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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 23 25 37
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +12
Contract jobs citing Firewall 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.04% 0.56% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.05% 9.09% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£430 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -32.69%
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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 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.69% 6.11% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 8
Average daily rate £475 £334 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.32% -16.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £308 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £368 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Juniper
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (25.00%) JNCIE
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Business Process Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) BT
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) WLAN
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (25.00%) OSPF
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (25.00%) WLAN
2 1 (25.00%) OSPF
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) IPv4
2 1 (25.00%) LDAP
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
1 1 (25.00%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Time Management
1 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
1 1 (25.00%) Business Process Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) JNCIE
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CISSP
2 1 (25.00%) CCIE
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) BT
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco