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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 59 38 69
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +31
Contract jobs citing Firewall 81 117 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.81% 4.37% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.13% 27.34% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 76 23
Average daily rate £375 £378 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +7.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £495 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% +4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +57.89%
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
366 428 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.71% 15.99% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 228 120
Average daily rate £375 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £260 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £492 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 40 22
Average hourly rate £14.50 £25.66 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.49% +60.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 38 £356 +4.77% 17
Shropshire -43 10 £390 -10.85%
Warwickshire -7 6 £375 +15.38% 4
Coventry 0 5 £488 +63.17% 7
Solihull - 5 £375 - 5
Worcestershire -5 4 £380 -24.03% 4
Staffordshire +5 2 £375 -11.76% 2
Herefordshire +1 1 £375 -0.06% 1
Dudley - 1 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 63 (52.07%) Cisco
2 34 (28.10%) WAN
2 34 (28.10%) LAN
3 33 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (26.45%) Windows
5 29 (23.97%) Security Cleared
5 29 (23.97%) Cisco ASA
6 28 (23.14%) Juniper
7 26 (21.49%) CheckPoint
8 22 (18.18%) CCNA
8 22 (18.18%) SC Cleared
9 20 (16.53%) Data Centre
9 20 (16.53%) CCNP
10 19 (15.70%) VPN
11 18 (14.88%) Wireless
11 18 (14.88%) Windows Server
12 17 (14.05%) DNS
13 16 (13.22%) Active Directory
14 15 (12.40%) Citrix
14 15 (12.40%) Load Balancing
15 14 (11.57%) Microsoft
15 14 (11.57%) VoIP
15 14 (11.57%) Cisco Nexus
16 13 (10.74%) F5
17 12 (9.92%) Linux
17 12 (9.92%) ITIL
17 12 (9.92%) DHCP
17 12 (9.92%) Finance
18 11 (9.09%) OSPF
18 11 (9.09%) Network Security

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 10 (8.26%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (2.48%) SAS
3 3 (2.48%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.65%) Confluence
4 2 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.65%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.65%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.83%) Apache
5 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.83%) IIS
5 1 (0.83%) JBoss
5 1 (0.83%) Node.js
5 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.79%) MS Office
2 5 (4.13%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.83%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.79%) Office 365
2 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.83%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.83%) IaaS
4 1 (0.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (28.10%) LAN
1 34 (28.10%) WAN
2 29 (23.97%) Cisco ASA
3 19 (15.70%) VPN
4 18 (14.88%) Wireless
5 17 (14.05%) DNS
6 14 (11.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 14 (11.57%) VoIP
7 12 (9.92%) DHCP
8 11 (9.09%) Network Security
8 11 (9.09%) OSPF
9 10 (8.26%) BGP
10 9 (7.44%) Internet
11 8 (6.61%) BIG-IP
11 8 (6.61%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (5.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (5.79%) SSL
12 7 (5.79%) VLAN
13 6 (4.96%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (4.13%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.65%) ClearCase
1 2 (1.65%) FishEye
1 2 (1.65%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.65%) JIRA
1 2 (1.65%) PVCS
1 2 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (1.65%) Subversion
1 2 (1.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.83%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.83%) GitLab
2 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.83%) JIRA Agile
2 1 (0.83%) Travis CI
General
1 12 (9.92%) Finance
2 10 (8.26%) Retail
3 5 (4.13%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.48%) Banking
5 2 (1.65%) Law
5 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.83%) French Language
6 1 (0.83%) Games
6 1 (0.83%) German Language
6 1 (0.83%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 49 (40.50%) Network Engineer
2 17 (14.05%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (13.22%) Analyst
4 15 (12.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (8.26%) Architect
5 10 (8.26%) Consultant
5 10 (8.26%) Support Engineer
6 9 (7.44%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (6.61%) Implementation Engineer
7 8 (6.61%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) Network Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Firewall Consultant
9 6 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) IT Consultant
9 6 (4.96%) IT Security Consultant
9 6 (4.96%) Security Analyst
9 6 (4.96%) Security Consultant
9 6 (4.96%) Technical Consultant
9 6 (4.96%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.48%) jQuery
2 2 (1.65%) .NET
2 2 (1.65%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.83%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.83%) CSS
3 1 (0.83%) JSON
3 1 (0.83%) MAPI
3 1 (0.83%) REST
3 1 (0.83%) SOAP
3 1 (0.83%) Spring
3 1 (0.83%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.53%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.96%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.13%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.31%) Arduino
4 4 (3.31%) Home Automation
4 4 (3.31%) Internet of Things
4 4 (3.31%) Raspberry Pi
4 4 (3.31%) RSA SecurID
5 3 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.48%) EMC VNX
5 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.65%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.83%) BYOD
7 1 (0.83%) CESG
7 1 (0.83%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.83%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.83%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 32 (26.45%) Windows
2 18 (14.88%) Windows Server
3 12 (9.92%) Linux
4 11 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (7.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.13%) Apple iOS
6 5 (4.13%) Mac OS X
6 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.31%) Unix
7 4 (3.31%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.48%) AIX
9 2 (1.65%) Android
9 2 (1.65%) BlackBerry OS
9 2 (1.65%) Solaris
9 2 (1.65%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.65%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.83%) CentOS
10 1 (0.83%) Fedora
10 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.40%) Load Balancing
2 12 (9.92%) ITIL
3 10 (8.26%) Change Management
4 8 (6.61%) Incident Management
5 7 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (5.79%) Problem Management
5 7 (5.79%) Server Building
5 7 (5.79%) SIEM
5 7 (5.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 6 (4.96%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.96%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (4.96%) Migration
6 6 (4.96%) Network Design
6 6 (4.96%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (4.96%) Service Delivery
6 6 (4.96%) Web Filtering
7 5 (4.13%) Logistics
7 5 (4.13%) Risk Management
7 5 (4.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.31%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.48%) C#
3 2 (1.65%) SQL
4 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.83%) Java
4 1 (0.83%) Perl
4 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.83%) Python
4 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (23.97%) Security Cleared
3 22 (18.18%) CCNA
3 22 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 20 (16.53%) CCNP
5 4 (3.31%) CCDP
5 4 (3.31%) Degree
6 3 (2.48%) CCSE
7 2 (1.65%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.83%) CCDA
8 1 (0.83%) CCIE
8 1 (0.83%) CCVP
8 1 (0.83%) CISSP
8 1 (0.83%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.83%) MCITP
8 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.83%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.65%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.65%) SLA
3 1 (0.83%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (13.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.79%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.48%) vSphere
4 2 (1.65%) PowerHA
4 2 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.65%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.65%) XenServer
5 1 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (4.13%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (3.31%) Nagios
3 3 (2.48%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (2.48%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.65%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.65%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.83%) Ansible
5 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.83%) Puppet
5 1 (0.83%) QRadar
5 1 (0.83%) SCCM
5 1 (0.83%) SCOM
5 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 63 (52.07%) Cisco
2 28 (23.14%) Juniper
3 26 (21.49%) CheckPoint
4 15 (12.40%) Citrix
5 14 (11.57%) Microsoft
6 13 (10.74%) F5
7 10 (8.26%) Fortinet
8 7 (5.79%) EMC
8 7 (5.79%) IBM
8 7 (5.79%) Intel Security
8 7 (5.79%) SolarWinds
9 6 (4.96%) Nokia
10 5 (4.13%) LogRhythm
10 5 (4.13%) MobileIron
10 5 (4.13%) Palo Alto
10 5 (4.13%) Proofpoint
11 4 (3.31%) Blue Coat
11 4 (3.31%) Brocade
11 4 (3.31%) Dell
12 3 (2.48%) HP
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