8.16%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
7 3 (6.12%) PRINCE
7 3 (6.12%) Project Management
8 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.08%) Application Packaging
8 2 (4.08%) Coaching
8 2 (4.08%) High Availability
8 2 (4.08%) Identity Management
8 2 (4.08%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (4.08%) Presales
8 2 (4.08%) Scrum
8 2 (4.08%) Six Sigma
8 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.04%) Perl
2 1 (2.04%) Python
2 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (61.22%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (42.86%) CCNP
3 14 (28.57%) CCNA
4 7 (14.29%) CCDA
4 7 (14.29%) CCDP
4 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
6 5 (10.20%) CCIE
7 4 (8.16%) CCVP
7 4 (8.16%) Degree
8 3 (6.12%) PMI Certification
8 3 (6.12%) PMP
9 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (4.08%) MCSE
9 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (2.04%) CCSA
10 1 (2.04%) CISM
10 1 (2.04%) JNCIA
10 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.08%) XenApp
4 1 (2.04%) Firmware
4 1 (2.04%) NFS
4 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 41 (83.67%) Cisco
2 23 (46.94%) Juniper
3 20 (40.82%) CheckPoint
4 15 (30.61%) F5
5 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 5 (10.20%) VMware
7 4 (8.16%) Citrix
7 4 (8.16%) Nokia
7 4 (8.16%) Riverbed
7 4 (8.16%) SolarWinds
8 3 (6.12%) EqualLogic
9 2 (4.08%) AirMagnet
9 2 (4.08%) CA
9 2 (4.08%) HP
10 1 (2.04%) Avaya
10 1 (2.04%) Brocade
10 1 (2.04%) BT
10 1 (2.04%) Google
10 1 (2.04%) Infoblox
10 1 (2.04%) Symantec
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