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 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 32 16
Rank change year-on-year +5 -16  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 25 40 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.06% 4.91% 7.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.41% 32.79% 42.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 29 36
Median daily rate £400 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +1.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £184 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £35.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year -9.43% +53.26%  

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 85 122 140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.80% 14.97% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 81 85
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £199 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 10
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -52.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.39 £13.55 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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

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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 (79.17%) Cisco
2 25 (52.08%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (45.83%) CCNP
4 20 (41.67%) WAN
5 16 (33.33%) LAN
6 15 (31.25%) VPN
6 15 (31.25%) CheckPoint
7 14 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (29.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (27.08%) F5
8 13 (27.08%) Juniper
8 13 (27.08%) Finance
9 11 (22.92%) Wireless
9 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
9 11 (22.92%) DNS
10 10 (20.83%) DHCP
10 10 (20.83%) CCNA
10 10 (20.83%) Migration
11 9 (18.75%) Network Design
12 8 (16.67%) OSPF
12 8 (16.67%) BGP
12 8 (16.67%) Windows
13 7 (14.58%) CCIE
13 7 (14.58%) SolarWinds
13 7 (14.58%) Network Security
14 6 (12.50%) Riverbed
14 6 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
14 6 (12.50%) Retail
15 5 (10.42%) Logistics
15 5 (10.42%) VMware

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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (41.67%) WAN
2 16 (33.33%) LAN
3 15 (31.25%) VPN
4 14 (29.17%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (29.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (22.92%) DNS
5 11 (22.92%) Wireless
6 10 (20.83%) DHCP
7 8 (16.67%) BGP
7 8 (16.67%) OSPF
8 7 (14.58%) Network Security
9 6 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
10 5 (10.42%) EIGRP
10 5 (10.42%) VLAN
11 4 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (8.33%) HSRP
11 4 (8.33%) SSH
11 4 (8.33%) TACACS
12 3 (6.25%) Cisco ISE
12 3 (6.25%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (27.08%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (18.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Business IT Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) IT Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Network Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.17%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Network Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Network Security Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Security Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Security Project Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Telephony Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Data Centre
1 5 (10.42%) FMCG
2 4 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.25%) PKI
4 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.08%) IVR
5 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) Unix
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.17%) Linux
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Migration
2 9 (18.75%) Network Design
3 5 (10.42%) Logistics
4 4 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
4 4 (8.33%) ITIL
4 4 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 4 (8.33%) Network Management
4 4 (8.33%) Project Management
4 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 4 (8.33%) Service Design
5 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 3 (6.25%) Change Management
5 3 (6.25%) High Availability
5 3 (6.25%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 3 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (6.25%) PRINCE
5 3 (6.25%) Scrum
5 3 (6.25%) SIEM
5 3 (6.25%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) Python
2 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.08%) C
2 1 (2.08%) Java
2 1 (2.08%) Perl
2 1 (2.08%) PHP
2 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (52.08%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (45.83%) CCNP
3 10 (20.83%) CCNA
4 7 (14.58%) CCIE
5 4 (8.33%) Degree
6 2 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.17%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.17%) PMP
6 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.08%) CCDA
7 1 (2.08%) CCDP
7 1 (2.08%) CCIP
7 1 (2.08%) CCSA
7 1 (2.08%) CCSE
7 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) GDPR
1 3 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.17%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.08%) Docker
3 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Nexpose
2 1 (2.08%) Ansible
2 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.08%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 38 (79.17%) Cisco
2 15 (31.25%) CheckPoint
3 13 (27.08%) F5
3 13 (27.08%) Juniper
4 7 (14.58%) SolarWinds
5 6 (12.50%) Riverbed
6 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
6 5 (10.42%) VMware
7 4 (8.33%) Palo Alto
8 3 (6.25%) EqualLogic
8 3 (6.25%) Sophos
9 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
9 2 (4.17%) LogRhythm
9 2 (4.17%) Proofpoint
9 2 (4.17%) WatchGuard
10 1 (2.08%) Brocade
10 1 (2.08%) D-Link
10 1 (2.08%) Meraki
10 1 (2.08%) Meru Networks
10 1 (2.08%) SonicWALL