The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 52 72 52
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -20
Contract jobs citing Firewall 96 49 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.46% 1.93% 3.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.97% 14.71% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 29 35
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £174 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £366
% change year-on-year
- +5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -12.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -15.09%
Firewall
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
356 333 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.83% 13.14% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 159 190
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £175 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 32
Median hourly rate £15.71 £16.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.30% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £10.97 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £34.20 £29.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Firewall
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 across the West Midlands region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Firewall
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 across the West Midlands region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 December 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
Shropshire +19 33 £375 +25.00% 2
Birmingham +3 24 £394 +12.50% 9
Solihull +7 11 - - 2
Warwickshire +7 10 £450 +10.76% 7
Coventry -8 6 £540 +35.00% 8
Staffordshire -7 1 £475 +33.80% 1
Smethwick - 1 £360 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 129 (63.86%) Cisco
2 92 (45.54%) Cisco Certification
3 76 (37.62%) LAN
4 74 (36.63%) CheckPoint
5 71 (35.15%) CCNP
6 70 (34.65%) Juniper
7 67 (33.17%) WAN
7 67 (33.17%) Security Cleared
8 55 (27.23%) SC Cleared
9 52 (25.74%) CCNA
10 51 (25.25%) Windows
10 51 (25.25%) Cisco ASA
11 46 (22.77%) OSPF
12 34 (16.83%) BGP
12 34 (16.83%) VPN
12 34 (16.83%) Network Security
12 34 (16.83%) Windows Server
13 33 (16.34%) Linux
14 32 (15.84%) Network Monitoring
14 32 (15.84%) Fortinet
15 31 (15.35%) Microsoft
16 30 (14.85%) DNS
16 30 (14.85%) F5
17 28 (13.86%) Network Design
18 27 (13.37%) VMware
18 27 (13.37%) ITIL
18 27 (13.37%) Data Centre
19 26 (12.87%) Load Balancing
19 26 (12.87%) Wi-Fi
19 26 (12.87%) Wireless

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 10 (4.95%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.96%) OpenStack
3 5 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.49%) SAS
5 2 (0.99%) IIS
6 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.49%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.49%) MS Office
2 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (6.93%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.95%) IaaS
4 6 (2.97%) SaaS
5 3 (1.49%) Office 365
6 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (37.62%) LAN
2 67 (33.17%) WAN
3 51 (25.25%) Cisco ASA
4 46 (22.77%) OSPF
5 34 (16.83%) BGP
5 34 (16.83%) Network Security
5 34 (16.83%) VPN
6 30 (14.85%) DNS
7 26 (12.87%) Wi-Fi
7 26 (12.87%) Wireless
8 24 (11.88%) Cisco Nexus
9 19 (9.41%) SAN
9 19 (9.41%) VLAN
10 18 (8.91%) BIG-IP
10 18 (8.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 16 (7.92%) DHCP
12 15 (7.43%) TCP/IP
13 13 (6.44%) VoIP
14 11 (5.45%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (5.45%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.47%) Big Data
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.50%) Selenium
2 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (6.93%) Finance
2 3 (1.49%) Marketing
2 3 (1.49%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.99%) Advertising
4 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.50%) Automotive
4 1 (0.50%) Banking
4 1 (0.50%) Law
4 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (36.14%) Network Engineer
2 37 (18.32%) Cisco Engineer
3 34 (16.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 29 (14.36%) Analyst
5 18 (8.91%) Security Analyst
6 17 (8.42%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 16 (7.92%) Architect
8 15 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (7.43%) Support Engineer
9 14 (6.93%) Juniper Engineer
10 10 (4.95%) Monitoring Specialist
10 10 (4.95%) Network Monitoring Specialist
10 10 (4.95%) Network Specialist
10 10 (4.95%) Network Support
10 10 (4.95%) Network Support Engineer
11 8 (3.96%) Consultant
11 8 (3.96%) Firewall Engineer
11 8 (3.96%) Network Analyst
12 7 (3.47%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 7 (3.47%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.90%) CSS
2 12 (5.94%) Middleware
3 9 (4.46%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.99%) .NET
4 2 (0.99%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.50%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.50%) J2EE
5 1 (0.50%) JMS
5 1 (0.50%) jQuery
5 1 (0.50%) LAMP
5 1 (0.50%) Node.js
5 1 (0.50%) React
5 1 (0.50%) REST
5 1 (0.50%) SOAP
5 1 (0.50%) Spring
5 1 (0.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.50%) Web Services
5 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.37%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.44%) User Experience
3 12 (5.94%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.45%) Visualisation
5 4 (1.98%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (1.49%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.49%) CESG
6 3 (1.49%) CMDB
6 3 (1.49%) Economics
6 3 (1.49%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.49%) PDA
6 3 (1.49%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.49%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.99%) e-Health
8 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.50%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.50%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 51 (25.25%) Windows
2 34 (16.83%) Windows Server
3 33 (16.34%) Linux
4 22 (10.89%) Unix
5 17 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (4.46%) Ubuntu
6 9 (4.46%) Windows 8
7 6 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.98%) Solaris
8 4 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.49%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.49%) MVS
9 3 (1.49%) SUSE
10 1 (0.50%) HPUX
10 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.84%) Network Monitoring
2 28 (13.86%) Network Design
3 27 (13.37%) ITIL
4 26 (12.87%) Load Balancing
5 23 (11.39%) Cybersecurity
5 23 (11.39%) Network Management
6 19 (9.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 17 (8.42%) SIEM
8 16 (7.92%) Incident Management
8 16 (7.92%) Information Security
9 14 (6.93%) ITIL V3
10 13 (6.44%) Service Delivery
11 12 (5.94%) Network Architecture
12 11 (5.45%) Performance Monitoring
13 10 (4.95%) Data Analysis
13 10 (4.95%) Migration
14 9 (4.46%) Disk Encryption
14 9 (4.46%) Identity Access Management
14 9 (4.46%) Malware Analysis
14 9 (4.46%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.48%) PowerShell
2 4 (1.98%) SQL
3 3 (1.49%) Python
4 2 (0.99%) Java
4 2 (0.99%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.50%) C
5 1 (0.50%) Jython
5 1 (0.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 92 (45.54%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (35.15%) CCNP
3 67 (33.17%) Security Cleared
4 55 (27.23%) SC Cleared
5 52 (25.74%) CCNA
6 13 (6.44%) CCDP
7 12 (5.94%) CCSA
8 11 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (4.95%) CCDA
9 10 (4.95%) MCSE
9 10 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (4.46%) MCSA
11 8 (3.96%) CCIE
11 8 (3.96%) JNCIA
12 6 (2.97%) CEH
12 6 (2.97%) GCFA
12 6 (2.97%) GCIH
12 6 (2.97%) MCP
13 5 (2.48%) CCVP
13 5 (2.48%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.48%) SLA
2 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 19 (9.41%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.46%) vSphere
3 3 (1.49%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.49%) Terminal Server
3 3 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.99%) XenApp
5 1 (0.50%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.50%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (8.91%) OPNET
2 14 (6.93%) FortiGate
3 9 (4.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (0.99%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (0.99%) Cisco LMS
4 2 (0.99%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.50%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.50%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.50%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.50%) Nagios
5 1 (0.50%) OpenView
5 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.50%) Puppet
5 1 (0.50%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 129 (63.86%) Cisco
2 74 (36.63%) CheckPoint
3 70 (34.65%) Juniper
4 32 (15.84%) Fortinet
5 31 (15.35%) Microsoft
6 30 (14.85%) F5
7 27 (13.37%) VMware
8 24 (11.88%) SolarWinds
9 22 (10.89%) BMC
10 21 (10.40%) Intel Security
11 19 (9.41%) Nokia
12 17 (8.42%) Riverbed
13 16 (7.92%) HP
14 15 (7.43%) Blue Coat
15 11 (5.45%) Oracle
16 10 (4.95%) Aruba
16 10 (4.95%) Citrix
17 9 (4.46%) Palo Alto
17 9 (4.46%) Remedy
18 8 (3.96%) Dell
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