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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 20 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firewall 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.86% - 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.32% - 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£320 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -16.48%
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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
19 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 10.86% 3.11% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 6
Average daily rate £320 £500 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
2 2 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (28.57%) BIG-IP
2 2 (28.57%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) MPLS
2 2 (28.57%) McAfee
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (28.57%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (28.57%) DMVPN
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (28.57%) XML
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) VoIP
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
2 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
2 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
2 2 (28.57%) F5
2 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) vCloud
3 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (14.29%) QA

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Google Compute Engine
1 1 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) MPLS
1 2 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (28.57%) BIG-IP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (28.57%) DMVPN
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (28.57%) VoIP
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) SSL
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Juju
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Information Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Security Risk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) CSS
1 2 (28.57%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) CGI
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) SUSE
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Information Security
1 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (14.29%) Data Virtualisation
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) IT Governance
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security Management
2 1 (14.29%) Security Management
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) vCloud
2 1 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (14.29%) LXC
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) OpenView
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
1 1 (14.29%) Vagrant
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
2 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
2 2 (28.57%) McAfee
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
2 2 (28.57%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) Google