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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Firewall
Rank 43 33 48
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +15
Contract jobs citing Firewall 11 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.89% 3.74% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 29.03% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
Median daily rate £300 £400 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £240 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £418 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £23.31
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -14.20%

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
66 62 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 17.32% 12.89% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 36 46
Median daily rate £400 £438 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £575 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £11.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+218.18% -26.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £155 -
Basildon - 2 - -
Billericay - 1 - - 1
Chelmsford - 1 £375 -
Colchester - 1 £425 -
Firewall
East of England

Firewall
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) Internet
3 8 (32.00%) VPN
4 7 (28.00%) DNS
4 7 (28.00%) Cisco
4 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (28.00%) WAN
4 7 (28.00%) Network Security
4 7 (28.00%) Data Centre
5 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (24.00%) BGP
5 6 (24.00%) MPLS
5 6 (24.00%) OSPF
5 6 (24.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (24.00%) Citrix
5 6 (24.00%) LAN
6 5 (20.00%) VoIP
6 5 (20.00%) CCNP
6 5 (20.00%) SMTP
6 5 (20.00%) Unix
6 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (20.00%) Finance
6 5 (20.00%) Information Security
6 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (16.00%) F5
7 4 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (16.00%) IPsec
7 4 (16.00%) VMware

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 3 (12.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Mimecast
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) Internet
2 8 (32.00%) VPN
3 7 (28.00%) DNS
3 7 (28.00%) Network Security
3 7 (28.00%) WAN
4 6 (24.00%) BGP
4 6 (24.00%) LAN
4 6 (24.00%) MPLS
4 6 (24.00%) OSPF
5 5 (20.00%) SMTP
5 5 (20.00%) VoIP
6 4 (16.00%) FTP
6 4 (16.00%) IMAP
6 4 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (16.00%) IPsec
6 4 (16.00%) LDAP
6 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (16.00%) Wireless
7 3 (12.00%) Extranet
7 3 (12.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Automotive
2 2 (8.00%) German Language
2 2 (8.00%) Legal
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) IT Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Security Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Security Officer
4 2 (8.00%) Applications Packager
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix Packager
4 2 (8.00%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (8.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Information Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Information Officer
4 2 (8.00%) Information Security Officer
4 2 (8.00%) IT Support
4 2 (8.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Technology Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Wireless Product Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.00%) PMI
4 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.00%) FlexPod
4 1 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.00%) LPAR
4 1 (4.00%) PKI
4 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (20.00%) Unix
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) AIX
5 1 (4.00%) CentOS
5 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Information Security
2 3 (12.00%) People Management
3 2 (8.00%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (8.00%) Email Filtering
3 2 (8.00%) ERP
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.00%) Process Management
3 2 (8.00%) Project Management
3 2 (8.00%) Security Monitoring
3 2 (8.00%) Threat Management
3 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (8.00%) Web Filtering
4 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) CCNP
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.00%) CISA
2 3 (12.00%) CISM
3 2 (8.00%) CCNA
3 2 (8.00%) CISSP
3 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.00%) CCSE
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) JNCIP
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (8.00%) Terminal Server
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) XenApp
3 1 (4.00%) DFS Replication
3 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP SIM
1 1 (4.00%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Cisco
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (24.00%) Citrix
3 4 (16.00%) F5
3 4 (16.00%) VMware
4 2 (8.00%) Juniper
4 2 (8.00%) NetApp
5 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.00%) Clearswift
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Huawei
5 1 (4.00%) IBM
5 1 (4.00%) Imperva
5 1 (4.00%) Infoblox
5 1 (4.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (4.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.00%) Veeam
5 1 (4.00%) WatchGuard