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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 51 32 63
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +31
Contract jobs citing Firewall 81 119 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.56% 4.57% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.93% 31.15% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 66 43
Median daily rate £413 £400 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £275 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £463 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
- +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Median hourly rate £29.61 £21.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.00% -23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.92 £12.50 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.72 £27.03 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.38 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-10.61% -15.56%
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
387 382 478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.99% 14.68% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 197 284
Median daily rate £368 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.03% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £250 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 46 36
Median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.30% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £13.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 8 December 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
Hertfordshire +1 37 £475 +21.01% 8
Suffolk +7 14 £325 -16.12% 6
Essex -9 13 £300 -25.00% 1
Bedfordshire +2 11 £400 -5.88% 4
Cambridgeshire -15 5 £500 +21.21% 10
Norfolk +4 1 £235 -60.83%
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 117 (53.67%) Cisco
2 86 (39.45%) Cisco Certification
3 83 (38.07%) CheckPoint
4 75 (34.40%) LAN
5 62 (28.44%) WAN
5 62 (28.44%) CCNA
6 59 (27.06%) Windows
6 59 (27.06%) Network Security
7 56 (25.69%) Juniper
8 54 (24.77%) VPN
9 47 (21.56%) Linux
10 46 (21.10%) DNS
11 44 (20.18%) Microsoft
12 39 (17.89%) TCP/IP
13 38 (17.43%) CCNP
14 36 (16.51%) ITIL
15 35 (16.06%) VMware
15 35 (16.06%) Security Cleared
16 32 (14.68%) Wireless
17 31 (14.22%) Active Directory
18 30 (13.76%) SC Cleared
19 28 (12.84%) Unix
19 28 (12.84%) Oracle
20 27 (12.39%) Citrix
20 27 (12.39%) Cisco ASA
21 26 (11.93%) VMware Infrastructure
22 23 (10.55%) PCI DSS
22 23 (10.55%) Windows Server 2008
22 23 (10.55%) Information Security
23 22 (10.09%) F5

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 12 (5.50%) Tomcat
2 10 (4.59%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.13%) Drupal
4 8 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.67%) WebLogic
5 7 (3.21%) Apache
6 5 (2.29%) IIS
6 5 (2.29%) JBoss
7 4 (1.83%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.38%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (1.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (1.38%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.92%) iPlanet
9 2 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.21%) MS Office
2 7 (3.21%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.75%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (4.13%) Magento
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.21%) Office 365
2 5 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.46%) IaaS
4 1 (0.46%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.46%) SaaS
4 1 (0.46%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 75 (34.40%) LAN
2 62 (28.44%) WAN
3 59 (27.06%) Network Security
4 54 (24.77%) VPN
5 46 (21.10%) DNS
6 39 (17.89%) TCP/IP
7 32 (14.68%) Wireless
8 27 (12.39%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (9.63%) DHCP
10 20 (9.17%) OSPF
11 19 (8.72%) BGP
12 17 (7.80%) Internet
13 16 (7.34%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (7.34%) SAN
14 13 (5.96%) SSL
15 12 (5.50%) IPsec
15 12 (5.50%) VLAN
15 12 (5.50%) Wireshark
16 11 (5.05%) EIGRP
16 11 (5.05%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.50%) Oracle Database
2 11 (5.05%) MySQL
3 9 (4.13%) DB2
3 9 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.29%) SQL Server
5 4 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (5.05%) Git (software)
1 11 (5.05%) Subversion
2 9 (4.13%) Ant
3 3 (1.38%) JIRA
4 2 (0.92%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (7.80%) Finance
1 17 (7.80%) Telecoms
2 8 (3.67%) Local Government
3 5 (2.29%) Automotive
3 5 (2.29%) Legal
3 5 (2.29%) Retail
4 3 (1.38%) Banking
4 3 (1.38%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.46%) Advertising
6 1 (0.46%) German Language
6 1 (0.46%) Law
6 1 (0.46%) Military
6 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 79 (36.24%) Network Engineer
2 27 (12.39%) Security Engineer
3 22 (10.09%) Architect
4 21 (9.63%) Consultant
4 21 (9.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (9.17%) Network Security Engineer
6 17 (7.80%) Cisco Engineer
7 13 (5.96%) Support Engineer
8 12 (5.50%) Analyst
9 11 (5.05%) Network Support
10 10 (4.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 10 (4.59%) Infrastructure Architect
10 10 (4.59%) Security Consultant
11 9 (4.13%) Firewall Engineer
11 9 (4.13%) Unix Architect
12 8 (3.67%) Administrator
12 8 (3.67%) Information Security Consultant
12 8 (3.67%) Network Support Engineer
12 8 (3.67%) Technical Consultant
13 7 (3.21%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.50%) Middleware
2 7 (3.21%) J2EE
3 5 (2.29%) JSP
4 4 (1.83%) 802.1X
5 3 (1.38%) Web Services
6 2 (0.92%) Java EE
7 1 (0.46%) COM
7 1 (0.46%) JMS
7 1 (0.46%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.09%) Data Centre
2 16 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.21%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.21%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.21%) NHS
4 6 (2.75%) Fat Client
4 6 (2.75%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.83%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.83%) EMV
6 3 (1.38%) Clustering
7 2 (0.92%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.46%) CCTV
8 1 (0.46%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.46%) e-Health
8 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.46%) PKI
8 1 (0.46%) PMI
8 1 (0.46%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.46%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 59 (27.06%) Windows
2 47 (21.56%) Linux
3 28 (12.84%) Unix
4 23 (10.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (8.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (8.72%) Windows Server
6 18 (8.26%) AIX
7 15 (6.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (5.50%) Solaris
9 9 (4.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.83%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.38%) CentOS
11 3 (1.38%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.38%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (16.51%) ITIL
2 23 (10.55%) Information Security
3 20 (9.17%) Load Balancing
4 17 (7.80%) Kalman Filter
5 16 (7.34%) Network Management
6 15 (6.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (6.88%) Mentoring
6 15 (6.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 14 (6.42%) SIEM
8 13 (5.96%) Project Management
9 10 (4.59%) Configuration Management
9 10 (4.59%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (4.59%) Penetration Testing
10 9 (4.13%) Change Control
10 9 (4.13%) Creative Problem-Solving
10 9 (4.13%) E-Commerce
10 9 (4.13%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (4.13%) Software Delivery
10 9 (4.13%) Translating Business Requirements
11 8 (3.67%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.17%) Java
2 19 (8.72%) SQL
3 13 (5.96%) Python
4 9 (4.13%) PHP
4 9 (4.13%) Ruby
5 8 (3.67%) PowerShell
5 8 (3.67%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.83%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.38%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.92%) AWK
8 2 (0.92%) Jython
8 2 (0.92%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.92%) sed
9 1 (0.46%) C
9 1 (0.46%) C++
9 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 86 (39.45%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (28.44%) CCNA
3 38 (17.43%) CCNP
4 35 (16.06%) Security Cleared
5 30 (13.76%) SC Cleared
6 15 (6.88%) CCSA
7 12 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (4.59%) CISSP
9 7 (3.21%) MCSE
10 6 (2.75%) CCA
10 6 (2.75%) CCIE
10 6 (2.75%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (2.75%) Degree
10 6 (2.75%) PMI Certification
11 5 (2.29%) CISM
11 5 (2.29%) MCP
11 5 (2.29%) PMP
11 5 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (1.38%) Check Point Certification
12 3 (1.38%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.55%) PCI DSS
2 12 (5.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.29%) JSP 440
3 5 (2.29%) SLA
4 2 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 31 (14.22%) Active Directory
2 26 (11.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.96%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (4.59%) Firmware
5 9 (4.13%) vSphere
6 8 (3.67%) XenApp
7 7 (3.21%) iptables
8 6 (2.75%) VMware ESX
9 5 (2.29%) Docker
10 4 (1.83%) Hyper-V
11 3 (1.38%) Postfix
11 3 (1.38%) Sendmail
11 3 (1.38%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.92%) NFS
12 2 (0.92%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.46%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.46%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (7.34%) Puppet
2 13 (5.96%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (5.05%) Ansible
3 11 (5.05%) SCCM
4 8 (3.67%) Nessus
5 6 (2.75%) FortiGate
6 5 (2.29%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.38%) Cobbler
7 3 (1.38%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.38%) Nagios
7 3 (1.38%) OSSEC
7 3 (1.38%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.46%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.46%) Netcool
8 1 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.46%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.46%) Terraform
8 1 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 117 (53.67%) Cisco
2 83 (38.07%) CheckPoint
3 56 (25.69%) Juniper
4 44 (20.18%) Microsoft
5 35 (16.06%) VMware
6 28 (12.84%) Oracle
7 27 (12.39%) Citrix
8 22 (10.09%) F5
9 16 (7.34%) HP
10 15 (6.88%) Fortinet
10 15 (6.88%) Splunk
11 14 (6.42%) Red Hat
12 13 (5.96%) IBM
13 11 (5.05%) LogRhythm
14 10 (4.59%) Palo Alto
15 9 (4.13%) hybris
16 8 (3.67%) ArcSight
16 8 (3.67%) Dell
16 8 (3.67%) LogLogic
17 7 (3.21%) NetApp
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