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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 36 29 41
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 21 35 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.83% 4.67% 3.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.58% 25.74% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 15
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£320 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £225 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+0.11% -2.27%
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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
79 136 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.66% 18.13% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 84 47
Average daily rate £313 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £220 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 45 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
3 44 (52.38%) CheckPoint
4 34 (40.48%) OSPF
5 33 (39.29%) F5
6 32 (38.10%) Juniper
7 31 (36.90%) CCNA
8 30 (35.71%) BGP
9 24 (28.57%) CCNP
10 23 (27.38%) LAN
11 20 (23.81%) WAN
12 19 (22.62%) Network Security
13 17 (20.24%) TCP/IP
13 17 (20.24%) VPN
13 17 (20.24%) ITIL
13 17 (20.24%) Project Management
14 16 (19.05%) UNIX
14 16 (19.05%) Linux
14 16 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (17.86%) Data Centre
15 15 (17.86%) Solaris
16 14 (16.67%) Load Balancing
17 12 (14.29%) SC Cleared
17 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
17 12 (14.29%) DNS
18 11 (13.10%) CCSA
18 11 (13.10%) MPLS
18 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
19 10 (11.90%) Windows
19 10 (11.90%) PRINCE2

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 6 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 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 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 34 (40.48%) OSPF
2 30 (35.71%) BGP
3 23 (27.38%) LAN
4 20 (23.81%) WAN
5 19 (22.62%) Network Security
6 17 (20.24%) TCP/IP
6 17 (20.24%) VPN
7 16 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (14.29%) DNS
9 11 (13.10%) MPLS
10 9 (10.71%) Multicast
11 8 (9.52%) Structured Cabling
12 7 (8.33%) Junos
13 5 (5.95%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (5.95%) Internet
14 4 (4.76%) SAN
14 4 (4.76%) HSRP
14 4 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (4.76%) VLAN
14 4 (4.76%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (11.90%) Banking
2 9 (10.71%) Marketing
3 7 (8.33%) Finance
4 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 6 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Electronics
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (26.19%) Network Engineer
2 20 (23.81%) Project Manager
3 14 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
4 12 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
4 12 (14.29%) Technical Manager
5 8 (9.52%) Security Engineer
6 7 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Consultant
8 4 (4.76%) Network Project Manager
8 4 (4.76%) Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Administrator
8 4 (4.76%) Network Manager
9 3 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support
10 2 (2.38%) Architect
10 2 (2.38%) Network Consultant
10 2 (2.38%) Support Engineer
10 2 (2.38%) Network Analyst
10 2 (2.38%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.57%) CSS
2 2 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.90%) Clustering
3 3 (3.57%) SecurID
3 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.38%) User Experience
4 2 (2.38%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.19%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.05%) Linux
1 16 (19.05%) UNIX
2 15 (17.86%) Solaris
3 10 (11.90%) Windows
4 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.24%) ITIL
1 17 (20.24%) Project Management
2 14 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 10 (11.90%) ITIL V3
3 10 (11.90%) PRINCE2
4 7 (8.33%) PRINCE
4 7 (8.33%) Change Control
5 5 (5.95%) Migration
6 4 (4.76%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (4.76%) Change Management
6 4 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.76%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.76%) Network Management
6 4 (4.76%) Network Design
7 3 (3.57%) Low Latency
7 3 (3.57%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 3 (3.57%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.57%) Workflow
8 2 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 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 45 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (36.90%) CCNA
3 24 (28.57%) CCNP
4 12 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 12 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 11 (13.10%) CCSA
6 8 (9.52%) 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 2 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.38%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.38%) vSphere
4 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.57%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.38%) OpenView
3 2 (2.38%) OPNET
4 1 (1.19%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.19%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.19%) WSUS
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.19%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 62 (73.81%) Cisco
2 44 (52.38%) CheckPoint
3 33 (39.29%) F5
4 32 (38.10%) Juniper
5 11 (13.10%) Microsoft
6 8 (9.52%) Blue Coat
7 7 (8.33%) VMware
8 6 (7.14%) Sourcefire
9 5 (5.95%) Brocade
10 4 (4.76%) HP
11 3 (3.57%) Symantec
12 2 (2.38%) Citrix
12 2 (2.38%) Riverbed
12 2 (2.38%) SolarWinds
12 2 (2.38%) Foundry
12 2 (2.38%) Sun
12 2 (2.38%) IBM
12 2 (2.38%) BMC
12 2 (2.38%) Nokia
12 2 (2.38%) Red Hat