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 5 December 2016 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 11 15 21
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 8 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 5.97% 5.00% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 61.54% 52.94% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 0
Median daily rate £500 £650 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £366
% change year-on-year
- +5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -15.09%
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
13 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.70% 9.44% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 3
Median daily rate £475 £650 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.92% +57.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 5 December 2016, 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 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) SIEM
2 7 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (37.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (37.50%) LAN
4 5 (31.25%) WAN
4 5 (31.25%) Information Security
4 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (25.00%) Use Case
5 4 (25.00%) Server Building
5 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (18.75%) OSPF
6 3 (18.75%) CCNP
6 3 (18.75%) DNS
6 3 (18.75%) Windows
6 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
6 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (18.75%) CISSP
6 3 (18.75%) Process Improvement
7 2 (12.50%) SaaS
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (12.50%) Analytics

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 (6.25%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) LAN
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (31.25%) WAN
3 4 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (18.75%) DNS
4 3 (18.75%) OSPF
4 3 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (12.50%) BGP
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (12.50%) Internet
5 2 (12.50%) VPN
5 2 (12.50%) Wireless
5 2 (12.50%) WLAN
6 1 (6.25%) DHCP
6 1 (6.25%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (12.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Network Support
4 2 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Project Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Project Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Server Support
4 2 (12.50%) Server Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) SOC Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Head of IT Security
5 1 (6.25%) Head of Security
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
3 2 (12.50%) PKI
3 2 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (12.50%) Virtual Team
4 1 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Debian
3 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
1 7 (43.75%) SIEM
2 5 (31.25%) Information Security
3 4 (25.00%) Server Building
3 4 (25.00%) Use Case
4 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
4 3 (18.75%) Process Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Security Operations
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCNP
2 3 (18.75%) CISSP
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) CCNA
4 1 (6.25%) CCSA
4 1 (6.25%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) NFS
2 1 (6.25%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (12.50%) Nessus
2 2 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (6.25%) Ansible
3 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
3 1 (6.25%) systemd
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Dell
3 2 (12.50%) F5
3 2 (12.50%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) ScanSafe
3 2 (12.50%) Sourcefire
3 2 (12.50%) Splunk
3 2 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto