Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 January 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 40 37
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3 -6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.12% 0.75% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.50% 16.67% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Staffordshire median daily rate £365 £293 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.79% -22.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £346 £145 £317
90th Percentile £373 £450 £408
West Midlands median daily rate £411 £375 £335
% change year-on-year +9.67% +11.94% -13.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.41 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -18.92% +5.56% -14.29%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 40 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 14.87% 4.52% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 20
Staffordshire median daily rate £300 £364 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.53% -1.36% +13.46%
10th Percentile £168 £206 £301
90th Percentile £425 £589 £476
West Midlands median daily rate £373 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -3.87% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +29.55% +12.27%
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +83.33% -14.29% -25.53%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in Staffordshire

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in Staffordshire

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in Staffordshire

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. 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
Tamworth - 2 £365 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £350 - 2
Firewall
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Kaspersky
2 2 (66.67%) Proofpoint
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) FMCG
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Logistics
3 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Administrator
2 2 (66.67%) Network Administrator
2 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Network Support
2 2 (66.67%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Security Administrator
2 2 (66.67%) Security Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Support Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Wintel Administrator
2 2 (66.67%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Wintel Support
2 2 (66.67%) Wintel Support Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Wintel Systems Administrator
2 2 (66.67%) Wintel Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Logistics
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Kaspersky
1 2 (66.67%) Proofpoint
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft