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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 52 57 44
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing Firewall 72 63 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.00% 2.57% 3.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.27% 16.07% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 31 43
Average daily rate
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£330 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £163 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £400 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% -6.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £21.50 £22.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £21.50 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.01 £20.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+8.70% -10.98%
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
264 392 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.98% 16.01% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 191 135
Average daily rate £325 £315 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £155 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 35
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 -3 26 £315 +12.50% 13
Shropshire -1 9 £305 - 1
Staffordshire +1 7 £383 +17.69% 2
Warwickshire +1 6 £420 +20.00% 2
Worcestershire +5 5 £485 +198.46% 4
Coventry +3 2 £270 -6.08% 5
Solihull +2 2 £300 -
Herefordshire - 1 - - 2
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 124 (62.94%) Cisco
2 90 (45.69%) Cisco Certification
3 83 (42.13%) CheckPoint
4 68 (34.52%) CCNP
5 59 (29.95%) Juniper
6 58 (29.44%) WAN
6 58 (29.44%) F5
7 56 (28.43%) CCNA
8 52 (26.40%) LAN
9 49 (24.87%) Windows
10 48 (24.37%) OSPF
11 43 (21.83%) Cisco ASA
12 40 (20.30%) Linux
13 39 (19.80%) BGP
14 36 (18.27%) Microsoft
15 35 (17.77%) Security Cleared
16 32 (16.24%) TCP/IP
17 31 (15.74%) VPN
17 31 (15.74%) Network Security
17 31 (15.74%) Cisco Nexus
18 28 (14.21%) MPLS
18 28 (14.21%) Load Balancing
19 27 (13.71%) VMware
19 27 (13.71%) UNIX
20 26 (13.20%) Active Directory
20 26 (13.20%) SC Cleared
21 25 (12.69%) Blue Coat
22 24 (12.18%) CSS
22 24 (12.18%) ITIL
23 23 (11.68%) Project Management

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 15 (7.61%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.57%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.54%) Apache
4 4 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.52%) Confluence
5 3 (1.52%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.52%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.02%) IIS
7 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.57%) MS Project
3 8 (4.06%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.03%) MS Office
5 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.02%) Office 365
2 1 (0.51%) Google Compute Engine
2 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (29.44%) WAN
2 52 (26.40%) LAN
3 48 (24.37%) OSPF
4 43 (21.83%) Cisco ASA
5 39 (19.80%) BGP
6 32 (16.24%) TCP/IP
7 31 (15.74%) VPN
7 31 (15.74%) Network Security
7 31 (15.74%) Cisco Nexus
8 28 (14.21%) MPLS
9 22 (11.17%) BIG-IP
9 22 (11.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 21 (10.66%) VoIP
11 20 (10.15%) SAN
12 19 (9.64%) DNS
13 17 (8.63%) Internet
14 16 (8.12%) WLAN
15 14 (7.11%) VLAN
16 13 (6.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
17 12 (6.09%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.08%) MySQL
3 8 (4.06%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Subversion
1 3 (1.52%) JIRA
1 3 (1.52%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.52%) Hudson
1 3 (1.52%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.51%) Juju
2 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.51%) XMLSpy
General
1 11 (5.58%) Banking
2 10 (5.08%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.08%) Finance
2 10 (5.08%) Marketing
3 6 (3.05%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.03%) Local Government
4 4 (2.03%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.52%) Electronics
6 2 (1.02%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 55 (27.92%) Network Engineer
2 31 (15.74%) Project Manager
3 23 (11.68%) Architect
4 15 (7.61%) Firewall Engineer
5 14 (7.11%) Technical Manager
5 14 (7.11%) Analyst
5 14 (7.11%) Technical Project Manager
6 12 (6.09%) Administrator
7 11 (5.58%) Consultant
7 11 (5.58%) Security Engineer
8 10 (5.08%) Network Security Engineer
9 9 (4.57%) Network Analyst
9 9 (4.57%) Network Support
10 8 (4.06%) Network Specialist
10 8 (4.06%) Support Engineer
10 8 (4.06%) DBA
10 8 (4.06%) Network Consultant
11 7 (3.55%) Network Support Engineer
11 7 (3.55%) Network Architect
11 7 (3.55%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.18%) CSS
2 11 (5.58%) 802.1X
3 10 (5.08%) XML
4 9 (4.57%) CGI
4 9 (4.57%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (2.54%) Middleware
6 3 (1.52%) Web Services
6 3 (1.52%) J2EE
7 2 (1.02%) HTML
7 2 (1.02%) XHTML
7 2 (1.02%) Ajax
8 1 (0.51%) XMPP
8 1 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.17%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.09%) Clustering
3 8 (4.06%) User Experience
4 7 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (2.03%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.52%) SecurID
7 3 (1.52%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.02%) DTV
8 2 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.51%) Statistics
9 1 (0.51%) SCADA
9 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.51%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 49 (24.87%) Windows
2 40 (20.30%) Linux
3 27 (13.71%) UNIX
4 22 (11.17%) Solaris
5 16 (8.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (7.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (4.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (3.55%) SUSE
8 7 (3.55%) AIX
9 3 (1.52%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.52%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.02%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.51%) HPUX
11 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.51%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (14.21%) Load Balancing
2 24 (12.18%) ITIL
3 23 (11.68%) Project Management
4 19 (9.64%) PRINCE2
5 17 (8.63%) Network Design
6 14 (7.11%) Open Source
6 14 (7.11%) WAN Optimisation
7 12 (6.09%) Migration
8 11 (5.58%) Service Management
8 11 (5.58%) Network Management
8 11 (5.58%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (5.08%) Kalman Filter
9 10 (5.08%) ITIL V3
9 10 (5.08%) Configuration Management
10 9 (4.57%) Change Control
11 8 (4.06%) Patch Management
11 8 (4.06%) Network Architecture
11 8 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (3.55%) PRINCE
12 7 (3.55%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.09%) Java
2 9 (4.57%) Ruby
3 3 (1.52%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.52%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.52%) Perl
3 3 (1.52%) SQL
3 3 (1.52%) Tcl
3 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.02%) VB
4 2 (1.02%) VBA
4 2 (1.02%) PHP
Qualifications
1 90 (45.69%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (34.52%) CCNP
3 56 (28.43%) CCNA
4 35 (17.77%) Security Cleared
5 26 (13.20%) SC Cleared
6 11 (5.58%) CCSA
7 10 (5.08%) CCIE
8 8 (4.06%) Check Point Certification
9 6 (3.05%) PMP
9 6 (3.05%) PMI Certification
10 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.54%) CCDP
10 5 (2.54%) CCSE
11 4 (2.03%) MCITP
11 4 (2.03%) MCSE
12 3 (1.52%) Degree
13 2 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.51%) JNCIA
14 1 (0.51%) JNCIS
14 1 (0.51%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.54%) SLA
2 4 (2.03%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 26 (13.20%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.54%) PowerHA
4 2 (1.02%) vSphere
4 2 (1.02%) XenApp
4 2 (1.02%) XenServer
4 2 (1.02%) Firmware
5 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.51%) vCloud
5 1 (0.51%) Docker
5 1 (0.51%) LXC
Systems Management
1 11 (5.58%) CiscoWorks
2 8 (4.06%) OPNET
3 7 (3.55%) FortiGate
4 4 (2.03%) Puppet
5 3 (1.52%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.52%) OpenView
5 3 (1.52%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.02%) DameWare
6 2 (1.02%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.51%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.51%) WSUS
7 1 (0.51%) SCCM
7 1 (0.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 124 (62.94%) Cisco
2 83 (42.13%) CheckPoint
3 59 (29.95%) Juniper
4 58 (29.44%) F5
5 36 (18.27%) Microsoft
6 27 (13.71%) VMware
7 25 (12.69%) Blue Coat
8 20 (10.15%) Fortinet
9 19 (9.64%) SolarWinds
9 19 (9.64%) BMC
10 18 (9.14%) Oracle
11 16 (8.12%) McAfee
12 15 (7.61%) IBM
13 10 (5.08%) Red Hat
14 9 (4.57%) HP
14 9 (4.57%) Nokia
15 8 (4.06%) Citrix
15 8 (4.06%) Sourcefire
15 8 (4.06%) Riverbed
16 6 (3.05%) Symantec
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