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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 14 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 8 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.41% 0.75% 2.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.10% 20.00% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate £650 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+225.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £336
% change year-on-year
- +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +15.62%
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
21 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 14.19% 3.76% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 5
Average daily rate £650 £220 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+195.45% -56.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 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 10 February 2016, 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 9 (56.25%) WAN
2 7 (43.75%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (37.50%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (37.50%) SoftLayer
3 6 (37.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 6 (37.50%) Google
3 6 (37.50%) Information Security
3 6 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (37.50%) IBM
3 6 (37.50%) LAN
4 4 (25.00%) DNS
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (18.75%) BS25999
5 3 (18.75%) Security Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Security Architecture
5 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 3 (18.75%) Target Operating Model
5 3 (18.75%) Server Building
5 3 (18.75%) SIEM
5 3 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (18.75%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (18.75%) SOA
5 3 (18.75%) Java
5 3 (18.75%) ISO 9000
6 2 (12.50%) VoIP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) Jetty
1 1 (6.25%) nginx
1 1 (6.25%) Node.js
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (37.50%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (37.50%) SoftLayer
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) WAN
2 6 (37.50%) LAN
2 6 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (12.50%) BIG-IP
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (12.50%) DMVPN
4 2 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (12.50%) MPLS
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security
4 2 (12.50%) VoIP
5 1 (6.25%) IMAP
5 1 (6.25%) IPsec
5 1 (6.25%) OpenVPN
5 1 (6.25%) SMTP
5 1 (6.25%) SNMP
5 1 (6.25%) SSL
5 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) Couchbase
1 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
1 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) JConsole
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) JMeter
1 1 (6.25%) JProfiler
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
1 1 (6.25%) VisualVM
1 1 (6.25%) YourKit
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Architect
2 6 (37.50%) Enterprise Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Security Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Java Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Java Solutions Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) SOA Architect
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Security Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (6.25%) Java EE
2 1 (6.25%) JMS
2 1 (6.25%) LAMP
2 1 (6.25%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (6.25%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) CentOS
1 1 (6.25%) Debian
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (37.50%) Information Security
2 6 (37.50%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (18.75%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (18.75%) Security Architecture
4 3 (18.75%) Security Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Server Building
4 3 (18.75%) SIEM
4 3 (18.75%) SOA
4 3 (18.75%) Target Operating Model
4 3 (18.75%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 2 (12.50%) High Availability
5 2 (12.50%) Information Governance
5 2 (12.50%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) CCNP
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) BS25999
1 3 (18.75%) ISO 9000
2 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
1 1 (6.25%) FreeRADIUS
1 1 (6.25%) NFS
1 1 (6.25%) Varnish
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Cacti
1 1 (6.25%) logstash
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Google
1 6 (37.50%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) Blue Coat
2 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) F5
2 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
2 2 (12.50%) Intel Security
3 1 (6.25%) Dell
3 1 (6.25%) EMC
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) SaltStack
3 1 (6.25%) VMware