The table below looks at the statistics for Firewall skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firewall over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firewall
Rank 35 37 48
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 15 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.53% 3.29% 3.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.48% 20.00% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 8
Median daily rate £300 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £299 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £457 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £21.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -18.44%
Firewall
East of 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 Essex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
91 85 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 21.41% 16.44% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 32 68
Median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 11
Median hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +21.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

Firewall
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Firewall Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Firewall
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firewall across the Essex region.

Firewall Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firewall across the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Firewall Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Firewall
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firewall across the Essex region.

Firewall Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firewall within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 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
Basildon +8 3 £275 -34.52% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £500 -
Brentwood +5 1 - - 2
Rayleigh - 1 £413 -
Witham - 1 £575 - 1
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 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 Essex region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 15 (53.57%) Windows
3 14 (50.00%) VPN
4 10 (35.71%) Linux
5 9 (32.14%) Wireless
5 9 (32.14%) Cisco
5 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (32.14%) CCNA
6 8 (28.57%) Internet
6 8 (28.57%) Windows Server
7 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 7 (25.00%) LAN
7 7 (25.00%) WAN
7 7 (25.00%) Finance
8 6 (21.43%) Oracle
8 6 (21.43%) CCNP
8 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (21.43%) Office 365
9 5 (17.86%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (17.86%) Patch Management
9 5 (17.86%) Security Patching
9 5 (17.86%) Palo Alto
9 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
9 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
9 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
9 5 (17.86%) Juniper
9 5 (17.86%) IIS
9 5 (17.86%) SQL

Firewall
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 5 (17.86%) Apache
1 5 (17.86%) IIS
1 5 (17.86%) JBoss
2 3 (10.71%) GlassFish
2 3 (10.71%) Skype for Business
2 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
2 3 (10.71%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.29%) MS Office
2 4 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (10.71%) MS Project
3 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Office 365
2 3 (10.71%) IBM Cloud
2 3 (10.71%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) VPN
2 9 (32.14%) Wireless
3 8 (28.57%) Internet
4 7 (25.00%) LAN
4 7 (25.00%) WAN
5 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
6 3 (10.71%) LDAP
6 3 (10.71%) SAN
6 3 (10.71%) WLAN
7 2 (7.14%) Extranet
7 2 (7.14%) HTTP
7 2 (7.14%) HTTPS
7 2 (7.14%) Network Security
7 2 (7.14%) SSL
8 1 (3.57%) DHCP
8 1 (3.57%) DNS
8 1 (3.57%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) VisualVM
2 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Legal
3 3 (10.71%) Automotive
3 3 (10.71%) Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Security Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Packager
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix Packager
4 2 (7.14%) Firewall Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Security Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.57%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
1 3 (10.71%) COM+
1 3 (10.71%) HTML
1 3 (10.71%) SOAP
1 3 (10.71%) XML
2 2 (7.14%) J2EE
2 2 (7.14%) Middleware
3 1 (3.57%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) EMV
2 4 (14.29%) NHS
3 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.71%) DataPower
4 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Linux
3 8 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 5 (17.86%) Data Analysis
2 5 (17.86%) Information Security
2 5 (17.86%) Patch Management
2 5 (17.86%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (17.86%) Security Patching
3 4 (14.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (10.71%) Change Control
4 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.71%) Email Filtering
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 3 (10.71%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (10.71%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
4 3 (10.71%) Project Management
4 3 (10.71%) Strategic Planning
4 3 (10.71%) System Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) CCNA
1 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (21.43%) CCNP
3 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (10.71%) CCA
4 3 (10.71%) CCDA
4 3 (10.71%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (7.14%) MCP
5 2 (7.14%) MCSE
6 1 (3.57%) CISA
6 1 (3.57%) CISM
6 1 (3.57%) CISSP
6 1 (3.57%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (17.86%) PCI DSS
2 2 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) Firmware
3 2 (7.14%) Docker
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (7.14%) Terminal Server
3 2 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
1 3 (10.71%) Opsview
2 2 (7.14%) Ansible
2 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (7.14%) Puppet
2 2 (7.14%) SCCM
3 1 (3.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 9 (32.14%) Cisco
3 6 (21.43%) Oracle
4 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
4 5 (17.86%) Juniper
4 5 (17.86%) Palo Alto
5 3 (10.71%) Citrix
5 3 (10.71%) IBM
5 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
5 3 (10.71%) Software AG
5 3 (10.71%) Splunk
5 3 (10.71%) webMethods
6 2 (7.14%) WSO2
7 1 (3.57%) Infor
7 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (3.57%) SAP