Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 17 November 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 61 62
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 247 308 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.02% 3.13% 2.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.86% 23.93% 23.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 182 145
Midlands median daily rate £386 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £258 £250 £215
90th Percentile £488 £568 £500
England median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 17
Midlands median hourly rate £15.70 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.49% +33.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £12.98 £13.05 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £42.70 £21.65
England median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £21.86
% change year-on-year +4.00% +14.35% -5.20%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1244 1287 994
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.23% 13.07% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 721 511
Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £161 £185 £205
90th Percentile £500 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 71 99
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +2.94% -10.53%
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.00 £10.68
90th Percentile £43.38 £39.50 £39.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.67 £20.50
% change year-on-year -17.50% +10.57% +2.50%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the Midlands

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in the Midlands

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in the Midlands

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in the Midlands

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Firewall in the Midlands

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +4 174 £388 - 21
East Midlands -6 71 £373 +6.43% 15
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 176 (71.26%) Cisco
2 100 (40.49%) WAN
3 89 (36.03%) VPN
4 82 (33.20%) Cisco Certification
5 73 (29.55%) CheckPoint
6 70 (28.34%) Windows
7 69 (27.94%) LAN
8 59 (23.89%) Cisco ASA
9 57 (23.08%) CCNP
9 57 (23.08%) VMware
10 54 (21.86%) Wireless
10 54 (21.86%) F5
11 52 (21.05%) Fortinet
12 51 (20.65%) Active Directory
12 51 (20.65%) Data Centre
13 45 (18.22%) Windows Server
14 44 (17.81%) Microsoft Azure
15 41 (16.60%) Network Design
15 41 (16.60%) MPLS
16 40 (16.19%) Oracle
17 39 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
18 38 (15.38%) Microsoft
19 37 (14.98%) Security Cleared
20 36 (14.57%) WAN Optimisation
20 36 (14.57%) DHCP
21 34 (13.77%) ITIL
21 34 (13.77%) CCIE
21 34 (13.77%) HP
22 32 (12.96%) DNS
23 31 (12.55%) Load Balancing

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 24 (9.72%) MS Exchange
2 17 (6.88%) Apache
3 12 (4.86%) iPlanet
3 12 (4.86%) JBoss
3 12 (4.86%) Oracle Application Server
3 12 (4.86%) Tomcat
3 12 (4.86%) WebLogic
4 9 (3.64%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.21%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.21%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.21%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.21%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.81%) CMS
7 2 (0.81%) CoreMedia CMS
7 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.81%) Liferay
7 2 (0.81%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (2.83%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (1.62%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (17.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (5.67%) Office 365
4 4 (1.62%) SaaS
5 3 (1.21%) Akamai
5 3 (1.21%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.81%) IaaS
6 2 (0.81%) PaaS
7 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.40%) G Suite
7 1 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 100 (40.49%) WAN
2 89 (36.03%) VPN
3 69 (27.94%) LAN
4 59 (23.89%) Cisco ASA
5 54 (21.86%) Wireless
6 41 (16.60%) MPLS
7 36 (14.57%) DHCP
8 32 (12.96%) DNS
9 30 (12.15%) Cisco Nexus
10 26 (10.53%) TCP/IP
11 25 (10.12%) SAN
12 24 (9.72%) Intrusion Detection
12 24 (9.72%) Network Security
12 24 (9.72%) VLAN
13 20 (8.10%) Internet
13 20 (8.10%) VoIP
14 17 (6.88%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (5.67%) OSPF
16 13 (5.26%) BGP
16 13 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.62%) MySQL
3 4 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.62%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.81%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.40%) MSI
General
1 19 (7.69%) Finance
2 10 (4.05%) Retail
3 7 (2.83%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.40%) Advertising
4 1 (0.40%) Back Office
4 1 (0.40%) Banking
4 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 97 (39.27%) Network Engineer
2 35 (14.17%) Architect
3 32 (12.96%) Cisco Engineer
4 31 (12.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 25 (10.12%) Implementation Engineer
5 25 (10.12%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 22 (8.91%) Network Architect
7 21 (8.50%) Firewall Engineer
8 18 (7.29%) Design Engineer
9 17 (6.88%) Network Design Engineer
10 15 (6.07%) Senior Network Engineer
11 14 (5.67%) Analyst
12 13 (5.26%) Consultant
13 12 (4.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (4.45%) Administrator
14 11 (4.45%) Unix Engineer
15 10 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support
15 10 (4.05%) Cloud Engineer
15 10 (4.05%) Network Support
15 10 (4.05%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.05%) J2EE
2 6 (2.43%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.62%) LAMP
3 4 (1.62%) WAP
4 2 (0.81%) CoreMedia
4 2 (0.81%) CSS
4 2 (0.81%) HTML
4 2 (0.81%) HTML5
4 2 (0.81%) RESTful
4 2 (0.81%) XML
5 1 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.40%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 51 (20.65%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (7.29%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.45%) Clustering
4 11 (4.45%) PKI
5 7 (2.83%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.62%) Cyber Attack
6 4 (1.62%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.62%) FMCG
7 2 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.81%) NHS
7 2 (0.81%) SCADA
7 2 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.40%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.40%) Interactive TV
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Licensing
8 1 (0.40%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.40%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 70 (28.34%) Windows
2 45 (18.22%) Windows Server
3 30 (12.15%) Linux
4 28 (11.34%) Unix
5 15 (6.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (5.26%) Solaris
6 13 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (4.86%) AIX
8 11 (4.45%) HPUX
9 10 (4.05%) SUSE
10 9 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (2.43%) Windows 10
12 5 (2.02%) Windows 7
13 4 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.62%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.21%) Android
15 2 (0.81%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.40%) VMS
16 1 (0.40%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (16.60%) Network Design
2 36 (14.57%) WAN Optimisation
3 34 (13.77%) ITIL
4 31 (12.55%) Load Balancing
5 24 (9.72%) Service Delivery
6 18 (7.29%) Network Management
7 17 (6.88%) Security Management
8 15 (6.07%) Migration
8 15 (6.07%) Problem Management
8 15 (6.07%) Validation
9 14 (5.67%) Information Security
9 14 (5.67%) Service Management
9 14 (5.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 13 (5.26%) Coaching
11 12 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (4.86%) Cybersecurity
11 12 (4.86%) Performance Metrics
11 12 (4.86%) Statistics
12 11 (4.45%) ITIL V3
12 11 (4.45%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.45%) SQL
2 7 (2.83%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.62%) Bash Shell
3 4 (1.62%) C-shell
3 4 (1.62%) Korn
3 4 (1.62%) Perl
3 4 (1.62%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.81%) Java
4 2 (0.81%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.81%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.40%) C
5 1 (0.40%) Go
5 1 (0.40%) Python
5 1 (0.40%) Ruby
5 1 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 82 (33.20%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (23.08%) CCNP
3 37 (14.98%) Security Cleared
4 34 (13.77%) CCIE
5 30 (12.15%) SC Cleared
6 26 (10.53%) CCNA
7 12 (4.86%) Degree
8 9 (3.64%) CISSP
9 8 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (2.43%) Check Point Certification
10 6 (2.43%) MCSE
11 4 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.62%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.62%) PMP
12 3 (1.21%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.21%) MCSA
13 2 (0.81%) CCIE Security
13 2 (0.81%) CEH
13 2 (0.81%) GCIA
13 2 (0.81%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.83%) SLA
2 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.81%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.81%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.40%) GDPR
System Software
1 51 (20.65%) Active Directory
2 30 (12.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.05%) XenApp
5 8 (3.24%) Samba
5 8 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.43%) KVM
6 6 (2.43%) vSphere
7 5 (2.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 5 (2.02%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.62%) Firmware
8 4 (1.62%) iptables
8 4 (1.62%) Postfix
8 4 (1.62%) Squid
8 4 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.81%) Snort
10 2 (0.81%) XenServer
11 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 27 (10.93%) FortiGate
2 15 (6.07%) SCCM
3 9 (3.64%) SCOM
4 7 (2.83%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.62%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (1.62%) Nessus
5 4 (1.62%) Nmap
5 4 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.21%) Nagios
6 3 (1.21%) OpenView
6 3 (1.21%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.81%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.40%) Ansible
8 1 (0.40%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (0.40%) Kibana
8 1 (0.40%) logstash
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.40%) Terraform
Vendors
1 176 (71.26%) Cisco
2 73 (29.55%) CheckPoint
3 57 (23.08%) VMware
4 54 (21.86%) F5
5 52 (21.05%) Fortinet
6 40 (16.19%) Oracle
7 38 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 34 (13.77%) HP
9 30 (12.15%) Juniper
9 30 (12.15%) McAfee
10 24 (9.72%) Citrix
11 18 (7.29%) Blue Coat
11 18 (7.29%) Nokia
11 18 (7.29%) Palo Alto
12 16 (6.48%) Aruba
12 16 (6.48%) Red Hat
13 13 (5.26%) IBM
13 13 (5.26%) Sun
14 12 (4.86%) SolarWinds
15 11 (4.45%) BMC