Period
to 18 June 2019

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 18 June 2019 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
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 67 74
Rank change year-on-year +17 +7 -5
Contract jobs citing Firewall 88 84 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.33% 2.94% 2.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.21% 21.59% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 38 62
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £439 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.93% +9.69% +10.34%
10th Percentile £150 £266 £265
90th Percentile £500 £638 £538
England median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
East Midlands median hourly rate £21.68 £45.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.82% +125.00% +48.15%
10th Percentile £20.49 £42.50 £17.45
90th Percentile £22.87 £47.85 £23.25
England median hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -9.38% +48.84% -6.52%

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 312 389 364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 15.35% 13.62% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 228 211
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £364 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.60% +11.86% -7.14%
10th Percentile £145 £127 £150
90th Percentile £500 £502 £500
England median daily rate £438 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 28
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.75 £17.50 £17.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +2.81% +15.41%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.70 £10.26
90th Percentile £21.93 £47.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.38
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.20% -22.48%

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 18 June 2019.

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 18 June 2019. 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 +17 37 £245 -34.67% 5
Northamptonshire +9 15 £368 +8.89% 1
Derbyshire -4 12 £388 -18.42%
Lincolnshire - 11 £183 - 3
Leicestershire +5 9 £338 -38.64%
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, 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 51 (57.95%) Cisco
2 33 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (34.09%) CCNA
4 29 (32.95%) Windows
5 27 (30.68%) Microsoft
6 24 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 24 (27.27%) LAN
6 24 (27.27%) Windows Server
7 22 (25.00%) CCNP
8 20 (22.73%) ITIL
8 20 (22.73%) Network Security
8 20 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (21.59%) Wireless
10 18 (20.45%) VMware
11 17 (19.32%) CheckPoint
11 17 (19.32%) Office 365
12 15 (17.05%) Cisco ISE
12 15 (17.05%) WAN
13 14 (15.91%) VoIP
13 14 (15.91%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (15.91%) SCCM
13 14 (15.91%) Hyper-V
14 13 (14.77%) Citrix
14 13 (14.77%) Palo Alto
15 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
15 12 (13.64%) F5
15 12 (13.64%) VPN
15 12 (13.64%) Linux
15 12 (13.64%) Telecoms
15 12 (13.64%) Internet

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 6 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.27%) Apache
3 2 (2.27%) nginx
4 1 (1.14%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.14%) IIS
4 1 (1.14%) JBoss
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.14%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (19.32%) Office 365
2 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (6.82%) Mimecast
5 2 (2.27%) Boomi
6 1 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.14%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.14%) IaaS
6 1 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (27.27%) LAN
2 20 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
2 20 (22.73%) Network Security
3 19 (21.59%) Wireless
4 15 (17.05%) Cisco ISE
4 15 (17.05%) WAN
5 14 (15.91%) VoIP
5 14 (15.91%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (13.64%) Internet
6 12 (13.64%) VPN
7 9 (10.23%) TCP/IP
8 8 (9.09%) Cisco Wireless
8 8 (9.09%) WLAN
9 7 (7.95%) IP Telephony
10 6 (6.82%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (6.82%) Cisco IPT
11 5 (5.68%) Intranet
11 5 (5.68%) IPsec
12 4 (4.55%) MPLS
12 4 (4.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.14%) Big Data
3 1 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.14%) Couchbase
3 1 (1.14%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.14%) MySQL
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.14%) QlikView
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.14%) Bugzilla
2 1 (1.14%) JIRA
2 1 (1.14%) Maven
2 1 (1.14%) MSBuild
General
1 12 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.82%) Finance
3 5 (5.68%) Games
4 3 (3.41%) Electronics
4 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.41%) Marketing
4 3 (3.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.14%) Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Legal
5 1 (1.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (30.68%) Network Engineer
2 11 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (9.09%) Architect
3 8 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 7 (7.95%) Network Specialist
4 7 (7.95%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 6 (6.82%) Senior Network Specialist
5 6 (6.82%) VoIP Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) Windows Support Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Consultant
6 5 (5.68%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) IT Support
7 4 (4.55%) IT Technician
7 4 (4.55%) Security Consultant
8 3 (3.41%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) JDBC
1 3 (3.41%) LDAP
2 2 (2.27%) J2EE
3 1 (1.14%) CGI
3 1 (1.14%) JSON
3 1 (1.14%) Memcached
3 1 (1.14%) Middleware
3 1 (1.14%) Spring
3 1 (1.14%) WAP
3 1 (1.14%) Web Services
3 1 (1.14%) XMPP
3 1 (1.14%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.82%) NHS
3 4 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.41%) Blog
4 3 (3.41%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.41%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.27%) Clustering
5 2 (2.27%) CMDB
5 2 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.27%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.14%) e-Health
6 1 (1.14%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.14%) Handset
6 1 (1.14%) LIMS
6 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.14%) PACS
6 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (32.95%) Windows
2 24 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 12 (13.64%) Linux
4 8 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 7 (7.95%) Windows 7
5 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.27%) Solaris
7 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.14%) CentOS
8 1 (1.14%) Debian
8 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.14%) Unix
8 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.73%) ITIL
2 9 (10.23%) Incident Management
3 7 (7.95%) ITIL V3
3 7 (7.95%) Service Delivery
4 6 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (6.82%) Migration
4 6 (6.82%) Network Management
4 6 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (5.68%) DevOps
5 5 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.68%) SIEM
6 4 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (4.55%) Service Management
6 4 (4.55%) Validation
7 3 (3.41%) Architectural Design
7 3 (3.41%) Coaching
7 3 (3.41%) Server Management
7 3 (3.41%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.09%) SQL
2 3 (3.41%) C
2 3 (3.41%) Java
3 2 (2.27%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.27%) Python
4 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.14%) Perl
4 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (34.09%) CCNA
3 22 (25.00%) CCNP
4 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.68%) MCSE
5 5 (5.68%) NVQ Level 3
6 4 (4.55%) HND
6 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.27%) CCIP
7 2 (2.27%) CCSA
7 2 (2.27%) CCSE
7 2 (2.27%) CISSP
7 2 (2.27%) Degree
7 2 (2.27%) MCP
7 2 (2.27%) MCSA
7 2 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.14%) CCSP
8 1 (1.14%) MCITP
8 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.14%) HL7
2 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 24 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.91%) Hyper-V
3 9 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.27%) vSphere
4 2 (2.27%) XenApp
4 2 (2.27%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.14%) Docker
5 1 (1.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (1.14%) NFS
5 1 (1.14%) Samba
5 1 (1.14%) Squid
5 1 (1.14%) Varnish
5 1 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (15.91%) SCCM
2 9 (10.23%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (3.41%) Ansible
5 2 (2.27%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.27%) Cacti
5 2 (2.27%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.27%) MaaS360
5 2 (2.27%) Nagios
5 2 (2.27%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.14%) CFEngine
6 1 (1.14%) MIIS
6 1 (1.14%) Munin
6 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.14%) Puppet
6 1 (1.14%) SCOM
6 1 (1.14%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.14%) WMI
6 1 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (57.95%) Cisco
2 27 (30.68%) Microsoft
3 18 (20.45%) VMware
4 17 (19.32%) CheckPoint
5 13 (14.77%) Citrix
5 13 (14.77%) Palo Alto
6 12 (13.64%) F5
7 7 (7.95%) Apple
7 7 (7.95%) HP
8 5 (5.68%) Brocade
8 5 (5.68%) Fortinet
8 5 (5.68%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.55%) 3PAR
9 4 (4.55%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.55%) SAP
9 4 (4.55%) Sophos
10 3 (3.41%) Juniper
10 3 (3.41%) Oracle
10 3 (3.41%) Symantec
10 3 (3.41%) Veeam