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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 51 28 77
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +49
Contract jobs citing Firewall 102 131 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.58% 5.25% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.15% 33.16% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 80 20
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.72% +0.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £286 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £498 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +52.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+18.26% +44.44%
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
390 395 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.69% 15.84% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 231 123
Median daily rate £363 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 30
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.54 £10.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -10 43 £330 +1.53% 11
Shropshire -37 19 £371 -12.64% 5
Warwickshire -9 8 £375 +15.38% 4
Worcestershire -8 7 £378 -24.57% 1
Staffordshire +2 5 £350 -17.64% 1
Solihull -12 5 £375 +25.00% 3
Coventry -1 3 £323 +13.15% 2
Herefordshire -3 1 £375 -3.28%
Dudley - 1 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 81 (55.86%) Cisco
2 44 (30.34%) WAN
3 43 (29.66%) LAN
3 43 (29.66%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (28.28%) Security Cleared
5 38 (26.21%) CheckPoint
6 35 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
7 34 (23.45%) Juniper
7 34 (23.45%) Windows
8 31 (21.38%) SC Cleared
9 29 (20.00%) CCNP
10 26 (17.93%) Data Centre
11 25 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
12 24 (16.55%) CCNA
12 24 (16.55%) VPN
13 23 (15.86%) Wireless
14 22 (15.17%) OSPF
14 22 (15.17%) F5
14 22 (15.17%) Load Balancing
15 21 (14.48%) Fortinet
15 21 (14.48%) BGP
15 21 (14.48%) DNS
16 20 (13.79%) Active Directory
17 19 (13.10%) VoIP
17 19 (13.10%) Network Security
17 19 (13.10%) Windows Server
18 18 (12.41%) Microsoft
18 18 (12.41%) Linux
19 16 (11.03%) ITIL
19 16 (11.03%) Citrix

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.45%) IIS
4 4 (2.76%) Apache
5 3 (2.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.07%) Confluence
5 3 (2.07%) SAS
5 3 (2.07%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.38%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.69%) JBoss
7 1 (0.69%) Node.js
7 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.45%) MS Office
3 4 (2.76%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.69%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.69%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.14%) Office 365
2 3 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.38%) IaaS
3 2 (1.38%) PaaS
4 1 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.69%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.69%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (30.34%) WAN
2 43 (29.66%) LAN
3 35 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
4 25 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
5 24 (16.55%) VPN
6 23 (15.86%) Wireless
7 22 (15.17%) OSPF
8 21 (14.48%) BGP
8 21 (14.48%) DNS
9 19 (13.10%) Network Security
9 19 (13.10%) VoIP
10 16 (11.03%) BIG-IP
11 14 (9.66%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 13 (8.97%) DHCP
13 11 (7.59%) VLAN
14 10 (6.90%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (6.90%) Internet
15 9 (6.21%) SSL
16 7 (4.83%) Wi-Fi
17 6 (4.14%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.38%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.07%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.07%) FishEye
2 3 (2.07%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.07%) JIRA
2 3 (2.07%) PVCS
2 3 (2.07%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (2.07%) Subversion
2 3 (2.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.38%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.38%) GitLab
3 2 (1.38%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.69%) Travis CI
General
1 14 (9.66%) Finance
2 10 (6.90%) Retail
3 9 (6.21%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.07%) Banking
4 3 (2.07%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.69%) French Language
5 1 (0.69%) German Language
5 1 (0.69%) Local Government
5 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (41.38%) Network Engineer
2 24 (16.55%) Cisco Engineer
3 23 (15.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 15 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 14 (9.66%) Analyst
6 12 (8.28%) Senior Network Engineer
7 10 (6.90%) Implementation Engineer
7 10 (6.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 9 (6.21%) Architect
8 9 (6.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (5.52%) Consultant
9 8 (5.52%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 7 (4.83%) Design Engineer
10 7 (4.83%) Network Analyst
10 7 (4.83%) Network Specialist
11 6 (4.14%) Network Design Engineer
11 6 (4.14%) Network Security Engineer
11 6 (4.14%) Network Support
11 6 (4.14%) Security Analyst
11 6 (4.14%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.14%) CSS
2 4 (2.76%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.07%) jQuery
4 2 (1.38%) Middleware
5 1 (0.69%) .NET
5 1 (0.69%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.69%) ELK Stack
5 1 (0.69%) JSON
5 1 (0.69%) MAPI
5 1 (0.69%) Memcached
5 1 (0.69%) REST
5 1 (0.69%) SOAP
5 1 (0.69%) Spring
5 1 (0.69%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.93%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.83%) Blackberry
3 6 (4.14%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.14%) RSA SecurID
4 5 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.45%) User Experience
5 4 (2.76%) Arduino
5 4 (2.76%) Home Automation
5 4 (2.76%) Internet of Things
5 4 (2.76%) Raspberry Pi
6 3 (2.07%) EMC VNX
6 3 (2.07%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.07%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.38%) BYOD
7 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.38%) iPad
7 2 (1.38%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.69%) CMDB
8 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.69%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 34 (23.45%) Windows
2 19 (13.10%) Windows Server
3 18 (12.41%) Linux
4 11 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.83%) Mac OS X
7 6 (4.14%) Apple iOS
7 6 (4.14%) Unix
8 5 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.07%) Android
9 3 (2.07%) CentOS
10 2 (1.38%) AIX
10 2 (1.38%) BlackBerry OS
10 2 (1.38%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.38%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.38%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.69%) Fedora
11 1 (0.69%) Solaris
11 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.17%) Load Balancing
2 16 (11.03%) ITIL
3 15 (10.34%) Change Management
4 9 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (6.21%) Incident Management
4 9 (6.21%) ITIL V3
4 9 (6.21%) Network Design
4 9 (6.21%) Problem Management
5 8 (5.52%) Network Management
5 8 (5.52%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (5.52%) Server Building
5 8 (5.52%) Service Delivery
5 8 (5.52%) SIEM
6 7 (4.83%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.83%) Software Engineering
7 6 (4.14%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (4.14%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (4.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 6 (4.14%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.14%) JavaScript
1 6 (4.14%) SQL
2 2 (1.38%) C#
2 2 (1.38%) Java
2 2 (1.38%) Perl
3 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.69%) PHP
3 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.69%) Python
3 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (29.66%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (28.28%) Security Cleared
3 31 (21.38%) SC Cleared
4 29 (20.00%) CCNP
5 24 (16.55%) CCNA
6 5 (3.45%) CCDP
6 5 (3.45%) Degree
7 4 (2.76%) LPIC
8 3 (2.07%) CCSE
8 3 (2.07%) JNCIP
9 2 (1.38%) CCIE
10 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.69%) CCDA
10 1 (0.69%) CCVP
10 1 (0.69%) CISSP
10 1 (0.69%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.07%) SLA
3 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.69%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.83%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.76%) Firmware
4 4 (2.76%) vSphere
5 3 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.69%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 9 (6.21%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (4.14%) SCCM
3 5 (3.45%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.45%) Nagios
3 5 (3.45%) NetBackup
3 5 (3.45%) OPNET
3 5 (3.45%) SCOM
4 3 (2.07%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (2.07%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.07%) FortiGate
4 3 (2.07%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.38%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.69%) Ansible
6 1 (0.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.69%) logstash
6 1 (0.69%) Puppet
6 1 (0.69%) QRadar
6 1 (0.69%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 81 (55.86%) Cisco
2 38 (26.21%) CheckPoint
3 34 (23.45%) Juniper
4 22 (15.17%) F5
5 21 (14.48%) Fortinet
6 18 (12.41%) Microsoft
7 16 (11.03%) Citrix
8 15 (10.34%) SolarWinds
9 12 (8.28%) IBM
9 12 (8.28%) Nokia
10 10 (6.90%) BMC
10 10 (6.90%) VMware
11 9 (6.21%) Intel Security
12 7 (4.83%) EMC
13 6 (4.14%) MobileIron
14 5 (3.45%) Brocade
14 5 (3.45%) LogRhythm
14 5 (3.45%) Palo Alto
14 5 (3.45%) Proofpoint
14 5 (3.45%) Riverbed
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Real Staffing
Rate: £425 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago