The first table below looks at the demand for Firewall skills 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 over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 71 51 59
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +8
Contract jobs citing Firewall 48 54 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.02% 2.95% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.14% 19.93% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 31 19
Average daily rate £350 £313 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £520 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Average hourly rate £13.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.89% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £17.95 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.01 £36.30 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-8.43% -30.83%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
280 271 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.77% 14.79% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 121 104
Average daily rate £350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 39 30
Average hourly rate £15.43 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.89% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Firewall
England

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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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Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -4 15 £420 +5.66%
Birmingham +3 13 £350 - 6
Worcestershire +4 5 - - 2
Warwickshire -5 2 £508 +87.96% 3
Staffordshire -4 1 - - 2
Coventry - - - - 4
Solihull - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 60 (56.60%) Cisco
2 52 (49.06%) CheckPoint
3 48 (45.28%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (43.40%) CCNP
5 44 (41.51%) MPLS
6 43 (40.57%) WAN
7 42 (39.62%) F5
8 41 (38.68%) BIG-IP
9 37 (34.91%) Cisco Nexus
10 34 (32.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 29 (27.36%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (26.42%) VoIP
13 26 (24.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 26 (24.53%) Blue Coat
14 25 (23.58%) Fortinet
14 25 (23.58%) McAfee
15 24 (22.64%) CSS
16 23 (21.70%) LAN
16 23 (21.70%) WAN Optimisation
16 23 (21.70%) DMVPN
17 21 (19.81%) Security Cleared
18 20 (18.87%) SolarWinds
19 18 (16.98%) Windows
20 17 (16.04%) SC Cleared
20 17 (16.04%) Incident Management
21 16 (15.09%) CiscoWorks
22 15 (14.15%) AIX
22 15 (14.15%) ITIL
22 15 (14.15%) Solaris
22 15 (14.15%) Root Cause Analysis

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 12 (11.32%) WebLogic
2 6 (5.66%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.66%) Apache
3 5 (4.72%) Lync
3 5 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.89%) CMS
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.94%) IIS
6 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.94%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.94%) MS Office
2 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.60%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 44 (41.51%) MPLS
2 43 (40.57%) WAN
3 41 (38.68%) BIG-IP
4 37 (34.91%) Cisco Nexus
5 34 (32.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 29 (27.36%) Cisco ASA
7 28 (26.42%) VoIP
8 26 (24.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 23 (21.70%) LAN
9 23 (21.70%) DMVPN
10 14 (13.21%) DNS
11 13 (12.26%) VPN
12 12 (11.32%) Network Security
12 12 (11.32%) OSPF
13 9 (8.49%) BGP
14 8 (7.55%) WLAN
14 8 (7.55%) TCP/IP
15 7 (6.60%) FTP
15 7 (6.60%) ADSL
16 6 (5.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.94%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.94%) Big Data
2 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (5.66%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.72%) Multimedia
3 2 (1.89%) Banking
3 2 (1.89%) Finance
4 1 (0.94%) Advertising
4 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 40 (37.74%) Network Engineer
2 22 (20.75%) Architect
3 16 (15.09%) Support Engineer
4 15 (14.15%) Implementation Engineer
4 15 (14.15%) Network Support
4 15 (14.15%) Network Support Engineer
5 11 (10.38%) Consultant
5 11 (10.38%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 10 (9.43%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (7.55%) Network Consultant
8 7 (6.60%) Design Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (5.66%) Analyst
10 5 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (4.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 5 (4.72%) Network Design Engineer
10 5 (4.72%) Platform Architect
11 4 (3.77%) Network Architect
11 4 (3.77%) Security Engineer
11 4 (3.77%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.64%) CSS
2 5 (4.72%) Middleware
3 3 (2.83%) J2EE
4 1 (0.94%) .NET
4 1 (0.94%) HTML
4 1 (0.94%) Struts
4 1 (0.94%) Web Services
4 1 (0.94%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.94%) Java EE
4 1 (0.94%) Spring MVC
4 1 (0.94%) Spring
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.94%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.43%) Replication
2 5 (4.72%) IVR
3 3 (2.83%) CMDB
3 3 (2.83%) FlexPod
4 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.94%) Clustering
5 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.94%) CESG
5 1 (0.94%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.94%) RMADS
5 1 (0.94%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (0.94%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.98%) Windows
2 15 (14.15%) AIX
2 15 (14.15%) Solaris
3 12 (11.32%) Linux
4 11 (10.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (6.60%) UNIX
5 7 (6.60%) Windows XP
5 7 (6.60%) SUSE
6 5 (4.72%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.94%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.94%) HPUX
9 1 (0.94%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.70%) WAN Optimisation
2 17 (16.04%) Incident Management
3 15 (14.15%) ITIL
3 15 (14.15%) Root Cause Analysis
4 13 (12.26%) Service Management
4 13 (12.26%) Network Design
5 9 (8.49%) Network Management
6 8 (7.55%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (7.55%) Problem Management
7 7 (6.60%) Load Balancing
8 6 (5.66%) Migration
8 6 (5.66%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.72%) WFM
10 4 (3.77%) Performance Management
10 4 (3.77%) Scrum
11 2 (1.89%) Performance Monitoring
11 2 (1.89%) Capacity Management
11 2 (1.89%) ITIL V3
11 2 (1.89%) Security Architecture
11 2 (1.89%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.89%) SQL
2 1 (0.94%) Java
2 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 48 (45.28%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (43.40%) CCNP
3 21 (19.81%) Security Cleared
4 17 (16.04%) SC Cleared
5 12 (11.32%) CCNA
6 7 (6.60%) CCDP
7 5 (4.72%) CCIE
8 3 (2.83%) Degree
9 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.89%) CCSE
9 2 (1.89%) CCDA
10 1 (0.94%) CISSP
10 1 (0.94%) OCP
10 1 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.94%) CCSA
10 1 (0.94%) CISA
10 1 (0.94%) CISM
10 1 (0.94%) CEH
10 1 (0.94%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.94%) QA
1 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (6.60%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (5.66%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.77%) Squid
4 3 (2.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.94%) NFS
6 1 (0.94%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.94%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.94%) XenApp
6 1 (0.94%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.94%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 16 (15.09%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (3.77%) OpenView
3 3 (2.83%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.89%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.94%) MOM
5 1 (0.94%) SCCM
5 1 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.94%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 60 (56.60%) Cisco
2 52 (49.06%) CheckPoint
3 42 (39.62%) F5
4 26 (24.53%) Blue Coat
5 25 (23.58%) Fortinet
5 25 (23.58%) McAfee
6 20 (18.87%) SolarWinds
7 14 (13.21%) Oracle
7 14 (13.21%) BMC
8 13 (12.26%) IBM
9 7 (6.60%) HP
9 7 (6.60%) Juniper
9 7 (6.60%) Citrix
9 7 (6.60%) Remedy
9 7 (6.60%) Nokia
10 6 (5.66%) NetApp
11 4 (3.77%) OPNET
11 4 (3.77%) BT
11 4 (3.77%) TOWER Software
11 4 (3.77%) VMware
Warwickshire
Jumar
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Wednesbury, West Midlands (County)
Woodgreen Academy
Rate: From £22,500 to £26,500 per annum ,fixed term Contract (2 years)
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 16 days ago
Stafford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago