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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 51 65 37
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -28
Contract jobs citing Firewall 110 58 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.38% 2.33% 4.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.77% 19.59% 24.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 47
Median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £351
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Median hourly rate £45.00 £13.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+233.33% -37.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £13.50 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.80 £13.50 £26.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £21.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -18.44%
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
483 296 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.84% 11.87% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 147 228
Median daily rate £375 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 35 28
Median hourly rate £39.20 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.57% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.35 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 26 September 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
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 26 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 September 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 +8 34 £400 +23.07% 17
Shropshire +1 34 £436 +51.56% 6
Staffordshire 0 6 £110 -64.51% 4
Worcestershire 0 5 £325 -32.98% 1
Warwickshire -8 5 £325 -21.21% 1
Solihull +2 4 - - 7
Coventry -12 4 £450 +66.66% 7
Dudley - 2 - - 1
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 149 (70.62%) Cisco
2 92 (43.60%) Cisco Certification
3 83 (39.34%) LAN
4 79 (37.44%) CCNP
5 76 (36.02%) CheckPoint
6 74 (35.07%) Security Cleared
7 73 (34.60%) WAN
8 71 (33.65%) Juniper
9 57 (27.01%) SC Cleared
10 55 (26.07%) Windows
11 53 (25.12%) OSPF
11 53 (25.12%) Cisco ASA
12 47 (22.27%) CCNA
13 46 (21.80%) Fortinet
14 44 (20.85%) Cisco Nexus
15 43 (20.38%) BGP
16 39 (18.48%) Microsoft
16 39 (18.48%) ITIL
16 39 (18.48%) F5
16 39 (18.48%) Data Centre
16 39 (18.48%) Network Security
17 38 (18.01%) SolarWinds
17 38 (18.01%) Wireless
18 36 (17.06%) Windows Server
19 33 (15.64%) Linux
19 33 (15.64%) Load Balancing
20 32 (15.17%) Network Monitoring
21 31 (14.69%) Network Management
22 29 (13.74%) BMC
22 29 (13.74%) BIG-IP

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 12 (5.69%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.37%) IIS
4 4 (1.90%) Apache
5 2 (0.95%) Confluence
5 2 (0.95%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.95%) SAS
5 2 (0.95%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.95%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (4.74%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.84%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.90%) MS Office
4 1 (0.47%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.84%) SaaS
2 5 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.42%) IaaS
4 3 (1.42%) PaaS
5 2 (0.95%) Office 365
6 1 (0.47%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 83 (39.34%) LAN
2 73 (34.60%) WAN
3 53 (25.12%) Cisco ASA
3 53 (25.12%) OSPF
4 44 (20.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 43 (20.38%) BGP
6 39 (18.48%) Network Security
7 38 (18.01%) Wireless
8 29 (13.74%) BIG-IP
9 28 (13.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 28 (13.27%) VLAN
10 27 (12.80%) DNS
10 27 (12.80%) VPN
11 23 (10.90%) Wi-Fi
12 20 (9.48%) SAN
12 20 (9.48%) VoIP
13 16 (7.58%) DHCP
14 13 (6.16%) Cisco IOS
14 13 (6.16%) TCP/IP
15 11 (5.21%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.95%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.37%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.42%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.95%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.95%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.95%) FishEye
3 2 (0.95%) GitLab
3 2 (0.95%) JIRA
3 2 (0.95%) JIRA Agile
3 2 (0.95%) PVCS
3 2 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.95%) Subversion
4 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.47%) Selenium
4 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
General
1 19 (9.00%) Finance
2 6 (2.84%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.37%) Retail
4 3 (1.42%) Banking
4 3 (1.42%) Marketing
5 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.47%) Advertising
6 1 (0.47%) Automotive
6 1 (0.47%) French Language
6 1 (0.47%) German Language
6 1 (0.47%) Law
6 1 (0.47%) Local Government
6 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (38.39%) Network Engineer
2 38 (18.01%) Cisco Engineer
3 36 (17.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 20 (9.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (8.53%) Support Engineer
6 16 (7.58%) Architect
7 15 (7.11%) Analyst
7 15 (7.11%) Network Specialist
8 12 (5.69%) Monitoring Specialist
8 12 (5.69%) Network Monitoring Specialist
9 9 (4.27%) Network Support
9 9 (4.27%) Network Support Engineer
10 8 (3.79%) Consultant
10 8 (3.79%) Implementation Engineer
10 8 (3.79%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 8 (3.79%) Security Engineer
11 7 (3.32%) Firewall Engineer
11 7 (3.32%) Monitoring Engineer
11 7 (3.32%) Network Implementation Engineer
11 7 (3.32%) Network Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.95%) CSS
2 14 (6.64%) 802.1X
3 13 (6.16%) Middleware
4 1 (0.47%) .NET
4 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.47%) ELK Stack
4 1 (0.47%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.47%) J2EE
4 1 (0.47%) JMS
4 1 (0.47%) jQuery
4 1 (0.47%) Memcached
4 1 (0.47%) Node.js
4 1 (0.47%) React
4 1 (0.47%) REST
4 1 (0.47%) SOAP
4 1 (0.47%) Spring
4 1 (0.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.47%) Web Services
4 1 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (18.48%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.53%) User Experience
3 13 (6.16%) Visualisation
4 9 (4.27%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.90%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.90%) CMDB
7 3 (1.42%) CESG
7 3 (1.42%) Economics
7 3 (1.42%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.42%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.42%) PDA
7 3 (1.42%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.42%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.95%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.95%) e-Health
8 2 (0.95%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (0.95%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.47%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.47%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 55 (26.07%) Windows
2 36 (17.06%) Windows Server
3 33 (15.64%) Linux
4 19 (9.00%) Unix
5 17 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (5.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (4.27%) Ubuntu
7 9 (4.27%) Windows 8
8 6 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.37%) Mac OS X
9 5 (2.37%) Solaris
10 3 (1.42%) MVS
10 3 (1.42%) SUSE
11 2 (0.95%) CentOS
12 1 (0.47%) AIX
12 1 (0.47%) Android
12 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.47%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (18.48%) ITIL
2 33 (15.64%) Load Balancing
3 32 (15.17%) Network Monitoring
4 31 (14.69%) Network Management
5 22 (10.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 22 (10.43%) ITIL V3
6 21 (9.95%) Network Design
7 15 (7.11%) Network Architecture
8 12 (5.69%) Change Management
8 12 (5.69%) Performance Monitoring
9 11 (5.21%) Migration
10 9 (4.27%) Service Delivery
10 9 (4.27%) Service Management
10 9 (4.27%) SIEM
11 8 (3.79%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (3.79%) Incident Management
12 7 (3.32%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (3.32%) Information Security
12 7 (3.32%) Server Building
13 6 (2.84%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.27%) SQL
2 6 (2.84%) JavaScript
3 4 (1.90%) Java
4 3 (1.42%) Perl
5 2 (0.95%) C#
5 2 (0.95%) PHP
5 2 (0.95%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.95%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.47%) Jython
6 1 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 92 (43.60%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (37.44%) CCNP
3 74 (35.07%) Security Cleared
4 57 (27.01%) SC Cleared
5 47 (22.27%) CCNA
6 12 (5.69%) CCDP
7 10 (4.74%) CCIE
8 9 (4.27%) JNCIP
8 9 (4.27%) MCSA
8 9 (4.27%) MCSE
8 9 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (4.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (3.79%) JNCIA
10 6 (2.84%) CCSA
11 5 (2.37%) CCDA
12 4 (1.90%) LPIC
13 3 (1.42%) A+ Certification
13 3 (1.42%) CCSE
13 3 (1.42%) Degree
14 2 (0.95%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (2.84%) SLA
2 2 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 1 (0.47%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (12.32%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.21%) vSphere
3 9 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.32%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.90%) Firmware
5 4 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.42%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.47%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.47%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.47%) XenApp
7 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (10.90%) OPNET
2 12 (5.69%) Cisco Prime
2 12 (5.69%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.37%) Nagios
3 5 (2.37%) SCCM
4 4 (1.90%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.90%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.90%) SCOM
5 3 (1.42%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.42%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (0.95%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (0.95%) Cisco LMS
6 2 (0.95%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.47%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.47%) logstash
7 1 (0.47%) Puppet
7 1 (0.47%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.47%) SmokePing
7 1 (0.47%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 149 (70.62%) Cisco
2 76 (36.02%) CheckPoint
3 71 (33.65%) Juniper
4 46 (21.80%) Fortinet
5 39 (18.48%) F5
5 39 (18.48%) Microsoft
6 38 (18.01%) SolarWinds
7 29 (13.74%) BMC
8 26 (12.32%) Nokia
9 24 (11.37%) Riverbed
10 23 (10.90%) VMware
11 19 (9.00%) Intel Security
12 17 (8.06%) Citrix
13 13 (6.16%) HP
14 12 (5.69%) Blue Coat
15 11 (5.21%) Dell
15 11 (5.21%) IBM
16 7 (3.32%) Avaya
16 7 (3.32%) EMC
16 7 (3.32%) Oracle
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