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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 17 May 2022 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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 42 36 55
Rank change year-on-year -6 +19 -9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 50 40 33
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.67% 4.36% 2.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.24% 36.04% 22.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 15
10th Percentile £203 £281 £191
25th Percentile £290 £363 £215
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £405 £320
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% +26.56% -4.26%
75th Percentile £530 £461 £481
90th Percentile £718 £488 £500
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
10th Percentile - - £21.88
25th Percentile - £41.25 £26.56
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £34.75
Median % change year-on-year - +22.30% +60.29%
75th Percentile - £43.75 £42.56
90th Percentile - - £47.03
England median hourly rate £44.50 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +78.00% -23.08% +18.18%

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 171 111 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 12.54% 12.10% 12.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 77 82
10th Percentile £166 £156 £133
25th Percentile £213 £213 £170
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £360 £313
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +15.20% -3.85%
75th Percentile £474 £419 £434
90th Percentile £550 £488 £499
England median daily rate £500 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +14.05% +3.15% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 19
10th Percentile £14.14 £11.74 £11.83
25th Percentile £15.42 - £13.00
Median hourly rate £18.78 £15.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +25.20% -6.25% +16.36%
75th Percentile £22.88 - £17.25
90th Percentile £23.63 £32.25 £48.52
England median hourly rate £23.91 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.38% +20.00% +6.67%

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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

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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

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Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Firewall in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Firewall in the East Midlands

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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

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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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Nottinghamshire +9 15 £338 -15.63% 13
Northamptonshire -11 15 £350 -6.67% 9
Lincolnshire +3 9 £425 - 6
Leicestershire -13 7 £573 +21.81% 9
Derbyshire -13 4 £300 -28.36% 5
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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 26 (52.00%) Cisco
2 21 (42.00%) Azure
3 19 (38.00%) Windows
4 17 (34.00%) WAN
5 16 (32.00%) Active Directory
6 15 (30.00%) Wireless
6 15 (30.00%) SD-WAN
7 13 (26.00%) Migration
7 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
8 11 (22.00%) DNS
8 11 (22.00%) Social Skills
9 9 (18.00%) Cisco Firepower
9 9 (18.00%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (18.00%) Cisco ISE
10 8 (16.00%) Data Centre
10 8 (16.00%) Microsoft 365
10 8 (16.00%) VPN
10 8 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (14.00%) MPLS
11 7 (14.00%) IaaS
12 6 (12.00%) F5
12 6 (12.00%) Hyper-V
12 6 (12.00%) Palo Alto
12 6 (12.00%) Business Continuity
12 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2019
13 5 (10.00%) Project Management
13 5 (10.00%) CheckPoint
13 5 (10.00%) LAN
13 5 (10.00%) Linux

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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 3 (6.00%) IIS
1 3 (6.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.00%) JBoss
3 1 (2.00%) NetWeaver
3 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (42.00%) Azure
2 8 (16.00%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (14.00%) IaaS
4 5 (10.00%) PaaS
4 5 (10.00%) SaaS
5 4 (8.00%) AWS
6 3 (6.00%) Serverless
7 2 (4.00%) GCP
8 1 (2.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (2.00%) Amazon ECS
8 1 (2.00%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (2.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (2.00%) AWS Fargate
8 1 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (2.00%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 1 (2.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (2.00%) Mimecast
8 1 (2.00%) OneDrive
8 1 (2.00%) Rubrik
8 1 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (34.00%) WAN
2 15 (30.00%) SD-WAN
2 15 (30.00%) Wireless
3 11 (22.00%) DNS
4 9 (18.00%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (18.00%) Cisco Firepower
4 9 (18.00%) Cisco ISE
5 8 (16.00%) VPN
6 7 (14.00%) MPLS
7 5 (10.00%) LAN
7 5 (10.00%) Network Security
8 4 (8.00%) BGP
8 4 (8.00%) DHCP
8 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (8.00%) VLAN
8 4 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (6.00%) DMZ
9 3 (6.00%) HTTP
9 3 (6.00%) OSPF
9 3 (6.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) MySQL
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.00%) DB2
2 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.00%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.00%) Hudson
1 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (22.00%) Social Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.00%) Public Sector
4 3 (6.00%) Publishing
5 2 (4.00%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (38.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Architect
3 6 (12.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Data Architect
4 5 (10.00%) Data Centre Architect
4 5 (10.00%) Data Migration Architect
4 5 (10.00%) Migration Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Consultant
5 4 (8.00%) Security Consultant
5 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Information Security Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Lead Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Network Specialist
7 2 (4.00%) Security Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) OAuth
1 2 (4.00%) OpenID
2 1 (2.00%) LDAP
2 1 (2.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.00%) Public Cloud
3 3 (6.00%) Fibre Optics
3 3 (6.00%) FMCG
4 2 (4.00%) Cloud Native
4 2 (4.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 2 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.00%) CMDB
5 1 (2.00%) Derivative
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) NHS
5 1 (2.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.00%) Windows
2 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2019
3 5 (10.00%) Linux
3 5 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.00%) Unix
4 3 (6.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.00%) Mac OS
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.00%) AIX
6 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Migration
2 6 (12.00%) Business Continuity
2 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (10.00%) DevOps
3 5 (10.00%) Project Management
4 4 (8.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (8.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 4 (8.00%) Information Security
4 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure as Code
4 4 (8.00%) ITIL
4 4 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (8.00%) SIEM
5 3 (6.00%) BCP
5 3 (6.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 3 (6.00%) Data Centre Operations
5 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.00%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (6.00%) Microservices
5 3 (6.00%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (6.00%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.00%) CCNA
2 4 (8.00%) CISM
2 4 (8.00%) CISSP
3 3 (6.00%) CCNP
4 2 (4.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (4.00%) CCIE
4 2 (4.00%) CCSP
4 2 (4.00%) CRISC
4 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) CCDP
5 1 (2.00%) CCIE Security
5 1 (2.00%) HP APS
5 1 (2.00%) MCSE
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.00%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) GRC
1 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.00%) NCSC
1 2 (4.00%) NIST
2 1 (2.00%) COBIT
2 1 (2.00%) GDPR
2 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (6.00%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.00%) Docker
4 2 (4.00%) pfSense
4 2 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (2.00%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.00%) NFS
5 1 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.00%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 3 (6.00%) Terraform
2 3 (6.00%) VxRail
3 2 (4.00%) CASB
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (4.00%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (4.00%) Packer
4 1 (2.00%) Ansible
4 1 (2.00%) CloudForms
4 1 (2.00%) HAProxy
4 1 (2.00%) Nagios
4 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.00%) Puppet
4 1 (2.00%) SCCM
4 1 (2.00%) SCOM
4 1 (2.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (52.00%) Cisco
2 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.00%) F5
3 6 (12.00%) Palo Alto
4 5 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (10.00%) Meraki
5 4 (8.00%) Dell
6 3 (6.00%) Citrix
6 3 (6.00%) NetApp
6 3 (6.00%) SAP
6 3 (6.00%) VMware
7 2 (4.00%) Avaya
7 2 (4.00%) Bomgar
7 2 (4.00%) HP
8 1 (2.00%) Altiris
8 1 (2.00%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.00%) Juniper
8 1 (2.00%) Oracle
8 1 (2.00%) Software AG
8 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds