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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
England / Midlands
Rank - 17 22
Contract jobs citing Firewall 0 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - 5.49% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 40.91% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 1
Median daily rate - £650 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +225.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £23.31
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -14.20%

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 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 8.06% 13.41% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 2
Median daily rate £350 £625 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +184.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 February 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 6 (66.67%) SIEM
1 6 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
1 6 (66.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (44.44%) Use Case
2 4 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (22.22%) Process Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) F5
4 2 (22.22%) Splunk
4 2 (22.22%) PKI
4 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (22.22%) Nessus
4 2 (22.22%) Sourcefire
4 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (22.22%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 2 (22.22%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team
4 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
4 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
4 2 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (22.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (22.22%) Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) ScanSafe
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System

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 (11.11%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) OSPF
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (22.22%) WLAN
4 1 (11.11%) BGP
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (11.11%) DHCP
4 1 (11.11%) DMZ
4 1 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) SOC Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Network Support
3 1 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Project Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Project Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
1 2 (22.22%) PKI
1 2 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
1 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Debian
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Cybersecurity
1 6 (66.67%) SIEM
2 4 (44.44%) Use Case
3 2 (22.22%) Analytics
3 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
3 2 (22.22%) Information Security
3 2 (22.22%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (22.22%) Process Improvement
3 2 (22.22%) Security Operations
3 2 (22.22%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCNP
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (22.22%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) NFS
1 1 (11.11%) Samba
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (22.22%) Nessus
2 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (22.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (11.11%) Ansible
3 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
3 1 (11.11%) systemd
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (22.22%) F5
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) ScanSafe
3 2 (22.22%) Sourcefire
3 2 (22.22%) Splunk
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec