Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 52 51
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 48 51 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.58% 3.24% 3.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.97% 19.77% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 37 32
Birmingham median daily rate £360 £338 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +15.20%
10th Percentile £291 £250 £263
90th Percentile £473 £461 £436
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £417 £375
% change year-on-year -3.96% +11.07% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.19% -28.95% -
10th Percentile £22.50 £12.75 £13.95
90th Percentile £27.50 £14.25 £26.05
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.75 £15.41 £19.00
% change year-on-year +73.64% -18.92% +5.56%

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 178 258 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.26% 16.41% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 182 125
Birmingham median daily rate £370 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -12.50% +19.40%
10th Percentile £180 £143 £208
90th Percentile £484 £500 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 14
Birmingham median hourly rate £21.00 £13.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.73% -1.79% -
10th Percentile £15.61 £10.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.00 £33.53 £25.70
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £30.31 £15.00
% change year-on-year -42.26% +102.07% -14.29%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019, 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 20 (41.67%) Windows
1 20 (41.67%) WAN
2 19 (39.58%) Cisco
2 19 (39.58%) LAN
3 16 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 16 (33.33%) VMware
3 16 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 12 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (25.00%) Re-Platforming
4 12 (25.00%) FMCG
4 12 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (25.00%) Retail
5 11 (22.92%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (20.83%) CCNP
6 10 (20.83%) Internet
6 10 (20.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 10 (20.83%) Patch Management
7 8 (16.67%) CCNA
7 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (14.58%) Load Balancing
8 7 (14.58%) Application Discovery
8 7 (14.58%) DHCP
8 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
8 7 (14.58%) VPN
8 7 (14.58%) Wireless
9 6 (12.50%) DNS
9 6 (12.50%) Linux
10 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
10 5 (10.42%) CheckPoint
10 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure

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 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.17%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.33%) Office 365
3 3 (6.25%) IaaS
3 3 (6.25%) PaaS
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (41.67%) WAN
2 19 (39.58%) LAN
3 12 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (20.83%) Internet
5 7 (14.58%) DHCP
5 7 (14.58%) VPN
5 7 (14.58%) Wireless
6 6 (12.50%) DNS
7 5 (10.42%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
8 4 (8.33%) Network Security
9 3 (6.25%) MPLS
9 3 (6.25%) VLAN
9 3 (6.25%) VoIP
10 2 (4.17%) BIG-IP
10 2 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (4.17%) IPsec
10 2 (4.17%) PBX
10 2 (4.17%) SMTP
10 2 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (25.00%) Retail
2 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 12 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 12 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
3 10 (20.83%) Project Engineer
3 10 (20.83%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (18.75%) Senior Server Engineer
5 8 (16.67%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 8 (16.67%) Security Engineer
5 8 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (16.67%) Senior Security Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.08%) MAPI
1 1 (2.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) FMCG
2 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.25%) PKI
4 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (41.67%) Windows
2 16 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (12.50%) Linux
5 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.17%) Unix
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.08%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 12 (25.00%) Re-Platforming
2 10 (20.83%) Patch Management
2 10 (20.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 7 (14.58%) Application Discovery
3 7 (14.58%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.25%) IT Strategy
4 3 (6.25%) Migration
4 3 (6.25%) Network Management
4 3 (6.25%) SIEM
4 3 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (4.17%) Change Management
5 2 (4.17%) Dashboard Development
5 2 (4.17%) Information Security
5 2 (4.17%) ITIL
5 2 (4.17%) Network Design
5 2 (4.17%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (20.83%) CCNP
3 8 (16.67%) CCNA
4 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) CCIE
6 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.08%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.08%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (2.08%) FISMA
2 1 (2.08%) HIPAA
2 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) BitLocker
2 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) Nessus
2 2 (4.17%) SCCM
3 1 (2.08%) SmoothWall
3 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) Cisco
2 16 (33.33%) VMware
3 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.42%) CheckPoint
4 5 (10.42%) F5
5 4 (8.33%) Fortinet
5 4 (8.33%) Palo Alto
5 4 (8.33%) Qualys
6 3 (6.25%) ArcSight
6 3 (6.25%) Aruba
6 3 (6.25%) Splunk
7 2 (4.17%) Infoblox
8 1 (2.08%) Brocade
8 1 (2.08%) Huawei
8 1 (2.08%) Meraki
8 1 (2.08%) Meru Networks
8 1 (2.08%) NEC
8 1 (2.08%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.08%) SonicWALL