Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 19 31
Rank change year-on-year -6 +12 -5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 10 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.60% 6.11% 2.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.61% 53.85% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 5
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +19.23% -23.53%
10th Percentile £355 £302 £196
90th Percentile £414 £419 £388
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year +3.23% +4.73% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate £15.48 - £45.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £11.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +30.43% -48.89% +32.35%

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 51 26 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 18.35% 11.35% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 19 30
Staffordshire median daily rate £325 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.96% +12.31% -16.93%
10th Percentile £188 £261 £102
90th Percentile £413 £419 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £373
% change year-on-year +3.23% +4.03% +6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Staffordshire median hourly rate £25.24 £14.20 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.75% -68.44% +264.37%
10th Percentile £17.43 £14.10 £36.90
90th Percentile £33.05 £32.86 £47.30
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.34 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +8.34% -25.58% +24.64%

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 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 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 +1 5 £375 -4.76% 1
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £315 - 1
Stafford -6 1 £388 -
Firewall
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) DHCP
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Retail
2 4 (40.00%) FMCG
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) Re-Platforming
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (20.00%) BitLocker
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) JSON
5 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (10.00%) IaaS
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (10.00%) Network Design

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) IaaS
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DHCP
2 3 (30.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Firepower
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (40.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Project Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Junior Architect
3 2 (20.00%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Senior VMware Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) VMWare Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) WAN Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Wintel Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Wintel Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) FMCG
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (10.00%) Logistics
2 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma Black Belt
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) BitLocker
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Avaya
2 1 (10.00%) Juniper