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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firewall
Rank 31 73 52
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -21
Contract jobs citing Firewall 131 43 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.14% 1.84% 3.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.11% 14.53% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 20 32
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£360 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £296 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £491 £554
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.16% -64.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £27.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £12.00 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year
+39.47% -3.18%
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
408 296 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.01% 12.67% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 114 104
Average daily rate £340 £325 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +15.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £170 £150
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 32 30 37
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £10.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £29.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 +28 63 £325 -7.14% 23
Shropshire +12 26 £425 +1.19% 4
Warwickshire +7 11 £325 -18.75% 1
Staffordshire 0 10 £425 - 1
Worcestershire +6 6 £501 - 4
Herefordshire - 5 £388 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £138 - 1
Coventry +2 1 £285 +14.00% 3
Solihull - 1 £300 - 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 (64.44%) Cisco
2 71 (39.44%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (39.44%) CheckPoint
3 53 (29.44%) F5
4 50 (27.78%) CCNP
5 47 (26.11%) WAN
6 46 (25.56%) CCNA
6 46 (25.56%) OSPF
7 45 (25.00%) Juniper
8 43 (23.89%) LAN
8 43 (23.89%) Windows
9 38 (21.11%) BGP
10 36 (20.00%) Linux
11 32 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
12 31 (17.22%) Network Security
12 31 (17.22%) Microsoft
13 30 (16.67%) TCP/IP
13 30 (16.67%) VPN
14 29 (16.11%) Load Balancing
15 27 (15.00%) UNIX
16 26 (14.44%) Blue Coat
17 25 (13.89%) Security Cleared
18 24 (13.33%) ITIL
19 23 (12.78%) Cisco Nexus
20 22 (12.22%) MPLS
20 22 (12.22%) Active Directory
21 19 (10.56%) Project Management
21 19 (10.56%) VMware
21 19 (10.56%) SC Cleared
22 18 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (7.78%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (2.78%) Apache
2 5 (2.78%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.67%) Confluence
4 3 (1.67%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.11%) IIS
5 2 (1.11%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.33%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.78%) MS Project
3 5 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.11%) Office 365
2 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.56%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 47 (26.11%) WAN
2 46 (25.56%) OSPF
3 43 (23.89%) LAN
4 38 (21.11%) BGP
5 32 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
6 31 (17.22%) Network Security
7 30 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 30 (16.67%) VPN
8 23 (12.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 22 (12.22%) MPLS
10 18 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 18 (10.00%) SAN
11 16 (8.89%) Internet
11 16 (8.89%) BIG-IP
12 15 (8.33%) DNS
13 13 (7.22%) VLAN
13 13 (7.22%) SSL
14 12 (6.67%) Wireless
15 11 (6.11%) VoIP
15 11 (6.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.56%) MySQL
3 8 (4.44%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.56%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.56%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.67%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.67%) Hudson
1 3 (1.67%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.67%) JIRA
1 3 (1.67%) Subversion
2 1 (0.56%) Juju
2 1 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (7.78%) Banking
2 12 (6.67%) Finance
3 11 (6.11%) Telecoms
4 10 (5.56%) Marketing
5 6 (3.33%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.67%) Electronics
7 2 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.56%) Local Government
8 1 (0.56%) Military
8 1 (0.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 47 (26.11%) Network Engineer
2 26 (14.44%) Project Manager
3 18 (10.00%) Architect
4 14 (7.78%) Analyst
5 13 (7.22%) Security Engineer
6 12 (6.67%) Technical Project Manager
6 12 (6.67%) Technical Manager
7 11 (6.11%) Network Security Engineer
7 11 (6.11%) Administrator
7 11 (6.11%) Firewall Engineer
7 11 (6.11%) Consultant
8 10 (5.56%) Support Engineer
9 9 (5.00%) Network Analyst
10 8 (4.44%) Network Consultant
10 8 (4.44%) DBA
10 8 (4.44%) Network Specialist
11 7 (3.89%) Network Support
12 6 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (3.33%) Network Support Engineer
13 5 (2.78%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.00%) CSS
2 10 (5.56%) XML
3 9 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 9 (5.00%) CGI
4 3 (1.67%) Middleware
4 3 (1.67%) J2EE
5 2 (1.11%) HTML
5 2 (1.11%) Web Services
5 2 (1.11%) XHTML
5 2 (1.11%) Ajax
6 1 (0.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.11%) Clustering
2 10 (5.56%) Open Source
3 8 (4.44%) User Experience
4 5 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.22%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.67%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.11%) DTV
7 2 (1.11%) e-Health
8 1 (0.56%) iSeries
8 1 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.56%) SecurID
8 1 (0.56%) AS400
8 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 43 (23.89%) Windows
2 36 (20.00%) Linux
3 27 (15.00%) UNIX
4 18 (10.00%) Solaris
5 17 (9.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.89%) SUSE
10 4 (2.22%) AIX
11 3 (1.67%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.67%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.11%) Windows CE
12 2 (1.11%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.11%) Load Balancing
2 24 (13.33%) ITIL
3 19 (10.56%) Project Management
4 15 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 13 (7.22%) Network Design
5 13 (7.22%) Kalman Filter
5 13 (7.22%) Network Management
6 12 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (6.11%) Configuration Management
8 10 (5.56%) ITIL V3
9 9 (5.00%) Network Architecture
9 9 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
10 8 (4.44%) Service Management
10 8 (4.44%) Migration
10 8 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (3.89%) Analytics
11 7 (3.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (3.89%) PRINCE
12 6 (3.33%) Incident Management
12 6 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.67%) Java
2 9 (5.00%) Ruby
3 4 (2.22%) SQL
4 3 (1.67%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.67%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.67%) Tcl
4 3 (1.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.67%) Perl
5 2 (1.11%) PHP
5 2 (1.11%) VB
5 2 (1.11%) VBA
6 1 (0.56%) C
Qualifications
1 71 (39.44%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (27.78%) CCNP
3 46 (25.56%) CCNA
4 25 (13.89%) Security Cleared
5 19 (10.56%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.89%) CCSA
6 7 (3.89%) CCIE
7 6 (3.33%) Check Point Certification
7 6 (3.33%) PMP
7 6 (3.33%) PMI Certification
8 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.22%) MCSE
9 4 (2.22%) MCITP
10 3 (1.67%) CCSE
11 2 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.11%) CCDP
11 2 (1.11%) CISSP
12 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.56%) HP APS
12 1 (0.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.89%) SLA
2 6 (3.33%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 22 (12.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.22%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.11%) PowerHA
4 2 (1.11%) XenServer
5 1 (0.56%) vSphere
5 1 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.56%) LXC
5 1 (0.56%) Docker
5 1 (0.56%) vCloud
5 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (4.44%) OPNET
2 7 (3.89%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.89%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (2.22%) Puppet
4 3 (1.67%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (1.67%) OpenView
5 2 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.11%) DameWare
5 2 (1.11%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.11%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.56%) SCCM
6 1 (0.56%) SCOM
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.56%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.56%) WSUS
6 1 (0.56%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 116 (64.44%) Cisco
2 71 (39.44%) CheckPoint
3 53 (29.44%) F5
4 45 (25.00%) Juniper
5 31 (17.22%) Microsoft
6 26 (14.44%) Blue Coat
7 19 (10.56%) VMware
8 16 (8.89%) BMC
8 16 (8.89%) Fortinet
9 15 (8.33%) SolarWinds
10 14 (7.78%) Oracle
11 13 (7.22%) HP
12 11 (6.11%) IBM
13 10 (5.56%) McAfee
14 9 (5.00%) Red Hat
15 8 (4.44%) Riverbed
16 7 (3.89%) Nokia
17 6 (3.33%) Sourcefire
18 5 (2.78%) Citrix
18 5 (2.78%) Remedy
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