Period
to 16 August 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 16 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 54 55
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 175 144 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.45% 3.34% 3.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.77% 23.38% 23.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 104 110
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +5.80% -3.04%
10th Percentile £253 £281 £242
90th Percentile £530 £488 £550
England median daily rate £435 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +7.94% +0.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £11.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.43% -48.89% +32.35%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.35 £13.38
90th Percentile £22.39 £13.45 £47.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £24.93 £25.00
% change year-on-year +40.39% -0.28% +5.26%

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 679 616 840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.40% 14.29% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 346 433
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £203 £181 £176
90th Percentile £550 £511 £535
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 45 46
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.34 £16.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.34% -25.58% +22.86%
10th Percentile £11.64 £10.50 £10.99
90th Percentile £30.80 £66.75 £39.13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 16 August 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 16 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
Birmingham -10 62 £355 -8.39% 19
Shropshire -21 30 £530 +24.71% 3
Solihull +10 24 £425 -15.00% 5
Warwickshire +7 18 £488 +50.00% 6
Coventry 0 16 £375 -11.76% 9
Staffordshire -7 9 £375 -3.23% 9
Dudley -2 3 £110 -61.74% 4
Wolverhampton -5 3 £375 +25.00% 1
Kingswinford - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 103 (58.86%) Cisco
2 62 (35.43%) Cisco Certification
3 59 (33.71%) WAN
4 56 (32.00%) VPN
5 54 (30.86%) Security Cleared
6 50 (28.57%) SC Cleared
7 48 (27.43%) Microsoft Azure
7 48 (27.43%) CCNP
8 46 (26.29%) CheckPoint
9 44 (25.14%) Wireless
10 42 (24.00%) Windows
11 38 (21.71%) Network Design
11 38 (21.71%) Cisco ASA
12 37 (21.14%) Juniper
13 36 (20.57%) Amazon AWS
13 36 (20.57%) Data Centre
14 35 (20.00%) LAN
15 34 (19.43%) Fortinet
16 30 (17.14%) Aruba
17 29 (16.57%) Oracle
18 28 (16.00%) CCNA
18 28 (16.00%) McAfee
18 28 (16.00%) WAN Optimisation
19 27 (15.43%) FortiGate
20 26 (14.86%) MPLS
21 23 (13.14%) Nokia
21 23 (13.14%) ITIL
22 22 (12.57%) Windows Server
23 21 (12.00%) F5
23 21 (12.00%) SIEM

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 (4.00%) Apache
2 3 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (1.71%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.14%) GlassFish
3 2 (1.14%) IIS
3 2 (1.14%) JBoss
3 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.57%) CMS
4 1 (0.57%) Drupal
4 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.57%) nginx
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.57%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 48 (27.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (20.57%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.86%) Office 365
4 4 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.29%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.29%) IaaS
5 3 (1.71%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.71%) PaaS
5 3 (1.71%) Serverless
5 3 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.14%) SaaS
6 2 (1.14%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.57%) Akamai
7 1 (0.57%) GitHub
7 1 (0.57%) Linode
7 1 (0.57%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 59 (33.71%) WAN
2 56 (32.00%) VPN
3 44 (25.14%) Wireless
4 38 (21.71%) Cisco ASA
5 35 (20.00%) LAN
6 26 (14.86%) MPLS
7 19 (10.86%) Network Security
8 18 (10.29%) DNS
8 18 (10.29%) Junos
9 17 (9.71%) DHCP
10 13 (7.43%) Internet
10 13 (7.43%) SAN
10 13 (7.43%) VLAN
11 12 (6.86%) BGP
11 12 (6.86%) SSL
12 11 (6.29%) VoIP
13 10 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (4.57%) Remote Desktop
15 7 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
15 7 (4.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (1.71%) MySQL
3 2 (1.14%) Couchbase
3 2 (1.14%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.14%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (2.29%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.71%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.14%) Bugzilla
4 2 (1.14%) JIRA
4 2 (1.14%) Maven
4 2 (1.14%) MSBuild
4 2 (1.14%) Subversion
5 1 (0.57%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.57%) Gradle
5 1 (0.57%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.57%) MSI
5 1 (0.57%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (4.00%) Retail
2 6 (3.43%) Finance
2 6 (3.43%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.29%) Automotive
3 4 (2.29%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.71%) Back Office
5 2 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 85 (48.57%) Network Engineer
2 25 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 25 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 23 (13.14%) Design Engineer
3 23 (13.14%) Network Design Engineer
3 23 (13.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 20 (11.43%) Implementation Engineer
4 20 (11.43%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 17 (9.71%) Analyst
5 17 (9.71%) Cloud Engineer
6 15 (8.57%) Firewall Engineer
7 14 (8.00%) Architect
7 14 (8.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 14 (8.00%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
8 12 (6.86%) Juniper Engineer
9 11 (6.29%) Senior Network Engineer
10 10 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (4.57%) Azure Engineer
11 8 (4.57%) NOC Engineer
11 8 (4.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.29%) JSON
2 9 (5.14%) WAP
3 7 (4.00%) LAMP
4 4 (2.29%) LDAP
5 3 (1.71%) Middleware
5 3 (1.71%) Web Services
6 2 (1.14%) Ajax
6 2 (1.14%) CGI
6 2 (1.14%) Memcached
6 2 (1.14%) REST
6 2 (1.14%) SOAP
6 2 (1.14%) XML
7 1 (0.57%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.57%) OAuth
7 1 (0.57%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 36 (20.57%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.29%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (4.57%) PKI
5 3 (1.71%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.71%) FMCG
5 3 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.71%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.14%) Clustering
6 2 (1.14%) NHS
6 2 (1.14%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.14%) Wiki
7 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (24.00%) Windows
2 22 (12.57%) Windows Server
3 20 (11.43%) Linux
4 18 (10.29%) Unix
5 9 (5.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.00%) Windows 10
7 7 (4.00%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.71%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.14%) CentOS
10 2 (1.14%) Debian
10 2 (1.14%) MVS
10 2 (1.14%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (21.71%) Network Design
2 28 (16.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 23 (13.14%) ITIL
4 21 (12.00%) SIEM
5 19 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (9.71%) Load Balancing
7 13 (7.43%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (6.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (5.71%) Incident Management
9 10 (5.71%) Service Delivery
10 9 (5.14%) Identity Management
10 9 (5.14%) Information Security
10 9 (5.14%) Network Management
11 7 (4.00%) Data Loss Prevention
11 7 (4.00%) Data Protection
11 7 (4.00%) ITSM
11 7 (4.00%) Risk Management
11 7 (4.00%) Security Architecture
11 7 (4.00%) Service Management
12 6 (3.43%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (4.57%) Perl
2 8 (4.57%) Python
3 5 (2.86%) SQL
4 3 (1.71%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.71%) PHP
4 3 (1.71%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.14%) C
5 2 (1.14%) Java
6 1 (0.57%) Groovy
6 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (35.43%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (30.86%) Security Cleared
3 50 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 48 (27.43%) CCNP
5 28 (16.00%) CCNA
6 16 (9.14%) CCIE
7 12 (6.86%) CISSP
8 9 (5.14%) CCDP
9 7 (4.00%) JNCIA
9 7 (4.00%) JNCIP
9 7 (4.00%) JNCIS
9 7 (4.00%) SANS
10 5 (2.86%) Degree
10 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (2.29%) CISM
11 4 (2.29%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.29%) MCSA
12 3 (1.71%) Check Point Certification
12 3 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.71%) GDPR
2 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.14%) SLA
3 1 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.57%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (6.86%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.57%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.86%) vSphere
5 4 (2.29%) Samba
5 4 (2.29%) Squid
6 2 (1.14%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.14%) Docker
6 2 (1.14%) iptables
6 2 (1.14%) NFS
6 2 (1.14%) Postfix
6 2 (1.14%) Varnish
6 2 (1.14%) vCloud
6 2 (1.14%) Xen
6 2 (1.14%) XenApp
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.57%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 27 (15.43%) FortiGate
2 8 (4.57%) Nessus
3 5 (2.86%) SCOM
4 4 (2.29%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (2.29%) SCCM
5 2 (1.14%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.14%) Nagios
5 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.14%) Puppet
5 2 (1.14%) WMI
6 1 (0.57%) Ansible
6 1 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.57%) Consul
6 1 (0.57%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.57%) Nmap
6 1 (0.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 103 (58.86%) Cisco
2 46 (26.29%) CheckPoint
3 37 (21.14%) Juniper
4 34 (19.43%) Fortinet
5 30 (17.14%) Aruba
6 29 (16.57%) Oracle
7 28 (16.00%) McAfee
8 23 (13.14%) Nokia
9 21 (12.00%) F5
9 21 (12.00%) VMware
10 20 (11.43%) HP
11 16 (9.14%) Microsoft
12 6 (3.43%) Blue Coat
12 6 (3.43%) IBM
12 6 (3.43%) NetApp
12 6 (3.43%) Palo Alto
12 6 (3.43%) Red Hat
12 6 (3.43%) Splunk
13 5 (2.86%) ArcSight
13 5 (2.86%) Radware