Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 74 53
Rank change year-on-year +9 -21 +6
Contract jobs citing Firewall 87 74 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.06% 2.38% 2.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.48% 17.70% 22.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 65 59
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.13% -6.13%
10th Percentile £229 £265 £262
90th Percentile £610 £538 £925
England median daily rate £435 £406 £400
% change year-on-year +7.08% +1.56% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
East Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.00% +25.00% +11.11%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% -1.96% +8.51%

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 405 418 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.23% 13.42% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 257 242
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -16.18% +17.06%
10th Percentile £128 £148 £213
90th Percentile £500 £529 £615
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 32 24
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £14.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.24% -2.07% -23.68%
10th Percentile £10.85 £10.96 £8.69
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £33.53
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.05 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.80% -27.80% +21.95%

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 19 August 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
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 19 August 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 +3 30 £331 -10.24% 14
Derbyshire +26 26 £325 +8.33% 5
Northamptonshire -15 16 £356 -32.14% 6
Leicestershire +9 11 £475 +68.14% 9
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 34 (39.08%) Cisco
2 32 (36.78%) Windows
3 27 (31.03%) Linux
4 22 (25.29%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (24.14%) TCP/IP
6 16 (18.39%) Active Directory
6 16 (18.39%) LAN
7 15 (17.24%) F5
8 14 (16.09%) IaaS
8 14 (16.09%) WAN
8 14 (16.09%) ITIL
8 14 (16.09%) VPN
8 14 (16.09%) CheckPoint
9 13 (14.94%) Git (software)
9 13 (14.94%) Docker
10 12 (13.79%) Patch Management
10 12 (13.79%) Cisco Firepower
10 12 (13.79%) McAfee ePO
10 12 (13.79%) PowerShell
10 12 (13.79%) Red Hat
10 12 (13.79%) Microsoft
10 12 (13.79%) McAfee
10 12 (13.79%) Wireless
10 12 (13.79%) Information Security
11 11 (12.64%) Configuration Management
11 11 (12.64%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (12.64%) Retail
11 11 (12.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 11 (12.64%) MongoDB
11 11 (12.64%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 9 (10.34%) Apache
1 9 (10.34%) nginx
2 4 (4.60%) Confluence
3 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.45%) Site Server
4 2 (2.30%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.30%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.30%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.15%) IIS
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.09%) IaaS
2 10 (11.49%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (8.05%) Office 365
5 6 (6.90%) PaaS
6 4 (4.60%) SaaS
7 2 (2.30%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (24.14%) TCP/IP
2 16 (18.39%) LAN
3 14 (16.09%) VPN
3 14 (16.09%) WAN
4 12 (13.79%) Cisco Firepower
4 12 (13.79%) Wireless
5 9 (10.34%) Network Security
6 7 (8.05%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (6.90%) DHCP
7 6 (6.90%) Wireshark
8 5 (5.75%) DNS
9 4 (4.60%) MPLS
10 3 (3.45%) SAN
10 3 (3.45%) SMS
10 3 (3.45%) WLAN
11 2 (2.30%) Internet
11 2 (2.30%) Intranet
11 2 (2.30%) IP Telephony
11 2 (2.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.64%) MongoDB
2 7 (8.05%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.30%) MySQL
4 2 (2.30%) NuoDB
4 2 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.30%) Redis
5 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (14.94%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.60%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.60%) JIRA
3 2 (2.30%) Maven
3 2 (2.30%) Selenium
3 2 (2.30%) Subversion
3 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (12.64%) Retail
2 8 (9.20%) Finance
3 3 (3.45%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.30%) Legal
4 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.30%) Marketing
4 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (17.24%) Architect
2 14 (16.09%) Network Engineer
3 10 (11.49%) Administrator
3 10 (11.49%) Security Architect
4 8 (9.20%) Linux Administrator
5 7 (8.05%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (6.90%) Consultant
6 6 (6.90%) Information Security Architect
6 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (6.90%) Security Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Desktop Support
8 4 (4.60%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (3.45%) Network Architect
9 3 (3.45%) Network Consultant
9 3 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) Web Services
2 2 (2.30%) LDAP
2 2 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.15%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.15%) COM
3 1 (1.15%) CSS
3 1 (1.15%) HTML
3 1 (1.15%) JDBC
3 1 (1.15%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (11.49%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.30%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.15%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.15%) NHS
5 1 (1.15%) PKI
5 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (36.78%) Windows
2 27 (31.03%) Linux
3 9 (10.34%) CentOS
3 9 (10.34%) Ubuntu
4 8 (9.20%) Windows 10
4 8 (9.20%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.90%) Windows Server
5 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.60%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.30%) Solaris
7 2 (2.30%) Unix
7 2 (2.30%) VMS
7 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.15%) AIX
8 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.29%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (16.09%) ITIL
3 12 (13.79%) Information Security
3 12 (13.79%) Patch Management
4 11 (12.64%) Configuration Management
4 11 (12.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (11.49%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (10.34%) Open Source
7 8 (9.20%) Change Management
7 8 (9.20%) Security Architecture
8 7 (8.05%) Risk Management
9 6 (6.90%) DevOps
9 6 (6.90%) Mentoring
9 6 (6.90%) Migration
9 6 (6.90%) SIEM
9 6 (6.90%) Strategic Thinking
9 6 (6.90%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (5.75%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (5.75%) SOA
11 4 (4.60%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.79%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.34%) Bash Shell
3 7 (8.05%) SQL
4 4 (4.60%) C
5 2 (2.30%) Java
6 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.15%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (11.49%) CISSP
2 10 (11.49%) Security Cleared
3 9 (10.34%) CCNP
4 8 (9.20%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.90%) CCNA
5 6 (6.90%) DBS Check
6 5 (5.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (5.75%) Degree
6 5 (5.75%) SSCP
7 4 (4.60%) CISA
7 4 (4.60%) CISM
8 2 (2.30%) ISSAP
8 2 (2.30%) ISSEP
9 1 (1.15%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.15%) Master's Degree
9 1 (1.15%) MCSE
9 1 (1.15%) NVQ Level 3
9 1 (1.15%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (9.20%) PCI DSS
3 5 (5.75%) TickIT
4 3 (3.45%) COBIT
4 3 (3.45%) GDPR
4 3 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 3 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 16 (18.39%) Active Directory
2 13 (14.94%) Docker
3 9 (10.34%) LXC
4 6 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (4.60%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.15%) NFS
7 1 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (13.79%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (10.34%) WSUS
3 6 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.60%) Puppet
5 2 (2.30%) Ansible
5 2 (2.30%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.30%) SCCM
5 2 (2.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.15%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 34 (39.08%) Cisco
2 15 (17.24%) F5
3 14 (16.09%) CheckPoint
4 12 (13.79%) McAfee
4 12 (13.79%) Microsoft
4 12 (13.79%) Red Hat
5 9 (10.34%) VMware
6 7 (8.05%) Palo Alto
7 5 (5.75%) Citrix
8 4 (4.60%) IBM
8 4 (4.60%) Oracle
8 4 (4.60%) WatchGuard
9 3 (3.45%) BT
9 3 (3.45%) Mercator
10 2 (2.30%) Apple
10 2 (2.30%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.30%) HP
10 2 (2.30%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.15%) Brocade
11 1 (1.15%) Mitel