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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
England / West Midlands
Rank 52 80 63
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -17
Contract jobs citing Firewall 76 45 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.17% 1.74% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 17.51% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 24 34
Median daily rate £361 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £156 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £493 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £23.31
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -14.20%

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
342 257 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.26% 9.92% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 130 128
Median daily rate £363 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £160 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 49
Median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.02 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £25.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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
Birmingham +7 26 £350 +7.69% 20
Shropshire +40 18 £400 - 6
Warwickshire +5 9 £513 +21.73% 1
Solihull +1 8 £383 - 3
Coventry -6 8 £500 - 1
Worcestershire +1 2 £225 +73.07% 3
Herefordshire -6 2 £288 - 7
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 88 (51.16%) Cisco
2 65 (37.79%) Cisco Certification
3 60 (34.88%) WAN
4 58 (33.72%) LAN
4 58 (33.72%) CheckPoint
5 57 (33.14%) Security Cleared
6 53 (30.81%) SC Cleared
7 44 (25.58%) CCNP
8 43 (25.00%) Juniper
9 38 (22.09%) VPN
9 38 (22.09%) Network Security
9 38 (22.09%) Cisco ASA
10 37 (21.51%) CCNA
10 37 (21.51%) OSPF
11 33 (19.19%) Windows
12 29 (16.86%) DNS
12 29 (16.86%) Cybersecurity
13 27 (15.70%) BGP
13 27 (15.70%) Network Design
14 26 (15.12%) F5
15 25 (14.53%) Wireless
16 23 (13.37%) Microsoft Azure
17 22 (12.79%) SIEM
18 21 (12.21%) Information Security
19 20 (11.63%) Unix
19 20 (11.63%) Cisco Nexus
20 19 (11.05%) TCP/IP
21 18 (10.47%) Microsoft
21 18 (10.47%) Linux
21 18 (10.47%) Finance

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 8 (4.65%) OpenStack
2 6 (3.49%) IIS
3 5 (2.91%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.16%) SAS
5 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.58%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.58%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.74%) MS Office
3 2 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.16%) MS Project
3 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (9.88%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.81%) IaaS
4 4 (2.33%) Office 365
5 1 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.58%) PaaS
5 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (34.88%) WAN
2 58 (33.72%) LAN
3 38 (22.09%) Cisco ASA
3 38 (22.09%) Network Security
3 38 (22.09%) VPN
4 37 (21.51%) OSPF
5 29 (16.86%) DNS
6 27 (15.70%) BGP
7 25 (14.53%) Wireless
8 20 (11.63%) Cisco Nexus
9 19 (11.05%) TCP/IP
10 18 (10.47%) Intrusion Detection
11 14 (8.14%) MPLS
12 12 (6.98%) HTTP
13 11 (6.40%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (5.81%) Junos
15 9 (5.23%) DHCP
15 9 (5.23%) SSL
16 8 (4.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 8 (4.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.07%) Big Data
2 3 (1.74%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (10.47%) Finance
2 6 (3.49%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.16%) Advertising
3 2 (1.16%) Automotive
3 2 (1.16%) Electronics
3 2 (1.16%) Legal
3 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.58%) Banking
4 1 (0.58%) Law
Job Titles
1 72 (41.86%) Network Engineer
2 31 (18.02%) Analyst
3 30 (17.44%) Cisco Engineer
4 29 (16.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 27 (15.70%) Security Analyst
6 23 (13.37%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 15 (8.72%) Architect
8 14 (8.14%) Support Engineer
9 12 (6.98%) Security Architect
10 11 (6.40%) Juniper Engineer
11 10 (5.81%) Consultant
11 10 (5.81%) Network Support
12 9 (5.23%) Network Support Engineer
13 7 (4.07%) Design Engineer
13 7 (4.07%) Firewall Engineer
13 7 (4.07%) Implementation Engineer
13 7 (4.07%) Network Design Engineer
13 7 (4.07%) Network Implementation Engineer
13 7 (4.07%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
14 6 (3.49%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.07%) CSS
2 6 (3.49%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.16%) .NET
3 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.16%) Middleware
4 1 (0.58%) LAMP
4 1 (0.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.47%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.40%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.65%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.49%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.16%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.58%) Clustering
7 1 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.58%) Replication
7 1 (0.58%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (19.19%) Windows
2 20 (11.63%) Unix
3 18 (10.47%) Linux
4 14 (8.14%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.16%) Solaris
6 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.58%) HPUX
7 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.86%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (15.70%) Network Design
3 22 (12.79%) SIEM
4 21 (12.21%) Information Security
5 16 (9.30%) ITIL
6 15 (8.72%) Incident Management
6 15 (8.72%) Network Management
6 15 (8.72%) Network Monitoring
7 13 (7.56%) Malware Analysis
8 12 (6.98%) Migration
9 11 (6.40%) Data Analysis
9 11 (6.40%) Identity Access Management
10 10 (5.81%) Disk Encryption
10 10 (5.81%) Forensic Analysis
10 10 (5.81%) Security Operations
11 9 (5.23%) Load Balancing
11 9 (5.23%) Service Delivery
12 7 (4.07%) Mentoring
12 7 (4.07%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (4.07%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.65%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.33%) Python
2 4 (2.33%) SQL
3 2 (1.16%) C
3 2 (1.16%) Perl
4 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.58%) Jython
4 1 (0.58%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 65 (37.79%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (33.14%) Security Cleared
3 53 (30.81%) SC Cleared
4 44 (25.58%) CCNP
5 37 (21.51%) CCNA
6 9 (5.23%) CCDA
6 9 (5.23%) CCSA
7 8 (4.65%) CCDP
7 8 (4.65%) Degree
7 8 (4.65%) GCIH
8 7 (4.07%) CCIE
8 7 (4.07%) CEH
8 7 (4.07%) GCFA
8 7 (4.07%) MCP
9 5 (2.91%) CCVP
10 4 (2.33%) CISM
10 4 (2.33%) CISSP
10 4 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.33%) PMI Certification
10 4 (2.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 16 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.91%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.16%) XenApp
4 1 (0.58%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.58%) Firmware
4 1 (0.58%) NFS
4 1 (0.58%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.58%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (6.98%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 5 (2.91%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.74%) Nexpose
4 2 (1.16%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.16%) SCOM
5 1 (0.58%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.58%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.58%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.58%) OpenView
5 1 (0.58%) OPNET
5 1 (0.58%) Puppet
5 1 (0.58%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.58%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 88 (51.16%) Cisco
2 58 (33.72%) CheckPoint
3 43 (25.00%) Juniper
4 26 (15.12%) F5
5 18 (10.47%) Blue Coat
5 18 (10.47%) Microsoft
6 17 (9.88%) Intel Security
7 15 (8.72%) Fortinet
7 15 (8.72%) VMware
8 12 (6.98%) Aruba
8 12 (6.98%) Oracle
9 9 (5.23%) SolarWinds
10 8 (4.65%) Palo Alto
11 7 (4.07%) HP
11 7 (4.07%) Remedy
12 6 (3.49%) Citrix
12 6 (3.49%) Nokia
13 5 (2.91%) Riverbed
14 4 (2.33%) BMC
14 4 (2.33%) IBM
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