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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
England / West Midlands
Rank 48 73 62
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 83 46 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.44% 1.96% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.78% 17.90% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 22 31
Median daily rate £375 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £473 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.13 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-19.50% +5.26%

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
322 257 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.36% 10.93% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 123 143
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 38
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +11 29 £325 -3.70% 15
Shropshire +21 16 £375 - 3
Solihull +3 15 £265 -41.11% 3
Warwickshire -1 8 £475 +18.75% 2
Coventry -11 6 £450 +2.85% 5
Worcestershire +2 2 £225 +45.16% 4
Smethwick - 1 £360 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £475 - 2
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 103 (56.91%) Cisco
2 73 (40.33%) Cisco Certification
3 62 (34.25%) CheckPoint
4 60 (33.15%) LAN
4 60 (33.15%) Security Cleared
5 56 (30.94%) Juniper
6 54 (29.83%) WAN
7 52 (28.73%) SC Cleared
8 51 (28.18%) CCNP
9 44 (24.31%) OSPF
10 41 (22.65%) CCNA
11 37 (20.44%) VPN
11 37 (20.44%) Network Security
12 34 (18.78%) Windows
13 33 (18.23%) DNS
14 32 (17.68%) Cisco ASA
14 32 (17.68%) F5
15 31 (17.13%) BGP
16 27 (14.92%) Cybersecurity
17 25 (13.81%) Linux
18 24 (13.26%) Network Design
18 24 (13.26%) Network Monitoring
19 23 (12.71%) Microsoft
20 22 (12.15%) Unix
20 22 (12.15%) Intel Security
21 20 (11.05%) SIEM
21 20 (11.05%) Microsoft Azure
21 20 (11.05%) Fortinet
21 20 (11.05%) Information Security
21 20 (11.05%) TCP/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 8 (4.42%) MS Exchange
1 8 (4.42%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.66%) IIS
4 2 (1.10%) SAS
5 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.10%) MS Office
2 2 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.52%) IaaS
4 4 (2.21%) Office 365
5 3 (1.66%) SaaS
6 1 (0.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (33.15%) LAN
2 54 (29.83%) WAN
3 44 (24.31%) OSPF
4 37 (20.44%) Network Security
4 37 (20.44%) VPN
5 33 (18.23%) DNS
6 32 (17.68%) Cisco ASA
7 31 (17.13%) BGP
8 20 (11.05%) TCP/IP
9 19 (10.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 18 (9.94%) Wireless
11 16 (8.84%) Intrusion Detection
11 16 (8.84%) VLAN
12 14 (7.73%) DHCP
12 14 (7.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 14 (7.73%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (7.18%) MPLS
14 12 (6.63%) HTTP
15 10 (5.52%) BIG-IP
15 10 (5.52%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.87%) Big Data
2 4 (2.21%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.55%) Selenium
2 1 (0.55%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (9.39%) Finance
2 6 (3.31%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.10%) Advertising
3 2 (1.10%) Electronics
3 2 (1.10%) Law
3 2 (1.10%) Legal
4 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.55%) Automotive
4 1 (0.55%) Banking
4 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 74 (40.88%) Network Engineer
2 31 (17.13%) Analyst
3 30 (16.57%) Cisco Engineer
4 28 (15.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 22 (12.15%) Security Analyst
6 21 (11.60%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 15 (8.29%) Support Engineer
8 11 (6.08%) Architect
8 11 (6.08%) Juniper Engineer
9 10 (5.52%) Network Support
9 10 (5.52%) Network Support Engineer
10 8 (4.42%) Network Analyst
10 8 (4.42%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 8 (4.42%) Security Architect
11 7 (3.87%) Firewall Engineer
12 5 (2.76%) Cloud Developer
12 5 (2.76%) Consultant
12 5 (2.76%) Design Engineer
12 5 (2.76%) Network Design Engineer
12 5 (2.76%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.63%) CSS
2 10 (5.52%) 802.1X
3 5 (2.76%) Middleware
4 2 (1.10%) .NET
4 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.55%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.55%) J2EE
5 1 (0.55%) JMS
5 1 (0.55%) jQuery
5 1 (0.55%) LAMP
5 1 (0.55%) Node.js
5 1 (0.55%) React
5 1 (0.55%) REST
5 1 (0.55%) SOAP
5 1 (0.55%) Spring
5 1 (0.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.55%) Web Services
5 1 (0.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.50%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.63%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.87%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (2.76%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.76%) User Experience
6 4 (2.21%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.66%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.66%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.66%) PDA
7 3 (1.66%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.10%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.10%) e-Health
8 2 (1.10%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.55%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.55%) IVR
9 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (18.78%) Windows
2 25 (13.81%) Linux
3 22 (12.15%) Unix
4 19 (10.50%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.21%) Solaris
7 3 (1.66%) SUSE
8 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.55%) HPUX
9 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (14.92%) Cybersecurity
2 24 (13.26%) Network Design
2 24 (13.26%) Network Monitoring
3 20 (11.05%) Information Security
3 20 (11.05%) SIEM
4 19 (10.50%) ITIL
5 17 (9.39%) Network Management
6 15 (8.29%) Load Balancing
7 14 (7.73%) Incident Management
8 12 (6.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (6.08%) Data Analysis
9 11 (6.08%) Malware Analysis
9 11 (6.08%) Service Delivery
10 10 (5.52%) Disk Encryption
10 10 (5.52%) Forensic Analysis
10 10 (5.52%) Identity Access Management
11 9 (4.97%) Security Operations
12 7 (3.87%) Migration
12 7 (3.87%) Security Architecture
12 7 (3.87%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.87%) PowerShell
2 5 (2.76%) SQL
3 4 (2.21%) Python
4 2 (1.10%) Java
4 2 (1.10%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.10%) Perl
5 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.55%) C
5 1 (0.55%) Jython
5 1 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 73 (40.33%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (33.15%) Security Cleared
3 52 (28.73%) SC Cleared
4 51 (28.18%) CCNP
5 41 (22.65%) CCNA
6 11 (6.08%) CCSA
7 9 (4.97%) CCDA
8 8 (4.42%) CCDP
9 7 (3.87%) CEH
9 7 (3.87%) Degree
9 7 (3.87%) GCFA
9 7 (3.87%) GCIH
9 7 (3.87%) MCP
10 6 (3.31%) CCIE
11 5 (2.76%) CCVP
11 5 (2.76%) JNCIA
12 4 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (1.66%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.66%) SLA
2 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 16 (8.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.66%) Terminal Server
2 3 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.10%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.10%) XenApp
4 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.55%) Firmware
4 1 (0.55%) NFS
4 1 (0.55%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (6.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 8 (4.42%) FortiGate
2 8 (4.42%) OPNET
3 4 (2.21%) Nexpose
4 2 (1.10%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.10%) Cisco LMS
4 2 (1.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.55%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.55%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.55%) OpenView
5 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.55%) Puppet
5 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 103 (56.91%) Cisco
2 62 (34.25%) CheckPoint
3 56 (30.94%) Juniper
4 32 (17.68%) F5
5 23 (12.71%) Microsoft
6 22 (12.15%) Intel Security
7 20 (11.05%) Fortinet
8 18 (9.94%) VMware
9 17 (9.39%) Blue Coat
10 14 (7.73%) SolarWinds
11 11 (6.08%) BMC
11 11 (6.08%) Nokia
12 10 (5.52%) Citrix
12 10 (5.52%) HP
12 10 (5.52%) Oracle
13 9 (4.97%) Remedy
14 8 (4.42%) Aruba
14 8 (4.42%) Riverbed
15 7 (3.87%) Avaya
15 7 (3.87%) Palo Alto
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