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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 30 41 55
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +14
Contract jobs citing Firewall 128 123 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.21% 4.34% 3.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.83% 27.70% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 55 50
Median daily rate £334 £363 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £503 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 27
Median hourly rate £25.50 £23.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.36% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £21.21 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £49.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £21.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-1.29% -18.43%
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
460 444 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.71% 15.66% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 196 282
Median daily rate £375 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £220 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 67 78
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.08 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £51.25 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 63 £320 -24.70% 11
Bedfordshire +19 34 £330 -8.96% 3
Essex +2 15 £300 -25.00% 2
Cambridgeshire +7 6 £375 -6.25% 6
Norfolk -9 6 £490 +70.43% 1
Suffolk 0 4 £381 +27.08% 2
Firewall
England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 102 (48.11%) Cisco
2 80 (37.74%) LAN
3 78 (36.79%) Cisco Certification
4 75 (35.38%) CheckPoint
5 67 (31.60%) WAN
6 60 (28.30%) Windows
7 59 (27.83%) CCNA
8 56 (26.42%) Linux
9 52 (24.53%) Juniper
9 52 (24.53%) Network Security
10 45 (21.23%) VPN
11 44 (20.75%) DNS
12 41 (19.34%) Microsoft
13 36 (16.98%) CCNP
13 36 (16.98%) Oracle
14 32 (15.09%) ITIL
15 31 (14.62%) TCP/IP
16 30 (14.15%) VMware
16 30 (14.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 29 (13.68%) Cisco ASA
17 29 (13.68%) Unix
17 29 (13.68%) Citrix
17 29 (13.68%) Active Directory
17 29 (13.68%) Data Centre
18 28 (13.21%) Load Balancing
18 28 (13.21%) Splunk
19 27 (12.74%) SQL
20 25 (11.79%) Wireless
20 25 (11.79%) SAN
20 25 (11.79%) PCI DSS

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 (6.13%) Tomcat
2 10 (4.72%) IIS
3 9 (4.25%) Drupal
4 8 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.77%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.77%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.83%) Apache
6 5 (2.36%) JBoss
7 3 (1.42%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.42%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.94%) iPlanet
8 2 (0.94%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (6.13%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.30%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.36%) MS Office
3 5 (2.36%) MS Project
4 4 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (4.25%) Magento
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (2.83%) Office 365
2 4 (1.89%) IaaS
2 4 (1.89%) PaaS
2 4 (1.89%) SaaS
3 3 (1.42%) IBM Cloud
3 3 (1.42%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 80 (37.74%) LAN
2 67 (31.60%) WAN
3 52 (24.53%) Network Security
4 45 (21.23%) VPN
5 44 (20.75%) DNS
6 31 (14.62%) TCP/IP
7 29 (13.68%) Cisco ASA
8 25 (11.79%) SAN
8 25 (11.79%) Wireless
9 18 (8.49%) OSPF
10 17 (8.02%) BGP
10 17 (8.02%) Cisco Nexus
11 16 (7.55%) DHCP
12 14 (6.60%) Wireshark
13 13 (6.13%) VLAN
13 13 (6.13%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (5.19%) Internet
14 11 (5.19%) tcpdump
15 9 (4.25%) Spanning Tree
15 9 (4.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.72%) MySQL
1 10 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (4.25%) DB2
2 9 (4.25%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.30%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (6.60%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.19%) Subversion
3 10 (4.72%) JIRA
4 9 (4.25%) Ant
5 3 (1.42%) VisualVM
6 2 (0.94%) GCC
6 2 (0.94%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (9.43%) Finance
2 12 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.25%) Local Government
4 8 (3.77%) Retail
5 5 (2.36%) Banking
5 5 (2.36%) Legal
6 3 (1.42%) Automotive
7 1 (0.47%) Advertising
7 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.47%) French Language
7 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 80 (37.74%) Network Engineer
2 26 (12.26%) Architect
2 26 (12.26%) Security Engineer
3 25 (11.79%) Consultant
4 21 (9.91%) Network Security Engineer
5 17 (8.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (7.08%) Administrator
6 15 (7.08%) Infrastructure Architect
6 15 (7.08%) Security Consultant
7 13 (6.13%) Cisco Engineer
8 12 (5.66%) Analyst
8 12 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (5.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 11 (5.19%) Support Engineer
10 9 (4.25%) Linux Administrator
10 9 (4.25%) Network Consultant
10 9 (4.25%) Unix Architect
11 8 (3.77%) Information Security Consultant
11 8 (3.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 7 (3.30%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.60%) Middleware
2 6 (2.83%) 802.1X
3 5 (2.36%) JSP
4 4 (1.89%) J2EE
5 3 (1.42%) .NET
5 3 (1.42%) COM+
5 3 (1.42%) HTML
5 3 (1.42%) SOAP
5 3 (1.42%) XML
6 2 (0.94%) Qt
6 2 (0.94%) RESTful
6 2 (0.94%) Yocto
7 1 (0.47%) COM
7 1 (0.47%) JMS
7 1 (0.47%) JSON
7 1 (0.47%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.68%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.30%) Clustering
3 7 (3.30%) Fat Client
3 7 (3.30%) Thin Client
4 6 (2.83%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.83%) NHS
5 5 (2.36%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.36%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.89%) EMV
7 3 (1.42%) DataPower
8 2 (0.94%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (0.94%) PKI
8 2 (0.94%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) CCTV
9 1 (0.47%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.47%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 60 (28.30%) Windows
2 56 (26.42%) Linux
3 30 (14.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (13.68%) Unix
5 21 (9.91%) Windows Server
5 21 (9.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (9.43%) Solaris
7 15 (7.08%) AIX
8 12 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.89%) CentOS
10 4 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.42%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.42%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.09%) ITIL
2 28 (13.21%) Load Balancing
3 23 (10.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 22 (10.38%) Information Security
5 21 (9.91%) Kalman Filter
5 21 (9.91%) SIEM
6 20 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (8.49%) Configuration Management
7 18 (8.49%) High Availability
8 17 (8.02%) Change Control
9 16 (7.55%) Project Management
10 14 (6.60%) Open Source
11 13 (6.13%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (5.66%) Penetration Testing
12 12 (5.66%) Virtual Environments
13 11 (5.19%) Incident Management
13 11 (5.19%) Mentoring
13 11 (5.19%) Network Management
14 10 (4.72%) Continuous Delivery
14 10 (4.72%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.74%) SQL
2 19 (8.96%) Java
3 13 (6.13%) Python
4 12 (5.66%) Shell Script
5 10 (4.72%) PL/SQL
5 10 (4.72%) Ruby
6 9 (4.25%) PHP
7 7 (3.30%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.83%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.42%) AWK
10 2 (0.94%) C
10 2 (0.94%) C++
10 2 (0.94%) Jython
10 2 (0.94%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.94%) sed
11 1 (0.47%) Perl
Qualifications
1 78 (36.79%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (27.83%) CCNA
3 36 (16.98%) CCNP
4 20 (9.43%) Security Cleared
5 17 (8.02%) SC Cleared
6 15 (7.08%) CCSA
7 12 (5.66%) CISSP
8 7 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (3.30%) PMI Certification
8 7 (3.30%) PMP
9 6 (2.83%) CCIE
9 6 (2.83%) Degree
10 5 (2.36%) Check Point Certification
10 5 (2.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (1.89%) CISM
11 4 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.42%) CCA
12 3 (1.42%) CCDA
12 3 (1.42%) CISA
12 3 (1.42%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (11.79%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.36%) JSP 440
4 4 (1.89%) SLA
5 2 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.47%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 29 (13.68%) Active Directory
2 22 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.02%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (8.02%) vSphere
4 14 (6.60%) iptables
5 10 (4.72%) Postfix
5 10 (4.72%) Sendmail
6 7 (3.30%) Firmware
7 6 (2.83%) VMware ESX
7 6 (2.83%) XenApp
8 3 (1.42%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.94%) Docker
9 2 (0.94%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.94%) NFS
9 2 (0.94%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 24 (11.32%) Puppet
2 13 (6.13%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (5.19%) Ansible
4 10 (4.72%) Cobbler
4 10 (4.72%) OSSEC
5 9 (4.25%) Nagios
5 9 (4.25%) SCCM
6 8 (3.77%) Nessus
7 5 (2.36%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.36%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.89%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.42%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (1.42%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
9 3 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.42%) Opsview
9 3 (1.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.47%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.47%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 102 (48.11%) Cisco
2 75 (35.38%) CheckPoint
3 52 (24.53%) Juniper
4 41 (19.34%) Microsoft
5 36 (16.98%) Oracle
6 30 (14.15%) VMware
7 29 (13.68%) Citrix
8 28 (13.21%) Splunk
9 24 (11.32%) Red Hat
10 23 (10.85%) F5
11 21 (9.91%) LogRhythm
12 16 (7.55%) HP
13 13 (6.13%) Fortinet
13 13 (6.13%) SolarWinds
14 12 (5.66%) IBM
14 12 (5.66%) Palo Alto
15 10 (4.72%) EMC
15 10 (4.72%) ServiceNow
15 10 (4.72%) TippingPoint
16 9 (4.25%) hybris
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