The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Midlands region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 24 26 30
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.49% 0.98% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 9.09% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.09% -31.66%
Communications & Networking Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.91% 10.73% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 8
Average daily rate £275 £260 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -30.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £260 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £325 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
Firewall
England

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
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 17 April 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) J2EE
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
1 4 (66.67%) WebLogic
1 4 (66.67%) AIX
1 4 (66.67%) Solaris
1 4 (66.67%) Apache
1 4 (66.67%) DNS
1 4 (66.67%) Internet
1 4 (66.67%) BIG-IP
1 4 (66.67%) Squid
1 4 (66.67%) F5
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 4 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 4 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) SMTP
3 1 (16.67%) NFS
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) SDH
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) WLAN
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) ATM
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) WebLogic
1 4 (66.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) DNS
1 4 (66.67%) Internet
1 4 (66.67%) BIG-IP
1 4 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 4 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) SDH
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) WLAN
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) VSAT
3 1 (16.67%) DWDM
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) OSPF
3 1 (16.67%) BGP
3 1 (16.67%) H.323
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Platform Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Network Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
1 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) AIX
1 4 (66.67%) Solaris
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCIE
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) CCDP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Squid
2 1 (16.67%) NFS
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
1 4 (66.67%) F5
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Nortel
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) OPNET
3 1 (16.67%) Riverbed
3 1 (16.67%) SAP