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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 31 73 46
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -27
Contract jobs citing Firewall 131 49 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.95% 2.00% 3.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.54% 16.55% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 24 32
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£345 £350 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +19.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £243 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £490 £554
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Average hourly rate £18.25 £12.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.08% -54.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.80 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £14.40 £37.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -5.00%
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
429 296 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.23% 12.10% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 120 103
Average daily rate £340 £340 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £182 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 23 36
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.60 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -4.76%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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 7 May 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 +29 63 £325 -3.70% 18
Shropshire +7 27 £438 +4.16% 2
Staffordshire -1 10 £425 - 1
Warwickshire +5 9 £325 -18.75% 1
Worcestershire +6 6 £500 - 8
Herefordshire - 6 £375 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £138 -
Coventry +4 2 £299 +19.50% 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 May 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.

1 116 (65.54%) Cisco
2 73 (41.24%) CheckPoint
3 71 (40.11%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (28.25%) F5
5 48 (27.12%) CCNP
6 47 (26.55%) CCNA
7 45 (25.42%) WAN
8 44 (24.86%) OSPF
9 43 (24.29%) LAN
9 43 (24.29%) Windows
10 41 (23.16%) Juniper
11 39 (22.03%) Linux
12 37 (20.90%) BGP
12 37 (20.90%) Network Security
13 31 (17.51%) Microsoft
14 30 (16.95%) VPN
15 29 (16.38%) TCP/IP
15 29 (16.38%) Load Balancing
15 29 (16.38%) Cisco ASA
16 28 (15.82%) UNIX
17 26 (14.69%) ITIL
18 25 (14.12%) Blue Coat
19 22 (12.43%) MPLS
19 22 (12.43%) Security Cleared
20 21 (11.86%) Active Directory
21 20 (11.30%) Project Management
21 20 (11.30%) VMware
21 20 (11.30%) Cisco Nexus
22 19 (10.73%) Windows Server 2008
22 19 (10.73%) SC Cleared

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 14 (7.91%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.39%) Apache
3 5 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.69%) Confluence
5 3 (1.69%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.69%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.13%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.13%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.13%) IIS
7 1 (0.56%) nginx
7 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (3.95%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.39%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.82%) MS Office
4 2 (1.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.13%) Office 365
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.56%) Google Compute Engine
2 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 45 (25.42%) WAN
2 44 (24.86%) OSPF
3 43 (24.29%) LAN
4 37 (20.90%) BGP
4 37 (20.90%) Network Security
5 30 (16.95%) VPN
6 29 (16.38%) TCP/IP
6 29 (16.38%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (12.43%) MPLS
8 20 (11.30%) Cisco Nexus
9 19 (10.73%) SAN
10 17 (9.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 15 (8.47%) BIG-IP
11 15 (8.47%) Internet
12 14 (7.91%) SSL
13 13 (7.34%) DNS
14 10 (5.65%) VLAN
14 10 (5.65%) Structured Cabling
15 9 (5.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 9 (5.08%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.65%) MySQL
3 8 (4.52%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.56%) DTS
4 1 (0.56%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Jenkins
1 4 (2.26%) Hudson
2 3 (1.69%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.69%) Subversion
2 3 (1.69%) JIRA
3 1 (0.56%) Juju
General
1 15 (8.47%) Banking
2 12 (6.78%) Finance
3 11 (6.21%) Telecoms
4 10 (5.65%) Marketing
5 5 (2.82%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.13%) Electronics
6 2 (1.13%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Automotive
7 1 (0.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 47 (26.55%) Network Engineer
2 26 (14.69%) Project Manager
3 16 (9.04%) Architect
3 16 (9.04%) Security Engineer
4 13 (7.34%) Analyst
4 13 (7.34%) Network Security Engineer
5 12 (6.78%) Consultant
6 11 (6.21%) Technical Project Manager
6 11 (6.21%) Technical Manager
6 11 (6.21%) Firewall Engineer
7 10 (5.65%) Administrator
8 9 (5.08%) Network Consultant
8 9 (5.08%) Network Analyst
9 8 (4.52%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.52%) DBA
10 7 (3.95%) Network Specialist
11 6 (3.39%) Network Support
11 6 (3.39%) Infrastructure Architect
12 5 (2.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 5 (2.82%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.60%) CSS
2 10 (5.65%) XML
3 9 (5.08%) CGI
3 9 (5.08%) Ruby on Rails
4 4 (2.26%) J2EE
5 3 (1.69%) Middleware
6 2 (1.13%) Ajax
6 2 (1.13%) XHTML
6 2 (1.13%) Web Services
6 2 (1.13%) HTML
7 1 (0.56%) SOAP
7 1 (0.56%) JMS
7 1 (0.56%) LAMP
7 1 (0.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.65%) Clustering
2 9 (5.08%) Open Source
3 8 (4.52%) User Experience
4 5 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.26%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.69%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.13%) e-Health
7 2 (1.13%) DTV
7 2 (1.13%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.56%) iSeries
8 1 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.56%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 43 (24.29%) Windows
2 39 (22.03%) Linux
3 28 (15.82%) UNIX
4 19 (10.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (8.47%) Solaris
7 9 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.95%) SUSE
10 2 (1.13%) Windows CE
10 2 (1.13%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.13%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.13%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.56%) AIX
11 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.56%) Debian
11 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.38%) Load Balancing
2 26 (14.69%) ITIL
3 20 (11.30%) Project Management
4 16 (9.04%) PRINCE2
4 16 (9.04%) Network Design
5 15 (8.47%) Kalman Filter
5 15 (8.47%) Network Management
6 13 (7.34%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (6.21%) Configuration Management
8 10 (5.65%) ITIL V3
9 9 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (4.52%) Service Management
10 8 (4.52%) Network Architecture
10 8 (4.52%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (4.52%) WAN Optimisation
11 7 (3.95%) Analytics
11 7 (3.95%) PRINCE
12 6 (3.39%) Migration
12 6 (3.39%) Service Delivery
12 6 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.78%) Java
2 10 (5.65%) Ruby
3 4 (2.26%) Perl
3 4 (2.26%) SQL
4 3 (1.69%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.69%) PHP
4 3 (1.69%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.69%) Tcl
5 2 (1.13%) VB
5 2 (1.13%) VBA
6 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.56%) C
6 1 (0.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 71 (40.11%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (27.12%) CCNP
3 47 (26.55%) CCNA
4 22 (12.43%) Security Cleared
5 19 (10.73%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.95%) CCIE
6 7 (3.95%) CCSA
7 6 (3.39%) Check Point Certification
7 6 (3.39%) PMP
7 6 (3.39%) PMI Certification
7 6 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.82%) MCSE
8 5 (2.82%) MCITP
9 3 (1.69%) CISSP
9 3 (1.69%) CCDP
9 3 (1.69%) CCSE
10 2 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.56%) HP APS
11 1 (0.56%) MCP
11 1 (0.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.95%) SLA
2 5 (2.82%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.13%) QA
System Software
1 21 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.26%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.13%) XenServer
5 1 (0.56%) vSphere
5 1 (0.56%) Docker
5 1 (0.56%) LXC
5 1 (0.56%) iptables
5 1 (0.56%) vCloud
5 1 (0.56%) KVM
5 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.56%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (4.52%) OPNET
2 7 (3.95%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.95%) CiscoWorks
3 6 (3.39%) Puppet
4 3 (1.69%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (1.69%) OpenView
5 2 (1.13%) DameWare
5 2 (1.13%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.13%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.56%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.56%) SCCM
6 1 (0.56%) SCOM
6 1 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.56%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.56%) Control-M
Vendors
1 116 (65.54%) Cisco
2 73 (41.24%) CheckPoint
3 50 (28.25%) F5
4 41 (23.16%) Juniper
5 31 (17.51%) Microsoft
6 25 (14.12%) Blue Coat
7 20 (11.30%) VMware
8 15 (8.47%) Fortinet
8 15 (8.47%) BMC
8 15 (8.47%) SolarWinds
9 12 (6.78%) HP
9 12 (6.78%) Oracle
10 10 (5.65%) Nokia
10 10 (5.65%) Red Hat
10 10 (5.65%) IBM
11 9 (5.08%) McAfee
12 8 (4.52%) Riverbed
13 5 (2.82%) Remedy
13 5 (2.82%) BT
13 5 (2.82%) Sourcefire
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