The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank - 20 -
Contract jobs citing Firewall 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 1.09% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 16.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £418 -
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
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
13 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 9.29% 6.52% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 12
Average daily rate £325 £418 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.15% +47.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £223 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £421 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £10.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.33%
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 Staffordshire

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

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Firewall
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper
2 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (25.00%) Network Management
3 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (25.00%) WAN Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Network Management
1 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds