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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 68 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing Firewall 40 47 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.47% 2.92% 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.60% 27.98% 19.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 24
Median daily rate £338 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £235 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £402 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.37 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+1.73% -16.00%
Firewall
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
215 168 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 13.26% 10.43% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 83 94
Median daily rate £338 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £441 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 24
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.13 £5.00 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £22.50 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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
Northamptonshire +2 13 £338 -3.57% 1
Nottinghamshire -27 11 £325 -18.75% 5
Derbyshire -1 10 £338 +22.72% 2
Leicestershire +3 4 £332 +26.28% 4
Lincolnshire -11 2 - -
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England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 35 (44.30%) Cisco
2 28 (35.44%) LAN
3 27 (34.18%) Windows
4 25 (31.65%) Active Directory
5 21 (26.58%) WAN
6 19 (24.05%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (18.99%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (17.72%) CheckPoint
8 14 (17.72%) CCNP
9 13 (16.46%) CCNA
9 13 (16.46%) Wireless
9 13 (16.46%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (13.92%) SolarWinds
10 11 (13.92%) SCCM
11 10 (12.66%) Network Security
11 10 (12.66%) Network Management
12 9 (11.39%) Finance
12 9 (11.39%) Windows Server
13 8 (10.13%) NX-OS
13 8 (10.13%) ITIL
13 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (10.13%) SAN
13 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (10.13%) Security Cleared
13 8 (10.13%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (8.86%) Banking
14 7 (8.86%) Intel Security
14 7 (8.86%) Unix
14 7 (8.86%) Windows XP

Firewall
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 6 (7.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (5.06%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.06%) Office 365
3 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.27%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (35.44%) LAN
2 21 (26.58%) WAN
3 15 (18.99%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (16.46%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (16.46%) Wireless
5 10 (12.66%) Network Security
6 8 (10.13%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (10.13%) NX-OS
6 8 (10.13%) SAN
7 7 (8.86%) DNS
8 6 (7.59%) SSL
9 5 (6.33%) Wireshark
10 4 (5.06%) VLAN
11 3 (3.80%) DHCP
11 3 (3.80%) TCP/IP
11 3 (3.80%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (2.53%) MPLS
12 2 (2.53%) OSPF
12 2 (2.53%) VoIP
12 2 (2.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.27%) JIRA
1 1 (1.27%) Maven
1 1 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (11.39%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Banking
3 6 (7.59%) Manufacturing
3 6 (7.59%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.80%) Retail
5 1 (1.27%) Advertising
5 1 (1.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (26.58%) Network Engineer
2 10 (12.66%) Analyst
3 9 (11.39%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (11.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (11.39%) Consultant
3 9 (11.39%) Support Engineer
4 7 (8.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (8.86%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (8.86%) Architect
4 7 (8.86%) IT Support
5 6 (7.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) IT Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Network Support
6 5 (6.33%) Security Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Administrator
7 4 (5.06%) Network Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) Principal Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) Security Architect
7 4 (5.06%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.27%) .NET
1 1 (1.27%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.27%) J2EE
1 1 (1.27%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.06%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.80%) Clustering
3 3 (3.80%) PKI
4 2 (2.53%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.27%) CESG
5 1 (1.27%) CMDB
5 1 (1.27%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.27%) FMCG
5 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.27%) NHS
5 1 (1.27%) Replication
5 1 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (34.18%) Windows
2 9 (11.39%) Windows Server
3 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (8.86%) Unix
4 7 (8.86%) Windows XP
5 5 (6.33%) Linux
6 3 (3.80%) AIX
6 3 (3.80%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (3.80%) SUSE
7 2 (2.53%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.27%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.66%) Network Management
2 8 (10.13%) ITIL
3 6 (7.59%) Configuration Management
3 6 (7.59%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (7.59%) SIEM
4 5 (6.33%) Migration
5 4 (5.06%) Network Optimisation
5 4 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (5.06%) Security Architecture
6 3 (3.80%) Change Control
6 3 (3.80%) DevOps
6 3 (3.80%) High Availability
6 3 (3.80%) Information Assurance
6 3 (3.80%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.80%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (3.80%) Network Design
6 3 (3.80%) OWASP
6 3 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.53%) Information Security
7 2 (2.53%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.80%) Shell Script
1 3 (3.80%) SQL
2 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.27%) C
2 1 (1.27%) Groovy
2 1 (1.27%) Java
2 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (24.05%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (17.72%) CCNP
3 13 (16.46%) CCNA
4 8 (10.13%) Security Cleared
5 6 (7.59%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.80%) CISSP
7 2 (2.53%) CCDP
7 2 (2.53%) CCSE
7 2 (2.53%) CISMP
7 2 (2.53%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.27%) CCIE
8 1 (1.27%) CCSA
8 1 (1.27%) CISM
8 1 (1.27%) Degree
8 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.27%) MCSE
8 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (31.65%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.06%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.27%) Docker
3 1 (1.27%) Firmware
3 1 (1.27%) pfSense
3 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (13.92%) SCCM
2 4 (5.06%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (5.06%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (3.80%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.53%) SCOM
5 1 (1.27%) Ansible
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.27%) EnCase
5 1 (1.27%) FTK
5 1 (1.27%) Nessus
5 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.27%) Packer
5 1 (1.27%) Puppet
5 1 (1.27%) QRadar
5 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (44.30%) Cisco
2 14 (17.72%) CheckPoint
3 11 (13.92%) SolarWinds
4 7 (8.86%) Intel Security
4 7 (8.86%) Juniper
4 7 (8.86%) Palo Alto
5 6 (7.59%) Microsoft
6 5 (6.33%) Blue Coat
6 5 (6.33%) Meraki
7 4 (5.06%) Fortinet
7 4 (5.06%) HP
7 4 (5.06%) Lumension
7 4 (5.06%) Oracle
7 4 (5.06%) VMware
8 3 (3.80%) Citrix
8 3 (3.80%) Software AG
8 3 (3.80%) Terracotta
8 3 (3.80%) webMethods
9 2 (2.53%) arcserve
9 2 (2.53%) Qualys