Period
to 19 October 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 19 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 52 56
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 +13
Contract jobs citing Firewall 196 158 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.86% 3.41% 3.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.43% 21.97% 23.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 128 109
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +6.90% +6.62%
10th Percentile £227 £258 £256
90th Percentile £523 £450 £542
England median daily rate £430 £410 £409
% change year-on-year +4.88% +0.24% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.75 £13.95 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% -68.99% +164.71%
10th Percentile £10.38 £12.86 £18.90
90th Percentile £23.40 £17.30 £47.30
England median hourly rate £37.55 £25.00 £27.55
% change year-on-year +50.20% -9.26% +27.99%

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 666 719 864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.10% 15.53% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 426 460
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £160 £181
90th Percentile £530 £500 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 49 36
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £24.98 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.95% +7.44% +32.86%
10th Percentile £11.33 £12.30 £11.76
90th Percentile £28.10 £62.25 £39.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 19 October 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 19 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
Birmingham +6 65 £360 -5.57% 24
Shropshire -32 32 £483 +13.53% 11
Coventry +10 26 £438 -5.41% 12
Solihull +11 21 £438 +25.00% 9
Warwickshire +11 15 £513 +57.69% 8
Staffordshire -5 12 £360 -7.10% 14
Dudley 0 6 £225 -35.71% 2
Wolverhampton -7 3 £450 +50.00% 6
West Bromwich -1 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 112 (57.14%) Cisco
2 81 (41.33%) Cisco Certification
3 69 (35.20%) CCNP
3 69 (35.20%) WAN
4 56 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 54 (27.55%) Security Cleared
6 53 (27.04%) Microsoft Azure
7 50 (25.51%) SC Cleared
8 49 (25.00%) Windows
9 48 (24.49%) Wireless
10 45 (22.96%) VPN
11 40 (20.41%) LAN
12 39 (19.90%) Fortinet
13 38 (19.39%) Amazon AWS
14 36 (18.37%) ITIL
15 35 (17.86%) F5
16 34 (17.35%) CCNA
17 31 (15.82%) McAfee
17 31 (15.82%) Cisco ASA
17 31 (15.82%) Problem-Solving
18 30 (15.31%) MPLS
19 29 (14.80%) VMware
20 28 (14.29%) Internet
20 28 (14.29%) Windows Server
21 27 (13.78%) WAN Optimisation
21 27 (13.78%) Aruba
21 27 (13.78%) Juniper
22 25 (12.76%) Linux
23 24 (12.24%) DHCP
23 24 (12.24%) Data Centre

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 7 (3.57%) Apache
2 6 (3.06%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.02%) CMS
4 2 (1.02%) Drupal
4 2 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.02%) nginx
4 2 (1.02%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.02%) WordPress
5 1 (0.51%) Confluence
5 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.51%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.51%) IIS
5 1 (0.51%) JBoss
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.51%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.04%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 53 (27.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (19.39%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.55%) IaaS
3 5 (2.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (2.04%) Office 365
4 4 (2.04%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (1.53%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.53%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.53%) PaaS
5 3 (1.53%) Serverless
6 2 (1.02%) GitHub
6 2 (1.02%) Linode
7 1 (0.51%) Akamai
7 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (35.20%) WAN
2 48 (24.49%) Wireless
3 45 (22.96%) VPN
4 40 (20.41%) LAN
5 31 (15.82%) Cisco ASA
6 30 (15.31%) MPLS
7 28 (14.29%) Internet
8 24 (12.24%) DHCP
9 23 (11.73%) DNS
10 21 (10.71%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (10.20%) Network Security
12 17 (8.67%) BGP
13 15 (7.65%) Intrusion Detection
14 14 (7.14%) VLAN
15 12 (6.12%) Junos
15 12 (6.12%) OSPF
15 12 (6.12%) VoIP
16 11 (5.61%) SAN
16 11 (5.61%) SSL
16 11 (5.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.04%) SAP HANA
3 3 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.53%) MySQL
3 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.51%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (2.55%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.02%) CircleCI
4 2 (1.02%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.02%) JIRA
4 2 (1.02%) Maven
5 1 (0.51%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.51%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.51%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.51%) MSI
5 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 8 (4.08%) Finance
1 8 (4.08%) Retail
2 7 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.04%) Automotive
3 4 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 96 (48.98%) Network Engineer
2 23 (11.73%) Senior Network Engineer
3 20 (10.20%) Analyst
4 18 (9.18%) Cisco Engineer
4 18 (9.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 16 (8.16%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 14 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (6.12%) Architect
8 11 (5.61%) Azure Engineer
9 10 (5.10%) Design Engineer
9 10 (5.10%) Implementation Engineer
9 10 (5.10%) Network Design Engineer
9 10 (5.10%) Network Implementation Engineer
10 9 (4.59%) Administrator
10 9 (4.59%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (4.59%) NOC Engineer
10 9 (4.59%) Support Engineer
11 8 (4.08%) Consultant
12 7 (3.57%) Security Analyst
12 7 (3.57%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.10%) JSON
2 7 (3.57%) LAMP
2 7 (3.57%) Web Services
3 4 (2.04%) JMS
4 3 (1.53%) LDAP
5 2 (1.02%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (1.02%) Middleware
5 2 (1.02%) WAP
6 1 (0.51%) Ajax
6 1 (0.51%) CGI
6 1 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.51%) MAPI
6 1 (0.51%) Memcached
6 1 (0.51%) REST
6 1 (0.51%) SOAP
6 1 (0.51%) XML
6 1 (0.51%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.24%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.61%) Management Information System
3 11 (5.61%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.57%) PKI
5 6 (3.06%) FMCG
6 5 (2.55%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.04%) EFT
8 3 (1.53%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.02%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.02%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.02%) Replication
10 1 (0.51%) Clustering
10 1 (0.51%) NHS
10 1 (0.51%) User Experience
10 1 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 49 (25.00%) Windows
2 28 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 25 (12.76%) Linux
4 17 (8.67%) Unix
5 9 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (3.57%) Windows 10
8 6 (3.06%) Windows 7
8 6 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.02%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.02%) MVS
10 2 (1.02%) Solaris
11 1 (0.51%) CentOS
11 1 (0.51%) Debian
11 1 (0.51%) OS/2
11 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.37%) ITIL
2 31 (15.82%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (13.78%) WAN Optimisation
4 22 (11.22%) Network Design
5 20 (10.20%) Load Balancing
6 18 (9.18%) Network Load Balancing
6 18 (9.18%) SIEM
7 16 (8.16%) ITIL V3
8 15 (7.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 14 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (7.14%) Network Packet Analysis
10 13 (6.63%) Network Management
11 9 (4.59%) Service Management
12 8 (4.08%) Coaching
13 7 (3.57%) Change Management
13 7 (3.57%) Data Protection
13 7 (3.57%) Information Security
13 7 (3.57%) ITSM
13 7 (3.57%) Security Management
13 7 (3.57%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.71%) PowerShell
2 7 (3.57%) Perl
2 7 (3.57%) Python
3 6 (3.06%) SQL
4 3 (1.53%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.53%) PHP
4 3 (1.53%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.02%) C
6 1 (0.51%) Java
6 1 (0.51%) Ruby
6 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 81 (41.33%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (35.20%) CCNP
3 54 (27.55%) Security Cleared
4 50 (25.51%) SC Cleared
5 34 (17.35%) CCNA
6 17 (8.67%) CCIE
7 12 (6.12%) CISSP
8 6 (3.06%) Check Point Certification
8 6 (3.06%) SANS
9 5 (2.55%) CCDP
9 5 (2.55%) CISA
9 5 (2.55%) Degree
9 5 (2.55%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.04%) CISM
10 4 (2.04%) JNCIA
10 4 (2.04%) JNCIP
10 4 (2.04%) JNCIS
10 4 (2.04%) MCSA
10 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.57%) GDPR
2 6 (3.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.02%) SLA
4 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.51%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (10.20%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.59%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.57%) vSphere
5 3 (1.53%) BitLocker
5 3 (1.53%) Docker
5 3 (1.53%) Samba
5 3 (1.53%) Squid
6 2 (1.02%) iptables
6 2 (1.02%) Postfix
6 2 (1.02%) vCloud
6 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.02%) XenApp
7 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.51%) NFS
7 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.51%) Varnish
7 1 (0.51%) Xen
7 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (10.20%) FortiGate
2 8 (4.08%) Nessus
3 5 (2.55%) SCCM
3 5 (2.55%) SCOM
4 4 (2.04%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.02%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.02%) Nagios
5 2 (1.02%) Puppet
5 2 (1.02%) WSUS
6 1 (0.51%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.51%) Ansible
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.51%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.51%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.51%) Nmap
6 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.51%) QRadar
6 1 (0.51%) WMI
6 1 (0.51%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 112 (57.14%) Cisco
2 56 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 39 (19.90%) Fortinet
4 35 (17.86%) F5
5 31 (15.82%) McAfee
6 29 (14.80%) VMware
7 27 (13.78%) Aruba
7 27 (13.78%) Juniper
8 20 (10.20%) HP
9 19 (9.69%) Microsoft
10 18 (9.18%) Blue Coat
10 18 (9.18%) IBM
10 18 (9.18%) Oracle
11 14 (7.14%) BMC
12 11 (5.61%) Nokia
13 9 (4.59%) Palo Alto
13 9 (4.59%) SolarWinds
14 6 (3.06%) Qualys
14 6 (3.06%) Red Hat
15 5 (2.55%) NetApp