Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 2018 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 62 63
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -11
Contract jobs citing Firewall 89 85 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.05% 2.84% 2.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.53% 22.31% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 66 50
East Midlands median daily rate £406 £388 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.84% +26.53% -23.44%
10th Percentile £249 £265 £170
90th Percentile £638 £538 £550
England median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 7
East Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £19.94 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.71% +47.69% -15.63%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.53 £11.90
90th Percentile £48.00 £23.25 £19.25
England median hourly rate £31.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +55.00% -10.11% -7.77%

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 395 381 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 13.55% 12.75% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 230 236
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £311 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.45% -11.07% +7.69%
10th Percentile £122 £150 £179
90th Percentile £525 £500 £583
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 27 21
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £16.55 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.74% +14.14% -9.38%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.23 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £37.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.89 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.57% -20.45% +16.28%

Firewall
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Firewall as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firewall in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firewall in the East Midlands

Firewall
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Firewall in the East Midlands

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firewall in the East Midlands

Firewall
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Firewall in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 May 2018. 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
Nottinghamshire -12 33 £438 +9.38% 9
Derbyshire +25 31 £438 +50.86% 7
Northamptonshire -10 15 £325 -38.10% 9
Leicestershire +7 6 £538 +84.55% 8
Lincolnshire +2 2 - - 1
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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 39 (43.82%) Cisco
2 33 (37.08%) Windows
3 28 (31.46%) ITIL
4 26 (29.21%) Linux
5 23 (25.84%) Microsoft
6 22 (24.72%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (24.72%) Security Cleared
7 21 (23.60%) CCNP
7 21 (23.60%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (21.35%) WAN
9 17 (19.10%) TCP/IP
9 17 (19.10%) SC Cleared
10 16 (17.98%) VPN
10 16 (17.98%) CheckPoint
11 15 (16.85%) LAN
11 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Azure
12 14 (15.73%) F5
12 14 (15.73%) Office 365
12 14 (15.73%) Incident Management
13 13 (14.61%) Docker
14 12 (13.48%) PowerShell
15 11 (12.36%) IaaS
15 11 (12.36%) Red Hat
15 11 (12.36%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (12.36%) Finance
16 10 (11.24%) Wireless
16 10 (11.24%) Information Security
16 10 (11.24%) Project Management
16 10 (11.24%) SLA
16 10 (11.24%) Apache

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 10 (11.24%) Apache
2 9 (10.11%) nginx
3 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.25%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.12%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.12%) IIS
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (15.73%) Office 365
3 11 (12.36%) IaaS
4 9 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (5.62%) SaaS
6 4 (4.49%) PaaS
7 1 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.12%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.12%) Serverless
7 1 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.35%) WAN
2 17 (19.10%) TCP/IP
3 16 (17.98%) VPN
4 15 (16.85%) LAN
5 10 (11.24%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (11.24%) Wireless
6 8 (8.99%) Cisco Firepower
6 8 (8.99%) InfiniBand
7 7 (7.87%) Wireshark
8 6 (6.74%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (6.74%) DNS
9 5 (5.62%) DHCP
9 5 (5.62%) Internet
9 5 (5.62%) Network Security
9 5 (5.62%) VLAN
10 4 (4.49%) MPLS
10 4 (4.49%) SAN
10 4 (4.49%) WLAN
11 3 (3.37%) OSPF
11 3 (3.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.11%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.25%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (10.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (12.36%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Local Government
2 5 (5.62%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.49%) Retail
4 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.12%) Back Office
5 1 (1.12%) Banking
5 1 (1.12%) German Language
5 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (17.98%) Architect
1 16 (17.98%) Network Engineer
2 15 (16.85%) Consultant
3 10 (11.24%) Administrator
4 9 (10.11%) Network Architect
5 8 (8.99%) Linux Administrator
6 7 (7.87%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (6.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.62%) Security Architect
9 4 (4.49%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (4.49%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) Technology Consultant
10 3 (3.37%) Analyst
10 3 (3.37%) Desktop Support
10 3 (3.37%) Network Consultant
10 3 (3.37%) Security Consultant
10 3 (3.37%) Senior Technology Consultant
10 3 (3.37%) Support Engineer
10 3 (3.37%) Technical Consultant
11 2 (2.25%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.62%) Web Services
2 1 (1.12%) Apache Flex
2 1 (1.12%) Core Data
2 1 (1.12%) LAMP
2 1 (1.12%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (6.74%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.62%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.25%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.25%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.12%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.12%) NHS
6 1 (1.12%) PKI
6 1 (1.12%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.12%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 33 (37.08%) Windows
2 26 (29.21%) Linux
3 9 (10.11%) CentOS
3 9 (10.11%) Ubuntu
4 7 (7.87%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.74%) Windows 10
5 6 (6.74%) Windows Server
5 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.37%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.25%) VMS
9 1 (1.12%) Unix
9 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.46%) ITIL
2 21 (23.60%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (15.73%) Incident Management
4 11 (12.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (11.24%) Information Security
5 10 (11.24%) Project Management
6 9 (10.11%) Configuration Management
6 9 (10.11%) Data Security
6 9 (10.11%) Open Source
6 9 (10.11%) Service Management
7 8 (8.99%) Change Management
7 8 (8.99%) SIEM
8 7 (7.87%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (7.87%) Migration
9 6 (6.74%) Patch Management
10 5 (5.62%) Data Protection
10 5 (5.62%) DevOps
10 5 (5.62%) Service Delivery
10 5 (5.62%) SOA
10 5 (5.62%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.48%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.11%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.37%) C
3 3 (3.37%) SQL
4 1 (1.12%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 22 (24.72%) Cisco Certification
1 22 (24.72%) Security Cleared
2 21 (23.60%) CCNP
3 17 (19.10%) SC Cleared
4 9 (10.11%) CISSP
4 9 (10.11%) MCSE
4 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (8.99%) CCNA
6 7 (7.87%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (6.74%) CCIE
8 4 (4.49%) CISM
8 4 (4.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (3.37%) DBS Check
10 2 (2.25%) CCSA
10 2 (2.25%) CISA
10 2 (2.25%) Degree
10 2 (2.25%) GIAC
10 2 (2.25%) OSCP
10 2 (2.25%) SSCP
11 1 (1.12%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.24%) SLA
2 6 (6.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (5.62%) GDPR
3 5 (5.62%) TickIT
4 4 (4.49%) PCI DSS
5 3 (3.37%) COBIT
5 3 (3.37%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (3.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (2.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 13 (14.61%) Docker
2 9 (10.11%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.11%) LXC
3 5 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.62%) vSphere
4 4 (4.49%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.37%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (10.11%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (6.74%) WSUS
3 4 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.49%) Puppet
3 4 (4.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.25%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.25%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.25%) SCCM
5 1 (1.12%) RSA enVision
5 1 (1.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (43.82%) Cisco
2 23 (25.84%) Microsoft
3 16 (17.98%) CheckPoint
4 14 (15.73%) F5
5 11 (12.36%) Red Hat
6 9 (10.11%) McAfee
6 9 (10.11%) VMware
7 8 (8.99%) Palo Alto
7 8 (8.99%) Remedy
8 4 (4.49%) Citrix
8 4 (4.49%) Juniper
8 4 (4.49%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.37%) Blue Coat
9 3 (3.37%) TIBCO
10 2 (2.25%) HP
10 2 (2.25%) Oracle
10 2 (2.25%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.12%) Avaya
11 1 (1.12%) IBM
11 1 (1.12%) Mercator