The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 27 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.60% 2.65% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.09% 21.05% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £110 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.51% -4.61%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £45.50 - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £21.01 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% -23.61%
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
23 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 9.96% 12.58% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 10
Median daily rate £320 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £161 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £425 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Median hourly rate £46.00 £12.35 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+272.46% -3.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford +1 6 £110 -70.66%
Firewall
West Midlands

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
1 6 (66.67%) CCNP
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 6 (66.67%) BGP
2 5 (55.56%) OSPF
2 5 (55.56%) VoIP
3 4 (44.44%) Internet
3 4 (44.44%) Juniper
3 4 (44.44%) CCDP
3 4 (44.44%) Wireless
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (44.44%) Network Security
4 3 (33.33%) Network Design
4 3 (33.33%) IPsec
4 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (33.33%) CESG
4 3 (33.33%) JNCIA
4 3 (33.33%) JNCIP
4 3 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) Dell
4 3 (33.33%) VPN
4 3 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (33.33%) CCNA
4 3 (33.33%) DHCP
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) Unix

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) BGP
2 5 (55.56%) OSPF
2 5 (55.56%) VoIP
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (44.44%) Internet
3 4 (44.44%) Network Security
3 4 (44.44%) Wireless
4 3 (33.33%) DHCP
4 3 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (33.33%) IPsec
4 3 (33.33%) VPN
4 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 1 (11.11%) LAN
6 1 (11.11%) LDAP
6 1 (11.11%) NAS
6 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Network Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Senior Network Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Scrum Master
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum Master
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
1 1 (11.11%) J2EE
1 1 (11.11%) JMS
1 1 (11.11%) jQuery
1 1 (11.11%) Node.js
1 1 (11.11%) React
1 1 (11.11%) REST
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Spring
1 1 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) CESG
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (11.11%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
1 3 (33.33%) Network Design
1 3 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (11.11%) Kanban
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Server Building
2 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) CCNP
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) CCDP
3 3 (33.33%) CCNA
3 3 (33.33%) JNCIA
3 3 (33.33%) JNCIP
4 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) Juniper
3 3 (33.33%) Dell
3 3 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) Avaya
5 1 (11.11%) Genesys
5 1 (11.11%) KANA
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft