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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 32 42 46
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 21 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.52% 1.58% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.71% 12.33% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 2
Average daily rate
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£338 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £123 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -31.03%
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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
85 73 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.24% 12.81% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 44 28
Average daily rate £295 £260 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% -25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £120 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -10.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 22 (55.00%) Cisco
2 11 (27.50%) Windows
3 10 (25.00%) LAN
3 10 (25.00%) F5
4 9 (22.50%) WAN
4 9 (22.50%) VPN
4 9 (22.50%) ITIL
4 9 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (17.50%) CCNP
5 7 (17.50%) CheckPoint
5 7 (17.50%) Linux
5 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
5 7 (17.50%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (15.00%) VMware
6 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (15.00%) HP
6 6 (15.00%) Juniper
7 5 (12.50%) CCNA
7 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (12.50%) MPLS
7 5 (12.50%) SSL
7 5 (12.50%) UNIX
7 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (12.50%) Network Security
8 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
8 4 (10.00%) Network Management
8 4 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (10.00%) Telecoms

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
2 1 (2.50%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) LAN
2 9 (22.50%) WAN
2 9 (22.50%) VPN
3 7 (17.50%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (12.50%) MPLS
5 5 (12.50%) SSL
5 5 (12.50%) Network Security
6 4 (10.00%) SAN
7 3 (7.50%) Extranet
7 3 (7.50%) Wireless
7 3 (7.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (5.00%) IPsec
8 2 (5.00%) ATM
8 2 (5.00%) ISDN
8 2 (5.00%) PPP
8 2 (5.00%) OSPF
8 2 (5.00%) BGP
8 2 (5.00%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) DTS
2 1 (2.50%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.50%) Local Government
4 1 (2.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Security Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Architect
4 4 (10.00%) Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Network Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Security Officer
6 2 (5.00%) IT Security Officer
6 2 (5.00%) NOC Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Network Specialist
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Security Architect
7 1 (2.50%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (7.50%) User Experience
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.50%) AS400
3 1 (2.50%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.50%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) Windows
2 7 (17.50%) Linux
3 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (12.50%) UNIX
5 4 (10.00%) Solaris
6 1 (2.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) ITIL
2 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (10.00%) Network Management
3 4 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (5.00%) Security Management
5 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.00%) Project Planning
5 2 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (2.50%) CAD
6 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.50%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.50%) Logistics
6 1 (2.50%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (10.00%) VB
1 4 (10.00%) VBA
2 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.50%) CCNP
3 5 (12.50%) CCNA
4 3 (7.50%) CISSP
5 2 (5.00%) CCSP
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.50%) CCIE
6 1 (2.50%) MCSE
6 1 (2.50%) MCITP
6 1 (2.50%) CISM
6 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.00%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (7.50%) OPNET
3 2 (5.00%) OpenView
4 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.50%) Control-M
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 22 (55.00%) Cisco
2 10 (25.00%) F5
3 7 (17.50%) CheckPoint
3 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
4 6 (15.00%) VMware
4 6 (15.00%) HP
4 6 (15.00%) Juniper
5 4 (10.00%) IBM
5 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (10.00%) Symantec
5 4 (10.00%) BMC
6 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.00%) Qualys
7 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.50%) Nortel
8 1 (2.50%) Citrix
8 1 (2.50%) Siemens
8 1 (2.50%) Avaya
8 1 (2.50%) Websense
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle
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