The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 54 53 54
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Firewall 46 49 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.92% 3.12% 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.00% 26.63% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 18
Median daily rate £350 £309 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.36% -10.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £219 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £597 £418 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +52.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £22.01 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+29.47% +10.06%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
200 184 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.67% 11.70% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 105 86
Median daily rate £425 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £425 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 28
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +29.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in the East 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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Derbyshire +5 13 £325 -5.79%
Nottinghamshire -13 10 £585 +80.00% 4
Leicestershire +9 8 £358 +36.19% 3
Lincolnshire -1 7 £900 +326.03%
Northamptonshire 0 6 £338 -3.57% 3
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England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 40 (48.19%) Cisco
2 33 (39.76%) LAN
2 33 (39.76%) Windows
3 30 (36.14%) WAN
3 30 (36.14%) Active Directory
4 20 (24.10%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (20.48%) Wireless
6 15 (18.07%) CheckPoint
7 14 (16.87%) Windows Server
8 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (14.46%) CCNP
8 12 (14.46%) CCNA
8 12 (14.46%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (13.25%) VLAN
9 11 (13.25%) ITIL
10 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
10 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (10.84%) DNS
11 9 (10.84%) Windows XP
11 9 (10.84%) MS Exchange
11 9 (10.84%) Telecoms
11 9 (10.84%) VMware
11 9 (10.84%) Network Management
12 8 (9.64%) High Availability
12 8 (9.64%) SCCM
12 8 (9.64%) Network Security
12 8 (9.64%) Finance
12 8 (9.64%) Blackberry
12 8 (9.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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Top Related IT Skills in the East 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 9 (10.84%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.61%) Office 365
4 1 (1.20%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (39.76%) LAN
2 30 (36.14%) WAN
3 17 (20.48%) Wireless
4 12 (14.46%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (13.25%) VLAN
6 9 (10.84%) DNS
7 8 (9.64%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (9.64%) Network Security
7 8 (9.64%) TCP/IP
8 7 (8.43%) SAN
9 6 (7.23%) DHCP
10 5 (6.02%) SSL
10 5 (6.02%) VPN
11 4 (4.82%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (4.82%) NX-OS
11 4 (4.82%) OSPF
11 4 (4.82%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (3.61%) Internet
12 3 (3.61%) MPLS
12 3 (3.61%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) DB2
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.20%) Maven
General
1 9 (10.84%) Telecoms
2 8 (9.64%) Finance
3 6 (7.23%) Manufacturing
4 5 (6.02%) Banking
5 4 (4.82%) Retail
6 1 (1.20%) Advertising
6 1 (1.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (27.71%) Network Engineer
2 11 (13.25%) Analyst
3 10 (12.05%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (10.84%) Architect
4 9 (10.84%) Consultant
4 9 (10.84%) Support Engineer
5 8 (9.64%) Cisco Engineer
5 8 (9.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 8 (9.64%) IT Support
6 7 (8.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Support
7 6 (7.23%) Network Support
8 5 (6.02%) IT Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Security Architect
9 4 (4.82%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 4 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.82%) Desktop Support
9 4 (4.82%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) .NET
1 1 (1.20%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.20%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) Blackberry
2 7 (8.43%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.61%) PKI
5 2 (2.41%) FMCG
5 2 (2.41%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.41%) iPad
5 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.41%) Replication
6 1 (1.20%) CESG
6 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.20%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 33 (39.76%) Windows
2 14 (16.87%) Windows Server
3 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (10.84%) Windows XP
6 8 (9.64%) Linux
7 5 (6.02%) Unix
8 4 (4.82%) AIX
8 4 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.82%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.25%) ITIL
2 9 (10.84%) Network Management
3 8 (9.64%) High Availability
4 7 (8.43%) Migration
5 5 (6.02%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (6.02%) Risk Management
6 4 (4.82%) Logistics
6 4 (4.82%) Mentoring
6 4 (4.82%) Network Design
6 4 (4.82%) Network Optimisation
6 4 (4.82%) Server Building
6 4 (4.82%) SIEM
7 3 (3.61%) Change Control
7 3 (3.61%) DevOps
7 3 (3.61%) Information Assurance
7 3 (3.61%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (3.61%) OWASP
7 3 (3.61%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (3.61%) Security Architecture
7 3 (3.61%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.82%) SQL
2 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.20%) Groovy
2 1 (1.20%) Java
2 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (24.10%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (14.46%) CCNA
2 12 (14.46%) CCNP
3 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
4 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (6.02%) MCSE
5 5 (6.02%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.61%) CCSE
6 3 (3.61%) CISSP
6 3 (3.61%) MCSA
7 2 (2.41%) CCIE
7 2 (2.41%) CCSA
7 2 (2.41%) CISMP
7 2 (2.41%) ISSAP
7 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.20%) CCDP
8 1 (1.20%) CISM
8 1 (1.20%) Degree
8 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (36.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.23%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.20%) Docker
4 1 (1.20%) Firmware
4 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.20%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) SCCM
2 3 (3.61%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.61%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.41%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.20%) Ansible
4 1 (1.20%) Nessus
4 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.20%) Packer
4 1 (1.20%) Puppet
4 1 (1.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 40 (48.19%) Cisco
2 15 (18.07%) CheckPoint
3 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
4 9 (10.84%) VMware
5 8 (9.64%) Dell
6 7 (8.43%) HP
6 7 (8.43%) Juniper
6 7 (8.43%) SolarWinds
7 6 (7.23%) Blue Coat
7 6 (7.23%) Citrix
7 6 (7.23%) Oracle
8 5 (6.02%) F5
8 5 (6.02%) Intel Security
8 5 (6.02%) Palo Alto
9 4 (4.82%) Fortinet
10 3 (3.61%) Lumension
10 3 (3.61%) Meraki
10 3 (3.61%) Nimble Storage
11 2 (2.41%) arcserve
11 2 (2.41%) Sophos