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 2 July 2016 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 53 30 76
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +46
Contract jobs citing Firewall 101 112 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.38% 4.73% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.06% 33.94% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 65 21
Median daily rate £350 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 1
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +41.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+46.66% +18.42%
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
403 330 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.49% 13.93% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 183 150
Median daily rate £363 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £227 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 36
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.35 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

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 2 July 2016.

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 2 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -17 39 £330 +1.53% 18
Shropshire -27 22 £388 -3.12%
Worcestershire -3 8 £378 -22.95% 4
Warwickshire -7 6 £425 -20.56% 1
Coventry -5 4 £323 +13.15% 6
Staffordshire -7 3 £325 -18.75% 5
Solihull -15 3 - - 1
Herefordshire -7 1 £375 -3.28%
Dudley - 1 £100 -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 July 2016, 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.

1 106 (63.10%) Cisco
2 60 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
3 54 (32.14%) LAN
3 54 (32.14%) WAN
4 53 (31.55%) CheckPoint
5 52 (30.95%) Juniper
6 51 (30.36%) Security Cleared
7 48 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
8 44 (26.19%) Windows
9 43 (25.60%) CCNP
10 38 (22.62%) SC Cleared
11 35 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
12 33 (19.64%) Fortinet
12 33 (19.64%) F5
12 33 (19.64%) OSPF
13 32 (19.05%) BGP
13 32 (19.05%) CCNA
13 32 (19.05%) Data Centre
14 31 (18.45%) Load Balancing
15 29 (17.26%) Windows Server
16 28 (16.67%) Wireless
17 26 (15.48%) ITIL
17 26 (15.48%) SolarWinds
18 25 (14.88%) Microsoft
19 24 (14.29%) VPN
19 24 (14.29%) BIG-IP
20 23 (13.69%) Linux
20 23 (13.69%) Network Security
21 22 (13.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
22 21 (12.50%) Active Directory

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 11 (6.55%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.98%) IIS
4 4 (2.38%) Apache
4 4 (2.38%) SAS
5 3 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.79%) Confluence
5 3 (1.79%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.19%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.60%) JBoss
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.60%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.57%) MS Office
2 6 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.60%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.60%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.98%) Office 365
2 3 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.19%) IaaS
3 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.19%) PaaS
4 1 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.60%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.60%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (32.14%) LAN
1 54 (32.14%) WAN
2 48 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 35 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
4 33 (19.64%) OSPF
5 32 (19.05%) BGP
6 28 (16.67%) Wireless
7 24 (14.29%) BIG-IP
7 24 (14.29%) VPN
8 23 (13.69%) Network Security
9 22 (13.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 17 (10.12%) DNS
10 17 (10.12%) VoIP
11 16 (9.52%) VLAN
12 14 (8.33%) DHCP
13 12 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (6.55%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (6.55%) SSL
15 10 (5.95%) Internet
16 9 (5.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.19%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (2.98%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.79%) ClearCase
2 3 (1.79%) FishEye
2 3 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.79%) JIRA
2 3 (1.79%) PVCS
2 3 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.79%) Subversion
3 2 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.19%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.19%) GitLab
3 2 (1.19%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.60%) Travis CI
General
1 13 (7.74%) Finance
2 10 (5.95%) Retail
3 6 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.79%) Banking
4 3 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.60%) French Language
5 1 (0.60%) German Language
5 1 (0.60%) Local Government
5 1 (0.60%) Marketing
5 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 67 (39.88%) Network Engineer
2 29 (17.26%) Cisco Engineer
3 28 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 15 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (8.93%) Support Engineer
5 13 (7.74%) Architect
6 12 (7.14%) Network Specialist
6 12 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
7 11 (6.55%) Analyst
8 10 (5.95%) Consultant
8 10 (5.95%) Implementation Engineer
8 10 (5.95%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 8 (4.76%) Monitoring Specialist
9 8 (4.76%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 8 (4.76%) Network Monitoring Specialist
10 7 (4.17%) Design Engineer
10 7 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
10 7 (4.17%) Security Engineer
11 6 (3.57%) Security Analyst
11 6 (3.57%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.33%) CSS
2 7 (4.17%) 802.1X
3 6 (3.57%) Middleware
4 1 (0.60%) .NET
4 1 (0.60%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.60%) ELK Stack
4 1 (0.60%) JSON
4 1 (0.60%) MAPI
4 1 (0.60%) Memcached
4 1 (0.60%) Node.js
4 1 (0.60%) REST
4 1 (0.60%) SOAP
4 1 (0.60%) Spring
4 1 (0.60%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 32 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.74%) User Experience
3 9 (5.36%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.38%) Arduino
4 4 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.38%) Home Automation
4 4 (2.38%) Internet of Things
4 4 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.38%) Raspberry Pi
5 3 (1.79%) CMDB
5 3 (1.79%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.19%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.19%) iPad
6 2 (1.19%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.19%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (1.19%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.60%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.60%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 44 (26.19%) Windows
2 29 (17.26%) Windows Server
3 23 (13.69%) Linux
4 15 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (7.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.36%) Unix
7 6 (3.57%) Windows 8
7 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.98%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.38%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.38%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.79%) CentOS
11 2 (1.19%) AIX
11 2 (1.19%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.19%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.60%) Fedora
12 1 (0.60%) MVS
12 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.60%) Solaris
12 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.45%) Load Balancing
2 26 (15.48%) ITIL
3 18 (10.71%) Network Management
4 17 (10.12%) ITIL V3
4 17 (10.12%) Network Monitoring
5 13 (7.74%) Change Management
5 13 (7.74%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (7.14%) Network Architecture
6 12 (7.14%) Network Design
7 9 (5.36%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (5.36%) SIEM
8 8 (4.76%) Server Building
9 7 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (4.17%) Migration
9 7 (4.17%) Software Engineering
9 7 (4.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 6 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (3.57%) Risk Management
10 6 (3.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.57%) SQL
2 4 (2.38%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.79%) Java
4 2 (1.19%) C#
4 2 (1.19%) Perl
4 2 (1.19%) PHP
4 2 (1.19%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.60%) Python
5 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 60 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (30.36%) Security Cleared
3 43 (25.60%) CCNP
4 38 (22.62%) SC Cleared
5 32 (19.05%) CCNA
6 7 (4.17%) CCDP
7 6 (3.57%) CCIE
8 5 (2.98%) CCSE
8 5 (2.98%) Degree
8 5 (2.98%) JNCIP
9 4 (2.38%) LPIC
9 4 (2.38%) MCSA
9 4 (2.38%) MCSE
9 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.79%) CCDA
11 2 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.19%) CLAS
12 1 (0.60%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.38%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.60%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.17%) vSphere
5 4 (2.38%) Firmware
5 4 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.60%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.60%) XenApp
6 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (8.33%) OPNET
2 11 (6.55%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (4.17%) Nagios
4 6 (3.57%) FortiGate
4 6 (3.57%) SCCM
5 5 (2.98%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.98%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.98%) SCOM
6 3 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.79%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.19%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.60%) Ansible
8 1 (0.60%) Cacti
8 1 (0.60%) logstash
8 1 (0.60%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.60%) Puppet
8 1 (0.60%) QRadar
8 1 (0.60%) SmokePing
8 1 (0.60%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 106 (63.10%) Cisco
2 53 (31.55%) CheckPoint
3 52 (30.95%) Juniper
4 33 (19.64%) F5
4 33 (19.64%) Fortinet
5 26 (15.48%) SolarWinds
6 25 (14.88%) Microsoft
7 20 (11.90%) BMC
7 20 (11.90%) Nokia
8 16 (9.52%) VMware
9 15 (8.93%) Citrix
9 15 (8.93%) Riverbed
10 12 (7.14%) IBM
10 12 (7.14%) Intel Security
11 9 (5.36%) Palo Alto
12 7 (4.17%) Blue Coat
13 6 (3.57%) LogRhythm
14 5 (2.98%) Brocade
14 5 (2.98%) HP
14 5 (2.98%) Proofpoint
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