Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 55 83
Rank change year-on-year +13 +28 -9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 83 96 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.50% 3.56% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.14% 23.41% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 55 50
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £380 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +2.01% +6.43%
10th Percentile £184 £229 £263
90th Percentile £575 £530 £500
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
East Midlands median hourly rate £34.57 £15.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +123.00% -31.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £16.28 £14.75 £13.15
90th Percentile £44.49 £16.25 £37.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £37.55 £25.50
% change year-on-year +14.51% +47.25% +0.99%

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 295 410 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 16.00% 15.19% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 229 280
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £350 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.66% -11.67%
10th Percentile £158 £163 £150
90th Percentile £500 £526 £500
England median daily rate £425 £425 £401
% change year-on-year - +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 29 38
East Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £13.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.68% -20.40%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.19 £9.75
90th Percentile £46.80 £45.00 £41.45
England median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +18.75% +6.95% -17.50%

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 20 November 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
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 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 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 +19 35 £341 +2.87% 22
Northamptonshire +28 17 £375 -3.23% 9
Leicestershire +2 12 £350 -23.91% 11
Lincolnshire +4 8 £190 - 7
Derbyshire -3 7 £450 +41.96% 6
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 49 (59.04%) Cisco
2 31 (37.35%) LAN
3 30 (36.14%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (32.53%) WAN
5 26 (31.33%) Windows
6 22 (26.51%) ITIL
6 22 (26.51%) CCNP
6 22 (26.51%) CCNA
7 20 (24.10%) VoIP
7 20 (24.10%) Wi-Fi
7 20 (24.10%) Wireless
8 18 (21.69%) Palo Alto
9 17 (20.48%) Windows Server
9 17 (20.48%) Active Directory
9 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
9 17 (20.48%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (18.07%) Project Delivery
11 14 (16.87%) VPN
12 13 (15.66%) CheckPoint
12 13 (15.66%) Network Security
13 12 (14.46%) F5
13 12 (14.46%) VMware
14 11 (13.25%) Ethernet
14 11 (13.25%) Data Centre
15 10 (12.05%) Juniper
15 10 (12.05%) TCP/IP
16 9 (10.84%) Internet
16 9 (10.84%) WLAN
16 9 (10.84%) OSPF
16 9 (10.84%) Cisco Nexus

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 (7.23%) Skype for Business
2 4 (4.82%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) MS Visio
2 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (6.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.43%) Azure
2 5 (6.02%) Office 365
3 2 (2.41%) AWS
3 2 (2.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.20%) PaaS
4 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (37.35%) LAN
2 27 (32.53%) WAN
3 20 (24.10%) VoIP
3 20 (24.10%) Wi-Fi
3 20 (24.10%) Wireless
4 17 (20.48%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (16.87%) VPN
6 13 (15.66%) Network Security
7 11 (13.25%) Ethernet
8 10 (12.05%) TCP/IP
9 9 (10.84%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (10.84%) Cisco Wireless
9 9 (10.84%) Internet
9 9 (10.84%) OSPF
9 9 (10.84%) WLAN
10 8 (9.64%) Cisco ISE
10 8 (9.64%) DNS
11 7 (8.43%) VLAN
12 6 (7.23%) MPLS
12 6 (7.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) DB2
2 1 (1.20%) Informix
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Hudson
2 1 (1.20%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.20%) SonarQube
General
1 9 (10.84%) Public Sector
2 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.41%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.41%) Finance
3 2 (2.41%) Games
4 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.20%) Legal
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (43.37%) Network Engineer
2 8 (9.64%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (8.43%) Analyst
3 7 (8.43%) Architect
3 7 (8.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (7.23%) Network Architect
5 5 (6.02%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Security Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Consultant
6 4 (4.82%) Network Consultant
6 4 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.82%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Network Analyst
7 3 (3.61%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (3.61%) Windows Support Engineer
8 2 (2.41%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) 802.1X
2 4 (4.82%) Middleware
3 2 (2.41%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.64%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.43%) NHS
4 6 (7.23%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (4.82%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.41%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.20%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.20%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.20%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.20%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 26 (31.33%) Windows
2 17 (20.48%) Windows Server
3 9 (10.84%) Windows 10
4 6 (7.23%) Linux
5 4 (4.82%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.41%) Debian
7 2 (2.41%) openSUSE
7 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.41%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.20%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.51%) ITIL
2 15 (18.07%) Project Delivery
3 8 (9.64%) Migration
4 7 (8.43%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (8.43%) Project Management
5 6 (7.23%) Incident Management
5 6 (7.23%) Network Design
6 5 (6.02%) ITIL V3
6 5 (6.02%) Load Balancing
6 5 (6.02%) Network Management
6 5 (6.02%) Web Filtering
7 4 (4.82%) Architectural Design
7 4 (4.82%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.82%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.82%) Service Design
7 4 (4.82%) System Testing
7 4 (4.82%) Test Management
7 4 (4.82%) Validation
8 3 (3.61%) Information Security
8 3 (3.61%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.23%) SQL
2 2 (2.41%) Java
2 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.41%) Python
2 2 (2.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (36.14%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (26.51%) CCNA
2 22 (26.51%) CCNP
3 7 (8.43%) Degree
4 3 (3.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.41%) CCIP
5 2 (2.41%) CCSA
5 2 (2.41%) CCSE
5 2 (2.41%) CISM
5 2 (2.41%) CISSP
5 2 (2.41%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.41%) HND
6 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.20%) CCIE
6 1 (1.20%) CISA
6 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.20%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.20%) PMP
6 1 (1.20%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) SLA
2 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.41%) COBIT
3 2 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.41%) NIST
4 1 (1.20%) BS7799
4 1 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 17 (20.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.20%) Docker
4 1 (1.20%) Firmware
4 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.20%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.20%) XenApp
4 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (8.43%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (4.82%) SCCM
4 2 (2.41%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.41%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.41%) Nessus
5 1 (1.20%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.20%) HP Fortify
5 1 (1.20%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 49 (59.04%) Cisco
2 18 (21.69%) Palo Alto
3 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
4 13 (15.66%) CheckPoint
5 12 (14.46%) F5
5 12 (14.46%) VMware
6 10 (12.05%) Juniper
7 6 (7.23%) Fortinet
8 5 (6.02%) Aruba
8 5 (6.02%) Citrix
8 5 (6.02%) Meraki
8 5 (6.02%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.82%) Apple
9 4 (4.82%) Avaya
9 4 (4.82%) Brocade
10 3 (3.61%) Ericsson
10 3 (3.61%) Riverbed
11 2 (2.41%) Adobe
11 2 (2.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (2.41%) Exinda