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 24 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
England / Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 24 24
Rank change year-on-year +8 0  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 3.00% 2.67% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.27% 55.56% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Median daily rate £400 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +32.81%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.93 £35.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year -9.43% +50.00%  

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 11 9 9
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 11.00% 4.81% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 5
Median daily rate £400 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +17.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (50.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (50.00%) PlateSpin
2 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) F5
2 2 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (50.00%) KVM
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (50.00%) Sun
2 2 (50.00%) J2EE
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) AIX
2 2 (50.00%) HPUX
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) JBoss
2 2 (50.00%) Apache
2 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (50.00%) iPlanet
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) Veritas
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) SUSE

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 2 (50.00%) Apache
1 2 (50.00%) iPlanet
1 2 (50.00%) JBoss
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Unix Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) AIX
1 2 (50.00%) HPUX
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Solaris
1 2 (50.00%) SUSE
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) High Availability
1 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) HND
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (50.00%) KVM
1 2 (50.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) F5
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) PlateSpin
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) Sun
2 2 (50.00%) Veritas
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Mitel