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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 35 79 41
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -38
Contract jobs citing Firewall 104 39 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.41% 1.66% 3.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.99% 11.78% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 20 41
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£340 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.42% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £219 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £23.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 - £22.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -16.48%
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
306 331 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.99% 14.13% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 154 126
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £164 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 40
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £26.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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
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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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 +22 52 £325 +1.56% 16
Shropshire +9 14 £400 -14.66% 4
Staffordshire - 12 £400 - 1
Warwickshire +4 9 £535 +33.75% 1
Worcestershire +7 3 £490 +201.53% 3
Herefordshire - 3 £388 -
Coventry +8 2 £285 +6.04% 4
Wolverhampton - 2 £138 - 1
Solihull 0 1 £300 - 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 120 (62.50%) Cisco
2 82 (42.71%) Cisco Certification
3 80 (41.67%) CheckPoint
4 61 (31.77%) CCNP
5 58 (30.21%) WAN
5 58 (30.21%) F5
6 53 (27.60%) LAN
6 53 (27.60%) CCNA
6 53 (27.60%) Juniper
7 47 (24.48%) OSPF
8 46 (23.96%) Windows
9 38 (19.79%) BGP
9 38 (19.79%) Cisco ASA
10 37 (19.27%) Linux
11 33 (17.19%) Microsoft
12 32 (16.67%) TCP/IP
13 31 (16.15%) Security Cleared
14 30 (15.63%) Network Security
14 30 (15.63%) VPN
15 29 (15.10%) Load Balancing
16 28 (14.58%) Cisco Nexus
17 26 (13.54%) Blue Coat
17 26 (13.54%) Active Directory
17 26 (13.54%) UNIX
18 25 (13.02%) MPLS
19 24 (12.50%) VMware
20 23 (11.98%) ITIL
20 23 (11.98%) Data Centre
20 23 (11.98%) SC Cleared
21 22 (11.46%) Project Management

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 17 (8.85%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.17%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.60%) Apache
4 4 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.56%) Confluence
5 3 (1.56%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.04%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.04%) IIS
6 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (6.77%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.69%) MS Project
3 7 (3.65%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.60%) MS Office
5 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.04%) Office 365
2 1 (0.52%) Google Compute Engine
2 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (30.21%) WAN
2 53 (27.60%) LAN
3 47 (24.48%) OSPF
4 38 (19.79%) BGP
4 38 (19.79%) Cisco ASA
5 32 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 30 (15.63%) VPN
6 30 (15.63%) Network Security
7 28 (14.58%) Cisco Nexus
8 25 (13.02%) MPLS
9 21 (10.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 20 (10.42%) BIG-IP
11 19 (9.90%) SAN
12 18 (9.38%) VoIP
13 17 (8.85%) DNS
14 16 (8.33%) Internet
15 14 (7.29%) WLAN
15 14 (7.29%) VLAN
16 12 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 10 (5.21%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.21%) MySQL
3 8 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.56%) Subversion
1 3 (1.56%) JIRA
1 3 (1.56%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.56%) Hudson
1 3 (1.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.52%) Juju
2 1 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 11 (5.73%) Finance
2 11 (5.73%) Banking
3 10 (5.21%) Marketing
4 6 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.08%) Local Government
6 3 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.56%) Electronics
7 2 (1.04%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 50 (26.04%) Network Engineer
2 30 (15.63%) Project Manager
3 21 (10.94%) Architect
4 14 (7.29%) Analyst
4 14 (7.29%) Technical Project Manager
4 14 (7.29%) Technical Manager
4 14 (7.29%) Firewall Engineer
5 12 (6.25%) Administrator
5 12 (6.25%) Consultant
6 11 (5.73%) Security Engineer
7 10 (5.21%) Network Security Engineer
7 10 (5.21%) Support Engineer
8 9 (4.69%) Network Analyst
8 9 (4.69%) Network Consultant
9 8 (4.17%) DBA
9 8 (4.17%) Network Specialist
9 8 (4.17%) Network Support
10 7 (3.65%) Network Support Engineer
10 7 (3.65%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.94%) CSS
2 10 (5.21%) XML
3 9 (4.69%) Ruby on Rails
3 9 (4.69%) CGI
4 4 (2.08%) Middleware
5 3 (1.56%) J2EE
6 2 (1.04%) HTML
6 2 (1.04%) Web Services
6 2 (1.04%) Ajax
6 2 (1.04%) XHTML
7 1 (0.52%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.98%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.25%) Clustering
3 8 (4.17%) User Experience
4 6 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (2.08%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.56%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.04%) DTV
8 2 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.04%) SecurID
9 1 (0.52%) SCADA
9 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.52%) e-Health
9 1 (0.52%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 46 (23.96%) Windows
2 37 (19.27%) Linux
3 26 (13.54%) UNIX
4 21 (10.94%) Solaris
5 16 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (7.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.65%) SUSE
10 6 (3.13%) AIX
11 3 (1.56%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.56%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.04%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.04%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.52%) HPUX
13 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.10%) Load Balancing
2 23 (11.98%) ITIL
3 22 (11.46%) Project Management
4 18 (9.38%) PRINCE2
5 15 (7.81%) Network Design
6 13 (6.77%) Open Source
6 13 (6.77%) Network Management
7 12 (6.25%) WAN Optimisation
7 12 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
8 11 (5.73%) Network Monitoring
8 11 (5.73%) Migration
8 11 (5.73%) Configuration Management
8 11 (5.73%) Service Management
9 10 (5.21%) ITIL V3
10 9 (4.69%) Network Architecture
11 8 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (4.17%) Change Control
11 8 (4.17%) Patch Management
11 8 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (3.65%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.25%) Java
2 9 (4.69%) Ruby
3 3 (1.56%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.56%) Tcl
3 3 (1.56%) Shell Script
3 3 (1.56%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.56%) Perl
4 2 (1.04%) PHP
4 2 (1.04%) SQL
4 2 (1.04%) VB
4 2 (1.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 82 (42.71%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (31.77%) CCNP
3 53 (27.60%) CCNA
4 31 (16.15%) Security Cleared
5 23 (11.98%) SC Cleared
6 10 (5.21%) CCSA
7 8 (4.17%) CCIE
8 7 (3.65%) Check Point Certification
9 6 (3.13%) PMP
9 6 (3.13%) PMI Certification
10 5 (2.60%) CCSE
10 5 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (2.08%) MCSE
11 4 (2.08%) CCDP
11 4 (2.08%) MCITP
12 3 (1.56%) Degree
13 2 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.52%) JNCIA
14 1 (0.52%) JNCIS
14 1 (0.52%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.13%) SLA
2 4 (2.08%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 26 (13.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.60%) PowerHA
4 2 (1.04%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.04%) Firmware
4 2 (1.04%) XenServer
5 1 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.52%) vSphere
5 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.52%) XenApp
5 1 (0.52%) vCloud
5 1 (0.52%) Docker
5 1 (0.52%) LXC
Systems Management
1 9 (4.69%) CiscoWorks
2 8 (4.17%) OPNET
3 7 (3.65%) FortiGate
4 4 (2.08%) Puppet
4 4 (2.08%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.56%) OpenView
5 3 (1.56%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.04%) DameWare
6 2 (1.04%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.52%) WSUS
7 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.52%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.52%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 120 (62.50%) Cisco
2 80 (41.67%) CheckPoint
3 58 (30.21%) F5
4 53 (27.60%) Juniper
5 33 (17.19%) Microsoft
6 26 (13.54%) Blue Coat
7 24 (12.50%) VMware
8 18 (9.38%) Fortinet
9 17 (8.85%) BMC
9 17 (8.85%) SolarWinds
10 16 (8.33%) Oracle
11 13 (6.77%) McAfee
12 12 (6.25%) IBM
13 11 (5.73%) HP
14 9 (4.69%) Red Hat
15 8 (4.17%) Nokia
15 8 (4.17%) Riverbed
16 7 (3.65%) Citrix
16 7 (3.65%) Sourcefire
17 6 (3.13%) Symantec
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