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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
England / Midlands
Rank 20 15 18
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.86% 4.62% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 31.58% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Median daily rate - £650 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +225.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
-4.44% -2.70%

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
10 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.62% 14.62% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 3
Median daily rate £410 £625 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.40% +184.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £367 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £650 £272
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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
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 21 January 2017, 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 (53.85%) SIEM
1 7 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (46.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco
3 5 (38.46%) Information Security
4 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
4 4 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (30.77%) Use Case
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (23.08%) Process Improvement
5 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
5 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (23.08%) OSPF
5 3 (23.08%) CCNP
5 3 (23.08%) CISSP
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) LAN
5 3 (23.08%) DNS
5 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
6 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 2 (15.38%) Server Building
6 2 (15.38%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 2 (15.38%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 2 (15.38%) Virtual Team
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (15.38%) Analytics
6 2 (15.38%) ScanSafe
6 2 (15.38%) Security Operations

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) LAN
2 3 (23.08%) OSPF
2 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (15.38%) BGP
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (15.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (15.38%) VPN
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
3 2 (15.38%) WLAN
4 1 (7.69%) DHCP
4 1 (7.69%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (15.38%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Network Support
3 2 (15.38%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Project Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Project Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) SOC Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Head of IT
4 1 (7.69%) Head of IT Security
4 1 (7.69%) Head of Security
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
2 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
3 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
3 2 (15.38%) PKI
3 2 (15.38%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (15.38%) Virtual Team
4 1 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Debian
2 1 (7.69%) Mac OS
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (53.85%) SIEM
2 5 (38.46%) Information Security
3 4 (30.77%) Use Case
4 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
4 3 (23.08%) Process Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (15.38%) Analytics
5 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) Security Operations
5 2 (15.38%) Server Building
5 2 (15.38%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CCNP
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (23.08%) CISSP
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) NFS
1 1 (7.69%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (15.38%) Nessus
2 2 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (15.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (7.69%) Ansible
3 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
3 1 (7.69%) systemd
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
3 2 (15.38%) F5
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) ScanSafe
3 2 (15.38%) Sourcefire
3 2 (15.38%) Splunk
3 2 (15.38%) Symantec