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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 33 31 48
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +17
Contract jobs citing Firewall 24 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.54% 4.13% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.49% 26.88% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 6
Average daily rate £350 £325 £166
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +95.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £204 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £336
% change year-on-year
- +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +15.62%
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
98 93 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.45% 15.37% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 40 41
Average daily rate £375 £295 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% +61.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Average hourly rate £12.37 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% -12.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 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 10 February 2016, 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 14 (37.84%) Cisco
2 10 (27.03%) DNS
2 10 (27.03%) MS Exchange
2 10 (27.03%) Blackberry
3 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (24.32%) Apple iOS
3 9 (24.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (24.32%) MobileIron
4 8 (21.62%) LAN
4 8 (21.62%) WAN
4 8 (21.62%) VPN
5 7 (18.92%) CCNP
5 7 (18.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (16.22%) Juniper
6 6 (16.22%) Windows
7 5 (13.51%) CCNA
7 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
7 5 (13.51%) CheckPoint
7 5 (13.51%) Incident Management
7 5 (13.51%) Problem Management
7 5 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
7 5 (13.51%) F5
8 4 (10.81%) Junos
8 4 (10.81%) Coaching
8 4 (10.81%) SecurID
8 4 (10.81%) Workflow
8 4 (10.81%) Finance
8 4 (10.81%) Mac OS X
8 4 (10.81%) Change Management

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 10 (27.03%) MS Exchange
2 9 (24.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (18.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) DNS
2 8 (21.62%) LAN
2 8 (21.62%) VPN
2 8 (21.62%) WAN
3 5 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (10.81%) DHCP
4 4 (10.81%) Junos
4 4 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (8.11%) BGP
5 3 (8.11%) MPLS
5 3 (8.11%) Wireless
6 2 (5.41%) ADSL
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (5.41%) Internet
6 2 (5.41%) OSPF
6 2 (5.41%) SSL
6 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.41%) VLAN
7 1 (2.70%) HTTPS
7 1 (2.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (43.24%) Network Engineer
2 4 (10.81%) Consultant
2 4 (10.81%) Exchange Specialist
2 4 (10.81%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Firewall Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) IT Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) IT Security Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Malware Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Network Support
3 3 (8.11%) Security Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Security Technical Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Technical Security Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Designer
4 2 (5.41%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Blackberry
2 5 (13.51%) Mobile App
3 4 (10.81%) SecurID
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) BYOD
4 1 (2.70%) CESG
4 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (24.32%) Apple iOS
2 6 (16.22%) Windows
3 4 (10.81%) Mac OS X
4 2 (5.41%) Android
4 2 (5.41%) BlackBerry OS
4 2 (5.41%) Unix
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.51%) Incident Management
1 5 (13.51%) Problem Management
2 4 (10.81%) Change Management
2 4 (10.81%) Coaching
2 4 (10.81%) Workflow
3 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (8.11%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
3 3 (8.11%) SIEM
3 3 (8.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (8.11%) Web Filtering
4 2 (5.41%) Inmon Methodology
4 2 (5.41%) ITIL
4 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.41%) Network Management
5 1 (2.70%) Change Control
5 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.70%) Security Operations
5 1 (2.70%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (18.92%) CCNP
3 5 (13.51%) CCNA
4 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) CCDP
5 1 (2.70%) CCIE
5 1 (2.70%) CISSP
5 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Nagios
1 2 (5.41%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.70%) HP SIM
2 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Cisco
2 9 (24.32%) MobileIron
3 6 (16.22%) Juniper
4 5 (13.51%) CheckPoint
4 5 (13.51%) F5
5 4 (10.81%) Citrix
6 2 (5.41%) Acronis
6 2 (5.41%) Brocade
6 2 (5.41%) Fortinet
6 2 (5.41%) HP
6 2 (5.41%) Infoblox
6 2 (5.41%) Meru Networks
6 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.41%) VMware
7 1 (2.70%) arcserve
7 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.70%) Symantec