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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 56 41 62
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +21
Contract jobs citing Firewall 76 126 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.02% 4.58% 2.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.41% 25.61% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 75 44
Median daily rate £413 £345 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £204 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £505 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.82% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £29.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-20.68% +52.63%
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
355 492 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.12% 17.88% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 244 180
Median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 59 33
Median hourly rate £45.00 £30.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.54% +32.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +47.92%

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 3 May 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
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 3 May 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 +11 20 £413 +50.00% 9
Hertfordshire -16 20 £475 +26.26% 8
Essex -8 11 £275 +4.76% 2
Bedfordshire +7 10 £313 -37.50% 5
Norfolk -14 9 £370 +3.85%
Suffolk +1 6 £450 - 1
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 81 (47.37%) Cisco
2 65 (38.01%) LAN
3 62 (36.26%) WAN
4 50 (29.24%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (22.22%) DNS
5 38 (22.22%) Windows
6 37 (21.64%) CheckPoint
7 36 (21.05%) Data Centre
8 34 (19.88%) Finance
9 31 (18.13%) Microsoft
9 31 (18.13%) TCP/IP
9 31 (18.13%) Network Security
10 30 (17.54%) CCNP
10 30 (17.54%) Active Directory
11 29 (16.96%) CCNA
11 29 (16.96%) Cisco ASA
12 27 (15.79%) SAN
13 26 (15.20%) ITIL
14 25 (14.62%) Wireless
14 25 (14.62%) F5
15 24 (14.04%) VPN
16 23 (13.45%) Juniper
17 22 (12.87%) SQL
17 22 (12.87%) Wi-Fi
18 19 (11.11%) DHCP
18 19 (11.11%) Windows Server
19 18 (10.53%) Change Control
20 17 (9.94%) VMware
20 17 (9.94%) SLA
20 17 (9.94%) Linux

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 (7.60%) IIS
2 11 (6.43%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.85%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (5.85%) MS Exchange
4 7 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.09%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.92%) Apache
5 5 (2.92%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.92%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.34%) GlassFish
6 4 (2.34%) JBoss
6 4 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.58%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.58%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.92%) MS Office
3 2 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.17%) MS Project
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.85%) SaaS
3 9 (5.26%) IaaS
3 9 (5.26%) PaaS
4 8 (4.68%) Office 365
5 6 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.75%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 65 (38.01%) LAN
2 62 (36.26%) WAN
3 38 (22.22%) DNS
4 31 (18.13%) Network Security
4 31 (18.13%) TCP/IP
5 29 (16.96%) Cisco ASA
6 27 (15.79%) SAN
7 25 (14.62%) Wireless
8 24 (14.04%) VPN
9 22 (12.87%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (11.11%) DHCP
11 16 (9.36%) VLAN
12 12 (7.02%) Internet
13 10 (5.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 10 (5.85%) VoIP
14 9 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (5.26%) OSPF
15 8 (4.68%) Broadband
15 8 (4.68%) IP Telephony
15 8 (4.68%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.58%) MySQL
3 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (3.51%) JIRA
2 5 (2.92%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.34%) Selenium
4 3 (1.75%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.75%) VisualVM
5 2 (1.17%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.58%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.58%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.58%) JUnit
6 1 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.58%) Redmine
6 1 (0.58%) Subversion
6 1 (0.58%) Trac
6 1 (0.58%) Vagrant
General
1 34 (19.88%) Finance
2 9 (5.26%) Retail
3 8 (4.68%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.92%) Advertising
5 4 (2.34%) Banking
6 2 (1.17%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Automotive
7 1 (0.58%) Electronics
7 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.58%) French Language
7 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (22.81%) Network Engineer
2 32 (18.71%) Consultant
3 23 (13.45%) Architect
4 22 (12.87%) Analyst
5 18 (10.53%) Security Consultant
6 15 (8.77%) Network Analyst
7 14 (8.19%) Solutions Architect
8 13 (7.60%) Support Engineer
9 11 (6.43%) Security Architect
10 9 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
10 9 (5.26%) Security Solutions Architect
11 8 (4.68%) Administrator
11 8 (4.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 8 (4.68%) IT Consultant
11 8 (4.68%) IT Security Consultant
11 8 (4.68%) Network Consultant
11 8 (4.68%) Network Support
11 8 (4.68%) Network Support Engineer
11 8 (4.68%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 7 (4.09%) IT Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.68%) .NET
2 5 (2.92%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.92%) Middleware
3 4 (2.34%) COM+
3 4 (2.34%) HTML
3 4 (2.34%) SOAP
3 4 (2.34%) XML
4 3 (1.75%) Web Services
5 2 (1.17%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.58%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.58%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.58%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.58%) Spring
6 1 (0.58%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 36 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.68%) Statistics
3 6 (3.51%) Cryptography
3 6 (3.51%) Fat Client
3 6 (3.51%) PKI
3 6 (3.51%) Thin Client
4 5 (2.92%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.34%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.34%) DataPower
5 4 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.17%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.17%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.58%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.58%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.58%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.58%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 38 (22.22%) Windows
2 19 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 17 (9.94%) Linux
4 14 (8.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (7.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (5.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (5.85%) Unix
7 7 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.51%) Solaris
8 6 (3.51%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.34%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.58%) CentOS
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.58%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (15.20%) ITIL
2 18 (10.53%) Change Control
3 15 (8.77%) Identity Access Management
3 15 (8.77%) Project Management
4 14 (8.19%) Kalman Filter
4 14 (8.19%) Load Balancing
4 14 (8.19%) Security Operations
5 13 (7.60%) Patch Management
6 12 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (6.43%) Configuration Management
7 11 (6.43%) High Availability
7 11 (6.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 10 (5.85%) Information Security
9 9 (5.26%) CRM
9 9 (5.26%) Incident Management
9 9 (5.26%) Network Design
9 9 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (4.68%) Network Management
10 8 (4.68%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.87%) SQL
2 7 (4.09%) Java
3 6 (3.51%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.92%) PL/SQL
4 5 (2.92%) Python
4 5 (2.92%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.75%) Perl
6 2 (1.17%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.17%) C
6 2 (1.17%) Ruby
7 1 (0.58%) AWK
7 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.58%) PHP
7 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (29.24%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (17.54%) CCNP
3 29 (16.96%) CCNA
4 16 (9.36%) Security Cleared
5 14 (8.19%) SC Cleared
6 10 (5.85%) CCSA
7 8 (4.68%) CCIE
7 8 (4.68%) Degree
8 5 (2.92%) CISA
8 5 (2.92%) CISM
8 5 (2.92%) CISSP
8 5 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.34%) CCSE
10 3 (1.75%) CCSP
10 3 (1.75%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (1.75%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.75%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.75%) JNCIS
10 3 (1.75%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.94%) SLA
2 6 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.17%) QA
5 1 (0.58%) COBIT
5 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.58%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.58%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (17.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.09%) vSphere
4 6 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (2.92%) iptables
5 5 (2.92%) Postfix
5 5 (2.92%) Sendmail
6 4 (2.34%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.75%) Firmware
7 3 (1.75%) XenApp
8 2 (1.17%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.17%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.17%) Xen
9 1 (0.58%) Docker
9 1 (0.58%) NFS
9 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (4.09%) Cisco UCCX
1 7 (4.09%) Puppet
1 7 (4.09%) SCCM
2 5 (2.92%) Cobbler
2 5 (2.92%) Nagios
2 5 (2.92%) Nessus
2 5 (2.92%) OSSEC
3 4 (2.34%) SCOM
4 3 (1.75%) Opsview
5 2 (1.17%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.58%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.58%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.58%) HP NNM
6 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.58%) OpenView
6 1 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.58%) Salt
6 1 (0.58%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.58%) WMI
Vendors
1 81 (47.37%) Cisco
2 37 (21.64%) CheckPoint
3 31 (18.13%) Microsoft
4 25 (14.62%) F5
5 23 (13.45%) Juniper
6 17 (9.94%) VMware
7 16 (9.36%) Citrix
8 13 (7.60%) HP
9 12 (7.02%) Blue Coat
9 12 (7.02%) LogRhythm
10 11 (6.43%) Splunk
11 9 (5.26%) Nortel
11 9 (5.26%) Oracle
12 8 (4.68%) Palo Alto
12 8 (4.68%) Red Hat
12 8 (4.68%) SolarWinds
13 7 (4.09%) Avaya
14 6 (3.51%) EMC
14 6 (3.51%) Forcepoint
14 6 (3.51%) NetApp
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