Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 46 57
Rank change year-on-year -16 +11 +22
Contract jobs citing Firewall 176 182 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.58% 3.89% 3.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.83% 24.27% 24.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 133 94
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £417 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.96% +11.07% +15.38%
10th Percentile £263 £259 £254
90th Percentile £549 £529 £540
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.75 £15.41 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.64% -18.92% +5.56%
10th Percentile £15.15 £12.93 £13.95
90th Percentile £29.43 £50.00 £26.05
England median hourly rate £37.50 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +57.89% +18.75% -10.86%

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 590 750 723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.99% 16.01% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 445 363
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £190 £158 £201
90th Percentile £538 £510 £540
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 33 28
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £30.31 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.26% +102.07% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.55 £10.00
90th Percentile £31.25 £44.95 £38.08
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +0.56%

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 22 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 January 2019. 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 +11 48 £360 +6.67% 29
Shropshire -52 36 £483 +4.89% 3
Coventry +9 24 £450 +9.09% 9
Warwickshire +5 20 £513 +17.82% 5
Staffordshire +6 17 £360 -1.37% 4
Solihull +9 13 £550 +46.67% 9
Dudley +2 4 £338 -3.57%
Wolverhampton +1 2 £450 - 1
Worcestershire -14 2 £375 +74.42% 9
Herefordshire - 1 - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 - 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 92 (52.27%) Cisco
2 84 (47.73%) WAN
3 70 (39.77%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (36.36%) CCNP
5 60 (34.09%) CheckPoint
6 56 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
7 55 (31.25%) Windows
8 51 (28.98%) Microsoft Azure
9 45 (25.57%) VPN
10 44 (25.00%) Wireless
11 42 (23.86%) F5
12 40 (22.73%) LAN
12 40 (22.73%) Fortinet
13 38 (21.59%) Problem-Solving
14 37 (21.02%) Security Cleared
14 37 (21.02%) Internet
15 36 (20.45%) ITIL
15 36 (20.45%) SC Cleared
16 35 (19.89%) VMware
17 33 (18.75%) CCNA
17 33 (18.75%) McAfee
18 30 (17.05%) WAN Optimisation
19 29 (16.48%) Oracle
20 28 (15.91%) Active Directory
20 28 (15.91%) VLAN
20 28 (15.91%) Cisco ASA
21 27 (15.34%) Windows Server
21 27 (15.34%) Data Centre
22 26 (14.77%) Blue Coat
23 25 (14.20%) Aruba

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 8 (4.55%) Confluence
1 8 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (3.98%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.84%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.14%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.57%) Apache
5 1 (0.57%) CMS
5 1 (0.57%) Drupal
5 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.57%) nginx
5 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.27%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 56 (31.82%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (28.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.98%) IaaS
3 7 (3.98%) Office 365
4 5 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.84%) PaaS
5 4 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.27%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.70%) SaaS
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.57%) GitHub
7 1 (0.57%) Linode
7 1 (0.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 84 (47.73%) WAN
2 45 (25.57%) VPN
3 44 (25.00%) Wireless
4 40 (22.73%) LAN
5 37 (21.02%) Internet
6 28 (15.91%) Cisco ASA
6 28 (15.91%) VLAN
7 24 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
8 23 (13.07%) MPLS
9 19 (10.80%) BGP
9 19 (10.80%) DNS
10 18 (10.23%) DHCP
11 17 (9.66%) Network Security
11 17 (9.66%) OSPF
12 16 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
13 11 (6.25%) TCP/IP
14 10 (5.68%) WLAN
15 9 (5.11%) HSRP
16 8 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
16 8 (4.55%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 10 (5.68%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.27%) SAP HANA
4 2 (1.14%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.57%) MySQL
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (5.11%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.55%) JIRA
2 8 (4.55%) Maven
2 8 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.57%) CircleCI
General
1 13 (7.39%) Retail
2 9 (5.11%) Finance
3 4 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.57%) Law
4 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 81 (46.02%) Network Engineer
2 26 (14.77%) Senior Network Engineer
3 14 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (6.82%) Architect
4 12 (6.82%) Cisco Engineer
4 12 (6.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 12 (6.82%) Server Engineer
4 12 (6.82%) VMware Engineer
5 11 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 10 (5.68%) Administrator
6 10 (5.68%) Project Engineer
6 10 (5.68%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 10 (5.68%) Support Engineer
6 10 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (5.11%) Analyst
7 9 (5.11%) Design Engineer
7 9 (5.11%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (5.11%) Implementation Engineer
7 9 (5.11%) Network Design Engineer
7 9 (5.11%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.11%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (4.55%) YAML
3 6 (3.41%) Web Services
4 4 (2.27%) JMS
4 4 (2.27%) JSON
5 2 (1.14%) Middleware
5 2 (1.14%) WAP
5 2 (1.14%) XML
6 1 (0.57%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.57%) LAMP
6 1 (0.57%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.57%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (15.34%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.95%) Hybrid Cloud
3 12 (6.82%) FMCG
4 11 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.84%) PKI
7 4 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (2.27%) EFT
7 4 (2.27%) User Experience
8 3 (1.70%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.70%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.70%) Replication
9 2 (1.14%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.14%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.57%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (31.25%) Windows
2 27 (15.34%) Windows Server
3 24 (13.64%) Linux
4 10 (5.68%) Unix
5 8 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.84%) Solaris
7 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.57%) MVS
9 1 (0.57%) OS/2
9 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (21.59%) Problem-Solving
2 36 (20.45%) ITIL
3 30 (17.05%) WAN Optimisation
4 21 (11.93%) ITIL V3
4 21 (11.93%) Network Load Balancing
5 20 (11.36%) Load Balancing
6 18 (10.23%) Network Design
7 14 (7.95%) Cybersecurity
7 14 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 14 (7.95%) Network Packet Analysis
8 13 (7.39%) SDLC
9 12 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (6.82%) Configuration Management
9 12 (6.82%) Data Protection
9 12 (6.82%) Re-Platforming
10 11 (6.25%) Deployment Automation
10 11 (6.25%) DevOps
10 11 (6.25%) Information Security
10 11 (6.25%) Patch Management
11 10 (5.68%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.39%) Perl
1 13 (7.39%) PowerShell
1 13 (7.39%) Python
2 10 (5.68%) Ruby
3 7 (3.98%) SQL
4 2 (1.14%) C
4 2 (1.14%) Java
5 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.57%) PHP
5 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (39.77%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (36.36%) CCNP
3 37 (21.02%) Security Cleared
4 36 (20.45%) SC Cleared
5 33 (18.75%) CCNA
6 11 (6.25%) CISSP
7 8 (4.55%) CCIE
8 6 (3.41%) Degree
8 6 (3.41%) SANS
9 5 (2.84%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (2.27%) CISA
10 4 (2.27%) CISM
10 4 (2.27%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.70%) CCDP
12 2 (1.14%) JNCIP
12 2 (1.14%) JNCIS
12 2 (1.14%) MCSA
12 2 (1.14%) MCSE
12 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (2.84%) GDPR
3 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.14%) SLA
4 1 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.57%) FISMA
4 1 (0.57%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (15.91%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.11%) Docker
4 6 (3.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.14%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.14%) vSphere
6 1 (0.57%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.57%) Snort
6 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.57%) XenApp
6 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (9.09%) FortiGate
2 9 (5.11%) Nagios
3 8 (4.55%) Ansible
3 8 (4.55%) Docker Swarm
3 8 (4.55%) Puppet
3 8 (4.55%) ZABBIX
4 4 (2.27%) WSUS
5 3 (1.70%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.70%) Nessus
5 3 (1.70%) SCCM
6 2 (1.14%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (1.14%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.14%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.57%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.57%) Kibana
7 1 (0.57%) logstash
7 1 (0.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.57%) QRadar
7 1 (0.57%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 92 (52.27%) Cisco
2 60 (34.09%) CheckPoint
3 42 (23.86%) F5
4 40 (22.73%) Fortinet
5 35 (19.89%) VMware
6 33 (18.75%) McAfee
7 29 (16.48%) Oracle
8 26 (14.77%) Blue Coat
9 25 (14.20%) Aruba
10 19 (10.80%) Microsoft
11 17 (9.66%) IBM
12 15 (8.52%) BMC
12 15 (8.52%) HP
13 11 (6.25%) Juniper
14 10 (5.68%) Nokia
15 8 (4.55%) Riverbed
16 7 (3.98%) Palo Alto
16 7 (3.98%) SolarWinds
17 6 (3.41%) Forcepoint
17 6 (3.41%) SonicWALL