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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 29 40 32
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 29 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.75% 2.90% 3.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.10% 17.65% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 13
Median daily rate £325 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £170 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.13 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-19.50% +5.26%

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
107 102 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.51% 16.45% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 52 48
Median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.65 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 39 (79.59%) Cisco
2 32 (65.31%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (65.31%) Juniper
3 22 (44.90%) CCNP
4 20 (40.82%) LAN
5 18 (36.73%) WAN
6 16 (32.65%) CheckPoint
7 15 (30.61%) BGP
8 13 (26.53%) OSPF
8 13 (26.53%) CCNA
8 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
9 12 (24.49%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (24.49%) F5
9 12 (24.49%) Data Centre
10 11 (22.45%) Network Security
10 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
11 10 (20.41%) VPN
11 10 (20.41%) Windows
12 9 (18.37%) MPLS
12 9 (18.37%) Network Design
12 9 (18.37%) Junos
13 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
14 7 (14.29%) CCDA
14 7 (14.29%) CCDP
15 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
15 6 (12.24%) Cisco Nexus
16 5 (10.20%) Network Management
16 5 (10.20%) CSS
16 5 (10.20%) VoIP
16 5 (10.20%) ITIL

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 3 (6.12%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.08%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.08%) Office 365
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.04%) IaaS
3 1 (2.04%) PaaS
3 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (40.82%) LAN
2 18 (36.73%) WAN
3 15 (30.61%) BGP
4 13 (26.53%) OSPF
5 12 (24.49%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (22.45%) Network Security
7 10 (20.41%) VPN
8 9 (18.37%) Junos
8 9 (18.37%) MPLS
9 6 (12.24%) Cisco Nexus
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%) DNS
11 4 (8.16%) ISDN
11 4 (8.16%) VPLS
11 4 (8.16%) Wireless
11 4 (8.16%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Electronics
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Advertising
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (69.39%) Network Engineer
2 20 (40.82%) Cisco Engineer
3 19 (38.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (14.29%) 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%) WAN Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Citrix Support
7 2 (4.08%) Citrix Support Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Support
7 2 (4.08%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Principal Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) CSS
2 3 (6.12%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.08%) e-Health
3 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Windows
2 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.12%) Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.04%) Unix
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) Network Design
2 5 (10.20%) ITIL
2 5 (10.20%) Network Management
2 5 (10.20%) Service Delivery
3 4 (8.16%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (6.12%) Change Management
4 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.08%) Application Packaging
5 2 (4.08%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.08%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (4.08%) Presales
5 2 (4.08%) PRINCE
5 2 (4.08%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (2.04%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.04%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.04%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.04%) Project Management
6 1 (2.04%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.04%) Perl
2 1 (2.04%) Python
2 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (65.31%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (44.90%) CCNP
3 13 (26.53%) CCNA
3 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
4 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
5 7 (14.29%) CCDA
5 7 (14.29%) CCDP
6 5 (10.20%) JNCIA
7 4 (8.16%) CCVP
8 3 (6.12%) CCIE
8 3 (6.12%) CCSA
8 3 (6.12%) Degree
8 3 (6.12%) MCSE
8 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (6.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (4.08%) JNCIS
9 2 (4.08%) PMI Certification
9 2 (4.08%) PMP
10 1 (2.04%) JNCIE
10 1 (2.04%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.08%) XenApp
3 1 (2.04%) Firmware
3 1 (2.04%) NFS
3 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) CA Spectrum
1 2 (4.08%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 39 (79.59%) Cisco
2 32 (65.31%) Juniper
3 16 (32.65%) CheckPoint
4 12 (24.49%) F5
5 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
6 5 (10.20%) Citrix
7 4 (8.16%) CA
7 4 (8.16%) Nokia
7 4 (8.16%) VMware
8 2 (4.08%) AirMagnet
8 2 (4.08%) HP
9 1 (2.04%) Aruba
9 1 (2.04%) Avaya
9 1 (2.04%) BT
9 1 (2.04%) Google
9 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.04%) Symantec
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