The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 50 46 64
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +18
Contract jobs citing Firewall 86 119 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.40% 4.04% 3.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.16% 21.14% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 72 46
Median daily rate £350 £314 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.55% -1.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £463 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 11
Median hourly rate £40.00 £23.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.21% +9.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.36 £22.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £83.50 £35.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.75 £22.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+43.95% +22.97%
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 of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
388 563 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.32% 19.13% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 301 213
Median daily rate £375 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 62 39
Median hourly rate £40.00 £23.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £9.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 of England

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Firewall
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Firewall Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Cambridgeshire +13 22 £350 +27.27% 6
Hertfordshire -10 21 £363 +4.31% 10
Bedfordshire +18 14 £325 +4.00% 1
Essex -3 13 £258 -8.03% 3
Norfolk -9 9 £250 -25.92%
Suffolk -1 7 £575 -8.00%
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 of England region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 67 (42.14%) LAN
1 67 (42.14%) Cisco
2 59 (37.11%) WAN
3 41 (25.79%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (25.16%) Windows
5 36 (22.64%) Microsoft
6 34 (21.38%) Data Centre
7 33 (20.75%) DNS
8 31 (19.50%) VPN
8 31 (19.50%) SAN
9 29 (18.24%) Linux
9 29 (18.24%) ITIL
9 29 (18.24%) Network Security
10 28 (17.61%) CheckPoint
11 27 (16.98%) CCNA
12 26 (16.35%) Active Directory
13 25 (15.72%) Juniper
13 25 (15.72%) Wireless
13 25 (15.72%) Finance
14 23 (14.47%) Cisco ASA
15 22 (13.84%) TCP/IP
15 22 (13.84%) SQL
16 21 (13.21%) Load Balancing
17 20 (12.58%) High Availability
17 20 (12.58%) CCNP
17 20 (12.58%) VMware
17 20 (12.58%) Windows Server
18 19 (11.95%) VLAN
19 18 (11.32%) Citrix
20 17 (10.69%) Configuration Management

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 13 (8.18%) IIS
2 10 (6.29%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (6.29%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.77%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.14%) Apache
4 5 (3.14%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.14%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.14%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.52%) GlassFish
5 4 (2.52%) JBoss
6 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.26%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.63%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.52%) MS Project
3 2 (1.26%) MS Office
3 2 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.26%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (5.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.92%) IaaS
1 11 (6.92%) PaaS
1 11 (6.92%) SaaS
2 6 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.77%) Office 365
3 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.89%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 67 (42.14%) LAN
2 59 (37.11%) WAN
3 33 (20.75%) DNS
4 31 (19.50%) SAN
4 31 (19.50%) VPN
5 29 (18.24%) Network Security
6 25 (15.72%) Wireless
7 23 (14.47%) Cisco ASA
8 22 (13.84%) TCP/IP
9 19 (11.95%) VLAN
10 15 (9.43%) DHCP
11 14 (8.81%) OSPF
12 12 (7.55%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (6.92%) BGP
14 10 (6.29%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (5.66%) Internet
16 7 (4.40%) VoIP
17 6 (3.77%) Broadband
17 6 (3.77%) Ethernet
17 6 (3.77%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.26%) MySQL
3 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (5.66%) JIRA
2 6 (3.77%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.89%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.89%) Selenium
3 3 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.89%) VisualVM
4 2 (1.26%) GCC
4 2 (1.26%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.63%) Subversion
5 1 (0.63%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (15.72%) Finance
2 11 (6.92%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.29%) Retail
4 6 (3.77%) Banking
5 3 (1.89%) Legal
6 2 (1.26%) Advertising
6 2 (1.26%) Automotive
6 2 (1.26%) Local Government
7 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.63%) French Language
7 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (28.30%) Network Engineer
2 27 (16.98%) Consultant
3 26 (16.35%) Architect
4 15 (9.43%) Analyst
4 15 (9.43%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (8.81%) Cisco Engineer
6 13 (8.18%) Administrator
6 13 (8.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 12 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (7.55%) Security Architect
7 12 (7.55%) Security Consultant
8 11 (6.92%) Security Solutions Architect
9 10 (6.29%) Network Analyst
9 10 (6.29%) Support Engineer
10 9 (5.66%) Network Support
10 9 (5.66%) Network Support Engineer
10 9 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (5.03%) Network Consultant
12 7 (4.40%) Infrastructure Architect
13 6 (3.77%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.03%) Middleware
2 5 (3.14%) 802.1X
3 4 (2.52%) .NET
3 4 (2.52%) COM+
3 4 (2.52%) HTML
3 4 (2.52%) SOAP
3 4 (2.52%) XML
4 2 (1.26%) Qt
4 2 (1.26%) RESTful
5 1 (0.63%) COM
5 1 (0.63%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.63%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.63%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.63%) Spring
5 1 (0.63%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 34 (21.38%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.40%) Clustering
2 7 (4.40%) Statistics
3 5 (3.14%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.52%) Cryptography
4 4 (2.52%) DataPower
5 3 (1.89%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.89%) NHS
5 3 (1.89%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.89%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.26%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.26%) EMV
6 2 (1.26%) PKI
7 1 (0.63%) CMDB
7 1 (0.63%) e-Health
7 1 (0.63%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.63%) FMCG
7 1 (0.63%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 40 (25.16%) Windows
2 29 (18.24%) Linux
3 20 (12.58%) Windows Server
4 14 (8.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (8.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (7.55%) Unix
7 10 (6.29%) Solaris
7 10 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.26%) CentOS
9 2 (1.26%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.24%) ITIL
2 21 (13.21%) Load Balancing
3 20 (12.58%) High Availability
4 17 (10.69%) Change Control
4 17 (10.69%) Configuration Management
5 16 (10.06%) Security Operations
6 15 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (9.43%) Kalman Filter
7 14 (8.81%) Patch Management
8 13 (8.18%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (8.18%) Identity Access Management
8 13 (8.18%) Incident Management
8 13 (8.18%) Open Source
9 12 (7.55%) Project Management
10 11 (6.92%) Information Security
10 11 (6.92%) Virtual Environments
10 11 (6.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 10 (6.29%) CRM
11 10 (6.29%) Risk Management
11 10 (6.29%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.84%) SQL
2 9 (5.66%) PL/SQL
2 9 (5.66%) Shell Script
3 6 (3.77%) Java
4 4 (2.52%) Python
5 3 (1.89%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.26%) C
6 2 (1.26%) C++
6 2 (1.26%) Perl
6 2 (1.26%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.63%) AWK
7 1 (0.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (25.79%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (16.98%) CCNA
3 20 (12.58%) CCNP
4 12 (7.55%) Security Cleared
5 9 (5.66%) SC Cleared
6 8 (5.03%) Degree
7 7 (4.40%) CCIE
8 5 (3.14%) CISSP
8 5 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (2.52%) CISM
10 3 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.89%) CISA
10 3 (1.89%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.89%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.89%) JNCIE
10 3 (1.89%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.89%) JNCIS
10 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.89%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (1.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.29%) SLA
2 5 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.26%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.26%) QA
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 26 (16.35%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.18%) vSphere
3 11 (6.92%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (6.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (6.29%) iptables
5 9 (5.66%) Postfix
5 9 (5.66%) Sendmail
6 6 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (3.14%) Firmware
8 4 (2.52%) XenApp
9 3 (1.89%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.89%) NFS
10 2 (1.26%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.26%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.26%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.26%) Xen
11 1 (0.63%) Docker
11 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (6.92%) Puppet
2 9 (5.66%) Cobbler
2 9 (5.66%) Nagios
2 9 (5.66%) OSSEC
3 8 (5.03%) SCCM
4 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.89%) Opsview
6 2 (1.26%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.26%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.26%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.26%) SCOM
6 2 (1.26%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.63%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.63%) OpenView
7 1 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.63%) QRadar
7 1 (0.63%) WMI
Vendors
1 67 (42.14%) Cisco
2 36 (22.64%) Microsoft
3 28 (17.61%) CheckPoint
4 25 (15.72%) Juniper
5 20 (12.58%) VMware
6 18 (11.32%) Citrix
7 16 (10.06%) LogRhythm
7 16 (10.06%) Splunk
8 15 (9.43%) Oracle
9 14 (8.81%) F5
10 13 (8.18%) SolarWinds
11 12 (7.55%) Red Hat
12 11 (6.92%) HP
13 10 (6.29%) EMC
14 9 (5.66%) Palo Alto
14 9 (5.66%) ServiceNow
14 9 (5.66%) TippingPoint
15 7 (4.40%) Avaya
16 6 (3.77%) NetApp
16 6 (3.77%) Proofpoint
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