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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 32 17 45
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +28
Contract jobs citing Firewall 40 58 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.86% 7.60% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.26% 41.13% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 34 8
Median daily rate £330 £325 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £282 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £349 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £26.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.25 £23.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +23.68%
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
124 141 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.07% 18.48% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 85 57
Median daily rate £338 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £279 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £26.50 £11.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.83% +126.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £30.00 £17.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +38.88%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 37 (56.06%) Cisco
2 26 (39.39%) WAN
3 25 (37.88%) LAN
4 23 (34.85%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 17 (25.76%) Juniper
7 16 (24.24%) CheckPoint
7 16 (24.24%) CCNA
7 16 (24.24%) Windows
7 16 (24.24%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (22.73%) SC Cleared
8 15 (22.73%) Active Directory
9 13 (19.70%) Data Centre
10 12 (18.18%) Windows Server
11 11 (16.67%) CCNP
11 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 11 (16.67%) Wireless
12 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (13.64%) VMware
12 9 (13.64%) DNS
12 9 (13.64%) MS Exchange
13 8 (12.12%) VoIP
13 8 (12.12%) ITIL
13 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
13 8 (12.12%) Finance
13 8 (12.12%) F5
13 8 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (12.12%) VLAN
14 7 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (10.61%) Network Security

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 9 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.06%) IIS
3 4 (6.06%) SAS
4 3 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.58%) Office 365
2 1 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.52%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (39.39%) WAN
2 25 (37.88%) LAN
3 16 (24.24%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (16.67%) Wireless
5 9 (13.64%) DNS
6 8 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (12.12%) VLAN
6 8 (12.12%) VoIP
7 7 (10.61%) BGP
7 7 (10.61%) Network Security
7 7 (10.61%) VPN
8 6 (9.09%) OSPF
9 5 (7.58%) DHCP
9 5 (7.58%) SSL
10 4 (6.06%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (6.06%) EIGRP
10 4 (6.06%) Internet
11 3 (4.55%) BIG-IP
11 3 (4.55%) MPLS
11 3 (4.55%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (12.12%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Retail
3 3 (4.55%) Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (43.94%) Network Engineer
2 11 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (12.12%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 5 (7.58%) Analyst
4 5 (7.58%) Consultant
4 5 (7.58%) Firewall Consultant
4 5 (7.58%) IT Consultant
4 5 (7.58%) IT Security Consultant
4 5 (7.58%) Security Consultant
4 5 (7.58%) Security Technical Consultant
4 5 (7.58%) Server Engineer
4 5 (7.58%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (7.58%) Technical Security Consultant
5 4 (6.06%) IT Risk Consultant
5 4 (6.06%) Network Specialist
5 4 (6.06%) Risk Consultant
5 4 (6.06%) Risk Management Consultant
5 4 (6.06%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) .NET
1 1 (1.52%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.52%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.70%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.06%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.55%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.03%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.52%) BYOD
5 1 (1.52%) CESG
5 1 (1.52%) CMDB
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.52%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.24%) Windows
2 12 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.58%) Linux
6 4 (6.06%) Apple iOS
6 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.55%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.03%) Unix
9 1 (1.52%) Android
9 1 (1.52%) Fedora
9 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.52%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.12%) ITIL
2 6 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (9.09%) Change Management
2 6 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (7.58%) Logistics
3 5 (7.58%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (7.58%) Risk Management
4 4 (6.06%) Presales
4 4 (6.06%) Project Management
5 3 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (4.55%) Fault Management
5 3 (4.55%) Line Management
5 3 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (4.55%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.55%) Server Building
5 3 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (4.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 2 (3.03%) Inmon Methodology
6 2 (3.03%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (1.52%) C#
2 1 (1.52%) Java
2 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.52%) PHP
2 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (34.85%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 16 (24.24%) CCNA
4 15 (22.73%) SC Cleared
5 11 (16.67%) CCNP
6 4 (6.06%) CCIE
6 4 (6.06%) LPIC
7 3 (4.55%) CCDP
8 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.52%) CCDA
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%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.58%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.06%) Firmware
5 3 (4.55%) 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
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 37 (56.06%) Cisco
2 17 (25.76%) Juniper
3 16 (24.24%) CheckPoint
4 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 9 (13.64%) VMware
6 8 (12.12%) F5
7 7 (10.61%) Citrix
7 7 (10.61%) IBM
8 5 (7.58%) Fortinet
8 5 (7.58%) LogRhythm
8 5 (7.58%) Proofpoint
9 4 (6.06%) MobileIron
9 4 (6.06%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.55%) Dell
10 3 (4.55%) EMC
11 2 (3.03%) Brocade
11 2 (3.03%) Infoblox
11 2 (3.03%) Intel Security
11 2 (3.03%) Meru Networks
11 2 (3.03%) Symantec
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