The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 20 12 22
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing Firewall 7 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.68% 5.58% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 46.67% 39.29% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Median daily rate £450 £588 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.40% +36.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £490 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £21.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -18.44%
Firewall
England

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
15 28 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.89% 14.21% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 3
Median daily rate £350 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £475 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £650 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

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 28 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 7 (58.33%) LAN
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) WAN
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (33.33%) Information Security
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (33.33%) Server Building
4 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (25.00%) SIEM
5 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (25.00%) Wireless
5 3 (25.00%) Automotive
5 3 (25.00%) CCNP
6 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 2 (16.67%) Dell
6 2 (16.67%) CISSP
6 2 (16.67%) IBM
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (16.67%) DNS
6 2 (16.67%) Java
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) CISM
6 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 2 (16.67%) Internet
6 2 (16.67%) OSPF
6 2 (16.67%) BGP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) LAN
2 6 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (25.00%) Wireless
5 2 (16.67%) BGP
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (16.67%) DNS
5 2 (16.67%) Internet
5 2 (16.67%) OSPF
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (8.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (25.00%) Automotive
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Architect
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Network Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Support
2 2 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Project Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Project Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Server Support
2 2 (16.67%) Server Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Head of IT Security
3 1 (8.33%) Network Operations Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Data Integration
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Information Security
1 4 (33.33%) Server Building
2 3 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (25.00%) SIEM
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
4 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) CISM
3 2 (16.67%) CISSP
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) CCIE
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA
4 1 (8.33%) CCSA
4 1 (8.33%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (8.33%) COBIT
2 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Dell
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto