Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firewall
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 42 50
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 57 61 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.57% 4.01% 2.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.73% 28.64% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 42 31
Birmingham median daily rate £358 £381 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.23% +17.31% -7.14%
10th Percentile £251 £210 £170
90th Percentile £438 £496 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £400 £338
% change year-on-year -3.13% +18.52% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.85% -13.33% -30.23%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £14.25 £13.00 £16.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.41 £45.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -65.77% +200.00% -30.23%

Firewall is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 275 213 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.24% 14.00% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 136 114
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £154 £204 £173
90th Percentile £488 £531 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 15
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -3.23% -18.42%
10th Percentile £9.98 £10.69 £10.73
90th Percentile £31.10 £26.00 £20.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Birmingham

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Birmingham

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Birmingham over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Birmingham

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 38 (66.67%) Cisco
2 23 (40.35%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (35.09%) CCNP
4 19 (33.33%) VPN
4 19 (33.33%) Windows
5 15 (26.32%) DHCP
5 15 (26.32%) Active Directory
6 14 (24.56%) DNS
6 14 (24.56%) Juniper
7 13 (22.81%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (21.05%) LAN
8 12 (21.05%) WAN
9 11 (19.30%) CheckPoint
9 11 (19.30%) Windows Server
10 10 (17.54%) F5
10 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
10 10 (17.54%) Finance
11 9 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (15.79%) IPsec
11 9 (15.79%) CCIE
11 9 (15.79%) Data Centre
12 8 (14.04%) Palo Alto
12 8 (14.04%) SolarWinds
12 8 (14.04%) Network Security
12 8 (14.04%) CCNA
12 8 (14.04%) ITIL
12 8 (14.04%) VMware
13 7 (12.28%) Citrix
13 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (12.28%) PKI

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 3 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Akamai
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (5.26%) Office 365
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (33.33%) VPN
2 15 (26.32%) DHCP
3 14 (24.56%) DNS
4 13 (22.81%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (21.05%) LAN
5 12 (21.05%) WAN
6 9 (15.79%) IPsec
6 9 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (14.04%) Network Security
8 7 (12.28%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (12.28%) VLAN
9 6 (10.53%) SNMP
9 6 (10.53%) SSH
10 5 (8.77%) Intrusion Detection
10 5 (8.77%) MPLS
10 5 (8.77%) SSL
10 5 (8.77%) WLAN
11 4 (7.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (7.02%) HSRP
11 4 (7.02%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Back Office
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (43.86%) Network Engineer
2 7 (12.28%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (12.28%) Analyst
3 6 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Architect
4 4 (7.02%) Business IT Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) IT Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Project Manager
4 4 (7.02%) Security Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Administrator
5 3 (5.26%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) IT Business Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.75%) LAMP
2 1 (1.75%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.28%) PKI
3 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.02%) FMCG
5 1 (1.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.33%) Windows
2 11 (19.30%) Windows Server
3 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (8.77%) Unix
5 3 (5.26%) Linux
5 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.51%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.75%) Android
7 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.04%) ITIL
2 5 (8.77%) Load Balancing
2 5 (8.77%) Logistics
2 5 (8.77%) Migration
2 5 (8.77%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (8.77%) Problem Management
2 5 (8.77%) Project Management
2 5 (8.77%) SIEM
3 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (7.02%) Change Management
3 4 (7.02%) Coaching
3 4 (7.02%) PRINCE
3 4 (7.02%) Quality Management
3 4 (7.02%) Risk Management
3 4 (7.02%) Scrum
3 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
3 4 (7.02%) Six Sigma
3 4 (7.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (5.26%) Information Security
4 3 (5.26%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) SQL
2 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (40.35%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (35.09%) CCNP
3 9 (15.79%) CCIE
4 8 (14.04%) CCNA
5 5 (8.77%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (7.02%) Degree
6 4 (7.02%) PMI Certification
6 4 (7.02%) PMP
7 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.75%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.75%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.75%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.53%) XenApp
3 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.02%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.75%) iptables
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.75%) Postfix
6 1 (1.75%) Samba
6 1 (1.75%) Squid
6 1 (1.75%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Nagios
1 3 (5.26%) SCOM
2 2 (3.51%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.75%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.75%) Nessus
3 1 (1.75%) Nmap
3 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (66.67%) Cisco
2 14 (24.56%) Juniper
3 11 (19.30%) CheckPoint
4 10 (17.54%) F5
4 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
5 8 (14.04%) Palo Alto
5 8 (14.04%) SolarWinds
5 8 (14.04%) VMware
6 7 (12.28%) Citrix
6 7 (12.28%) Fortinet
7 6 (10.53%) HP
8 5 (8.77%) Sophos
9 3 (5.26%) AppDynamics
9 3 (5.26%) Infoblox
9 3 (5.26%) Symantec
10 2 (3.51%) WatchGuard
11 1 (1.75%) Capita
11 1 (1.75%) Kaspersky
11 1 (1.75%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.75%) Veeam