Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 34 42
Rank change year-on-year +7 +8 -5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 16 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 6.25% 1.12% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.78% 7.50% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 5 2
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £365 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.37% +24.79% -22.00%
10th Percentile £290 £346 £145
90th Percentile £370 £373 £450
West Midlands median daily rate £414 £411 £375
% change year-on-year +0.61% +9.67% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.75 £15.41 £19.00
% change year-on-year +73.64% -18.92% +5.56%

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 46 40 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 17.97% 14.87% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 17 12
Staffordshire median daily rate £365 £300 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.67% -17.53% -1.36%
10th Percentile £263 £168 £206
90th Percentile £395 £425 £589
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -9.38% +29.55%
10th Percentile £15.13 £13.82 £15.50
90th Percentile £15.38 £43.05 £16.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.34 £27.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -36.96% +83.33% -14.29%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 16 January 2019. 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 +1 11 £360 -1.37% 1
Stoke-on-Trent +3 2 £243 -30.71% 2
Cannock - 2 £275 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £315 - 1
Firewall
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 13 (81.25%) Windows
1 13 (81.25%) WAN
1 13 (81.25%) LAN
1 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
1 13 (81.25%) Windows Server
2 12 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
2 12 (75.00%) VMware
3 11 (68.75%) Retail
3 11 (68.75%) Re-Platforming
3 11 (68.75%) FMCG
4 9 (56.25%) Patch Management
4 9 (56.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (43.75%) Internet
5 7 (43.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 6 (37.50%) Application Discovery
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 3 (18.75%) DHCP
8 3 (18.75%) ITIL
8 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
8 3 (18.75%) Service Management
8 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (18.75%) Fortinet
9 2 (12.50%) BitLocker
9 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
9 2 (12.50%) F5
9 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
9 2 (12.50%) Release 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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) LAN
1 13 (81.25%) WAN
2 12 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (43.75%) Internet
4 3 (18.75%) DHCP
5 2 (12.50%) MPLS
5 2 (12.50%) Wireless
5 2 (12.50%) WLAN
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (6.25%) DNS
6 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (68.75%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) VMware Engineer
2 10 (62.50%) Server Engineer
3 9 (56.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (56.25%) Project Engineer
3 9 (56.25%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (50.00%) Senior Server Engineer
5 7 (43.75%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 7 (43.75%) Security Engineer
5 7 (43.75%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (43.75%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (18.75%) Administrator
6 3 (18.75%) Server Administrator
6 3 (18.75%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (18.75%) VMWare Administrator
7 2 (12.50%) Architect
7 2 (12.50%) Junior
7 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
7 2 (12.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 2 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) FMCG
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
1 13 (81.25%) Windows Server
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Re-Platforming
2 9 (56.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (56.25%) Patch Management
3 7 (43.75%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 6 (37.50%) Application Discovery
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) Service Management
6 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
6 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 2 (12.50%) Release Management
7 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
7 1 (6.25%) Server Management
7 1 (6.25%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) CCNA
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) MCSA
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 2 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) BitLocker
4 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) vCenter Server
1 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco
3 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
3 3 (18.75%) Fortinet
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) F5
5 1 (6.25%) Avaya
5 1 (6.25%) EMC
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) SonicWALL
5 1 (6.25%) Sophos