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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 43 36 40
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 89 76 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.50% 3.54% 3.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.89% 23.17% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 47 29
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£320 £345 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +18.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 14
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.49% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £15.35 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £25.10 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.99% -7.22%
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
426 328 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.77% 15.30% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 156 144
Average daily rate £320 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.77% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 38
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.00 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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
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 22 August 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +15 35 £310 -11.42% 11
Warwickshire -2 14 £380 +68.98% 2
Shropshire -9 11 £273 -12.80% 7
Wolverhampton - 5 £373 -
Solihull +3 3 £450 +44.57% 1
Worcestershire -9 3 £163 -52.41% 3
Walsall +1 2 - -
Coventry -18 2 £288 -22.03% 2
Staffordshire -6 1 £325 +64.55% 1
Dudley - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 70 (53.85%) Cisco
2 52 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 45 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (33.08%) WAN
5 40 (30.77%) CCNP
6 36 (27.69%) LAN
7 35 (26.92%) Juniper
8 29 (22.31%) Security Cleared
9 27 (20.77%) Windows
10 26 (20.00%) F5
11 24 (18.46%) Linux
12 21 (16.15%) Blue Coat
12 21 (16.15%) Network Security
13 20 (15.38%) OSPF
13 20 (15.38%) SC Cleared
14 19 (14.62%) ITIL
14 19 (14.62%) VPN
15 16 (12.31%) CCNA
15 16 (12.31%) VMware
15 16 (12.31%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
16 15 (11.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 15 (11.54%) BIG-IP
16 15 (11.54%) Solaris
16 15 (11.54%) BGP
16 15 (11.54%) MPLS
17 14 (10.77%) Internet
17 14 (10.77%) CSS
17 14 (10.77%) Load Balancing
18 13 (10.00%) TCP/IP

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (8.46%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.62%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.31%) Lync
4 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.54%) CMS
5 2 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.77%) nginx
6 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.77%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.77%) Apache
6 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.77%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.62%) MS Excel
1 6 (4.62%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.77%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 43 (33.08%) WAN
2 36 (27.69%) LAN
3 21 (16.15%) Network Security
4 20 (15.38%) OSPF
5 19 (14.62%) VPN
6 16 (12.31%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
7 15 (11.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 15 (11.54%) BIG-IP
7 15 (11.54%) BGP
7 15 (11.54%) MPLS
8 14 (10.77%) Internet
9 13 (10.00%) TCP/IP
10 12 (9.23%) VoIP
11 7 (5.38%) SAN
12 6 (4.62%) DNS
12 6 (4.62%) DMVPN
13 5 (3.85%) Junos
13 5 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 5 (3.85%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.31%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.54%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.54%) Big Data
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.77%) MarkLogic
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Hudson
1 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (6.92%) Finance
2 6 (4.62%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.62%) Banking
3 3 (2.31%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.31%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (0.77%) Automotive
4 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.77%) Billing
Job Titles
1 35 (26.92%) Network Engineer
2 19 (14.62%) Architect
3 14 (10.77%) Firewall Engineer
4 12 (9.23%) Consultant
5 10 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (6.92%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.15%) Network Support
8 7 (5.38%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (5.38%) Network Support Engineer
8 7 (5.38%) Technical Architect
9 6 (4.62%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.62%) Security Engineer
10 5 (3.85%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 5 (3.85%) Network Design Engineer
10 5 (3.85%) Implementation Engineer
10 5 (3.85%) Design Engineer
10 5 (3.85%) Analyst
10 5 (3.85%) Network Consultant
10 5 (3.85%) Security Consultant
10 5 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.77%) CSS
2 9 (6.92%) Middleware
3 3 (2.31%) HTML
3 3 (2.31%) JSP
4 2 (1.54%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.54%) Spring
4 2 (1.54%) Java EE
4 2 (1.54%) Spring MVC
4 2 (1.54%) Vaadin
5 1 (0.77%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.77%) Ajax
5 1 (0.77%) LAMP
5 1 (0.77%) J2EE
5 1 (0.77%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.46%) Clustering
2 4 (3.08%) Replication
2 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.08%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.31%) FlexPod
4 2 (1.54%) PMI
4 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.54%) Open Source
5 1 (0.77%) RMADS
5 1 (0.77%) CESG
5 1 (0.77%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.77%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.77%) Windows
2 24 (18.46%) Linux
3 15 (11.54%) Solaris
4 12 (9.23%) UNIX
4 12 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.62%) AIX
7 4 (3.08%) SUSE
8 2 (1.54%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.77%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.77%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.77%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.77%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.62%) ITIL
2 14 (10.77%) Load Balancing
3 12 (9.23%) Network Design
4 10 (7.69%) Network Management
5 9 (6.92%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (6.92%) Project Management
6 7 (5.38%) Migration
7 6 (4.62%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (4.62%) Incident Management
7 6 (4.62%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (4.62%) WAN Optimisation
8 5 (3.85%) Low Latency
8 5 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.08%) Service Management
9 4 (3.08%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.08%) E-Commerce
9 4 (3.08%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.08%) Problem Management
9 4 (3.08%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 4 (3.08%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.38%) Perl
1 7 (5.38%) Tcl
2 4 (3.08%) SQL
3 3 (2.31%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.31%) VB
3 3 (2.31%) VBA
3 3 (2.31%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.54%) Java
4 2 (1.54%) R
5 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.77%) Ruby
5 1 (0.77%) C
5 1 (0.77%) PHP
Qualifications
1 45 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (30.77%) CCNP
3 29 (22.31%) Security Cleared
4 20 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 16 (12.31%) CCNA
6 5 (3.85%) Degree
6 5 (3.85%) CCSA
6 5 (3.85%) CCIE
6 5 (3.85%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (3.08%) CCDP
8 3 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.31%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.54%) MCP
9 2 (1.54%) MCSE
9 2 (1.54%) GCIH
9 2 (1.54%) GIAC
9 2 (1.54%) ISSAP
9 2 (1.54%) ACSA
9 2 (1.54%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.08%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.54%) SLA
3 1 (0.77%) GPG13
3 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (9.23%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.08%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.54%) vSphere
5 2 (1.54%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.77%) XenApp
6 1 (0.77%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.77%) Squid
6 1 (0.77%) Samba
6 1 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.77%) Snort
6 1 (0.77%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (4.62%) OPNET
2 4 (3.08%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.31%) SCCM
3 3 (2.31%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.54%) OpenView
4 2 (1.54%) SCOM
5 1 (0.77%) Puppet
5 1 (0.77%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 70 (53.85%) Cisco
2 52 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 35 (26.92%) Juniper
4 26 (20.00%) F5
5 21 (16.15%) Blue Coat
6 16 (12.31%) VMware
7 11 (8.46%) Fortinet
8 9 (6.92%) Oracle
8 9 (6.92%) McAfee
8 9 (6.92%) Nokia
8 9 (6.92%) HP
9 8 (6.15%) IBM
9 8 (6.15%) Microsoft
9 8 (6.15%) SolarWinds
10 7 (5.38%) BMC
11 6 (4.62%) Red Hat
11 6 (4.62%) Avaya
11 6 (4.62%) Citrix
12 5 (3.85%) BT
13 4 (3.08%) EMC
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