Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 40 37
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 63 55 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.33% 3.88% 4.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.59% 23.91% 31.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 55 55
Birmingham median daily rate £360 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.10% +10.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £255 £269 £221
90th Percentile £425 £438 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £19.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% - -50.94%
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.45 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.50% -70.11% +181.25%

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 177 230 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.16% 16.22% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 170 153
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.64% +5.74%
10th Percentile £160 £155 £200
90th Percentile £488 £488 £520
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 9
Birmingham median hourly rate £21.00 £13.68 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.51% +9.44% -28.57%
10th Percentile £16.72 £9.93 £11.79
90th Percentile £42.50 £22.80 £17.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% -16.28% +26.47%

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 September 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 22 September 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 33 (52.38%) Cisco
2 21 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (30.16%) CCNP
4 18 (28.57%) Windows
5 15 (23.81%) Wireless
5 15 (23.81%) Security Cleared
6 14 (22.22%) LAN
6 14 (22.22%) VPN
7 13 (20.63%) Windows Server
8 12 (19.05%) WAN
8 12 (19.05%) Linux
8 12 (19.05%) SC Cleared
9 11 (17.46%) SIEM
9 11 (17.46%) Active Directory
10 10 (15.87%) Juniper
10 10 (15.87%) MPLS
10 10 (15.87%) VMware
11 9 (14.29%) CheckPoint
11 9 (14.29%) CCNA
12 8 (12.70%) DNS
12 8 (12.70%) SSL
12 8 (12.70%) CCIE
12 8 (12.70%) DHCP
12 8 (12.70%) Network Management
12 8 (12.70%) F5
12 8 (12.70%) Load Balancing
13 7 (11.11%) Network Security
13 7 (11.11%) PKI
13 7 (11.11%) TCP/IP
13 7 (11.11%) ITIL

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 (4.76%) Apache
1 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.17%) GlassFish
2 2 (3.17%) IIS
2 2 (3.17%) JBoss
2 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.81%) Wireless
2 14 (22.22%) LAN
2 14 (22.22%) VPN
3 12 (19.05%) WAN
4 10 (15.87%) MPLS
5 8 (12.70%) DHCP
5 8 (12.70%) DNS
5 8 (12.70%) SSL
6 7 (11.11%) Network Security
6 7 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 6 (9.52%) BGP
7 6 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (9.52%) VoIP
8 5 (7.94%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (7.94%) Junos
8 5 (7.94%) SAN
8 5 (7.94%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (4.76%) NAS
9 3 (4.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) Couchbase
2 2 (3.17%) MySQL
2 2 (3.17%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Bugzilla
1 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.17%) JIRA
1 2 (3.17%) Maven
1 2 (3.17%) MSBuild
1 2 (3.17%) Subversion
1 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.59%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.59%) MSI
General
1 5 (7.94%) Retail
2 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (47.62%) Network Engineer
2 12 (19.05%) Analyst
3 8 (12.70%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) SOC Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Security Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Project Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Vulnerability Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Network Support
7 3 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Senior VMware Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) LDAP
2 3 (4.76%) LAMP
3 2 (3.17%) Ajax
3 2 (3.17%) CGI
3 2 (3.17%) JSON
3 2 (3.17%) Memcached
3 2 (3.17%) REST
3 2 (3.17%) SOAP
3 2 (3.17%) XML
4 1 (1.59%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 7 (11.11%) PKI
2 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.94%) FMCG
3 3 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.17%) Clustering
4 2 (3.17%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.17%) Wiki
5 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.57%) Windows
2 13 (20.63%) Windows Server
3 12 (19.05%) Linux
4 6 (9.52%) Unix
5 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.17%) CentOS
7 2 (3.17%) Debian
7 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.17%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) SIEM
2 8 (12.70%) Load Balancing
2 8 (12.70%) Network Management
3 7 (11.11%) ITIL
3 7 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (7.94%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (7.94%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (7.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (6.35%) Analytics
6 4 (6.35%) Change Control
6 4 (6.35%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 4 (6.35%) Dashboard Development
6 4 (6.35%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (6.35%) Network Design
6 4 (6.35%) Re-Platforming
6 4 (6.35%) Threat Intelligence
6 4 (6.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 3 (4.76%) High Availability
7 3 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.35%) PowerShell
1 4 (6.35%) SQL
2 2 (3.17%) C
2 2 (3.17%) Java
2 2 (3.17%) Perl
2 2 (3.17%) PHP
2 2 (3.17%) Python
2 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (30.16%) CCNP
3 15 (23.81%) Security Cleared
4 12 (19.05%) SC Cleared
5 9 (14.29%) CCNA
6 8 (12.70%) CCIE
7 3 (4.76%) DV Cleared
7 3 (4.76%) JNCIA
7 3 (4.76%) JNCIP
7 3 (4.76%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.59%) CCDP
8 1 (1.59%) CCSA
8 1 (1.59%) CCSE
8 1 (1.59%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (17.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.35%) Samba
2 4 (6.35%) Squid
3 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.17%) BitLocker
4 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.17%) iptables
4 2 (3.17%) NFS
4 2 (3.17%) Postfix
4 2 (3.17%) Varnish
4 2 (3.17%) vCloud
4 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.17%) Xen
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) Nessus
1 5 (7.94%) SCOM
2 3 (4.76%) SCCM
3 2 (3.17%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.17%) HAProxy
3 2 (3.17%) Nagios
3 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.17%) Puppet
3 2 (3.17%) WMI
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.59%) Nmap
Vendors
1 33 (52.38%) Cisco
2 10 (15.87%) Juniper
2 10 (15.87%) VMware
3 9 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 8 (12.70%) F5
5 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 6 (9.52%) Splunk
7 5 (7.94%) ArcSight
7 5 (7.94%) Aruba
7 5 (7.94%) Fortinet
7 5 (7.94%) Qualys
7 5 (7.94%) SolarWinds
8 4 (6.35%) HP
8 4 (6.35%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.76%) Remedy
10 2 (3.17%) EMC
10 2 (3.17%) Palo Alto
10 2 (3.17%) Ruckus Wireless
10 2 (3.17%) WSO2
11 1 (1.59%) Meraki