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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 32 31 41
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 26 33 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.49% 4.62% 2.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.33% 24.44% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 11
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£325 £294 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -17.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £224 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -12.08%
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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
83 135 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.16% 18.91% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 74 33
Average daily rate £325 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £214 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 62 (73.81%) Cisco
2 47 (55.95%) CheckPoint
3 44 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (42.86%) F5
5 34 (40.48%) Juniper
5 34 (40.48%) OSPF
6 31 (36.90%) CCNA
7 30 (35.71%) BGP
8 23 (27.38%) CCNP
9 22 (26.19%) Network Security
10 20 (23.81%) LAN
11 19 (22.62%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (20.24%) VPN
12 17 (20.24%) WAN
12 17 (20.24%) ITIL
13 16 (19.05%) UNIX
13 16 (19.05%) Linux
13 16 (19.05%) TCP/IP
13 16 (19.05%) Project Management
13 16 (19.05%) Load Balancing
14 15 (17.86%) Solaris
15 14 (16.67%) SC Cleared
15 14 (16.67%) Security Cleared
15 14 (16.67%) Data Centre
16 11 (13.10%) Clustering
17 10 (11.90%) CCSA
17 10 (11.90%) Banking
17 10 (11.90%) MPLS
17 10 (11.90%) PRINCE2
17 10 (11.90%) ITIL V3

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (2.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.19%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.76%) MS Project
3 2 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 34 (40.48%) OSPF
2 30 (35.71%) BGP
3 22 (26.19%) Network Security
4 20 (23.81%) LAN
5 19 (22.62%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (20.24%) WAN
6 17 (20.24%) VPN
7 16 (19.05%) TCP/IP
8 10 (11.90%) MPLS
9 9 (10.71%) Multicast
9 9 (10.71%) DNS
10 8 (9.52%) Structured Cabling
11 6 (7.14%) Junos
12 5 (5.95%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (5.95%) Internet
13 4 (4.76%) SAN
13 4 (4.76%) HSRP
13 4 (4.76%) Cisco PIX
13 4 (4.76%) VLAN
14 3 (3.57%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (11.90%) Banking
1 10 (11.90%) Marketing
2 8 (9.52%) Finance
3 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Electronics
4 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (29.76%) Network Engineer
2 18 (21.43%) Project Manager
3 14 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
4 11 (13.10%) Technical Manager
4 11 (13.10%) Technical Project Manager
5 9 (10.71%) Security Engineer
6 8 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Consultant
8 4 (4.76%) Administrator
8 4 (4.76%) Network Specialist
9 3 (3.57%) Network Manager
9 3 (3.57%) Network Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (3.57%) Network Project Manager
10 2 (2.38%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 2 (2.38%) Firewall Administrator
10 2 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support
10 2 (2.38%) Architect
10 2 (2.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.57%) CSS
2 2 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 11 (13.10%) Clustering
3 3 (3.57%) SecurID
4 2 (2.38%) User Experience
4 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.38%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.05%) Linux
1 16 (19.05%) UNIX
2 15 (17.86%) Solaris
3 7 (8.33%) Windows
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.24%) ITIL
2 16 (19.05%) Project Management
2 16 (19.05%) Load Balancing
3 10 (11.90%) ITIL V3
3 10 (11.90%) PRINCE2
4 8 (9.52%) Change Control
5 7 (8.33%) PRINCE
6 5 (5.95%) Network Design
6 5 (5.95%) Migration
7 4 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (4.76%) E-Commerce
7 4 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.76%) Network Management
8 3 (3.57%) Change Management
8 3 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.57%) Workflow
8 3 (3.57%) Low Latency
8 3 (3.57%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 2 (2.38%) SIEM
9 2 (2.38%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.57%) Perl
1 3 (3.57%) Tcl
1 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
2 2 (2.38%) VB
2 2 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (36.90%) CCNA
3 23 (27.38%) CCNP
4 14 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 14 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 10 (11.90%) CCSA
6 7 (8.33%) Check Point Certification
7 6 (7.14%) PMP
7 6 (7.14%) PMI Certification
7 6 (7.14%) CCIE
8 5 (5.95%) CCSE
9 2 (2.38%) CCDP
10 1 (1.19%) CCVP
10 1 (1.19%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.19%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.19%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.19%) CCSP
10 1 (1.19%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.19%) SLA
2 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.19%) vSphere
3 1 (1.19%) Firmware
3 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.57%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (2.38%) OpenView
3 2 (2.38%) OPNET
3 2 (2.38%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.19%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (73.81%) Cisco
2 47 (55.95%) CheckPoint
3 36 (42.86%) F5
4 34 (40.48%) Juniper
5 9 (10.71%) Microsoft
5 9 (10.71%) Blue Coat
6 8 (9.52%) Sourcefire
7 5 (5.95%) Brocade
7 5 (5.95%) VMware
8 2 (2.38%) SAP
8 2 (2.38%) Aerohive Networks
8 2 (2.38%) Riverbed
8 2 (2.38%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.38%) Foundry
8 2 (2.38%) Symantec
8 2 (2.38%) IBM
8 2 (2.38%) Sun
8 2 (2.38%) HP
8 2 (2.38%) Citrix
8 2 (2.38%) BMC
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