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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 28 41 50
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 135 127 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.43% 4.07% 3.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.22% 24.61% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 61 59
Median daily rate £325 £338 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £214 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 24
Median hourly rate £29.50 £23.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.21% -13.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.53 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+30.08% +0.11%
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
462 516 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.60% 16.54% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 246 252
Median daily rate £363 £330 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £210 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 70 69
Median hourly rate £37.50 £23.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.57% -7.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +5 56 £320 -20.00% 17
Bedfordshire +23 30 £330 -5.71% 7
Essex +3 20 £270 -32.50% 5
Norfolk -9 12 £450 +36.36% 1
Cambridgeshire +16 11 £340 +10.56% 9
Suffolk +1 6 £575 +91.66% 6
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 107 (50.23%) Cisco
2 88 (41.31%) LAN
3 79 (37.09%) Cisco Certification
4 75 (35.21%) WAN
5 68 (31.92%) CheckPoint
6 56 (26.29%) CCNA
7 53 (24.88%) Windows
8 51 (23.94%) Linux
8 51 (23.94%) VPN
8 51 (23.94%) Juniper
9 46 (21.60%) Network Security
10 40 (18.78%) DNS
11 39 (18.31%) Microsoft
12 37 (17.37%) Cisco ASA
13 35 (16.43%) CCNP
14 34 (15.96%) Data Centre
15 33 (15.49%) Wireless
15 33 (15.49%) VMware
16 31 (14.55%) TCP/IP
16 31 (14.55%) Oracle
17 29 (13.62%) ITIL
17 29 (13.62%) Unix
18 27 (12.68%) Active Directory
18 27 (12.68%) Splunk
19 26 (12.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 26 (12.21%) Load Balancing
20 25 (11.74%) PCI DSS
20 25 (11.74%) SQL
21 24 (11.27%) Red Hat
22 23 (10.80%) SAN

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 (5.63%) Tomcat
2 10 (4.69%) IIS
3 8 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (3.76%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.76%) WebLogic
4 7 (3.29%) Apache
4 7 (3.29%) Drupal
5 6 (2.82%) JBoss
6 5 (2.35%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.88%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.94%) iPlanet
8 2 (0.94%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.82%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.35%) MS Office
3 5 (2.35%) MS Project
4 4 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.29%) Magento
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.76%) IaaS
1 8 (3.76%) PaaS
1 8 (3.76%) SaaS
2 7 (3.29%) Office 365
3 5 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.41%) IBM Cloud
4 3 (1.41%) IBM SmartCloud
4 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 88 (41.31%) LAN
2 75 (35.21%) WAN
3 51 (23.94%) VPN
4 46 (21.60%) Network Security
5 40 (18.78%) DNS
6 37 (17.37%) Cisco ASA
7 33 (15.49%) Wireless
8 31 (14.55%) TCP/IP
9 23 (10.80%) SAN
10 21 (9.86%) OSPF
11 19 (8.92%) VLAN
12 18 (8.45%) BGP
13 17 (7.98%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (7.04%) DHCP
15 14 (6.57%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (6.57%) Wireshark
16 11 (5.16%) Internet
17 10 (4.69%) tcpdump
18 9 (4.23%) BIG-IP
18 9 (4.23%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.76%) MySQL
1 8 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (3.29%) DB2
2 7 (3.29%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (6.10%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.69%) JIRA
3 9 (4.23%) Subversion
4 7 (3.29%) Ant
5 3 (1.41%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.41%) VisualVM
6 2 (0.94%) GCC
7 1 (0.47%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.47%) Selenium
7 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (10.33%) Finance
2 15 (7.04%) Telecoms
3 11 (5.16%) Retail
4 9 (4.23%) Local Government
5 7 (3.29%) Banking
6 4 (1.88%) Legal
7 3 (1.41%) Automotive
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.47%) French Language
Job Titles
1 80 (37.56%) Network Engineer
2 32 (15.02%) Architect
3 29 (13.62%) Consultant
4 18 (8.45%) Security Consultant
4 18 (8.45%) Security Engineer
5 17 (7.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (7.51%) Analyst
6 16 (7.51%) Cisco Engineer
7 15 (7.04%) Network Security Engineer
8 14 (6.57%) Administrator
8 14 (6.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 14 (6.57%) Infrastructure Architect
9 13 (6.10%) Support Engineer
10 12 (5.63%) Systems Administrator
11 11 (5.16%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (4.69%) Network Analyst
12 10 (4.69%) Network Consultant
13 9 (4.23%) Information Security Consultant
13 9 (4.23%) Network Support
13 9 (4.23%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.63%) Middleware
2 7 (3.29%) 802.1X
3 5 (2.35%) JSP
4 4 (1.88%) .NET
4 4 (1.88%) COM+
4 4 (1.88%) HTML
4 4 (1.88%) J2EE
4 4 (1.88%) SOAP
4 4 (1.88%) XML
5 2 (0.94%) Qt
5 2 (0.94%) RESTful
5 2 (0.94%) Yocto
6 1 (0.47%) Buildbot
6 1 (0.47%) COM
6 1 (0.47%) JMS
6 1 (0.47%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.96%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.29%) Clustering
3 7 (3.29%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.35%) NHS
5 4 (1.88%) Cryptography
5 4 (1.88%) DataPower
5 4 (1.88%) EMV
5 4 (1.88%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.41%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.41%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.94%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.94%) PKI
7 2 (0.94%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.47%) CCTV
8 1 (0.47%) FMCG
8 1 (0.47%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 53 (24.88%) Windows
2 51 (23.94%) Linux
3 29 (13.62%) Unix
4 26 (12.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (10.33%) Windows Server
6 19 (8.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (7.98%) Solaris
8 13 (6.10%) AIX
9 11 (5.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.88%) CentOS
12 3 (1.41%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.41%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (13.62%) ITIL
2 26 (12.21%) Load Balancing
3 23 (10.80%) Kalman Filter
4 20 (9.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (9.39%) Information Security
4 20 (9.39%) SIEM
4 20 (9.39%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 18 (8.45%) High Availability
5 18 (8.45%) Project Management
6 17 (7.98%) Change Control
6 17 (7.98%) Configuration Management
7 15 (7.04%) Open Source
8 14 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (6.10%) Network Management
9 13 (6.10%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (6.10%) Security Operations
10 12 (5.63%) Incident Management
10 12 (5.63%) Patch Management
10 12 (5.63%) Virtual Environments
11 10 (4.69%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.74%) SQL
2 18 (8.45%) Java
3 12 (5.63%) Shell Script
4 10 (4.69%) PL/SQL
4 10 (4.69%) Python
5 8 (3.76%) Ruby
6 7 (3.29%) Bash Shell
6 7 (3.29%) PHP
7 5 (2.35%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.41%) AWK
9 2 (0.94%) C
9 2 (0.94%) C++
9 2 (0.94%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.94%) Perl
9 2 (0.94%) sed
Qualifications
1 79 (37.09%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (26.29%) CCNA
3 35 (16.43%) CCNP
4 21 (9.86%) Security Cleared
5 17 (7.98%) SC Cleared
6 10 (4.69%) CCSA
6 10 (4.69%) CISSP
7 7 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.82%) CCIE
8 6 (2.82%) Degree
9 4 (1.88%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.41%) CCA
10 3 (1.41%) CCDA
10 3 (1.41%) CISM
10 3 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.41%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.94%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.94%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.74%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.35%) JSP 440
4 4 (1.88%) SLA
5 2 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.47%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 27 (12.68%) Active Directory
2 23 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (8.45%) vSphere
4 15 (7.04%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (6.57%) iptables
6 10 (4.69%) Postfix
6 10 (4.69%) Sendmail
7 8 (3.76%) Firmware
8 6 (2.82%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.41%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.41%) NFS
9 3 (1.41%) XenApp
10 2 (0.94%) Docker
10 2 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.47%) Xen
11 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (9.39%) Puppet
2 10 (4.69%) Cobbler
2 10 (4.69%) OSSEC
3 9 (4.23%) Ansible
3 9 (4.23%) Nagios
3 9 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (4.23%) SCCM
4 7 (3.29%) Nessus
5 5 (2.35%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.35%) FortiGate
5 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (1.41%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
6 3 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.41%) Opsview
6 3 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.94%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.47%) Salt
8 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 107 (50.23%) Cisco
2 68 (31.92%) CheckPoint
3 51 (23.94%) Juniper
4 39 (18.31%) Microsoft
5 33 (15.49%) VMware
6 31 (14.55%) Oracle
7 27 (12.68%) Splunk
8 24 (11.27%) Red Hat
9 23 (10.80%) Citrix
9 23 (10.80%) F5
9 23 (10.80%) LogRhythm
10 16 (7.51%) HP
11 14 (6.57%) SolarWinds
12 12 (5.63%) Fortinet
12 12 (5.63%) Palo Alto
13 11 (5.16%) EMC
14 10 (4.69%) Avaya
14 10 (4.69%) IBM
14 10 (4.69%) ServiceNow
14 10 (4.69%) TippingPoint
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