Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 37 31
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 7 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.73% 2.11% 3.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.88% 23.08% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 6
Staffordshire median daily rate £388 £325 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -14.19% +16.54%
10th Percentile £340 £153 £240
90th Percentile £400 £325 £444
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £388 £350
% change year-on-year - +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate - £45.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +167.65% +17.24%
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.41 £45.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -65.77% +200.00% -30.23%

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 32 39 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 12.50% 9.15% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 27
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £325 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -10.96% +21.67%
10th Percentile £196 £108 £266
90th Percentile £410 £441 £453
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Staffordshire median hourly rate £29.60 £40.50 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.91% +181.25% +37.14%
10th Percentile £16.69 £21.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £46.43 £47.20 £18.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 - 5 £388 -
Stoke-on-Trent +2 1 £350 -
Firewall
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) VPN
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (71.43%) DHCP
2 5 (71.43%) Retail
2 5 (71.43%) Logistics
3 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (57.14%) FMCG
4 3 (42.86%) LAN
4 3 (42.86%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) Office 365
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (28.57%) Information Security
6 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (14.29%) VMware
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) SAN
6 1 (14.29%) CRM
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL
6 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (14.29%) Kaspersky
6 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (14.29%) Proofpoint

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 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DHCP
1 5 (71.43%) VPN
1 5 (71.43%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
General
1 5 (71.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Business IT Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) IT Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) IT Business Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) LAN/WAN Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Project Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Transformation Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Support
4 1 (14.29%) Security Administrator
4 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Logistics
2 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) F5
2 1 (14.29%) Kaspersky
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Proofpoint
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) WatchGuard