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 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 35 43 31
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 32 16 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.18% 2.25% 4.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.89% 18.60% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 19
Median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £282 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £385 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £21.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -18.44%
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
119 86 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.54% 12.08% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 57 74
Median daily rate £400 £319 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.49% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 11
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 September 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 27 September 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 55 (74.32%) Cisco
2 44 (59.46%) Cisco Certification
3 41 (55.41%) LAN
4 40 (54.05%) WAN
5 36 (48.65%) CCNP
6 31 (41.89%) Juniper
7 30 (40.54%) Security Cleared
8 27 (36.49%) Cisco ASA
8 27 (36.49%) Windows
9 25 (33.78%) Data Centre
10 24 (32.43%) SC Cleared
11 22 (29.73%) Windows Server
12 20 (27.03%) Microsoft
13 19 (25.68%) CheckPoint
14 17 (22.97%) VMware
14 17 (22.97%) SQL Server
14 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (20.27%) CCNA
16 14 (18.92%) Linux
17 13 (17.57%) Wireless
18 12 (16.22%) Active Directory
19 11 (14.86%) IPv4
19 11 (14.86%) SAN
20 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
20 9 (12.16%) MCSE
20 9 (12.16%) MCSA
20 9 (12.16%) ITIL
20 9 (12.16%) Windows 8
20 9 (12.16%) vSphere
20 9 (12.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 5 (6.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.41%) IIS
3 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.35%) SAS
4 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.35%) IaaS
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.35%) Office 365
1 1 (1.35%) PaaS
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (55.41%) LAN
2 40 (54.05%) WAN
3 27 (36.49%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (17.57%) Wireless
5 11 (14.86%) IPv4
5 11 (14.86%) SAN
6 8 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (10.81%) VLAN
7 7 (9.46%) BGP
7 7 (9.46%) Network Security
8 6 (8.11%) OSPF
8 6 (8.11%) VoIP
9 5 (6.76%) DNS
9 5 (6.76%) EIGRP
9 5 (6.76%) SSL
9 5 (6.76%) VPN
9 5 (6.76%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (6.76%) WLAN
10 4 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (5.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Banking
2 3 (4.05%) Retail
3 1 (1.35%) Advertising
3 1 (1.35%) Law
3 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.35%) Publishing
3 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (44.59%) Network Engineer
2 19 (25.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (22.97%) Cisco Engineer
3 17 (22.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) Technical Leader
5 5 (6.76%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Juniper Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Server Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) IT Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Wireless Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Wireless Network Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) .NET
1 1 (1.35%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.35%) CSS
1 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (33.78%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.05%) EMC VNX
3 2 (2.70%) e-Health
3 2 (2.70%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.35%) BYOD
4 1 (1.35%) CMDB
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.35%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (36.49%) Windows
2 22 (29.73%) Windows Server
3 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (18.92%) Linux
5 9 (12.16%) Ubuntu
5 9 (12.16%) Windows 8
6 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.70%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.35%) Android
9 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.16%) ITIL
2 7 (9.46%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (6.76%) Change Management
4 4 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (5.41%) Presales
4 4 (5.41%) Project Management
4 4 (5.41%) Server Building
5 3 (4.05%) Line Management
5 3 (4.05%) Load Balancing
5 3 (4.05%) Logistics
5 3 (4.05%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (4.05%) Risk Management
5 3 (4.05%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (2.70%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 2 (2.70%) Network Architecture
6 2 (2.70%) Network Design
6 2 (2.70%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.41%) SQL
2 1 (1.35%) C#
2 1 (1.35%) Java
2 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.35%) PHP
2 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (59.46%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (48.65%) CCNP
3 30 (40.54%) Security Cleared
4 24 (32.43%) SC Cleared
5 15 (20.27%) CCNA
6 9 (12.16%) MCSA
6 9 (12.16%) MCSE
6 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (12.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (9.46%) CCIE
8 5 (6.76%) CCDP
8 5 (6.76%) JNCIA
9 4 (5.41%) LPIC
10 3 (4.05%) CCDA
11 2 (2.70%) CCSA
11 2 (2.70%) CLAS
11 2 (2.70%) JNCIS
12 1 (1.35%) BC Cleared
12 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.16%) vSphere
3 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.41%) Firmware
4 4 (5.41%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) Backup Exec
1 4 (5.41%) FortiGate
1 4 (5.41%) NetBackup
1 4 (5.41%) SCCM
1 4 (5.41%) SCOM
2 3 (4.05%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.70%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (2.70%) Cisco LMS
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 55 (74.32%) Cisco
2 31 (41.89%) Juniper
3 20 (27.03%) Microsoft
4 19 (25.68%) CheckPoint
5 17 (22.97%) VMware
6 8 (10.81%) Citrix
6 8 (10.81%) IBM
7 6 (8.11%) Fortinet
8 5 (6.76%) F5
9 4 (5.41%) Dell
9 4 (5.41%) Meraki
9 4 (5.41%) Palo Alto
9 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.05%) Aruba
10 3 (4.05%) EMC
10 3 (4.05%) HP
10 3 (4.05%) Huawei
10 3 (4.05%) LogRhythm
10 3 (4.05%) Proofpoint
11 2 (2.70%) CA
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