Period
to 21 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 21 May 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 56 73
Rank change year-on-year +10 +17 -27
Contract jobs citing Firewall 190 135 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.88% 3.13% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.39% 23.68% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 78 78
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £254 £263 £170
90th Percentile £541 £540 £479
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.24 £12.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.92% -40.48% +40.00%
10th Percentile £12.38 £10.45 £15.45
90th Percentile £23.54 £24.75 £26.25
England median hourly rate £31.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +55.00% -10.11% -7.77%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 720 570 638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.69% 13.21% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 300 320
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £170 £175
90th Percentile £536 £541 £506
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 39 27
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.78 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.34% +14.29% -46.15%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.45 £10.73
90th Percentile £33.33 £72.50 £37.80
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the West Midlands

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in the West Midlands

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in the West Midlands

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in the West Midlands

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 May 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
Birmingham -5 59 £375 +3.45% 20
Shropshire -7 44 £500 +11.11% 4
Warwickshire +14 28 £488 -2.50% 3
Coventry 0 19 £375 -25.00% 12
Solihull +6 18 £430 -14.00% 4
Staffordshire -2 5 £375 -4.76% 3
Wolverhampton -1 2 £375 +25.00% 1
Dudley -2 2 £175 - 1
Worcestershire -12 2 £260 +15.56% 5
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 110 (57.89%) Cisco
2 83 (43.68%) WAN
3 71 (37.37%) VPN
4 70 (36.84%) CheckPoint
5 69 (36.32%) Microsoft Azure
6 66 (34.74%) Cisco Certification
6 66 (34.74%) Network Design
7 61 (32.11%) Amazon AWS
8 56 (29.47%) Oracle
9 54 (28.42%) CCNP
10 53 (27.89%) Fortinet
11 50 (26.32%) Wireless
11 50 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
12 48 (25.26%) Data Centre
13 47 (24.74%) Security Cleared
14 46 (24.21%) LAN
15 45 (23.68%) FortiGate
16 43 (22.63%) SC Cleared
16 43 (22.63%) Aruba
16 43 (22.63%) Windows
16 43 (22.63%) McAfee
17 42 (22.11%) WAN Optimisation
18 36 (18.95%) Nokia
19 35 (18.42%) SIEM
20 33 (17.37%) MPLS
20 33 (17.37%) Information Security
21 32 (16.84%) ITIL
21 32 (16.84%) CCNA
22 30 (15.79%) Juniper
23 29 (15.26%) Network Security

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (3.16%) Apache
2 5 (2.63%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.58%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.05%) GlassFish
4 2 (1.05%) IIS
4 2 (1.05%) JBoss
4 2 (1.05%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 69 (36.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (32.11%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.68%) Office 365
4 5 (2.63%) PaaS
5 3 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.58%) IaaS
6 2 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.05%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.05%) SaaS
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.53%) GitHub
7 1 (0.53%) Route 53
7 1 (0.53%) Serverless
7 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 83 (43.68%) WAN
2 71 (37.37%) VPN
3 50 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
3 50 (26.32%) Wireless
4 46 (24.21%) LAN
5 33 (17.37%) MPLS
6 29 (15.26%) Network Security
7 28 (14.74%) VLAN
8 19 (10.00%) SNMP
9 18 (9.47%) DNS
10 16 (8.42%) Junos
11 15 (7.89%) DHCP
12 14 (7.37%) Internet
13 13 (6.84%) SAN
14 9 (4.74%) BGP
14 9 (4.74%) VoIP
15 8 (4.21%) Intrusion Detection
15 8 (4.21%) SSL
16 7 (3.68%) Wi-Fi
17 6 (3.16%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.74%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.58%) MySQL
3 3 (1.58%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.05%) Couchbase
4 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Jenkins
1 4 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (1.58%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.05%) Bugzilla
3 2 (1.05%) JIRA
3 2 (1.05%) Maven
3 2 (1.05%) MSBuild
3 2 (1.05%) Subversion
4 1 (0.53%) Gradle
4 1 (0.53%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.53%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (6.84%) Finance
2 8 (4.21%) Retail
3 7 (3.68%) Automotive
3 7 (3.68%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.63%) Back Office
6 4 (2.11%) Legal
7 2 (1.05%) Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (45.79%) Network Engineer
2 40 (21.05%) Design Engineer
2 40 (21.05%) Network Design Engineer
3 36 (18.95%) Implementation Engineer
3 36 (18.95%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 31 (16.32%) Architect
4 31 (16.32%) Cisco Engineer
4 31 (16.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 28 (14.74%) Cloud Engineer
6 27 (14.21%) Firewall Engineer
7 24 (12.63%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 24 (12.63%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
8 22 (11.58%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 22 (11.58%) Security Architect
9 13 (6.84%) Security Engineer
10 12 (6.32%) Juniper Engineer
11 11 (5.79%) Support Engineer
12 10 (5.26%) Analyst
13 9 (4.74%) Security Manager
14 8 (4.21%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.26%) JSON
1 10 (5.26%) WAP
2 6 (3.16%) LAMP
3 4 (2.11%) LDAP
3 4 (2.11%) OAuth
3 4 (2.11%) OAuth2
4 3 (1.58%) Middleware
5 2 (1.05%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.05%) Ajax
5 2 (1.05%) CGI
5 2 (1.05%) Memcached
5 2 (1.05%) REST
5 2 (1.05%) SOAP
5 2 (1.05%) XML
6 1 (0.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (25.26%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.95%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.26%) PKI
4 8 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.21%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.11%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.58%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.05%) Clustering
8 2 (1.05%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.05%) FMCG
8 2 (1.05%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.05%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.05%) Wiki
9 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.53%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 43 (22.63%) Windows
2 19 (10.00%) Unix
3 18 (9.47%) Windows Server
4 12 (6.32%) Linux
5 9 (4.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.63%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.63%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.05%) CentOS
9 2 (1.05%) Debian
9 2 (1.05%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.05%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (34.74%) Network Design
2 42 (22.11%) WAN Optimisation
3 35 (18.42%) SIEM
4 33 (17.37%) Information Security
5 32 (16.84%) ITIL
6 25 (13.16%) Identity Management
7 23 (12.11%) Cybersecurity
7 23 (12.11%) Security Architecture
8 20 (10.53%) Data Loss Prevention
9 19 (10.00%) Data Protection
10 17 (8.95%) Load Balancing
10 17 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (7.89%) Information Governance
12 14 (7.37%) Service Delivery
13 13 (6.84%) Risk Management
13 13 (6.84%) Security Hardening
14 12 (6.32%) DevOps
14 12 (6.32%) SDLC
15 11 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
16 9 (4.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.26%) PowerShell
2 17 (8.95%) Python
3 16 (8.42%) Perl
4 5 (2.63%) SQL
5 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.05%) Java
5 2 (1.05%) PHP
5 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.53%) C
6 1 (0.53%) Go
6 1 (0.53%) Groovy
6 1 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 66 (34.74%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (28.42%) CCNP
3 47 (24.74%) Security Cleared
4 43 (22.63%) SC Cleared
5 32 (16.84%) CCNA
6 22 (11.58%) CISSP
7 15 (7.89%) Degree
8 14 (7.37%) CCIE
9 13 (6.84%) SANS
10 9 (4.74%) CCDP
11 7 (3.68%) CISM
12 6 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (2.63%) CEH
13 5 (2.63%) JNCIA
13 5 (2.63%) JNCIP
13 5 (2.63%) JNCIS
14 4 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (1.58%) MCSA
15 3 (1.58%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.16%) GDPR
2 4 (2.11%) SLA
3 3 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.53%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.53%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.53%) PMO
4 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.63%) vSphere
5 4 (2.11%) Samba
5 4 (2.11%) Squid
5 4 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.58%) Docker
7 2 (1.05%) iptables
7 2 (1.05%) KVM
7 2 (1.05%) NFS
7 2 (1.05%) Postfix
7 2 (1.05%) Varnish
7 2 (1.05%) Xen
7 2 (1.05%) XenApp
7 2 (1.05%) XenServer
8 1 (0.53%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.53%) vCloud
8 1 (0.53%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 45 (23.68%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.11%) Ansible
3 4 (2.11%) Nessus
3 4 (2.11%) Puppet
4 3 (1.58%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (1.58%) SCOM
5 2 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.05%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.05%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.05%) Nagios
5 2 (1.05%) Packer
5 2 (1.05%) SCCM
5 2 (1.05%) Terraform
5 2 (1.05%) WMI
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.53%) Consul
6 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.53%) Nmap
6 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 110 (57.89%) Cisco
2 70 (36.84%) CheckPoint
3 56 (29.47%) Oracle
4 53 (27.89%) Fortinet
5 43 (22.63%) Aruba
5 43 (22.63%) McAfee
6 36 (18.95%) Nokia
7 30 (15.79%) Juniper
8 25 (13.16%) HP
9 22 (11.58%) F5
10 19 (10.00%) VMware
11 16 (8.42%) Microsoft
12 7 (3.68%) Blue Coat
13 6 (3.16%) BMC
13 6 (3.16%) Capita
13 6 (3.16%) IBM
14 5 (2.63%) Citrix
14 5 (2.63%) NetApp
14 5 (2.63%) Radware
14 5 (2.63%) Sophos