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 3 months to 23 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
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 21 14
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 8 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 6.72% 2.27% 7.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 61.54% 19.05% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 7
Median daily rate £381 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.30% -23.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £325 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 13 21 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 10.92% 11.93% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 20
Median daily rate £381 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.30% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £137 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £493 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £24.60 £36.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.66% +166.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £36.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.00 £17.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tamworth - 4 £388 -
Lichfield - 1 - -
Stafford - 1 - -
Firewall
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 7 (70.00%) DHCP
1 7 (70.00%) VPN
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Retail
2 5 (50.00%) FMCG
3 4 (40.00%) Logistics
3 4 (40.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) WAN
4 3 (30.00%) LAN
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (30.00%) CCNA
4 3 (30.00%) OSPF
4 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (30.00%) F5
4 3 (30.00%) SIEM
4 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (30.00%) Software Asset Management
4 3 (30.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 3 (30.00%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (30.00%) Service Design
4 3 (30.00%) GDPR
5 2 (20.00%) PMO
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (20.00%) Nexpose
5 2 (20.00%) LogRhythm
5 2 (20.00%) Office 365
5 2 (20.00%) Proofpoint
5 2 (20.00%) NetScaler

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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) DHCP
1 7 (70.00%) VPN
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) OSPF
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (20.00%) Internet
4 2 (20.00%) IPsec
4 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (20.00%) Network Security
4 2 (20.00%) SAN
4 2 (20.00%) VoIP
4 2 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) DMVPN
5 1 (10.00%) HSRP
5 1 (10.00%) Modbus
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Business IT Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) IT Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Active Directory Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) IT Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) LAN/WAN Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Network Security Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Security Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Security Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Telephony Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Telephony Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) FMCG
2 1 (10.00%) CESG
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Logistics
2 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (30.00%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (30.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 3 (30.00%) Service Design
2 3 (30.00%) SIEM
2 3 (30.00%) Software Asset Management
3 2 (20.00%) Information Security
3 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Business Development
4 1 (10.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) C++
1 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CCNA
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) CCDP
3 1 (10.00%) JNCIA
3 1 (10.00%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) GDPR
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (20.00%) PMO
3 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) LogRhythm
3 2 (20.00%) Proofpoint
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) WatchGuard
4 1 (10.00%) Avaya
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper