The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Solihull 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 25 April 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 / Solihull
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 20 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 -  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Solihull 2.15% 3.68% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.00% 14.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £500 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £373
% change year-on-year +6.66% +0.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.88 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -11.66% -25.00%  

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 Solihull with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Solihull
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 25 35 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Solihull 26.88% 25.74% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 5
Median daily rate £128 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -66.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £375 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £13.87 £10.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +38.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Solihull

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Solihull 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 Solihull

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Solihull

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Solihull

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Solihull region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (52.94%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (52.94%) IaaS
2 8 (47.06%) OpenStack
2 8 (47.06%) CheckPoint
2 8 (47.06%) VMware
3 5 (29.41%) VPN
3 5 (29.41%) Juniper
4 4 (23.53%) F5
4 4 (23.53%) Network Security
4 4 (23.53%) SSL
4 4 (23.53%) LAN
4 4 (23.53%) Palo Alto
5 3 (17.65%) Security Operations
5 3 (17.65%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco
5 3 (17.65%) DHCP
5 3 (17.65%) DNS
5 3 (17.65%) IPsec
5 3 (17.65%) VLAN
5 3 (17.65%) Fortinet
5 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) SSH
6 2 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
6 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (11.76%) Wireless

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Solihull 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 8 (47.06%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 9 (52.94%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (52.94%) IaaS
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) VPN
2 4 (23.53%) LAN
2 4 (23.53%) Network Security
2 4 (23.53%) SSL
3 3 (17.65%) DHCP
3 3 (17.65%) DNS
3 3 (17.65%) IPsec
3 3 (17.65%) SSH
3 3 (17.65%) VLAN
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (11.76%) Wireless
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (5.88%) WAN
5 1 (5.88%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Architect
1 5 (29.41%) Cloud Developer
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
1 5 (29.41%) Security Architect
2 4 (23.53%) AWS Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Azure Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Azure Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Check Point Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) AWS Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Enterprise Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Solaris
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Security Operations
2 2 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.88%) DevOps
3 1 (5.88%) Information Security
3 1 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
1 2 (11.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) CISA
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) CISM
2 1 (5.88%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) CheckPoint
1 8 (47.06%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) Juniper
3 4 (23.53%) F5
3 4 (23.53%) Palo Alto
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco
4 3 (17.65%) Fortinet
5 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.88%) Intel Security
6 1 (5.88%) Riverbed
6 1 (5.88%) Sourcefire