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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 36 34 32
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 35 23 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.62% 3.11% 4.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.65% 28.75% 26.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 20
Median daily rate £400 £320 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £284 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -28.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +0.11%
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
104 80 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.74% 10.81% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 51 81
Median daily rate £400 £306 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.61% -4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £183 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 11
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -22.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 August 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 August 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 56 (70.00%) Cisco
2 45 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (52.50%) LAN
4 41 (51.25%) WAN
5 34 (42.50%) Juniper
6 33 (41.25%) CCNP
7 31 (38.75%) Security Cleared
8 29 (36.25%) Cisco ASA
9 28 (35.00%) Windows
10 26 (32.50%) Data Centre
11 25 (31.25%) SC Cleared
12 24 (30.00%) Windows Server
13 20 (25.00%) CheckPoint
14 19 (23.75%) CCNA
14 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
15 17 (21.25%) VMware
15 17 (21.25%) SQL Server
15 17 (21.25%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (17.50%) Active Directory
17 13 (16.25%) Linux
17 13 (16.25%) Wireless
18 11 (13.75%) IPv4
18 11 (13.75%) SAN
19 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Certification
19 9 (11.25%) MCSE
19 9 (11.25%) MCSA
19 9 (11.25%) ITIL
19 9 (11.25%) Windows 8
19 9 (11.25%) Network Security
19 9 (11.25%) vSphere

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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.00%) IIS
3 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.75%) SAS
4 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (52.50%) LAN
2 41 (51.25%) WAN
3 29 (36.25%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (16.25%) Wireless
5 11 (13.75%) IPv4
5 11 (13.75%) SAN
6 9 (11.25%) Network Security
7 8 (10.00%) VLAN
8 7 (8.75%) BGP
8 7 (8.75%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (7.50%) OSPF
9 6 (7.50%) VoIP
9 6 (7.50%) VPN
10 5 (6.25%) DNS
10 5 (6.25%) EIGRP
10 5 (6.25%) SSL
10 5 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (6.25%) WLAN
11 4 (5.00%) BIG-IP
11 4 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (7.50%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Retail
3 3 (3.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Publishing
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 19 (23.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (11.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Juniper Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Technical Leader
6 5 (6.25%) Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Consultant
7 4 (5.00%) IT Consultant
7 4 (5.00%) IT Risk Consultant
7 4 (5.00%) Risk Management Consultant
7 4 (5.00%) Security Consultant
7 4 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) .NET
1 1 (1.25%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.75%) EMC VNX
3 2 (2.50%) e-Health
3 2 (2.50%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.25%) BYOD
4 1 (1.25%) CMDB
4 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.25%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (35.00%) Windows
2 24 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 17 (21.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (16.25%) Linux
5 9 (11.25%) Ubuntu
5 9 (11.25%) Windows 8
6 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.50%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.25%) Android
9 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.25%) ITIL
2 7 (8.75%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (6.25%) Change Management
3 5 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 5 (6.25%) Logistics
3 5 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 4 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (5.00%) Presales
4 4 (5.00%) Project Management
4 4 (5.00%) Server Building
5 3 (3.75%) Line Management
5 3 (3.75%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.50%) Fault Management
6 2 (2.50%) Network Architecture
6 2 (2.50%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (2.50%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (1.25%) C#
2 1 (1.25%) Java
2 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.25%) PHP
2 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (41.25%) CCNP
3 31 (38.75%) Security Cleared
4 25 (31.25%) SC Cleared
5 19 (23.75%) CCNA
6 9 (11.25%) MCSA
6 9 (11.25%) MCSE
6 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (11.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (8.75%) CCIE
8 5 (6.25%) CCDP
9 4 (5.00%) JNCIA
9 4 (5.00%) LPIC
10 3 (3.75%) CCDA
11 2 (2.50%) CCSA
11 2 (2.50%) CLAS
11 2 (2.50%) JNCIS
12 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (1.25%) JNCIE
12 1 (1.25%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (17.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.25%) vSphere
3 7 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.00%) Firmware
4 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 4 (5.00%) Backup Exec
2 4 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 4 (5.00%) SCCM
2 4 (5.00%) SCOM
3 3 (3.75%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.50%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (2.50%) Cisco LMS
4 2 (2.50%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 56 (70.00%) Cisco
2 34 (42.50%) Juniper
3 20 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
5 17 (21.25%) VMware
6 8 (10.00%) Citrix
6 8 (10.00%) IBM
7 6 (7.50%) F5
7 6 (7.50%) Fortinet
8 5 (6.25%) LogRhythm
8 5 (6.25%) Palo Alto
8 5 (6.25%) Proofpoint
9 4 (5.00%) Dell
9 4 (5.00%) Meraki
9 4 (5.00%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.75%) Aruba
10 3 (3.75%) EMC
10 3 (3.75%) HP
10 3 (3.75%) Huawei
11 2 (2.50%) CA
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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