The table below looks at the statistics for the Firewall Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall Engineer
Rank - - 105
Contract jobs requiring a Firewall Engineer 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £305 £331
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -7.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 - £38.50
Firewall Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2215 1914 1965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.23% 91.75% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1242 1015 906
Average daily rate £350 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 153 193
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.32 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Firewall Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall Engineer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Firewall Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Firewall Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Firewall Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Firewall Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Firewall Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Firewall Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. 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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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
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Vacancies
Birmingham - - - -
Firewall Engineer
England

Firewall Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Firewall Engineer in their job title 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 with Firewall Engineer in their job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Firewall
2 12 (92.31%) CheckPoint
2 12 (92.31%) Cisco
3 11 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (84.62%) Juniper
4 10 (76.92%) CCNP
5 8 (61.54%) Blue Coat
6 7 (53.85%) Load Balancing
6 7 (53.85%) Clustering
7 6 (46.15%) OSPF
7 6 (46.15%) BGP
7 6 (46.15%) Tcl
7 6 (46.15%) Perl
7 6 (46.15%) Network Security
8 5 (38.46%) Junos
8 5 (38.46%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (38.46%) VPN
8 5 (38.46%) Internet
8 5 (38.46%) CCSA
8 5 (38.46%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (30.77%) Extranet
9 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
9 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
9 4 (30.77%) UNIX
9 4 (30.77%) Solaris
9 4 (30.77%) Linux
9 4 (30.77%) Low Latency
9 4 (30.77%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
10 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared

Firewall Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Firewall Engineer in their job title 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 with Firewall Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) OSPF
2 6 (46.15%) BGP
2 6 (46.15%) Network Security
3 5 (38.46%) Junos
3 5 (38.46%) VPN
3 5 (38.46%) Internet
4 4 (30.77%) Extranet
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) Intranet
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) UNIX
1 4 (30.77%) Solaris
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Load Balancing
2 5 (38.46%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
3 4 (30.77%) Low Latency
3 4 (30.77%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
5 1 (7.69%) Fund Management
5 1 (7.69%) Wealth Management
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Tcl
1 6 (46.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (76.92%) CCNP
3 5 (38.46%) Check Point Certification
3 5 (38.46%) CCSA
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) CheckPoint
1 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 11 (84.62%) Juniper
3 8 (61.54%) Blue Coat
4 2 (15.38%) Foundry
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) Sun
5 1 (7.69%) McAfee