The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 11 24 28
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 11 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.85% 1.67% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.93% 21.43% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
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£525 £430 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.09% +22.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.46% -1.70%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
29 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 15.43% 7.78% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 8
Average daily rate £475 £500 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +45.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £360 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 -
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 the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Midlands region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Midlands region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 7 (53.85%) WAN
2 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
3 4 (30.77%) Fortinet
3 4 (30.77%) F5
3 4 (30.77%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (30.77%) WAN Optimisation
3 4 (30.77%) DMVPN
3 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (30.77%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (30.77%) CSS
3 4 (30.77%) VoIP
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco
3 4 (30.77%) CCNP
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
3 4 (30.77%) MPLS
3 4 (30.77%) McAfee
3 4 (30.77%) Blue Coat
3 4 (30.77%) BIG-IP
3 4 (30.77%) Google
4 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
4 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
4 3 (23.08%) IBM
4 3 (23.08%) SSL
4 3 (23.08%) LAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (15.38%) Apache
1 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
1 2 (15.38%) Jetty
1 2 (15.38%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (30.77%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (23.08%) SoftLayer
4 2 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (15.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (7.69%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) WAN
2 4 (30.77%) MPLS
2 4 (30.77%) VoIP
2 4 (30.77%) BIG-IP
2 4 (30.77%) DMVPN
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (30.77%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (23.08%) LAN
3 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (23.08%) DNS
3 3 (23.08%) SSL
4 2 (15.38%) SMTP
4 2 (15.38%) SNMP
4 2 (15.38%) IPsec
4 2 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (15.38%) IMAP
4 2 (15.38%) OpenVPN
4 2 (15.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MySQL
1 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
2 2 (15.38%) Big Data
2 2 (15.38%) Couchbase
2 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JMeter
1 2 (15.38%) Subversion
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
1 2 (15.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) JProfiler
1 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
1 2 (15.38%) JConsole
1 2 (15.38%) VisualVM
1 2 (15.38%) YourKit
2 1 (7.69%) Juju
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Security Risk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Information Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) CSS
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) XML
3 2 (15.38%) JMS
3 2 (15.38%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (15.38%) Java EE
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (7.69%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
1 2 (15.38%) Debian
1 2 (15.38%) Ubuntu
1 2 (15.38%) CentOS
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (30.77%) WAN Optimisation
2 3 (23.08%) Open Source
2 3 (23.08%) DevOps
2 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
2 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 2 (15.38%) Load Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Stress Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
3 2 (15.38%) High Availability
4 1 (7.69%) Data Virtualisation
4 1 (7.69%) SOA
4 1 (7.69%) IT Governance
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security Management
4 1 (7.69%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
1 3 (23.08%) Ruby
2 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
2 2 (15.38%) Perl
2 2 (15.38%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CCNP
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
2 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Docker
2 2 (15.38%) NFS
2 2 (15.38%) Varnish
2 2 (15.38%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (7.69%) vCloud
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) LXC
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Puppet
1 3 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (15.38%) logstash
2 2 (15.38%) Nagios
2 2 (15.38%) Cacti
3 1 (7.69%) OpenView
3 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
3 1 (7.69%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco
1 4 (30.77%) Blue Coat
1 4 (30.77%) Google
1 4 (30.77%) Fortinet
1 4 (30.77%) F5
1 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
1 4 (30.77%) McAfee
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
2 3 (23.08%) IBM
3 2 (15.38%) Dell
3 2 (15.38%) SaltStack
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) VMware