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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 65 62 69
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Firewall 43 47 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.99% 2.26% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.73% 17.67% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 6
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£394 £350 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £483 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 15
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.65 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.78% -33.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £20.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -31.03%
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
292 266 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.50% 12.76% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 128 75
Average daily rate £300 £332 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 15 53
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.75 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.89 £29.30 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 +10 21 £338 +22.72% 12
Warwickshire +2 6 £440 - 5
Staffordshire +7 1 £418 - 4
Worcestershire -3 1 £300 - 2
Shropshire -23 1 £410 +10.06%
Wolverhampton - 1 £350 - 2
Solihull - 1 - - 2
Walsall - - - - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 80 (58.82%) Cisco
2 46 (33.82%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (33.09%) LAN
4 39 (28.68%) WAN
5 38 (27.94%) CCNP
6 37 (27.21%) CCNA
7 36 (26.47%) ITIL
7 36 (26.47%) Network Management
8 35 (25.74%) F5
9 34 (25.00%) CheckPoint
10 30 (22.06%) Windows
10 30 (22.06%) Network Monitoring
11 28 (20.59%) Network Security
12 24 (17.65%) VPN
12 24 (17.65%) Juniper
13 23 (16.91%) BMC
13 23 (16.91%) Middleware
13 23 (16.91%) SolarWinds
14 22 (16.18%) OSPF
15 21 (15.44%) Load Balancing
15 21 (15.44%) OPNET
15 21 (15.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 20 (14.71%) User Experience
16 20 (14.71%) Nokia
16 20 (14.71%) BGP
16 20 (14.71%) Linux
17 19 (13.97%) Kalman Filter
18 18 (13.24%) MPLS
18 18 (13.24%) BIG-IP
18 18 (13.24%) Security Cleared

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.68%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.74%) Apache
4 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.74%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.94%) MS Office
3 3 (2.21%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.74%) CATIA
5 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.47%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (33.09%) LAN
2 39 (28.68%) WAN
3 28 (20.59%) Network Security
4 24 (17.65%) VPN
5 22 (16.18%) OSPF
6 21 (15.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 20 (14.71%) BGP
8 18 (13.24%) MPLS
8 18 (13.24%) BIG-IP
9 16 (11.76%) Internet
9 16 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (8.82%) SAN
11 11 (8.09%) TCP/IP
12 10 (7.35%) Wireless
12 10 (7.35%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (5.88%) IPsec
13 8 (5.88%) NAS
14 7 (5.15%) SSL
15 6 (4.41%) PPP
15 6 (4.41%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.74%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.74%) DTS
2 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.74%) Big Data
2 1 (0.74%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Hudson
1 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (7.35%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.62%) Finance
2 9 (6.62%) Banking
3 3 (2.21%) Automotive
4 2 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.74%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 36 (26.47%) Network Engineer
2 20 (14.71%) Architect
3 17 (12.50%) Consultant
4 12 (8.82%) Project Manager
4 12 (8.82%) Network Consultant
5 11 (8.09%) Network Specialist
6 10 (7.35%) Security Engineer
6 10 (7.35%) Monitoring Specialist
7 9 (6.62%) Design Engineer
7 9 (6.62%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (6.62%) Network Design Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.15%) Implementation Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) Technical Architect
9 6 (4.41%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (3.68%) Network Architect
10 5 (3.68%) NOC Engineer
10 5 (3.68%) Cisco Engineer
11 4 (2.94%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.91%) Middleware
2 12 (8.82%) CSS
3 3 (2.21%) JSP
4 1 (0.74%) Spring
4 1 (0.74%) LAMP
4 1 (0.74%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.74%) Spring MVC
4 1 (0.74%) Java EE
4 1 (0.74%) JMS
4 1 (0.74%) HTML
4 1 (0.74%) J2EE
4 1 (0.74%) SOAP
4 1 (0.74%) Vaadin
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.71%) User Experience
2 14 (10.29%) Visualisation
3 10 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.94%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (2.21%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.47%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.47%) PMI
8 2 (1.47%) Statistics
8 2 (1.47%) e-Health
9 1 (0.74%) AS400
9 1 (0.74%) GIS
9 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.74%) iSeries
9 1 (0.74%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.06%) Windows
2 20 (14.71%) Linux
3 17 (12.50%) UNIX
4 15 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.94%) Solaris
7 2 (1.47%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.47%) AIX
8 1 (0.74%) Debian
8 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.74%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.74%) HPUX
8 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.47%) ITIL
1 36 (26.47%) Network Management
2 30 (22.06%) Network Monitoring
3 21 (15.44%) Load Balancing
4 19 (13.97%) Kalman Filter
5 16 (11.76%) Project Management
6 15 (11.03%) Network Architecture
7 14 (10.29%) Network Design
8 12 (8.82%) PRINCE2
9 11 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (7.35%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
12 7 (5.15%) Performance Management
13 6 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
14 5 (3.68%) Migration
14 5 (3.68%) Enterprise Architecture
15 4 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
15 4 (2.94%) Data Privacy
15 4 (2.94%) Configuration Management
15 4 (2.94%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.68%) SQL
2 4 (2.94%) VB
2 4 (2.94%) VBA
2 4 (2.94%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.21%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.47%) C
5 1 (0.74%) Ruby
5 1 (0.74%) Python
5 1 (0.74%) Java
5 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.74%) Perl
5 1 (0.74%) PHP
5 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 46 (33.82%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (27.94%) CCNP
3 37 (27.21%) CCNA
4 18 (13.24%) Security Cleared
5 14 (10.29%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.41%) CCDP
7 5 (3.68%) MCITP
7 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.68%) MCSE
8 4 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (2.94%) Degree
9 3 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.21%) CISSP
9 3 (2.21%) CCIE
10 2 (1.47%) CCSP
10 2 (1.47%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.47%) ISSAP
10 2 (1.47%) ACSA
10 2 (1.47%) JNCIE
10 2 (1.47%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (3.68%) SLA
3 3 (2.21%) QA
4 2 (1.47%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (9.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.94%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.47%) KVM
5 1 (0.74%) Samba
5 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.74%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (15.44%) OPNET
2 7 (5.15%) OpenView
3 4 (2.94%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.21%) SCCM
4 3 (2.21%) Netcool
5 2 (1.47%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.47%) Puppet
5 2 (1.47%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.74%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.74%) SCOM
6 1 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.74%) Control-M
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.74%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.74%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 80 (58.82%) Cisco
2 35 (25.74%) F5
3 34 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 24 (17.65%) Juniper
5 23 (16.91%) BMC
5 23 (16.91%) SolarWinds
6 20 (14.71%) Nokia
7 17 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 16 (11.76%) HP
9 14 (10.29%) Riverbed
10 13 (9.56%) VMware
11 12 (8.82%) Fortinet
12 9 (6.62%) IBM
13 8 (5.88%) BT
14 6 (4.41%) Blue Coat
15 5 (3.68%) Red Hat
15 5 (3.68%) Oracle
16 4 (2.94%) CA
16 4 (2.94%) Symantec
17 2 (1.47%) Rackspace
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