Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 77 67
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10 -9
Contract jobs citing Firewall 85 71 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.12% 2.29% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.24% 17.07% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 55 67
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £227 £280 £244
90th Percentile £534 £538 £925
England median daily rate £430 £410 £409
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.24% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £30.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.33% +50.00% +33.33%
England median hourly rate £37.55 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +50.20% -9.09% +27.76%

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 420 416 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 15.42% 13.45% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 272 269
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £331 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -11.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £132 £150 £200
90th Percentile £519 £500 £598
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 37 24
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £13.86 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.83% -8.36% +4.31%
10th Percentile £11.50 £9.75 £8.69
90th Percentile £45.00 £52.50 £30.90
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 October 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 20 October 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
Derbyshire +24 27 £319 +1.27% 4
Leicestershire +24 19 £460 +166.67% 14
Nottinghamshire 0 19 £353 -5.87% 9
Northamptonshire -14 13 £356 -22.97% 13
Lincolnshire +10 2 - - 2
Firewall
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 43 (50.59%) Cisco
2 31 (36.47%) Windows
3 26 (30.59%) Linux
4 21 (24.71%) VPN
4 21 (24.71%) VMware
5 20 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 19 (22.35%) TCP/IP
7 18 (21.18%) CheckPoint
7 18 (21.18%) F5
8 17 (20.00%) WAN
8 17 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 16 (18.82%) LAN
10 15 (17.65%) Active Directory
11 14 (16.47%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (16.47%) Retail
12 13 (15.29%) McAfee ePO
12 13 (15.29%) IaaS
12 13 (15.29%) ITIL
12 13 (15.29%) McAfee
12 13 (15.29%) Cisco Firepower
12 13 (15.29%) Patch Management
13 12 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (14.12%) Self-Motivation
13 12 (14.12%) SQL Server
13 12 (14.12%) CCNP
13 12 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (12.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (12.94%) Citrix
14 11 (12.94%) SQL

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 5 (5.88%) Confluence
1 5 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (4.71%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.53%) Site Server
4 2 (2.35%) IIS
4 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.35%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.18%) Apache
5 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.29%) IaaS
2 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (7.06%) Office 365
5 2 (2.35%) OpenShift
5 2 (2.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (24.71%) VPN
2 19 (22.35%) TCP/IP
3 17 (20.00%) WAN
4 16 (18.82%) LAN
5 13 (15.29%) Cisco Firepower
6 10 (11.76%) Wireless
7 9 (10.59%) Network Security
8 8 (9.41%) MPLS
9 7 (8.24%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (7.06%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (7.06%) DHCP
11 5 (5.88%) DNS
12 4 (4.71%) SAN
13 3 (3.53%) NetScaler
13 3 (3.53%) VoIP
13 3 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (2.35%) Cisco IOS
14 2 (2.35%) Internet
14 2 (2.35%) Intranet
15 1 (1.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.71%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.53%) MySQL
5 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.35%) NuoDB
5 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 5 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 5 (5.88%) JIRA
2 4 (4.71%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.53%) Maven
3 3 (3.53%) Subversion
4 2 (2.35%) Selenium
General
1 14 (16.47%) Retail
2 7 (8.24%) Finance
3 3 (3.53%) Aerospace
3 3 (3.53%) Marketing
4 2 (2.35%) Legal
4 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.18%) Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (24.71%) Network Engineer
2 17 (20.00%) Architect
3 11 (12.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) Security Architect
4 9 (10.59%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) Consultant
6 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (7.06%) Security Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Information Security Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Desktop Support
8 4 (4.71%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) IT Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) IT Support
9 3 (3.53%) Network Consultant
9 3 (3.53%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) Middleware
2 3 (3.53%) LDAP
2 3 (3.53%) Spring
3 2 (2.35%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.18%) COM
4 1 (1.18%) CSS
4 1 (1.18%) HTML
4 1 (1.18%) JDBC
4 1 (1.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (14.12%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (7.06%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.53%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.35%) NHS
4 2 (2.35%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.18%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.18%) PKI
5 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (36.47%) Windows
2 26 (30.59%) Linux
3 10 (11.76%) Windows Server
4 7 (8.24%) Windows 10
4 7 (8.24%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.71%) Unix
6 4 (4.71%) VMS
7 3 (3.53%) Solaris
7 3 (3.53%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.18%) AIX
8 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (15.29%) ITIL
2 13 (15.29%) Patch Management
3 11 (12.94%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (10.59%) Information Security
5 8 (9.41%) Security Architecture
6 7 (8.24%) Risk Management
6 7 (8.24%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (7.06%) Mentoring
7 6 (7.06%) Strategic Thinking
8 5 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (5.88%) Migration
8 5 (5.88%) Project Management
8 5 (5.88%) Runbook
8 5 (5.88%) SOA
9 4 (4.71%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (4.71%) ITSM
9 4 (4.71%) Operations Management
10 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (3.53%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.94%) SQL
2 5 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.53%) Java
4 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.18%) C
5 1 (1.18%) Python
5 1 (1.18%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (16.47%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (14.12%) CCNP
3 8 (9.41%) CCNA
3 8 (9.41%) CISSP
4 7 (8.24%) DBS Check
4 7 (8.24%) Security Cleared
5 6 (7.06%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.88%) SSCP
7 4 (4.71%) Degree
8 3 (3.53%) CISA
8 3 (3.53%) CISM
8 3 (3.53%) ISSAP
8 3 (3.53%) ISSEP
8 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.35%) MCSE
10 1 (1.18%) BC Cleared
10 1 (1.18%) NVQ Level 3
10 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (7.06%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 2 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.18%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.06%) vSphere
4 5 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (4.71%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (15.29%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (10.59%) WSUS
3 3 (3.53%) Ansible
3 3 (3.53%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.35%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.35%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.18%) SCCM
5 1 (1.18%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.18%) SmoothWall
5 1 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (50.59%) Cisco
2 21 (24.71%) VMware
3 20 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 18 (21.18%) CheckPoint
4 18 (21.18%) F5
5 13 (15.29%) McAfee
6 11 (12.94%) Citrix
7 9 (10.59%) Oracle
7 9 (10.59%) Palo Alto
8 8 (9.41%) IBM
9 7 (8.24%) Red Hat
10 5 (5.88%) Riverbed
11 4 (4.71%) Fortinet
11 4 (4.71%) ServiceNow
12 3 (3.53%) Aruba
12 3 (3.53%) BT
12 3 (3.53%) HP
12 3 (3.53%) Mercator
12 3 (3.53%) WatchGuard
13 2 (2.35%) Apple