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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 49 28
Rank change year-on-year -2 -21  
Contract jobs citing Firewall 67 103 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.30% 3.42% 4.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.68% 25.69% 33.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 59 74
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £252 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Median hourly rate £11.50 - £17.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 - £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 - £28.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.85 £35.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year -9.64% +48.42%  

Firewall is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 309 401 362
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.24% 13.33% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 215 211
Median daily rate £400 £358 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% +5.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 35
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% +26.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £9.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £37.50 £28.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Firewall as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 26 £400 +21.21% 11
Shropshire +9 11 £450 +21.21% 4
Staffordshire +4 7 £375 +15.38% 5
Worcestershire +9 6 £198 -47.68% 5
Solihull +12 3 - - 1
Warwickshire 0 3 £381 -7.23% 1
Wolverhampton - 3 £300 - 1
Dudley - 1 - - 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 68 (51.13%) Cisco
2 45 (33.83%) WAN
3 43 (32.33%) LAN
4 37 (27.82%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (25.56%) Wireless
6 32 (24.06%) Windows
7 31 (23.31%) CCNP
7 31 (23.31%) VPN
8 30 (22.56%) CheckPoint
9 28 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (19.55%) Security Cleared
11 25 (18.80%) DNS
12 24 (18.05%) Active Directory
13 23 (17.29%) SC Cleared
14 22 (16.54%) Network Design
14 22 (16.54%) Juniper
15 20 (15.04%) VMware
15 20 (15.04%) Network Security
15 20 (15.04%) Fortinet
15 20 (15.04%) Data Centre
16 19 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
16 19 (14.29%) Finance
16 19 (14.29%) CCNA
16 19 (14.29%) ITIL
17 17 (12.78%) F5
18 16 (12.03%) Microsoft
18 16 (12.03%) Migration
19 15 (11.28%) Unix
19 15 (11.28%) OSPF
20 13 (9.77%) BGP

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 11 (8.27%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.26%) IIS
4 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (3.76%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.52%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.01%) Office 365
4 2 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.50%) IaaS
5 1 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.75%) PaaS
5 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (33.83%) WAN
2 43 (32.33%) LAN
3 34 (25.56%) Wireless
4 31 (23.31%) VPN
5 28 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
6 25 (18.80%) DNS
7 20 (15.04%) Network Security
8 19 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (11.28%) OSPF
10 13 (9.77%) BGP
11 12 (9.02%) DHCP
11 12 (9.02%) TCP/IP
12 9 (6.77%) VoIP
12 9 (6.77%) WLAN
13 8 (6.02%) VLAN
14 7 (5.26%) Cisco Wireless
14 7 (5.26%) EIGRP
14 7 (5.26%) Internet
15 6 (4.51%) SSL
15 6 (4.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.26%) XMLSpy
2 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.75%) MSI
General
1 19 (14.29%) Finance
2 11 (8.27%) Retail
3 3 (2.26%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.50%) Automotive
4 2 (1.50%) Electronics
5 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.75%) Marketing
5 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (35.34%) Network Engineer
2 18 (13.53%) Analyst
2 18 (13.53%) Architect
3 15 (11.28%) Cisco Engineer
3 15 (11.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 15 (11.28%) Consultant
4 10 (7.52%) Security Analyst
5 9 (6.77%) Network Architect
6 7 (5.26%) Implementation Engineer
6 7 (5.26%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 6 (4.51%) Design Engineer
7 6 (4.51%) Network Design Engineer
7 6 (4.51%) Security Architect
8 5 (3.76%) Administrator
8 5 (3.76%) Network Consultant
8 5 (3.76%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.76%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.01%) Network Analyst
9 4 (3.01%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.01%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.26%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.76%) CSS
3 4 (3.01%) Middleware
4 3 (2.26%) Web Services
4 3 (2.26%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.04%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.51%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.01%) FMCG
5 4 (3.01%) PKI
6 1 (0.75%) CESG
6 1 (0.75%) Clustering
6 1 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.75%) iPad
6 1 (0.75%) IVR
6 1 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.75%) Replication
6 1 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (24.06%) Windows
2 15 (11.28%) Unix
3 12 (9.02%) Windows Server
4 10 (7.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (6.02%) Linux
6 6 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.26%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.75%) MVS
8 1 (0.75%) Solaris
8 1 (0.75%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.54%) Network Design
2 19 (14.29%) ITIL
3 16 (12.03%) Migration
4 11 (8.27%) Load Balancing
5 10 (7.52%) Information Security
5 10 (7.52%) SIEM
6 8 (6.02%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (6.02%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (4.51%) Scrum
8 6 (4.51%) Security Management
8 6 (4.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 5 (3.76%) Change Management
9 5 (3.76%) Hardware Maintenance
9 5 (3.76%) Identity Access Management
9 5 (3.76%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 5 (3.76%) Presales
9 5 (3.76%) Service Design
9 5 (3.76%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.50%) C
2 2 (1.50%) Java
2 2 (1.50%) Python
3 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.75%) C#
3 1 (0.75%) C++
3 1 (0.75%) Perl
3 1 (0.75%) PHP
3 1 (0.75%) Ruby
3 1 (0.75%) SQL
3 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (27.82%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (23.31%) CCNP
3 26 (19.55%) Security Cleared
4 23 (17.29%) SC Cleared
5 19 (14.29%) CCNA
6 8 (6.02%) CCIE
7 7 (5.26%) Degree
8 5 (3.76%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (3.01%) CCDP
9 4 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (3.01%) PMI Certification
9 4 (3.01%) PMP
10 3 (2.26%) CCDA
10 3 (2.26%) CISM
10 3 (2.26%) CISSP
11 2 (1.50%) CCSA
11 2 (1.50%) CISA
11 2 (1.50%) GCIH
12 1 (0.75%) CEH
12 1 (0.75%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.26%) QA
2 5 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.26%) GDPR
3 3 (2.26%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.26%) SLA
4 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.50%) PMO
5 1 (0.75%) COBIT
System Software
1 24 (18.05%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.01%) Hyper-V
2 4 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.50%) Docker
3 2 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.75%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.75%) vSphere
4 1 (0.75%) XenApp
4 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.76%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.01%) Nexpose
3 2 (1.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.50%) SCOM
4 1 (0.75%) Ansible
4 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.75%) Kibana
4 1 (0.75%) logstash
4 1 (0.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.75%) Puppet
4 1 (0.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 68 (51.13%) Cisco
2 30 (22.56%) CheckPoint
3 22 (16.54%) Juniper
4 20 (15.04%) Fortinet
4 20 (15.04%) VMware
5 17 (12.78%) F5
6 16 (12.03%) Microsoft
7 12 (9.02%) Aruba
8 10 (7.52%) Oracle
9 9 (6.77%) Blue Coat
9 9 (6.77%) McAfee
10 8 (6.02%) Citrix
11 7 (5.26%) Riverbed
11 7 (5.26%) SolarWinds
12 6 (4.51%) Palo Alto
13 4 (3.01%) HP
13 4 (3.01%) IBM
13 4 (3.01%) LogRhythm
13 4 (3.01%) WatchGuard
14 3 (2.26%) Sourcefire
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
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