The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 13 15 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 2.50% 1.30% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 5.56% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£300 - £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.01 £20.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+8.70% -10.98%
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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 Solihull region.

Communications & Networking Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
9 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 11.25% 23.38% 30.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 9
Average daily rate £300 £270 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Solihull region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Solihull region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Solihull region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

Firewall
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Aerohive Networks
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Aerohive Networks