Period
to 16 November 2018

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 16 November 2018 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 45 43
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 +11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 62 57 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.32% 3.61% 3.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.46% 21.59% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 55 40
Birmingham median daily rate £360 £365 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.37% -7.30% +21.15%
10th Percentile £279 £254 £251
90th Percentile £454 £438 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £388
% change year-on-year -3.23% - +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £24.00 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.78% +3.85% -13.33%
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £15.41 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.35% -65.77% +200.00%

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 191 264 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.31% 16.73% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 194 137
Birmingham median daily rate £360 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £181 £154 £205
90th Percentile £488 £484 £530
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 9
Birmingham median hourly rate £21.00 £13.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.73% -1.79% -6.67%
10th Percentile £16.58 £9.98 £11.06
90th Percentile £42.50 £31.10 £24.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year -9.09% -9.41% +21.43%

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 16 November 2018.

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 16 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 28 (45.16%) Cisco
2 22 (35.48%) Windows
3 19 (30.65%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (27.42%) CCNP
5 16 (25.81%) LAN
5 16 (25.81%) WAN
5 16 (25.81%) Windows Server
6 15 (24.19%) Wireless
6 15 (24.19%) VMware
7 14 (22.58%) Active Directory
8 11 (17.74%) CCNA
8 11 (17.74%) Linux
8 11 (17.74%) VPN
9 10 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 9 (14.52%) Retail
10 9 (14.52%) CheckPoint
10 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
10 9 (14.52%) FMCG
10 9 (14.52%) SIEM
10 9 (14.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 9 (14.52%) Re-Platforming
11 8 (12.90%) F5
11 8 (12.90%) SC Cleared
11 8 (12.90%) Internet
11 8 (12.90%) MPLS
11 8 (12.90%) DHCP
11 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
11 8 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
12 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003

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 (4.84%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.23%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.84%) IaaS
2 3 (4.84%) Office 365
2 3 (4.84%) PaaS
3 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (25.81%) LAN
1 16 (25.81%) WAN
2 15 (24.19%) Wireless
3 11 (17.74%) VPN
4 8 (12.90%) DHCP
4 8 (12.90%) Internet
4 8 (12.90%) MPLS
4 8 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
6 6 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (9.68%) DNS
7 5 (8.06%) BGP
7 5 (8.06%) SSL
8 4 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (6.45%) Network Security
8 4 (6.45%) SAN
8 4 (6.45%) VoIP
9 3 (4.84%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (4.84%) OSPF
9 3 (4.84%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MSI
1 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (14.52%) Retail
2 3 (4.84%) Finance
3 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (41.94%) Network Engineer
2 10 (16.13%) Analyst
2 10 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) Project Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) VMware Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) Security Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) Senior VMware Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) Server Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Senior Server Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Senior Security Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Security Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Support Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Architect
8 4 (6.45%) SOC Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) LDAP
1 1 (1.61%) MAPI
1 1 (1.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) FMCG
2 7 (11.29%) Data Centre
3 6 (9.68%) PKI
4 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.23%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (35.48%) Windows
2 16 (25.81%) Windows Server
3 11 (17.74%) Linux
4 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.06%) Unix
6 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.61%) OS/2
8 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (14.52%) Re-Platforming
2 9 (14.52%) SIEM
2 9 (14.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 7 (11.29%) Load Balancing
4 6 (9.68%) ITIL
4 6 (9.68%) Patch Management
5 5 (8.06%) Application Discovery
5 5 (8.06%) Network Management
5 5 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (8.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (6.45%) Change Control
6 4 (6.45%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (6.45%) Dashboard Development
6 4 (6.45%) Migration
6 4 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.84%) Change Management
7 3 (4.84%) Network Design
7 3 (4.84%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (4.84%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.45%) SQL
3 2 (3.23%) C
4 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (30.65%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (27.42%) CCNP
3 11 (17.74%) CCNA
4 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
5 8 (12.90%) SC Cleared
6 5 (8.06%) CCIE
7 2 (3.23%) JNCIA
7 2 (3.23%) JNCIP
7 2 (3.23%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.61%) CCSA
8 1 (1.61%) CCSE
8 1 (1.61%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) GDPR
1 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.61%) FISMA
2 1 (1.61%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) BitLocker
2 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.61%) iptables
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.61%) Postfix
3 1 (1.61%) Samba
3 1 (1.61%) Squid
3 1 (1.61%) vCloud
3 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Nessus
1 4 (6.45%) SCCM
2 2 (3.23%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.23%) SCOM
3 1 (1.61%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (45.16%) Cisco
2 15 (24.19%) VMware
3 9 (14.52%) CheckPoint
4 8 (12.90%) F5
4 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
5 6 (9.68%) Juniper
5 6 (9.68%) Qualys
6 5 (8.06%) ArcSight
6 5 (8.06%) Aruba
6 5 (8.06%) Fortinet
7 4 (6.45%) Splunk
8 3 (4.84%) HP
8 3 (4.84%) Remedy
8 3 (4.84%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.23%) Huawei
9 2 (3.23%) Meraki
9 2 (3.23%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.23%) Ruckus Wireless
10 1 (1.61%) Meru Networks