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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 35 34 32
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 23 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.60% 4.05% 3.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.70% 29.89% 24.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 17
Median daily rate £363 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £241 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £464 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +55.17%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £24.13
% change year-on-year -4.76% -12.95%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 106 87 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.59% 13.55% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 33 51
Median daily rate £363 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -55.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Birmingham

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Birmingham over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Birmingham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 40 (81.63%) Cisco
2 28 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (44.90%) Juniper
3 22 (44.90%) WAN
4 20 (40.82%) CheckPoint
4 20 (40.82%) F5
5 19 (38.78%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (38.78%) CCNP
6 18 (36.73%) BGP
7 17 (34.69%) LAN
8 16 (32.65%) VPN
8 16 (32.65%) OSPF
9 15 (30.61%) Network Design
9 15 (30.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 14 (28.57%) CCNA
11 13 (26.53%) Wireless
12 11 (22.45%) Data Centre
13 10 (20.41%) Network Security
13 10 (20.41%) MPLS
13 10 (20.41%) Windows
14 9 (18.37%) Finance
14 9 (18.37%) Junos
14 9 (18.37%) Windows Server
15 8 (16.33%) Network Management
15 8 (16.33%) Migration
15 8 (16.33%) DNS
16 7 (14.29%) ITIL
16 7 (14.29%) EIGRP
16 7 (14.29%) CCDA
16 7 (14.29%) CCDP

Firewall
Top Related 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 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.12%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.04%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Project
1 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.08%) Office 365
3 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 22 (44.90%) WAN
2 19 (38.78%) Cisco ASA
3 18 (36.73%) BGP
4 17 (34.69%) LAN
5 16 (32.65%) OSPF
5 16 (32.65%) VPN
6 15 (30.61%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (26.53%) Wireless
8 10 (20.41%) MPLS
8 10 (20.41%) Network Security
9 9 (18.37%) Junos
10 8 (16.33%) DNS
11 7 (14.29%) EIGRP
11 7 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 6 (12.24%) Cisco Wireless
12 6 (12.24%) DHCP
13 5 (10.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 5 (10.20%) IP Telephony
13 5 (10.20%) VoIP
13 5 (10.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (65.31%) Network Engineer
2 20 (40.82%) Cisco Engineer
3 19 (38.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Juniper Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Network Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Citrix Support Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Network Security Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Network Security Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Principal Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Security Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Security Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Security Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) CSS
2 3 (6.12%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.04%) Clustering
3 1 (2.04%) FMCG
3 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Windows
2 9 (18.37%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.08%) Linux
4 2 (4.08%) Unix
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Network Design
2 8 (16.33%) Migration
2 8 (16.33%) Network Management
3 7 (14.29%) ITIL
4 5 (10.20%) Load Balancing
4 5 (10.20%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.16%) Change Management
5 4 (8.16%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (8.16%) PRINCE
6 3 (6.12%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (6.12%) Project Management
7 2 (4.08%) Application Packaging
7 2 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.08%) Coaching
7 2 (4.08%) High Availability
7 2 (4.08%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (4.08%) Identity Management
7 2 (4.08%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (4.08%) Presales
7 2 (4.08%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.04%) Perl
2 1 (2.04%) Python
2 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (38.78%) CCNP
3 14 (28.57%) CCNA
4 7 (14.29%) CCDA
4 7 (14.29%) CCDP
5 5 (10.20%) CCIE
6 4 (8.16%) CCVP
6 4 (8.16%) Degree
6 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
7 3 (6.12%) PMI Certification
7 3 (6.12%) PMP
7 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
8 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (4.08%) MCSE
8 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.04%) CCSA
9 1 (2.04%) CISM
9 1 (2.04%) CISSP
9 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) GDPR
1 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.04%) PMO
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.08%) XenApp
4 1 (2.04%) Firmware
4 1 (2.04%) NFS
4 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 40 (81.63%) Cisco
2 22 (44.90%) Juniper
3 20 (40.82%) CheckPoint
3 20 (40.82%) F5
4 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
4 6 (12.24%) Riverbed
4 6 (12.24%) VMware
5 4 (8.16%) Citrix
5 4 (8.16%) Nokia
5 4 (8.16%) SolarWinds
6 3 (6.12%) EqualLogic
7 2 (4.08%) AirMagnet
7 2 (4.08%) CA
7 2 (4.08%) HP
8 1 (2.04%) Avaya
8 1 (2.04%) BT
8 1 (2.04%) IBM
8 1 (2.04%) Infoblox
8 1 (2.04%) Proofpoint
8 1 (2.04%) Symantec