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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 48 51 60
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 107 72 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.40% 2.99% 2.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.99% 26.87% 16.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 41 31
Median daily rate £363 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £490 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £17.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.70% -20.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +12.50%
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
446 268 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.16% 11.12% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 145 186
Median daily rate £350 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £206 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 30
Median hourly rate £36.00 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -1 39 £325 - 9
Shropshire -15 26 £388 +27.04% 5
Staffordshire -3 7 £325 -15.03% 3
Warwickshire 0 6 £425 +1.19% 5
Worcestershire -2 5 £325 -32.98% 2
Dudley - 3 £100 -
Coventry -11 2 £438 +62.03% 5
Solihull -13 2 - - 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 132 (69.47%) Cisco
2 77 (40.53%) Cisco Certification
3 70 (36.84%) LAN
4 65 (34.21%) CheckPoint
5 64 (33.68%) Juniper
6 61 (32.11%) WAN
7 60 (31.58%) CCNP
7 60 (31.58%) Security Cleared
7 60 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
8 49 (25.79%) Windows
9 45 (23.68%) SC Cleared
10 44 (23.16%) Fortinet
11 41 (21.58%) Wireless
12 40 (21.05%) CCNA
12 40 (21.05%) OSPF
12 40 (21.05%) BGP
13 39 (20.53%) Data Centre
14 38 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
15 37 (19.47%) F5
16 35 (18.42%) Load Balancing
17 34 (17.89%) Microsoft
18 33 (17.37%) Network Security
18 33 (17.37%) Windows Server
19 32 (16.84%) ITIL
20 31 (16.32%) SolarWinds
21 28 (14.74%) BIG-IP
21 28 (14.74%) Linux
22 27 (14.21%) VPN
23 25 (13.16%) BMC
23 25 (13.16%) Wi-Fi

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 8 (4.21%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.11%) Apache
2 4 (2.11%) IIS
2 4 (2.11%) SAS
3 3 (1.58%) Confluence
3 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.58%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.05%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.53%) JBoss
5 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.16%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.63%) MS Office
4 1 (0.53%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.53%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.11%) Office 365
1 4 (2.11%) SaaS
2 3 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.05%) IaaS
3 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.05%) PaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.53%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.53%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (36.84%) LAN
2 61 (32.11%) WAN
3 60 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
4 41 (21.58%) Wireless
5 40 (21.05%) BGP
5 40 (21.05%) OSPF
6 38 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 33 (17.37%) Network Security
8 28 (14.74%) BIG-IP
9 27 (14.21%) VPN
10 25 (13.16%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 25 (13.16%) Wi-Fi
11 23 (12.11%) VLAN
12 20 (10.53%) VoIP
13 19 (10.00%) DNS
14 18 (9.47%) DHCP
15 15 (7.89%) SAN
16 13 (6.84%) Internet
17 12 (6.32%) Cisco IOS
18 11 (5.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.58%) ClearCase
2 3 (1.58%) FishEye
2 3 (1.58%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.58%) JIRA
2 3 (1.58%) PVCS
2 3 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.58%) Subversion
3 2 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.05%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.05%) GitLab
3 2 (1.05%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.53%) Travis CI
General
1 12 (6.32%) Finance
2 9 (4.74%) Retail
3 5 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.58%) Banking
4 3 (1.58%) Marketing
5 1 (0.53%) French Language
5 1 (0.53%) German Language
5 1 (0.53%) Local Government
5 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (37.37%) Network Engineer
2 35 (18.42%) Cisco Engineer
3 32 (16.84%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 21 (11.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (8.42%) Architect
6 14 (7.37%) Network Specialist
7 13 (6.84%) Analyst
8 12 (6.32%) Senior Network Engineer
8 12 (6.32%) Support Engineer
9 11 (5.79%) Monitoring Specialist
9 11 (5.79%) Network Monitoring Specialist
9 11 (5.79%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 10 (5.26%) Implementation Engineer
11 9 (4.74%) Consultant
12 8 (4.21%) Firewall Engineer
12 8 (4.21%) Network Implementation Engineer
13 7 (3.68%) Design Engineer
13 7 (3.68%) Juniper Engineer
13 7 (3.68%) Network Security Engineer
13 7 (3.68%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.47%) CSS
2 13 (6.84%) 802.1X
3 11 (5.79%) Middleware
4 1 (0.53%) .NET
4 1 (0.53%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.53%) ELK Stack
4 1 (0.53%) JSON
4 1 (0.53%) MAPI
4 1 (0.53%) Memcached
4 1 (0.53%) Node.js
4 1 (0.53%) REST
4 1 (0.53%) SOAP
4 1 (0.53%) Spring
4 1 (0.53%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 39 (20.53%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.42%) User Experience
3 12 (6.32%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.11%) Arduino
4 4 (2.11%) Home Automation
4 4 (2.11%) Internet of Things
4 4 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.11%) Raspberry Pi
5 3 (1.58%) CESG
5 3 (1.58%) CMDB
5 3 (1.58%) Economics
5 3 (1.58%) EMC VNX
5 3 (1.58%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.05%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.05%) e-Health
6 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.05%) iPad
6 2 (1.05%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (1.05%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 49 (25.79%) Windows
2 33 (17.37%) Windows Server
3 28 (14.74%) Linux
4 20 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (5.26%) Ubuntu
6 10 (5.26%) Unix
6 10 (5.26%) Windows 8
7 6 (3.16%) Mac OS X
7 6 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.58%) CentOS
8 3 (1.58%) MVS
9 2 (1.05%) AIX
9 2 (1.05%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.53%) Android
10 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.53%) Fedora
10 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.53%) Solaris
10 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (18.42%) Load Balancing
2 32 (16.84%) ITIL
3 23 (12.11%) Network Management
4 20 (10.53%) ITIL V3
4 20 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
5 16 (8.42%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (7.89%) Network Design
7 13 (6.84%) Network Architecture
8 12 (6.32%) Change Management
9 10 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (4.21%) Migration
10 8 (4.21%) Server Building
10 8 (4.21%) Service Delivery
10 8 (4.21%) SIEM
11 7 (3.68%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (3.68%) Service Management
11 7 (3.68%) Software Engineering
12 6 (3.16%) Incident Management
12 6 (3.16%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (3.16%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.16%) SQL
2 4 (2.11%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.58%) Java
4 2 (1.05%) C#
4 2 (1.05%) Perl
4 2 (1.05%) PHP
4 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.53%) Python
5 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 77 (40.53%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (31.58%) CCNP
2 60 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 45 (23.68%) SC Cleared
4 40 (21.05%) CCNA
5 12 (6.32%) CCDP
6 9 (4.74%) MCSA
6 9 (4.74%) MCSE
6 9 (4.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (4.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (4.21%) JNCIP
8 7 (3.68%) CCIE
9 5 (2.63%) CCSE
9 5 (2.63%) Degree
9 5 (2.63%) JNCIA
10 4 (2.11%) CCDA
10 4 (2.11%) CCSA
10 4 (2.11%) LPIC
11 3 (1.58%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.05%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (2.63%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.53%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (11.05%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.79%) vSphere
3 9 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.21%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.11%) Firmware
5 4 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.53%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.53%) XenApp
6 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (10.00%) OPNET
2 13 (6.84%) FortiGate
3 11 (5.79%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (3.16%) Nagios
4 6 (3.16%) SCCM
5 5 (2.63%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.63%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.63%) SCOM
6 3 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.58%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.05%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.05%) Cisco LMS
7 2 (1.05%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.53%) Ansible
8 1 (0.53%) logstash
8 1 (0.53%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.53%) QRadar
8 1 (0.53%) SmokePing
8 1 (0.53%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 132 (69.47%) Cisco
2 65 (34.21%) CheckPoint
3 64 (33.68%) Juniper
4 44 (23.16%) Fortinet
5 37 (19.47%) F5
6 34 (17.89%) Microsoft
7 31 (16.32%) SolarWinds
8 25 (13.16%) BMC
9 23 (12.11%) Nokia
10 20 (10.53%) Riverbed
11 19 (10.00%) VMware
12 18 (9.47%) Intel Security
13 15 (7.89%) Citrix
14 13 (6.84%) IBM
15 12 (6.32%) Palo Alto
16 9 (4.74%) HP
17 7 (3.68%) Blue Coat
17 7 (3.68%) Dell
18 6 (3.16%) LogRhythm
19 5 (2.63%) Meraki
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