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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 79 67 69
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 43 43 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.68% 1.95% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.04% 14.01% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 21
Average daily rate £375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £205 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £475 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £336
% change year-on-year
- +11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £29.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.48% -50.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.51% +15.62%
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
268 307 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.50% 13.90% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 129 124
Average daily rate £375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 50 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.04 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £40.00 £29.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 -2 24 £350 +7.69% 13
Solihull -10 4 - -
Shropshire -15 4 £400 -2.43% 3
Coventry - 3 £525 - 7
Worcestershire +10 2 £130 -56.66% 10
Warwickshire -2 1 £421 -4.31% 1
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 41 (39.05%) Windows
1 41 (39.05%) Cisco
2 29 (27.62%) LAN
3 26 (24.76%) WAN
4 23 (21.90%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (20.95%) Windows Server
6 21 (20.00%) DNS
7 17 (16.19%) CCNP
8 16 (15.24%) Active Directory
9 15 (14.29%) CheckPoint
10 14 (13.33%) Juniper
10 14 (13.33%) VPN
10 14 (13.33%) MS Exchange
10 14 (13.33%) Linux
10 14 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (12.38%) Security Cleared
11 13 (12.38%) Unix
12 12 (11.43%) ITIL
12 12 (11.43%) CCNA
12 12 (11.43%) Migration
12 12 (11.43%) VMware
12 12 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (10.48%) MPLS
13 11 (10.48%) Microsoft
14 10 (9.52%) Citrix
14 10 (9.52%) DHCP
14 10 (9.52%) VoIP
14 10 (9.52%) Oracle
14 10 (9.52%) Blackberry
14 10 (9.52%) Finance

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 14 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (8.57%) WebLogic
4 7 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (5.71%) Apache
5 6 (5.71%) Confluence
6 3 (2.86%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.90%) IIS
7 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.95%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (3.81%) MS Office
2 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.95%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.86%) Office 365
4 1 (0.95%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (27.62%) LAN
2 26 (24.76%) WAN
3 21 (20.00%) DNS
4 14 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (13.33%) VPN
5 11 (10.48%) MPLS
6 10 (9.52%) DHCP
6 10 (9.52%) VoIP
7 8 (7.62%) Network Security
8 6 (5.71%) Internet
8 6 (5.71%) SAN
8 6 (5.71%) Wireless
9 5 (4.76%) BGP
9 5 (4.76%) TCP/IP
9 5 (4.76%) VLAN
10 4 (3.81%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (3.81%) Junos
10 4 (3.81%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (2.86%) OSPF
11 3 (2.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.95%) MySQL
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (5.71%) JIRA
2 5 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.76%) Subversion
3 3 (2.86%) FishEye
3 3 (2.86%) Hudson
3 3 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.90%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.90%) ClearQuest
4 2 (1.90%) GitLab
4 2 (1.90%) JIRA Agile
4 2 (1.90%) PVCS
4 2 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (9.52%) Finance
2 6 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.76%) Retail
4 4 (3.81%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.86%) Games
6 2 (1.90%) Banking
6 2 (1.90%) Law
7 1 (0.95%) Automotive
7 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (27.62%) Network Engineer
2 21 (20.00%) Architect
3 12 (11.43%) Support Engineer
4 11 (10.48%) Analyst
5 10 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Consultant
6 7 (6.67%) Technical Architect
7 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (4.76%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.81%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Exchange Specialist
9 4 (3.81%) Network Support
9 4 (3.81%) Security Architect
9 4 (3.81%) Security Consultant
9 4 (3.81%) Security Manager
9 4 (3.81%) Senior Network Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.86%) jQuery
1 3 (2.86%) Middleware
2 2 (1.90%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.90%) CSS
2 2 (1.90%) J2EE
3 1 (0.95%) .NET
3 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.95%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.52%) Blackberry
2 9 (8.57%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.76%) SecurID
5 3 (2.86%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.90%) CESG
6 2 (1.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.95%) BYOD
7 1 (0.95%) iPad
7 1 (0.95%) SCADA
7 1 (0.95%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.95%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 41 (39.05%) Windows
2 22 (20.95%) Windows Server
3 14 (13.33%) Linux
4 13 (12.38%) Unix
5 10 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (8.57%) Apple iOS
7 7 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (5.71%) AIX
8 6 (5.71%) Solaris
9 5 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (3.81%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.86%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.90%) Android
12 2 (1.90%) BlackBerry OS
13 1 (0.95%) SUSE
13 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.43%) ITIL
1 12 (11.43%) Migration
2 10 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (9.52%) Load Balancing
3 8 (7.62%) Security Architecture
4 7 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 7 (6.67%) Open Source
5 6 (5.71%) Information Security
5 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (5.71%) Problem Management
6 5 (4.76%) Project Management
6 5 (4.76%) Re-Platforming
6 5 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.81%) Change Management
7 4 (3.81%) Coaching
7 4 (3.81%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.81%) Network Management
7 4 (3.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.67%) SQL
2 6 (5.71%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.86%) Java
3 3 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (0.95%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (21.90%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (16.19%) CCNP
3 13 (12.38%) Security Cleared
4 12 (11.43%) CCNA
5 10 (9.52%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.86%) CISSP
6 3 (2.86%) Degree
6 3 (2.86%) MCITP
6 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.86%) NCIE
7 2 (1.90%) CCIE
8 1 (0.95%) CCDP
8 1 (0.95%) HND
8 1 (0.95%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.95%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (15.24%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.76%) PowerHA
3 5 (4.76%) vSphere
4 4 (3.81%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.86%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.90%) XenServer
7 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.95%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) SCOM
2 4 (3.81%) SCCM
3 3 (2.86%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.90%) Nagios
4 2 (1.90%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.90%) Puppet
5 1 (0.95%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.95%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.95%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.95%) Nessus
5 1 (0.95%) QRadar
5 1 (0.95%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.95%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 41 (39.05%) Cisco
2 15 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 14 (13.33%) Juniper
4 12 (11.43%) VMware
5 11 (10.48%) Microsoft
6 10 (9.52%) Citrix
6 10 (9.52%) Oracle
7 9 (8.57%) HP
7 9 (8.57%) MobileIron
8 8 (7.62%) F5
9 6 (5.71%) Intel Security
10 5 (4.76%) Fortinet
10 5 (4.76%) Sophos
11 4 (3.81%) BMC
11 4 (3.81%) EMC
11 4 (3.81%) NetApp
12 3 (2.86%) BEA
12 3 (2.86%) CA
12 3 (2.86%) Dell
12 3 (2.86%) SolarWinds
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