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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firewall
Rank 54 44 62
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 60 70 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.58% 3.27% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.75% 20.71% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 45 12
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £250 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £430 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 14
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -58.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+14.94% -16.34%
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
338 338 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.53% 15.80% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 165 104
Average daily rate £330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 28 53
Average hourly rate £22.43 £20.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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 +5 23 £363 +31.81% 14
Warwickshire -4 5 £426 +26.29% 3
Worcestershire -5 4 £155 -38.00% 1
Shropshire -22 4 £410 +3.79%
Staffordshire -1 1 £418 +60.57% 7
Wolverhampton - 1 £350 - 3
Brierley Hill - - - -
Coventry - - - - 3
Halesowen - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 103 (60.59%) Cisco
2 66 (38.82%) Cisco Certification
3 55 (32.35%) CCNP
4 53 (31.18%) LAN
4 53 (31.18%) CheckPoint
5 45 (26.47%) WAN
6 43 (25.29%) CCNA
7 40 (23.53%) ITIL
7 40 (23.53%) Juniper
8 37 (21.76%) Windows
8 37 (21.76%) Network Security
8 37 (21.76%) Network Management
8 37 (21.76%) F5
9 36 (21.18%) OSPF
10 33 (19.41%) Network Monitoring
11 32 (18.82%) Linux
12 31 (18.24%) BGP
13 30 (17.65%) VPN
13 30 (17.65%) Load Balancing
14 25 (14.71%) SolarWinds
14 25 (14.71%) Security Cleared
15 24 (14.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 24 (14.12%) BMC
16 23 (13.53%) Nokia
16 23 (13.53%) Middleware
16 23 (13.53%) OPNET
17 22 (12.94%) BIG-IP
17 22 (12.94%) UNIX
17 22 (12.94%) User Experience
18 21 (12.35%) Internet

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 15 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.94%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.76%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.18%) Apache
5 2 (1.18%) nginx
6 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (4.71%) MS Visio
1 8 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.76%) MS Office
3 2 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.59%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.18%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (31.18%) LAN
2 45 (26.47%) WAN
3 37 (21.76%) Network Security
4 36 (21.18%) OSPF
5 31 (18.24%) BGP
6 30 (17.65%) VPN
7 24 (14.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 22 (12.94%) BIG-IP
9 21 (12.35%) Internet
10 20 (11.76%) MPLS
11 18 (10.59%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (7.65%) TCP/IP
12 13 (7.65%) SAN
13 12 (7.06%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (4.71%) IPsec
14 8 (4.71%) Wireless
14 8 (4.71%) NAS
15 7 (4.12%) BT 21CN
15 7 (4.12%) Extranet
16 6 (3.53%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.59%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.59%) Big Data
2 1 (0.59%) MarkLogic
2 1 (0.59%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.18%) Hudson
General
1 12 (7.06%) Finance
2 11 (6.47%) Banking
3 10 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.18%) Automotive
4 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.59%) Local Government
5 1 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (28.24%) Network Engineer
2 19 (11.18%) Architect
3 18 (10.59%) Consultant
4 12 (7.06%) Project Manager
4 12 (7.06%) Network Consultant
4 12 (7.06%) Network Specialist
4 12 (7.06%) Firewall Engineer
5 11 (6.47%) Monitoring Specialist
5 11 (6.47%) Design Engineer
5 11 (6.47%) Security Engineer
5 11 (6.47%) Network Design Engineer
6 10 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (5.29%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 9 (5.29%) Infrastructure Architect
7 9 (5.29%) Implementation Engineer
8 7 (4.12%) Technical Architect
9 6 (3.53%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (3.53%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (2.94%) Network Monitoring Engineer
10 5 (2.94%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.53%) Middleware
2 14 (8.24%) CSS
3 3 (1.76%) JSP
4 2 (1.18%) LAMP
5 1 (0.59%) Vaadin
5 1 (0.59%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.59%) Spring
5 1 (0.59%) Java EE
5 1 (0.59%) Spring MVC
5 1 (0.59%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.59%) HTML
5 1 (0.59%) J2EE
5 1 (0.59%) SOAP
5 1 (0.59%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.94%) User Experience
2 16 (9.41%) Visualisation
3 9 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.29%) Clustering
4 6 (3.53%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.35%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.76%) Open Source
7 3 (1.76%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.18%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.18%) PMI
8 2 (1.18%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.18%) Statistics
9 1 (0.59%) iSeries
9 1 (0.59%) RMADS
9 1 (0.59%) e-Health
9 1 (0.59%) AS400
9 1 (0.59%) GIS
9 1 (0.59%) CESG
9 1 (0.59%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 37 (21.76%) Windows
2 32 (18.82%) Linux
3 22 (12.94%) UNIX
4 17 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (9.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (7.06%) Solaris
7 9 (5.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.76%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.76%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.76%) AIX
9 2 (1.18%) Debian
9 2 (1.18%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.59%) HPUX
10 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (23.53%) ITIL
2 37 (21.76%) Network Management
3 33 (19.41%) Network Monitoring
4 30 (17.65%) Load Balancing
5 18 (10.59%) Network Design
6 16 (9.41%) Kalman Filter
6 16 (9.41%) Project Management
7 15 (8.82%) Network Architecture
8 13 (7.65%) PRINCE2
9 10 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (5.29%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (4.71%) Performance Monitoring
12 7 (4.12%) Performance Management
12 7 (4.12%) Risk Assessment
13 6 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (3.53%) Enterprise Architecture
14 5 (2.94%) Security Architecture
14 5 (2.94%) Low Latency
14 5 (2.94%) Migration
15 4 (2.35%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.71%) Perl
2 7 (4.12%) Tcl
3 4 (2.35%) SQL
3 4 (2.35%) VB
3 4 (2.35%) VBA
3 4 (2.35%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.76%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.18%) C
5 2 (1.18%) Ruby
5 2 (1.18%) R
5 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.59%) Java
6 1 (0.59%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.59%) PHP
6 1 (0.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 66 (38.82%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (32.35%) CCNP
3 43 (25.29%) CCNA
4 25 (14.71%) Security Cleared
5 20 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.12%) CCDP
7 6 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.53%) MCITP
8 5 (2.94%) Degree
8 5 (2.94%) CCSA
8 5 (2.94%) MCSE
8 5 (2.94%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.76%) CCIE
10 3 (1.76%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.76%) CISSP
10 3 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.18%) CCSP
11 2 (1.18%) GCIH
11 2 (1.18%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.53%) SLA
1 6 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.94%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.76%) QA
4 2 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.59%) GPG13
System Software
1 18 (10.59%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.35%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.76%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.18%) Samba
5 2 (1.18%) PowerHA
5 2 (1.18%) KVM
5 2 (1.18%) vSphere
6 1 (0.59%) XenServer
6 1 (0.59%) Snort
6 1 (0.59%) Squid
6 1 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (13.53%) OPNET
2 7 (4.12%) OpenView
3 4 (2.35%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.76%) SCCM
4 3 (1.76%) Puppet
4 3 (1.76%) Netcool
5 2 (1.18%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (1.18%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.18%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.59%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 103 (60.59%) Cisco
2 53 (31.18%) CheckPoint
3 40 (23.53%) Juniper
4 37 (21.76%) F5
5 25 (14.71%) SolarWinds
6 24 (14.12%) BMC
7 23 (13.53%) Nokia
8 21 (12.35%) VMware
9 19 (11.18%) HP
10 18 (10.59%) Microsoft
11 16 (9.41%) Riverbed
12 15 (8.82%) Blue Coat
12 15 (8.82%) Fortinet
13 9 (5.29%) BT
13 9 (5.29%) IBM
14 8 (4.71%) Red Hat
15 7 (4.12%) Oracle
16 4 (2.35%) Citrix
16 4 (2.35%) Symantec
17 3 (1.76%) Avaya
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