Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 26 38
Rank change year-on-year -6 +12 -11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 11 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.04% 4.22% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.00% 37.04% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 3
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.10% +19.23% -21.21%
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £388 £366
% change year-on-year - +5.80% +7.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - £45.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.75 £13.45 £45.00
% change year-on-year +2.21% -70.11% +164.71%

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 50 27 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 18.38% 11.39% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 25
Staffordshire median daily rate £359 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +7.69% -16.93%
10th Percentile £188 £178 £101
90th Percentile £409 £396 £510
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Staffordshire median hourly rate - £24.60 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -39.26% +200.00%
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year -17.50% -13.98% +32.86%

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 October 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 16 October 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 -4 6 £360 -7.10% 1
Stafford -2 1 £388 -
Stoke-on-Trent -3 1 £325 -7.14% 4
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £315 - 1
Cannock - 1 £275 - 1
Firewall
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) LAN
1 7 (63.64%) WAN
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
1 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
2 6 (54.55%) Re-Platforming
2 6 (54.55%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) Retail
2 6 (54.55%) FMCG
3 5 (45.45%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco
4 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (27.27%) DHCP
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (27.27%) Internet
5 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (27.27%) Patch Management
6 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
6 2 (18.18%) Application Discovery
6 2 (18.18%) BitLocker
6 2 (18.18%) CCNP
6 2 (18.18%) CCNA
7 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
7 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
7 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
7 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
7 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing

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 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) LAN
1 7 (63.64%) WAN
2 5 (45.45%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (27.27%) DHCP
3 3 (27.27%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (9.09%) MPLS
4 1 (9.09%) VoIP
4 1 (9.09%) VPN
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (54.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Project Engineer
1 6 (54.55%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Senior VMware Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Server Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Senior Server Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) Security Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (18.18%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 2 (18.18%) VMWare Administrator
5 2 (18.18%) VMware Architect
5 2 (18.18%) Wintel Administrator
5 2 (18.18%) Wintel Architect
5 2 (18.18%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 2 (18.18%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) FMCG
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Re-Platforming
2 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) Patch Management
3 3 (27.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 2 (18.18%) Application Discovery
5 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
5 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
5 1 (9.09%) Release Management
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCNA
2 2 (18.18%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) BitLocker
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Avaya
4 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 1 (9.09%) F5
4 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
4 1 (9.09%) SonicWALL