Period
to 23 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Firewall skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firewall over the 6 months to 23 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firewall
England > East Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 36 30 39
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9 +31
Contract jobs citing Firewall 68 30 88
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.64% 4.75% 4.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.72% 38.46% 30.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 14 62
10th Percentile £200 £291 £158
25th Percentile £303 £328 £231
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £380 £380 £318
Median % change year-on-year +0.13% +19.53% -15.33%
75th Percentile £419 £394 £425
90th Percentile £466 £408 £499
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
10th Percentile £16.45 " "
25th Percentile £19.38 " £26.25
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £27.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% -18.18% +77.42%
75th Percentile £22.50 " £28.75
90th Percentile " " "
England median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -31.25% -11.11% +24.05%

Firewall is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 167 78 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 11.41% 12.34% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 44 171
10th Percentile £185 £120 £140
25th Percentile £236 £164 £193
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £325 £350
Median % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% -
75th Percentile £438 £394 £438
90th Percentile £543 £500 £488
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 31
10th Percentile £14.70 £13.67 £10.58
25th Percentile £19.87 £14.89 £11.56
Median hourly rate £36.50 £22.50 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year +62.22% +50.00% -3.23%
75th Percentile £52.63 £37.50 £22.23
90th Percentile £57.50 £43.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.51 £31.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year -34.89% +20.00% +39.81%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Firewall as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Firewall in the East Midlands

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Firewall in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Firewall in the East Midlands

Firewall
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Firewall in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Firewall in the East Midlands

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Firewall in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Firewall in the East Midlands

Firewall
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +3 23 £380 +0.13% 5
Nottinghamshire -20 21 £300 -14.29% 10
Leicestershire -8 12 £425 - 14
Derbyshire -7 5 £319 - 8
Lincolnshire - 4 £435 - 5
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Firewall also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Firewall.

1 46 (67.65%) Windows
2 36 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 36 (52.94%) VMware
3 33 (48.53%) Cisco
4 32 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (44.12%) Microsoft 365
6 29 (42.65%) Microsoft
7 27 (39.71%) VPN
8 25 (36.76%) Azure
8 25 (36.76%) Windows Server
9 24 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 24 (35.29%) CCNA
9 24 (35.29%) ITIL
10 19 (27.94%) HP
11 18 (26.47%) WAN
11 18 (26.47%) Wireless
12 17 (25.00%) LAN
12 17 (25.00%) Palo Alto
13 16 (23.53%) Social Skills
14 15 (22.06%) MCP
14 15 (22.06%) CCNP
14 15 (22.06%) Aruba
15 13 (19.12%) Linux
15 13 (19.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 12 (17.65%) SQL
17 11 (16.18%) Data Protection
17 11 (16.18%) SD-WAN
18 10 (14.71%) Data Centre
19 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
19 9 (13.24%) SaaS

Firewall
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 7 (10.29%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.35%) JBoss
2 5 (7.35%) NetWeaver
2 5 (7.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.47%) IIS
3 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 30 (44.12%) Microsoft 365
2 25 (36.76%) Azure
3 9 (13.24%) SaaS
4 8 (11.76%) IaaS
4 8 (11.76%) PaaS
5 5 (7.35%) AWS
5 5 (7.35%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 5 (7.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 4 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.47%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.47%) AWS CodeCommit
7 1 (1.47%) AWS CodePipeline
7 1 (1.47%) Azure Pipelines
7 1 (1.47%) GCP
7 1 (1.47%) GitHub
7 1 (1.47%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 27 (39.71%) VPN
2 18 (26.47%) WAN
2 18 (26.47%) Wireless
3 17 (25.00%) LAN
4 11 (16.18%) SD-WAN
5 9 (13.24%) Internet
6 8 (11.76%) DNS
7 7 (10.29%) IPsec
7 7 (10.29%) Network Security
7 7 (10.29%) SSH
7 7 (10.29%) SSL
8 6 (8.82%) DHCP
8 6 (8.82%) MPLS
8 6 (8.82%) VoIP
9 5 (7.35%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (7.35%) PBX
9 5 (7.35%) Skype
9 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
10 3 (4.41%) Cisco IPT
10 3 (4.41%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) MySQL
1 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.82%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (7.35%) DB2
3 5 (7.35%) SAP HANA
4 2 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.47%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.47%) GitLab
1 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.47%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (23.53%) Social Skills
2 7 (10.29%) Public Sector
3 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.35%) Finance
4 3 (4.41%) Local Government
4 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.94%) Legal
6 1 (1.47%) Advertising
6 1 (1.47%) Back Office
6 1 (1.47%) Law
6 1 (1.47%) Military
6 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (26.47%) Network Engineer
2 16 (23.53%) Systems Engineer
3 13 (19.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (11.76%) Architect
5 7 (10.29%) Security Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (7.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.88%) Designer
8 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Designer
8 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.88%) IT Architect
8 4 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (5.88%) Solutions Designer
8 4 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Microsoft 365 Project Manager
9 3 (4.41%) Network Support
9 3 (4.41%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) Middleware
1 5 (7.35%) SAP Basis
2 2 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (1.47%) .NET Core
3 1 (1.47%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.47%) Django
3 1 (1.47%) Express
3 1 (1.47%) MEAN Stack
3 1 (1.47%) Node.js
3 1 (1.47%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.76%) Public Cloud
3 7 (10.29%) PKI
4 5 (7.35%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (5.88%) BYOD
5 4 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (4.41%) Handset
7 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.47%) NHS
7 1 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (67.65%) Windows
2 25 (36.76%) Windows Server
3 13 (19.12%) Linux
4 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (10.29%) Unix
6 5 (7.35%) AIX
6 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (4.41%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.94%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (1.47%) CentOS
9 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.29%) ITIL
2 13 (19.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (16.18%) Data Protection
4 8 (11.76%) Migration
5 7 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (10.29%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (10.29%) TOGAF
6 6 (8.82%) Capacity Management
6 6 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (8.82%) High Availability
6 6 (8.82%) Microservices
6 6 (8.82%) Service Management
7 5 (7.35%) Business Analysis
7 5 (7.35%) Business Continuity
7 5 (7.35%) Decision-Making
7 5 (7.35%) Due Diligence
7 5 (7.35%) Identity Management
7 5 (7.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (7.35%) Security Patching
7 5 (7.35%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.65%) SQL
2 7 (10.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.94%) VB
4 1 (1.47%) C
4 1 (1.47%) C#
4 1 (1.47%) C++
4 1 (1.47%) Java
4 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.47%) Perl
4 1 (1.47%) PHP
4 1 (1.47%) Python
4 1 (1.47%) Ruby
4 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (35.29%) CCNA
3 15 (22.06%) CCNP
3 15 (22.06%) MCP
4 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
5 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.88%) Degree
6 4 (5.88%) MCSA
7 3 (4.41%) MCSE
8 2 (2.94%) CISSP
9 1 (1.47%) CCIE
9 1 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.47%) HND
9 1 (1.47%) MCITP
9 1 (1.47%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) GDPR
2 5 (7.35%) COBIT
2 5 (7.35%) PCI DSS
3 3 (4.41%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (2.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 36 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 24 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.82%) Docker
5 4 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) Kubernetes
2 5 (7.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 3 (4.41%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.94%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (2.94%) SCCM
5 1 (1.47%) Ansible
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.47%) Control-M
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.47%) Nessus
5 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.47%) Puppet
5 1 (1.47%) Terraform
5 1 (1.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 36 (52.94%) VMware
2 33 (48.53%) Cisco
3 29 (42.65%) Microsoft
4 19 (27.94%) HP
5 17 (25.00%) Palo Alto
6 15 (22.06%) Aruba
7 9 (13.24%) Citrix
8 7 (10.29%) Oracle
9 6 (8.82%) Red Hat
10 5 (7.35%) F5
10 5 (7.35%) Juniper
10 5 (7.35%) SAP
10 5 (7.35%) Software AG
10 5 (7.35%) SolarWinds
11 4 (5.88%) Aerohive Networks
11 4 (5.88%) Extreme Networks
11 4 (5.88%) IBM
11 4 (5.88%) Ruckus Wireless
12 3 (4.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 3 (4.41%) Sophos