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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 43 47 51
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing Firewall 99 125 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.90% 4.02% 3.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.65% 21.78% 26.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 69 60
Median daily rate £350 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £218 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £454 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 18
Median hourly rate £40.00 £23.75 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.36 £21.82 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £52.00 £35.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £22.01 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+30.60% +10.06%
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
437 574 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.23% 18.47% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 311 233
Median daily rate £375 £315 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £466 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 65 51
Median hourly rate £36.00 £23.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.52% -9.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.56 £52.25 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -4 31 £338 +0.74% 16
Essex +13 21 £270 -31.42% 3
Cambridgeshire +7 16 £375 +30.43% 10
Bedfordshire +12 13 £325 -3.70% 5
Norfolk -6 12 £450 +35.84%
Suffolk 0 6 £575 +91.66% 3
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 77 (42.54%) Cisco
2 71 (39.23%) LAN
3 61 (33.70%) WAN
4 53 (29.28%) Windows
5 48 (26.52%) Linux
6 47 (25.97%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (22.65%) VPN
8 37 (20.44%) DNS
9 36 (19.89%) Microsoft
10 33 (18.23%) SAN
10 33 (18.23%) Data Centre
11 32 (17.68%) CheckPoint
11 32 (17.68%) CCNA
12 31 (17.13%) Juniper
13 30 (16.57%) ITIL
13 30 (16.57%) VMware
14 29 (16.02%) Wireless
15 28 (15.47%) Network Security
16 27 (14.92%) Active Directory
17 26 (14.36%) Oracle
18 25 (13.81%) Finance
18 25 (13.81%) Cisco ASA
19 24 (13.26%) Unix
19 24 (13.26%) Red Hat
19 24 (13.26%) Kalman Filter
20 23 (12.71%) SQL
21 22 (12.15%) TCP/IP
22 21 (11.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 21 (11.60%) Windows Server
23 20 (11.05%) High Availability

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 (6.63%) IIS
2 8 (4.42%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.42%) WebLogic
3 7 (3.87%) Apache
3 7 (3.87%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.31%) JBoss
4 6 (3.31%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.76%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.21%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.10%) Drupal
7 2 (1.10%) iPlanet
7 2 (1.10%) MS Project Server
7 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.55%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (6.08%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.76%) MS Project
3 4 (2.21%) MS Office
3 4 (2.21%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.66%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.08%) IaaS
1 11 (6.08%) PaaS
1 11 (6.08%) SaaS
2 8 (4.42%) Office 365
3 6 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.66%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.55%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 71 (39.23%) LAN
2 61 (33.70%) WAN
3 41 (22.65%) VPN
4 37 (20.44%) DNS
5 33 (18.23%) SAN
6 29 (16.02%) Wireless
7 28 (15.47%) Network Security
8 25 (13.81%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (12.15%) TCP/IP
10 18 (9.94%) DHCP
11 17 (9.39%) VLAN
12 16 (8.84%) OSPF
13 13 (7.18%) BGP
14 12 (6.63%) Internet
14 12 (6.63%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (6.08%) Cisco Nexus
16 10 (5.52%) BIG-IP
17 9 (4.97%) SSL
17 9 (4.97%) VoIP
18 8 (4.42%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.31%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.21%) MySQL
4 3 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.10%) DB2
5 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (5.52%) Git (software)
1 10 (5.52%) JIRA
2 5 (2.76%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.76%) Subversion
3 3 (1.66%) Selenium
3 3 (1.66%) VisualVM
4 2 (1.10%) Ant
4 2 (1.10%) GCC
4 2 (1.10%) Robot Framework
4 2 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.55%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (13.81%) Finance
2 13 (7.18%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.52%) Retail
4 7 (3.87%) Banking
5 4 (2.21%) Legal
5 4 (2.21%) Local Government
6 3 (1.66%) Automotive
7 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.55%) French Language
7 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 54 (29.83%) Network Engineer
2 29 (16.02%) Architect
3 26 (14.36%) Consultant
4 17 (9.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (8.29%) Analyst
5 15 (8.29%) Solutions Architect
6 14 (7.73%) Administrator
7 13 (7.18%) Cisco Engineer
8 12 (6.63%) Security Architect
8 12 (6.63%) Security Consultant
8 12 (6.63%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (6.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 11 (6.08%) Security Solutions Architect
9 11 (6.08%) Support Engineer
10 9 (4.97%) Infrastructure Architect
10 9 (4.97%) Linux Administrator
10 9 (4.97%) Network Analyst
10 9 (4.97%) Network Consultant
10 9 (4.97%) Network Support
10 9 (4.97%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.63%) Middleware
2 6 (3.31%) 802.1X
3 5 (2.76%) JSP
4 4 (2.21%) .NET
4 4 (2.21%) COM+
4 4 (2.21%) HTML
4 4 (2.21%) J2EE
4 4 (2.21%) SOAP
4 4 (2.21%) XML
5 2 (1.10%) Qt
5 2 (1.10%) RESTful
6 1 (0.55%) COM
6 1 (0.55%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.55%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.55%) Spring
6 1 (0.55%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.23%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.87%) Clustering
4 6 (3.31%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.76%) NHS
5 5 (2.76%) Statistics
6 4 (2.21%) Cryptography
6 4 (2.21%) DataPower
6 4 (2.21%) EMV
6 4 (2.21%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.66%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.10%) PKI
9 1 (0.55%) CCTV
9 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.55%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.55%) FMCG
9 1 (0.55%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 53 (29.28%) Windows
2 48 (26.52%) Linux
3 24 (13.26%) Unix
4 21 (11.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (11.60%) Windows Server
5 18 (9.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (9.39%) Solaris
7 10 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (4.42%) AIX
8 8 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.76%) CentOS
10 3 (1.66%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.55%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.57%) ITIL
2 24 (13.26%) Kalman Filter
3 20 (11.05%) Configuration Management
3 20 (11.05%) High Availability
3 20 (11.05%) Load Balancing
4 18 (9.94%) Change Control
5 17 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (9.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (8.84%) Open Source
6 16 (8.84%) Patch Management
6 16 (8.84%) Project Management
6 16 (8.84%) Security Operations
7 13 (7.18%) Identity Access Management
7 13 (7.18%) Incident Management
7 13 (7.18%) Information Security
7 13 (7.18%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 12 (6.63%) Virtual Environments
9 10 (5.52%) Risk Management
9 10 (5.52%) SIEM
10 8 (4.42%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.71%) SQL
2 14 (7.73%) Java
3 12 (6.63%) Shell Script
4 10 (5.52%) PL/SQL
5 7 (3.87%) Bash Shell
5 7 (3.87%) Python
6 3 (1.66%) AWK
6 3 (1.66%) Ruby
7 2 (1.10%) C
7 2 (1.10%) C++
7 2 (1.10%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.10%) Perl
7 2 (1.10%) PHP
7 2 (1.10%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.10%) sed
Qualifications
1 47 (25.97%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (17.68%) CCNA
3 20 (11.05%) CCNP
4 17 (9.39%) Security Cleared
5 13 (7.18%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.87%) Degree
7 6 (3.31%) CCIE
7 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.76%) CISSP
8 5 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (2.21%) CISM
10 3 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.66%) CCA
10 3 (1.66%) CCDA
10 3 (1.66%) CISA
10 3 (1.66%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.66%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (1.10%) CCDE
11 2 (1.10%) MCP
11 2 (1.10%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.97%) SLA
2 7 (3.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.76%) JSP 440
4 3 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.10%) QA
6 1 (0.55%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 27 (14.92%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.29%) vSphere
4 14 (7.73%) iptables
5 12 (6.63%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (5.52%) Postfix
6 10 (5.52%) Sendmail
7 9 (4.97%) Firmware
8 4 (2.21%) Hyper-V
8 4 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.66%) Docker
9 3 (1.66%) NFS
9 3 (1.66%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.66%) XenApp
10 2 (1.10%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.10%) Xen
11 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (8.84%) Puppet
2 10 (5.52%) Cobbler
2 10 (5.52%) Nagios
2 10 (5.52%) OSSEC
3 9 (4.97%) SCCM
4 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (2.76%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.21%) Ansible
5 4 (2.21%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.66%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.66%) Opsview
6 3 (1.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.10%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.10%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.10%) SCOM
7 2 (1.10%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.55%) QRadar
8 1 (0.55%) Salt
8 1 (0.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 77 (42.54%) Cisco
2 36 (19.89%) Microsoft
3 32 (17.68%) CheckPoint
4 31 (17.13%) Juniper
5 30 (16.57%) VMware
6 26 (14.36%) Oracle
7 24 (13.26%) Red Hat
8 18 (9.94%) F5
9 17 (9.39%) Citrix
9 17 (9.39%) LogRhythm
9 17 (9.39%) Splunk
10 14 (7.73%) SolarWinds
11 12 (6.63%) HP
12 11 (6.08%) EMC
12 11 (6.08%) Palo Alto
13 10 (5.52%) ServiceNow
13 10 (5.52%) TippingPoint
14 7 (3.87%) Avaya
15 6 (3.31%) NetApp
15 6 (3.31%) Sun
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