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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 18 26 18
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 10 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 5.49% 0.64% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.41% 7.14% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -8.28%
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
34 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 18.68% 8.97% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 10
Average daily rate £400 £258 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.33% +47.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £204 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £300 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford 0 2 - -
Tamworth - 2 - -
Firewall
West Midlands

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 5 (38.46%) VMware
1 5 (38.46%) Software Delivery
1 5 (38.46%) SAN
2 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) LAN
2 4 (30.77%) WAN
3 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
4 2 (15.38%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) PHP
4 2 (15.38%) MS Project
4 2 (15.38%) Apache
4 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
4 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
4 2 (15.38%) VoIP
4 2 (15.38%) CCNP
4 2 (15.38%) CCNA
4 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Phone
4 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (15.38%) Network Security
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) XenServer
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (15.38%) PABX

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) Apache
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
1 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Project
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) SAN
2 4 (30.77%) LAN
2 4 (30.77%) WAN
3 2 (15.38%) VoIP
3 2 (15.38%) Network Security
3 2 (15.38%) PABX
3 2 (15.38%) VLAN
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (7.69%) Converged Networks
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
General
1 2 (15.38%) Local Government
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Project Manager
2 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Manager
2 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Network Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support
4 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Phone
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Software Delivery
2 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Six Sigma
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CCNP
1 2 (15.38%) CCNA
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CCIE
2 1 (7.69%) CISSP
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) XenServer
2 1 (7.69%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) VMware
2 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
4 1 (7.69%) Juniper
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix