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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
England / Midlands
Rank 22 24 24
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 1 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.87% 3.37% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 41.18% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Median daily rate - £625 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +78.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.63 £25.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% -17.50%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13 17 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 11.30% 8.17% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 4
Median daily rate £385 £563 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.55% +155.68%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in the Midlands

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 5 (62.50%) SIEM
1 5 (62.50%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (62.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (37.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (37.50%) Use Case
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (25.00%) PKI
4 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) F5
4 2 (25.00%) Splunk
4 2 (25.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 2 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team
4 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (25.00%) Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) ScanSafe
4 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (25.00%) Security Operations
4 2 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (25.00%) CISSP
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP

Firewall
Top Related 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 1 (12.50%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (37.50%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) WLAN
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) DMZ
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) OSPF
3 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) SOC Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Telephony Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (25.00%) PKI
1 2 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Debian
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (62.50%) SIEM
2 3 (37.50%) Use Case
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) Information Security
3 2 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Security Operations
3 2 (25.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) CISSP
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) DBS Check
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) NFS
1 1 (12.50%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (25.00%) Nessus
2 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (12.50%) Ansible
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (12.50%) FortiGate
3 1 (12.50%) systemd
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) F5
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) ScanSafe
3 2 (25.00%) Sourcefire
3 2 (25.00%) Splunk
3 2 (25.00%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) Mitel